Bibliography and research materials

The following list gives an indication of the increasing amount of literature available to brass band enthusiasts and researchers, who may wish to investigate further the history brass bands and the people who influenced the growth of the brass band movement.



Brand, V & G. (1986) The World of Brass Bands, Baldock, United Kingdom:Egon

Editor, The (c.1917) The Easy Way to Play Brass Instruments, Gloucester, United Kingdom: Wright & Round

Gammond, P. & Horricks, R. (1980) Music on Record 1 Brass Bands, Cambridge, United Kingdom:Patrick Stephens

Hailstone, A. (1987) The British Bandsman Centenary Book, Baldock, United Kingdom: Egon 

Hampson, J. N. (c.1893) Origin, History and Achievements of Besses O' th' Barn Band. Northampton, United Kingdom: Jos Rogers 

Herbert, T. (1991) The Brass Band Movement in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Buckingham, United Kingdom: OUP

Howarth E & P (1988) What a Performance, London, United Kingdom: Robson

Lee, J. (1914) Stalybridge Old Band. Stalybridge, United Kingdom: Geo. Whittaker & Sons

Littlemore, A. (1999) Foden's Band, Chapel-en-le-Frith, United Kingdom: Caron

Littlemore, A (1987) The Brass Band Yearbook. Hollington, United Kingdom: Rakeway Music

Littlemore, A (1988) The Brass Band Yearbook. Hollington, United Kingdom: Rakeway Music

Livings, H. (1975) That the Medals and the Baton be put on view, Newton Abbot, United KingdomDavid & Charles

Newsome, R. (2005) 150 Golden Years - The History of Black Dyke Band. London, United Kingdom: World of brass Pubications.

Newsome, R. (2006) The modern brass band: From the second world war to the new millennium. Aldershot, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing.

Read, D. (2004) Beyond the Box, Stockport, United Kingdom: Jagrins

Taylor, A.R. (1979) Brass Bands, St Albans United Kingdom: Granada Publishing

Taylor, A.R. (1983) Labour & Love, London, United Kingdom: Elm Tree

Turner, J. (2015) Brass Bands in the Holme Valley, Holmfirth, United Kingdom: J Turner

Vincent, C, (1908) The Brass Band and how to write for it, London, United Kingdom: Vincent Music Co.

Wright, D. (1963) The Complete Bandmaster, London, United Kingdom: Pergamon Press

Wright, F. (1957) Brass Today, London, United Kingdom: Besson