P.S. Gilmore, the Authorized Biography of America's First Superstar
Gowan, Andrew, Journal of Band Research
P.S. Gilmore, The Authorized Biography of America's First Superstar
By Rusty Hammer, Gainesville, FL: Rusty Hammer, 2006
At a time when band ensembles sometimes perform wonderful concerts for small audiences, it is gratifying to look back to an era when bandmasters like Patrick Gilmore and John Phillip Sousa were among the most popular entertainers in America. Their touring bands brought fine performances of both great music and popular music to audiences who had few opportunities to hear professional concerts, and they enjoyed a level of celebrity not seen among band conductors today. Although Sousa's entry in The New Grove Dictionary of Music …
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Publication information: Article title: P.S. Gilmore, the Authorized Biography of America's First Superstar. Contributors: Gowan, Andrew - Author. Journal title: Journal of Band Research. Volume: 43. Issue: 2 Publication date: Spring 2008. Page number: 88+. © Troy University Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.