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The Yankee Brass Band

Composer(s): Hosea Ripley, John F. Stratton, Walter Dignam
Album Title: The Yankee Brass Band 
Cat. No.: 80312
Genre: Classical
 
Description: Music From Mid-Nineteenth Century America

The American Brass Quintet Brass Band (on period instruments)

Brass bands flourished in mid-nineteenth century America and were an integral and indispensable part of the social, cultural, and political life of the land. Regimental bands assumed tremendous importance during the Civil War whilst civic bands supplied the bulk of the entertainment in many a small town in the post-bellum years. It was during this period that the march as a genre experienced its greatest musical flowering with the advent of Sousa and his contemporaries. The schottisches, waltzes, polkas, quicksteps and serenades provide a delightful and charming portrait of the time and are sequenced for maximum listening pleasure. The playing, on difficult period instruments, is absolutely spectacular. 
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