Cornetto, Historical Trumpets & Winds

Cornetto Maker & Historical Mouthpieces

Baroque Trumpet Mutes:

Based on a mute in the Germanisches National Museum. This mute raises the pitch by a semitone on an 18th century instrument (Ehe, Haas) and a whole tone on a 16th/17th century instrument (Hainlein, Nagel, Birckholtz).

These mutes are turned from a single piece of wood with a hole down the centre and have a nasal, buzzing sound when played forte. I supply these with a tube to restrict the bore. The small bore buzzes more and is quieter and the large bore louder.  

Made from fruitwoods including apple, cherry, walnut and pear.