This first-of-a-kind, interactive encyclopedic E-book uses text, video, mp3, and pdf files to bring the history and development of the wind band to life. From Europe through North and South America, sixteen countries are explored, surveying the wind band from the Classical Period through the present day.
The development of the genre, instrumentation, repertoire, function, social role, international contest anomalies, industry products, and educational components are examined. Further, this E-book explores the development of today's modern wind band from the Wait, Garden Spa, Church, and Court bands of Europe. Included in this international collection are descriptive histories of industrial, railroad, prison, police, and hospital and Native American Indian bands. In addition, a chronological wind band timeline of composers, repertoire, and events from 1902 through the 21st century is catalogued.
Educators can use this multimedia disk in classroom lectures adding to the curriculum a compilation of wind band history not available before. Researchers will find this product a valuable tool in locating data not previously published.
This E-book is easy to use - simply insert the DVD into any computer and select a chapter from the navigation bar. As you read through each chapter, you will find links embedded in the text allowing the reader to view videos, mp3's, pdf scores, and websites. An internet connection is not required for the text portion of the book; only a few websites, photos, and wind band samples require a connection.