Title An Incomplete History of the Art of Funerary Violin
Binding Hardcover; Pictorial Boards
Book Condition New
Publisher Duckworth 2006
0715636049 / 9780715636046
Seller ID 9832
210pp, illustrations. Describes the curious (possibly not entirely genuine) history of this secretive society, including complete musical scores from its archive. The author recounts the origin of the practice of employing a solo violinist at post-Reformation funerals; the careers of the greatest Funerary Violinists, such as Herr Hieronymous Gratchenfleiss and Pierre Dubuisson, and the 19th-century purge which led to the tradition's almost complete obliteration.