| Oxford Univ Pr, September 1, 1995, cover price $42.01 | also contains The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
| About this edition:
In this book, the author explains how composers have used the orchestra to express every mood, from the most sublime to the most witty, showing how they have blended its tones and extended its capabilities, from the earliest groupings of instruments, through the flowering of the concerto grosso under Bach and Handel, to the growth of the modern symphony orchestra.
| Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, August 1, 1993), cover price $7.95 | About this edition:
In this remarkable book, Antony Hopkins shows how the entire orchestra acts as a distinct musical instrument, one which composers have played upon over the centuries to express every mood, from the most sublime to the most frivolous.