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Book 1: Horns and Trumpets of the European Iron Age
Why are horns and trumpets such an important part of ancient life? How do they breathe and speak to ancient peoples? Why do the same stories of brass pop up everywhere. All the questions and more are answered by Dr Holmes, the acknowledged world expert on ancient brass in this controversial and ever-questioning approach to the world’s most awe-inspiring instruments.Buy Book 1
Multiple volumes cover the material in various depths.
Instruments from the European Iron Age.
Released July 2022.
Instruments from the Etruscan, Greek and Roman civilisations.
Releases early 2023.
Instruments from late Bronze-Age Europe.
Releases late 2023.
Instruments from pre-metal ages in the Middle East.
Releases early 2024.
60 years of research is referenced on this website - including bibliography and custom made images, all available under a Creative Commons license. Keep checking back - constantly updated.
An A-Z listing of all publications found that are relevant to this work, ranging from 1500s to the present day.
References to iconographical representations of instruments held within various museums and institutions around the world.
References to all ancient mentions of instruments in classical and other texts.
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