Doug Berch

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Music I’d Like To Hear #9


A Tromba Marina Player

A Tromba Marina Player


Dulcimer Lesson – Playing The Lower Octave in D-A-D Tuning


Fig. 8. – Steps In Sharpening A Cabinet Scraper


  1. Doug Berch

    Thanks! I’ll have to check that out.

  2. Benjamin Mullins

    There is some brilliant tromba marine playing to be found on this recording:
    Johann Valentin Rathgaber: ‘Messe von Muri’ and Concertos
    Ensemble Arcimboldo

  3. John Hayes

    It’s mentioned in a one line (!) poem by Apollinaire in an elaborate that only works in French.

    Et l’unique cordeau des trompettes marines

    Sort of very elaborate Diddley Bow!

  4. Doug Berch

    It would be fun!

  5. Seth Austen

    I love these, wish I had one!

  6. Michael C Allen

    an early revival instrument ? I have read that there are no original examples, only illustrations.. It would be fun to make some of these

    • Henner

      Hi Michael, there seem to be a few extant examples.
      The instrument is quite well documented too.
      Very interesting sound, by the way. I heard one playing, a long time ago, but right now can’t remember where exactly.

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