The British Brass Band: A Musical and Social History

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Trevor Herbert
OUP Oxford, Jun 8, 2000 - Music - 400 pages
The British Brass Band is based on an earlier volume, Bands, published by Open University Press (1991) as part of its Popular Music in Britain Series. It was hailed as the most detailed and scholarly treatment of its subject. For the present volume, the original chapters have been heavily revised and an additional three chapters added, together with new and extensive appendices, numerous illustrations, a bibliography, and a new introduction. The new material includes studies on brass band repertoire, performance practices, and the bands of the Salvation Army. The contributors are the pre-eminent authorities on the subject. The work as a whole can be taken as a study of both a unique (and often misunderstood) aspect of British music, and its interaction with broader spheres of social and cultural history. It is the most detailed and definitive study of the subject.
 

Contents

Making a Movement ΙΟ
10
Cultural Change and
68
Instruments and Instrumentation of British Brass Bands
155
The Bands of the Salvation Army
187
The Transplantation
217
Original Compositions
245
The Brass Band
278
Prices of Brass Band Instruments
306
The Salvation Army
312
Contest Rules
317
Enderby Jacksons Crystal Palace Contests
327
Open and National Championship Results
328
A Note on Discographies and Recordings
354
Select Bibliography
356
Index
369
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