Danish composer Andreas Hallager presented a gift to Friedrich Wilhelm IV, King of Prussia, for his 47th birthday: an almost 900-page score of a programmatic composition for band.
On the teaching of listeningOn the teaching of listening
Audiences are disappearing not because of the repertoire but because they haven't been educated to consider music as something other than background atmosphere.
Wagner for Band: A Repertoire ListWagner for Band: A Repertoire List
The music of Richard Wagner has always been a favourite amongst band conductors. At times Wagner himself recommended some of his music as an appropriate addition to the band repertoire.
The Longy Club: 1900–1917The Longy Club: 1900–1917
The Longy Club was a large chamber wind ensemble made up entirely of members of the Boston Symphony and founded by the principal oboist, Georges Longy.
Holst for Band: A Repertoire ListHolst for Band: A Repertoire List
The music of Gustav Holst has always been a favourite amongst band conductors. Now there are a great more works by Holst available for band, at all levels of difficulty.
Vaughan Williams for Band: A Repertoire ListVaughan Williams for Band: A Repertoire List
I don't know whether I like it, but it is what I meant. A curated list of Ralph Vaughan Williams compositions for band.
Bach for Band: A Repertoire ListBach for Band: A Repertoire List
Every student should have the chance to experience performing the music of J.S. Bach. There are many transcriptions, at all levels, that can be programmed for our ensembles.