The Tuba Family
by Clifford Bevan
expanded from the original 1978 edition of 303
to the 2000 2nd edition of 640 pages including a 33 page index
1 872203 30 2.
Comprehensive in its scope but eminently readable, the second edition
of The Tuba Family is a book I refer to at least once a week; it never
ceases to inform, amuse and inspire.
Douglas Yeo, Bass Trombone,
Serpent, Ophicleide, Boston Symphony Orchestra
Dr. Bevan writes beautifully . . . This is a book safe to recommend even
to the uninitiated and a must for tuba students everywhere.
Andrew Pinnock, Galpin Society Journal
The first edition of The Tuba Family was the most important reference
work on the history of bass brass instruments. Clifford Bevan's work in
the second edition has exponentially upgraded that status. This volume
is friendly to readers of all ages and levels of experience and an indispensable
item in any enthusiast's or professional's library.
Jerry Young, former editor, ITEA Journal; Professor
of Music, The University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
a veritable wealth of information on every aspect of the tuba, its variants
and its predecessors . . .
Paul Schmidt, ITEA Journal
Academic scholarship for tuba and euphonium is a serious
business. The Tuba Family serves as the authoritative reference for
teaching and pedagogy, instrument design, orchestration and instrumentation.
This book isn't important; it is essential.
Ronald Davis, Former Historian, International Tuba/Euphonium
Association; Professor of Music, University of South Carolina
ISBN 1 872203 30 2. 640 pp. Free descriptive leaflet available.