ICAMus gratefully acknowledges and showcases a new meaningful gift to the Center's Collections: The American Civil War “Sound World” in Douglas Hedwig’s CDs of Brass Band Music performed on period instruments. Dr. Hedwig is an American composer, conductor, trumpeter, and scholar.
Quickstep: Brass Band Music of the American Civil War, Featuring the Music of Thomas Coates (1803/13-1895). Coates Brass Band; Douglas F. Hedwig, Music Director & Conductor. Period instruments & mouthpieces. MSR Classics 1422, 2012. CD Booklet.
Thomas Coates: The Father of Band Music in America. Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band; Douglas Hedwig, Conductor. Period instruments. MSR Classics 1556, 2015. CD Booklet & Case. Thomas Coates, 1803/13-1895.
Thomas Coates (1803/13-1895) was an American composer of band music in the 19th century. Prominent in the 1800s, Coates is little-known today. He produced works for wind band, piano, orchestra, and voice. These CDs are an important contribution to make the music of the American Civil War and the music for post-war America better known and appreciated in modern times.
Douglas Hedwig: American Composer, Conductor, Trumpeter, Scholar; photo by violinist Holly Mulcahy. Please visit Dr. Hedwig's website.
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