Table of Contents



Chapter 1. The Trombone as Art Music Instrument in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Chapter 2: The trombones in the early nineteenth century orchestra, particularly in Leipzig. Friedrich August Belcke, Virtuoso Trombonist.


Chapter 3: “Der Posaunengott”

Carl Traugott Queisser, Ferdinand David and Christian Friedrich Sattler


Chapter 4: Schubert, Mendelssohn and Schumann and the trombone. 1839-1851


Chapter 5: Reproducing Historic Brass


Chapter 6: Proposal for a set of Reproduction Romantic Trombones


Chapter 7: Reflections upon 19th Century Performance Practice

Chapter 8: Conclusion


Appendix 1: Sattler and Penzel trombones in Leipzig- Notes


Appendix 2: Some instruments from the collection of Günter Hett






Searching for Sattler

Reproducing a Romantic Trombone

The history and development of the trombone, particularly in Leipzig, between Beethoven’s Fifth and Schumann’s Rhenish Symphonies, 1808-1851

Timothy Dowling

Research paper "Searching for Sattler"

Royal Conservatorium, The Hague

Main subject: Trombone

Student number:3098079

Supervisor: Charles Toet

Master Circle Leader: Henk Borgdorff

Completed in The Hague, May 16th, 2017

Presentation: Royal Conservatorium, Studio 1, June 20th, 2017