Historic Brass Ensemble
The renaissance trombone or more common term "sackbutt," is one of the earliest brass instruments that has maintained its original design. The term sackbutt means to push and pull or unsheathe (as in a sword). The study of renaissance and baroque music on original instruments develops the students understanding of musical traditions, concepts, and practices.
The ultimate goal of the University of Louisville Historic Brass Ensemble is to further develop all facets of the musician interested in early music. This course/ensemble is vital for all trombonists to incorporate into their curriculum while at University of Louisville. Learning literature on the instrument it was intended for is imperative.
The ensemble performs on both trombone ensemble concerts and early music ensemble concerts. The University of Louisville owns a set of four sackbutts (F alto sackbutt, two Bb tenor sackbutts and D/Eb bass sackbutt). For more information on future performances or participation contact Brett Shuster.