The Cambridge Companion to the Recorder

The Cambridge Companion to the Recorder

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This is the first book to offer a complete introduction to the recorder. Eight 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 the rich collection of illustrations that provide a history of the instrument. The Cambridge Companion to the Recorder will be of interest to performers and students as well as to music enthusiasts.These could possibly be the same players in similar outdoor settings, and they could perhaps be playing two versions of the same piece ... They show admirably how natural a step it was from the vocal chanson and madrigal to the instrumental canzona and solo sonata. ... Virdung also makes clear that the three sizes of recorder had as their nominal lowest notes F (for the bass), c (for the tenor), and g (foranbsp;...

Title:The Cambridge Companion to the Recorder
Author:John Mansfield Thomson
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1995-10-27


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