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The Heritage of Band Music from Its Beginnings to the Present

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  • An attempt to cover the most significant literature for winds from the earliest years of the medieval through contemporary art music. Audio examples of the literature discussed will be provided. Additionally we will explore the current trends in programming music and pedagogical considerations in choosing literature, as well as the role transcriptions play in our wind band classrooms.
  • Joseph Kreines (
  • 12/19/2014 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
  • Meeting Room W181
  • A Native of Chicago, Mr. Kreines came to Florida as a Associate Conductor of the Florida Symphony Orchestra in Orlando, where he served for four years. Subsequently, he was conductor of the Brevard Symphony, Associate Conductor of the Florida Orchestra in Tampa, and musical director for numerous opera and musical theater productions. He has served as clinician and guest conductor with some 300 bands, orchestras, and choruses across the country, and also appears piano accompanist at numerous recitals and festivals. In addition, Mr. Kreines has composed a number of original works for various media, and has made numerous transcriptions for concert band and brass choir, being particularly well known for those of the music of Percy Grainger. He is also the author of "Music for Concert Band," a selective annotated guide to band literature.