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The British brass band : a musical and social history

Author: Trevor Herbert
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the definitive study of the history and music of the traditional British Brass Band. It explores the origins of the brass band, in its unique and exclusive world, whilst demonstrating its  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor Herbert
ISBN: 0198166982 9780198166986
OCLC Number: 42798200
Notes: Rev. and enl. ed. of: Bands : the brass band movement in the 19th and 20th centuries. 1991.
Description: xii, 381 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Nineteenth-century bands : making a movement / Trevor Herbert --
'What's wrong with brass bands?' : cultural change and the band movement, 1918-c.1964 / Dave Russell --
The musical revolution of the mid-nineteenth century : from 'repeat and twiddle' to 'precision and snap' / Vic and Sheila Gammon --
Instruments and instrumentation of British brass bands / Arnold Myers --
God's perfect minstrels : the bands of the Salvation Army / Trevor Herbert --
The brass band in the Antipodes : the transplantation of British popular culture / Duncan Bythell --
Building a repertoire : original compositions for the British brass band, 1913-1998 / Paul Hindmarsh --
Aspects of performance practices : the brass band and its influence on other brass-playing styles / Trevor Herbert and John Wallace.
Other Titles: Bands (Milton Keynes, England)
Responsibility: edited by Trevor Herbert.
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