Early Percussion Instruments : From the Middle Ages to the Baroque. Blades, J. & Montagu, J. Oxford University Press, London, 1976.
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Presents the history of early percussion instruments, including nakers, timpani, tabor, side drum, triangle, tambourine, cymbals, clappers, castanets, tong cymbals, rattles, Turkish crescent (jingling johnnie), friction drum, dulcimer, xylophone, and chime bells. The use of these instruments in the Renaissance and Baroque periods is discussed, and suggestions for the performance of early music and the care of instruments are included.
@book{ blades_early_1976,
  address = {London},
  series = {Early music series},
  title = {Early {Percussion} {Instruments} : {From} the {Middle} {Ages} to the {Baroque}},
  isbn = {0-19-323176-X},
  shorttitle = {Early {Percussion} {Instruments}},
  abstract = {Presents the history of early percussion instruments, including nakers, timpani, tabor, side drum, triangle, tambourine, cymbals, clappers, castanets, tong cymbals, rattles, Turkish crescent (jingling johnnie), friction drum, dulcimer, xylophone, and chime bells. The use of these instruments in the Renaissance and Baroque periods is discussed, and suggestions for the performance of early music and the care of instruments are included.},
  publisher = {Oxford University Press},
  author = {Blades, James and Montagu, Jeremy},
  year = {1976}
}

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