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Below appears information which may help in researching brass instruments, specifically the cornet. Inclusion here is not necessarily an endorsement of any of the information listed, but merely given here for research and information reasons only. Links will be periodically updated on the Internet.
A site which has many photographs and lists of cornets and other early brass instruments is the University of Edinburgh Instrument Collection. The Shrine to Music site also has some photographs, but it is also a research site. There are no brass instruments on the site for the Smithsonian Musical Instrument Collection, at least not as yet.
One might also be surprised about the amount of pictures that appear on many of the auction sites on the web. They have items which change on a daily basis, so one can get a different set of pictures almost weekly.
General or Research Sites
Below is a list of some of the many sites available. Some of these addresses might not be accessible on all search engines, so some obvious key words might help, e.g. Musical Instrument Collections, Brass Instruments, Cornet, etc.
1) The Home Page for The Historic Brass Society site is
http://www.historicbrass.org and has links to many other interesting sites.2) The University of Edinburgh Instrument Collection site can be reached through:
3) The Shrine to Music site, as mentioned above, is
4) Conn History Web Site is
5) The Fiske Museum Home page is
6) The address for the International Trumpet Guild is
7) The home page for the American Musical Instrument Society is
8) Worldwide Internet Music Resources: Instrument Collection Site is
9) Try the home page for University of Edinburgh Internet Resources
10) The homepage of the Horniman Museum is
11) The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture can be found at
12) The homepage of The Brass Resource Site is
13) Brass Research Site
14) Brass Bulletin
15) Editions Bim
16) Galpin Society
17) Brass Players Resource
Among the many links listed at Site 7) are:
The Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, Oxford, England
Deutches Museum, Munich, Germany
Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments
The Fiske Museum at Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Musée de la Musique, Cité de la Musique, Paris, France
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Musikmuseet, Stockholm, Sweden
Russel Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments, Edinburgh, Scotland
The Schubert Club, St. Paul, MN
The Shrine to Music Museum, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
William Hammond Mathers Museum at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
A Few Library Sites on the Web
A site related to this document is Vintage Cornets by Nick DeCarlis at http://www.vintagecornets.com "Images and Information on the Collection and Restoration of Vintage Cornets." The site provides many photos of cornets not usually accessible and information about restoration of cornets. Links to sites restoring brass instruments such as Rich Ita's Brass Instrument Workshop http://www.brassinstrumentworkshop.com appear there, as well as a link to this site.
Search words such as Brass Instrument Restoration will locate many sites that deal with restoration of brass instruments. One such site is Rayburn Music at http://www.rayburnmusic.com. There are many individuals and companies such as St. Louis Woodwind and Brass Repair firstname.lastname@example.org that do not have a site, but do have e-mail; and there are also many individuals and companies that do not have electronic access, but do brass instrument restoration as well.
Other helpful and interesting sites
1) RIPM (Repértoire International de la Presse Musicale)
http://www.nisc.com/ripmWith research sites in Maryland and Europe, this is a significant site dealing with scholarly reprints of musical publications in the nineteenth century.
2) Historic American Sheet Music
3) American Popular Music Before 1900
4) The Cornet Webring
http://users.erols.com/diesel/cornetA general site for the cornetist containing a discussion board and links to other sites dealing with the cornet, cornopean, cornet bands, saxhorns, trumpets, and some soloists.
5) International Trombone Association
6) International Horn Society
7) Tuba United Brotherhood Association
8) Civil War Music
9) Poetry and Music of the War between the States
10) Schaffner Publishing Company
A fine source of all types of music including newly published editions of cornet solos for A and Bb cornet, that include interesting historical and performance data.
11) Robert King Music
A well-established source of all types of brass music in print. Knowledge of composer and/or title is necessary.
12) Sheet Music Now
A new Web-site and one of the on-line sources of digital sheet music. It has a bibliographic citation for this site.
13) The Music Trader
A very helpful site that has a long list of links and serial numbers of many manufacturers of musical instruments of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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