A Very Rare Civil War Era Brass Band Part Book from Churchtown, PA, Estimated at mid to late 1850s based on musical selections. These part books are VERY RARE because of their continued use outdoors (see Library of Congress: Brass Bands of the Civil War Era). Part Book measures 7″ x 5″ by 1/4 thick, with a black cover and 30 double sided manuscript pages. Of the 30 pages, 9 have been inscribed in black or brown ink. The inner cover has a name, not easily legible, and the location: Churchtown, Lancaster County. The first page is loose, and has some calculations scribbled on it. The first and second pages of music are inscribed with a heavier ink, the rest are finer with a brown ink. The first page has a tear at the top and the side. The front cover has a tear half way up the cover and some creasing, as does the back cover, but there is no crease in the pages. Various pages have small corner creases. The book is the second tenor part for a brass band. More photos on request. The selections written are. 2 Wait for the Wagon. 7 March from Norma. 8 Bummer’s Reel. 9 Union Quick Step. 11 Dixey’s Land. 12 Red White and Blue. 15 Mountain Quick Step. 15-18 are not numbered in the book. These selections comprise a full hour, at least, of music, including official anthems for political gatherings and visiting dignitaries and serving politicians. Popular, Folk, Marches and Opera are all represented. This is a rare find because of the era and because of the type of music manuscript it represents. The item “Civil War Era American Music Manuscript Brass Band Part Book Very Rare” is in sale since Friday, September 18, 2015. This item is in the category “Books\Antiquarian & Collectible”. The seller is “edalman” and is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Brazil, France, Australia, Russian federation.
- Binding: Pamphlet
- Special Attributes: 1st Edition
- Origin: American