BRASS HORN TWELVE FEET LONG PLAYED BY SIX MIDGETS (Jan, 1924)

BRASS HORN TWELVE FEET LONG PLAYED BY SIX MIDGETS

Measuring 12 feet in length, a giant horn requires at least two men to play it, as it is so cumbersome that one person cannot carry it. Recently, at a convention in the South, six midget men were necessary to handle the instrument: one at the mouth-
piece, another at the keys, and four to support it. This huge band piece was made in Paris and brought to this country about 75 years ago.

5 comments
  1. Stannous says: June 14, 20074:49 pm

    I can’t imagine one little person had the lung capacity to make this thing even squeak.

  2. Six Midgets And A Big Horn : Weird Daily says: June 15, 20079:42 am

    [...] Measuring 12 feet in length, a giant horn requires at least two men to play it, as it is so cumbersome that one person cannot carry it. Recently, at a convention in the South, six midget men were necessary to handle the instrument: one at the mouth-piece, another at the keys, and four to support it. This huge band piece was made in Paris and brought to this country about 75 years ago. [link] [...]

  3. Anonymous says: June 17, 200712:52 pm

    Bloasmuziek en Dansmariekes…

    Majorettes kijken naar hun collega’s tijdens een muziekconcours met blaaskapellen en dansmariekes in Boswinkel. Op de foto daaronder wacht Showband Viebergo op hun beurt.

    Over bloasmuziek gesproken: ik vond op het www een tweetal photo’s van ja…

  4. Village Idiot says: June 19, 20074:41 pm

    Thank you so much for posting that. I needed a gut-busting laugh today.

  5. [...] I’ve found some wonderful examples of instrument making gone amok (much of it having to do with scale, hehe). For instance a real playable tiny grand piano or a giant accordian. If the size of an instrument is important to you, you might be interested to put something that is 36 inches to your mouth. If that’s not enough for you this one is 41 inches and requires two people to blow it. Still want more? Here’s a horn that needs 6 midgets to blow it. [...]

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