Muted Trumpet

Muted Trumpet (Compton)
Muted Trumpet (Compton)

Bright reed stop used for both solo and ensemble work. Specified by John Compton and frequently found on smaller instruments, fulfilling a hybrid role between colour and chorus reed, not unlike the incisive role of the orchestral muted brass.

Metal; flared resonators with small regulating flap.

Midway between English Horn and Orchestral Oboe in tonality and power. On larger instruments with ‘large’ Trumpets, stops of this construction would be labelled ‘Orchestral Oboe