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by historicsaxwhisperer
(644 posts)
10 years ago

1920's Fox Trot Dance Band Music

I have run across a stack of dance band music my late father had from a dance band he belonged to, probably around 1930. Most is dated 1925. It consists of a 1st alto, 2nd tenor, trumpet, trombone, banjo, bass, some strings, and piano. A few have an oboe and flute part. Basically pre swing error. Maybe a collection of 20 or so pieces with the various voicings for each piece. Any value on this sheet music? I am considering revoicing some for a sax quartet.

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  1. by GFC
    (842 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: 1920's Fox Trot Dance Band Music

    Probably a question for bona fide historians.  If I were in your position, I'd scan some PDFs and start looking for a specialist on that era of American music.

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  2. by Carabasnett
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    11 months ago

    Re: 1920's Fox Trot Dance Band Music

    That's quite a collection

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  3. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (644 posts)

    10 months ago

    Re: 1920's Fox Trot Dance Band Music

    Wow, 9 years since this posting.
    Someone needs to GET A LIFE, if he's still here....
    Anyway, old music has no value, unless you can google it and find a piece that is unknown or lost in transit.

    Since this posting, I have had a 93 year old sax player friend pass, and inherited about 400 lbs of big band arrangements. He played and traveled with a number of groups in Ohio.
    1945 throgh 1982.
    All.... Basically worthless, unless you have a good big band willing to play through an arrangement, and decide whats good and unique.. 

    Basically I feel like a hoarder. Way too much music for one sax player with limited time.


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