The Best Band Music You've Never Heard Posts

As a first foray into composition in 1987, acclaimed conductor David Whitwell created a two-movement, 11 minute-long symphony for band depicting the “dark side of the Viennese Waltz.”

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On the 14 July 1790, at the Festival of the Federation in Paris, Fran├žois-Joseph Gossec performed his Te Deum in front of an audience of 400,000 and forever changed the instrumentation of the concert band.

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Ponchielli’s arrangement of The Carnival of Venice, composed for band in 1868, is a tour de force for the whole ensemble, not just one soloist.

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