Music for the Colonial Band: Played by the Colonial Band of Boston

Music for the Colonial Band: Played by the Colonial Band of Boston

(Folkways Records, 1976), 42 mins

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Field of Interest
American Music
Description

An almost forgotten American tradition that emerged in the latter half of the 18th century, the Colonial Band is here revived by bandmaster David McKay and the ensemble. Recorded 1976, the album is divided into sections (New England Band Music, Patriotic, Vocal, and Larger Forms) which McKay thinks most accurately represents what would have been a Colonial Band’s repertoire. The liner notes include detailed information of the history of Colonial Bands in general (including a written account by a young boy detailing his excitement at seeing a Colonial Band). While one might expect a brass band style, the Colonial Band instead performs classical music.

Content Type
Music recording
Duration
42 mins
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
Piece, March, Concerto, Christmas, Hymn, Patriotic Song
Label
Folkways Records
Release Date
1976
Subject
American Music, World Music, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, Instrumental Music, United States and Canada, Música Instrumental, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá, United States
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Música Instrumental, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá

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