What is trumpet?

  • (verb): Play or blow on the trumpet.
    See also — Additional definitions below


The trumpet is the musical instrument with the highest register in the brass family. Trumpets are among the oldest musical instruments, dating back to at least 1500 BC. They are played by blowing air through closed lips, producing a "buzzing" sound that starts a standing wave vibration in the air column inside the instrument. Since the late 15th century they have primarily been constructed of brass tubing, usually bent twice into a rounded oblong shape.

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Bram Gay
... Bram Gay born 1930 in Treorchy, Glamorgan was an important trumpet player and brass band enthusiast ... He was the youngest ever principal trumpet player in the UK, and also the shortest man ever to play in the Scots Guards band ... Went on to the CBSO as first trumpet, then to the Halle (1960) as first trumpet under Sir John Barbirolli ...
Bernie Glow - Training
... Glow began on the trumpet at age 9, studying with Max Schlossberg of the New York Philharmonic, the most sought after teacher at the time ... from Russia, and who told the family that young Bernie was going to become a first trumpet player in an orchestra ... Other than the influence of symphonic trumpet masters and his peers, Glow was influenced early on by performances of Snooky Young with the Jimmie Lunceford band, and Billy Butterfield with Benny ...
Dana Heitman - Discography - Miscellaneous
... Wrestling the Bald-Headed Champ - Billy Jack - Trumpet, vocals (1995) New Pop City - Phamous Phaces - Trumpet (2001) Keep It Going - Mad Caddies - Trumpet (2007) ...
Trumpet, Herefordshire
... Trumpet or The Trumpet is a village in Herefordshire, England ... The village is named after the timber-framed Trumpet Inn ...
Buster's Spanish Rocketship - Personnel
... Bashkow - saxophone, piccolo Kenny Fradley - trumpet Byron Stripling - trumpet Mark Pender - trumpet Conrad Herwig - trombone Jimmy Bosch - trombone Randy Andos - bass trombone Charlie Giordano ...

More definitions of "trumpet":

  • (verb): Proclaim on, or as if on, a trumpet.
    Example: "Liberals like to trumpet their opposition to the death penalty"
  • (verb): Utter in trumpet-like sounds.
    Example: "Elephants are trumpeting"
  • (noun): A brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves.
    Synonyms: cornet, horn, trump

Famous quotes containing the word trumpet:

    When Gabriel’s trumpet ends all life’s delay,
    Will crash the beams of firmamental woe:
    Not nature will sustain the even crime
    Of death, though death sustains all nature, so.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    Let the trumpet of the day of judgment sound when it will, I shall appear with this book in my hand before the Sovereign Judge, and cry with a loud voice, This is my work, there were my thoughts, and thus was I. I have freely told both the good and the bad, have hid nothing wicked, added nothing good.
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778)

    For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
    Bible: New Testament 1 Corinthians 14:8.