The repertory of a Victorian provincial brass band

Herbert, Trevor (1990). The repertory of a Victorian provincial brass band. Popular Music, 9(1) pp. 117–132.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0261143000003779

Abstract

Considerable time and print has been expended in attempting to define and date the first British brass band. This controversy should take a subordinate place to the more interesting questions that can be applied to the topic of brass bands when, unambiguously, they do exist as a fairly widespread activity and can reasonably be regarded as the active embryo of the standard ensembles which eventually formed the brass band ‘movement’.

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