No musical ensemble has had as varied a history and as wide a repertoire as the band. The development of the band and the music it inspired is one of the greatest stories in music. Each episode, musician and conductor Craig Dabelstein will present works for band that have for too long been lost in library basements, or works that simply never had the chance to reach us all. If you have a passion for bands, are interested in the history of our noble profession, or are looking for alternatives for your next concert, then tune in to hear some of the best band music you've never heard.
The Nancy Affair
The funeral service for the victims of the Nancy Affair featured the performance of Gossec's Marche Lugubre, a work that had an influence over the composition of memorial music for decades.
The Iron Garden
A tour of national parks in southern Utah during 2017 inspired composer Jerome Sorsek to create a five-movement, 36-minute masterpiece celebrating nature: The Iron Garden.
A Whole World of the Deepest Thoughts
Known simply as the Chaconne, the last movement of Bach's Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin is said to be a celebration of the breadth of human possibility.
David Whitwell's Symphony No. 1
As a first foray into composition in 1987, acclaimed conductor David Whitwell created a two-movement, 11 minute-long symphony for band depicting the "dark side of the Viennese Waltz."
The score and parts of David Whitwell's Symphony No. 1, "The Viennese Legacy", can be found here: https://concertbandmusicstore.com/product/symphony-nr1/
The Birth of the Modern Band
On the 14 July 1790, at the Festival of the Federation in Paris, François-Joseph Gossec performed his Te Deum in front of an audience of 400,000 and forever changed the instrumentation of the concert band.
Ponchielli's arrangement of The Carnival of Venice, composed for band in 1868 is a tour de force for the whole ensemble, not just one soloist.
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