This book contains sources on the history, literature, pedagogy, performance, & acoustics of brass instruments. The classified bibliography lists more than 6000 books, journal articles, & dissertations pertaining to brass instruments.
The languages surveyed are English, German, French, & Italian, with the entries divided into four main classifications:
*Reference & research materials
*History & music literature
*Pedagogy, study, & technique
*Acoustics & construction
These categories are further subdivided mainly by instruments into 39 headings. Entries encompassing several subjects are listed under all appropriate headings.
The earliest of these writings date from the late 18th century & the compilation is comprehensive from 1820 to 1988.