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The Band Down Under: Australian Composers and Their Music for Band by [Burch-Pesses, Michael]
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The Band Down Under: Australian Composers and Their Music for Band Kindle Edition

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Length: 184 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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The best concert band music by Australian composers! This book is a must-have reference for band directors who are interested in multi-cultural or international programming. Choose from one hundred six works by thirty-eight Australian composers. Each entry includes information about the composer and program notes, duration, and level of difficulty for every work. Find the work that fits your band's skill level by consulting the appendix of works listed by difficulty. Fine tune your programming by consulting appendix of works sorted by theme - history, geography and the arts.

"This book acts as a valuable resource to increase every bandsman’s knowledge of the vast “hidden” catalogue of music that exists outside the major publishing houses and outside our own borders. We now have the opportunity to view the library of Australian band music with Michael’s objective eye, deep understanding and of course, his great passion for the genre. This is a welcome resource for any champion of concert band repertoire."

Douglas Macaulay
Founder, Artistic & Managing Director, Con Brio Festivals Ltd.
Principal Conductor and Program Director, The West Vancouver Youth Band Society (est. 1930)

"What a diverse musical landscape is opened up by the exploration that Michael has undertaken across the works listed in the following pages, and what great care he has taken in his expert appraisal of each of the works listed! May this book provide you with the navigation tools that you need to undertake your own explorations of this landscape, and introduce yourselves to music of this place, Australia."

John Davis
CEO Australian Music Centre
Past President, International Society for Contemporary Music

"This resource will surely open up an exciting new world of music to wind band enthusiasts across the globe."

John P. Lynch
Director of Bands, Wind Symphony Conductor
Sydney Conservatorium of Music

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 773 KB
  • Print Length: 184 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: BP Publishing (30 November 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00QEIW02I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #612,325 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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