Dover reprint of 1939 MacMillan publication. Informative overview of wind instruments used in European orchestras, military, and other wind bands during the past 400 years. Well-illustrated passages describe various types and sizes of woodwinds (flutes,oboes, clarinets, and bassoons) and brass (trumpets, cornets, horns, trombones, bugles, and related instruments). A valuable guide for musicians, teachers, and music students; a delight for music lovers. 30 photos; 41 drawings and diagrams. 11 charts.