The music men: an illustrated history of brass bands in America, 1800-1920

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Smithsonian Institution Press, 1987 - Music - 225 pages
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A nostalgic look at the history of the brass band, its instruments, and some of the most notable band leaders and composers.

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This book is heaven for brass band aficionados. The authors have lovingly traced the evolution of the American band from its inception to the end of World War I, focusing on its sociologicalrather ... Read full review

Contents

MUSIC FOR THE PEOPLE i
1
THE PROFESSIONALS
15
THE BAND BOYS
41
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About the author (1987)

The son of Don Francis and Dorothy Ellen, Robert Miller Hazen was born in Rockville Centre, N.Y. on November 1, 1948. Hazen received his Bachelor of Science Degree at MIT in 1971 and earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University. A research scientist as well as a part-time musician, Hazen has used his vast background in both fields to write a number of books and articles over the years. Some of those books include Music Men, The Poetry of Geology, Keepers of the Flame, and Sciences: An Integrated Approach. Hazen's book, Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy, written with James S. Trefil, was heralded by Kirkus Review as "easily one of the finest available single-volume introductions to science.

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