by Frank Battisti


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Sourcebook for Wind Band and Instrumental Music

by Frank L. Battisti, William Berz and Russ Girsberger. ISBN 978-1-57463-177-7, $39.95.

This Sourcebook was created to aid directors and teachers in finding the information they need and expand their general knowledge. The resources were selected from hundreds of published and on-line sources found in journals, magazines, music company catalogs and publications, numerous websites, doctoral dissertations, graduate theses, encyclopedias, various databases, and a great many books. Information was also solicited from outstanding college/university/school wind band directors and instrumental teachers.

The information is arranged in four sections:

Section 1 General Resources About Music

  • Websites for band directors
  • Professional organization websites
  • Conducting workshops
  • Resources for recordings and DVDs
  • Advocacy resources
  • Music industry

Section 2 Specific Resources

  • Heritage of wind ensembles and bands
  • Biographies of important figures
  • Studies and writings about band literature
  • Composer and literature research
  • Composer websites
  • Archives
  • Instrumental methods and rehearsal procedures
  • Conducting techniques

Section 3 Use of Literature

  • Focusing on identifying important works for wind bands

Section 4 Library Staffing and Management

  • Choosing Editions
  • Errata
  • Cataloging and Inventory
  • Education of a Librarian

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