Essays on Performance Practice

In this new collection of essays Dr. David Whitwell provides information on many of the topics missing from modern music education: aesthetics, seating plans, time and placement, movement, and Classical Period performance idioms. This book also includes fifteen essays which address performance practice issues in the most popular wind band works such as the Holst Suites and the Milhaud Suite Française.

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David Whitwell is one of the most influential college band directors of the twentieth century and the author of more than forty books on music, conducting, education, history and aesthetics. In this new collection of essays, “Essays on Performance Practice,” he provides information on many of the topics missing from modern music education. Band conductors will find illuminating chapters on topics such as aesthetics, seating plans, time and placement, movement, and Classical Period performance idioms. This book also includes fifteen essays on Making Band Masterpieces Musical which address performance practice issues in the most popular wind band works such as the Holst Suites and the Milhaud Suite Française.

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