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H. W. Vereecke
The Sixteenth-Century Trombone: Dimensions, Materials, and Techniques

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254 p., 58 b/w ill. + 116 colour ill., 22 b/w tables, 185 x 270 mm, 2016
ISBN: 978-2-503-56639-9
Languages: English
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The growing interest in the performance of music of the sixteenth century has created an increasing demand for accurate reproductions of period trombones. The reconstruction of such instruments has raised many questions concerning geometrical design, materials used, and processing techniques. There are few primary sources at our disposal that offer information on the manufacturing process of sixteenth-century trombones, thus one is forced to rely on information that can be derived from scientific analysis of surviving instruments. This book provides a comprehensive picture of the physical characteristics of the sixteenth-century trombone by means of an in-depth acoustical, geometrical and metallurgical analysis of all surviving trombones made in sixteenth-century Nuremberg.

 

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
1 Introduction
2 Brasswind Acoustics
3 Brasswind engineering
4 Brass
5 Scientific Analysis: Methodology
6 Sixteenth-century trombone mouthpieces
7 Sixteenth-Century Nuremberg Trombones
8 Sixteenth-Century Nuremberg Brass
9 Conclusion and further work
References
Appendix A Metallic analysis of the surviving sixteenth-century trombone mouthpieces
Appendix B Metallic analysis for the trombone by Erasmus Schnitzer (1551)
Appendix C Metallic analysis for the trombone by Georg Neuschel (1557)
Contents
Appendix D Metallic analysis for the Anton Schnitzer trombone (1576)
Appendix E Metallic analysis for the Anton Schnitzer trombone (1579)
Appendix F Metallic analysis for the trombone by Anton Schnitzer (1581)
Appendix G Metallic analysis for the Conrad Linczer trombone (1587)
Appendix H Metallic analysis for the Anton Schnitzer trombone (1593)
Appendix I Metallic analysis for the Anton Schnitzer trombone (1594)
Appendix J Metallic analysis for the trombone by Anton Drewelwecz (1595)
Appendix K Metallic analysis for the Anton Schnitzer trombone (1598)

Interest Classification:
Fine Arts & Performing Arts
Musicology
Recreational & performing arts

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