The Trumpet

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Yale University Press, Jan 31, 2012 - Music - 352 pages
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In the first major book devoted to the trumpet in more than two decades, John Wallace and Alexander McGrattan trace the surprising evolution and colorful performance history of one of the world's oldest instruments. They chart the introduction of the trumpet and its family into art music, and its rise to prominence as a solo instrument, from the Baroque "golden age," through the advent of valved brass instruments in the nineteenth century, and the trumpet's renaissance in the jazz age. The authors offer abundant insights into the trumpet's repertoire, with detailed analyses of works by Haydn, Handel, and Bach, and fresh material on the importance of jazz and influential jazz trumpeters for the reemergence of the trumpet as a solo instrument in classical music today. Wallace and McGrattan draw on deep research, lifetimes of experience in performing and teaching the trumpet in its various forms, and numerous interviews to illuminate the trumpet's history, music, and players. Copiously illustrated with photographs, facsimiles, and music examples throughout, The Trumpet will enlighten and fascinate all performers and enthusiasts [Publisher description].
 

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List of illustrations music examples and tables
JUJIJ The trumpet in the ancient and nonwestern world
tiermany in the seyenteenth and eighteenth centuries and
France and Britain in the seyenteenth and eighteenth centuries
The Baeh reyiyal Baeh trumpets and the adyent of
Repertuire technique and performance idioms since 1900
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