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    The Early Horn: A Practical Guide (Cambridge Handbooks to the Historical Performance of Music) (Hardback) By (author) John Humphries

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    DescriptionThis introduction to the early horn provides a historical account of the instrument's development during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as well as a practical guide to playing techniques and principles of interpretation. The book aims to help performers to play in an historically appropriate style and to guide listeners towards a clearer understanding of the issues which affected the way the horn was played during the period. It includes chapters on the historical background of the instrument, its design and development, and choice of instrument today. A series of case studies which include the music of Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Brahms, will help performers to make a well-grounded, period interpretation of major works from the horn repertoire. Complemented by an extensive bibliography, this accessible guide will appeal to players of all levels.

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    The Early Horn
    A Practical Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Humphries
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 150
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 390 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521632102
    ISBN 10: 0521632102

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Libri: I-MU
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    BIC subject category V2: AVRN
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 540
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000, MUS000000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MUS023010, MUS040000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15930
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 788.9409
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 788.94
    LC classification: ML955 .H86 2000
    DC22: 788.9/4/09
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: AVS, AVRN, AVC
    Illustrations note
    8 b/w illus. 38 music examples
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 August 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    'Rarely can anything have been written on the early history of the horn that is quite as accessible and flowing as John Humphries' The Early Horn, A Practical Guide. While others may have made hard work of describing the horn's passage from hunting to double, John's text flows almost as a novel ... whatever type of horn you play ... this book will give you a greater understanding of your instrument.' Ian Wagstaff, The Horn Magazine 'John Humphries has written an eminently readable book packed with fascinating information about the horn of the 18th and 19th centuries ... Nowhere else is such an amount of information on the early horn available in a single, reliable, readable source.' Early Music
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction; 2. Historical background; 3. Equipment; 4. Technique; 5. The language of musical style; 6. Case studies.