Are you a fan of early 1900's music?



  • I am. And I just found an excellent online radio player. Click the link, check it out and let me know what you think!
    https://early1900s.org/radiodismuke/



  • The site says early 1900's. But when I go there, it says 20's and 30's. Do they do earlier? I play a lot of late 1800's to 1912 music. Admittedly because my piano player is a ragtime specialist and we are preparing for a ragtime festival, but still, early stuff is cool.



  • I played in a parlor/society orchestra for a while and it was fun. Some of the parts were written for clarinet and trumpet/cornet in A. I made good use of a beat-up 1925 Conn 22B New York Symphony Orchestra trumpet I owned at the time that had a rotary valve in the tuning slide that switched the trumpet from Bb to A. It worked pretty well.

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  • "Are you a fan of early 1900's music?"
    Yes.



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  • @Bob-Pixley said in Are you a fan of early 1900's music?:

    I played in a parlor/society orchestra for a while and it was fun. Some of the parts were written for clarinet and trumpet/cornet in A. I made good use of a beat-up 1925 Conn 22B New York Symphony Orchestra trumpet I owned at the time that had a rotary valve in the tuning slide that switched the trumpet from Bb to A. It worked pretty well.

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    Cool horn. I am searching for an A tuning bit for my 1886 Conn Wonder:

    ConnWonder1.JPG



  • @Richard-III said in Are you a fan of early 1900's music?:

    @Bob-Pixley said in Are you a fan of early 1900's music?:

    I played in a parlor/society orchestra for a while and it was fun. Some of the parts were written for clarinet and trumpet/cornet in A. I made good use of a beat-up 1925 Conn 22B New York Symphony Orchestra trumpet I owned at the time that had a rotary valve in the tuning slide that switched the trumpet from Bb to A. It worked pretty well.

    P1000200.jpg

    Cool horn. I am searching for an A tuning bit for my 1886 Conn Wonder:

    ConnWonder1.JPG

    A 19th century Besson Cornet I bought a few years ago came with an A bit (pictured in the horn). It also came with a Bb bit and most of a C attachment.

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  • @Bob-Pixley said in Are you a fan of early 1900's music?:

    I played in a parlor/society orchestra for a while and it was fun. Some of the parts were written for clarinet and trumpet/cornet in A. I made good use of a beat-up 1925 Conn 22B New York Symphony Orchestra trumpet I owned at the time that had a rotary valve in the tuning slide that switched the trumpet from Bb to A. It worked pretty well.

    P1000200.jpg
    How do you change it from Bb to A? Do you just turn it with your hand, or do you use a tool?
    Very interesting.



  • @BigDub said in Are you a fan of early 1900's music?:

    @Bob-Pixley said in Are you a fan of early 1900's music?:

    I played in a parlor/society orchestra for a while and it was fun. Some of the parts were written for clarinet and trumpet/cornet in A. I made good use of a beat-up 1925 Conn 22B New York Symphony Orchestra trumpet I owned at the time that had a rotary valve in the tuning slide that switched the trumpet from Bb to A. It worked pretty well.

    P1000200.jpg
    How do you change it from Bb to A? Do you just turn it with your hand, or do you use a tool?
    Very interesting.

    You just turn the knob by hand. The strange thing was, the valve slides didn't need to be pulled out any to play in tune in A. A friend of mine borrowed it to play a piece in A in the local symphony and he noticed the same thing. I suppose the slides were slightly longer than modern Bb slides.



  • @Bob-Pixley said in Are you a fan of early 1900's music?:

    @BigDub said in Are you a fan of early 1900's music?:

    @Bob-Pixley said in Are you a fan of early 1900's music?:

    I played in a parlor/society orchestra for a while and it was fun. Some of the parts were written for clarinet and trumpet/cornet in A. I made good use of a beat-up 1925 Conn 22B New York Symphony Orchestra trumpet I owned at the time that had a rotary valve in the tuning slide that switched the trumpet from Bb to A. It worked pretty well.

    P1000200.jpg
    How do you change it from Bb to A? Do you just turn it with your hand, or do you use a tool?
    Very interesting.

    You just turn the knob by hand. The strange thing was, the valve slides didn't need to be pulled out any to play in tune in A. A friend of mine borrowed it to play a piece in A in the local symphony and he noticed the same thing. I suppose the slides were slightly longer than modern Bb slides.

    Also true of the 1914 Frank Holton Revelation I have played a couple of times. It is in tune ( for me, at least ) without pulling the tuning slide out at all.


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