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Montagu, Jeremy

Overview
Works: 73 works in 250 publications in 3 languages and 8,169 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Catalogs and collections  Bibliography  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Methods (Music)  Sources  Exhibition catalogs  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: ML465, 781.910902
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Most widely held works about Jeremy Montagu
 
Most widely held works by Jeremy Montagu
The world of medieval & renaissance musical instruments by Jeremy Montagu( Book )

44 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of baroque and classical musical instruments by Jeremy Montagu( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and German and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Baroque - High Baroque - Classical era__
Origins and development of musical instruments by Jeremy Montagu( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Origins and Development of Musical Instruments details the creation, use, and development of musical instruments from the Old Stone Age to the present. Musical instruments - from the simplest whistles to the most complex organs, from conch trumpets to sousaphones, from archers' and musical bows to violins and pianos, the most basic straw reeds to modern MIDI systems, and pairs of stones struck together to synthesizers - are all described by instrument collector and expert Jeremy Montagu. Montagu speculates on how these instruments originated and relates how they moved from one culture to another through history, all the while evolving into today's modern instruments." "Each chapter is devoted to a different type of instrument. Intervals and additional sections enhance the text with information on musicians, the Medieval Renaissance, the ideal accompaniment, archaeology, symbiotic and newly created instruments, classification of instruments, scales and music, and some of the problems of acoustics. This comprehensive volume is illustrated with more than 120 photos capturing several hundred instruments from all over the world, many of them from the author's own collection of more than 2,500 instruments. A copious bibliography, index, and maps complete this priceless resource."--Jacket
The world of romantic & modern musical instruments by Jeremy Montagu( Book )

16 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timpani and percussion by Jeremy Montagu( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A history of percussion instruments from the Old Stone Age to the present day. Jeremy Montagu, a performer, historian, and curator of musical instruments, discusses common and uncommon percussion instruments from all parts of the world, tracing their development and use through the ages and across cultures. After exploring the origins and antiquity of percussion instruments, Montagu investigates their appearance in the Middle Ages, in particular the nakers, tabors, cymbals and triangles that are immediately ancestral to those we use today. He then describes instruments of the Renaissance and Early Baroque, High Baroque (from which we can trace surviving instruments and specific music), Classical, Romantic and Modern periods. Montagu follows the development of orchestral and band percussion from the late-18th century, moving from the introduction of the Turkish music to the modern pop bands, military, marching and concert bands, and concert and studio orchestras. The work concludes with a wide-ranging survey of world percussion, covering instruments commonly played in schools, colleges and orchestras. It incorporates appendices on playing techniques, technical matters, and the sociology of drummers, and features many illustrations"--Publisher's description
Early percussion instruments : from the Middle Ages to the Baroque by James Blades( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical evidence for the use of early percussion instruments is slight, because their parts were hardly ever written down. Contemporary pictures, on the other hand, provide a wealth of information about their conversation and the contexts in which they were used. The authors describe in this book all the known percussion instruments from the Middle ages to the Baroque; trace their historical development; and give practical guidance on their playing technique. -- from back cover
Musical instruments of the Bible by Jeremy Montagu( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jubal did not have an organ, nor David a harp. Nebuchadnezzar had neither sackbut (English for trombone) nor cornett. The Bible, as we know it in English, is a translation, and the history of Biblical translations in Aramaic, Greek, Latin, English, and all other languages, has involved the substitutions of the musical instruments from the translator's era for those of the original author."
Horns and trumpets of the world : an illustrated guide by Jeremy Montagu( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanity has blown horns and trumpets of various makes and models, lengths and diameters since prehistoric times. In Horns and Trumpets of the World, the eminent scholar Jeremy Montagu surveys the the vast range in time and type of this instrument that has accompanied everything in human history from the war cry to the formal symphony, from the hunting call to the modern jazz performance. No work on this topic offers as much detail or so many illustrations-over 150, in fact-of this remarkable instrument. Montagu's examination starts with horns constructed from such unusual materials as seaweed, cane, and bamboo, and continues the journey of exploration through those of shell, wood, ivory, and metal. The chronological scope of Horns and Trumpets of the World is equally vast: it looks at instruments of the Bible and from the Bronze and Iron Ages respectively before diving headlong into those from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods, and, following the Industrial Revolution, those that have appeared in the modern era. Drawing on the many instruments from the author's own extensive collection, Montagu offers details, including measurements, at levels rarely seen in other surveys of this world of instrumentation. Horns and Trumpet of the World should appeal to not only scholars and collectors, but professional brass players and manufacturers, as well as museums and institutions with a vested interest in our musical heritage
Making early percussion instruments by Jeremy Montagu( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shofar : its history and use by Jeremy Montagu( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Shofar, Jeremy Montagu offers a detailed study of the ram's horn of the Bible, describing its history and use--both ritual and secular--from biblical times to the present. Because the same person normally blows the shofar each year during the Jewish High Holy Days, few are aware of the wide differences among communities around the world: the varying points in the Jewish liturgical service when the shofar is blown, what sound combinations exist, and the many varieties of the instrument. This is the first work of its kind to detail the full range of historical, musical, antiquarian, and religious issues surrounding the ancient instrument with all relevant citations from the Bible, the Talmud, and key post-Talmudic sources. Jeremy Montagu carefully examines horn types, sound characteristics, liturgical uses, and community functions to illustrate how the shofar has reflected local custom, regional needs, and religious practice. Chapters provide difficult-to-find information on how shofars are made; advice on how to choose, prepare, and maintain shofars; and instructions for aspiring blowers on a variety of traditions. With more than sixty photographs from the author's personal collection, this is an ideal work for Jews and Christians, religious scholars and musicologists, and even practicing musicians seeking to understand the crucial role of this instrument in the life of a people. --
Minstrels & angels : carvings of musicians in medieval English churches by Jeremy Montagu( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the history, function, aircraft, and future of the United States Air Force
Choose your instrument : a beginner's guide to making music( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French horn by Jeremy Montagu( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flute by Jeremy Montagu( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reed instruments : the Montagu collection : an annotated catalogue by Jeremy Montagu( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Montagu Collection, which began to take shape in the early 1960s, contains instruments of all types from around the world. What had been a small and very random collection was rapidly expanded to supplement lectures and to provide material for research on all aspects of organology. By 1967, when Jeremy Montagu mounted an exhibition in Sheffield, England, and started his ledger catalogue, the number of instruments had reached about 450. Now, 35 years later, it has reached nearly 2,500. The collection is always accessible to the public."--Jacket
Musical instruments of the Bible by Jeremy Montagu( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wendy : the lives & loves of a dragon by Jeremy Montagu( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wendy is a good Welsh dragon, living on Pendragon hill in Llandraig. She has friends and lovers, past and present, in many parts of the world - under the water in Loch Ness, on an island in Polynesia (an emigrant from Cader Idris in Wales), in Edinburgh (once on Dragon Hill at Uffington, where he took umbrage at the inaccuracy of his portrait carved in chalk on the hill), under the Drachenfels on the Rhine in Germany (where he took refuge from a Wanderer and a young Hero with a sword), in Cambridge, in Turkey, in castles in Romania and Hungary, in Qumran overlooking the Dead Sea in Israel, in
The Javanese gamelan Kyai madu laras = Venerable sweet harmony by Jeremy Montagu( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical instruments of the world. Sheffield festival exhibition, 1967, Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield by Jeremy Montagu( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of musical instruments : manuals, tutors and méthodes : a listing and guide to part one of the Research Publications Microfilm Collection by Tim Byard-Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Origins and development of musical instruments
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English (176)

German (9)

French (1)

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Timpani and percussionMusical instruments of the BibleMinstrels & angels : carvings of musicians in medieval English churchesThe French hornThe fluteReed instruments : the Montagu collection : an annotated catalogueThe Montagu collection : an annotated catalogue