The ""notes"" assembled here consist of English's introductions to the different groups of instruments and--arranged within...

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YOU CAN'T BE TIMID WITH A TRUMPET: Notes from the Orchestra

The ""notes"" assembled here consist of English's introductions to the different groups of instruments and--arranged within each group--first-person comments by individual musicians. The musicians trace their routes to their present positions in different orchestras--a large proportion of player-instrument pairings came about by sheer chance--and comment on their instruments' workings or history, and/or particular demands and satisfactions. The emphasis is on the musicians--and while there are more thoroughgoing introductions to the instruments of the orchestra, this personal approach might interest would-be musicians.

Pub Date: Oct. 20, 1981

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1981