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ERIC Number: EJ1185494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
Choosing and Altering Repertoire for the Small Band
Dziuk, Stacy
Music Educators Journal, v104 n4 p32-38 Jun 2018
Selecting excellent literature for a small or unbalanced band can be challenging, especially if the ensemble is ready to perform literature beyond Grade 2.5. This article describes a process for choosing high-quality repertoire for the small band, focusing on high school/college groups. Also examined is how to analyze and alter pieces to fit the needs and instrumentation of an ensemble without sacrificing technical or musical demands or the composer's intent. By considering pieces through this lens and understanding basic reorchestration ideas, the instrumental music educator can work with a wealth of available wind band literature.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A