BRASS BAND CYLINDER AND NON-MICROGROOVE DISC RECORDINGS 1903-1956
Frank Andrews received the 1997 Lifetime Achievement Award from the
United States-based Association for Record Sound Collections. This volume,
the product of many years' work, presents complete details of British
brass band recordings up to the appearance of the LP record. A unique
source of information on repertoire and performers as well as individual
discs and cylinders and the companies issuing them, this discography
will be found invaluable by all those interested in brass bands during
the first half of the twentieth century.'. . . an interesting read for
the nostalgic band lover and a must for the committed collector of old
recordings.'- Brass Band World.
ISBN 1 872203 25 6. 238 pp. Free descriptive
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT COLLECTIONS IN THE BRITISH ISLES
Published in 1990, this handy book contains details of almost 100 collections,
all open to the public. As well as information on the instruments themselves,
availability of catalogues and checklists is included. Each individual
entry also includes types and totals of instruments, locations, facilities,
opening times and prices of admission. In a handy A5 format, with laminated
cover, it contains 128 pages, frontispiece and 43 photographs. 'This
slim volume is to music-lovers what the Good Pub Guide is to drunks
. . .'- Classical Music. '. . . anyone concerned for the welfare of
musical instruments in public collections should obtain a copy and use
it'.- Galpin Society Journal.
ISBN 1 872203. 128 pp.
THE TUBA FAMILY
The second edition of the standard work on the tubas and their predecessors.
640 pages about baritone, euphonium, tubas, sousaphones, helicons, ophicleide,
serpents and countless more, with 100 illustrations and 100 music examples
in 16 chapters. It includes 8 appendices, 23-page bibliography and 33-page
index. '. . . a veritable wealth of information on the tuba, its variants
and its predecessors'.- ITEA Journal. 'Dr. Bevan writes beautifully
. . . a must for tuba students everywhere'.- Galpin Society Journal.
'The book is that rare delight, a scholarly reference work and a good
ISBN 1 872203 30 2. 640 pp. Free descriptive
50 WAYS TO PRACTISE SCALES AND ARPEGGIOS
A revolutionary method for intermediate and advanced violinists which
suggests ideas of use to players (and teachers) of all instruments.
'. . . extremely good value . . . I thoroughly recommend this book to
all teachers who feel stale when it comes to the scale part of the lesson!'-
ISBN 1 872203 20 5. 24 pp.
MUSIC STUDENTS PRACTICE DIARY
This A5, 40-page, card-bound booklet has spaces for the teacher to write
in details of 36 lessons, and the pupil to make daily notes of practice
carried out. There are also spaces for the date and time of next lesson;
record of examinations, competitions and festivals entered. It is suitable
for all instruments and has sold many thousands of copies since 1988.
ISBN 9 781872 203157. 40 pp. Free descriptive leaflet available.
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