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The Cambridge Companion to the Recorder

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Daniel Brüggen, Howard Mayer Brown, Anthony Rowland-Jones, Adrienne Simpson, David Lasocki, J. M. Thomson, Eve O'Kelly, Clifford Bartlett
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  • Date Published: January 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521358163

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  • This is the first book to offer a complete introduction to the recorder. Seven contributors from four different countries write on topics such as the recorder and its music through the centuries, the recorder as orchestral instrument, the professional recorder player through history and today, and the phenomenon of the recorder revival. The Companion also contains basic reference material previously unavailable in one volume. A special feature is found in the rich collection of illustrations which in themselves provide a history of the instrument.

    • First book to provide accessible history, performance information, reference material for the student, teacher and amateur
    • History of the recorder documented in the numerous illustrations, some rare
    • Contributors are major performers and specialists
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '... an enjoyable and worthy addition (or beginning) to your music library.' American Recorder

    '... will undoubtedly become the standard text for recorder players for years to come ... I would guess that even professional players will find things here that are new to them.' Early Music Today

    '... an excellent starting point for those new to the instrument or amateurs with playing experience who wish to broaden their knowledge. Such readers will come away with a better understanding of the recorder's very rich life through the centuries as well as a good idea of the astonishing amount of writing and research of the last four or five decades.' Notes

    'The multiplicity of its authorship, with contributions from seven different personalities, encourages the serious reader to take a far more subjective and thoughtful approach to the recorder and its repertoire than has been past practice.' The Recorder Magazine

    'The Cambridge Companion to the Recorder is one of those marvellous books that you do not have to read at one sitting … if you do not yet own a copy - it is about time you did!'. Early Music and Recorders Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521358163
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 191 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 51 b/w illus. 10 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Daniel Brüggen
    1. The recorder in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance Howard Mayer Brown
    2. The recorder's Medieval and Renaissance repertoire: a commentary Anthony Rowland-Jones
    3. The baroque recorder sonata Anthony Rowland-Jones
    4. The baroque chamber music repertoire Anthony Rowland-Jones
    5. The orchestral recorder Adrienne Simpson
    6. The eighteenth-century recorder concerto David Lasocki and Anthony Rowland-Jones
    7. Instruction books and methods for the recorder c.1500 to the present day David Lasocki
    8. The recorder revival i: the friendship of Bernard Shaw and Arnold Dolmetsch J. M. Thomson
    9. The recorder revival ii: the twentieth century and its repertoire Eve O'Kelly
    10. Professional recorder players i: pre-twentieth century David Lasocki
    11. Professional recorder players (and their instruments) ii: the twentieth century Eve O'Kelly
    12. The recorder in education Eve O'Kelly
    13. Facsimiles and editing Clifford Bartlett
    14. Guide to further reading Anthony Rowland-Jones.

  • Editors

    John Mansfield Thomson

    Anthony Rowland-Jones


    Daniel Brüggen, Howard Mayer Brown, Anthony Rowland-Jones, Adrienne Simpson, David Lasocki, J. M. Thomson, Eve O'Kelly, Clifford Bartlett

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