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Trompeta Real Spanish


This name originally indicated not a �royal� Trumpet, but a �real� trumpet in the sense of having full-length resonators, as opposed to Regals or the half-length Trompeta Bastarda. According Grove, it was mounted vertically within the organ, as opposed to en chamade. By around 1750 the name had come to mean �royal�.


Osiris contains scores of examples, nearly all at 8' pitch, some at 16' or 4'pitch, many horizontal. The earliest ones are listed below.

Trompeta Real 8', Manual; Cathedral, Roda de Isabena, Huesca, Spain; Peruga 1653.
Trompeta Real 8', Manual; Parroquia, Frechilla, Palencia, Spain; Banayas 1691. May have been added in 1788.
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