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Music for the Colonial Band: Played by the Colonial Band of Boston

Music for the Colonial Band: Played by the Colonial Band of Boston

An almost forgotten American tradition that emerged in the latter half of the 18th century, the Colonial Band is here revived by bandmaster David McKay and the ensemble. Recorded 1976, the album is divided into sections (New England Band Music, Patriotic, Vocal, and Larger Forms) which McKay thinks most accurately represents what would have been a Colonial Band’s repertoire. The liner notes include detailed information of the history of Colonial Bands in general (including a written account by a young boy detailing his excitement at seeing a Colonial Band). While one might expect a brass band style, the Colonial Band instead performs classical music.

Track Listing

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New England Band Music - Trumpet Tune with Fuging Section The Colonial Band of Boston 0:57
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New England Band Music - A Lesson (3 Parts) The Colonial Band of Boston 4:18
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New England Band Music - Masonic Procession #1 The Colonial Band of Boston 1:50
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New England Band Music - Judea The Colonial Band of Boston 1:09
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New England Band Music - Jargon The Colonial Band of Boston 1:02
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Colonial Band and Vocal Music - O! Had I Been by Fate Decreed The Colonial Band of Boston 3:05
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Colonial Band and Vocal Music - My Dolly Was the Fairest Thing The Colonial Band of Boston 3:42
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Colonial Band and Vocal Music - Save Me O Lord The Colonial Band of Boston 2:39
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Colonial Band and Vocal Music - "Anthem for Christmas Day" - The Heavens Declare The Colonial Band of Boston 1:34
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Colonial Band and Vocal Music - "Anthem for Christmas Day" - The King's Praise, How Matchless Is Thy Form The Colonial Band of Boston 1:45
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Colonial Band and Vocal Music - "Anthem for Christmas Day" - O Royal Bride, So Shall Thy Beauty Charm The Colonial Band of Boston 1:32
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Colonial Band and Vocal Music - "Anthem for Christmas Day" - The Lord of Hosts The Colonial Band of Boston 0:58
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Patriotic Music - 3 18th Century Settings of Star-Spangled Banner - Anachreonic Hymn The Colonial Band of Boston 1:28
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Patriotic Music - 3 18th Century Settings of Star-Spangled Banner - Anachreonic Canzonet The Colonial Band of Boston 0:59
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Patriotic Music - 3 18th Century Settings of Star-Spangled Banner - Adams and Liberty or Boston Patriotic Song The Colonial Band of Boston 1:09
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Colonial Band and the Larger Forms - Concerto in C Major (Op. 2, #4): Andante The Colonial Band of Boston 1:08
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Colonial Band and the Larger Forms - Concerto in C Major (Op. 2, #4): Allegro The Colonial Band of Boston 2:38
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Colonial Band and the Larger Forms - Concerto in C Major (Op. 2, #4): Theme and Variations The Colonial Band of Boston 3:49
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Colonial Band and the Larger Forms - Concerto in D Major: Largo The Colonial Band of Boston 1:09
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Colonial Band and the Larger Forms - Concerto in D Major: Allegro The Colonial Band of Boston 2:17
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Colonial Band and the Larger Forms - Concerto in D Major: Andante The Colonial Band of Boston 1:39
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Colonial Band and the Larger Forms - Concerto in D Major: Jig The Colonial Band of Boston 1:08
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