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 concertgoers.
This huge volume contains 705 biographies in 752 large-format pages, hundreds of illustrations, and more than 1,600 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 premier 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.