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2 Fliigel Horns, E flat.
3 Bombardons.
2 Fliigel Horns, B flat.
3 Drums, etc.
4 French Horns.
Total, 35.
2 Baritones.
4 Trombones.
2 Euphoniums.
4 Bombardons, E flat.
3 Drums, etc.
Total, 71.
17th LANCERS.
ROYAL ARTILLERY
Brass Band (Mounted).
Brass Band (Dismounted)
(c. 1860.)
(1863.)
5 Cornets.
1 Soprano Cornet.
2 Trumpets.
1 Cornet.
3 Sax Horns.
5 Chromatic Bugles.
2 Baritones.
5 Fliigel Horns.
2 Euphoniums.
6 Tenors, E flat.
3 Trombones.
3 Baritones.
2 Bombardons.
2 Euphoniums.
1 Drum.
3 Bombardons.
Total, 20.
Total, 26.
The combination of the 1o6th Regiment is a fair specimen of the average infantry band of the period. Since the publication of the military band journals, wind instrumental combinations had become stereo­typed. Very rarely, except in the case of staff bands, was the rule deviated from. In the Royal Artillery band we may note the employment of saxophones, fliigel horns and soprano cornets, instruments impart­ing fresh tone-colour, but with the exception of the first named, they have been little encouraged in our military bands.
In 1863, Albert Perrin's brochure on the "Organiza­tion of Military Bands" (1852), which had stirred both
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