Brass bands are among the most widespread instrumental ensembles in the world, yet there has been little academic interest in them. This is because they stand in a space between art and authenticity, as their repertoires are thought to lack artistic merit while their military legacies have disconnected them from the ‘authentic’ music of ‘the people’. This paper aims to show how it is precisely this intermediary position which has attracted the attention of some (ethno)musicologists, and a growing number of studies demonstrate the analytic potential of this musical universe in a wide range of contexts across the globe.
|Title of host publication||Anais do I Seminário de Música do Museu da Inconfidência|
|Subtitle of host publication||Bandas de Musica no Brasil|
|Editors||Mary Angela Biason|
|Place of Publication||Ouro Preto, Brazil|
|Publisher||Museu da Inconfidência|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2009|
Reily, S. (2009). Bandas de sopro – um diálogo transcultural. In M. A. Biason (Ed.), Anais do I Seminário de Música do Museu da Inconfidência: Bandas de Musica no Brasil (pp. 22-31). Museu da Inconfidência.