Thursday, January 29, 2009

Brass History

David Wilken of the University of North Carolina Asheville has an excellent web page on brass history. This article establishes the basic definition of a brass instrument, and it surveys the development of a variety of them from antiquity and the early renaissance through the twentieth century.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Hopefully this blog will be a useful venue for an assortment of things related to Renaissance brass ensembles. This blog has been created as a fulfillment of a project requirement for Advanced Brass Ensemble Literature at the University of Iowa. This blog will explore music, instruments, modern day replications, and anything else related to the subject of Renaissance brass. Enjoy!