[Dixielandjazz] clarification: Huge collection of PD "Wind Band Music" in PDF form!

David Richoux tubaman at tubatoast.com
Wed Mar 18 17:48:43 PDT 2009

Hi all,

If you were ever trying to find some fun, but obscure town band  
(Village Band, Marching Band, Concert Band, etc.) music from the 1870s  
to the mid 1920s to adapt into OKOM (or just play it "straight") check  
out this website:


> Music From The Golden Age Of The American Town Band
> The BandMusic PDF Library contains musical gems from the time of  
> Gilmore, Sousa, Pryor, Liberati, Goldman, Reeves and other  
> professional bands that were wildly popular in their day. In  
> addition to touring the country, performing in cities and towns  
> across America, the bands attained stardom status at fairs,  
> centennials and exhibitions. They were some of the first to have  
> their music widely distributed on recordings -- in on the ground  
> floor of the recording industry.
> Current number of pieces in library: 417 (438 entries)
> Due to the copyright being expired in the USA for these collections,  
> the BandMusic PDF library is able to make its holdings available for  
> free download in pdf (adobe acrobat) format. Through our website,  
> music from the library is now available for download as a public  
> service for performing, studying and research, authentic material  
> for arrangers to set for modern bands; and for a multitude of other  
> uses.
> If you download any music from BandMusic PDF, it's yours to do with  
> as you please; print it, perform it, edit and arrange it. There is  
> no charge and you are welcome to share in this wealth of material.

Some amazingly obscure stuff here. Stump your audience!

Dave Richoux

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