The British Brass Band: A Musical and Social History

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Trevor Herbert
OUP Oxford, Jun 8, 2000 - Music - 400 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

NineteenthCentury Bands Making a Movement Trevor Herbert
10
What is Wrong with Brass Bands? Cultural Change and the Band Movement 1918C1964 Dave Russell
68
The Musical Revolution of the MidNineteenth Century From Repeat and Twiddle to Precision and Snap Vic and Sheila Gammon
122
Instruments and Instrumentation of British Brass Bands Arnold Myers
155
Gods Perfect Minstrels The Bands of the Salvation Army Trevor Herbert
187
The Brass Band in the Antipodes The Transplantation of British Popular Culture Duncan Bythell
217
Building a Repertoire Original Compositions for the British Brass Band 19131998 Paul Hindmarsh
245
Aspects of Performance Practices The Brass Band and its Influence on Other BrassPlaying Styles Trevor Herbert and John Wallace
278
The Salvation Army
312
Contest Rules
317
Enderby Jacksons Crystal Palace Contests 18601863
327
Open and National Championship Results 18 5 31997
328
A Note on Discographies and Recordings
354
Select Bibliography
356
Index
369
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