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

Author: Kolman, Barry Araujo
Year:2013
Pages:200
ISBN:0-7734-4351-7
978-0-7734-4351-8
Price:159.95
This book traces the origins of American Wind Music during the Federal Era specifically the instrumental instruction books called tutors that were published by American printers. The immense popularity of amateur music making in Federal America is apparent when one discovers the huge quantity of ensemble scores included in the tutors. These tutors mark the true beginning of indigenous instrumental ensemble music in America.

Reviews

“By studying this book, we learn how important wind music was to the cultural tapestry of the 19th Century America. As a result, we can now have a better appreciation of American wind and band music and its importance in today’s daily life whether we are an amateur or professional musician or just a lover of good music.”
-Professor Emeritus, Terry Oxley,
Bloomsburg University


Table of Contents

FOREWORD by Terry Oxley
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Chapter
I. INTRODUCTION
Background Information
Purpose and Scope of Study
Method of Investigation
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
III. THE AUTHORS AND THE WORKS
Samuel Holyoke
Joseph Herrick
Oliver Shaw
Timothy Olmsted
William Whiteley
Ezekiel Goodale
Henry E. Moore
IV. WOODWINDS
The Clarinet
The Flute and The Flageolet
The Oboe (Hautboy)
The Bassoon
V. BRASS
The French Horn
The Serpent
The Kent Bugle
The Bugle and The Trumpet
The Trombone
VI. ENSEMBLE MUSIC
VII.CONCLUSIONS
APPENDIX A
Original Selections Written By The Authors And Included In The Tutors
APPENDIX B
Selections Found In More Than one Tutor
APPENDIX C
Annotated List of Significant Pieces Found In The Tutors
APPENDIX D
Legend For Indicating Notes In A particular Octave
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY
INDEX