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Liberty Horn

22 Mar 05 - 05:37 PM (#1440988)
Subject: Liberty Horn
From: mandoleer

Not strictly either folk or blues, but I can't seem to get any info about the Liberty Horn anywhere. (No, NOT the 'renamed' French Horn that jams up Google searches, this is a real thing. Or was.) I've got an eighty plus year old record of a Mr A. Silstone playing one, so I do know they existed. I also know you blew it at the same time as you plucked it. (Yes, really! Sounds like a duet, but they didn't have double tracking when they recorded into those big horns with needles at the end.) Anyone else heard of them, or got any info? I would like to know what the darn thing looked like, for one thing...


22 Mar 05 - 08:59 PM (#1441168)
Subject: RE: Liberty Horn
From: Peace

King Liberty Trumpet?


22 Mar 05 - 09:06 PM (#1441174)
Subject: RE: Liberty Horn
From: Peace

If you google that it will take you to sites. Hope that helps.


23 Mar 05 - 04:09 PM (#1441889)
Subject: RE: Liberty Horn
From: mandoleer

Thanks, Brucie, but that's just a trumpet. (I think if there was anything on Google (apart from those stupid renamings), I'd have found it. I'm one of the main answerers of obscure questions on a large trivia site (under a different name)). This is a very very obscure instrument that could be classed either as string section, or wind section, as it is both plucked (sounds harp-like) AND blown (brass sort of sound, but not trumpet or cornet).