The real treasure of this section occurs in chapter 9, "Changing of the Guard: Trumpets in Transition." In addition to providing basic factual information about the development and introduction of the modern trumpet, Koehler also highlights several historic moments, such as virtuoso solo competitions pitting the trumpet against the cornet or keyed bugle
, which spurred the adoption of the trumpet as the de facto choice for this instrumental voice.
Patterned after the Canadian village and factory bands of the turn of the previous century, the "Plumbing Factory Brass Band" is the successor to my pre-Confederation era re-enactment groups that used obsolete instruments such as over-the-shoulder saxhorns and keyed bugle
. Depicting a later era, the PFBB uses more modern instruments, but many modern brass players do not own the instruments required for the traditional brass band, especially cornets in E-flat and B-flat (not trumpets), Flugelhorns, upright alto horns (not French horns), and tubas in E-flat as well as B-flat.
His introduction in 1816 to the keyed bugle
, later known as the Kent bugle had an impact on his rise to international acclaim.
Lead singer Gregg Butler also plays cornett, recorders, cittern, keyed bugle
, ophicleid and euphonium while 12-string guitarist Malcolm Gibbons also provides vocals.
Steven Bossuyt, keyed bugle in Bb; Jan Huylebroeck, Ophicleide in C.
1, for Horn and Orchestra; Serge Gaucet, Allegretto; Jules Busschop, Chasse, for 4 horns, keyed bugle, and ophicleide; Hendrik Waelput, Romance; Martin-Joseph Mengal, Sixth Duo for horn and piano; Auguste Dupont, Intermezzo-Barcarolle; Joseph Ryelandt, Zomeravond (Summer Evening).
The flute, a gentleman's leisure-time instrument not included in the band, is omitted, but all known published tutors for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, keyed bugle
, trumpet, fife, and drum are included.
Among the instruments that you might see me regularly performing on are jazz trumpet, flugelhorn, and cornet; classical trumpet (including B[flat], C, D/E[flat], and piccolo trumpets); valve trombone; anachronistic instruments such as Civil War E[flat] and B[flat] cornets, E[flat] and B[flat] keyed bugles
; and such oddities as over the-shoulder Saxhorns, Schreiberhorns,* and rotary valve solo altos.