Opera at the Bandstand: Then and Now

Opera at the Bandstand: Then and Now

by George W. Martin

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ISBN-13: 9780810888531
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/16/2013
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

George W. Martin is the author of twelve books, including Verdi in America: Oberto through Rigoletto (2011) and The Opera Companion (1961, paperback edition 2008).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xii

1 The Dodworth Bands and Jullien's Example 1

2 Patrick S. Gilmore, His Jubilees, and the "Anvil Chorus" 21

3 Mr. Gilmore and His 22nd Regiment Band 39

4 John Philip Sousa, the Marine Band, and Sousa's Band 57

5 John Philip Sousa: Summers in Coney Island and Winters in Rochester, New York 78

6 John Philip Sousa: Willow Grove Park, Pennsylvania 89

7 The Rise of Dance Bands: Herbert L. Clarke and the Long Beach Municipal Band 109

8 The U.S. Marine Band and Contemporary Civilian Bands 121

9 Edward Franko Goldman and the Goldman Band 134

10 The Decline of the Goldman Band, Frederick Fennell, and the Rise of the Wind Ensemble 151

Conclusion 167

Appendixes

1 Operatic Repertory of the Dodworth Band, July-August 1859 173

2 Advertisement for the First of Jullien's Farewell Concerts, June 1854 175

3 Operatic Repertory for the First Four Days of Gilmore's International Peace Jubilee, Boston, 1872 177

4 Gilmore's Repertory in San Francisco, 17-29 April 1876 180

5 Repertory of Twelve Summer Band Concerts in New York City's Central Park, 1892 182

6 Repertory of the U.S. Marine Band under Francis Scala, 1855-1871 184

7 Sousa's Repertory for Seven Summer Concerts, August 1882 186

8 U.S. Marine Band Catalogue, 1885-Compared to Scala's Library List, circa 1871 188

9 Sousa and the U.S. Marine Band: Six Concerts in Philadelphia, 1889-1891 191

10 Sousa's Programs for the Columbian Exposition, Boston, 4-7 May 1893 195

11 Sousa's Operatic Repertory in Rochester, New York, 1894-1901 200

12 Repertory of Sousa's Band, 1892-1932 203

13 Six Programs by Clarke and the Long Beach Municipal Band, 1923-1943 218

14 Repertory of the Staten Island Musicians Society Concert Band, 1972-1976 223

15 Answers to the Goldman Band's Memory Contest in Central Park, New York City, 3 August 1938 225

16 Excerpts from Verdi Played by the Goldman Band, 1936-1946 227

17 Possible Excerpts from Operas, 1940-1980 229

Bibliography 233

General Index 241

Works Index 249

About the Author 253

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