Naturtrompete, Michael Leichamschneider | 1741 At first exclusively the symbol of rulers, the trumpet eventually came to be used for court ceremonies and in the military, where even today it is used for fanfares. The blaring sound & the precious metals of silver and gold were especially well suited to express the splendour of the imperial court. Empress Maria Theresa purchased 6 silver trumpets for the Hofmusikkapelle (Imperial Music Chapel), where they were used until the end of the 19thC.
Traditional Inkin This traditional instrument is used in meditation halls to mark the beginning and end of periods of silent sitting. Bright and centering sound that beautifully counterpoints the stillness of the zendo. Inkin can also be used in a variety of liturgical settings. Wooden red lacquered handle 12".