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    About the Instruments Used in the Recordings - Band Music from the Civil War Era - Digital Collections 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 ...
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    Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway sound recording | Performed by Merja Sargon, soprano; Bernard Rose, piano. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Foster, Stephen Collins - Sargon, Merja - Rose, Bernard
    • Date: 1974
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    The American Brass Band Movement - Band Music from the Civil War Era - Digital Collections 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 ...
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    Articles and Essays - Band Music from the Civil War Era - Digital Collections Articles and galleries detailing the American brass band movement, contemporary recordings of works, photos of civil war bands and instruments.
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    Band Instruments - Band Music from the Civil War Era - Digital Collections The phenomenal rise of the brass band in mid-nineteenth-century America can be better understood if we trace its antecedents and some of the technical developments that produced the type of brasswind family from soprano to bass that was the staple of our bands in the Civil War era. The aristocracy of colonial America supported the kind of ensemble for which Mozart and Haydn wrote ...
  • Collection
    Band Music from the Civil War Era On September 27, 1974, the Music Division of the Library of Congress re-created a typical concert of brass band and vocal music from mid-nineteenth-century America. That concert has become the starting-point for Band Music from the Civil War Era, an online collection that brings together musical scores, recordings, photographs, and essays documenting an important but insufficiently explored part of the American musical past. The ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program - Library of Congress. Music Division
    • Date: 2000

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  • Audio Recording
    Captain Finch's Quickstep sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Grafulla, C. S. (Claudio S.) - Fennell, Frederick
    • Date: 1974
  • Notated Music
    Captain Finch's Quickstep We know of no published version; the probable date of composition is sometime between 1850 and 1860. This arrangement, presumably Grafulla's, is from the manuscript band books of the Third New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, first set, no. 48, in the Music Division, Library of Congress. They are frequently referred to as the "Port Royal Band Books" because it was on Port Royal Island, S.C., ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Grafulla, C. S. (Claudio S.) - Fennell, Frederick

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    Captain Shepherd's Quickstep sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Grafulla, C. S. (Claudio S.) - Fennell, Frederick
    • Date: 1974
  • Notated Music
    Captain Shepherd's Quickstep This arrangement is from the manuscript band books of the Manchester Cornet Band (founded in 1854), second set, no. 120, in the Walter Dignam Collection at the Manchester Historic Association, Manchester, N.H. The castanet part, not in the Manchester books, appears in the published piano arrangement (Philadelphia: Beck & Lawton, 1850). Drum and piccolo parts, also absent in the Manchester version, have been taken, ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Grafulla, C. S. (Claudio S.) - Fennell, Frederick

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  • Notated Music
    Dodworth's Brass Band School Score. print | 1 score ; 23 x 30cm. | Print (Form).
    • Contributor: H. Dodworth & Co.
    • Date: 1853

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    Door Latch Quickstep sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Goodwin, George H. - Fennell, Frederick
    • Date: 1974
  • Notated Music
    Door Latch Quickstep From the manuscript band books of the Manchester Cornet Band (founded in 1854), second set, no. 15. Goodwin was leader of the Manchester Cornet Band for several years but apparently did not follow it when its director, Walter Dignam, took the band into service during the Civil War. It is recorded that "in 1863 Mr. Goodwin was leader in Wheeler's circus band, which position ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Goodwin, George H. - Fennell, Frederick

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    Drum Corps - Band Music from the Civil War Era - Digital Collections A sampling of photographs of civil war drum corps.
  • Notated Music
    Eaton's Series of National and Pop Songs Score. print | 1 score ; 36 x 23cm. | Print (Form).
    • Contributor: Henry Tolman
    • Date: 1853

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    English Influence - Band Music from the Civil War Era - Digital Collections Detail from reception of Brigadier General Corcoran by Mayor Opdyke and the citizens of New York at Castle Garden, August 22--Mayor Opdyke escorting the general to his carriage. (Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, September 6, 1862.). In England employers enthusiastically encouraged their factory workers to participate in music-making, which became highly competitive, probably with the thought that they would then be less likely to become ...
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    Essay Notes - Band Music from the Civil War Era - Digital Collections 1. The designation brass for the instruments in question is an accepted generic term for metal wind instruments played with a cup-shaped mouthpiece in which the vibrating lips of the player generate the sound. Needless to say, not all brasswinds are made of brass. Some pure metals, notably copper, as well as many alloys were used at various times. 2. The soprano valve instruments ...
  • Audio Recording
    Free and Easy sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Downing, David L. - Fennell, Frederick
    • Date: 1974
  • Notated Music
    Free and Easy From the manuscript band books of the Manchester Cornet Band (founded in 1854), second set, no. 82. The medley consists of six tunes, which are identified in the first E-flat soprano part: "Free and Easy," "Neapolitan," "Get Out of the Wilderness," "Wake Up Mose," "Good Bye," and "Crow Out Shanghai." "Free and Easy" must have been a tune so well known in 1861 that ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Downing, David L. - Fennell, Frederick

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    General Taylor Storming Monterey sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Knaebel, Simon - Fennell, Frederick
    • Date: 1974