The Cambridge Companion to Brass Instruments

by Trevor Herbert,

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  • 1139796860
  • 9780521565226
  • 9781139796866
  • 9781139815611
This Companion covers many diverse aspects of brass instruments and in such detail. It provides an overview of the history of brass instruments, and their technical and musical development. Although the greatest part of the volume is devoted to the western art music tradition, with chapters covering topics from the medieval to the contemporary periods, there are important contributions on the ancient world, non-western music, vernacular and popular traditions and the rise of jazz. Despite the breadth of its narrative, the book is rich in detail, with an extensive glossary and bibliography. 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 on brass instruments.
  • Cambridge University Press; October 1997
  • ISBN 9781139796866
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  • Title: The Cambridge Companion to Brass Instruments
  • Author: Trevor Herbert (ed.); John Wallace (ed.)
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1139796860
  • 9780521565226
  • 9781139796866
  • 9781139815611

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'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

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1139796860
  • 9780521565226
  • 9781139796866
  • 9781139815611