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Music & the British Military in the Long Nineteenth Century$
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Trevor Herbert and Helen Barlow

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199898312

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898312.001.0001

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Trumpets, Drums and Fifes

Trumpets, Drums and Fifes

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(p.16) Chapter 1 Trumpets, Drums and Fifes
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Music & the British Military in the Long Nineteenth Century
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Trevor Herbert

Helen Barlow

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898312.003.0001

The chapter outlines the role of trumpets, drums and fifes in military units in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It explains their signalling functions and their wider role in rituals. There is also a discussion of the printed literature for these instruments, including the didactic literature. The role of the bagpipe in kilted regiments is also discussed more briefly.

Keywords:   Trumpet, Drum, Fife, Bagpipe, Military signals, Bugle

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