The Cambridge Companion to Brass Instruments

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Trevor Herbert, John Wallace, Jonathan Cross
Cambridge University Press, 13 oct. 1997 - 341 páginas
This Companion is the first book to cover so 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. Within this book are detailed descriptions of the development of individual instruments and the way that composers have written for them. Issues relating to performance practice recur as key considerations throughout this volume. Despite the breadth of its narrative, the Companion is rich in detail, with an extensive glossary and bibliography.
 

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Lipvibrated instruments of the ancient and nonwestern world
5
How brass instruments work
19
Design technology and manufacture before 1800
24
Brass instruments in art music in the Middle Ages
38
The cornett
51
Sackbut the early trombone
68
The trumpet before 1800
84
The horn in the Baroque and Classical periods
103
Brass bands and other vernacular brass traditions
177
Playing learning and teaching brass
193
The postclassical horn
207
Jazz improvisation and brass
217
Brass solo and chamber music from 1800
236
Frontiers or byways? Brass instruments in avantgarde music
255
Glossary
273
Notes
285

Design technology and manufacture since 1800
115
Keyed brass
131
The low brass
143
Brass in the modern orchestra
157

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