Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music, volume 8 (2002) no. 1
http://www.sscm-jscm.org/v8/no1/kurtzman.html
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Jeffrey Kurtzman and Linda Maria Koldau
Trombe, Trombe d'argento, Trombe squarciate, Tromboni, and Pifferi in Venetian Processions and Ceremonies of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries


Document 29: Early fifteenth-century mariegola of Scuola della Beata Vergine Assunta.
Venice, Archivio di Stato, Provveditori di Comun, Registro R, f. 105.  Quoted and translated in Jonathan E. Glixon, "Con canti et organo: 'Music at the Venetian scuole piccole during the Renaissance'," Music in Renaissance Cities and Courts: Studies in Honor of Lewis Lockwood, ed. Jessie Ann Owens and Anthony M. Cummings (Warren, Michigan: Harmonie Park Press, 1997), 126–27. 

[S]iando insembre adunati, et congregati tutti per dovere fare la festa de Santa Maria de Gratia in la Glexia1 de Sant'Eustachio, la qual festa viene a mezzo agosto, e per dovere accrescere et multiplicare la scola si mettemo soldi diese per borsa ciascaduno de noi, e di questi dinari femo principio, e si toglieno due trombe, due pifferi, e uno naccharino per honorare la detta festa, e del resto de denari principio de fare uno pasto.

[W]e are all gathered and congregated here together to make the feast of S. Maria della Gratia, which comes in the middle of August, in the church of S. Eustachio; and to increase and multiply the scuola, we each contribute ten soldi from our own purses.  With this money we begin, and there should be hired two trumpets, two piffari, and one drummer to honor the said festa, and with the rest of the money we start to make a meal [for the brothers].

Reference

1. More likely Giexia.

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