“Les journées de cuivres anciens” (Early Brass Days), the Historic Brass Society conference at the Cité de la Musique in Paris, attracted performers, scholars, educators, and students of early brass from various parts of Europe and the United States. Brass Scholarship in Review provides a record of the scholarly side of the conference, including reports on roundtable discussions as well as individual papers from leading authorities on early brass. Articles cover a wide range of interests, from the historical to the technical, from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. There are articles on such diverse topics as early hunting horn signals, trumpeters in Renaissance Parma, early recordings, trumpet acoustics, and the characteristics of metals used in early instrument manufacture. The volume is particularly rich in nineteenth-century topics, including ground-breaking work on Adolph Sax as leader of the banda of the Paris Opéra and recent discoveries relating to the Gautrot firm of instrument makers.
Has published articles in Early Music, Performance Practice Review, Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society, Historic Brass Society Journal, Baroccao Padano, and The New Grove Dictionary of
Music and Musicians, 2nd edition. He is Editor of The Historic Brass Society Journal and former editor of Historical Performance. Other editorial projects include A Performer's Guide to Seventeenth‐Century Music (Schirmer Books,
1997) and Brass Scholarship in Review: Proceedings of the International Historic Brass Society Symposium, Amherst, 1995 (Pendragon, 1997).
Carter is former president of the American Musical Instrument Society. Currently he is Chair of the Department of Music at Wake Forest University in Winston‐Salem, NC, where he teaches music history and theory and directs the Collegium Musicum.