by Mark Camphouse (Editor), James Barnes, Timothy Broege, David Ginningham, David R. Holsinger, Karel Husa, Timothy Mahr, W. Francis McBeth, Robert Sheldon, Jack Stamp, Frand Ticheli, Mallory Thompson
"Offering fresh insight and perspective into the changing world of wind bands, 11 respected composers give their thoughts on writing music in this compilation. Profiles of each composer, including Karel Husa, Frank Ticheli, and Jack Stamp, are presented along with a complete list of the composer's works for band. Included are each composer's perspectives on the creative process, orchestration, commissioning new works, teaching composition, and the future of the wind band. Each composer's recommendations for 10 works all band conductors should study and 10 composers whose music speaks in especially meaningful ways are listed."
A Composer's Insight, Volume 1
Thoughts, Analysis and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band-with a foreword by Michael Colgrass - is the first in a five-volume series on major contemporary composers and their works for wind band. Included in this initial volume are rare, behind-the-notes perspectives acquired from personal interviews with each composer. An excellent resource for conductors, composers or enthusiasts interested in acquiring a richer musical understanding of the composers' training, compositional approach, musical influences and interpretative ideas. Features the music of: Timothy Broege (entire first chapter), Michael Colgrass, Michael Daugherty, David Gillingham, John Harbison, Karel Husa, Alfred Reed and others.
Since its formation in 1953, the Rutgers Wind Ensemble has established itself as one of the leading wind bands in the United States.
The ensemble presents concerts at the highest artistic level, performing both masterworks of the wind repertoire and new works, including pieces composed expressly for the group.
Each of the selections on this recording of wind music by American composers refers, in one way or another, to a relationship with the divine. While most of the selections refer to personal traditions and heritages, those heritages vary greatly; proof that the United States is still as much of a melting pot as it ever was.
Northwestern alumnus and harpsichordist Paul Rey Klecka is one of the instrument's finest technicians and most avid proponents of new music. On this disc, he makes available the first recordings of important contemporary compositions by Northwestern classmate Timothy Broege and Northwestern University School of Music professor M. William Karlins, including Broege's Partita no. 2, "Le Lardon", and Karlins's "Chameleon". Recorded in 1996.
This celebratory work by Timothy Broege uses alternating fast and slow segments to showcase a variety of colors and contrasting musical styles. The slow sections feature brief solos for alto sax and trumpet, while the fast sections utilize a driving pulse. Available on Amazon