The trombone

Herbert, T. (2006) The trombone. The Yale Musical Instrument Series . Yale University Press, London. ISBN 9780300100952 (hardback) 9780300235753 (paperback)

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Abstract

This is the first comprehensive study of the trombone in English. It covers the instrument, its repertoire, the way it has been played, and the social, cultural, and aesthetic contexts within which it has developed. The book explores the origins of the instrument, its invention in the fifteenth century, and its story up to modern times, also revealing hidden aspects of the trombone in different eras and countries. The book looks not only at the trombone within classical music but also at its place in jazz, popular music, popular religion, and light music. Trevor Herbert examines each century of the trombone’s development and details the fundamental impact of jazz on the modern trombone. By the late twentieth century, he shows, jazz techniques had filtered into the performance idioms of almost all styles of music and transformed ideas about virtuosity and lyricism in trombone playing.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Trombone, repertoire, history, classical music, jazz, popular music, popular religion, light music
Subjects: Musical Instruments
Music History
Music and society
Division: Musicology
Depositing User: Ms Katharine Liley
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2019 10:00
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2019 10:00
URI: http://researchonline.rcm.ac.uk/id/eprint/588

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