Category: History

  • Evolution of the Clarinet 1600-1800

    It is a wonder how the early clarinet, known as the chalumeau, survived to become the instrument we all know today.

  • A "Mass" Analysis

    An Analysis of Haydn’s “Missa in angustiis” in D Minor and Mozart’s “Große Messe” in C Minor, K.427 Throughout the eighteenth century, there were great restrictions placed on the use of instruments in church. The Austrian government felt it necessary to pass these laws to preserve tradition1; however this was during the time of the creation of […]