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Feb 16th, 2017 at 11:21am
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Hello,

This one come up here in Portugal and I'm intrigued about what exactly it is. It seems to have a bigger bell than a trumpet, and obviously it only has two pistons.

I tried to find something like it, but the two piston horns I found all had the pistons mounted more or less in the middle, while this one has them right back close to the mouthpiece.

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Reply #1 - Feb 17th, 2017 at 2:34pm
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I was wondering whether this might be a marching fuglehorn for a Drum and Bugle corps?  Bastrompet, do you have any thoughts?
  
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Reply #2 - Feb 17th, 2017 at 3:53pm
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I think so to Kenton. The fact that they placed the valve cluster as far back as possible doesn't change the instrument into something other than what it is. It might be a marching alto bugle but for that we need to know the key it is in.
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Reply #3 - Feb 20th, 2017 at 11:14am
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Thank you for the answers. It's not a horn for me, but its always cool to know.
  
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Reply #4 - Feb 23rd, 2017 at 4:27pm
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kenton wrote on Feb 17th, 2017 at 2:34pm:
I was wondering whether this might be a marching f[lugel]horn for a Drum and Bugle corps?


Along those lines, here is a single valve bugle from Couesnon.  Although the valve is not AS far back, the extended tuning slide makes the placement a little deceiving...




  

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Reply #5 - Feb 28th, 2017 at 9:23pm
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SaxFlute wrote on Feb 20th, 2017 at 11:14am:
It's not a horn for me, but its always cool to know.


Hi,
horns are conical build, trumpets are cylindric most of their length. Looks like a clarion horn / fanfare. No need for a 3rd valve because fanfares never play low tunes  Smiley
The position of valves shows that it's made to give short signals (you can't hold it for long that way), possibly military or hunters gear...
  

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