1. Introduction; 2. Historical background; 3. Equipment; 4. Technique; 5. The language of musical style; 6. Case studies.
A guide to eighteenth and nineteenth century performance practice on the horn.
'Rarely can anything have been written on the early history of the horn that is quite as accessible and flowing as John Humphries' The Early Horn, A Practical Guide. While others may have made hard work of describing the horn's passage from hunting to double, John's text flows almost as a novel ... whatever type of horn you play ... this book will give you a greater understanding of your instrument.' Ian Wagstaff, The Horn Magazine 'John Humphries has written an eminently readable book packed with fascinating information about the horn of the 18th and 19th centuries ... Nowhere else is such an amount of information on the early horn available in a single, reliable, readable source.' Early Music