Early Music One of the most perplexing subjects for the archeologist as well as those interested in replicating early periods is music. Musical notation was not practiced, at least not in any form we understand now, and very few musical instruments survive.Over the years, people have tried to replicate at least the sounds of early musical instruments by either sounding extant ones, or producing replicas which have been tested for range and sound. The largest number of instruments now available are of the trumpet or horn type. The notes produced by the following instruments are shown in Figure A. Two trumpets, one of bronze and one of silver were found in the tomb of Tutankamen.(Fig. 1). With the addition of a modern mouthpiece, both could be sounded.
b Bronze Age Horn. Chute Hall, Ireland
c Bronze Age Horn. Drumbest, Ireland
d Celtic Horn. Ardbrin, Ireland
e, f Bronze Age lurer, Brudevaelte, Denmark
g,h Tutankamen's trumpets in bronze and silver