This exploration of the parallel development of the brass band movement and religious fervor in late 19th-century America also includes scores for 22 works.
Exploring the parallel development of the brass band movement and religious fervor in late 19th-century America, this work includes illustrations from original materials as well as scores for 22 works. While the choral tradition has remained strong in churches, in this earlier period both choral and instrumental forms were equally popular. This study begins with solo cornet parts, used by men like George Ives to lead the singing at revival meetings, and ends with an extensive band arrangement of Pleyel's Hymn. Extensive historical notes, old-time illustrations, and sacred music make this a most interesting and useful reference book.
An enormous amount of music was written and arranged for the popular brasswinds at the time, some of which was sacred music for the church. Changing taste and secularism resulted in the loss of the entire body of written and arranged sacred music for brass, once as cherished in church performance as the choral tradition is today. For scholars and performers interested in the variety of music produced in the United States during the 19th century.
Introduction Moravians Evangelists The Saints Harmonists Dignam The Equinunk Band More Evangelism Instruments Sources Cornet Leader Beulah Land Woodworth Nearer My God to Thee The Shining Shore Nettleton In the Sweet Bye and Bye Authors and Composers Small Ensembles Morning Star, O Cheering Sight Old Hundredth Martha (Jesus, Lover of My Soul) Sing Hallelujah Fierce Was the Wild Billow How Shall I Meet My Saviour? Passion Chorale Wo mit soll ich dich Rejoice and Be Glad Adagio Religioso Large Ensembles Lobe den herren Wir der hiesz Sweet By-and-By St. Martins Solos Vesper Hymn Pleyel's Hymn Postlude and Notes Bibliography Index