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This is the first comprehensive study of the trombone in English. It covers the instrument, its repertoire, the way it has been played, and the social, cultural, and aesthetic contexts within which it has developed. The book explores the origins of the instrument, its invention in the fifteenth century, and its story up to modern times, also revealing hidden aspects of the trombone in different eras and countries. The book looks not only at the trombone within classical music but also at its place in jazz, popular music, popular religion, and light music. Trevor Herbert examines each century of the trombone's development and details the fundamental impact of jazz on the modern trombone. By the late twentieth century, he shows, jazz techniques had filtered into the performance idioms of almost all styles of music and transformed ideas about virtuosity and lyricism in trombone playing.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300100952
ISBN-10: 0300100957
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 189mm x 31mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 17-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Trevor Herbert

Trevor Herbert is professor of music at the Open University. Formerly a professional trombone player, he is the author of The British Brass Band: A Musical and Cultural History and The Cambridge Companion to Brass Instruments.

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