[Dixielandjazz] Fwd: RE:Trumpet Nickname

Marty Nichols marnichols at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 15 15:18:43 PDT 2007

Marty Nichols <marnichols at yahoo.com> wrote:  Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 14:21:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: Marty Nichols <marnichols at yahoo.com>
Subject: RE:Trumpet Nickname
To: Gluetjel at aol.com, dixilandjazz at ml.islandnet.com

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Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 13:55:17 EDT
From: Gluetje1 at aol.com
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Trumpet nickname
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O.K. I'll play.  A trumpet is a Fearsome Thing--as in the angel  
blowing his horn.  Today we tend to think of angels as cherubic or  
do-gooders.  But there are lots of Christian Old Testament  references 
to them 
scaring folks to death.  In the really "good" old days  angels often 
By the way, there are plenty of associations in music, lyrics, etc. to  
Gabriel blowing his horn--but does anyone know the source of this  
I have not so far found one.
In a message dated 6/14/2007 12:27:17 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
cellblk7 at comcast.net writes:
  Nickname  for a trumpet?   
Someone recently told the story of Garrison  Keillor passing him in
the hallway. Garrison looked at his instrument and  said:
"Ahh, the trumpet. Now there's an instrument on which one can  truly
embarrass himself!" 
Think of a good nickname with that in  mind!
Warm regards,"
  I did a Bible search for "trumpet" and found so many instances (21 between Exodus and Joshua) that I skipped
  several books and went up to Matthew.
  Incidental- the trumpet that was blown to get the people to shout down the walls of Jericho is in Josh.6:20.
  Another interesting point is in Joel 2:1
  1 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
  Mostly "trumpet" in the bible is either a loudspeaker for announcements, an alarm, a call to war. Less often it is used with other instruments like cymbals for music, usually praising God. 
  There are only 11 instances between Matthew and Revelation.
  I like I Cor. 14:8
  8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
  I quoted that once to a cornet player who was garbling his sound at the start of the number we were playing. lol.
  As to Gabriel: I believe the reference is to the "last trump" of I Cor. 15:52 
  52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
  Though Gabe isn't mentioned, tradition I believe has named him as the trumpeter here. The "last trump" must not be confused with the 7th trumpet in Revelation. 
  Another point of interest I think is Rev. 18:22 which describes the silencing of trumpets forever in Babylon:
  Rev. 18:22 
  22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;

  Gerald "Marty" Nichols
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