A Catalog of Music for the Cornett

A Catalog of Music for the Cornett

Michael Collver and Bruce Dickey
Distribution: World
Publication date: 9/1/1996
Format: paper 224 pages
6.125 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-20974-0
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“. . . 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.

Author Bio

MICHAEL COLLVER teaches voice and cornett at the Longy School of Music. He concertizes and records both as a cornett player and as a singer with Project Ars Nova. BRUCE DICKEY teaches cornett at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and is an active concert and recording artist. He is author of many articles on the cornett and on early music performance practices.

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