Champaign, Illinois Community Bands Collection

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Unbound Sheet Music

Bound Sheet Music



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Finding Aid for Champaign, Illinois Community Bands Collection, circa 1885-1910 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

By Kelly A. Carlson, Rene Mueller, Molly Sauder

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Collection Overview

Title: Champaign, Illinois Community Bands Collection, circa 1885-1910Add to your cart.

ID: 12/9/58

Primary Creator: Champaign, Illinois Community Bands (1885-1910)

Extent: 3.5 cubic feet

Arrangement: Alphabetical

Date Acquired: 11/01/1994

Subjects: Bands, Instrumental music, Military Music, Music - United States

Formats/Genres: Sheet music

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of bound and unbound sheet music, predominantly military marches and dances, that may have been used by several different unidentified Champaign community bands between 1885 and 1910.

Biographical Note

The ninteenth-century community band traditions of Champaign, Illinois can be traced to the European military band traditions of Germany and England. The primary purpose of community bands across America was to supply music to accompanying the marching of local militia during times of war and provide musical entertainment for holiday and patriotic celebrations. While most community ensembles played a variety of secular and religious music, the most common genre of music performed by these community ensembles was the military march. While Champaign, Illinois enjoyed a thriving military band tradition during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, it is unclear which local ensembles may have used the music included in this collection. There is some evidence to suggest Champaign's Order of the Knights of Pythias, a non-sectarian fraternal order, may have had a fraternal band which used some of this music.

Subject/Index Terms

Bands
Instrumental music
Military Music
Music - United States

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: James Benefiel Estate

Acquisition Method: Gift


Box and Folder Listing


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Series 2: Bound Sheet MusicAdd to your cart.
Consists of seven different sets of unidentified partbooks containing marches and dances dating from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  Each set of partbooks are arranged in score order by instrument.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Set of Conductor/Solo B flat Cornet Parts, ca. 1885-1915Add to your cart.
NOTE: Set contains Conductor/Solo B flat Cornet parts to several pieces that are in Series 1 of this collection.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Partbooks Set 1, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Piccolo, 1st Bb Clarionet, 2nd Bb Clarionet, Eb Clarionet, 1st or Solo Alto, 2nd Alto, 3rd Eb Alto, Eb Cornet, Solo Bb Cornet, 1st Bb Cornet, 2nd Bb Cornet, 1st Bb Tenor, 2nd Bb Tenor, Bb Barition, 1st Eb Tuba, Bass Drum, Extra parts
Item 2: Partbooks Set 2, ca. 1900Add to your cart.
Solo Bb Cornet, Piccolo, Solo Bb Clarinet, 1st Bb Clarinet, 2nd Bb Clarinet, 3rd Bb Clarinet, Eb Cornet, Solo Bb Cornet, 2nd Bb Cornet, 3rd Bb Cornet, 1st and 2nd Eb Alto, 3rd Eb Alto, 2nd Eb Alto, 1st Tenor, 2nd Bb Tenor, 1st Trombone, 2nd Trombone, Baritone, Baritone, Bb Bass, Bb Bass, Eb Bass, Extra parts
Item 3: Partbooks Set 3, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Covers only- Piccolo, 1st Bb Clarinet, Alto Saxaphone, Eb Clarinet, Ten. Saxaphone, Eb Cornet, Baritone
Item 4: Partbooks Set 4, ca. 1885Add to your cart.
Solo Bb Cornet, 1st Bb Cornet, 2nd Bb Tenor, 1st Trombone, Baritone, Basses, 2nd Bb Cornet, Drums, Eb Alto Solo, 1st Eb Cornet, 1st and 2nd Altos, 1st and 2nd Altos
Box 8Add to your cart.
Item 1: Partbooks Set 5, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Piccolo, Eb Clarinet, 1st Bb Clarinet, 2nd Bb Clarinet, 1st Eb Alto, 2nd Eb Cornet, 2nd Trombone, 1st Trombone, 2nd Eb Alto, 2nd and 3rd Cornets, 1st Bb Cornet, Eb Cornet, 1st and 2nd Trombones, 1st and 2nd Trombones, Basses, Drums, Extra parts
Item 2: Partbooks Set 6, ca. 1895Add to your cart.
Solo Bb Cornet, Piccolo, Eb Clarinet, 1st Bb Clarinet, 2nd Bb Clarinet, 1st Bb Cornet, 2nd and 3rd Bb Cornets, 1st and 2nd Eb Alto Horns, 3rd and 4th Eb Alto Horns, 1st and 2nd Tenor Horns, Baritone Treble Clef, Basses
Item 3: Partbooks Set 7, ca. 1898Add to your cart.
Solo Bb Cornet, 1st Trombone, 1st Bb Cornet, 2nd Bb Clarinets, Piccolo, Eb Bass, 3rd Eb Alto, Eb Cornet, Baritone Treble Clef, 1st Eb Alto, Drums, 2nd Eb Alto, 3rd/Bass Trombone, 2nd and 3rd Cornets, Baritone Bass Clef, 1st Bb Tenor, Eb Clarinet, 2nd Bb Tenor, 1st Bb Clarinet

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