Fanfares and Finesse: A Performer's Guide to Trumpet History and Literature

Fanfares and Finesse: A Performer's Guide to Trumpet History and Literature

by Elisa Koehler (Author)

Unlike the violin, which has flourished largely unchanged for close to four centuries, the trumpet has endured numerous changes in design and social status from the battlefield to the bandstand and ultimately to the concert hall. This colorful past is reflected in the arsenal of instruments a classical trumpeter employs during a performance, sometimes using no fewer than five in different keys and configurations to accurately reproduce music from the past. With the rise in historically inspired performances comes the necessity for trumpeters to know more about their instrument's heritage, its repertoire, and different performance practices for old music on new and period-specific instruments. More than just a history of the trumpet, this essential reference book is a comprehensive guide for musicians who bring that musical history to life.

Book details

Publication date
February 27, 2014
Publisher
Page count
264
ISBN
9780253011855
Paper ISBN
9780253011794