Cornet

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CORNET. A commissioned officer in a regiment of cavalry.

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The second subsection of part 1 deals with the liturgy and the various celebrations in which the brethren expected music to be performed, including the weekly Vespers and Mass, memorial services (during which no polyphony was sung, only chant), the extra feast-days, the Lof (Salve), the various processions, and the "meetings with meal." In a third and final subsection, Roelvink analyzes the documents relative to the group of musicians which consisted of two intoneerders (precentors), a variable number of singers (about one hundred were hired during the entire period 1519-68; see appendices 6 and 7), a few koralen (choirboys), an organist, a bellringer, and occasionally also a few other instrumentalists such as cornetists or trumpeters.
But many were novelty items that featured women in stereotypically masculine roles--lady cornetists, trombonists, and baritones are listed alongside the lady fencers, boxers, and strongwomen.(58) Caroline Nichols's Fadettes Orchestra, formed in 1888 and performing regularly throughout the country until 1918, pursued a more sophisticated version of this strategy of playing upon mixed gender roles.