History

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by tom_leather, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. tom_leather

    tom_leather New Member

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    I'm currently studying Social History at uni, and today a lecturer briefly mentioned brass bands being formed by factory owners etc., as a pastime for workers. I was after a bit more than a passing reference, so had a chat to him at the end, and sent him an email later, to which he replied that "it's marvellous to know the brass band movement can still generate such interest". :p

    So, anyway, he recommended a list of works on the brass band movement, particularly Russell: Popular Music in England, 1840-1914.

    Anyone else got any tips for interesting historical articles either explicitly of banding, or placing it in more of a social context?
    Or is it just me who's a geek?! :lol: :oops:
     
  2. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

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    Not at all, mate. Try Trevor Herbert's book 'The History of Brass Bands'. It's a bit of a heavy read, but fascinating.
     
  3. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

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    - even the freebie covering the 19th Century by Trevor Herbert is good reading ...

    :cool: :tup http://fds.oup.com/www.oup.co.uk/pdf/0-19-816698-2.pdf
     
  4. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

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    Also there are a couple of books by Arthur Taylor, a former Granada Band of the Year producer. One's called Brass Bands, the other is Labour and Love: An Oral History of the Brass Band Movement - I think. Plus Elgar Howarth wrote a book called What A Performance! - again, I think. As far as I know all of these are out of print but your local library (or Uni library) should be able to get hold of them.
     
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    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

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  6. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

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  7. tom_leather

    tom_leather New Member

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    Excellent, some superb suggestions, thanks very much! :tup
     
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