The Origins and Early History of American Wind Music: Instrument Makers, Composers, Instructional Methods, and Ensemble Performance

The Origins and Early History of American Wind Music: Instrument Makers, Composers, Instructional Methods, and Ensemble Performance

By: Barry Araujo Kolman (author)Hardback

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This book has been awarded The Adele Mellon Prize for its distinguished contribution to scholarship in the field of American Music History. It is the first study of its kind, in both subject and scope, to examine the origins of indigenous instrumental ensemble of American wind music. This book traces the origins of American Wind Music. During the half century following the end of the American Revolution, a period of time referred to by some as the Federal Era, many instrumental instruction books, called tutors, were published by American printers. Samuel Holyoke, Oliver Shaw, Joseph Herrick, and Ezekiel Goodale are typical authors of these publications. Included in these early American primers were the first wind ensemble pieces written by composers living in the new nation. These tutors record the change in the instrumentation of bands in this period from the Harmoniemusik ensemble typical of Mozart's time to an ensemble with more brass like that called for in the "Kennebec March" found in Goodale's tutor. Most of these instrumental collections contain new pieces, such as Herrick's "Jolley's March", Shaw's "Governor Arnold's March and Air", and "Kennebec March". These simple marches and dances mark the true beginning of indigenous instrumental ensemble music in America.

Contents

FOREWORD by Terry Oxley; Chapter I. INTRODUCTION; Background Information; Purpose and Scope of Study; Method of Investigation; Chapter II. EARLY AMERICAN INSTRUMENT MAKERS AND THEIR INSTRUMENTS; The Instrument Makers; The Instruments; The Clarinet; The Flute; The Flageolet; The Oboe; The Bassoon; The Serpent; The French Horn; The Trumpet; The Bugle; The Kent Bugle; The Trombone; Chapter III. THE AUTHORS AND THE WORKS; Samuel Holyoke; Joseph Herrick; Oliver Shaw; Timothy Olmsted; And More.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773443518
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780773443518
  • ISBN10: 0773443517

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