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Dictionary of Percussion Terms

As Found in the Symphonic Repertoire

By Morris Lang Larry Spivak

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As Found in the Symphonic Repertoire. Composed by Morris Lang Larry Spivak. SWS. Hip Pockets. Classical. Text. With Standard notation. Carl Fischer Music #HPB1. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.HPB1).

Item Number: CF.HPB1

ISBN 9780825841552. 4.25 x 11 inches. Text: Larry Spivak; Morris Lang. Larry Spivak, Morris Lang.

This useful book contains an alphabetical listing of terms found in the classical symphonic repertoire. Terms used in English, French, Italian, German, Japanese, African, Spanish, Latin American, Polish, Dutch, Danish and Russian works are included. There are sections devoted to standard abbreviations, phrases from famous symphonic, choral and operatic works and an appendix for mallet instrument ranges. Devised by longtime New York Philharmonic percussionist Morris "Arnie" Lang and composer/percussionist Larry Spivack, this is a book that every percussionist and most composers will want to own.

  • Preface 
  • Preface to the 1997 Edition 
  • Dictionary 
  • Russian Phrases 
  • Japanese Percussion 
  • Abbreviations 
  • Symbols 
  • Expressions 
  • Appendix - Range of the Mallet Instruments 
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