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Brass Instruments: Trumpet

Basic resources for finding information on and music for brass instruments


This research guide will help you find resources about and music for trumpet, cornet, and bugle that are available in the Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library or online.

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John Augustus Köhler, B-flat cornet, ca. 1849, London, brass & silver-plated, height 13", bell diameter 4-7/8", Metropolitan Museum of Art,        

Historical Trumpets

Edward Tarr, The Trumpet , trans. S.E. Plank and Edward Tarr (Portland, Ore.: Amadeus Press, 1988),154-55.


Vassily Kandinsky. 1928. Picture XVI. The Great Gate of Kiev watercolor. Place: Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.