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The Rise & Development Of Military Music

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The Life Guards and cavalry—Requirements for trumpeters— Music for trumpets—Unique kettledrums—Music for kettle­drums           ..................... page 26
Origin of the modern military band—French bands of haut­boys—Their music—Introduced into England—Superiority of German bands—Adoption of the bassoon and French horn— Invention of the clarinet—Organisation of British bands— Civilian bandsmen—Revival of drum and fife bands—Mounted and dismounted bands for cavalry ......... page 44
Bands op Music.
Revival of interest in bands—Reorganisation by Frederic the Great of Prussia—Royal Artillery Band, 1762—Instructions for bands—Uniforms—Music for bands—Adoption of the serpent and trombone—The importance of British bands of the period : a defence—The opinion of Burney—Parke's description of the bands of the Foot Guards—Pohl's commendation ... page 56
Turkish Music.
The music of the Jannissaries and its influence on military bands—Introduced in Austria, France, Prussia and England— The fashion for negro drummers—The importance of " Jannis-sary music " on the march—The bass drum, cymbals, triangle, tambourine and "Jingling Johnnie"—The dress of the negro drummers—Their abolition 71
The Influence of the French Revolution.
The band of the National Guard—Origin of the Paris Con­servatoire—Bands under Napoleon—Superiority of militia and volunteer bands in England—Noted bandmasters—Some special combinations—The influence of French bands—
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