Historical Instrument Section
of the International Tuba and Euphonium Association Journal

Since 1992, members and friends of Berlioz Historical Brass have coordinated the Historical Instrument Section of the ITEA Journal. These past columns are reprinted with permission by the Journal. We wish to thank Benjamin Pierce and Jason Smith, current and former editors of the ITEA Journal, for their support of the Historical Instrument Section.

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Winter 2017: "Invention: Need or Greed? Part 1: 'A true contrabass wind instrument'" by Clifford Bevan [44:2, 16-18]

Fall 2016: "The Dawn of Exploration for the English Bass Horn?" by Craig Kridel [44:1, 28-33]

Summer 2016: "Explorations in 3D Printing: Copying a Serpent" by Andy Lamb [43:4, 34-37]

Spring 2016: "The Case of the Mysterious F: A Detective Story" by Clifford Bevan [43:3, 27-28]

Summer 2015: "Looking at the Past III: Travelling into the Past" (Conclusion) by Clifford Bevan [44:3, 64-66]

Spring 2015: "Looking at the Past II: God Save Us from the Ancient Serpent" by Clifford Bevan [42:3, 67-69]

Winter 2015: "Looking at the Past I: Why Play Historical Brass?" by Clifford Bevan [42:2, 53-56]

Fall 2013: "To the Tuba, and Beyond" by Clifford Bevan [41:1, 69-71]

Fall 2012: "Low Brass Cards of Holidays Past" by Clifford Bevan [40:1, 70-71]

Spring 2012: "The Serpent Forveille: Perhaps the Best of All These Instruments for Sound" by Craig Kridel [39:3, 62-65]

Winter 2012: "A Magnificent Instrument" by Clifford Bevan [39:2, 64-65]

Summer 2011: "The Clifford Bevan Award for Meritorious Work in Low Brass Scholarship" by Craig Kridel [38:4, 56-59]

Winter 2011: "Art and Craft" by Clifford Bevan [38:2, 46-47]

Fall 2010: "Resurrecting the Bass Cornetto" by Craig Kridel [38:1, 86-88]

Summer 2010: "The Process of Cataloging an Unsigned Tuba," by Ken Drobnak [37:4, 46-47]

Winter 2010: "The Serpent at the Center of the Stage" by Clifford Bevan [37:2, 63-64]

Fall 2009: "New Wine for Old Bottles" by Craig Kridel [37:1, 48-50]

Winter 2009: The Start of Something Splendid by Clifford Bevan [36:2, 97-98]

Fall 2008: What Does a Serpent Sound Like? by Craig Kridel [36:1, 115-117]

Spring 2008: From Spectator to Player: A Tuba Player's Encounter with the Serpent by Craig Kridel [35:3, 70-72]

Winter 2008: Vaughan William's Tuba Concerto: Composition and First Performance by Clifford Bevan [35:2, 62-63]

Fall 2007: A Nice Cup of Tea by Clifford Bevan [35:1, 65-66]

Summer 2007: Pure or Practical by Clifford Bevan [34:4, 89-90]

Spring 2007: The Original Intent of the Serpent by Craig Kridel [34:3, 74-77]

Winter 2007: America's First Serpents by Craig Kridel [34:2, 84-86]

Winter 2006: Museums--What is it Worth? by Arnold Myers [33:2, 86]

Fall 2005: Serpent of Wood and Metal by Sabine Klaus [33:1, 82, 84]

Summer 2005: As Time Goes By by Clifford Bevan [32:4, 74-75]

Spring 2005: Serpent Exaltations: Pedagogical Advice from Past and Present edited by Craig Kridel and Dick Fuller [32:3, 85-87]

Spring 2004: Who Does Our Heritage Belong To? by Arnold Myers [31:3, 84-85]

Winter 2004: The Biennial Dispatches: Serpent Events and Occurrences by Craig Kridel [31:2, 79-81]

Summer 2003: Questions and Answers: Bass Horns and Russian Bassoons by Craig Kridel [30:4, 73-75]

Spring 2003: The Mystery of the Missing Tuba by Arnold Myers [30:3, 67-68]

Winter 2003: Wooden S Meets Wooden O by Clifford Bevan [30:2, 77]

Summer 2002: Serpent and Contrabassoon Acoustics by D. M. Campbell [29:4, 54-55]

Winter 2002: Streams of Recent Serpent Occurrences by Craig Kridel [29:2, 83-85]

Summer 2001: Think Me Up a Tuba by Clifford Bevan [28:4, 58-59]

Winter 2001: Not Quite the Serpent's Swan-Song by Clifford Bevan [28:2, 64]

Summer 2000: The One That Got Away by Clifford Bevan [27:4, 41-42]

Spring 2000: The Living Role of Historical Instruments by Arnold Myers [27:3, 60-61]

Winter 1999: What do you play in A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture? by Clifford Bevan [27:2, 61-62]

Fall 1999: Twenty-One Years of The Tuba Family by Ronald Davis [27:1, 59-61]

Summer 1999: Ophicleide: “Helicon-Word with ... er ... only meaning only” by Anthony George and “Welcome to the Millennicleide” by Clifford Bevan [26:4, 38,40]

Spring 1999: Museums by Arnold Myers [26:3, 54-55]

Winter 1999: Serpent: “Serpent” by Craig Kridel and “Lost and Found” by Clifford Bevan [26:2, 67-69]

Summer 1998: Ophicleide: “Stephen Wick and the Informed Approach” by Clifford Bevan, “Le Man's Le Mans for a' that” by Clifford Bevan, and “The Ophicleide: (A) Historical Exchange” by Anthony George [25:4, 34-37]

Spring 1998: Historical Instrument Section: “Museums” by Arnold Myers and “Book Review: John Fletcher: Tuba Extraordinary” by Clifford Bevan [25:3, 32-33]

Winter 1998: Historical Instrument Section: “Serpent” by Craig Kridel and “Case of the Missing B” by Clifford Bevan [25:2, 28-30]

Fall 1997: A Historian's Perspective by Ronald Davis [25:1, 32-34]

Summer 1997: Historical Instrument Section: “Ophicleide” by Anthony George and “Year of the Operacleide?” by Clifford Bevan [24:4, 36-38]

Spring 1997: Museums by Arnold Myers [24:3, 30-31]

Winter 1997: Historical Instrument Section: “Serpent” by Craig Kridel and “Long Live the Serpent! (Oh, sorry. It already has)” by Clifford Bevan [24:2, 38-40]

Summer 1996: Ophicleide: “The Ophicleide or 'Chromatic Bullocks and how to milk them'” by Anthony George and “Oliphant qui mal y pense” by Clifford Bevan [23:4, 28-30]

Spring 1996: Museums and Collections by Arnold Myers [23:3, 32-33]

Winter 1996: Historical Instrument Section: “Serpent” by Craig Kridel and “Pride and Prejudice” by Clifford Bevan [23:2, 40-42]

Fall 1995: Historical Instrument Section: “Serpent” by Craig Kridel and “. . . a long silver row” by Clifford Bevan [23:1, 38-39]

Spring 1995: Historical Instrument Section: “Serpent“ by Craig Kridel and “O Wild West Wind“ by Clifford Bevan [22:3, 52-54]

Fall 1994: Historical Instrument Section: “Serpent” by Craig Kridel and “Alone in Catalonia” by Clifford Bevan [22:1, 40-42]

Spring 1994: “. . . and everything in its place” by Clifford Bevan [21:3, 32-33]

Fall 1993: Historical Instrument Section: “Serpent” by Craig Kridel and “Serpent Secrets and the Hall of Fame” by Clifford Bevan [21:1, 24-26]

Winter 1992: Historical Instrument Section: “Serpent” by Craig Kridel and “Christopher Monk: 1921-1991 The Purest Serpentist” by Clifford Bevan [20:2, 30-32]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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