The table below gives the following information (where applicable):
Although clearly written for his band to play, Postlewaite's music was predominantly published in piano arrangements, several works being reissued as "duetts." As per the original instrumentation, Samuel A. Floyd, Jr. writes: "[n]o record has been found of the instrumentation of Postlewaite's sixteen-piece brass band..., nor of those of other of Postlewaite's various aggregations. Further, we cannot determine their instrumentations by observing those of other such groups of the period, since no standard instrumentation was in existence. Exceptions were perhaps some of the army bands which were authorized as sixteen-piece units. Photographs of such army bands show, generally, twelve over-the-shoulder brasses (except, in some cases, bell-front cornets) and four percussion. The brasses included cornets, alto and tenor horns, valve and slide trombones, baritones, and helicons or tubas; the percussion sections generally were comprised of snare drums (or one snare drum and one tenor drum), bass drum, and cymbals. We can assume that Postlewaite's band was either identical or similar" ("A Black Composer" 126-127).
|Title||Key||Date||Genre(s)||Incipit & Notes|
|Almira Waltz||D major||pub. 1849, rev. 1880||Waltz|
|Galena Waltz||C major||pub. 1850||Waltz|
|Annie Polka-Mazurka||D major||pub. 1854|| Polka
|Recreation Schottisch||F major||pub. 1854||Ecossaise|
|St. Louis National Guards Quickstep||C major||pub. 1855||Quickstep|
|Orange Schottisch||C major||pub. 1857||Ecossaise|
|Red Petticoat Mazurka||C major||pub. 1858||Mazurka|
|General Greys Quick March||C major||pub. 1861|| March
| also referred to as Grays Quick Step|
key signature erroneously listed as G major in
|Veiled Prophets Grand March||C major||pub. 1880||March|
Floyd, Jr., Samuel A. "A Black Composer in Nineteenth-Century St. Louis." 19th-Century Music, vol. 4, no. 2, Autumn 1980, pp. 121-133. JSTOR, doi:10.2307/746710.