I recently did an essay at uni about cornet developement in my historical performance module. I manage to accumulate a fantastic letter from Ernst Benge(well known trumpet maker) to Herbert L.Clarke asking his advice about whether to move onto trumpet or not. Mr Clarke's reply was most insistant that he should stay on cornet, as the trumpet was the devil of all instruments, and a nice melody cannot be played on one!! I was disgusted to find out that after consulting Mr Clarke; Mr Benge still ended up being a trumpet player...admittedly a very good one...But who on earth could go against Mr Herbert Lincoln Clarke's work? :?