Cover

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Title page, Editorial Series, Copyright, Dedication

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Contents

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List of Illustrations

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pp. ix-x

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xi-xii

I cannot pretend that I am the sole author of the following pages. In writing this book, I have transcribed, transmitted, and taken out of context the work of numerous historians and chroniclers, most of whom I will never meet. This investigation took me far...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-11

According to the announcer who introduced the evening’s performance, the night of 16 October 2005 was a “historic” one for the Banda de Música del Estado de Oaxaca (Music Band of the State of Oaxaca, BME).¹ For the first time in its 137- year history...

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1. Closing the Colonial Past

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pp. 12-22

In 1456 the Aztecs began their incursions into the territory that comprises the modern- day state of Oaxaca but never completely subjugated the region. They established an encampment in an acacia forest and felled the trees to construct the village of Huaxyacac...

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2. Nineteenth-Century Invasions and Influences

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pp. 23-33

Mexico suffered a long list of ignominies during its first fifty years of independence: the bloody decade- long war that culminated in a failed first Mexican Empire; the Spanish invasion of 1829; the secession of Texas; the war with the United States in 1846 and the...

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3. Inception, Institutionalization, and Venue

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pp. 34-55

The year 1868 was a watershed for military music in Oaxaca. First, the incorporation of a military band director forever altered the mission and scope of military music.¹ Second, a junta patriótica (patriotic council) was seated to coordinate public festivals to...

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4. The BME during the Porfiriato and the Mexican Revolution

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pp. 56-79

During the presidency of Porfirio Díaz (served 1876–1910; see fig. 8), the federal and state governments in Mexico began to use modern communication and transportation technologies, including musical performance, to their political advantage. The Oaxacan...

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5. Mestizaje, Musical Pedagogy, and the Socialist State

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pp. 80-95

The Mexican Constitution of 1917 was the single most important document to arise from the Mexican Revolution, and it indirectly altered the BME’s trajectory. The statutes within the Constitution of 1917 manifested an eclectic mix of “nationalism, secularism, anticlericalism...

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6. Municipal Control to Innes’s Reign

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pp. 96-135

The BME’s performance schedule grew with the addition of new didactic responsibilities and Revolution-inspired additions to the civil-religious pantheon. So great was the expansion of musical production within the state project that bands proliferated to...

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Conclusion: Gauging the Political Tool

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pp. 136-146

The last archival record of a request for the BME to perform at an ecclesiastical event is dated 12 March 1975. In a letter directed to director Amador Pérez, the chaplain of the Basilica de la Soledad requested that the BME perform on Good Friday in the procession...

Appendix 1. BME Directors

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pp. 147-148

Appendix 2. Oaxaca Military and National Guard Units, 1846 and 1848

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pp. 149-150

Appendix 3. BME Dependencies

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pp. 151-152

Appendix 4. Extraordinary Performances, 1966 (Partial)

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pp. 153-156

Notes

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pp. 157-194

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Glossary of Song and Dance Forms

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pp. 195-196

chilena. A song and dance form for bands, imported from Chile, that first arrived on the coast of southern Oaxaca during the great migration northward to California during the Gold Rush. The couples dance mimics the courting ritual of chickens...

Bibliography

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pp. 197-208

Index

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pp. 209-220