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Author Wade-Matthews, Max, author.

Title The world encyclopedia of musical instruments / Max Wade-Matthews ; consultant, William Mival.

Publication Info. London Hermes House, [2014]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  784.19 WAD    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Adult Non-Fiction - NSRY-11  784.19 WAD    AVAILABLE
Description 256 pages : colour illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits ; 22 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents History of music-making and the orchestra -- Encyclopaedia of musical instruments.
Summary A comprehensive encyclopaedia of musical instruments, covering all sections of the orchestra: strings, woodwind and brass, percussion, keyboard and the voice, as well as historical, rare and non-western instruments. An illustrated guide to instruments and their historical relatives, with specially commissioned photographs of all the modern instruments. Famous players, orchestras and concert halls, and the role of the composer and the conductor. A history of music-making, beginning with man's first discovery of music and its development in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, India, China and Japan, charting key turning points such as the invention of the bow and valves, and ending with the modern instruments of the twentieth century. Includes information on the evolution of the orchestra -- from mediaeval consorts, baroque and classical orchestras, through to the modern symphony orchestra we know today. Explores other forms such as folk music, brass and military bands, country music, jazz bands, big bands and pop groups.
Subject Musical instruments -- Encyclopedias.
Added Author Mival, William, consultant.
Added Title Musical instruments
ISBN 9781846814754 (paperback)
1846814758 (paperback)

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