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Rozza Folklore: 19C English Country Dance Bands (55* d) RE: Folklore: 19C English Country Dance Bands 06 Apr 12


Chapter 7 of "Wuthering Heights" includes this description of a contemporary local band in Yorkshire:

We got rid of all gloom in the excitement of the exercise, and our pleasure was increased by the arrival of the Gimmerton band, mustering fifteen strong: a trumpet, a trombone, clarionets, bassoons, French horns, and a bass viol, besides singers. They go the rounds of all the respectable houses, and receive contributions every Christmas, and we esteemed it a first-rate treat to hear them. After the usual carols had been sung, we set them to songs and glees. Mrs. Earnshaw loved the music, and so they gave us plenty.


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