Here is the blurb for Captain Thunderbolt’s Recital. The story is based on true events, which makes it even more amazing.
Ernst fumbled with his bassoon.
Johannes nervously held his tuba to his mouth.
Peter’s moustache quivered as he raised his trombone. Jacob picked up his flugelhorn with trembling hands.
A bushranger ambushes a travelling German band, taking their hard-earned money and demanding a concert! He plays his whistle and dances a jig as the men brrroo and oom pah pah on their instruments in fear. But this is the famed ‘gentleman bushranger’ Captain Thunderbolt, and this true story has
a surprising end!