A remarkable amount of historical information is covered in this comprehensive history of the American band. Timelines and photos track developments in American band music from colonial drum and fife corps to the Big Band era; and useful tables compare band music milestones to those of other arts in western civilization, events in U.S. history, and with other American musical breakthroughs. The final section of the book discusses new directions in American music and predicts a bright future for the modern wind band.
"This book will quickly become the preferred text of every university band history and literature course." --Ray E. Cramer, president, Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic
Number Of Pages: 503
Published: 20th January 2005
Publisher: GIA Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.7 x 3.8
Weight (kg): 1.32