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Band Resources by

Norman E. Smith

GIA Publications, Inc. is proud to now be the publisher of three volumes by Norman E. Smith: Program Notes for Band, March Music Notes, and March Music Melodies.

Program Notes for Band

Norman E. Smith-s Program Notes for Band is the ideal reference for anyone involved in band music: directors, players, program note writers and announcers, record collectors, and concert-goers. This huge volume contains 705 biographies in 752 large-format pages, hundreds of illustrations, and more than 1600 fascinating and entertaining program notes. It-s all here: reasons for titles and dedications, historical events at the time a work was composed, and circumstances relating to premiere performances. Other features include degree of difficulty, reference recording details, original and English titles, publication dates, and performance times. A true labor of love, this volume took years of hard work and dedication to assemble.

Edition # Title
G-5723 Program Notes for Band


March Music Notes

With 380 biographies and program notes on 637 of the most popular marches of the last three centuries, March Music Notes offers specific reference material to those directors, musicians, and collectors specifically interested in march music.

Edition # Title
G-5725 March Music Notes


March Music Melodies

Trumpet players and other instrumentalists, directors, and music listeners alike will love this compilation of complete 1st coronet parts for 635 favorite concert marches! In addition to top works by internationally known composers of the classical, romantic, and modern periods, March Music Melodies includes national and regional favorites! Enrich your repertoire, develop your technique, and improve your sight reading with challenging pasodobles, processionals, and galops, as well as famous military, circus, brass band, patriotic, jazz, and serious concert marches in this 544 page volume.

Edition # Title
G-5724 March Music Melodies

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