Many names have been given to the Renaissance
trombone. It is uncertain when the sackbut first appeared, but by 1500 it is
illustrated and mentioned regularly. Detailed information about the
instrument is given by Praetorius, who also pictures four principal sizes.
The tenor sackbut is the most useful size and it
is this instrument which has evolved into the modern tenor trombone. In the
early seventeenth century the sackbut was considered an instrument of the
The Great bass.
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