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Woodwind: History and Development

History and Development

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



Selected books and videos from the library's collection
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The Flute by Ardal Powell
Reserve ML935 .P69 2002  Check Availability
Image:Flute_ardal_powell.jpg‎ From
"This book tells the story of the flute in the musical life of Europe and North America from the twelfth century to the present day. It is the first history to illustrate the relationship that has bound the instrument, its music, and performance technique together through eight centuries of shifting musical tastes and practices."
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The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet edited by Colin Lawson
ML945 .C36 1995  Check Availability
Image:Woodwind_Cambridge_Companion_Clarinet.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet is a practical guide to the world of the clarinet. It offers students and performers a composite survey of the history and repertory of the instrument from its origins to the present day, as well as practical guidance on teaching and playing from historical performance to contemporary techniques and jazz."
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The John Coltrane Companion: Five Decades of Commentary edited by Carl Woideck
ML419.C658 J65 1998  Check Availability
Image:Woodwind_John_Coltrane_Comp.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"The genius of Coltrane lay in his philosophical approach to music, his intensity, and his dazzling technique. Here are interviews, reviews, commentary, and insights into possibly the first truly original and artistically successful voice in saxophone playing since Parker and Young."
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The Sax & Brass Book by Brian Priestley
ML930 .S39 1998  Check Availability
Image:The_Sax_Brass_Book.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"This is the first illustrated history of the horns that have defined jazz since the 1920s and enhanced more recent pop and rock music with their distinctive, classy sounds. Offering superb, specially commissioned photography and inviting descriptive text, The Sax and Brass Book tells the unique 70-year story of these instruments."
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Magazines and Journals

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Flute Talk 
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Image:Woodwind_Flute_Talk.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"Flute Talk is the magazine for serious flutists – including teachers, performers, adult amateurs, and advanced high school and college flutists. Every issue includes fresh ideas and insights from experienced professionals."
The Flutist Quarterly 
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Image:Woodwind_Flutist.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"The Flutist Quarterly provides information about and insights into the performance, study, history, manufacture, and enjoyment of flutes, flutists, and flute music. It is published four times per year. Articles are written by leading flute performers, scholars, and teachers."
The Clarinet 
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Image:No_cover_image_available-MAGAZINE.jpg From the publisher:
"Packed into every issue is information for every level of clarinetist: professional, teacher, students of all levels ... Each issue has information ranging from new CDs of note, orchestral analysis, help for teachers, what's going on in the Jazz scene, reports from around the world, and news of clarinet festivals and competitions around the world."
Saxophone Journal 
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Image:Woodwind_Saxophone_Journal.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"Every other month Saxophone Journal brings you the kind of technical information and news you need to improve your playing. Each issue now contains a saxophone play-along or masterclass compact disc, as well as, regular columns on jazz improvisation, playing techniques, tips on doubling, career management, ... and more!"