Composers on Composing
for Band, Volume 3
Conceived and edited by Mark Camphouse
With a foreword by Anthony Maiello
Andrew Boysen, Jr., Edward Gregson, Sam Hazo, Quincy Hilliard, Joseph Willcox Jenkins, Stephen Melillo, Roger Nixon, Jared Spears, Jan Van der Roost, and John Zdechlik
“Reading the first two volumes of Composers on Composing Music for Band provides an avenue for learning no classroom in any university or institution of higher learning can offer. Never before has the opportunity existed to pick the minds of some of the best composers for band in such an intimate way as is done in the first two volumes (and now in Volume Three of this extraordinary series). The information in these texts comes directly from the composers.”
—Anthony Maiello, in the Foreword
What better place to learn more about the best pieces for band than from the
composers themselves! Jan Van der Roost challenges conductors to tell a musical story and to work as the composer’s translator to convey the desired feelings and emotions to the audience. Joseph Willcox Jenkins discusses the nurturing of young talent and notes that “even the most humble talent” can “create loveliness in not so lovely a world.” Other distinguished composers in this volume who share their stories and thoughts on music making include Andrew Boysen, Jr., Edward Gregson, Sam Hazo, Quincy Hilliard, Stephen Melillo, Roger Nixon, Jared Spears, and John Zdechlik.
Take another journey into the composer’s world you won’t soon forget!
Hardcover, 340 pages.
Mark Camphouse received his formal musical training at Northwestern University. His works for wind band have received widespread critical acclaim and are performed frequently in the U.S. and abroad. Camphouse is Professor of Music at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where he conducts the wind symphony and teaches courses in conducting and composition. He is a recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Faculty Award by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia — the Commonwealth’s highest honor for demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and public service.