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Brass: History and Development

History and Development

Books, magazines and journals on the history and development of brass




Selected books from the library's collection

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The Trumpet and Trombone: An Outline of Their History, Development and Construction by Philip Bate
ML960 .B38 1972  Check Availability
Image:Brass_history_thetrumpetandtrombone.jpg‎ Summary:
This book contains information on the evolution of the instruments and goes into great detail on natural and valve trumpets and the slide trombone. Though the book goes into depth on the mechanics, technique and capabilities of these instruments in the modern orchestra, it also covers the jazz idiom.
Jazz 'Bones: The World of Jazz Trombone by Kurt Dietrich
ML3506.D54 2005  Check Availability
Image:Brazz_history_jazzbones.jpg‎ From Jiggs Whigham:
"This book is a masterpiece! Kurt Dietrich has already established his reputation as an authority on jazz with his excellent book on the trombonists of the Duke Ellington orchestra, 'Duke's 'Bones', Ellington's Great trombonists'. His work in this wonderful collection of history, anecdotes, and stories is extremely well researched and documented."
A Devil to Play: One Man's Year-Long Quest to Master the Orchestra's Most Difficult Instrument by Jasper Rees
ML419.R4435 A3 2008  Check Availability
Image:Brass_Devil_to_Play.jpg‎ From Publishers Weekly:
"Rees, a London journalist, decided to face his midlife crisis by picking up the French horn—an instrument he hadn't played since he was a teenager—and whip himself back into shape so he could play a Mozart concerto in front of an audience in just one year."
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The Music Men: An Illustrated History of Brass Bands in America, 1800-1920 by Margaret Hindle Hazen and Robert M. Hazen
ML1311 .H3 1987  Check Availability
Image:Brass_history_themusicmen.jpg‎ Summary:
This is the history of bands that entertained the American populace starting in the 1830s through the Civil War to the height of the brass band in the late nineteenth century. The book also contains photographs, programs, and advertisements.
The Sax & Brass Book by Brian al.
ML930 .S39 1998  Check Availability
Image:Brass_history_thesaxandbrassbook.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"This entertaining mix of enticing narrative and sparkling colour photography explores every twist and turn of the evolving music, brilliant musicians, and leading makers of inspiring brass and woodwind instruments of the 1920s to 1990s."
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Trompeta : Chappottín, Chocolate, and the Afro-Cuban trumpet style by Rick Davies
ML3486.C8 D38 2003  Check Availability
Image:Trompeta.jpg From the publisher:
"Trompeta: Chappott'n, Chocolate, and the Afro-Cuban Trumpet Style provides a comprehensive history of mainstream Cuban music, examining the music of all its eras from the perspective of two seminal trumpet players: Fzlix Chappott'n and Alfredo Chocolate Armenteros. One or the other was present at almost every significant turning point in the stylistic development of Cuban music. An overview of the entire Afro-Cuban genre and its development is provided, as well as an in-depth examination of both Chappottín's and Armenteros' performance styles."
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Keeping the Beat on the Street: The New Orleans Brass Band Renaissance by Mick Burns
ML1311.8.N48 B87 2006  Check Availability
Image:Keeping the-beat.jpg From the publisher:
"KEEPING THE BEAT ON THE STREET celebrates the renewed passion and pageantry among black brass bands in New Orleans. Mick Burns introduces the people who play the music and shares their insights, showing why New Orleans is the place where jazz continues to grow
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Magazines and Journals

Selected magazines and journals from the library's collection

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International Trumpet Guild Journal 
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Image:Brass_ITG_Journal.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"The International Trumpet Guild exists to promote communications among trumpet players around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trumpet."
ITA Journal 
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Image:Brass_ITA_Journal.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"The ITA Journal has been in production since 1971 with a series of newsletters printed from 1973 to 1980. Published quarterly since 1982, it [...] includes scholarly articles, trombone news, job announcements, and literature and record reviews."
The Instrumentalist 
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Image:Brass_Instrumentalist.jpg‎ Summary:
The Instrumentalist contains information including teaching marching, rehearsals, interviews with musicians, and the lifestyle of marching band.
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Image:Brass_Windplayer.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"For players of saxophone, trumpet, flute, clarinet, trombone and more. Each glossy issue of Windplayer is filled with in-depth profiles on top players and what these players are doing to earn their money. Technical lessons, important news and reviews you can't find anywhere else."