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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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Bands of Music

Bands of Music

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(p.38) Chapter 2 Bands of Music
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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/9780199898312.003.0002

The chapter deals with the formation of military bands of music in the later eighteenth and the nineteenth centuries, their sponsorship by the aristocratic officer class, their repertoire and instrumentation, and their functions both within and outside military units. It also discusses primary source material concerning the relationship between bands of music as the property of regiments as against the property of the government War Office.

Keywords:   Bands of music, Military bands, Clarinet, Harmoniemusik, Military music, Georgian music

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