[Dixielandjazz] Musical Quote

David Richoux tubaman at batnet.com
Mon Mar 21 17:25:45 PST 2005

How about this one:

> If it was right for bands to be performing in London, it cannot be 
> wrong in any town or village in the kingdom... Such performances would 
> cause admonishment, grief and indignation to fill the breasts of 
> millions of Christians... the strains of martial music cause the pulse 
> to bound and fire the imagination... crowds are sure to follow them 
> and among these crowds arrayed in their Sunday finery thousands of 
> young girls and young men with no more than the average amount of 
> vanity and weakness will be brought into circumstances of extreme 
> peril... Is there any Christian father or mother who would be willing 
> to let their children or servants attend such scenes?
       - Edward Baines from "On the Performances of Military Bands in 
Parks on Sundays" 1856

I read that in "The Brass Band Movement in the 19th and 20th Centuries" 
edited by Trevor Herbert, Open University Press 1991
(I see that one copy is available used on Amazon... I had to carry my 
copy home from the UK.)

Dave Richoux
On Mar 21, 2005, at 11:52 AM, Steve barbone wrote:

> Check out this question posed in 1916. And here we are worried about 
> Rap
> when our great grandparents were worried about Ragtime. Nothing 
> changes,
> same old stuff, just a different day.:-) VBG.
> Cheers,
> Steve Barbone
> "Is ragtime a crime? Does it keep the public from buying good music? 
> Would
> more songs and piano pieces by MacDowell be bought if there were fewer
> compositions by Irving Berlin for sale?" (Musical Courier, 1916)

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