Trumpets That Work 2014 Calendar

This 2014 “Trumpets That Work” calendar features stories of trumpet players, trumpet makers and the development of the trumpet over several generations. The trumpets pictured are significant because in most instances they are part of the professional accomplishments of great trumpeters going back a hundred years and more. These instruments come from around the world, and each page includes additional information about their history and design.

Several of these trumpets relate directly to the history of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra trumpet section, and the CSO has given permission for the reprinting of trumpet section photos from their archives. Accordingly, a portion of the revenue from the sale of these calendars will be donated to the CSO. This is an excellent gift to give to all of your favorite trumpet players, and of course for anyone who loves looking at trumpets and learning about their history!

John Hagstrom
Second Trumpet 
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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Trumpets That Work calendar

14" x 10" (14" x 20" open)

January calendar

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  • January
    C. G. Conn Wonder Solo Alto
    Designed for brass band players to play the highest Eb alto parts
  • February
    Elden Benge Trumpet in Bb
    Benge copied the design of F.Besson trumpets built in Paris
  • March
    Vincent Bach Trumpet in Bb
    The only "Long Streamlined" Stradivarius trumpet Vincent Bach ever built
  • April
    C. Mahillon Trumpet in Bb
    Designed by Theo Charlier in the late 1890s
  • May
    Selmer & C. Mahillon Piccolo Trumpets
    Both in Bb. Selmer "Maurice Andre Model" originally owned by Maurice Andre
  • June
    Selmer "Balanced" Trumpet in Bb
    This model was played by famous bandleader Harry James
  • July
    Josef Monke Trumpet in C
    "Herseth Model" rotary valve trumpet used in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • August
    E. A Couturier Trumpet in Bb/A
    This "Continuous Conical Bore" model was patented in 1913
  • September
    Holton-Clarke Cornet in Bb
    "Holton-Clarke Model" endorsed by Herbert L. Clarke beginning in 1917
  • October
    Harry B. Jay Trumpet in Bb/A
    "Columbia" model incorporating Jay's patented "Telescoping-Tubing" invention
  • November
    H. N. White "Silvertone" Trumpet in Bb
    H. N. White "Silvertone" models were played by Walter Smith, Del Staigers, and Adolph Herseth
  • December
    Vega Trumpet in Bb
    Endorsed by Walter M. Smith beginning in 1919
  • January 2015
    Couesnon Piccolo Trumpet in Bb
    This model was used by Adolph Herseth in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra


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