An issue of the AVRO, a dutch broadcasting organisation,
about ‘musical instrumentmakers’
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We pay a visit to Geert Jan van der Heide on his farmhouse in a winterscene. His workshop is about ten yards from his home.
Here he shows us how he is making a replica of a sixteenth century Italian trumpet of Lissandro Milanese. The parts of the original trumpet were found some years agoo in a shipwreck east of the island of Texel and the researchers asked for help and advice about the find.
Now he tells us how he solders and hammers the trumpetbell, bends tubing into bows and turns mouthpieces from solid brass.
In the meanwhile also telling about his working day and the difference between modern and historic trumpets.