Conducting the Wind Orchestra: Meaning, Gesture, and Expressive Potential

by Eric L. Hinton

Table of Contents

List of Musical Examples, Figures, and Tables

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction


Chapter 1: Conducting in Theory and Practice

The Conductor as Interpreter

The Conductor/Ensemble Relationship


Chapter 2: The Development of the Wind Orchestra and Its Conductor

The American Wind Band

The Twentieth-Century Wind Orchestra in Great Britain

The Wind Orchestra Conductor


Chapter 3: Expressive Potential in Selected Works for Wind Orchestra

Meaning in Music: Expressive Potential and Narrative

Topical Discourse in Music

Expressive Potential and Physical Gestures


Chapter 4: Overture from Gazebo Dances by John Corigliano

Overture from Gazebo Dances

Narrative through Topical Discourse and Structural Content in Overture from Gazebo Dances

Theory into Practice: Conducting the Overture from Gazebo Dances


Chapter 5: Introduction and Fanfare from Music for Prague 1968 by Karel Husa

Introduction and Fanfare from Music for Prague 1968

Narrative through Topical Discourse and Structural Content in Introduction and Fanfare from Music for Prague 1968

Theory into Practice: Conducting the Introduction and Fanfare from Music for Prague 1968


Chapter 6: Celebration by Edward Gregson

Celebration

Narrative through Topical Discourse and Structural Content in Celebration

Theory into Practice: Conducting Celebration


Chapter 7: Morning Music by Richard Rodney Bennett

Morning Music

Narrative through Topical Discourse and Structural Content in Morning Music

Theory into Practice: Conducting Morning Music


Chapter 8: Summary and Conclusions


Appendices

Notes

Bibliography

Index


 

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