Monthly Archive

2020

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 19 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
News & Events
Bryan Proksch
776

Holman's Preliminary Inventory of American Bands

Gavin Holman has posted a preliminary version of his extensive catalog/inventory of American bands entitled Brass Bands and Cornet Bands of the USA: A Historical Directory. The document references 8,7... read more..

News & Events
Bryan Proksch
805

New Wallace Collection Releases

The Wallace Collection, led by John Wallace, has recently released three new recordings: The Origin of the Species Revisited, 4 of the quintets by the 19C composer Jean-Francois Bellon played on per read more..

Recordings
Bryan Proksch
944

Concerto Palatino: Nature’s Secret Whispering

Concerto Palatino, dir. Bruce Dickey. Nature’s Secret Whispering: Music in the Cosmolo­gy of Johannes Kepler (1571–1630). Passacaille PAS 1073, recorded November 2019. passacaille.be In the more than... read more..

Recordings
Bryan Proksch
932

Univ. of Kentucky Baroque Trumpets: Hyde's Preceptor (1799)

University of Kentucky Baroque Trumpet Ensemble. A New and Compleat Preceptor for the Trumpet and Bugle Horn by J. Hyde (1799). dir. Jason Dovel. Sontius Records SR 004, recorded Summer 2020. Availabl... read more..

Book Reviews
Bryan Proksch
1570

Barclay: His Majesty’s Grand Conceit

His Majesty’s Grand Conceit. By Robert Barclay (Loose Cannon Press, 2020). 294 pages. ISBN 9781988657196. www.loosecannonpress.com (Available in-print or as an ebook through Amazon and Barnes and Nobl... read more..

News & Events
Editorial Staff
1236

Beloved Member Martha Bixler Dies at 93

It is with great sadness that we announce the death by natural causes of founding member Martha Bixler at the age of 93. Martha has been a key figure in the growth of the American recorder and early m... read more..

News & Events
Steven Lundahl
1473

Proposal for a New HBS Publication with New Opportunities for Members

11/29/2020 UPDATE: There will be an information session and brain storming discussion on December 12 at 1:00 PM EST (UTC -05:00) To receive the meeting link and password, send an email to This emai read more..

News & Events
Bryan Proksch
1145

Jeremy Montagu 1927-2020

Jeremy Peter Samuel Montagu (1927-2020), one of the foremost authorities on musical instruments of our time, has died peacefully surrounded by family following a short period of illness. Like the exte... read more..

News & Events
Editorial Staff
1353

Announcement of HBS Elections and Restructuring

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the Historic Brass Society is being restructured with additional opportunities for participation and elections are scheduled for November of 2020. Th... read more..

News & Events
Bryan Proksch
1653

HBS Launches Youtube Channel

For those interested in viewing some of our recent activities (concerts, conferences, etc.) we've started placing videos on Youtube. The first videos are from the recent James Reese Europe conference.... read more..

News & Events
Bryan Proksch
1620

John Wallace online Brass Camp (July 2020)

John and the Wallace Collection, in conjunction with St. Andrews University, are hosting a FREE online Brass Camp for students of all levels and ages, anywhere in the world on 3 Saturdays July 11, 18 ... read more..

News & Events
Bryan Proksch
1782

Vienna Talk 2020 Postponed

Vienna Talk 2020, at which the HBS was scheduled to present a special lecture session, has been postponed due to coronavirus. Originally planned for September 2020, organizers are tentativel read more..

News & Events
Bryan Proksch
4080

Peter Ecklund (1945–2020)

Longtime HBS member trumpeter Peter Ecklund passed away on April 8, 2020 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Peter was a rare musician who possessed a reserved personality, sharp wit, inquis... read more..

News & Events
Bryan Proksch
2599

Edward H. Tarr (1936-2020)

Edward H. Tarr (1936–2020), the pre-eminent baroque trumpeter of the twentieth century, has died at 83 following a period of illness.  Tarr’s long career as a brilliant and expressive performer, ... read more..

News & Events
Bryan Proksch
1799

April Symposium Cancelled

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, with the difficulty of travel and the importance of social distancing, we have cancelled our April 17 Symposium. We are already working to reschedule, with a ver... read more..

Monk Award
Bryan Proksch
1346

2020 Christopher Monk Awardee Peter Holmes

The Historic Brass Society is pleased to announce that the 2020 Christopher Monk Award has been presented to Peter Holmes in recognition of his groundbreaking work in the field of music archaeology. H... read more..

News & Events
Bryan Proksch
2352

UNESCO Application and Conference

The programme of the International Conference that will take place at the Venaria Reale Palace (Centro Conservazione e Restauro "La Venaria Rele") on February 20-21 is available for download. The wor... read more..

News & Events
Bryan Proksch
3200

Pond Life: British-American Crosscurrents in Brass

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, with the difficulty of travel and the importance of social distancing, we have cancelled our April 17 Symposium. We are already working to reschedule, with a v... read more..

Recordings
Bryan Proksch
2293

Review of High Bridge Brass (2019)

High Bridge Brass, High Bridge Brass (Summit Records, 2019). For further information, click here. This new recording of two brass quintets (Op. 5 and Op. 11) by Russian composer Victor Ewald and a read more..

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