July 28, 2010

For those of you who are in the band camp spirit, today's Composers Datebook featured another piece for winds: Hector Berlioz's Grande Symphonie Funebre et Triomphale.

You can read our post on the Grande Symphonie here.

Composers Datebook audio link

Berlioz gets hot

Playing in a marching band isn't always as easy as it looks, musically speaking. Imagine the predicament in which Berlioz fou...

June 20, 2010

Berlioz's Grande symphonie funebre et triomphale is a work that was "rediscovered" and given a modern adaptation by Richard Franko Goldman. Since that time, the piece has established itself as a staple of the modern wind band repertoire. Below is information on the piece from Wikipedia and a link to a Time magazine article on the work as a "forgotten" piece of music. The piece, rightfu...

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