360BL (4th valve lowers a semitone)
360BLF (4th valve lowers a tone)
360B (4th valve lowers a 4th - standard)
360C (3 valves)
Bore 10.56 mm for all these modeles.
Raymond Sabarich, Maurice André's
professor in Paris
conservatory, told him that Selmer wanted to develop a new model of
little trumpet. Maurice decided to work with the french manufacturer
from 1959 on this project. The first version of this instrument has
only 3 valves, the fourth one appeared in 1967. From 1967, Maurice took
the place of Sabarich in the Conservatory (until 1978). As this new
instrument was perfectly completed, he obviously taught the
piccolo trumpet playing to his numerous pupils (over 100). In parallel,
he recorded a great deal of baroque pieces (original and
transcriptions) with this litte - almost legendary - Selmer.
Selmer piccolo trumpets have a sound very close to the oboe sound. This
Bb & A leadpipe
with 2 nipples (60s)
Cylindrical from 1973 (picture) - conical end of the 80s
instrument : 4 valves, tuning ring for the 3d slide, water key
(Maurice's model was without water key), ideal ergonomy.
Original balck case with its red velvet capitonage
MuMaurice playing the Selmer 1967
piccolo trumpet model.
He played it over 15 years.
(rare) 3 valves version of this model.
Another rare 4 valves late G version (notice the conical leadpipe)