The Basset Horn: Its Development and Literature

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The purpose of this study is to trace the development of a practically extinct woodwind instrument, the basset horn, and its use by composers as both a solo and an orchestral instrument. The first chapter concerns the development of the basset horn from the earliest imperfect specimen to the modern-day instrument. The second chapter deals with the physical characteristics that are peculiar to the instrument. The third chapter discusses the literature and musical history of the basset horn. An appendix provides a comprehensive listing of literature for the instrument.

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vii, 81 leaves: ill., music

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Shanley, Richard A. August 1968.

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The purpose of this study is to trace the development of a practically extinct woodwind instrument, the basset horn, and its use by composers as both a solo and an orchestral instrument. The first chapter concerns the development of the basset horn from the earliest imperfect specimen to the modern-day instrument. The second chapter deals with the physical characteristics that are peculiar to the instrument. The third chapter discusses the literature and musical history of the basset horn. An appendix provides a comprehensive listing of literature for the instrument.

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vii, 81 leaves: ill., music

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Shanley, Richard A. The Basset Horn: Its Development and Literature, thesis, August 1968; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663289/: accessed December 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .