The Cambridge encyclopedia of brass instruments

Herbert, T. and Myers, A. and Wallace, J. (2018) The Cambridge encyclopedia of brass instruments. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9781316841273

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Abstract

Some thirty-two experts from fifteen countries join three of the world's leading authorities on the design, manufacture, performance and history of brass musical instruments in this first major encyclopaedia on the subject. It includes over one hundred illustrations, and gives attention to every brass instrument which has been regularly used, with information about the way they are played, the uses to which they have been put, and the importance they have had in classical music, sacred rituals, popular music, jazz, brass bands and the bands of the military. There are specialist entries covering every inhabited region of the globe and essays on the methods that experts have used to study and understand brass instruments. The encyclopaedia spans the entire period from antiquity to modern times, with new and unfamiliar material that takes advantage of the latest research. From Abblasen to Zorsi Trombetta da Modon, this is the definitive guide for students, academics, musicians and music lovers.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Music: General Interest, Music, Music Performance, Brass Instruments
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Musical Instruments
Music History
Division: Musicology
Depositing User: Ms Emma Hewett
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2019 16:24
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2019 10:54
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316841273
URI: http://researchonline.rcm.ac.uk/id/eprint/395

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