THOMAS COATES: The Father of American Band Music - Douglas Hedwig, Conductor
Recently released CD recording on the MSR Classics label. Conducted by Douglas Hedwig, the recording features the music of the little-known American composer of band music in the 19th century, Thomas Coates. The band for this recording performs on original instruments and mouthpieces from 1870-1900. All of this music is recorded here for the first time, thereby making available to modern audiences a rich, and previously undiscovered treasure of Amercian Music. Douglas Hedwig also served as Asst. Editor in preparation of the scores and parts, that were recreated from existing manuscripts from the Library of Congress and other sources.