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The trombone : an annotated bibliography
Lane, G. B. (George B.), 1943-
Publication Information:
Lanham, MD : Scarecrow Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
xvi, 425 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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ML128.T76 L36 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room-Reference-Music

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The trombone has frequently been relegated to the status of footnotes and afterthoughts in much of the research on brass instruments. This book is designed to feature the trombone, its history, music, performers, performance practices (including jazz performance), instruments and equipment, and pedagogical topics that are of concern to those who teach the instrument. The book may be used by trombonists and the broader research community who are interested in finding material both common and arcane about the trombone. The information may be perused at three levels: browsing through the broad classifications of each chapter; checking for cross-listings in the annotations; and using the index which is keyed to the author, subject, and keyword line at the end of each annotation. The book also includes four appendixes: the first identifies relevant periodicals and journals; the second lists obituaries of trombonists not included in biographical citations; the third lists presidents of the International Trombone Association; the fourth lists recipients of the ITA Award.

Author Notes

G.B. Lane is Associate Professor of Music at the University of South Carolina, where he has been on the faculty since 1972. His publications include material on trombone pedagogy and history, historical brass instruments, and music education.

Reviews 1

Choice Review

Trombone students, professionals, and brass scholars will find this bibliography informative and easy to use. After a foreword by International Trombone Association (ITA) founder and Harvard Band Director Tom Everett, the author's genial preface includes a primer about how to use the book. A chapter on general reference materials is followed by two on biographies. The heart of the book is appropriately devoted to music for the trombone, followed by a chapter each on performance practices, instruments and equipment, and pedagogy. Lane (Univ. of South Carolina) annotates his 1,305 sources succinctly, generously appending a handy author/subject/keyword line at the end of each entry. Since Robin Gregory's The Trombone (1973) treats mainly the history and construction of the instrument, and Stuart Dempster's The Modern Trombone (CH, Jun'80) focuses on avant-garde techniques, this book can best be compared to Mark Fasman's Brass Bibliography (1990), which devotes less than a quarter of its pages to the trombone. Several useful appendixes (a selected periodical list, obituaries, ITA award recipients, and ITA Presidents) and a comprehensive index round out this highly recommended volume. M. Meckna; Texas Christian University