visión de conjunto:Críticas 'This is a fine book of considerable value to anyone with an interest in music.' Stewart Carter Wake Forest University North Carolina'A wonderful and much-needed addition to the resources for brass players and enthusiasts music historians and anyone interested in the history and workings of these most fascinating instruments. Its broad coverage highlighting areas of intersection between the various brass instruments is most welcome.' Thomas Hiebert California State University Fresno Reseña del editor Some thirty-two experts from fifteen countries join three of the world's leading authorities on the design manufacture performance and history of brass musical instruments in this first major encyclopaedia on the subject. It includes over one hundred illustrations and gives attention to every brass instrument which has been regularly used with information about the way they are played the uses to which they have been put and the importance they have had in classical music sacred rituals popular music jazz brass bands and the bands of the military. There are specialist entries covering every inhabited region of the globe and essays on the methods that experts have used to study and understand brass instruments. The encyclopaedia spans the entire period from antiquity to modern times with new and unfamiliar material that takes advantage of the latest research. From Abblasen to Zorsi Trombetta da Modon this is the definitive guide for students academics musicians and music lovers. Descripción del libro The first of its kind this definitive guide to all known brass musical instruments covers all periods of western art music as well as antiquity popular music jazz and the music of non-western cultures. It contains a vast resource of factual information for students that will be new even to musicians and music academics. Biografía del autor Trevor Herbert is Emeritus Professor of Music at the Open University and Research Fellow at the Royal College of Music London. He was introduced to music in a brass band and went on to be a trombone player with major London orchestras and period instruments groups. He has written prolifically on the history of brass instruments their music and players and is regarded as one of the world's leading experts on the subject.Arnold Myers is Professor Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh and Senior Research Fellow at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He has worked in parallel as an information scientist and as Curator and Director of Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments. His research is at the interface of musical acoustics and the history of brass instruments.John Wallace was Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland from 2002–14. He began playing cornet aged 7 in the Tullis Russell Mills Brass Band in Fife Scotland and went on to become Principal Trumpet of the Philharmonia Orchestra and leader of his own internationally renowned brass ensemble The Wallace Collection. His musical career has spanned performance composition and education.