From 1964, Herbert W. Fred discusses “Percy Grainger’s Music for Wind Band” and Vincent Persichetti reflects on his own Symphony No. 6 for Band. From 1971, David Whitwell opens the door into “The Enigma of Copland’s Emblems.” And in 1973, Karel Husa writes “Apotheosis of the Earth: Some Thoughts.”
Other articles include “Thematic Derivations in the Holst First Suite in E Flat” by Charles Gallagher (1965), “Hammersmith and the Two Worlds of Gustav Holst” by Robert Cantrick (1977), and “Analysis: Winds of Nagual by Michael Colgrass” by James Mathes (1987).
All told, the 29 articles in this anthology paint a remarkable picture of the wind band world at its best and provide remarkable insights into some of the timeless masterpieces of the wind band repertoire.
Terry Austin, General Editor of this anthology, is Director of Bands at Virginia Commonwealth University.
John R. Locke is Editor of The Journal of Band Research and Director of Bands at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
William J. Moody is Editor Emeritus of The Journal of Band Research.
The Educational Projects Committee of the American Bandmasters Association helped fund the publication of this anthology.