“. . . a major contribution to cornett research and belongs in the library of every cornettist.” —Historic Brass Society
“. . . scrupulously detailed. . . The first successful attempt to provide a comprehensive reference book on the cornett and its music. Recommended for both upper-division undergraduate libraries and collections serving music scholars and performers.” —Choice
“ . . . it will likely stand as the definitive bibliography of cornett music for many years.” —Notes
“. . . this is a groundbreaking study of the subject . . . likely to remain the only major study of the instrument and the music composed for it.” —American Reference Books Annual
“. . . every cornett player owes an immense debt of gratitude to [the authors and their assistants] for revealing such a wealth of performing opportunities . . .” —European Journal of Early Music
The cornett is made of wood but has a brass cup mouthpiece and uses woodwind finger technique. Here the authors have compiled a bibliography of all extant sources of instrumental and vocal music which specify the cornett.