"This item comprises The Timpani (PP 487)
and its Supplement (PP616)
as a set."
Edmund Bowles: Edmund A. Bowles has published widely for 50 years in the areas of musical iconography, late medieval musical
instruments and performance practices, music
in court festivals of state, and the impact of technology on instrument-building. His books include Musikleben im 15. ]ahrhundert (Leipzig: Deutscher Verlag fur Musik, 1977), Musical Performance in the Late Middle Ages (Geneva: Editions Minkoff, 1983), and Musical Ensembles in Festival Books: An Iconographical and Documen.tary Survey
(Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1989).
In addition to several dozen articles in various scholarly journals, he has contributed to the Dictionary of the Middle Ages, the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Encyclopedia
of Percussion Instruments, the New Harvard Dictionary of Music, and the several New Grove dictionaries.
Dr. Bowles is an acknowledged expert in the history and performance of the timpani, about which he has written and lectured extensively. He studied timpani with Lawrence White of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Hermann Ommen of the Hessian State Orchestra: in Wiesbaden towards the end of WWII, and attended the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood. In addition, he has been an occasional performer of baroque timpani and participated in early music ensemble recordings of Handel's Messiah.
Following four years as an Instructor in Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the author pursued dual careers, balancing various scholarly pursuits with posi tions at the Bell Telephone Laboratories, and at the IBM Corporation for 29 years until his retirement in the areas of exhibits, university relations, marketing education, and publica tions. He conceived and edited a volume of studies, Computers in Humanistic Research: Readings and Perspectives (Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1967).