A Virginia concert advertised in 1766 listed the instrumentation as "3 violins, 1 Tenor, 1 Bass, 2 Flutes, 1 Hautboy
, 1 Horn, and 1 Harpsichord.
Scholars discuss the history and use of the flute, violin, recorder, lute, and organ, along with early instruments like the hautboy
comes with obboys Tropats fifes Hautboys
, trumpets, fifes and and drums drums, In dreadful concert joind, Send from afar send from a far A sound of war, and sound of war 75.
These first bands consisted of a small number of musicians who played such instruments as hautboys
, horns, bassoons and drums.
The small wind instruments in the herons' throats play an incorrigible music on a scale incommensurate with hautboys
and baroque wigs.
Long before the days of the early military bands with shawms, serpents, hautboys
, and other archaic instruments, troops marched into battle singing.
Camus presents a brief introduction to "The Early American Wind Band: Hautboys
, Harmonies, and Janissaries," which includes an interesting discussion of early march tempos.
1-6: A Song with Hautboys
on St: Cecilia's Day; Wondrous machine; Compos'd
The first part, arranged in subsections Hautboys
, Harmoniemusik and Janissary Music, Brass Bands, and The Golden Age of Bands, is devoted to music from various published and manuscript collections that exemplify the wind tradition in concert music.