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The Best Band Music You've Never Heard
17 minutes | May 3, 2020
The Nancy Affair
The funeral service for the victims of the Nancy Affair featured the performance of Gossec's Marche Lugubre, a work that had an influence over the composition of memorial music for decades.
21 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
The Iron Garden
A tour of national parks in southern Utah during 2017 inspired composer Jerome Sorsek to create a five-movement, 36-minute masterpiece celebrating nature: The Iron Garden.
11 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
A Whole World of the Deepest Thoughts
Known simply as the Chaconne, the last movement of Bach's Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin is said to be a celebration of the breadth of human possibility. WEBSITE: bestbandmusic.com FACEBOOK: facebook.com/bestbandmusic LINKEDIN: linkedin.com/showcase/38155639 TWITTER: twitter.com/TBBMYNH
13 minutes | Mar 25, 2020
David Whitwell's Symphony No. 1
As a first foray into composition in 1987, acclaimed conductor David Whitwell created a two-movement, 11 minute-long symphony for band depicting the "dark side of the Viennese Waltz." WEBSITE: concertbandmusicstore.com FACEBOOK: facebook.com/bestbandmusic LINKEDIN: linkedin.com/company/maximes-music PODCAST: concertbandmusicstore.com/podcast The score and parts of David Whitwell's Symphony No. 1, "The Viennese Legacy", can be found here: https://concertbandmusicstore.com/product/symphony-nr1/
19 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
The Birth of the Modern Band
On the 14 July 1790, at the Festival of the Federation in Paris, François-Joseph Gossec performed his Te Deum in front of an audience of 400,000 and forever changed the instrumentation of the concert band.
14 minutes | Mar 8, 2020
Ponchielli's arrangement of The Carnival of Venice, composed for band in 1868 is a tour de force for the whole ensemble, not just one soloist.
21 minutes | Mar 8, 2020
The Battle of the Bands
In 1845, in an effort to gain a contract to supply instruments to the French military, the bands of Adolphe Sax and Michele Carafa competed against each other in front of an audience of 20,000 people.
19 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
Beethoven's Band Music
Did Beethoven compose any music for concert band? Find out about Beethoven's works for band we've forgotten, and hear the real story behind his work Wellington's Victory.
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