The Golden Age of the Concert Band

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The Golden Age of the Concert Band in America roughly spans the period from Patrick Gilmore's assumption of leadership of the Boston Brigade Band in 1859, to the death of Edwin Franko Goldman, the leader of the New York Military Band, in 1956. The pioneering conductors of the Golden Age were not merely brilliant musical leaders; they were also tireless entertainers, publicists, and larger-that-life celebrities whose energetic patriotism and consummate showmanship awakened the American public to the value of the modern concert band. This album highlights the four influential bandleaders of the Golden Age: Patrick Gilmore, John Philip Sousa, Henry Fillmore, and Edwind Franko Goldman, and recreates the type of programming they used with their own bands.

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