12. BOOK LIST
BRASS BAND CYLINDER AND NON-MICROGROOVE DISC RECORDINGS 1903-1956
Frank Andrews received the 1997 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Record Sound Collections. This volume 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 pages. £11.75
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BRITISH AMATEUR BANDS THEIR MUSIC, COMPOSERS, CONDUCTORS, SOLOISTS & PATRONS 1790-1914 With Addendum 1914-1919
Drawing information from contemporary sources, notably Brass Band News 1881-87 and British Bandsman 1887-1919, here are lists of Bands, Biographies, Titles, Composers and Arrangers and ‘The Trade’ with a 30,000 word Summary covering the origins, growth and development of bands up to 1914, plus an account of activities during WW1. There is a comprehensive Index and a Select Bibliography.
2014. ISBN 978-1-872203-16-4. A4. Plastic ring-bound, card covers. 705 pp with tables, maps and graph. £75 Also on on CD-ROM £11.95
THE BRASS TEACHER'S BOOK
Dr Clifford Bevan gave his first brass lesson in 1954. In this book he draws on over 50 years' experience as teacher, player, examiner and lecturer. The book consists of a 170-page Dictionary of Brass Teaching followed by sections on Teaching & Technique, a Trouble-shooting Chart, Appendix, Bibliography and Index. It includes illustrations and music examples. Page-size is A4, plastic ring-bound for convenience.
ISBN 978-1872203-02-7. 232 pages. . £24
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT COLLECTIONS IN THE BRITISH ISLES
Published in 1990, this handy book contains details of almost 100 collections, all open to the public. Information on the instruments themselves and availability of catalogues and checklists is included. In A5 format, with laminated cover, it includes a frontispiece, map, indexes 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 10 8. 128 pages. £8.50
TALES FROM THE BANDROOM
27 musical reminiscences, flights of fancy and morality tales reprinted from various British and American periodicals. Learn of Freddie’s surprise when he put his tuba in the bath, and the brass carollers who collapsed on a wall every Christmas Eve. And who was Scotland’s march King? Reading this book could stretch your embouchure!
ISBN 978-1-872203-35-5.136 pages. £8.50
The second edition of the standard work on the tubas and their predecessors. 640 pages about baritone, euphonium, tubas, sousaphone, helicons, ophicleides, 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 bedside-table read!’—Winds.
ISBN 1 872203 30 2. 640 pages. £35
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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. There are 35 music examples. ‘. . . extremely good value . . . I thoroughly recommend this book to all teachers who feel stale when it comes to the scale part of the lesson!’ —ESTA Journal.
ISBN 1 872203 20 5. 24 pages. £4.50
MUSIC STUDENTS PRACTICE DIARY
This A5, 40-page, card-bound booklet has provision for the teacher to write in details of 36 lessons and the pupil to make daily notes of practice. There are also spaces for the date and time of the next lesson and records of examinations, competitions and festivals entered. It is suitable for all instruments (and singers) and has sold many thousands of copies since first appearing in 1988.
ISBN 1 872203 15 9. 40 pages. £1.50 Discounts available for quantity orders. Please enquire.