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Antique Woodwind Instruments: An Identification And Price Guide Peter H. Adams 0764322249 New. Unused

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La Mancha de Don Quijote (la realidad de una fantasía) [Catalogue] New. Unused 9.30 €
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A Handbook of Historical Stringing Practice for Keyboard Instruments 1671-1856 by Malcolm Rose and David Law

Book description
This book, intended as a source of information for all those concerned with early keyboard instruments, has been compiled with the help of owners, curators and restorers worldwide. The first 84 tables give measurements of surviving strings on a Swedish clavichord, 6 harpsichords and spinets, 39 fortepianos and upright pianos, and 38 square pianos, together with speaking lengths, gauge numbers where they exist, and calculated tensions. These tensions are presented in graph form, with a description of the benefits to be gained from studying and comparing stringing patterns in this way. 48 further tables give more diameter measurements, and record many more gauge number markings, for comparison with the principal tables. A final section gives all the information necessary to calculate diameters and tensions of plain, open-spun and close-spun strings, with blank graph sheets to photocopy as required.

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A History of the Harpsichord. (Early Music) (Book Review) by Denzil Wraight

Book description
Despite the revival of interest in the harpsichord during the last thirty years, there have been few books describing the general history of the instrument. Such pioneering works as those by Raymond Russell (The Harpsichord and Clavichord [London: Faber and Faber, 1959; New York: W. W. Norton, 1973]), and Frank Hubbard (Three Centuries of Harpsichord Making [Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1974]) have both been superseded in many respects by the recent work of specialist authors. The amount and depth of specialization we have seen during the last thirty years in this area...

[HTML] (Digital): 7 pages.
Publisher: Music Library Association, Inc
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A history of the lute from antiquity to the Renaissance by Douglas Alton Smith

Book description
The lute was the most important and versatile instrument in Europe throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance before yielding its place to keyboard instruments in the 17th century. Ergo, this first comprehensive, English-language history dedicated solely to the lute is long overdue. Musicologist Smith, editor of the Journal of the Lute Society of America, has succeeded at an enormous undertaking: in addition to detailing the history of the instrument, he includes a discussion of its cultural setting, facts about changes in its construction and repertory, and biographies of its most prominent performers. The reader is given a clear overview of the instrument from its origin in central Asia, through its introduction to Europe by Arab invaders, to its prominence as the "king of Renaissance instruments" in courtly circles. About 75 illustrations (mostly black and white, with a four-page color section) and 56 musical examples round out the text. Highly recommended for medieval and Renaissance history and music collections in public and academic libraries. Timothy J. McGee, Univ. of Toronto

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Publisher: University of California Press, 1996
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A history of the lute from antiquity to the Renaissance by Douglas Alton Smith

Book description
The lute was the most important and versatile instrument in Europe throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance before yielding its place to keyboard instruments in the 17th century. Ergo, this first comprehensive, English-language history dedicated solely to the lute is long overdue. Musicologist Smith, editor of the Journal of the Lute Society of America, has succeeded at an enormous undertaking: in addition to detailing the history of the instrument, he includes a discussion of its cultural setting, facts about changes in its construction and repertory, and biographies of its most prominent performers. The reader is given a clear overview of the instrument from its origin in central Asia, through its introduction to Europe by Arab invaders, to its prominence as the "king of Renaissance instruments" in courtly circles. About 75 illustrations (mostly black and white, with a four-page color section) and 56 musical examples round out the text. Highly recommended for medieval and Renaissance history and music collections in public and academic libraries. Timothy J. McGee, Univ. of Toronto

Hardcover: 389 pages.
Publisher: Lute Society of America (LSA)
Language: English

 

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Ancient egyptien musical instruments by Lise Manniche

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Publisher: München [etc.]: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 1975.
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Antique Musical Instruments and Their Players (Dover Pictorial Archive) by Filippo Bonanni

Book description
The 1723 Il Gabinetto Armonica, famous collection of copperplates by van Westerhout, shows every important instrument of the day in exceptional detail: organs, harpsichords, violins, horns, drums, etc.; plus folk instruments of Europe and the Orient. Features 152 full-page, beautiful copperplates.

Paperback: 301 pages.
Publisher: Dover Publications
Language: English

 

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Antonio Stradivari. His Life and Work (1644-1737) by William Henry Hill, Arthur F. Hill, Alfred Ebswort

Book description
This is the definitive work on Stradivarius and one of the great musicology books. It covers construction methods, woods, varnishes, types of instruments, and special features as well as the life of the composer. "A rich mine of fascinating information." — American Record Guide. 93 illustrations, plus 4 color plates.

: 358 pages.
Publisher: Dover Publications; 2nd edition (June 1, 1963)
Language: English

 

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Antonio Stradivari. His Life and Work (1644-1737) by William Henry Hill, Arthur F. Hill, Alfred Ebswort

Book description
This is the definitive work on Stradivarius and one of the great musicology books. It covers construction methods, woods, varnishes, types of instruments, and special features as well as the life of the composer. "A rich mine of fascinating information." — American Record Guide. 93 illustrations, plus 4 color plates.

Paperback: 354 pages.
Publisher: Nabu Press (July 29, 2010)
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Chinese Musical Instruments (Images of Asia) by Alan R. Thrasher

Book description
The Chinese instrumentarium is unquestionably the largest and most diverse of any civilization, ancient or modern. Inscriptions on tortoise shells and cow bones from more than 3000 years ago recorded various instruments including drums, stone chimes, and panpipes. In this volume, Alan R. Thrasher discusses the evolution of Chinese musical instruments, detailing their construction, regional variations, and role in musical accompaniment. About the Author. Alan Thrasher is at University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

Hardcover: 124 pages.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: English

 

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Claves y Pianos españoles. interpretación y repertotio hasta 1830 by Luisa Morales (editora)

Book description
Actas del I y II symposium Internacional "Diego Fernández" de música de tecla española en Vera-Mojácar 2000-2001

Hardcover: 259 pages.
Publisher: Instituto de estudios almerienses (Diputación de Almería)
Language: Castellano

 

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Diana Poulton, The Lady with the Lute by The Abbott

Book description
Diana Poulton (1903-1995), was a student of Arnold Dolmetsch and went on to teach many of today's most influential players, both privately and at the Royal College of Music where she had been appointed first Professor of Lute in 1968. She co-founded the lute society with Ian Harwood in 1956. Her meticulous research, particularly into the life and work of John Dowland is still relevant today. Thea Abbott's biography reveals the real Diana - the woman behind the lute.

Hardcover: 272 pages.
Publisher: Smokehouse Press (4 May 2013)
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Die Laute in Europa 2. Lauten, Guitarren, Mandolinen und Cistern = The Lute in Europe 2. Lute, guitar, mandolin and cittern. by Andreas Schlegel & Joachim Lüdtke

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Hardcover: pages.
Publisher: The Lute Corner; Auflage: 2., Stark erweiterte und überarbeitete Auflage
Language: English / Deutsch

 

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Early Keyboard Instruments. A Practical Guide (Cambridge Handbooks to the Historical Performance of Music) by David Rowland

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Hardcover: 166 pages.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (April 2, 2001)
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Early Keyboard Instruments. A Practical Guide (Cambridge Handbooks to the Historical Performance of Music) by David Rowland

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Paperback: 166 pages.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (March 26, 2001)
Language: English

 

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Early keyboard instruments. From their beginnings to the year 1820. by Philip Brutton James

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Unknown Binding: 153 pages.
Publisher: The Holland Press (1960)
Language: English

 

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Early Musical Instruments by David Munrow, Peter Plummer (director)

Book description
David Munrow introduces the full range of medieval and renaissance musical instruments in this newly remastered version for DVD. It was originally made as a six-part series for Granada Television, and filmed at Ordsall Hall, Salford. It represents a fascinating introduction to early musical instruments and features many memorable performances. Instruments such as the shawm, viol, crumhorn, recorder, regal, lute, tromba marina and serpent - and many more - are demonstrated with virtuosity and panache. David Munrow (1942-1976) was an English musician who brought a pioneering approach to the music of the medieval, renaissance and baroque periods. A virtuosic performer on the recorder and early wind instruments, he directed his ensemble, The Early Music Consort of London in a series of landmark recordings of early music. As well as performing and directing, he also provided the music for several films and television series, as well as writing the definitive book on early musical instruments.

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Publisher: Viking New Media
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Enciclopedia ilustrada de los instrumentos musicales. Todas las épocas y regiones del mundo by Bozhidar Abrashev + Vladimir Gadjev (texto). Anton Radevsky (ilustrador)

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Language: English

 

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Enciclopedia ilustrada de los instrumentos musicales. Todas las épocas y regiones del mundo by Bozhidar Abrashev + Vladimir Gadjev (texto). Anton Radevsky (ilustrador)

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Publisher: Könemann (Tandem Verlag GmbH)
Language: Castellano

 

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Enciclopedia ilustrada de los instrumentos musicales. Todas las épocas y regiones del mundo by Bozhidar Abrashev + Vladimir Gadjev (texto). Anton Radevsky (ilustrador)

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Publisher: Kibea Publishing Company
Language: Bulgarian

 

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EUROPÄISCHE ZUPF- UND STREICHINSTRUMENTE, HACKBRETTER UND ÄOLSHARFEN by Bettina Wackernagel

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Descripciones y fotografías de instrumentos musicales antiguos, europeos de diversas épocas, de la colección del Deutsches Museum München . Fotografías en blanco y negro y algunas radiografías.

: 384 pages.
Publisher: Verlag Erwin Bochinsky
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Fünf Jahrhunderte Deutscher Musikinstrumentenbau by Hermann Alexander Moeck

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Ein Jubiläumsbuch, 400 S. mit zahlreichen Farbtafeln und s/w-Abb., Leinen mit vierfarbigem Schutzumschlag

Hardcover: 400 pages.
Publisher: Moeck
Language: Deutsch

 

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Giraffes, Black Dragons, and Other Pianos. A Technological History from Cristofori to the Modern Concert Grand by Edwin Good

Book description
This lavishly illustrated book treats the history of the piano from its invention in 1700 to the present in terms of its technology. Looking at the technologies of design, materials, and manufacture, and focusing its description on specific existing pianos, it describes the changes in pianos from the earliest days to contemporary instruments. This revised edition incorporates the results of recent research that increases knowledge of the work of Bartolomeo Cristofori, the inventor of the piano; changes perceptions of how eighteenth-century pianos were made and used; adds to the available information about the important contributions of the Steinway Company; and describes the most recent changes to the piano. The first edition of this book received the Otto Kinkeldey Award of the American Musicological Society as the best musicological book in English published in 1982-83.

Hardcover: 400 pages.
Publisher: Stanford University Press; 2 edition (March 15, 2001)
Language: English

 

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Giraffes, Black Dragons, and Other Pianos. A Technological History from Cristofori to the Modern Concert Grand by Edwin Good

Book description
This lavishly illustrated book treats the history of the piano from its invention in 1700 to the present in terms of its technology. Looking at the technologies of design, materials, and manufacture, and focusing its description on specific existing pianos, it describes the changes in pianos from the earliest days to contemporary instruments. This revised edition incorporates the results of recent research that increases knowledge of the work of Bartolomeo Cristofori, the inventor of the piano; changes perceptions of how eighteenth-century pianos were made and used; adds to the available information about the important contributions of the Steinway Company; and describes the most recent changes to the piano. The first edition of this book received the Otto Kinkeldey Award of the American Musicological Society as the best musicological book in English published in 1982-83.

Paperback: 400 pages.
Publisher: Stanford University Press; 2 edition
Language: English

 

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Guide des Instruments Anciens by

Book description
This package includes a beautiful presentation booklet, over 200 pages long and abundantly illustrated, as well as eight CDs of recorded examples of the instruments that shed new light upon major periods of music history. A perfect synthesis of the music lover's thirst for knowledge with the sheer pleasure of hearing these historical instruments, this is an affordable instructional tool for teachers--the perfect way to introduce students to historical instruments!

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Publisher: Ricercar
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Histoire illustrée de la musique by

Book description
La musique est le langage universel de l'humanité." (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poète américain) À travers l'histoire, la musique a retranscrit tout le spectre des émotions humaines, quelques soient le pays et la culture. Ce livre magnifique retrace cette expérience partagée d'une manière à la fois chronologique et globale, des premers instruments faits de coquillages et d'os jusqu'aux guitares électriques les plus perfectionnées. Des chants du Moyen Âge au blues, du classique au hip-hop, les genres musicaux les plus divers n'auront plus de secrets pour vous. De nombreux visuels vous permettront de vous familiariser avec les instruments du monde entier et leur évolution (comme le piano et le violon par exemple). Les grands noms ont également leur place dans cet ouvrage : Mozart, Gershwin, Presley, Bowie et bien d'autres vous attendent au détour des pages. Somptueux, d'une richesse iconographique rare, Histoire illustrée de la musique est le livre le plus complet disponible.

Broché: 400 pages.
Publisher: Grund (9 octobre 2014)
Language: Français

 

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Historia de los instrumentos musicales by Anthony Baines, José M. Martín Triana (Traductor)

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Publisher: Madrid: Taurus, 1990.
Language: Castellano

 

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Historia de los instrumentos musicales by Mary Remnant

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Tapa blanda: 264 pages.
Publisher: Ma non Troppo
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Historia de los Vinculos y Mayorazgos by D. Juan Sempere y Guarinos

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Blanda: pages.
Publisher: Maxtor
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Historia universal de los instrumentos musicales by Curt Sachs, 1881-1959.

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Hardcover: pages.
Publisher: Ediciones Centurión; Buenos Aires. 1st. ed. edition (January 1, 1947)
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HISTORISCHE MUSIKINSTRUMENTE by Herbert Heyde

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Se describen instrumentos y mecanismos de los fondos del Museo Viadrina de Frankfurt.

Hardcover: 300 pages.
Publisher: Editorial Breitkopf & Härtel
Language: Deutsch

 

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Instrumentos de corda medievais. Investigación e reconstrucción. by Ramón Yzquierdo Perrin, John Wright, Francisco Luengo y Christian Rault. Coordina: Luciano Perez

Book description
Compendio de varios artículos sobre la reconstrucción de los instrumentos de cuerda que aparecen en las esculturas del Pórtico de la Gloria y el Palacio de Gelmirez de Santiago de Compostela, realizado por un grupo de artesanos e investigadores de instrumentos tradicionales. Muy bien editado e ilustrado con excelentes fotografías de los instrumentos terminados y de las esculturas originales. En los artículos se abordan diferentes aspectos del proceso de reconstrucción y que pasos se dieron para realizarla, que decisiones se tomaron para suplir lo que la piedra no puede reflejar y el porqué.

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Publisher: Deputación Provincial de Lugo.
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Instrumentos de corda medievais. Investigación e reconstrucción. by Ramón Yzquierdo Perrin, John Wright, Francisco Luengo y Christian Rault. Coordina: Luciano Perez

Book description
Compendio de varios artículos sobre la reconstrucción de los instrumentos de cuerda que aparecen en las esculturas del Pórtico de la Gloria y el Palacio de Gelmirez de Santiago de Compostela, realizado por un grupo de artesanos e investigadores de instrumentos tradicionales. Muy bien editado e ilustrado con excelentes fotografías de los instrumentos terminados y de las esculturas originales. En los artículos se abordan diferentes aspectos del proceso de reconstrucción y que pasos se dieron para realizarla, que decisiones se tomaron para suplir lo que la piedra no puede reflejar y el porqué.

Rústica: 315 pages.
Publisher: Centro de Artesanía e Deseño de Galicia. Deputación Provincial de Lugo.
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Instruments à cordes et musiciens dans l'empire romain. étude historique et archéologique (IIe siècle av. JC - Ve siécle ap. J-C) by Christophe Vendryes

Book description
Préface de Annie Bélis ; ouvrage publié avec le concours de l'Université de Bretagne-Sud.

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Publisher: Paris ; Montreal: L'Harmattan, D.L.1999.
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Japanese Musical Instruments (Images of Asia) by Hugh de Ferranti

Book description
Libro pequeño y caro. During Japan's early history, musical instruments were seen as sources of ritual power, allowing performers to call up divine forces for inspiration and aid. As Japan developed a court and then an urbanized society, instrumental performance remained at the heart of aesthetic experience,. playing diverse roles expanded to cover nearly every part of the society. Illustrated with images drawn from picture scrolls as well as photographs of instruments as they are used in performance, Japanese Musical Instruments is a complete survey of traditional instruments. The book includes literary references to musical instruments from sources that span the tenth to the. twentieth centuries, and it describes in detail the musical instruments' dual roles as 'instruments of culture' and as devices for producing sound. Easy to use and concise, the book is a readable overview of the nation's musical heritage.

Hardcover: 128 pages.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: English

 

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La escuela granadina de guitarreros / The Granada School of guitar-makers by Alberto Cuéllar, David Gansz, Aarón García, Angelo Gilardino, Javier Molina, John Ray (coord.)

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Con este libro, la Diputación de Granada pretende contribuir a sentar las bases del reconocimiento público de la escuela granadina de guitarreros y a llenar un hueco en la bibliografía especializada, ausencia que contrasta con su indiscutible valía, avalada por un gran renombre internacional. Los artesanos de la guitarra de esta ciudad, en la que se halla la más alta concentración de guitarreros de primera fila del mundo, son seguidores de una tradición que arranca con Eduardo Ferrer y que se ha transmitido hasta el día de hoy entre los constructores establecidos en Granada. En esta obra, musicólogos y guitarristas analizan la historia y la actualidad de la construcción de guitarras artesanas en Granada. Las entrevistas con los guitarreros realizadas por Alberto Cuéllar conforman la base de esta mirada fascinante a un oficio que forma parte de la cultura de la ciudad desde hace siglos. Su edición bilingüe español / inglés favorecerá la difusión internacional de esta industria artesana local, que atrae a una clientela de músicos y compradores de todas partes del mundo.

: 305 pages.
Publisher: Diputación Provincial de Granada
Language: Castellano / English

 

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La música en la era de las pirámides by Rafael Pérez Arroyo

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Mejor libro técnico-científico 2002, del Ministerio de Cultura El trabajo del musicólogo madrileño Rafael Pérez Arroyo , al que ha dedicado 10 años de investigación, se presenta en un libro de cerca de 500 páginas, lujosamente editado por el Centro de Estudios Egipcios, de Madrid. Se trata del primero de los cuatro que sobre la música del Antiguo Egipcio se propone sacar a la luz el autor. A este fin, cuenta ya con un material de más de 20.000 folios y otras tantas imágenes, entre fotografías, planos, grabados, etc. El autor ha contado con la colaboración de la también experta en la Antigüedad egipcia y bioquímica Syra Bonet , así como con un equipo de expertos, integrado por traductores, filólogos, dibujantes, diseñadores, constructores de instrumentos, ingenieros de sonido, arquitectos y especialistas en lengua egipcia y en fonética. Especial bibliográfico sobre el Antiguo Egipto

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Language: English

 

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La música en la era de las pirámides by Rafael Pérez Arroyo

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Mejor libro técnico-científico 2002, del Ministerio de Cultura El trabajo del musicólogo madrileño Rafael Pérez Arroyo , al que ha dedicado 10 años de investigación, se presenta en un libro de cerca de 500 páginas, lujosamente editado por el Centro de Estudios Egipcios, de Madrid. Se trata del primero de los cuatro que sobre la música del Antiguo Egipcio se propone sacar a la luz el autor. A este fin, cuenta ya con un material de más de 20.000 folios y otras tantas imágenes, entre fotografías, planos, grabados, etc. El autor ha contado con la colaboración de la también experta en la Antigüedad egipcia y bioquímica Syra Bonet , así como con un equipo de expertos, integrado por traductores, filólogos, dibujantes, diseñadores, constructores de instrumentos, ingenieros de sonido, arquitectos y especialistas en lengua egipcia y en fonética. Especial bibliográfico sobre el Antiguo Egipto

Cartoné: 498 pages.
Publisher: Centro de Estudios Egipcios / Pozuelo de Alarcón, 2001)
Language: Castellano

 

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Leonardo da Vinci y la Música by Marta Pérez de Guzmán. Coedición con el Auditorio de Tenerife

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Introducción -La música en la época de Leonardo (Andrés Ruiz Tarazona) Área del conocimiento -Leonardo, Juan de Espina y los códices de Madrid (Alfredo Melgar) -Árbol de la sabiduría -Los ordenadores Instrumentos -Instrumentos menores -Instrumentos modernos -Instrumentos mayores . La lira de plata . El órgano de papel . La viola organista Mesas temáticas -Leonardo da Vinci y la música (Carlos Velilla) -La exposición Experimentos interactivos Proyecciones Cronología

Hardcover: 240 pages.
Publisher: Villamonte Editores / Madrid, 2003
Language: Castellano

 

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Les Instruments de musique dans l'art et l'histoire by Roger Bragard, Ferd. J. De Hen

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incluye 119 fotografías en color y 51 en negro

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Publisher: A. de Visscher
Language: Français

 

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Los instrumentos de la música afrocubana Vol. 1 + Vol. 2 by Fernando Ortiz 1881-1969.

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Contiene: Vol.1 - Vol.2. Mucho texto, Parece todo percusión.

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Publisher: Madrid: Música Mundana, D.L.1996.
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Los instrumentos musicales en el siglo XVI. Primer encuentro Tomás Luis de Victoria y la Música Española del Siglo XVI. Ávila 1993 by Cristina Bordas Ibáñez / Alfonso de Vicente

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Encuentro Tomás Luis de Victoria y la música española del siglo XVI (1. Mayo 1993. Avila)

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Publisher: Fundación Cultural Sta. Teresa / Ávila
Language: Castellano

 

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Minstrels & angels. carvings of musicians in medieval English churches by Jeremy Montagu / Montagu, Gwen. Nicewonger, C. R.(ilustrator)

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Publisher: Berkeley, Calif: Fallen Leaf Press, cop. 1998.
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Music Making in the west riding of Yorkshire by Adrian Smith

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Publisher: R H Wood
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Música griega antigua (instrumentos de cuerda) by Julián Garzón Díaz

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La música griega antigua presenta graves problemas a la hora de valorar sus muchas aunque contradictorias fuentes. Ello se debe a que los musicólogos, gramáticos y poetas que hablan de la música y de cualquiera de sus manifestaciones pertenecen, por lo general, a un periodo histórico alejado de aquél al que hacen referencia o, sencillamente, porque desconocen las fuentes originales y el contexto temporal e incluso geográfico del que éstas emanan. Acudiendo por ello al conjunto de fuentes disponibles, sin desechar ninguna, fuentes principalmente griegas aunque, en ocasiones, también romanas, la presentee monografía analiza los instrumentos empleados por los pueblos griegos y aporta un glosario donde se mencionan todos los instrumentos de los que tenemos noticia.

: 240 pages.
Publisher: KRK ediciones
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Musical Instruments in the 1851 Exhibition by

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Paperback: 115 pages.
Publisher: Mac & Me Ltd (Aug 1986)
Language: English

 

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Musical Instruments of the Bible by Jeremy Montagu

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This book uses all the resources available to establish what each instrument in the bible really was, what it looked like, and how it was played and is arranged in the same order as the King James Bible, with explanation where this differs from other versions in English. As well as a full bibliography, there are three indexes. About the Author Jeremy Montagu is a private museum curator in Oxford. He is a retired Oxford University lecturer and curator of the Bate Collection of Historical Instruments, has published several books on musical instruments, and written for such journals as the Galpin Society Journal, Early Music, and FoMRHI Quarterly. He has also contributed entries for the New Grove Dictionary of Music (2000), New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (1984), and The Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Arts (1990).

Hardcover: 192 pages.
Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. (December 2002)
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Musical instruments through the ages by Anthony Baines 1912- (editor)

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Publisher: Pelican (1969)
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Musical instruments through the ages by Anthony Baines 1912- (editor)

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Hardcover: 344 pages.
Publisher: Walker & Co (January 1976)
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Musical instruments. historic, rare and unique by Alfred James Hipkins + William Gibb

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It is claimed for this book, intended to illustrate rare historical and beautiful Musical Instruments, that it is unique. Classical, Mediæval, Japanese, and other varieties of Decorative Art, Weapons, and Costumes, have found worthy illustration and adequate description, but hitherto no attempt has been made to represent in a like manner the grace and external charm of fine lutes and harps, of viols, virginals, and other instruments. Engravings have been produced, in historical or technical works; but the greater number of these are mere repetitions continued from one to the other, and have no specially æsthetic interest. Beauty of form and fitness of decoration demand more than the commonplace homage paid to simple use, and while we should never lose sight of the purpose of a musical instrument, its capacity to produce agreeable and various sounds, we pan take advantage of its form and material, and, making it lovely to look upon, give pleasure to the eye as well as the ear. It is hardly necessary to say that the love of adornment or ornament is an attribute of the human race. It is to be found everywhere and in every epoch when life is, for the time being, safe and the means of existence secure. Some favourite manner of decoration is the characteristic stamp of a people, a period, or a country. The earliest monuments we can point to that represent musical instruments, show a tendency to adorn them or to place them with decorative surroundings. The Egyptians, the Assyrians, the ancient Greeks supply a record that has been continued by the Persians and Saracens, in the Gothic age and the Renaissance, always repeating, as it were, in an ineffaceable script, the precept that the hand should minister to the gratification of the eye, and satisfy it by alternating excitement with repose.

: 244 pages.
Publisher: Forgotten Books (September 27, 2015)
Language: English

 

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Musical instruments. historic, rare and unique by Alfred James Hipkins + William Gibb

Book description
It is claimed for this book, intended to illustrate rare historical and beautiful Musical Instruments, that it is unique. Classical, Mediæval, Japanese, and other varieties of Decorative Art, Weapons, and Costumes, have found worthy illustration and adequate description, but hitherto no attempt has been made to represent in a like manner the grace and external charm of fine lutes and harps, of viols, virginals, and other instruments. Engravings have been produced, in historical or technical works; but the greater number of these are mere repetitions continued from one to the other, and have no specially æsthetic interest. Beauty of form and fitness of decoration demand more than the commonplace homage paid to simple use, and while we should never lose sight of the purpose of a musical instrument, its capacity to produce agreeable and various sounds, we pan take advantage of its form and material, and, making it lovely to look upon, give pleasure to the eye as well as the ear. It is hardly necessary to say that the love of adornment or ornament is an attribute of the human race. It is to be found everywhere and in every epoch when life is, for the time being, safe and the means of existence secure. Some favourite manner of decoration is the characteristic stamp of a people, a period, or a country. The earliest monuments we can point to that represent musical instruments, show a tendency to adorn them or to place them with decorative surroundings. The Egyptians, the Assyrians, the ancient Greeks supply a record that has been continued by the Persians and Saracens, in the Gothic age and the Renaissance, always repeating, as it were, in an ineffaceable script, the precept that the hand should minister to the gratification of the eye, and satisfy it by alternating excitement with repose.

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Publisher: London A. and C. Black, Ltd.
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Musical instruments. historic, rare and unique by Alfred James Hipkins + William Gibb

Book description
It is claimed for this book, intended to illustrate rare historical and beautiful Musical Instruments, that it is unique. Classical, Mediæval, Japanese, and other varieties of Decorative Art, Weapons, and Costumes, have found worthy illustration and adequate description, but hitherto no attempt has been made to represent in a like manner the grace and external charm of fine lutes and harps, of viols, virginals, and other instruments. Engravings have been produced, in historical or technical works; but the greater number of these are mere repetitions continued from one to the other, and have no specially æsthetic interest. Beauty of form and fitness of decoration demand more than the commonplace homage paid to simple use, and while we should never lose sight of the purpose of a musical instrument, its capacity to produce agreeable and various sounds, we pan take advantage of its form and material, and, making it lovely to look upon, give pleasure to the eye as well as the ear. It is hardly necessary to say that the love of adornment or ornament is an attribute of the human race. It is to be found everywhere and in every epoch when life is, for the time being, safe and the means of existence secure. Some favourite manner of decoration is the characteristic stamp of a people, a period, or a country. The earliest monuments we can point to that represent musical instruments, show a tendency to adorn them or to place them with decorative surroundings. The Egyptians, the Assyrians, the ancient Greeks supply a record that has been continued by the Persians and Saracens, in the Gothic age and the Renaissance, always repeating, as it were, in an ineffaceable script, the precept that the hand should minister to the gratification of the eye, and satisfy it by alternating excitement with repose.

: 252 pages.
Publisher: Nabu Press (July 29, 2010)
Language:

 

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Musical Instruments. History, Technology and Performance of Instruments of Western Music by Donald Murray Campbell, Clive Alan Greated, Arnold Myers

Book description
This is a comprehensive survey designed to explain how Western musical instruments work, how they developed historically, how they are manufactured, and how they are used to make music. After introducing the nature of sounds in music, and the sound production mechanisms of different families of instruments, the authors survey each family in turn, giving a description of the distinguishing acoustical features, the various forms of instruments adopted in different periods, the variety of sizes and shapes in current use, the manufacturing processes, and the playing techniques commonly used by performers. The full index and glossary also contain definitions of technical terms and notes on instruments not included in the text.

: 512 pages.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (November 23, 2006)
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Oficios tracicionales IV by Carmelo Urdangarín

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Publisher: Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia (18 de abril de 2000)
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Oficios tracicionales IX by Carmelo Urdangarín

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Publisher: Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia (13 de julio de 2005)
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Oficios tracicionales V by Carmelo Urdangarín

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Publisher: Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia (26 de abril de 2001)
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Oficios tracicionales VI by Carmelo Urdangarín

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Publisher: Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia (18 de abril de 2002)
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Oficios tracicionales VII by Carmelo Urdangarín

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Publisher: Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia (14 de abril de 2003)
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Oficios tracicionales VIII by Carmelo Urdangarín

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Publisher: Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia (31 de mayo de 2004)
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Oficios tracicionales X by Carmelo Urdangarín

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Publisher: Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia (17 de octubre de 2006)
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Oficios tracicionales XI by Carmelo Urdangarín

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Publisher: Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia (22 de abril de 2008)
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On lutes, recorders and harpsichords. men and music of the Baroque by Freda Pastor Berkowitz, Malcolm Spooner (Illustrator)

Book description
With good, old-fashioned, straight-forward biographies of some of the great Baroque composers, "Lutes, Recorders and Harpsichords: The Men and Music of the Baroque" is edifying and easy reading. The biographies are not lost in detail or agendas but are straightforward portraits of musical lives, weaving political influence and musical development into the lives, not the other way round. Some models for imitation: like Couperin le Grand, whose prudence and temperance helped him establish a family dynasty of music. Some to shy away from: like Fr. Vivaldi who apparently ran from his stable, highly successful career as a girl's-school composer to die in the pursuit of fabulous wealth and success. And many in between. The book also traces the development of the Baroque style by treating the composers as comparative studies, with interest--and, unfortunately, a bias towards progressivism: throughout, if its new its good, but that is my only complaint. The chapters: The Baroque Era Instruments of the Baroque Giovanni Gabrieli Don Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa Claudio Monteverdi Girolamo Frescobaldi Arcangello Corelli Antonio Vivaldi Jean Baptiste Lully Francois Couperin Jean-Phillipe Rameau Heinrich Schutz Dietrich Buxtehude Georg Philipp Telemann Henry Purcell

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On lutes, recorders and harpsichords. men and music of the Baroque by Freda Pastor Berkowitz, Malcolm Spooner (Illustrator)

Book description
With good, old-fashioned, straight-forward biographies of some of the great Baroque composers, "Lutes, Recorders and Harpsichords: The Men and Music of the Baroque" is edifying and easy reading. The biographies are not lost in detail or agendas but are straightforward portraits of musical lives, weaving political influence and musical development into the lives, not the other way round. Some models for imitation: like Couperin le Grand, whose prudence and temperance helped him establish a family dynasty of music. Some to shy away from: like Fr. Vivaldi who apparently ran from his stable, highly successful career as a girl's-school composer to die in the pursuit of fabulous wealth and success. And many in between. The book also traces the development of the Baroque style by treating the composers as comparative studies, with interest--and, unfortunately, a bias towards progressivism: throughout, if its new its good, but that is my only complaint. The chapters: The Baroque Era Instruments of the Baroque Giovanni Gabrieli Don Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa Claudio Monteverdi Girolamo Frescobaldi Arcangello Corelli Antonio Vivaldi Jean Baptiste Lully Francois Couperin Jean-Phillipe Rameau Heinrich Schutz Dietrich Buxtehude Georg Philipp Telemann Henry Purcell

Library Binding: pages.
Publisher: Scribner (January 2000)
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On lutes, recorders and harpsichords. men and music of the Baroque by Freda Pastor Berkowitz, Malcolm Spooner (Illustrator)

Book description
With good, old-fashioned, straight-forward biographies of some of the great Baroque composers, "Lutes, Recorders and Harpsichords: The Men and Music of the Baroque" is edifying and easy reading. The biographies are not lost in detail or agendas but are straightforward portraits of musical lives, weaving political influence and musical development into the lives, not the other way round. Some models for imitation: like Couperin le Grand, whose prudence and temperance helped him establish a family dynasty of music. Some to shy away from: like Fr. Vivaldi who apparently ran from his stable, highly successful career as a girl's-school composer to die in the pursuit of fabulous wealth and success. And many in between. The book also traces the development of the Baroque style by treating the composers as comparative studies, with interest--and, unfortunately, a bias towards progressivism: throughout, if its new its good, but that is my only complaint. The chapters: The Baroque Era Instruments of the Baroque Giovanni Gabrieli Don Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa Claudio Monteverdi Girolamo Frescobaldi Arcangello Corelli Antonio Vivaldi Jean Baptiste Lully Francois Couperin Jean-Phillipe Rameau Heinrich Schutz Dietrich Buxtehude Georg Philipp Telemann Henry Purcell

Unknown Binding: 167 pages.
Publisher: Atheneum
Language: English

 

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Origins and Development of Musical Instruments by Jeremy Montagu

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A survey of the origins and development of musical instruments world-wide from Paleolithic times to the present day. Illustrated with pictures of several hundred instruments from all over the world on 120 plates, with five maps for ease of reference to exotic places.

Hardcover: 280 pages.
Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.; Reprint edition (October 29, 2007)
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Pitch Standards in the Baroque and Classical Periods (2 volúmenes) by Bruce Haynes

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: 1288 pages.
Publisher: Tesis. Université de Montréal
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Reed Instruments. The Montagu Collection. An Annotated Catalogue (Fallen Leaf Reference Books in Music) by Jeremy Montagu

Book description
The Montagu Collection, of worldwide coverage and all types of instruments, began to take shape in the early 1960's when what had been a small and very random collection was then rapidly expanded to illustrate lectures, and to provide material for research, on all aspects of organology. By 1967, when Jeremy Montagu mounted an exhibition in Sheffield and for that reason started his ledger catalogue, the number of instruments had reached about 450. It has now, thirty years later, reached nearly 2,500. The Collection is always accessible to interested persons.

Hardcover: 206 pages.
Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. (February 15, 2002)
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Stringed instruments of ancient Greece by Martha Maas 1934- / Jane McIntosh Snyder

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Publisher: New Haven ; London: Yale University Press, c1989.
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Studies In The History Of Musical Pitch by Alexander J. Ellis, Arthur Mendel

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Monographs By Alexander J. Ellis & Arthur Mendel (1948; 1955). With errata sheet. Este libro es una recopilación de artículos escritos por los autores. La mayor parte están en inglés, pero hay alguno en alemán.

Hardcover: 238 pages.
Publisher: Perseus Books
Language: English-German

 

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Studies In The History Of Musical Pitch by Alexander J. Ellis, Arthur Mendel

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Monographs By Alexander J. Ellis & Arthur Mendel (1948; 1955). With errata sheet. Este libro es una recopilación de artículos escritos por los autores. La mayor parte están en inglés, pero hay alguno en alemán.

Hardcover: 238 pages.
Publisher: Frits Knuf- Amsterdam
Language: English-German

 

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Studies In The History Of Musical Pitch by Alexander J. Ellis, Arthur Mendel

Book description
Monographs By Alexander J. Ellis & Arthur Mendel (1948; 1955). With errata sheet. Este libro es una recopilación de artículos escritos por los autores. La mayor parte están en inglés, pero hay alguno en alemán.

Hardcover: 238 pages.
Publisher: Frits Knuf, Netherlands
Language: English-German

 

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Studies In The History Of Musical Pitch by Alexander J. Ellis, Arthur Mendel

Book description
Monographs By Alexander J. Ellis & Arthur Mendel (1948; 1955). With errata sheet. Este libro es una recopilación de artículos escritos por los autores. La mayor parte están en inglés, pero hay alguno en alemán.

Hardcover: 238 pages.
Publisher: Frits Knuf
Language: English-German

 

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Syntagma Musicum III by

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Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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Syntagma musicum. Band II, De organographia Wolfenbüttel 1619. Aufl. by Michael Praetorius, 1571-1621.

Book description
Impreso en letra gótica. Reproducción facsimilar de la ed. publicada con el tít. de "Syntagmatis musici" por Wolfenbüttel, 1619.

: pages.
Publisher: Kassel [etc.]: Bärenreiter, 1996.
Language: Deutsch

 

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The Cello (Yale Musical Instrument Series) by Mr. John Moran

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: 320 pages.
Publisher: Yale University Press (March 11, 2008)
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The Clarinet (Yale Musical Instrument Series) by Eric Hoeprich

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The clarinet has a long and rich history as a solo, orchestral, and chamber musical instrument. In this broad-ranging account Eric Hoeprich, a performer, teacher, and expert on historical clarinets, explores its development, repertoire, and performance history. Looking at the antecedents of the clarinet, as well as such related instruments as the chalumeau, basset horn, alto clarinet, and bass clarinet, Hoeprich explains the use and development of the instrument in the Baroque age. The period from the late 1700s to Beethoven's early years is shown to have fostered ever wider distribution and use of the instrument, and a repertoire of increasing richness. The first half of the nineteenth century, a golden age for the clarinet, brought innovation in construction and great virtuosity in performance, while the following century and a half produced a surge in new works from many composers. The author also devotes a chapter to the role of the clarinet in bands, folk music, and jazz.

Hardcover: 416 pages.
Publisher: Yale University Press; 1 edition (May 14, 2008)
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The Classical Guitar Book. A Complete History by Tony Bacon, Richard Johnston. John Morrish

Book description
The Classical Guitar- a complete history featuring the Russell Cleveland collection. 126 pages, 100's of photos, label closeups, fold out pages, limited edition (6000), slip cover case. Out of Print. A collaboration of 15 authors from Tony Bacon (The Ultimate Guitar Book) to Richard Johnston (co-founder of Gryphon String Instruments)

Hardcover: pages.
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Language: English

 

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The Classical Guitar Book. A Complete History by Tony Bacon, Richard Johnston. John Morrish

Book description
The Classical Guitar- a complete history featuring the Russell Cleveland collection. 126 pages, 100's of photos, label closeups, fold out pages, limited edition (6000), slip cover case. Out of Print. A collaboration of 15 authors from Tony Bacon (The Ultimate Guitar Book) to Richard Johnston (co-founder of Gryphon String Instruments)

Paperback: 96 pages.
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Language: English

 

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The Early Music Revival. A History by Harry Haskell

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First comprehensive historical study of the early music revival, tracing its origins back to the 18th century. Mendelssohn's rediscovery of Bach's St. Matthew Passion; influence of Schola Cantorum; period instrument builders and manufacturers; influence of such performers as Wanda Landowska, Alfred Deller, others. Includes 46 illustrations.

Paperback: 240 pages.
Publisher: Dover Publications; New edition edition (August 20, 1996)
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The End of Early Music. A Period Performer's History of Music for the Twenty-First Century by Bruce Haynes

Book description
The End of Early Music is a must-read for anyone interested in the early music movement. Haynes goes on to urge all performers of rhetorical music to engage in more improvisation and personalization in their performances. Haynes provides an invaluable service by framing the issue of performance style in clearly defined terms that set the parameters for the broader discussion that must occur if classical music is to maintain, or as some would say, regain its stature as a relevant artistic force.... While The End of Early Music is subtitles A Period Performer's History of Music for the Twenty-First Century, it should be read by any and al intereste in our musical past, present, or future. From one of the brightest lights in the field of baroque music comes yet another indispensable book. Only Haynes, a performer of great sensitivity and dedication to the 'project' of historical performance, only Haynes, a scholar of alacrity and dynamism, only Haynes, who for over thirty years has never stopped interrogating what we are doing when we approach the past in performance, only Haynes could have written a brilliant book for early music in the new millennium.

Hardcover: 304 pages.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; annotated edition edition (July 20, 2007)
Language: English

 

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The History of Musical Instruments by Curt Sachs

Book description
Written by one of the world's most distinguished musicologists, this is the 1st comprehensive history of musical instruments. It traces their evolution from prehistoric to modern times, combining scholarship with insight in a remarkable fusion of music, anthropology, and the fine arts. Includes 24 plates and 167 illustrations.

: 560 pages.
Publisher: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.
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The Piano (Yale Musical Instrument Series) by Dr. Kenneth Hamilton

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Publisher: Yale University Press; 1 edition (June 11, 2008)
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The Trombone (Yale Musical Instrument Series) by Trevor Herbert

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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.

: 336 pages.
Publisher: Yale University Press (March 22, 2006)
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The World of Baroque and Classical musical instruments by Jeremy Montagu

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Publisher: Newton Abbot [etc.]: David and Charles, 1979.
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The World of Baroque and Classical musical instruments by Jeremy Montagu

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: 136 pages.
Publisher: The Overlook Press; Hardcover edition (June 29, 1979)
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The World of Medieval and Renaissance musical instruments by Jeremy Montagu

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Publisher: Newton Abbot: David and Charles, 1980.
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The World of Medieval and Renaissance musical instruments by Jeremy Montagu

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Hardcover: 136 pages.
Publisher: The Overlook Press; 1St Edition edition (October 25, 1976)
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Timpani and Percussion (Yale Musical Instrument Series) by Jeremy Montagu

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In this book noted scholars/ performers discuss instruments in light of the newest research. Montagu has played timpani and percussion professionally for more than 50 years and oversaw the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments at Oxford Taking a chronological approach, the author traces the instruments from earliest known records and discuss the changes in construction, social context, and repertory, as well as notable performers and makers. Montagu's appendixes include information about playing techniques and the construction of percussion instruments.

: 280 pages.
Publisher: Yale University Press; First Edition edition (May 11, 2002)
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Woodwind Instruments and Their History by Anthony Baines

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