From the Battlefield to the Podium
Colonel Arnald D. Gabriel with Tim Lautzenheiser
The Midwest Clinic 2006
An up-close look at the life and music making of legendary conductor Arnald D. Gabriel you won’t soon forget!
A musical goodwill ambassador, Gabriel was largely responsible for the popularization of wind band music in the post-WW II era through his accomplished work as the commander and conductor of the U.S. Air Force Band for 21 years.
Before he entered the limelight, Colonel Gabriel served as a combat machine gunner with the U.S. Army’s famed 29th Infantry Division during World War II. Journey with this distinguished veteran as he describes life during and after wartime, his remarkable experiences at the forefront of cultural life in the U.S., his pioneering work with the Air Force Band, and his perspective on the future of the wind band.
Recorded at the 2006 Midwest Clinic and moderated by Tim Lautzenheiser, this conversation deeply moved the audience members in attendance—and you are invited to join them for this encore. The extras feature a photo montage of colleagues and celebrity performers from Gabriel’s Air Force Band days, a showcase of the Band with the Singing Sergeants on the Mike Douglas Show, and Colonel Gabriel conducting the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in a selection from Saving Private Ryan.
A must for your DVD collection! Running time: 1:12:03