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Author Cottrell, Stephen, 1962-
Title The saxophone / Stephen Cottrell.
Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013.

Author Cottrell, Stephen, 1962-
Series The Yale musical instrument series
Yale musical instrument series.
Subject Sax, Adolphe, 1814-1894.
Saxophone -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 390 pages) : illustrations
Note Print version record.
Summary This is a comprehensive study of one of the world's most iconic musical instruments, the saxophone. Cottrell examines the saxophone's full social, historical, and cultural trajectory and considers how and why this instrument, with its idiosyncratic shape and sound, should have become important for so many different music-makers around the world.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-380) and index.
Contents Contents -- Illustrations, music examples and tables -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations and conventions -- Introduction: Saxophone essentials -- Chapter 1 The life and times of Adolphe Sax -- Chapter 2 The saxophone family -- Chapter 3 The saxophone in the nineteenth century -- Chapter 4 Early twentieth-century light and popular music -- Chapter 5 The saxophone in jazz -- Chapter 6 The classical saxophone -- Chapter 7 Modernism and postmodernism -- Chapter 8 The saxophone as symbol and icon -- Appendix Adolphe Saxa?s 1846 saxophone patent
NotesBibliography -- Index
ISBN 9780300190953 (electronic bk.)
0300190956 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 823934066
Additional Format Print version: Cottrell, Stephen, 1962- Saxophone. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013 9780300100419 (DLC) 2012028346 (OCoLC)785865144

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