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The Rise & Development Of Military Music

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CONTENTS.                                     xxi
Mounted bands—Invention of the key-bugle—The Peninsular War and Waterloo—The Foot Guards bands in Paris—Inven­tion of the ophicleide 79
Forty Years' Peace.
The development of the military band—Official encourage­ment and augmentation—The civilian bandmaster—Diverse band organisation—The king's military band—Comparison of British and Continental bands—Band music—Beethoven's band scores—Invention of the valve—First adopted in Ger­many—Introduced into England by Second Life Guards Band— Invention of the 93
The faulty system of band organisation—No uniform instru­mentation—Reform in Germany under Wieprecht—In Belgium under Servais—Austria—France's great reforms—The Sax and other inventions—Reform in England—The band journals— Disorganisation during the Crimean War—Proposals for repair —Establishment of a Military School of Music ... page 105
CHAPTER X. The Renaissance.
Why the Renaissance?—The music of the "masses"— Jullien and bands—First military band concerts, etc.—Instru­mentation of bands—Government recognition of bands, 1863— The staff bands—Famous instrumentalists from army bands— The volunteer movement—More staff bands—The Military School of Music—Some celebrated army bandmasters— Continental bands—Belgium, Austria, France, Prussia—In­ternational Band Contest at Paris, 1867—Some world-famous bands: the Royal Artillery Band, Grenadier Guards, Garde Republicaine (France), Gilmore's Band (U.S.A.), Belgian Guides—Latest tribute of military bands ...... page 122
List of Staff Bandmasters ...............143
Index           ........................151
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