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Palm Court Orchestra

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Palm courts’ were areas in luxury hotels given over to air, space, food and relaxation, thus creating an ambiance for the ‘discerning’ guest. This ambiance included music provided by an ‘orchestra’ (occasionally only three pieces) playing...

Brill Building Pop

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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... the newer copyright collecting agency that handled most non-white musical product at this stage (see Brocken 2003, 73–6). When it came to reacting to recent trends in music, the main creative response was arguably generated not so much...

Ballroom Orchestra

David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mike Brocken

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Ballroom Orchestra The literal meaning of the term ‘ballroom orchestra’ – an orchestral ensemble performing music for dancing in a ballroom – is frequently nuanced to refer to the provision of music for a distinct set of couple dances...

Fife

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The fife is a precursor of the piccolo. It is usually made out of wood, is cylindrical and has six holes. The instrument is held in a horizontal or near-horizontal position, with the top (the end of the tube that is closed) placed just...

Cello

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Known for its deep resonant tone, the violoncello or cello is a larger version of the violin. Like the latter, the cello has four strings, is constructed of wood and has a fretless neck. The body has opposing ‘f’ holes. It is played...

Ukulele (Ukelele)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...As a multi-stringed, fretted instrument, the ukulele is capable of playing complex melodies, rhythms and chords. Due to its relatively small size, it is sonically a ‘soft’ instrument. Its timbre and tone vary depending on the kind of wood...

Accordion Band

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The term ‘accordion band’ can describe a number of ensemble types. The first category is ensembles comprised entirely or mainly of accordions. The term can be applied more loosely to a second category of ensembles that contain one accordion...

Bluegrass Band

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The bluegrass band is a direct descendant of the ‘old-time’ US string bands (fiddle(s), guitar, banjo and/or mandolin) that were first recorded in the 1920s. All blue-grass bands owe their existence in part to Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass...

Recorder

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The recorder is an instrument whose ancestors date back to ancient Greek instruments, including the aulos, itself a descendant of even older Egyptian instruments. The recorder is a one-, two- or three-piece, flute-like instrument...

Violin

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...A descendant of ancient Asian instruments such as the rebab (Arabia), sarinda (India) and the erhu (China), the violin is a small, usually wooden stringed instrument played with a bow. Its structure has remained relatively constant since...