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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000939.txt from 2004/10

From: "dnleeson" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] The History of Wind Bands
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 21:18:40 -0400

I had no idea that I was in Frank's book, though I am proud to be

Dan Leeson

-----Original Message-----
From: Adam Michlin []
Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2004 6:09 PM
Subject: [kl] The History of Wind Bands

A wonderful book on the history of wind bands:

"The Winds of Change" by Frank Battisti, Meredith Music
Publications (2002)

Including a reference to our very own Daniel Leeson on Pg. 179
amongst a
list of conductors described as "the most diligent, consistent
for and programmers of wind band music of serious artistic

After reading this book you will understand why the only
consistency in
instrumentation among wind band compositions is inconsistency. If
you blow
into some of the instruments and (optionally) you hit some the
and you don't have violins, violas and cellos, you probably have
a wind
band of some kind.


At 05:30 PM 10/30/2004 -0700, dnleeson wrote:
>I must bring to your attention a very excellent work for a large
>wind ensemble and written by Beethoven. It's a set of
>also found in Wellington's victory. AS I remember it calls for
>brass, winds, and percussion but it has been at least 30 years
>since I played it. So your basic premise of there being NO
>Beethoven for band is flawed, though the band cannot compare in
>size with a large university group. Still...

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