|: Don L. Smithers
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Download or read book The Music and History of the Baroque Trumpet Before 1721 written by Don L. Smithers and published by . This book was released on 1973 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book surveys the related types of trumpets used from the period of Monteverdi through the era of Bach and Handel. The author examines the repertory of trumpet music available before the appearance of Bach’s Second Brandenburg Concerto in F Major and provides a detailed analysis of the working conditions of trumpet players in various European countries during this period. The choice of 1721 in this first study of the music, history, and manufacture of the trumpet as it existed before the Industrial Revolution was neither accidental nor arbitrary. The earliest and only dated source of J. S. Bach’s singular Second Brandenburg Concerto in F Major is both a musical and a chronological boundary between two quite different periods in the trumpet’s long history.