Keyed Trumpet in Eb
Built by Herb Ordelheide
Gerald Endsley says the following (email May 21 & May 30, 2005):
"I still have the
instrument. A friend and I made it out of existing parts while
following as closely as possible, specifications of the
keyed trumpet at the Stearns
Collection of Musical Instruments, The University of Michigan.
It has five keys
which are operated by the left hand. I used to play the slow movement of the
Haydn as part of a historical recital where I also played natural
trumpet, zink and cornet.
I believe Dave
(David Hickman) used if for a recital, as part of
his Masters Degree. The maker was
Herb Ordelheide. He may have also made one for Dave later, I'm not
sure. It is from around 1969-71. The other
picture is of an instrument made a few years later by Robert Hoole and
I subsequently made a
couple more which were sold but I have not been active in that area since."