Wind Band Literature takes a close look at the best of the wind band repertoire, from chamber music to huge symphonic works, from beginning band to professional level. It is not a comprehensive repertoire site, but rather a collection of resources compiled and created by conductor Andy Pease. These are tools to share with students and colleagues to help enhance understanding of what makes the music we play so powerful and meaningful to us.
Featured content for Summer 2017:
Columbia Summer Winds is preparing another season of free outdoor concerts in Manhattan, and I’ll be appearing with them in Central Park on July 29. Here is what they have in the folders:
March and Procession of Bacchus – Leo Debiles, arr. Krienes
Music from Up – Michael Giacchino, arr. Brown
Galop – Gary Gilroy
South Pacific Symphonic Scenario – Richard Rodgers, arr. Rogers
Keynote Address – J. Scott McKenzie (2016 Outdoor Composition Contest Winner)
Cuban Overture – George Gerswhin – arr. Rogers
I’m also traveling to the WASBE conference in Utrecht, Netherlands from July 18-22. I will be giving a presentation entitled “Repertoire Resources for the 21st Century Global Wind Band Conductor”, which will certainly feature this site and the Wind Band Symphony Archive, among many others. I will also be running a daily digest from that conference, which will feature performances, reading sessions, presentations, and much more.
The New York State Band Directors Association is putting on a Director’s Band as part of the New York State Summer Music Conference from August 13-15. This year’s band, led by Jeffrey Traster, will feature the following:
New (as yet untitled) Fanfare – Jeffrey Traster
Reckoning – Michael Markowski
Poco Adagio – Jeffrey Traster
Shepherd’s Hey – Percy Grainger, ed. Mark Rogers
Looking for a recap? Here they are in abundance: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Summer 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Summer 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Summer 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Summer 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Summer 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Summer 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2010.
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