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BANDS OF MUSIC. 57 •
the line adopted them.2 Austria raised bands for her army about 1769.
On the return of our army from the war on the Continent, several bands were brought over to this country, but the officers, says vlr. James A. Browne (a first-rate authority in these matters)3 "appears to have been at a loss to know what to do with them when the regiment went abroad again (most probably the performers refused to go), and .... they seem to have been handed over to militia battalions, as we frequently read of the bands of militia regiments, while the regulars had drums and fifes."4 The best known of these bands that were " made in Germany," was that of the Royal Artillery, which was raised by those officers whose guns played such havoc with the enemy at Minden and Warberg. The "Articles of Agreement "(dated 1762) upon which this band was engaged,-, gives a fair idea of the constitution of a regimental band of the period.5
Band of Musick, Royal Regiment of Artillery,
I. The band to consist of eight men, who must also be capable to play upon the violoncello, bass, violin and flute, as other common instruments.
'Kastner, "Manuel General de Musique Militaire," 1848. 'For many years editor of the "British Musician," and later the "Orchestral Times."
'"British Musician/' March, 1895. 'Farmer, "Memoirs of the Royal Artillery Band," 1904.