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by Timothy Salzman

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A Composer’s Insight: Thoughts, Analysis and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band; Volume 5 edited by Timothy Salzman with a foreword by William Bolcom.  ISBN 978-1-57463-120-3; $39.99. This text is the fifth in a five-volume series on major contemporary composers and their works for wind band. Included in this volume are rare, ‘behind-the-notes’ perspectives acquired from personal interviews with composers William Bolcom, Andrew Boysen, Jr., Steven Bryant, Chen Qian, David Dzubay, Adam Gorb, Jennifer Higdon, John Mackey, Jonathan Newman, Carter Pann, Christopher Rouse and Rolf Rudin, An excellent resource for conductor, composer or enthusiast interested in acquiring a richer musical understanding of the composers’ training, compositional approach, musical influences and interpretative ideas.

“No repertoire has grown so quickly and with such significant music as that for wind ensemble and symphonic band. And so it’s time for a book like this to be written….” Christopher Rouse, Composer, The Juilliard School, 1993 Pulitzer Prize in Music

“The significance of this series is clearly obvious to the keen-minded musician.”

Dr. Robert Rumbelow, Director of Bands, University of Illinois

“What a fantastic resource for anyone working in the band world (or for any scholar).” Jennifer Higdon, Composer. Milton L. Rock Chair in Composition Studies, The Curtis Institute of Music, 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music

“. . . I consider the five volumes to be essential resources for any serious student of wind band conducting and programming.”

 Richard Clary, Senior Band Conductor, The Florida State University College of Music

“I am honored and humbled to be included in this volume’s exciting and inspiring group of composers.”

John Mackey, Composer

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