In Search of the Wind-Band: An International Expedition is a new 214 page book, exploring 16 countries.
The 21st century musician and wind-band have had a long winding road.
From rock & roll to jazz and classical music, this one-stop pedagogy source brings to life a detailed development of band history, its instrumentation, repertoire, function, social role, contest anomalies and industry products in all of its styles, genres and progeniture forms.
Sixteen countries are explored from Europe through North and South America, providing the largest concise history (past, present and future) of instrumental bands published to date. In addition, railroad, industrial, prison, community, police, school, hospital, blind and Native American Indian bands are explored. Much of the material including the countries of Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Peru, and Russia is exclusive to this book and not published online or written about elsewhere.
1. Overture: What Constitutes a Wind Band? - 2. Introduction to European History and Development - 3. Historical Homogeneous Wind-Bands - 4. American Wind Music - 5. Denmark Wind Music - 6. Finnish Wind Music - 7. Industry Wind Bands - 8. Ireland Wind Music - 9. Japanese Wind Music - 10. Mexican Wind Music - 11. Native American Indian Wind Music - 12. Penitentiary Wind Music - 13. Russian Wind Music - 14. Spanish Wind Music - 15-19. South American Wind Music (Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Peru) - 20. Strawberry or Bubblegum - 21. 20th Century American Wind-Band Timeline
Sample readings of select chapters are available here.
- wind symphony,
- world music
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/daniel_rager/13/