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Historic Brass and Percussion Treatises: Home


The Conservatory Library's special collections include a large number of historically significant printed treatises from the 16th through the 19th centuries.

Drawn primarily from the Frederick R. Selch Collection of American Music History, the materials highlighted here include some of the most influential writing on brass and percussion performance practice in the history of Western music.

Historic Brass Instrument Treatises

Historic Percussion Treatises