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Title:
Baroque woodwind instruments : a guide to their history, repertoire and basic technique
Author:
Carroll, Paul, 1955-
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Publication Information:
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Brookfield, Vt., USA : Ashgate, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
x, 181 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781859283264
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The late 17th century through to the end of the 18th century saw rapid progress in the development of woodwind instruments and the composition of a vast body of music for those instruments. During this period a large amount of music for domestic consumption was written for a growing amateur market, a market which has regrown in the latter part of the 20th century. The last 30 years has also seen the standard of performance by professionals on these instruments rise enormously. This book provides a guide to the history of the four main woodwind instruments of the Baroque, the flute, oboe, recorder and bassoon, and this is complemented by a repertoire list for each instrument. It also guides those interested towards a basic technique for playing these instruments - a certain level of musical literacy is assumed - and it can be used by students, professionals and amateurs. Advice is also given on buying a suitable reproduction instrument from a market where now virtually any Baroque instrument can be obtained as a faithful copy. This is the first book of its kind and has its origins in the wind tutors of the 18th century.


Table of Contents

Introduction
Choosing an instrument
Performing materials
Style and ornamentation - and overview
Notes
Sources
The bassoon
The repertoire of the baroque bassoon
Buying a bassoon
Playing the bassoon
Basic instrument maintenance
Recommended reading
Sources; Recommended music for beginners
The flute
The repertoire of the baroque flute
Buying a flute; Playing the baroque flute
Care of the flute
Notes
Recommended reading
Sources
Recommended reading for beginners
The oboe; The baroque oboe
A brief history
The repertoire of the baroque flute
Buying an oboe
Playing the oboe
Care of the instrument and common problems
Notes
Recommended further reading
Sources
Recommended music for beginners
The recorder
The repertoire of the baroque recorder
Buying a recorder
Care of the recorder
Playing the recorder
Recommended further reading
Sources
Recommended music for beginners
Appendices
Bibliography
Directory of makers, shops and suppliers
Index