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Sax’s other horn

Adolph Sax, the Belgian inventor of the sax horn which virtually all Civil War unit bands on both sides played—including those at Knoxville in November 1863—didn’t have to rest on the laurels with which an appreciative populace crowned him. Indeed, … Continue reading

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Brass bands

Both sides at Knoxville had regimental brass bands, usually playing the over-the-shoulder sax horn like these at the Smithsonian Institution—one of the most popular instruments of a Nineteenth Century American Wind band because of its warm, mellow tone. Each band … Continue reading

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