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Montagu, Jeremy

Overview
Works: 71 works in 241 publications in 3 languages and 7,902 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Catalogs and collections  Bibliography  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Sources  Methods (Music)  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 4 languages and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 1,069 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 967 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 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timpani and percussion by Jeremy Montagu( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 898 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 )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 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 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Musical Instruments of the Bible uses all the resources available to establish what each instrument in the Bible really looked like, and how it was played. Sources are cited in the original Biblical languages of Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Latin, but always with transcription into the modern Roman alphabet. Instruments are discussed, described, and identified in the order in which they appear in the King James Bible." "Three indexes supplement the text: an index of Biblical citations that provides the chapter and verse where the instrument is mentioned, a quadrilingual parallel citation in Hebrew, Greek, Latin and English, which allows the reader to crosscheck each reference, and a general index."--Jacket
Making early percussion instruments by Jeremy Montagu( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minstrels & angels : carvings of musicians in medieval English churches by Jeremy Montagu( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the history, function, aircraft, and future of the United States Air Force
Horns and trumpets of the world : an illustrated guide by Jeremy Montagu( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 196 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 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 looks at horns constructed from seaweed, cane, bamboo, shell, wood, ivor
The shofar : its history and use by Jeremy Montagu( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choose your instrument : a beginner's guide to making music( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French horn by Jeremy Montagu( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flute by Jeremy Montagu( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 50 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 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Javanese gamelan Kyai madu laras = Venerable sweet harmony by Jeremy Montagu( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 13 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

The Montagu collection : an annotated catalogue by Jeremy Montagu( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Origins and development of musical instruments
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English (165)

German (10)

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