Band Music from the Benjamin H. Grierson Collection

Series: American Music  Publisher: A-R Editions
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Band Music from the Benjamin H. Grierson Collection

Edited by Lavern J. Wagner

A029 Band Music from the Benjamin H. Grierson Collection
978-0-89579-390-4 Full Score (1998) 9x12, xxiii + 167 pp.
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While noted in Civil War history as the cavalry colonel who led Grierson's Raid, before the war Benjamin H. Grierson was a musician and leader of bands in the Midwest. His musical activity extended from 1846, when he established his own band in Youngstown, Ohio, into the 1850s, with his musical organizations acclaimed in Jacksonville and Springfield, Illinois. Grierson's collection of two manuscript sets of band books and a manuscript of full scores for band from the 1840s are the earliest substantial collections known for an American band. This edition presents a selection of works from Grierson's collection of band music, which traces the evolution of the American brass band, its music, and its instrumentation, in the years preceding the Civil War.
Hero's Quickstep, Henry Schmidt
Boston Independent Cadets Grand March, J. Kuffner
The Tippecanoe or Log Cabin Quickstep, Henry Schmidt
Victoria Gallop, A. J. R. Conner
La Fayette's Welcome to the U. States in 1824, Arthur Clifton
The City Guards Grand March and Quickstep, [Henry Schmidt]
Sleigh Waltzes nos. 1–5, [Frank Johnson]
Copenhagen, Henry Bishop
Stop Quickstep, Anonymous
  Woodman, Spare That Tree, Henry Russell
  Unidentified Tune, Anonymous
  Bowl'd Sojer Boy, Samuel Lover
Polka, Anonymous
  Unidentified Tune, Anonymous
  "Ah! Perche non posso odiarti" (La Sonnambula), Vincenzo Bellini
Grand March from Norma, Vincenzo Bellini