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Music : an illustrated history

By: Wade-Matthews, Max William, Mival

0754819787 / 9780754819783
Hardback
784.1'9'03
15/02/2009
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England
23 cm 256 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. (chiefly col.)
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Reprint. Originally published: as The world encyclopedia of musical instruments. 2000.

This illustrated reference begins with a history of music-making, posing the questions What is music?A" and What is a musical instrument?A" Each of the principal ancient civilizations is investigated, with information about key developments and musical traditions.

As the orchestra evolved, so too were the instruments adapted and modified. The main focus of the book is the visual encyclopedia.

The catalogue is organized according to families of instruments: strings, woodwind and brass, percussion and keyboards, as well as a section on the voice.

Each family is introduced, and its members are fully described - their origins, how they developed over time, and how they are played.

BIC:

AV Music

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