In Search of the Wind-Band (Video Trailer) Book video excerpts from around the globe(2016)
“International Instrumental Dissemination” describes instrument types in 16 countries that include Rock & Roll to Sousa and Puccini. This book explores detailed and precise history. The 21 chapters contain hundreds of photos, videos, mp3 and pdf files bringing to life unknown cultures and ensembles from around the globe from which I visited and recorded first hand. The book is designed to take an entire semester to study and explore. I promise you have never heard or seen most of these groups much less the enormous, precise evolution of instruments presented in the book. Where did our modern instruments evolve from? Do instruments types and music vary from culture to culture?
In Search of the Wind-Band: An International Expedition is a new interactive book, exploring 16 countries.
The first-of-a-kind, interactive encyclopedic book uses text, video, mp3 and pdf files to bring the history and development of the wind-band to life.
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
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.
This is a great tool for instrumental directors, music appreciation, and history or ethnomusicology courses at all levels of education. Music enthusiasts, musicians, libraries, conservatories and researchers will have a fun and intriguing experience exploring the world’s bands’ from by-gone eras to present day ensembles and beyond. Educators can assimilate this book into classroom lectures, adding to the curriculum, a compilation of histories not published before, rendering this book, the largest source of international wind-band pedagogy published to date. A chronological time-line of composers, repertoire and events from 1902 thru the 21st century is cataloged. Printed YouTube links enrich the reader’s experience, enabling them to watch exclusive ensembles in each chapter, bringing history to life.
- concert band,
- international bands,
- Dan Rager,
- wind music history,
- band history
Publication DateMarch, 2016
Citation InformationDan Rager. "In Search of the Wind-Band (Video Trailer) Book video excerpts from around the globe" (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/daniel_rager/38/