Slight correction needed! MOTS is indeed written for 25 not 26, as the 2nd Flugel replaces the Repiano part. The piece is perhaps a bit too long to use as a set piece. 19 mins. 20 bands would take 9-10 hours, I would guess.
All of his arrangements registered with PRS give ‘Boosey and Co’ as the publisher. As that company presumably didn’t publish under that name after the creation of Boosey and Hawkes in 1930, that would fit nicely with the dates found on Ancestry.
But it’s quite odd that he was not a PRS member...
Quite amazing that there is so little information available online about Herbert. He has 90 arrangements listed with PRS (mostly published by Boosey) but was not a member himself - was he perhaps not British??. I've looked at some of the 'dates registered', but they do not really give a clue as...
FWIW This arrangement will enter the public domain 70 years after the death of the arranger, Sydney Herbert. As I can't find his dates anywhere, this remains unknown, but I would bet it's still in copyright.
The Studio Music data is only there because they are the selling agents of the Boosey...
(Many may already know that much of the Second Suite was originally part of his "St. Paul Suite" for string orchestra.)
What a great post! But my OCD means I need to point out that Holst's St Paul's Suite was written after his Second Suite so this 'borrowing' is the other way round.
I don’t know how many wind bands there are worldwide, but the USA and Japan have about 20,000 each!
There are hundreds and hundreds of new wind pieces published each year. Numbers of Brass bands are fairly tiny in comparison.