I would like some good screenshots (or videos), of the Roman Corincen, that is the officer with the trumpet like instrument. I am studying the music of Ancient Rome as part of my dissertation. The Cornu was used extensively within the Roman military and indeed Roman civilian in general.
The cornicen were the Bandsmen of Roman Military. When you see the Band of the Coldstream Guards marching down the mall towards Buckingham palace, with the infantry behind, the Romans were doing just that, 2000 years ago.
Each cohort maybe each century had a cornicen. In battle they marched with their unit sounding out the orders, as a Bugler in the British Army would in 19th century. Then when marching in column they would form as a band and lead the column as band.
I would like these screenshots to give a sense of proportion, these instruments weren’t cheap it was a skilled job playing them let alone making them.
Most of all; be artistic!