J.F. Anderst Instrument Maker- St. Petersburg 1820s

on the left Bassocorno in C, on the right F tenor horn.



Norseman Band

St. Olaf Trombone Choir

St. Olaf Tuba Euphonium Ensemble

Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra (30th Anniversary 2009)

Ameriikan Poijat (20th Anniversary 2010)

Vintage Band Music Festival 2006

Ingria Pilgrims : Lilly International Service Learning Project to St. Peterburg, Russia June 2005

An old and rare set of brass instruments has been recently rediscovered at the Kuopio (Finland) City Museum of Culture and History. The set of nine instruments appear to be unique in the world, partly because they have an unusual valve technology, because they appear to be very early in the evolution of valved brass instruments, and the collection is quite large.   This web site will share emerging information about the maker, the instruments, their unique characteristics including the "butterfly" valve technology, about how these instruments have came to be found in Finland. These instruments have been an intensely interesting research subject for me for the past several years. PN

This site is under construction.




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Research Resources:

Finnish Band Research

Finnish Brass Septet

Finnish American Band History

J. F Anderst Brass Instruments