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The Art of Interpretation of Band Music

Length: 170 pages5 hours


Exploring the best practices for achieving true musical expressivity, this offering from a team of leading conductors is a practical guide to achieving the primary goal of any wind band performance: artistry. The book addresses questions such as When is it appropriate to “change” a score? How can programming contribute? How can a year of performances be sequenced with creativity in mind? and How much is too much “interpretation”? Each chapter provides a window into the creative process of 10 remarkable conductors, each of whom, in their own way, share a captivating range of approaches to the world of creative expression. The accessible, creative, and informative ideas in this guide will help any conductor bring his or her wind band to the next level, no matter the age or capability of the ensemble.

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