About the Instruments Used in the Recordings - Band Music from the Civil War Era
Set of over-the-shoulder saxhorns from the collections of the Smithsonian Institution, Division of Musical Instruments. More information The instrumentation of the New Hampshire band, with the standard federally authorized size of twenty-four men (the number may have varied in practice though not in principle) is basically that advocated by Allen Dodworth for a balanced ensemble of cornets and saxhorns, with the exception of the...
Photo Gallery - Band Music from the Civil War Era
Most of the photographs presented here are selected from the collections of the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. Some also appear in the online collection Selected Civil War Photographs. In those cases a link to the bibliographic record in that collection has been provided.
The American Brass Band Movement - Band Music from the Civil War Era
Band of the 10th Veteran Reserve Corps [Detail]. Washington, D.C., April, 1865. At center, fully visible, is a B-flat baritone. Partially visible: B-flat cornet (left), and E-flat tenor (right). Prints and Photographs Division. Reproduction Number: LC-B8184-7865. Call Number: LOT 4190G. The early 1850s saw the brief flowering of a brilliant style of brass band music that constitutes an important but insufficiently explored part of...