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Musical Instruments

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  • The Cambridge Companion to Brass Instrumentsby Trevor Herbert; John Wallace

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    An invaluable overview of the history, technical and musical development of brass instruments. more...

  • After the Ballby Ian Whitcomb

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 17.49

    First published in 1972, Ian Whitcomb's After the Ball is an exuberant account of the origins and explosion of popular music, informed by the author's store of experience in the field as a pop sensation of The Sixties. 'Brash, learned, funny and perspicacious.... The author of this free-wheeling, diverting history was a student at Trinity College,... more...

  • Dennis Brainby Stephen Pettitt

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 20.41

    Dennis Brain is recognized as perhaps the greatest horn player the world has known. He helped rescue the horn from the obscurity in which it had languished for over a century, and revived the public's faith in it as a major solo instrument. Brain restored to the concert platform concertos by Mozart and Haydn, and inspired contemporary composers to... more...

  • David Craigheadby Tandy Reussner; Kerala J. Snyder

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 54.99

    In addition to being a biography of his life, David Craighead: Portrait of an American Organist includes many quotes and anecdotes by Craighead, his fellow colleagues, and former students. It also contains facsimiles of musical examples, personal memorabilia, letters, and recital programs; a complete listing of his recitals from 1942 to 1998; a comprehensive... more...

  • A History of the Tromboneby David M. Guion

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 99.99

    This book, the first in the American Wind Band series, is a comprehensive account of the development of the trombone, from its initial form as a 14th-century Medieval trumpet to its alterations in the 15th century; from its marginalized use in a particular Renaissance ensemble to its acceptance in various kinds of artistic and popular music in the... more...

  • Inside Conductingby Christopher Seaman

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 29.95

    What does a conductor actually do? How much effect does he or she have? Can the orchestra manage without one? Why don't the players look at the conductor more? Is it necessary for the conductorto play every instrument? What about interpretation? What happens at rehearsals? Why do some conductors "thrash around" more than others? Who's the boss in a... more...

  • The Show Must Go Onby Gareth Davies

    Elliott & Thompson 2013; US$ 8.47

    A memoir of the London Symphony Orchestra on tour in the US and beyond, focusing on their historical first visit to America in 1912 when they were due to sail on the Titanic, and their most recent travels. Gareth Davies, Principal Flautist at the LSO, tells the remarkable story of a groundbreaking expedition through recently discovered diaries, archive... more...

  • The Baroque Double Bass Violoneby Alfred Planyavsky; James Barket

    Scarecrow Press 1998; US$ 97.99

    The most exhaustive study of the double bass violone accessible to English-speaking musical enthusiasts. This book includes lists of terminology, the most comprehensive bibliography to date, and 48 illustrations that make this a complete compendium of string bass research. more...

  • Pianists on Playingby Linda J. Noyle

    Scarecrow Press 2000; US$ 45.99

    Twelve internationally-known keyboard artists discuss their daily lives of practicing and performing. more...

  • Nineteenth-Century Piano Musicby R. Larry Todd

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...