1A large brass wind instrument with straight tubing in three sections, ending in a bell over the player’s left shoulder, different fundamental notes being made using a forward-pointing extendable slide.
- The works required four trumpets, three trombones, one tuba, and several percussion instruments including bells & whistles!
- It's always performed by big bands, with trumpets, trombones and saxophones, sometimes with flutes, and always with Cuban percussion - the congas, bongos and timbales.
- The expanded orchestra, with added bass trumpet, contra bass trombone, special Wagner tubas and five harps which give this work its distinctive timbre, at turns scintillating and louring, played with admirable finesse.
1.1An organ stop with the quality of a trombone.
Early 18th century: from French or Italian, from Italian tromba 'trumpet'.
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