The Bagpipe

The Bagpipe The History of a Musical Instrument - Routledge Library Editions. Scotland

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Publisher's Synopsis

Originally published in 1975, and written by an authority on Scottish music, this book traces the evolution of the bagpipe whilst also narrating the fortunes of the 'Great Highland Bagpipe' itself. Exploring history and archaeology of civilizations as far removed from the Scottish Highlands as Egypt and Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome this book offers a unique full-length history of one of the world's most interesting and ancient musical instruments. Appendices list the bagpipes of other countries and the materials used in the instrument's manufacture as well as a comprehensive bibliography.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781032070933
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 788.49
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 508g
Height: 156mm
Width: 233mm
Spine width: 20mm