Volume 4 deals with the history of the piston-valve B-flat cornet from its beginnings and initial model standardization in Paris and London to the unique exuberance of cornet models by American manufacturers and their advertising practices. Over 800 color images and numerous patent drawings give insight into the inventiveness of cornet manufacturers. Select instruments from the Utley Collection are demonstrated by renown trumpeters. A must for cornet collectors and trumpet enthusiasts. 352 pages. English.
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