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The wind ensemble and its repertoire : essays on the 40th anniversary of the Eastman Wind Ensemble

The Fortieth Anniversary of the Ensemble was celebrated in February 1992 at the Eastman School of Music, with a series of concerts, conducting workshops, and scholarly papers, presented under the aegis of the American Sonneck Society. These papers are the foundation of this book and will be viewed as primary research into the areas of historical development of the wind band, repertoire analysis, and performance practices; in addition, international reports on wind band history and development in England, Europe and Japan are presented. Of immediate interest to conductors, composers, musicologists, and performers is the essay on the Wind Ensemble Concept with its underlying principles that have created this revolution in concert band activities over the past four decades. This history, as shown through the activities of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, is presented by Donald Hunsberger, the Ensemble's conductor since 1965. Complete repertoires (in program format) of the Eastman School Symphony Band (1935-1952) and the Eastman Wind Ensemble (1952-1992), catalogues of their performances by composer and title, and a full discography of the EWE are provided
Print Book, English, 1994
University of Rochester Press, Rochester, N.Y., 1994
Criticism, interpretation, etc
vi, 312 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
9781878822468, 1878822462
Part 1 The wind band-origins and heritage: the wind ensemble concept, Donald Hunsberger; the early American wind band - Hautboys, Harmonies, and Janissaries, Raoul Camus; the American Brass band movement in the mid-19th century, Jon Newsom; before the Brass band - trumpet ensemble works by Kuffner and Lossau, Robert Sheldon; J.A.C. Somerville and the British band in the era of Holst and Vaughan Williams, Jon Mitchell. Part 2 Studies on the repertoire: towards a critical edition of Stravinsky's "Symphonies of Wind Instruments", Robert Wason; Sousa Marches - principles of historically informed performances, Frank Byrne; Richard Wagner's "Trauermusik", WWV 73 ["Trauersinfonie"], Michael Votta. Part 3 The international spread of the wind ensemble: contemporary British music for band and wind ensemble, Timothy Reynish; wind bands in Continental Europe, Leon Bly; historical development of wind bands in Japan, Toshio Akiyami.