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TrumpetsWe have a fantastic selection of Bb and high trumpets for sale here at Normans. We sell only the best brands from beginner trumpets to professional trumpets including Vincent Bach, Jupiter, Sonata, elkhart and Yamaha trumpets. As brass specialists we can offer comprehensive advice for choosing the right trumpet for you.
About the trumpetTrumpets are one of the oldest musical instruments that date back to 1500BC (although they looked very different then). They were not used to create music, but were used as signals in the military or for religious purposes. The instrument's design changed significantly in the late middle ages, which is when it started to be used as a musical instrument. Music began to be written purposefully for trumpet players just after this time.
It was not until the early 19th century that valves were added, but the big compositions were still played on a natural trumpet. This is why the repertoire for the trumpet was fairly small in comparison to other popular instruments. It was not until the 20th century when the trumpet became the popular instrument that it is today.