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U.S. Time Periods » 1850-1877: Civil War & Reconstruction

Band Music from the Civil War Era

provides examples of brass band music that flourished in the U.S. during the 1850s and remained popular through the 19th century. It includes 700 musical compositions, 8 full-score modern editions, and 19 recorded examples. (Library of Congress)

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Band of the 8th New York State Militia. Arlington, Va., June, 1861. The two over-the-shoulder brasses fully visible are: an E-flat tenor (left) and a four-valve E-flat bass tuba (right).

Band of the 8th New York State Militia

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