Mute cornetti in F


Five of the instruments preserved in the Vienna Collection fully fall under the cathegory that we define nowadays as „mute cornetto“, these are SAM 225, SAM 226, SAM 227, SAM 228 & SAM 229.

These instruments are tuned in F (with A around 470 Hz. for most players) and they have a V-shaped carved-in embouchure which produces the characteristic „mute“ sound we are used to expect nowadays from this instrument.

Bellow there is a brief description of these five instruments.


SAM 225

Mute cornetto in F

Instrument’s length: 662,9 mm.

SAM225


Visualization of SAM 225’s carved-in mouthpiece.

SAM225 mouthpiece



SAM 226

Mute cornetto in F

Instrument’s length: 649,9 mm.

SAM226


Visualization of SAM 226’s carved-in mouthpiece.

SAM226 mouthpiece



SAM 227

Mute cornetto in F

Instrument’s length: 650,2 mm.

SAM227


Visualization of SAM 227’s carved-in mouthpiece.

SAM227 mouthpiece



SAM 228

Mute cornetto in F

Instrument’s length: 643,2 mm.

SAM228


Visualization of SAM 228’s carved-in mouthpiece.

SAM228 mouthpiece



SAM 229

Mute cornetto in F

Instrument’s length: 662,8 mm.

SAM229


Visualization of SAM 229’s carved-in mouthpiece.

SAM229 mouthpiece



Source of the measurements and pictures: Beatrix Darmstädter, "Die Zinken und der Serpent der Sammlung Alter Musikinstrumente“, Edition Bochinsky, 2011, ISBN 978-3-941532-08-3


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