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Trumpet Collection

"Captivating Sounds: The Trumpet's Timeless Charm" Step back in time to the 18th century

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Illustration, jazz band, six men wearing bow ties and waistcoats playing trumpet, trombone, drums

Illustration, jazz band, six men wearing bow ties and waistcoats playing trumpet, trombone, drums, clarinet, banjo and double bass, front view

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Man with Ear Trumpet C18

Man with Ear Trumpet C18
Man with ear trumpet. (James Hutton, founder of the Moravian Church in Britain)

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Les Saltimbanques, 1874 (oil on canvas)

Les Saltimbanques, 1874 (oil on canvas)
EDI187971 Les Saltimbanques, 1874 (oil on canvas) by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); Private Collection; French, out of copyright

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Various musical instruments

Various musical instruments

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Poster for Jazz in June Season at BFI Southbank (3 - 28 June 2009)

Poster for Jazz in June Season at BFI Southbank (3 - 28 June 2009)
JAZZ IN JUNE Dizzy (aka Dizzie) Gillespie

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Coach and horses in the snow on a Christmas card

Coach and horses in the snow on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Miles Davis Quintet, 1960. Creator: Brian Foskett

Miles Davis Quintet, 1960. Creator: Brian Foskett
Miles Davis Quintet, 1960

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Fra Angelico (1387-1455). The Coronation of the Virgin

Fra Angelico (1387-1455). The Coronation of the Virgin
Fra Angelico (1387-1455). Tuscan painter of early Renaissance, part of the Florentine school. The Coronation of the Virgin. 15th Century. Louvre Museum. Paris. France

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Horn-bearing datura, Datura cornigera Angel s

Horn-bearing datura, Datura cornigera Angel s
Horn-bearing datura, Datura cornigera. Angels trumpet, Brugmansia arborea.. Handcoloured botanical illustration drawn and lithographed by Walter Hood Fitch for Sir William Jackson Hookers Curtiss

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Crimean War. The Balaklava Banquet, Survivors of the Light C

Crimean War. The Balaklava Banquet, Survivors of the Light C
Portrait engraving of the suvivors of the Charge of the Light Brigade: Major General de Salis, 8th Hussars; Lieut. Colonel Mussenden, 8th Hussars; Colonel Seager, 8th Hussars; EH Woodham

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Maynard Ferguson, 2000. Creator: Brian Foskett

Maynard Ferguson, 2000. Creator: Brian Foskett
Maynard Ferguson, 2000

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Miles Davis Quintet, 1960. Creator: Brian Foskett

Miles Davis Quintet, 1960. Creator: Brian Foskett
Miles Davis Quintet, 1960

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Humphrey Lyttelton and Sidney Bechet at Colston Hall, Bristol, 1956

Humphrey Lyttelton and Sidney Bechet at Colston Hall, Bristol, 1956

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Chinese ti-tzu, so-na, yueh-ch in, la-pa

Chinese ti-tzu, so-na, yueh-ch in, la-pa and Japanese hiji-riki.. Chromolithograph from an illustration by William Gibb from A.J

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Prince Rupert at Oxford

Prince Rupert at Oxford
Prince Rupert and his troops march confidently through Oxford

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Recruitment poster, The Royal Marines

Recruitment poster, The Royal Marines -- Thats the life! 20th century

Background imageTrumpet Collection: British Legion Mens Brass Band - July 1947

British Legion Mens Brass Band - July 1947
Band playing at West Chiltington. Men with flags in background. George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref. No. Garland N28243

Background imageTrumpet Collection: The Dixieland Jazz Band, c. 1919

The Dixieland Jazz Band, c. 1919 Date: c.1919

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Changing of the Guard, Buckingham Palace, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Changing of the Guard, Buckingham Palace, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Seance room at the National Laboratory of Psychical Research

Seance room at the National Laboratory of Psychical Research
Undated photograph of corner of the sance room at the National Laboratory of Psychical Research, with trumpets on table. HPG/1/2/1 (vi)

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Kitten Trumpeter

Kitten Trumpeter
A mischievous black and white kitten playing a trumpet!

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Cornet on its Own

Cornet on its Own
The CORNET-A-PISTONS - usually known simply as the Cornet, has a tube half the length of the trumpet, and consequently plays an octave higher

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Trumpet (Wurlitzer)

Trumpet (Wurlitzer)
Wurlitzer trumpet outfit

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Man with trumpet from Mariachi group, Mexico

Man with trumpet from Mariachi group, Mexico
Traditional mexican Mariachi group in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico (MR)

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Lee Morgan, 1961. Creator: Brian Foskett

Lee Morgan, 1961. Creator: Brian Foskett
Lee Morgan, 1961

Background imageTrumpet Collection: London Trade Card - William Bull, Musical Instruments

London Trade Card - William Bull, Musical Instruments - trumpets, kettledrums, French horns, speaking trumpets, hearing horns for deaf people, powder flasks

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Music cover, Hello, Dolly! Louis Armstrong

Music cover, Hello, Dolly! Louis Armstrong
Music cover, Hello, Dolly! Words and music by Jerry Herman, recorded by Louis Armstrong. 1963

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Louis Wain, Daddy Cat - trumpeter

Louis Wain, Daddy Cat - trumpeter. circa 1910s

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Jack Jackson in Maurice Elveys Stars in Your Eyes (1956)

Jack Jackson in Maurice Elveys Stars in Your Eyes (1956)
Stars in Your Eyes (1956)

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Miles Davis and his Fusion Group, North Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague, 1991. Creator: Brian Foskett

Miles Davis and his Fusion Group, North Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague, 1991. Creator: Brian Foskett
Miles Davis and his Fusion Group, North Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague, 1991

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Louis Armstrong in Milan 1949

Louis Armstrong in Milan 1949
A picture taken 26 October 1949 in Milan shows American Louis Armstrong, the jazz trumpeter whose melodic inventiveness established the central role of the improvising soloist in jazz

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Book of Revelation or The Apocalypse. Book of New Testament

Book of Revelation or The Apocalypse. Book of New Testament. Miniature. 15th century. The fifth Angel playing trumpet. Chateau of Chatilly. France

Background imageTrumpet Collection: AMERICAN CIRCUS, c1874. The Grand Layout. Circus parade around tents with a crowd watching

AMERICAN CIRCUS, c1874. The Grand Layout. Circus parade around tents with a crowd watching alongside a railroad train. American lithograph, c1874

Background imageTrumpet Collection: The Count Basie Orchestra in concert, c1950s. Artist: Denis Williams

The Count Basie Orchestra in concert, c1950s. Artist: Denis Williams
The Count Basie Orchestra in concert. Sonny Payne on the drums

Background imageTrumpet Collection: May, 1412-1416. Artist: Paul Limbourg

May, 1412-1416. Artist: Paul Limbourg
May, 1412-1416. Lords and ladies, mounted, progressing along a road by woods, preceded by trumpeters. They are taking part in a procession to celebrate the joli mois de mai

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Falcon stagecoach at Wadebridge, Cornwall

Falcon stagecoach at Wadebridge, Cornwall
Falcon stagecoach with passengers, and crew in historical costume, on the road at Wadebridge, Cornwall. Date: circa 1980

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Time Vanquished by Love, Venus and Hope, c. 1645-46 (oil on canvas)

Time Vanquished by Love, Venus and Hope, c. 1645-46 (oil on canvas)
XIR192800 Time Vanquished by Love, Venus and Hope, c.1645-46 (oil on canvas) by Vouet, Simon (1590-1649); 187x142 cm; Musee du Berry, Bourges, France; (add.info.: Le Temps Vaincu par l Amour)

Background imageTrumpet Collection: The trumpet calls

The trumpet calls. Poster shows an Australian soldier blowing a trumpet with other soldiers, in a fox hole(?) with guns, are at his feet

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Water trumpet, Cryptocoryne spiralis

Water trumpet, Cryptocoryne spiralis (Spiral-flowered arum, Arum spirale). Handcoloured copperplate engraving for Samuel Curtis continuation of William Curtis Botanical Magazine, London, 1822

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Jazz star Louis Armstrong meeting Yevgeny Yevtushenko 14th May 1962

Jazz star Louis Armstrong meeting Yevgeny Yevtushenko 14th May 1962

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Maharao Umed Singh hunting tigers, 1787. Creator: Hans Raj Joshi

Maharao Umed Singh hunting tigers, 1787. Creator: Hans Raj Joshi
Maharao Umed Singh hunting tigers, 1787

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Cover of Sheet Music for Julius Caesar, an Opera by Handel, published in 1724 (engraving)

Cover of Sheet Music for Julius Caesar, an Opera by Handel, published in 1724 (engraving)
XJF323045 Cover of Sheet Music for Julius Caesar, an Opera by Handel, published in 1724 (engraving) (b/w photo) by English School

Background imageTrumpet Collection: RSR 2 / 6th Battalion, Armoury, Fort Lahore 1917-18

RSR 2 / 6th Battalion, Armoury, Fort Lahore 1917-18
Royal Sussex Regiment Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: RSR Uncat Acc 3284 Vol 2 2/6th Batt/183 1917-18 Photograph

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Medieval frolics: wine, women and song

Medieval frolics: wine, women and song
An alfresco medieval social gathering, with mixed bathing and music making. Date: c.1430

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Dog Playing a Trumpet

Dog Playing a Trumpet
A dog playing a trumpet, reading sheet music from a stand! Date: early 1930s

Background imageTrumpet Collection: 1920S Jazz Band

1920S Jazz Band
Experienced players in a West End (of London) workshop, who daily repair instruments belonging to famous bandsmen, have formed a band, thoroughly testing all the instruments! Date: 1920s

Background imageTrumpet Collection: Mounted soldier of the Household Cavalry along The Mall, London, England

Mounted soldier of the Household Cavalry along The Mall, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageTrumpet Collection: SILENT FILM STILL: MUSIC. Scene with Charles Buddy Rogers

SILENT FILM STILL: MUSIC. Scene with Charles Buddy Rogers



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"Captivating Sounds: The Trumpet's Timeless Charm" Step back in time to the 18th century, where a man with an ear trumpet embraces the melodic notes of a trumpet's enchanting sound. Fast forward to 2009, and witness the vibrant jazz season poster at BFI Southbank, celebrating the soulful tunes that only this instrument can create. The trumpet, among various musical instruments, has left an indelible mark on history. From Miles Davis Quintet's iconic performance captured by Brian Foskett in 1960 to Maynard Ferguson's electrifying presence on stage in 2000, its allure remains unmatched. Even during moments of tranquility like a coach and horses navigating through snowflakes on a Christmas card or Fra Angelico's masterpiece depicting "The Coronation of the Virgin, " one cannot help but imagine how these scenes would come alive with the addition of trumpets' harmonious tones. Yet it is not limited to serene settings alone; even amidst war-torn times like Crimean War's Balaklava Banquet attended by survivors illuminated by light candles or Humphrey Lyttelton and Sidney Bechet captivating audiences at Colston Hall in Bristol during 1956 - trumpets have always found their place as symbols of resilience and hope. Travel further eastward and discover Chinese ti-tzu, so-na, yueh-chin, la-pa - all variations showcasing different cultures' interpretations of this versatile instrument. It transcends borders and unites people through its universal language: music. And let us not forget about our very own British Legion Mens Brass Band from July 1947 or The Dixieland Jazz Band from around 1919 - both embodying the spirit of community and camaraderie that arises when musicians gather together around their beloved trumpets. Whether you appreciate its historical significance or embrace its contemporary charm, there is no denying the trumpet's timeless appeal.