"And he shall send forth his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other." Matthew 24:31 ASV
<p>Illustrations of three angels in the sky sounding trumpets.

Angels with Trumpets

"And he shall send forth his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together…

This letter A with angels is designed with the angels playing a trumpet and a sea shell in the background. All around are leaves and flowers.

Letter A with Angels

This letter A with angels is designed with the angels playing a trumpet and a sea shell in the background.…

An illustration of a British soldier yelling at a young boy playing a trumpet.

British Soldier and Boy

An illustration of a British soldier yelling at a young boy playing a trumpet.

A bronze 'lur' trumpet from the Bronze Age. Not drawn to scale.

Bronze Age Bronze Trumpet

A bronze 'lur' trumpet from the Bronze Age. Not drawn to scale.

"A kind of horn trumpet, anciently made out of a shell, the form of which is exhibited in the two specimens annexed. In the former it is curved for the convenience of the performer with a very wide mouth, to diffuse and increase the sound. In the next, it still retains the original form of the shell. The buccina was distinct from the cornu; but it is often confounded with it. The buccina seems to have been chiefly distinguished by the twisted form of a shell from which it is originally made. In later times it was carved from horn, and perhaps from wood or metal, so as to imitate the shell. The buccina was chiefly used to proclaim the watches of the day and of the night, hence called buccina prima, secunda. It was also blown at funerals, and at festive entertainments both before sitting down to table and after." &mdash; Smith, 1873

Buccina

"A kind of horn trumpet, anciently made out of a shell, the form of which is exhibited in the two specimens…

A chatzozerah, or straight trumpet from Psalms 98:6.

Chatzozerah

A chatzozerah, or straight trumpet from Psalms 98:6.

"Azure, three clarions or. CLARION. A horn or trumpet borne in this shape in English and German coat-armour." -Hall, 1862

Clarion

"Azure, three clarions or. CLARION. A horn or trumpet borne in this shape in English and German coat-armour."…

A musical instrument of the trumpet class, having a cupped mouthpiece and a conical brass tube.

Cornet

A musical instrument of the trumpet class, having a cupped mouthpiece and a conical brass tube.

A musical instrument of the trumpet class, having a cupped mouthpiece and a conical brass tube.

Circular Cornet

A musical instrument of the trumpet class, having a cupped mouthpiece and a conical brass tube.

"The Ear Trumpet is an instrument designed for the collection and conduction of sounds. By increasing the size of the auricle, a much larger volume of sound is gathered than by the natural ear without such aid."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Ear Trumpet

"The Ear Trumpet is an instrument designed for the collection and conduction of sounds. By increasing…

Gallic soldier blowing long trumpet known as carnyx.

Gaul with Trumpet

Gallic soldier blowing long trumpet known as carnyx.

"And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early at the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on the day they compassed the city seven times. And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for Jehovah hath given you the city. And the city shall be devoted, even it and all that is therein, to Jehovah: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent. But as for you, only keep yourselves from the devoted thing, lest when ye have devoted it, ye take of the devoted thing; so would ye make the camp of Israel accursed, and trouble it. But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are holy unto Jehovah: they shall come into the treasury of Jehovah. So the people shouted, and the priests blew the trumpets; and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, that the people shouted with a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city." Joshua 6:15-20 ASV
<p>Illustration of the walls of Jericho falling as the Israelites surround the city. The ark of the covenant and priests blowing trumpets are seen on the left side of the picture.

Falling of the Walls of Jericho

"And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early at the dawning of the day, and compassed…

"Probably an Etruscan word signifying crooked. 1. The crooked staff borne by the augurs, with which they divided the expanse of heaven, when viewed with reference to divination, into regions. It is very frequently exhibited upon works of art. 2. A sort of trumpet slightly curved at the extremity. It differed both from the tuba and the cornu, the former being straight, while the latter was bent round into a spiral shape. Its tones are usually characterized as harsh and shrill." &mdash; Smith, 1873

Lituus

"Probably an Etruscan word signifying crooked. 1. The crooked staff borne by the augurs, with which…

A cartoon of a man sticking his head inside of a horn, which is being held by a small person.

Man Sticking His Head Inside of Horn

A cartoon of a man sticking his head inside of a horn, which is being held by a small person.

The trompette a pistons is to the ordinary trumpet as the chromatic horn to the simple horn: the transformation is the same. it has been slightyly modified by the addition of the pistons.

Trompette A' Pistons

The trompette a pistons is to the ordinary trumpet as the chromatic horn to the simple horn: the transformation…

A wind instrument of music, often used in war and military exercises.

Trombone

A wind instrument of music, often used in war and military exercises.

"The Trombone is a large, deep, and loud-toned instrument of the trumpet kind, the name being an augmentative of tromba, a trumpet. It consists of two tubes, so constructed that one may slide in and out of the other, and thus form one tube that can be lengthened at will and made of varying pitch. There are three kinds of trombones, called after their compass the alto, tenor, and bass trombones."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Tenor Trombone

"The Trombone is a large, deep, and loud-toned instrument of the trumpet kind, the name being an augmentative…

The soprano of the horn: it has the same harmonic scale, but moves in a region at once higher and more restricted; it differs from the horn farther in that it produces only the open sounds

Trumpet

The soprano of the horn: it has the same harmonic scale, but moves in a region at once higher and more…

A wind instrument of music, often used in war and military exercises.

Trumpet

A wind instrument of music, often used in war and military exercises.

"There appears to have been no essential difference in form between Greek and Roman or Tyrrhenian trumpets. Both were long, straight, bronze tubes, gradually increasing in diameter, and terminating in a bell-shaped aperture." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Roman trumpet

"There appears to have been no essential difference in form between Greek and Roman or Tyrrhenian trumpets.…

"The marine trumpet or Triton's shell, <em>Triton variegatus</em>, is elegantly variegated with red and bay, the edge of the outer lip spotted with black. It is a native of the Asiatic West Indian seas." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Marine trumpet-shell

"The marine trumpet or Triton's shell, Triton variegatus, is elegantly variegated with red…

"Feeds on minute animals found amonth the sea-weed; its flesh is good; length five inches and upward; common on the coasts of Europe." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Trumpetfish

"Feeds on minute animals found amonth the sea-weed; its flesh is good; length five inches and upward;…

"Tuba, a bronze trumpet, distinguished from the cornu by being straight, while the latter was curved. The tuba was employed in war for signals of every description, at the games and public festivals, and also at the last rites to the dead; those who sounded the trumpet at funerals were termed siticines, and used an instrument of a peculiar form. The tones of the tuba are represented as of a harsh and fear-inspiring character." &mdash Smith; 1873

Tuba

"Tuba, a bronze trumpet, distinguished from the cornu by being straight, while the latter was curved.…