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What the Trumpet Taught Me

Moore, Kim
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Smith|Doorstop Books
Published: May 2, 2022
ISBN: 9781914914140
black and white illustrations; black and white illustrations
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£8.99

Award-winning poet Kim Moore studied music and was a trumpet teacher for several years. What the Trumpet Taught Me is a collection of vivid and immediate snapshots, from first lessons to music college, and from teaching the trumpet in schools and running a brass band, right through to playing in working men’s clubs in a ten-piece soul band.

Meditative and often funny, these short prose pieces are always open to experience and clear-eyed about the vagaries of class-prejudice and the intricacies of gender in a predominantly male world.

The trumpet is the central character that we always return to as we are asked to consider the pivotal role of music in both an individual and social history.

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