James Ord Hume

James Ord Hume - The March King
by Dr. Tim Thirst

Based on 6 years of research around the world, this expertly written book traces the story of one of the most important influences on brass and military bands. One of the best pieces of recent musicological research.

"a fascinating book, thoroughly recommended!"
British Bandsman

"especially recommended"
International Military Music Society - Netherlands

"wealth of information in a very readable format, rigorously researched"
Lt. Col. S. J. Smith, Principal Director of Music (Army)

"this account of his life and music is long overdue"
Brass Band World

"interesting, well illustrated, with plenty of detail. Long overdue."
Australian Band Association of New South Wales

"a fascinating account"
Brass Review

"outstanding contribution to our knowledge"
International Military Music Society

"a very well researched account"
The Conductor

"this book has made me very proud"
Phyllis Greggains, daughter of James Ord Hume

James Ord Hume came from a poor background, but through determination became the most respected brass and military band composer and adjudicator of the British Empire. Until now his life and the influences on his music have remained hidden.
Prices including Post & Packing

United Kingdom:  15.95 GB Pounds 

Europe: 20.95 GB Pounds

Rest of World:  21.95 GB Pounds


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Any further information on James Ord Hume would be welcomed. 
Please email Tim Thirst. 

Tim Thirst
The Haywain
Norfolk NR12 0RU
United Kingdom


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