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For special information concerning military band instrumentation and arrangement in England, the following works may be consulted : J. Clarke's " Catalogue of Wind Instruments" (185-), R. Porteous's "Bandmasters' Atlas" (1854), Mandel's "Textbook on the Instrumentation of Military Bands" (about i860), and his "System of Music" (1863), Tamplini's "The Bandsman," Palgrave Simpson's " Bandmaster's Guide " and Griffiths's "The Military Band."
The history and organisation of French bands may be found in Kastner's two books already mentioned, Neukomm's "Histoire de la Musique Militaire" (1889), Perrin's "Military Bands" (1863), Oscar Commetant's "La Musique de la Garde Republicaine " (1894), and the "Journal Special de Musique Militaire," a periodical founded as far back as 1864.
Wieprecht's reorganisation of Prussian bands is to be seen in Kalkbrenner's "Wilhelm Wieprecht: sein Leben und Werken" (1882). The same author's "Die Organisation der Militairmusikchore aller Lander" (1884) gives valuable information concerning the organization of the world's military bands.
Wind instruments and their development may be consulted in Kappey's " Military Music," Rose's " Talks with Bandsmen," Day's "Catalogue of Instruments" (1891), Engel's "Musical Instruments of all Countries" (1869) and his "Descriptive Catalogue of Musical Instruments," Mendel's "Lexikon" and Grove's "Dictionary."
Historical records of several of our "staff" bands