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The Trumpets Will Sound

The History of British Military Bands volume one

The History of British Military Bands volume two

The History of British Military Bands volume three


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The Trumpets Will Sound:
The Story of the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall

by Gordon Turner & Alwyn W Turner

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'This book is fascinating . . . a must for anyone interested in military music and its history.' - Winds: The Magazine for the Wind Band and Ensemble Musician

'I would strongly recommend [it] to any student of military history.' - Col TPB Hoggarth, Commandant, Kneller Hall in Fanfare

'Those with an interest in military music will welcome The Trumpets Will Sound . . . The appendices are of great interest to the regimental enthusiast.' - The Bulletin of the Military Historical Society

Available from Droit Music, price 15 (including p&p within the UK). Contact DROIT MUSIC, PO Box 2638, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN20 7HJ, United Kingdom.


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The History of British Military Bands
by Gordon Turner & Alwyn W Turner

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volume one
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volume two
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volume three

'This sumptuously illustrated chronicle of everything you ever wanted to know about British military bands . . . this exhaustively researched book' - The Times

'A handsome book, doing full justice to its subject' - Rodney Bashford in Soldier

'Of particular interest . . . are the photographs, culled from all sorts of people and places, including some of wartime bands.' - The Bulletin of the Military Historical Society

'This must be the definitive history of British military bands . . . A thoroughly enjoyable volume that will almost certainly have me purchasing the others in the series.' - Pennant

'A beautifully assembled series . . . essential when referring to bands.' - Richard Powell in Soldier

'A volume that will fulfil a considerable need . . . this lavishly illustrated and handsome volume.' - Focus: The House Journal of the Ministry of Defence

'In this book our great military music traditions of over four hundred years are lovingly chronicled . . . It will make the most handsome present to anyone at all interested in our heritage.' - Winds: The Magazine for the Wind Band and Ensemble Musician