This Day in History: 1752-11-20

John Shore, English trumpeter, son of Matthias Shore, trained as lutenist and instrument maker, entered King’s Music as a trumpeter in 1688, became Sergeant Trumpeter to the royal court (1708-1752), also appointed lutenist in royal service, invented the tuning fork, proponent of the slide trumpet (“flatt trumpet”) like his father, which had been invented by John Hyde, praised by Sir John Hawkins, played instrument by William Bull which survives in London Museum, died in London, England.

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