John Shore (trumpeter)

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John Shore (c. 1662 – 1752) was an English trumpeter. He invented the tuning fork in 1711.[1] Shore was Sergeant Trumpeter to the court, who had parts specifically written for him by both George Frideric Handel and Henry Purcell.[2]


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  2. ^ Shaw, Watkins (2004). "Shore, John (c.1662–1752), trumpeter". The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/37955.