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Gilded Symphony No. 1

In stock
SKU
WMET0125
Specialty: Hand Painted Raw Canvas, Gallery Wrapped
  • Raw Canvas
  • Non-Customizable
  • 17"w x 21"h
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Image M1124
M1124
0.38″ x 2.13″
Maximum 250 characters
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Gilded_Symphony_2014.488a_d_A

Our Inspiration:Tenor valve trombone

Adolphe (Antoine Joseph) Sax (Belgian, 1814–1894)
Brass, white metal, cork; ca. 1863
Purchase, Amati Gifts, 2014   2014.488a–d

The six-valve trombone was devised to correct the intonation problems of typical three-valve instruments, which can sound out of tune when valves are used in combination. The independent valve system showcased on this instrument, detailed in Sax’s 1859 patent, was applied mostly to saxhorns and trombones. Despite these innovations and the quality of their construction, Sax’s six-valve instruments didn’t achieve lasting popularity; players were reluctant to learn this radically different system and the instruments were much heavier to hold than conventional three-valve models.

Gilded_Symphony_2014.488a_d_A

Our Inspiration:Tenor valve trombone

Adolphe (Antoine Joseph) Sax (Belgian, 1814–1894)
Brass, white metal, cork; ca. 1863
Purchase, Amati Gifts, 2014   2014.488a–d

The six-valve trombone was devised to correct the intonation problems of typical three-valve instruments, which can sound out of tune when valves are used in combination. The independent valve system showcased on this instrument, detailed in Sax’s 1859 patent, was applied mostly to saxhorns and trombones. Despite these innovations and the quality of their construction, Sax’s six-valve instruments didn’t achieve lasting popularity; players were reluctant to learn this radically different system and the instruments were much heavier to hold than conventional three-valve models.