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A Definitive Insight into the Evolution of the Trumpet

In the first major book devoted to the trumpet in more than two decades, John Wallace and Alexander McGrattan trace the surprising evolution and colourful performance history of one of the world’s oldest instruments.

They chart the introduction of the trumpet and its family into art music, and its rise to prominence as a solo instrument, from the Baroque ‘golden age’, through the advent of valved brass instruments in the nineteenth century, and the trumpet’s renaissance in the jazz age.

This comprehensive and definitive reference book offers a fascinating insight to the evolution of the trumpet.


Now available to purchase online

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Understanding Brass

The Cambridge Companion to Brass Instruments is a fascinating book which covers many diverse aspects of brass instruments and in immense detail.

If there’s something you need to know about brass instruments from the medieval to contemporary periods, this book is the ideal oracle.  The combination of the extensive experience and knowledge of its editors, John Wallace and Trevor Herbert, together with the far-reaching list of additional contributors makes this a leading reference point.

Now available to purchase from The Wallace Collection Online Shop.