Trumpets with two bells are pretty cool. The air flow is switched between bells with another valve. For this horn, the valve is operated by the left hand of trumpeter Matthias Höfs. Beautiful playing. Check out his discography.
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Matthias Höfs – Eine Spanische Weihnacht
- Gábor Tarkövi (Berlin Phil) Trumpet Master Class: Mahler 5 (talkingtrumpet.wordpress.com)
- Phil Smith, NY Philharmonic Principal Trumpeter Retiring (talkingtrumpet.wordpress.com)
- The Heavy Brass – Introduction to Cornets, Trumpets, Trombones and Tubas (bandestration.wordpress.com)
- Musician in the Making (plungedownunder.com)