The Art of the Trumpet-Maker: The Materials, Tools, and Techniques of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in Nuremberg

The Art of the Trumpet-Maker: The Materials, Tools, and Techniques of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in Nuremberg

by Robert Barclay, Barclay, R. L. Barclay, R. L. Barclay
     
 

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This book is a study of the manufacture of brass instruments, particularly trumpets, in Nuremberg during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Barclay discusses the history of the instrument, the metals used, their chemical and physical structure, solders used, the tools and workshops involved, and techniques of fabrication. He also touches on the philosophy,

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This book is a study of the manufacture of brass instruments, particularly trumpets, in Nuremberg during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Barclay discusses the history of the instrument, the metals used, their chemical and physical structure, solders used, the tools and workshops involved, and techniques of fabrication. He also touches on the philosophy, ethics, and practicality of using historical instruments or accurate facsimiles in modern performance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198166054
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Series:
Oxford Early Music Series, #14
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
9.63(w) x 7.38(h) x 0.42(d)

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