In Search of the Wind-Band

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The 21st century musician and wind-band have had a long winding road.

Great Lakes Music Publications is proud to announce Professor Dan Rager’s latest book, “In Search of the Wind-Band.”

From rock & roll to jazz and classical music, this one-stop pedagogy source brings to life a detailed development of band history, its instrumentation, repertoire, function, social role, contest anomalies and industry products in all of its styles, genres and progeniture forms.

Sixteen countries are explored from Europe through North and South America, providing the largest concise history (past, present and future) of instrumental bands published to date. In addition, railroad, industrial, prison, community, police, school, hospital, blind and Native American Indian bands are explored. Much of the material including the countries of Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Peru, and Russia is exclusive to this book and not published online or written about elsewhere.

This is a great tool for instrumental directors, music appreciation, history or ethnomusicology courses at all levels of education. Music enthusiasts, musicians, libraries, conservatories and researchers will have a fun and intriguing experience exploring the world’s bands’ from by-gone eras to present day ensembles and beyond.

Educators can assimilate this book into classroom lectures, adding to the curriculum, a compilation of histories not published before, rendering this book, the largest source of international wind-band pedagogy published to date. A chronological time-line of composers, repertoire and events from 1902 thru the 21st century is cataloged. Printed YouTube links enrich the reader’s experience, enabling them to watch exclusive ensembles perform in each chapter, bringing history to life.

Dr. Rager is a professor of music at Cleveland State University who travels internationally conducting student and professional bands and orchestras. His research and experience have produced a first-hand account from many of the world’s instrumental ensembles. Over 160 countries use his research and perform his compositions at all levels, amateur to professional.

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Available at: http://www.lulu.com/shop/dan-rager/in-search-of-the-wind-band/paperback/product-23124130.html

The book is also available from local book stores:

Fireside Book Shop, 29 N Franklin St, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 and Loganberry Books  13015 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120

Sample material and table of contents at: https://works.bepress.com/daniel_rager/13/

Sample video Trailer: https://works.bepress.com/daniel_rager/38/

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