Antoine Courtois

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The Antoine Courtois company, founded in Paris in 1789, is a renowned manufacturer of brass musical instruments. The company's name comes from the name of the founder's children who created the brand name in 1803. The company has been a leading manufacturer of brass instruments ever since, particularly trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn and trombone. Today, Antoine Courtois is one of the brand names of Buffet Crampon Group,[1] headed by Antoine Beaussant.[2]

The renowned cornetist Herbert L. Clarke was given a Courtois cornet on joining the Queens’s Own Regimental Band in Toronto in 1883, where he served intermittently as cornetist for nine years.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.courtois-paris.com/fr/index.php
  2. ^ http://www.buffet-crampon.com/fr/actualites.php?mode=printNews&nid=610
  3. ^ Clarke, Herbert L. How I became a Cornetist. St. Louis: Joseph L. Huber, 1934. Reprint, Kenosha: G. Leblanc Corporation, 1973.