Trumpet

Instrument Family

Brass

Reads

Treble Clef

Modern Instrument Invented

1814

Fun Facts

  • The trumpet has been an instrument for over 3,000 years!
  • While the trumpet is the smallest member of the brass family, it is made of over 6 ½ feet of brass tubing.
  • The trumpet only has 3 valves to create its various notes. But those 3 valves can make 45 different pitches.

Famous Orchestral Works Featuring the Trumpet

Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Stravinsky’s Petrouchka, various Mahler symphonies

Watch Columbus Symphony Principal Trumpeter Mark Grisez introduce the trumpet!

Hear Columbus Symphony Principal Trumpeter Mark Grisez play an orchestral excerpt!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring the Trumpet

  • None at this time

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