The Trumpet: Tooting Terror to Melodious Music Maker

Type of Submission

Podium Presentation

Campus Venue

Dixon Ministry Center, Room 101


Cedarville, OH

Start Date

4-10-2013 3:30 PM

End Date

4-10-2013 3:50 PM



Trumpets have been present in music for several thousand years. However, they have not always been a melodic instrument. The objective of this paper is to show the progression of the trumpet from a simple noise maker to an advanced melodic instrument from antiquity to the Baroque period. Three factors will be examined within the paper. First, the evolution of the physical construction of the trumpet In Antiquity, Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Second, its functions in war, religion, and entertainment in the previously mentioned time periods. Finally, the progress of education that was exemplified in trumpet guilds. These factors exemplify how the trumpet has progressed from a tooting terror to a melodious music maker.

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Apr 10th, 3:30 PM Apr 10th, 3:50 PM

The Trumpet: Tooting Terror to Melodious Music Maker

Cedarville, OH