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Brass Band

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Introduction A brass band is an ensemble in which all or most of the participants play lip-vibrated brass instruments. Performers usually play from written music, but some Asian and South American bands play from memory...

Fife and Drum Band

David Evans

David Evans was born in Cardiff and educated at Cardiff University. He holds a DPhil in American Literature from the University of Oxford. His writing has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, the Independent on Sunday, FT Weekend and Sight & Sound. This is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Fife and drum music is performed by a combination of one or more fifes (a short transverse flute of wood, metal or bamboo usually with six finger holes) and several side (snare) drums and/or kettledrums, sometimes with a bass drum added...

Latin Band

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...In general usage, the word ‘Latin,’ applied to music, indicates music from or inspired by the Spanish Caribbean, the islands and the coastal areas from Venezuela to southern Mexico. The term ‘Latin band’ implies a dance band and covers...

Wind Band

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Terminology The term ‘wind band’ is used to differentiate this type of group from the brass band, and other ensembles such as dance, jug, mummers, rock, steel, string and theater bands. The wind band, also known as circus...

Rock Band

Peter Wicke

Center for Popular Music Research, The Humboldt Univeristy, Berlin Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...A rock band is a small ensemble of normally four to six musicians. It has a lineup that derives from the do-it-yourself aesthetics of the British ‘Mersey sound’ of the late 1950s and early 1960s. The standard lineup of that time was well...

Spasm Band

Paul Oliver

Paul Oliver is a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Groups of children who played improvised instruments on the street, particularly in New Orleans in the 1920s and 1930s, have frequently been referred to by jazz writers as ‘spasm bands.’ The term was apparently derived from the name...

Banda

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Banda’ (Eng. ‘band’) is a generic term for a variety of ensembles consisting of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments found throughout Spain’s former colonies. In the mid-1800s, civilian bands were introduced into every overseas...

Catch Clubs

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Catch clubs, popular in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Britain, were male-only social organizations for the singing of catches. The ‘catch’ – in musical terms, a canon or round – was known at all levels of society during...

Ensemble

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The term ‘ensemble’ has two meanings in popular music as it does in art music. It is used to define both a group of instrumentalists and those sections of a piece of music in which all the instrumentalists involved play together...

Lineup

Paul Oliver

Paul Oliver is a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The full personnel of a band or orchestra is frequently termed the ‘lineup.’ Although its first use remains uncertain, it appears to have arisen from the conjunction of two sources: the presentation of the members of a band...