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  Sackbut - LoveToKnow 1911
Sackbut appears early in the 16th century, The word sacabuche was at some time applied in Spain to the ship's pump; and the questions naturally arise, Which came first, and Was the musical instrument named after the pump from the great resemblance in their respective actions as well as in outward form?
This drawing of the sackbut must not be taken as showing the instrument in use in Crivelli's day; it is clearly retrospective, for sackbuts in a more advanced stage are not uncommon in works of art of the same century.
Sackbuts of this type are to be seen in Dti rer's picture in the Nuremberg town hall, and in others by artists of the 15th century, as, for instance, in Gentile Bellini's Processione in piazza S. Marco among the band to the right of the picture.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Sackbut   (1179 words)

 BTS » Resources » Articles » Friends and Relations: The Sackbut
While with the sackbut one holds the instrument still and moves the slide, the slide trumpet conversely requires the movement of virtually the whole instrument to change the pitch of a note.
A feature of the tenor sackbut, compared with its modern counterpart, is that it was pitched in A, whereas the modern trombone is in B flat.
The sackbut was in demand during the 16th century, particularly because of its vocal qualities, and was commonly used in grand churches and cathedrals all over Europe to accompany the choir.
www.trombone-society.org.uk /sackbut.htm   (2204 words)

It is uncertain when the sackbut first appeared but by 1500 it is mentioned often and there were lots of pictures of this instrument.
The Tenor Sackbut is the most useful size and it is the instrument that has evolved into the modern tenor trombone.
In the early seventeenth century the sackbut was considered an instrument of the virtuoso performer.
www.btinternet.com /~mrfield/MusicatSchool/Year10and11/Renaissance_Online/reninstruments_sackbut.htm   (191 words)

 Sackbut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term sackbut is used to differentiate the historic instrument from its modern counterpart.
The sackbut derived from the medieval slide trumpet.
It originated in the Middle Ages; the earliest written reference to the instrument dates from 1468, at the wedding of Charles the Bold and Margaret of York at Bruges, during which a "trompette saicqueboute" was employed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sackbut   (885 words)

 The Baroque Trumpet Shop
The measurements of the Standard, Historic and MDC trombones and sackbuts are identical to those of the original instruments.
For this reason the 4th slide position of these sackbuts does not correspond with the bell rim, but rather lies outside of it, as was usual for the historical instruments.
The Slokar sackbuts which have been developed together with Branimir Slokar and his Quartet are designed to enable an easy frequent change from the modern to the historical instrument.
www.baroquetrumpet.com /trombones.htm   (1297 words)

 The Serpent and the Sackbut.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The sackbut (from the Spanish sacabuche, "pull-tube") probably evolved as a lower-sounding version of the Renaissance slide trumpet that first appeared at the court of Burgundy.
Unlike the trombone, sackbuts were made of thin, hammered metal, had a shallow and flat mouthpiece, and a narrow, non-flaring bell.
The sackbut appeared in at least four sizes from soprano to bass and survives today in a louder, stronger form, as the trombone.
www.anvil.clara.net /serpent.htm   (352 words)

 Canada Science and Technology Museum
Le Caine's Sackbut, however, used an entirely different method of sound generation and control--voltage control--a method that later became the standard approach in electronic music.
Because it pioneered this technique, the Sackbut is considered to have been the first synthesizer.
In designing the Sackbut, Le Caine adapted technologies already familiar in atomic physics, radar, and radio technology, all areas in which he had worked at Queen's University and later as a scientist at the National Research Council (NRC) in Ottawa.
www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca /english/collection/music7.cfm   (539 words)

 Early MusiChicago Discussion Forum - Sackbut vs. Trombone
The orchestra and chorus sat on the stage, with the cornetti and sackbuts on the left side, the chorus in the rear, the strings and recorders on the right, and the continuo and conductor in the pit (which was elevated).
First, the bass sackbut is in F (the instrument I used is by Frank Tomes, a fine London based maker).
I have never had trouble with left hand tension, but the problem with the sackbut is that the bell stay (brace) was much higher up the bell than on a trombone.
earlymusichicago.org /cgi-bin/yabb_emc/YaBB.cgi?board=earlybrass;action=display;num=1065446070   (1129 words)

 The Sacbut
The tenor sackbut is the most useful size and it is this instrument which has evolved into the modern tenor trombone.
The sackbut differs from today's trombone by its smaller bore, its bell which is less flared, and in the lack of a water key, slide lock, and tuning slide on the bell curve.
Sackbuts could adjust tuning at the joint between the bell and slide.
www.music.iastate.edu /antiqua/sacbut.htm   (539 words)

 HughLeCaine.com - Electronic Sackbut (1945-1973)
It is in this regard that the Sackbut is recognized to be the forerunner of the synthesizers of the 1970's.
The control of timbre on the Sackbut was accomplished by the left hand, each finger operating a separate pressure-sensitive control.
The final Sackbut used integrated circuits for the level controls and had an extra octave position, bringing the range of the instrument to seven octaves, its envelope control could be played in reverse without extra adjustments.
www.hughlecaine.com /en/sackbut.html   (449 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for sackbut
sackbut, Renaissance name for the slide trombone, probably derived from the old French word sacqueboute, which means pull-push.
The instrument achieved its present form in the 15th cent., the only differences being a narrower bore and a smaller bell.
The descendant of the sackbut, it was developed in the 15th cent.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=sackbut   (321 words)

 Boston Shawm & Sackbut Performs at Music, Gettysburg!
The brilliant and penetrating shawms (ancestors of the oboe family, and the dominant wind instrument of the 15th and early 16th centuries) combine with the Renaissance trombone (sackbut) or its predecessor (slide trumpet) for a bright yet sonorous effect.
A favorite of Boston audiences for many years, the Boston Shawm and Sackbut Ensemble has given concerts all over the United States, as well as at the Tage Alte Musik in Regensburg, Germany, and its members have all appeared and toured extensively with many of the world’s best-known early music ensembles.
The Boston Shawm and Sackbut Ensemble can be heard on many recordings with the Boston Camerata on the Erato label, and various configurations and combinations of its players have made significant contributions to recordings by the Taverner Players with Andrew Parrott for EMI, and the Gabrieli Consort under Paul McCreesh's direction for DG Archiv.
www.musicgettysburg.org /performers/bsse-more.htm   (369 words)

 minstrel: period instruments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Actually, the sackbut's mouthpiece is a lot smaller, and the bell is narrower.
> The sackbut was > used along with pipe and tabor, and lute to accompany singers and > court dances.
By the way, the modern trombone comes in 3 sizes too, the alto, tenor, and bass, the main differance between the bass sackbut and bass trombone is about 4 feet, (bass trombone having 2 rotors instead of the 4 extra feet).
www.pbm.com /pipermail/minstrel/1999/003644.html   (374 words)

 Trombone History
Both the Italian and German n me for trombone are derived from term- for trumpet: Trombone (large trumpet) from the Italian tromba (trumpet), and Posaune from the Buzune, derived in turn from the French buisine (straight trumpet).
The etymology of saqueboute whence English 'sackbut', 'sagbut', 'shagbolt' etc.) is not certain but is probably from Old French sacquer.
Olivier de la Marche's Mèmoires (1488) contain an earlier written reference to a trompette-saicqueboute used by one of the haut menestrels in a motet played at the wedding of the Duke of Burgundy with Margaret of York at Bruges in 1468.
www.lysator.liu.se /~backstrom/trombone.html   (3882 words)

 Electronic Music -- The Sackbut
The Sackbut is extremely touch sensitive, so that the emotion and musical expression of the instrumentalist becomes very important.
Perhaps the Sackbut's best feature, according to musicians who have played it, is the way in which a player can make a note louder by pressing the key harder or make it waiver (vibrato) with a sideward movement of the finger.
Jermyn using the Sackbut and he-has composed an electronic symphony on the Sackbut which was used to form part of an audio-visual show at Place Bell Canada in Ottawa.
www.ieee.ca /millennium/electronic_music/em_sackbut.html   (810 words)

 Blechblas-Instrumentenbau Egger
The measurements of the Standard, Historic and MDC sackbuts are identical to those of the original instruments.
The Slokar sackbuts, which have been developed together with Branimir Slokar and his Quartett, are designed to enable an easy frequent change from the modern to the historical instrument.
We do, however, furnish our sackbuts with a tuning slide at the bell bow, because it is both useful and easy to integrate into the design.
www.eggerinstruments.ch /rp_e.htm   (695 words)

 Origins of the Trombone
Galpin believed that the sackbut was evolved from the busine by two distinct steps: (1) the folding of the tube, and (2) the application of the slide.
It’s possible to study the sackbut by comparing it to the modern trombone that we are familiar with.
The sackbut does not have a tuning slide in the upper bend nor does it have a water key.
herbergeronline.asu.edu /haefer/classes/564/564.papers/croninhorn.html   (3354 words)

 Arvid Tomayko-Peters •• Squish the Squid Productions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Sackbut played only one note at a time, but gave the performer the ability to change amplitude and pitch continuously using a touch-sensitive keyboard.
He did not believe that the future of music lay in regimented patterns of controlled partials, but in the amplification and transformation of the expressiveness and feeling of the human performer by means of electronics.
The musical parameters of the sackbut were controlled using a voltage control method similar to the one used later by Robert Moog and others in the design of modular analog synthesizers.
home.earthlink.net /~arvidtp/writing/Hugh_Le_Caine.html   (2068 words)

 New Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The trombone of this time period was called the sackbut, however, the sackbut evolved from an instrument called the slide trumpet, also called the tromba da tirasi, or the straunge trumpet.
The earliest surviving sackbut was made in the mid-16th century, probably around 1540.
It included the descant sackbut, the alto sackbut in the key of Eb (also called the mittel-posaune), the tenor, or ordinary sackbut in the key of Bb (also called the gemeine-posaune) and the bass sackbut (also known as the quart-posaune or the quint-posaune, depending on the key of the instrument in relation to the gemeine-posaune).
axe.acadiau.ca /~064837s/origins.htm   (635 words)

 What the heck is a ‘sackbut’? By WALLACE BAINE SENTINEL STAFF WRITER You hear the word “trombone” and, c’mon, ...
The trombone’s direct ancestor is called the "sackbut," and it’s worth mourning all the bad puns that never got a chance to live when the name, like the instrument itself, faded into antiquity.
The sackbut, said Funks founder Bill Mathews, dates back to the 15th century and was developed from a species of trumpet that was operated with a slide.
Today’s sackbuts are built as replicas of the 15th-century models or retrofitted from ordinary contemporary trombones.
santacruzsentinel.com /archive/2004/March/11/style/stories/03style.htm   (667 words)

 Encyclopedia of Organ Stops   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The instrument of the same name was a precursor to the orchestral trombone.
Sackbut 32', Pedal; York Cathedral, England; Hill 1833.
Audsley reports that this stop was removed in 1903, but as of 2001 it is reportedly still extant.
www.organstops.org /s/Sackbut.html   (92 words)

 PostEverything : Sackbut Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Rather, it lurks at the margins and at the extremes; it loiters in the dark, when you’re at your lowest - or highest; and it hangs around down the bus stop or your local pub, telling you about the time it used to be in the SAS.
Sackbut Blues is a non-profit organisation, set up through, and in symbiosis with, the good offices of the Posteverything Megacorp (Brixton branch).
The Electronic Sackbut was a device made by visionary inventor/musician Hugh Le Caine, and the Sackbut Blues were what you played on it.
www.posteverything.com /sackbutblues/article.php?id=5960   (565 words)

The Sackbut's expanded pitch and volume control depended on Le Caine-designed force-sensitive capacitors, which responded to the physical movement of the keys.
The timbre controls of the Sackbut were crucial in establishing the instrument's musical sound.
That was the basis of the Sackbut's advanced timbre controls and its touch-sensitive keyboard, and it was a central feature in many of Le Caine's later models.
emusician.com /mag/emusic_sackbuts_spectrograms/index.html   (3501 words)

 sackbut.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The first evidence of the trombone was with the early Greeks in 685 B.C. The trombone is truly an ancient instrument.
In medieval times the English term "sackbut" was bestowed on the instrument.
This term was most likely derived from a similar sounding French term meaning to push and pull.
www.sackbut.com   (60 words)

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