tromba marina


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tromba marina

(ˈtrɒmbə məˈriːnə)
n
(Instruments) an obsolete viol with a long thin body and a single string. It resembled the natural trumpet in its range of notes (limited to harmonics) and its tone
[from Italian, literally: marine trumpet]
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For me the most interesting were the opening and closing concertos: the gentle and persuasive Concerto for Two Mandolins, RV 532, and the robust Concerto RV 555 for three violins, two recorders, two viole all'inglese, chalumeau, two cellos, two harpsichords, and two violini in tromba marina. The latter is unique for the early 18th century in its combination of instruments in such prodigious proportions.