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Music & the British Military in the Long Nineteenth Century

Trevor Herbert and Helen Barlow


The book is the first to examine the relationship between the British military as a sponsor of music and musicians within wider aspects of music history during the long nineteenth century. While the focus is on Britain, it also deals directly or by implication with other European countries and the USA. Throughout the period the military was by far the largest employer of musicians and generator of the most widely dispersed musical networks. Consequently it was essential to the commerical infrastructures of music. For most of this period the army was a conglomerate of individual regiments and m ... More

Keywords: Military music, Victorian music, Cultural history, Military band, Nineteenth-century music, Eighteenth-century music, Instrumental music, Bands, Ceremony, Repertoire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199898312
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898312.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Trevor Herbert, author
Open University

Helen Barlow, author
Open University

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