Discusses professional, military, and amateur brass bands, looks at instruments, band stands, and concerts, and offers profiles of famous bandsSt. Louis music dealers Balmer and Weber included a view of their 1840s music shop in the lithographed sheet music cover of ... Library of Congress. merchandise, and while pianos and parlor reed organs often constituted the principal business, band ... The advent of mass production and mail order merchandising in the last third of the nineteenth century, however, ... Carl Fischer enjoyed lucrative aquot;sole agentaquot; relationships with the renowned London firm of Besson and Company.
|Title||:||The music men|
|Author||:||Margaret Hindle Hazen, Robert M. Hazen|
|Publisher||:||Smithsonian Inst Pr - 1987-03-17|