Synopses & Reviews
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.
This is a study of the manufacture of brass instruments, particularly the trumpet, in Nuremberg during the 17th and 18th centuries. The book begins with a brief history of the trumpet and an introduction to the changes in style, shape and ornamentation that occurred over 200 years.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -180) and index.