Coach Horn: What to blow and how to blow it
This is a short book dealing with
coach and post horns. It contains examples of various
calls used by the coachmen - midi files for these are
Due to the software used these are not exact representations
of each tune - the rythym may be slightly out in places
and a trumpet sound is used, although it is fairly similar
to that of the post-horn. As no tempo is given in the
above book, this has been set fairly fast as one imagines
the coachmen would have played con brio. A video
of Koenig's Post Horn Gallop (which gives an idea of the
sound of the instrument) as performed by the Band of the
Royal Lancers can be seen here.
Details of this occupation, and the uses to which the
post-horn was put.
Great North Road and other coaching classics
Several classic works on the coaching era by Charles
G Harper, including The Great North Road, Stage-Coach
and Mail in Days of Yore, The Manchester and Glasgow
Road: this way to Gretna Green.
and Their Parts
A page from The Georgian Index detailing the different
types of carriages available, with illustrations.
in Eighteenth-Century England
A chapter on coaches from a book by Rosamond Bayne-Powell