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Trumpeters’ and Kettledrummers’ Art

English Translation by Edward H. Tarr

By Johann Ernst Altenburg

Grade 4-5
English Translation by Edward H. Tarr. Composed by Johann Ernst Altenburg (1734-1801). Arranged by Edward H. Tarr. Baroque. Book -Essay on an Introduction Heroic and Musical (1795). Editions BIM #BRP1. Published by Editions BIM (ET.BRP1).

Item Number: ET.BRP1

...“for the Sake of a Wider Acceptance of the Same,
Described Historically, Theoretically, and Practically, and Illustrated with Examples."

Complete English translation of the important original book “Versuch einer Anleitung zur heroisch-musikalischen Trompeter- und Pauker-Kunst..."
Altenburg discusses many areas of importance: the trumpet in early times, trumpeters and kettledrummers in the Baroque hierarchy, practical instruction for learning to play trumpets and kettledrums, historical and theoretical aspects of the instruments. The usage of the instruments both in the past and in modern times, as well as the responsibilities of the teacher to prepare students for career
An incomparable viewpoint on matters pertaining to the Baroque trumpet, a valuable source of information.

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  • September 26, 2012 Essential natural trumpeter's guide

    This is essential reading for all Natural trumpet players (and baroque trumpet players). It's the best source of information we have from the actual period these instruments were played, direct from a practitioner and teacher. Including instrument on how to play, the historical context, about the instruments and mouthpieces...

    and the trumpets privileges and responsibilities.

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