The Mystery of “El Degüello”

I am constantly asked questions about our team name: how do you pronounce it, what does it mean, why did you choose a name with an umlaut over the “u” because that makes it difficult to serach for, etc.

Here’s a link explaining the origin of “El Degüello”:

El Deguello Explained

And here’s the actual bugle call.  You really didn’t want to hear this is if you were on the other side of the wall looking out at the Mexican Army circa 1836;

Degüello Bugle Call Audio

Published in: on September 23, 2010 at 6:56 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. According to KUT’s This Week in Texas Music History, what may be the original sheet music for the Deguello bugle call was recently found in Mexico City. It has no relation to the songs in the Alamo movies or “Rio Bravo.” Here’s the link if you want to hear it. You will have to listen through the history segment–the music is towards the end.

  2. This is the one I know as the authentic Degüello bugle call. Completely different from what you heard in the John Wayne Alamo movie. I’d found it about a year ago. Thanks for sharing.

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