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September 17, 2022

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The Unnatural Trumpet: The Adoption of Vent Holes in the 1960s and ’70s

With the founding of the Cappella Coloniensis in 1954 by the Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) in Cologne, historically informed performance style was adopted by the modern orchestral scene. (Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s Concentus Musicus had preceded this group by one year.) The orchestra’s  →
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Oskar Böhme Revisited

In 1997 the ITG Journal published my article, “The Böhme Brothers, Oskar and Willi.” Under the simpler title, “The Böhme Brothers,” it has since been expanded into Chapter 5 of my book, "East Meets West," which at the time of  →
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Elevate Your Thinking to Elevate Your Playing

In this article, I provide suggestions for how brass players can improve their playing by developing their imagination. I present practical examples of how I have developed my own imagination and how I have helped students develop theirs in  →
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The Trumpet in the Work of Johann Sebastian Bach

The following article is a small analytical contribution of literature for trumpet throughout the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Learn about Gottfried Reiche, the trumpeter who had the fortune of inaugurating most of the composer's work for this instrument, view the  →
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International Journal of Music

The International Journal of Music (IJM) is the first online archive specializing in Music Performance.