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The Cambridge Companion to Brass Instruments : Cambridge Companions to Music - Trevor Herbert

The Cambridge Companion to Brass Instruments

Cambridge Companions to Music

By: Trevor Herbert (Editor), John Wallace (Editor)

Paperback Published: 5th January 1998
ISBN: 9780521565226
Number Of Pages: 364

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The Cambridge Companion to Brass Instruments provides an overview of the history of brass instruments, and their technical and musical development. Much of the volume is devoted to the way brass instruments have been used in classical music, but there are also important contributions on the ancient world, non-Western music, vernacular and popular traditions and the rise of jazz. The editors are two of the most respected names in the world of brass performance and scholarship, and the list of contributors includes the names of many of the world's most prestigious scholars and performers.

'The narrative is rich in detail, supported by an extensive glossary and bibliography. It is surely a book that will quickly find its way onto the bookshelves not only of the serious brass student, for whom it will become essential reading, but also of those readers with a more casual interest in the history and development of the instruments we play today.' Brass Band World 'This encyclopaedic volume is long overdue, providing some long-range retrospection now that the technical development of brass instruments is over ... this is essential reading for any serious player, conservatoire student or keen listener'. BBC Music Magazine 'This book is quite simply the most important on the subject since anthony Baines' classic Brass Instruments: their history and development appeared a generation ago ... infectious in its enthusiasm, comprehensible to a layman, and entirely absorbing.' John Humphries, Brass Bulletin

List of illustrationp. ix
Note on the contributorp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xvi
Nomenclaturesp. xviii
Introductionp. 1
Lip-vibrated instruments of the ancient and non-western worldp. 5
How brass instrument workp. 19
Design, technology and manufacture before 1800p. 24
Bnass instruments in art music in the Middle Agesp. 38
The cornettp. 51
ÆSackbufÆ: the early trombonep. 68
The trumpet before 1800p. 84
The horn in the Baroque and Classical periodsp. 103
Design, technology and rnanufacture since l800p. 115
Keyed brassp. 131
The low brassp. 143
Brass in the modern orchestrap. 157
Brass bands and other vernacular brass traditionsp. 177
Playing, learning and teaching brassp. 193
The post-classica1 hornp. 207
Jazz, improvisation and brassp. 217
Brass solo and chamber music from l800p. 236
Frontiers or byways? Brass instrurnents in avant-garde musicp. 255
Glossaryp. 273
Notesp. 285
Select bibliographyp. 31l
Indexp. 327
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ISBN: 9780521565226
ISBN-10: 0521565227
Series: Cambridge Companions to Music
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 5th January 1998
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.74 x 17.12  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.58

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