Sounds of the Suburbs

Discovering Hillingdon's music history.

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During the Middle Ages, England was home to a variety of musical styles.
From the late 16th century, classical music became a recognisable genre.
Before the mid-19th century, brass instruments had been in use in church and in the armed services.
The end of the 19th century saw the rise of 'popular music'.
The late 1950s saw the establishment of a youth counterculture.
A separate musical genre has existed outside the bounds of classical, popular or pop music.
Recorded music in its many forms has been one of Hillingdon's 20th century success stories.
The live music experience, from classical concerts to gigs and festivals, has always given music an immediacy.
Access to music in all forms is a key part of Hillingdon's services to residents.
Musical memories from local residents.