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Musical Instruments A Comprehensive Dictionary
Musical Instruments A Comprehensive Dictionary Author:Sibyl Marcuse This is a complete and authoritative record of the world's musical instruments, giving details of when, where, how and by whom thousands of instruments have been used. — Covering the period from pre-history to the electornic instruments of today, this comprehensive volume defines, describes and relates the implements of music that have appeared n... more »ot only in the Western world, but in the Orient, Africa, the Americas, Polynesia and other regions.
The entries are thoroughly cross-referenced, etymologies are given, and foreign language equivalents of English terms are entered alphabetically in their own right. The dictionary is the only one of its kind written in English, and is indispensable for musicians, students of music, and all interested in the history of music and its social significance.« less