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The Rise & Development Of Military Music

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TO write a general history of military music, one 1 embracing a continuous and coherent account of its progress, is no easy task; for the simple reason that its development has not been general, but has pro­ceeded on different lines in different countries.
The growing interest in the subject manifested in Britain during recent years is perhaps not the least encouraging feature noticeable in connection with the spread of general culture, the best wind-band com­binations now attracting vast audiences on concert platforms formerly considered the exclusive monopoly of the grand orchestra.
There is on all sides, an acquaintance with music, vocal or instrumental: and whilst much of this may be of only an elementary character, there is, and that more widely diffused than is perhaps generally known, a very high standard of musical culture indeed abroad.
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