The Art of the Trumpet-maker
The Materials, Tools and Techniques of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in Nuremberg
By (author) Robert Barclay
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Art of the Trumpet-maker by Robert Barclay
Book DescriptionThis is a study of the manufacture of brass instruments, particularly the trumpet, in Nuremberg during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The book begins with a brief history of the instrument and the city where it was made, and an introduction to the changes in style, shape, and ornamentation which occurred over more than two hundred years. The techniques of extraction and purification, and the chemical and physical structure of the metals are discussed, especially in relation to the use of authentic materials in reproductions. A separate chapter deals with solders for brass and silver and their use in the workshop. The tools and workshop facilities are identified and detailed using contemporary illustrations and examples from the author's workshop. The longest chapter, which is highly illustrated, deals with the techniques of fabrication as practised today, and draws parallels between them and historical practice. The book concludes with a discussion of the philosophy, ethics, and practicality of using historical instruments or accurate facsimiles in modern performance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198166054
(243mm x 186mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 14-Mar-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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