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    Sections in this category: Books about the French Horn | Books for Finding Music | Finding French Horn Music in the Library | Periodicals | Websites

    Books about the French Horn

    The Early Horn: A Practical Guide
    By John Humphries. Allen Library [ML955 H86]
    A guide to 18th- and 19th-century horn playing, including practical insights on performance practice. Check Status

    The Horn
    By Kurt Janetzky & Bernhard Bruchle. Allen Library [ML955 J33 H67]
    A history of the french horn from its origins to the mid-20th century. Check Status

    The Horn Handbook
    By Verne Reynolds. Allen Library [MT420 R49]
    In addition to chapters on practicing and teaching, a large section of this book is spent providing advice on the performance of many prominent horn works as well as how to play in a variety of instrumental combinations, such as with piano, in a woodwind quintet, and in a brass quintet. Check Status

    Horn Technique
    By Gunther Schuller. Allen Library [MT420 S38]
    A relatively short, but valuable resource on horn playing. Covers areas such as tone production, articulation, warm-ups, practicing, repertoire, and more. Check Status

    See more books about the french horn


    Books for Finding Music

    Brass Music Guide
    Allen Library Reference [REF ML128 B8 A3]
    Includes two volumes: Solo and Study Material in Print [REF ML128 B8 A3 S] and Ensemble Music in Print [REF ML128 B8 A3 E]. Both volumes list thousands of works for brass instrument, organized by instrumentation and composer. Check Status

    Horn Bibliographie
    By Bernard Bruchle. Allen Library Reference [REF ML128 H8 B]
    Listing of works that include at least one french horn. 2 volumes, in German. Check Status

    The Index of French Horn Music
    Edited by Wayne Wilkins. Allen Library Reference [REF ML128 H8 W]
    Listing of works that include at least one french horn. Be sure to read the explanation of abbreviations and symbols found at the beginning of the book. Check Status


    Finding French Horn Music in the Library

    Click links below to search for items in the library catalog, or use the call numbers below to browse the shelves at the Allen Library.

    French horn and piano
    M255 - M259

    French horn concertos (with orchestra)
    M1028 - M1029

    French horn concertos (with string orchestra)
    M1128 - M1129

    French horn solo
    M80 - M84

    Method Books - French Horn
    MT422 - MT425

    Orchestral Excerpts - French Horn
    MT426


    Periodicals

    Websites

    British Horn Society
    This site includes news, events, and links to French horn and classical music sites on the web.

    International Horn Society
    The IHS online includes news, resources, and online articles.


    Sections in this category: Books about the Trombone | Books for Finding Music | Finding Trombone Music in the Library | Periodicals | Websites

    Books about the Trombone

    A Modern Guide for Trombonists and Other Musicians
    By Richard Begel. Allen Library [MT460 B44 M6]
    Covers topics such as breathing, tone quality, intonation, auditions, trombone care and cleaning, and more. Check Status

    The Trombone
    By Trevor Herbert. Allen Library [ML965 H47 T76]
    A comprehensive history of the trombone, from its origins through the 20th century. Check Status

    The Trombone: Its History and Music, 1697 -1811
    By David Guion. Allen Library Stacks [ML965 G96 T7]
    An examination of the trombone in the 18th century, focusing on 18th-century writings on the trombone, the trombone and its music in France, and the trombone in choral music, opera, and the concert orchestra. Check Status

    See more books about the trombone


    Books for Finding Music

    Annotated Guide to Trombone Solos with Band & Orchestra
    By Vern Kagarice. Allen Library Reference [REF ML128 T84 K]
    Provides duration, difficulty level, range, and a description for a large number of concertos and other works for trombone with large ensemble. Check Status

    Brass Music Guide
    Allen Library Reference [REF ML128 B8 A3]
    Includes two volumes: Solo and Study Material in Print [REF ML128 B8 A3 S] and Ensemble Music in Print [REF ML128 B8 A3 E]. Both volumes list thousands of works for brass instrument, organized by instrumentation and composer. Check Status

    French Music for Low Brass Instruments: An Annotated Bibliography
    By Mark J. Thompson. Allen Library Reference [REF ML128 B8 T46]
    Lists and describes solo and pedagogical music for low brass instruments. Description includes information such as duration, range, difficulty, special performance techniques, and more. Check Status


    Finding Trombone Music in the Library

    Click links below to search for items in the library catalog, or use the call numbers below to browse the shelves at the Allen Library.

    Method Books - Trombone
    MT462 - MT465

    Orchestral Excerpts - Trombone
    MT466

    Trombone and piano
    M262 - M263

    Trombone concertos (with orchestra)
    M1032 - M1033

    Trombone concertos (with string orchestra)
    M1132 - M1133

    Trombone solo
    M90 - M94


    Periodicals

    Websites

    International Trombone Association
    The ITA site has information about the organization and its festivals, awards, and scholarships.


    Sections in this category: Books about the Trumpet | Books for Finding Music | Finding Trumpet Music in the Library | Periodicals | Websites

    Books about the Trumpet

    The Trumpet
    By Edward Tarr. Allen Library [ML960 T37 T76]
    Overview of the history of the trumpet, from its origins in ancient history to the mid-20th century. Check Status

    Trumpet Pedagogy: A Compendium of Modern Teaching Techniques
    By David Hickman. Allen Library [MT440 H62 T78]
    A combination of the author's own thoughts on trumpet pedagogy as well as those of many other experts on trumpet playing. Includes section on technique, physical attributes, psychology, types of trumpets, and more. Check Status

    The Trumpeter's Handbook
    By Roger Sherman. Allen Library [MT440 S55]
    Discusses many aspects of trumpet technique, including hand position, breathing, embouchure, articulation, vibrato, and more. Also has chapters on equipment, audition preparation, practicing, etc. Check Status

    See more books about the trumpet


    Books for Finding Music

    Brass Music Guide
    Allen Library Reference [REF ML128 B8 A3]
    Includes two volumes: Solo and Study Material in Print [REF ML128 B8 A3 S] and Ensemble Music in Print [REF ML128 B8 A3 E]. Both volumes list thousands of works for brass instrument, organized by instrumentation and composer. Check Status

    Twentieth -Century Music for Trumpet and Orchestra
    By Norbert Carnovale. Allen Library Reference [REF ML128 T87 C1]
    Provides descriptions for over 300 works for solo trumpet with orchestra. Also lists a number of works for multiple trumpets with orchestra. Check Status


    Finding Trumpet Music in the Library

    Click links below to search for items in the library catalog, or use the call numbers below to browse the shelves at the Allen Library.

    Method Books - Trumpet
    MT442 - MT445

    Orchestral Excerpts - Trumpet
    MT446

    Trumpet and piano
    M260 - M261

    Trumpet concertos (with orchestra)
    M1030 - M1031

    Trumpet concertos (with string orchestra)
    M1130 - M1131

    Trumpet solo
    M85 - M89


    Periodicals

    Websites

    Downloads: Brass Music
    Jay Lichtmann's home page provides music for trumpet solo and ensemble, brass quartets, quintets, and ensembles available for free download.

    International Trumpet Guild
    A good site that includes news, graded concert lists, employment opportunities, an index to ITG journals, links to other sites, etc.

    TPO: Trumpet Player Online
    A source for news, links, and forum discussions on the trumpet.


    Sections in this category: Books about the Tuba/Euphonium | Books for Finding Music | Finding Tuba/Euphonium Music in the Library | Periodicals | Websites

    Books about the Tuba/Euphonium

    The Low Brass Guide
    By John Griffiths. Allen Library [MT339 G85] Check Status

    Program Notes for the Solo Tuba
    By Gary Bird (ed.). Allen Library [ML973 B57 P]
    Provides program note-style descriptions for 88 significant works for tuba, mostly written by the composers. Check Status

    A Treatise on the Tuba
    By Donald Stauffer. Allen Library [MT480 S79]
    Primarily an examination of the many different types of tubas, but also discusses the general mechanics of the tuba, some technique, a few prominent tubists, and more. Check Status

    The Tuba Handbook
    By J. Kent Mason. Allen Library [MT480 M39]
    This resource discusses tuba technique, including breathing, embouchure, articulation, fingering, instrument selection, and more. Check Status

    The Tuba Source Book
    Compiled by Winston R. Morris and Edward R. Goldstein. Allen Library Reference [REF ML128 T88 M]
    In addition to material that has been updated in Guide to the Tuba Repertoire (see Books for Finding Music below), this book includes a series of essays on doubling for tubists, jazz tuba, the free-lance tubist, and several on how to compose for the tuba. Check Status


    Books for Finding Music

    Brass Music Guide
    Allen Library Reference [REF ML128 B8 A3]
    Includes two volumes: Solo and Study Material in Print [REF ML128 B8 A3 S] and Ensemble Music in Print [REF ML128 B8 A3 E]. Both volumes list thousands of works for brass instrument, organized by instrumentation and composer. Check Status

    French Music for Low Brass Instruments: An Annotated Bibliography
    By Mark J. Thompson. Allen Library Reference [REF ML128 B8 T46]
    Lists and describes solo and pedagogical music for low brass instruments. Description includes information such as duration, range, difficulty, special performance techniques, and more. Check Status

    Guide to the Euphonium Repertoire
    By Lloyd Bone and Eric Paull (eds.). Allen Library Reference [REF ML128 B24 G854]
    Lists and provides brief descriptions of a large number of works that include euphonium, as well as method books and orchestral excerpt books. Also includes lists of suggested repertoire, an extensive discography, a bibliography of euphonium literature, short biographies of composers of euphonium music, and more. Check Status

    Guide to the Tuba Repertoire
    By Winston Morris and Daniel Perantoni. Allen Library Reference [REF ML128 T88 M 2006]
    Lists and provides brief descriptions of a large number of works that include tuba, as well as method books and orchestral excerpt books. Also includes an extensive discography. Check Status


    Finding Tuba/Euphonium Music in the Library

    Click links below to search for items in the library catalog, or use the call numbers below to browse the shelves at the Allen Library.

    Euphonium and Piano
    M271

    Euphonium concertos
    M1035 (with orchestra) & M1206 (with band)

    Euphonium Solo
    M110 E8

    Method Books - Tuba
    MT482 - MT485

    Orchestral Excerpts - Tuba
    MT486

    Tuba and piano
    M264 - M265

    Tuba concertos (with band)
    M1206

    Tuba concertos (with orchestra)
    M1035

    Tuba solo
    M95 - M99


    Periodicals

    Websites

    International Tuba-Euphonium Association
    Official website of the ITEA.

    Tuba-Euphonium Forum
    Active discussions of euphonium- and tuba-related topics

    TubeNet Forums
    An active forum of discussion among tuba players about all things tuba.


    Sections in this category: Books about Brass Instruments | Books for Finding Music | Finding Brass Music in the Library | Periodicals | Websites

    Books about Brass Instruments

    Brass Anthology
    Allen Library Reference [REF ML128 B8]
    A large collection of relatively brief articles from the journal Instrumentalist about brass instruments. Check Status

    Brass Bibliography: Sources on the History, Literature, Pedagogy, Performance, and Acoustics of Brass Instruments
    By Mark J. Fasman. Allen Library Reference [REF ML128 B8 F3]
    Bibliography to aid in locating resources on the topics of history and music literature, pedagogy, acoustics and construction, and more for all brass instruments. Check Status

    The Brass Player's Cookbook
    Allen Library. [MT418 B737]
    A series of brief articles about a wide variety of practical issues relating to brass instruments, written by a number of significant brass instrument performers. Check Status

    See more books about brass instruments


    Books for Finding Music

    Brass Music Guide
    Allen Library Reference [REF ML128 B8 A3]
    Includes two volumes: Solo and Study Material in Print [REF ML128 B8 A3 S] and Ensemble Music in Print [REF ML128 B8 A3 E]. Both volumes list thousands of works for brass instrument, organized by instrumentation and composer. Check Status

    Orchestral Excerpts: A Comprehensive Index
    By Carolyn Rabson. Allen Library Reference [REF ML128 O5 R2]
    Indicates in which books excerpts for particular works can be found. Check Status


    Finding Brass Music in the Library

    Click links below to search for items in the library catalog, or use the call numbers below to browse the shelves at the Allen Library.

    Other wind instrument and piano
    M270 - M271

    2 wind instruments and piano
    M315 - M319

    3 wind instruments and piano
    M415 - M419

    Brass quartets
    M487 - M489


    Periodicals

    Websites

    Acoustics of Brass Instruments (The University of New South Wales)
    An examination of the acoustics of brass instruments, including a number of explanatory graphics.

    Historic Brass Society
    The society's homepage listing events, publications, and related resources.

    Robert King Music Sales
    This site includes The Brass Players Guide, a searchable online database of more than 28,000 brass titles from various publishers worldwide from which you can order music.


    Searching by Instrumentation
    You can search the catalog for works of a particular instrumentation. Simply use the "Subject" and "Scores" limiters. See sample terms below. .



    Subject terms generally follows a pattern, regardless of the instrument. Below are some sample terms that could be used in your search. Just replace the listed instrument(s) with the instrument(s) you want.
    • trumpet music [use this for a solo work, without any accompaniment]
    • sonatas trumpet
    • trumpet with piano [use this for solo work with accompaniment
    • trumpet and trombone music [use this for duets with different instruments]
    • trumpet music trumpets 2 [use this for duets for the same instrument]
    • concertos trumpet
    • Brass quintets [five brass instruments in a variety of combinations]
    To determine other appropriate subject headings, look at the "related subjects" field in the catalog record for an an item with that instrumentation.


    Omit all parentheses and dashes before searching. In the above example, you would search for brass quintets horn trombone trumpets 2 tuba.