The Sackbut, the precursor of the modern trombone, originated during the Renaissance. This Baroque era brass instrument is smaller and quieter with a “softer” sound, making itself especially suited to chamber vocal and instrumental music performances.
The first mention of a sliding brass instrument, probably trompette des ménestrels, is likely found in France’s Burgundy region , ca. 1420.
The word “Sackbut” is derived from the French “trompette saicqueboute”, meaning “pipe pull-push” – likely referring to the arm motion of the instrument player. The term was used to distinguish it from the trompettes de guere, or “pipes of war”, which were of a fixed length.
Over time the Sackbut became known as a tenor trombone from the 15th century.
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