The Music Men
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Printed: 1987 Author: Margaret Hindle Hazen
Publisher: Smithsonian Books ISBN: 0874745470
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An Illustrated History of Brass Bands in America,, 1800-1920
Paperback, 225 pages, (May 1, 1987) Usually ships within 24 hours.
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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 sociological rather than purely musical aspects. The relationship of band and band leader to community is clarified by the Hazens' basically democratic approach; even a minuscule ten-piece band from Oswayo, Pennsylvania is treated with affectionate respect. The book is lavishly illustrated with archival photographs, programs, and other documents. The impressive scholarship fortunately does not encumber the prose, which is lively and fast-paced throughout. Highly recommended. Larry Lipkis, Music Dept., Moravian Coll., Bethlehem, Pa.Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Unknown Binding edition.