Indicative Bibliography for the Social History of Music, With an Emphasis on Brass Bands

Indicative Bibliography for the Social History of Music

In recent years musicology and social history have become closer. The purpose of this bibliography is to prepare the novice researcher for the study of brass bands as social history and musicology. The bibliography leans towards the working class and the North, yet includes elements of gender and middle-class culture.

Anderson, B, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (London, 1991)
Aspin, C. The First Industrial Society, Lancashire, 1750-1850 (Preston, 1995)
Baignet, E. ‘Haweis, Hugh Reginald (1838-1901)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, (Oxford, 2004), <;
Bainbridge, C.  Brass Triumphant (London, 1980)
Baines, A.  Brass Instruments (London, 1976, this edition, London, 1980)
Bamford, S. Walks in South Lancashire, On its Borders with Letters, Descriptions Narratives and Observations, Current and Incidental (Manchester, 1844) (RLS)
Bailey, P.  Leisure and Class in Victorian England, Rational Recreation and the Contest for Control, 1830-1885 (London, 1978)
Bailey, P.  Popular Culture and Performance in the Victorian City (Cambridge, 1998)
Bailey, P. ‘Ally Sloper’s Half-Holiday: Comic Art in the 1880s’, History Workshop, 16 (1993), pp. 4-31
Bailey, P. ‘“Will the Real Bill Banks Please Stand Up?” Towards a Role Analysis of Mid-Victorian Working-Class Respectability’, Journal of Social History, Vol. No. 3 (1979), pp. 336-353
Baines , A. C. and Myers, A. The Cornet, Grove Music Online (Oxford University Press) < >
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Beaven, B.  Leisure, Citizenship and Working-Class Men in Britain, 1850-1945 (Manchester, 2004)
Bebbington, B. W.  Evangelicalism in Modern Britain: A History from the 1730s to the 1980s (Oxon, 1989, this edition, 2002)
Benas, B. B. ‘Merseyside Orchestras: An Introduction to the History of Local Instrumental Music’, Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 95 (1945), pp. 95-117 (BBA)
Benson, J.  The Working Class in Britain, 1850-1939 (London and New York, 1989)
Bennett, Z. (Ed.), Nineteenth-Century British Music Studies, Vol. 1 (Aldershot, 1999)
Bevan, C. ‘Brass Band Contests: Art or Sport?’ in, Herbert, T. (Ed.), Bands: The Brass Band Movement in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Oxford, 1991), pp. 102-119
Boon, B.  Play the Music, Play! The Story of Salvation Army Bands (St Albans, 1966)
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Bowden, K. F.  (Ed.), A Bacup Miscellany (Bacup, 1972) (RLS)
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Bythell, D. ‘The Brass Band in the Antipodes: The Transplantation of British Popular Culture’, in, Herbert, T. (Ed.), The British Brass Band: A Musical and Social History (Oxford, 2000), pp. 217-244
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Clay, J. H.  Black Dyke, An Inside Story (Stockport, 2005) (BLS)
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Cowgill, R. and Holman, P. (Eds.), Music in the British Provinces, 1690-1914 (Aldershot, 2007)
Cowgill, R. ‘Disputing Choruses in 1760s Halifax: Jonah Bates, William Herschell and the “Messiah” Club’, in, Cowgill, R. and Holman, P. (Eds.), Music in the British Provinces, 1690-1914 (Aldershot, 2007), pp. 87-114
Cowgill, R. ‘The Business of Music in late Georgian and Victorian Halifax, c. 1760-1901, Transactions of the Halifax Antiquarian Society, 10 (2002), pp. 77-95 (HXLS)
Cowgill, R. ‘“The Most Musical Spot for its Size in the Kingdom”: Music in Georgian Halifax’, Early Music, 28 (2000), pp. 557-575
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Cudworth, W. Music in Bradford (Bradford, 1885) (BRLS)
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Dale, C. ‘The Provincial Music Festival in Nineteenth-Century England: A Case Study of Bridlington’, in, Cowgill, R. and Holman, P. (Eds.), Music in the British Provinces, 1690-1914 (Aldershot, 2007), pp. 325-348
Davies, A. Leisure, Gender and Poverty: Working-Class Culture in Salford and Manchester, 1900-1939 (Buckingham, 1992)
D’Cruz, S. ‘Sex, Violence and Local Courts: Working-Class Respectability in a Mid-Victorian Lancashire Town’, British Journal of Criminology 39/1 (Special Edition, 1999), pp. 47-49
Dearnley, C. English Church Music, 1650-1750: In Royal Chapel, Cathedral and Parish Church (London, 1970)
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Drage, S. ‘The Larks of Dean: Amateur Musicians in the North of England’, in, Cowgill, R. and Holman, P. (Eds.), Music in the British Provinces, 1690-1914 (Aldershot, 2007), pp. 195-222
Durrell, L. The Spirit of Place (New York, 1969)
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Elbourne, R. P. Music and Tradition in Early Industrial Lancashire (Woodbridge, 1980)
Elbourne, R. P. ‘“Singing Away to the Click of the Shuttle”: Musical Life in the Handloom Weaving Communities of Lancashire’, Local Historian, 12 (1976), pp. 13-17
Engel, C. An Introduction to the Study of National Music, Comprising Researches into Popular Songs, Traditions and Customs (London, 1866) Farr, R. The Distin Family Legacy: The Rise of the Brass Band in 19th Century Britain (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, 2013)
Finnegan, R. The Hidden Musicians: Music-Making in An English Town (Cambridge, 1989)
Fitzgerald, R. ‘Rowntree, Joseph (1836–1925)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 <;, accessed, 22 January, 2013
Flanders, J. Consuming Passions: Leisure and Pleasure in Victorian Britain (London, 2006)
Forbes, R. ‘A Study in Music, Community and Identity in a Late NineteenthCentury Victorian Town, Journal of Victorian Culture Volume 11. Number 2 (2006), pp. 256-280
Francis, M. “The Domestication of the Male? Recent Research on Nineteenth – and Twentieth-Century British Masculinity”, The Historical Journal, 45/3 (2002), pp. 637-652
Galloway, W. M. Musical England (New York, 1910)
Gammon, V. and Gammon, S. ‘The Musical Revolution of the Mid-Nineteenth Century: From ‘Repeat and Twiddle’ to ‘Precision and Snap’’, in, Herbert, T. (Ed.), The British Brass Band: A Musical and Social History (Oxford, 2000), pp.122-154
Gilbert, D. ‘Imagined Communities and Mining Communities’, Labour History Review, vol.60, no.2 (1995), pp. 47-55
Gilmore, D. D. Manhood in the Making: Cultural Concepts of Masculinity (Yale, 1990)
Golby, J. M.  and Purdue A. W. The Civilisation of the Crowd, Popular Culture in England, 1750-1900 (Sutton, 1999)
Goldby, D. J. Instrumental Teaching in Nineteenth Century Britain (Abingdon, 2004)
Granovetter, M. ‘The Strength of Weak Ties’, American Journal of Sociology, 78/6, pp. 1360-1380.
Gunn, S.  ‘The Sublime and the Vulgar: the Halle Concerts and the Constitution of High Culture in Manchester, c.1850-1880’, The Journal of Victorian Culture, 2/2 (Autumn, 1997), pp. 208-228
Haigh, H. A. (Ed.), Huddersfield: A Most Handsome Town: Aspects of the History and Culture of a West Yorkshire Town (Huddersfield, 1992)
Hailstone, A. The British Bandsman Centenary Book, A Social History of Brass Bands (Baldock, 1987)
Harding, V.  ‘Introduction: Music and Urban Identity’, Urban History, Vol. 29. No. 1 (2002), pp. 5-7
Harris, J. Private Lives, Public Spirit: Britain 1870-1914 (Oxford, 1993, this edition, London, 1994)
Harvey, K. and Shepard, A. ‘What Have Historians Done with Masculinity? Reflections on Five Centuries of British History, circa 1500-1950’, Journal of British Studies, Vol 44. No. 2 (2005), pp. 274-280
Haweis, H. R. Music and Morals, (London, 1890, this edition 1917)
Helme, C. What Brass Bands Did For Me (Stroud, 2009) Herbert, T. (Ed.), Bands: The Brass Band Movement in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Buckingham, 1991)
Herbert, T. (Ed.), The British Brass Band: A Musical and Social History (Oxford, 2000)
Herbert, T. ‘God’s Perfect Minstrels: The Bands of the Salvation Army’, in, Herbert, T. (Ed.), The British Brass Band: A Musical and Social History (Oxford, 2000), pp. 187-216
Herbert, T.  ‘Nineteenth-Century Bands: Making a Movement’, in, Herbert, T. (Ed.), The British Brass Band: A Musical and Social History (Oxford, 2000), pp.10-67
Herbert, T. and Barlow, H. ‘The British Military as a Musical Institution’ in Paul Rodmell (Ed.), Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Music and Institutions in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Abingdon, 2012), pp. 247-265.
Herbert, T. and Wallace, J. ‘Aspects of Performance Practices: The Brass Band and Its Influence on Other Brass-Playing Styles’, in, Trevor Herbert (Ed.), The British Brass Band: A Musical and Social History (Oxford, 2000), pp. 278-305.
Herbert, T. ‘The Practice and Context of a Victorian Brass Band’, in Bennett, Z. (Ed.), Nineteenth-Century British Music Studies, Vol. 1 ( Aldershot,1999), pp. 105-18
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Herbert, T. ‘Selling Brass Instruments: The Commercial Imaging of Brass Instruments (1830-1930) and its Cultural Messages’, in Music in Art: the International Journal for Music Iconography, 28/1-2 (Spring-Fall 2004), pp. 21326
Herbert, T. ‘Victorian Brass Bands: The Establishment of a Working Class Musical Tradition’, Historic Brass Society Journal No 4 (New York, 1992), pp. 111
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