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The British Brass Band: a Musical and Social History

Herbert, Trevor ed. (2000). The British Brass Band: a Musical and Social History. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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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.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2000 Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0-19-816698-2, 978-0-19-816698-6
Extra Information: Fully revised and updated version of established study of the subject
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > Music
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 36031
Depositing User: Trevor Herbert
Date Deposited: 23 May 2013 09:18
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:44
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