Tre (instrument)

The tre (Khmer: ត្រែ) is an ancient Cambodian trumpet, being recreated in modern times.[1][2] Different styles have been recorded in the artwork of Angkor Wat.[2] Styles include long and short straight trumpets, slightly curved trumpets and trumpets with a C-curve.[2][1][3]


  1. Kersalé, Patrick. "Trumpets & horns". Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  2. Loy, Irwin (13 October 2013). "[Cambodia works to revive an ancient harp, plucked from a temple wall]". Public Radio International. Retrieved 26 October 2018. ...musicians are practicing with some of the other instruments that Kersalé has rebuilt, including metal trumpets based on depictions of a military orchestra found at the famed Angkor Wat temple.
    Image showing re-created straight trumpets (back) and conch-shell trumpet (front).
  3. choukhmer. "Uploaded by choukhmer". Retrieved 26 October 2018. [Educational poster. The tre is on the top row, second from left.]
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