Woodwinds Resources

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internet resources

general woodwinds internet resources

Woodwind Central
Brief description and history of each instrument.
Mostly clarinet, some saxophone. Composition database, discography, sheet music & MIDI, young people’s pages, resource lists, and much more.

flute internet resources

Described as “the flute enthusiasts ultimate resource for locating flute-related information on the Internet,” this has instructors’ listings, online lessons, health-related issues, lists of flute organizations, dealers, sheet music suppliers, and lots more.
Flute History
“This site contains information and resources for learning about the transverse flute and flute-playing in Western Europe and America over the past 800 years. It’s designed for players of the modern instrument as well as earlier types, such as renaissance and baroque flutes. You can find pages about people, instruments, periods, and music…” Very well-designed and informative.
The Flute Network
Master class listing, registry of stolen instruments, classifieds, recommended resources.
National Flute Association
Information about membership, competitions, conventions, and other activities, as well as an online store. Under Resources, find a flute cyber-museum in the works, annotated repertoire list, and flute-related links.

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oboe internet resources

The All Oboe Page
History of the instrument, information on reed-making, recommended bibliography and sheet music, RealAudio listening samples, more links.
International Double Reed Society
For the oboe and bassoon family, lists of upcoming events, membership information, many downloadable resources such as fingering guides, manufacturer listings, audio-visuals, and more.

clarinet internet resources

ET’s Clarinet Studio
Helpful articles on various aspects of clarinet music and study, program notes, and a message board.
International Clarinet Association
Membership and event information, links to related websites, research help.

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bassoon internet resources

Listings of jobs, instruments wanted/for sale, master classes and festivals, sources for sheet music and accessories, websites for performers, teachers, orchestras, and chamber music groups, fun stuff, and more.
Directory of bassoonists, resource lists for repair shops, dealers, sheet music, gifts and accessories, organizations, etc.
Bibliography of Bassoon Theses and Dissertations
This is a helpful and thorough listing of printed academic resources about bassoons.

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selected library holdings – current periodicals

The Clarinet. Pocatello: Department of Music, Idaho State University. C544n

Flute Talk. Evanston, IL: The Instrumentalist Co. F675teta

selected library holdings – books, scores, and audiovisuals by topic

bibliographies and discographies

Baron, John H. Chamber Music: a research and information guide, 2nd rev. ed. New York: Routledge, 2002. 016.7857.B268c 2002

Berger, Melvin. Guide to Chamber Music. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1985. 785.7.B453g

Gillespie, James W. The Reed Trio: an annotated bibliography of original published works. Detroit: Information Coordinators, 1971. 016.788056.G412r

Heller, George N. Ensemble music for wind and percussion instruments: a catalog. Washington, D.C.: Music Educators National Conference, 1970. 016.788.H367e

Houser, Roy. Catalogue of Chamber Music for Woodwind Instruments. New York: Da Capo Press, 1973. 016.78805.H817c 1973 (1962)

Merriman, Lyle. Woodwind Research Guide: A Selective Bibliography of Materials Pertaining to the Literature, Development and Acoustics of Woodwind Instruments.

Evanston, IL: Instrumentalist Co., 1978. 016.78805.M552w

Peters, Harry B. The Literature of the Woodwind Quintet. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1971. 016.78805.P442w

Peters, Harry B., ed. Woodwind Music in Print. Philadelphia: Musicdata, 1997. 016.78805.p442wo

Rasmussen, Mary and Donald Mattran. A Teacher’s Guide to the Literature of Woodwind Instruments. Durham, NH: Brass and Woodwind Quarterly, 1966. 016.78805.R184t

Secrist-Schmedes, Barbera. Wind Chamber Music: winds with piano and woodwind quintets, an annotated guide. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1996. 788.05.Se25w

Skei, Allen B. Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Instruments of the Orchestra: a bibliographic guide. New York: Garland, 1985. 016.788.Sk25w

Warner, Thomas E. An Annotated Bibliography of Woodwind Instruction Books, 1600-1830. Detroit: Information Coordinators, 1967. 016.78805.W247a

Voxman, Himie and Lyle Merriman. Woodwind Ensemble Music Guide. Evanston, IL: Instrumentalist Co., 1973. 016.78805.V948w 1982 vols

Voxman, Himie and Lyle Merriman. Woodwind Solo and Study Material Music Guide. Evanston, IL: Instrumentalist Co., 1975. 016.78805.V948ws

Voxman, Himie and Lyle Merriman. Woodwind Music Guide. Evanston, IL: Instrumentalist Co., 1982. ML128.W5 V71 1982

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history, performance, and pedagogy

Baines, Anthony. Woodwind Instruments and Their History. New York: W. W. Norton, 1963. 788.5.B161w 1963

Craig, Jean. The Woodwinds. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1963. 788.C844w

Flutes and Whistles (Videorecording) Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities, 1976. VT 1734 [U-MATIC]

Kirck, George T. The Reed Guide. Decatur, IL: Reed-mate Co., 1983. 788.62.K633r

Palmer, Harold. Teaching Techniques of the Woodwinds: a textbook for the instrumental teacher. Rockville Center, NY: Belwin, 1952. 788.507.P182t

Reed Instruments (Videorecording) Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities, 1976. VT 1733 [U-MATIC]

Saucier, Gene. Woodwinds: fundamental performance techniques. New York: Schirmer Books; London: Collier Macmillan, 1981. 788.05 Sa85w

Timm, Everett LeRoy. The Woodwinds. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1964. 788.5.T483w

Various authors. Woodwind Anthology: a compendium of woodwind articles from The Instrumentalist. Northfield, IL: Instrumentalist Co., 1986. 788.0507 W.878a 2 vols.

Weisberg, Arthur. The Art of Windplaying. New York: Schirmer Books, 1975. 788.007.W434a

Westphal, Frederick W. Beginning Woodwind Class Method (woodwind ensemble method), 4th ed. Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown, 1983. 788.05 W528b, 1983

Westphal, Frederick. Guide to Teaching Woodwinds, 3rd ed. Dubuque, IA: W. C. Brown, 1980. 788.05 W528g, 1980.

Westphal, Frederick W. Guide to Teaching Woodwinds: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone. Dubuque, IA: W. C. Brown, 1962. 788.05 W528g

Westphal, Frederick W. Woodwind Ensemble Method: beginning class instruction, 3rd ed. Dubuque, IA: W. C. Brown, 1977. 788.W528w, 1977

Westphal, Frederick W. Woodwind Ensemble Method for Teacher Education: class instruction in flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon. Dubuque, IA: W. C. Brown, 1961. 788.W528w