Dictionary for the Modern Trumpet Player
Titles in Dictionaries for the Modern Musician: A Scarecrow Press Music Series offer both the novice and the advanced artist key information designed to convey the field of study and performance for a major instrument or instrument class, as well as the workings of musicians in areas from conducting to composing. Unlike other encyclopedic works, contributions to this series focus primarily on the knowledge required by the contemporary musical student or performer. Each dictionary covers topics from instrument parts to playing technique, major works to key figures. A must-have for any musician’s personal library!
Trumpeters today perform a vast repertoire of musical material spanning over five hundred years in a variety of styles and with numerous related instruments. Now, for the first time, a work of reference appears on all the instruments of the high brass family, providing ready answers to issues that trumpeters, conductors, and musicians may well encounter in the music that they perform and study. Filled with concise and detailed definitions, A Dictionary for the Modern Trumpet Player also includes biographies of prominent performers, teachers, instrument makers, and composers of trumpet solo and ensemble literature often omitted from other musical references.
Drawing on a broad range of scholarly sources, A Dictionary for the Modern Trumpet Player includes entries on historic instruments like the cornetto, the keyed bugle, the slide trumpet; jazz trumpet techniques, as well as mutes and accessories; the ancient ancestors of the trumpet and even related non-Western instruments. Carefully labeled illustrations illuminate the inner workings of various valve mechanisms and enable the reader to visualize some of the more technical points of high brass instruments. Appendixes include a timeline of trumpet history, a survey of valve mechanisms, a list of prominent excerpts from the orchestral and operatic repertoire, and an extensive bibliography.
From quick definitions of confusing terms in a musical score to an in-depth overview of trumpet history, A Dictionary for the Modern Trumpet Player is an ideal reference for students, professionals, and music lovers of all kinds.