Reed Instruments

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The Montagu Collection, of worldwide coverage and all types of instruments, began to take shape in the early 1960s 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 ...
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Overview

The Montagu Collection, of worldwide coverage and all types of instruments, began to take shape in the early 1960s 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.
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Editorial Reviews

Journal of The American Musical Instrument Society
...on almost any page can be found a description, commentary, or incedental essay that will engage the reader.
Journal Of The American Musical Instrument Society
...on almost any page can be found a description, commentary, or incedental essay that will engage the reader.
Booknews
This volume, one of a series of descriptive and annotated catalogues of all kinds of musical instruments, covers the reed instruments that are part of the collection of Jeremy Montagu (recently retired curator of the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments at the U. of Oxford). Covering double, single, free, ribbon, and retreating reeds, the entries contain a section of general information, followed by extremely detailed information as to dimensions, construction, where made (when applicable), and other data of particular interest to collectors or instrument dealers. The book contains several b&w illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

Jeremy Montagu, retired as Curator of the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments in the University of Oxford, has been involved in early music as a professional musician for nearly forty years. He is an Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College at Oxford University.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Part I—Double Reeds Chapter 2 Aerophones Chapter 3 Free Aerophones—Reeds Chapter 4 Concussion Reeds Chapter 5 Reedpipes Chapter 6 Cylindrical Bore Shawms Chapter 7 Conical Bore Shawms Chapter 8 Forked Shawms Chapter 9 Carved Bore Shawms Chapter 10 Reamed Bore Shawms Chapter 11 Bagpipes with Double Reed Chapter 12 Oboes Chapter 13 Bassoons Chapter 14 Reeds Part 15 Part II—Single Reeds Chapter 16 Idioglot Percussion-Reed "Whistles" Chapter 17 Heteroglot Single-Reed "Whistles" Chapter 18 Truly Idioglot Cylindrical Single Reeds Chapter 19 Idioglot/Heterozeug Single Reeds Chapter 20 Sets of Idioglot Cylindrical Single Reeds Chapter 21 Bagpipes Chapter 22 Heteroglot Cylindrical Single Reeds Chapter 23 Clarinets Chapter 24 Idioglot Conical Single Reeds Chapter 25 Heteroglot Conical Single Reeds—Saxophones Chapter 26 Reed Hooters with Undetermined Reed Part 27 Part III—Free Reeds Chapter 28 Free Reeds Chapter 29 Mouthorgans Chapter 30 Reed Organs Chapter 31 Reed-Pipes with Free Reeds Part 32 Part IV—Ribbon Reeds & Retreating Reeds Chapter 33 Ribbon Reeds, Bark Reeds, etc Chapter 34 Retreating or Dilating Reeds Part 35 Bibliography Part 36 Indices Chapter 37 Catalogue Numbers Chapter 38 Instrument Names Chapter 39 Makers & Dealers Chapter 40 Donors & Vendors Chapter 41 Geographical Index Chapter 42 General Index
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