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The Cambridge Companion to the Saxophone

The Cambridge Companion to the Saxophone

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Thomas Liley, Don Ashton, Thomas Dryer-Beers, Richard Ingham, Kyle Horch, David Roach, Nick Turner, Stephen Trier, Gordon Lewin, Chris 'Snake' Davis, John Helliwell, Claude Delangle, Jean-Denis Michat
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  • Date Published: February 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521596664

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  • This is the first comprehensive guide to the saxophone, its history, technical development and repertoire. Extensively researched and including much new information, the volume is written by some of the finest performers and experts on the instrument. The Cambridge Companion to the Saxophone incorporates detailed historical developments in the classical, jazz and rock fields, provides practical performance guides, and has a chapter on teaching the instrument.

    • The most comprehensive guide to the saxophone in all its guises, both historical and practical
    • Written by some of the finest performers and scholars of the saxophone
    • Written for both the ardent saxophone player and the general reader alike
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    "Valuable to anyone interested in the instrument, this compilation constitutes an important source of information for all academic libraries supporting music curricula and should be in every saxophone teacher's library." Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521596664
    • length: 246 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • contains: 54 b/w illus. 8 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Invention and development Thomas Liley
    2. In the twentieth century Don Ashton
    3. Influential soloists Thomas Dryer-Beers
    4. The repertoire heritage Thomas Liley
    5. The saxophone quartet Richard Ingham
    6. The mechanics of playing the saxophone: i. Saxophone technique Kyle Horch
    ii. Jazz and rock techniques David Roach
    iii. The saxophone family: playing characteristics and doubling Nick Turner
    7. The professional player: i. In the orchestra Stephen Trier
    ii. The undocumented Gordon Lewin
    iii. The studio player Chris 'Snake' Davis
    8. Jazz and the saxophone Richard Ingham
    9. Rock and the saxophone Richard Ingham and John Helliwell
    10. The saxophone today: i. The contemporary saxophone Claude Delangle and Jean-Denis Michat
    ii. Midi wind instruments Richard Ingham
    11. Teaching the saxophone Kyle Horch.

  • Editor

    Richard Ingham, University of St Andrews, Scotland


    Thomas Liley, Don Ashton, Thomas Dryer-Beers, Richard Ingham, Kyle Horch, David Roach, Nick Turner, Stephen Trier, Gordon Lewin, Chris 'Snake' Davis, John Helliwell, Claude Delangle, Jean-Denis Michat

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