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An acoustic guitar is a guitar that produces sound acoustically by transmitting the vibration of the strings to the air—as opposed to relying on electronic amplification (see electric guitar).
Alan Hovhaness (March 8, 1911 – June 21, 2000) was an Armenian-American composer.
Alex Shapiro (born January 11, 1962 in New York City) composes acoustic and electroacoustic music favoring combinations of modal harmonies with chromatic ones, and often emphasizing strong pulse and rhythm.
Alfred Reed (January 25, 1921, New York – September 17, 2005, Miami, Florida) was an American, neo-classical composer, with more than two hundred published works for concert band, orchestra, chorus, and chamber ensemble to his name.
The All Japan Band Association (AJBA) (全日本吹奏楽連盟/Zennihon Suisōgaku Renmei) is an organization that exists solely for the purpose of facilitating an enormous annual music competition among Japanese wind bands.
The alto clarinet is a woodwind instrument of the clarinet family.
The alto flute is a type of Western concert flute, a musical instrument in the woodwind family.
The alto saxophone, also referred to as the alto sax, is a member of the saxophone family of woodwind instruments invented by Belgian instrument designer Adolphe Sax in the 1840s, and patented in 1846.
An amateur (French amateur "lover of", from Old French and ultimately from Latin amatorem nom. amator, "lover") is generally considered a person who pursues a particular activity or field of study independently from their source of income.
The American Bandmasters Association (ABA) was formed in 1929 by Edwin Franko Goldman to promote concert band music.
The American Wind Symphony Orchestra (AWSO, also called the American Wind Symphony, or AWS) is an American musical ensemble incorporating many of the wind instruments found in a symphony orchestra.
An anvil is a metalworking tool consisting of a large block of metal (usually forged or cast steel), with a flattened top surface, upon which another object is struck (or "worked").
Arnold Franz Walter Schoenberg or Schönberg (13 September 187413 July 1951) was an Austrian-American composer, music theorist, teacher, writer, and painter.
Association of Concert Bands (ACB) is an organization of bands, individuals, and corporations who are endowed with the means and desire to serve the needs of adult instrumental musicians who perform in and lead community concert bands.
Bagpipes are a woodwind instrument using enclosed reeds fed from a constant reservoir of air in the form of a bag.
A bandmaster is the leader and conductor of a band, usually a concert band, military band, brass band or a marching band.
The baritone horn, or sometimes just called baritone, is a low-pitched brass instrument in the saxhorn family.
The baritone saxophone or "bari sax" is one of the largest members of the saxophone family, only being smaller than the bass, contrabass and subcontrabass saxophones.
The bass clarinet is a musical instrument of the clarinet family.
A bass drum, or kick drum, is a large drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch.
The bass guitar (also known as electric bass, or bass) is a stringed instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.
The bass saxophone is one of the largest members of the saxophone family—larger than the more commonly encountered baritone saxophone.
The bassoon is a woodwind instrument in the double reed family that typically plays music written in the bass and tenor clefs, and occasionally the treble.
Birmingham Symphonic Winds (BSW) is a UK-based amateur wind orchestra in the style of the Eastman Wind Ensemble.
Bongos (Spanish: bongó) are an Afro-Cuban percussion instrument consisting of a pair of small open bottomed drums of different sizes.
A brass instrument is a musical instrument that produces sound by sympathetic vibration of air in a tubular resonator in sympathy with the vibration of the player's lips.
Brian Balmages is an American producer, conductor, performer and composer of music.
The British Association of Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensembles is an organisation that represents symphonic bands and wind ensembles, also known as concert bands, in the UK.
The Brooklyn Wind Symphony (BKWS) is a community band based in Brooklyn, New York.
The bugle is one of the simplest brass instruments, having no valves or other pitch-altering devices.
The celesta or celeste is a struck idiophone operated by a keyboard.
The cello (plural cellos or celli) or violoncello is a string instrument.
A clapper is a basic form of percussion instrument.
The clarinet is a musical-instrument family belonging to the group known as the woodwind instruments.
Claude Thomas Smith (March 14, 1932 – December 13, 1987) was an American band conductor, composer, and music educator.
Claves are a percussion instrument (idiophone), consisting of a pair of short (about, thick dowels. Traditionally they are made of wood, typically rosewood, ebony or grenadilla. In modern times they are also made of fibreglass or plastics. When struck they produce a bright clicking noise. Claves are sometimes hollow and carved in the middle to amplify the sound.
A clef (from French: clef "key") is a musical symbol used to indicate the pitch of written notes.
Clifton Williams, Jr. (26 March 1923 Traskwood, Arkansas — 12 February 1976 Miami, Florida) was an American composer, pianist, French hornist, mellophonist, music theorist, conductor, and teacher.
A concert march is a march specifically composed for a concert band or brass band (to be played at a formal concert or other audience event).
Conducting is the art of directing a musical performance, such as an orchestral or choral concert.
The conga, also known as tumbadora, is a tall, narrow, single-headed drum from Cuba.
The contrabass clarinet and contra-alto clarinet are the two largest members of the clarinet family that are in common usage.
The contrabassoon, also known as the double bassoon, is a larger version of the bassoon, sounding an octave lower.
The cor anglais or original; plural: cors anglais) Longman has /kɔːz/ for British and /kɔːrz/ for American --> or English horn in North America, is a double-reed woodwind instrument in the oboe family. It is approximately one and a half times the length of an oboe. The cor anglais is a transposing instrument pitched in F, a perfect fifth lower than the oboe (a C instrument). This means that music for the cor anglais is written a perfect fifth higher than the instrument actually sounds. The fingering and playing technique used for the cor anglais are essentially the same as those of the oboe and oboists typically double on the cor anglais when required. The cor anglais normally lacks the lowest B key found on most oboes and so its sounding range stretches from E3 (written B) below middle C to C6 two octaves above middle C.
The cornet is a brass instrument similar to the trumpet but distinguished from it by its conical bore, more compact shape, and mellower tone quality.
A Corps of Drums is a musical unit of several national armies.
Crotales, sometimes called antique cymbals, are percussion instruments consisting of small, tuned bronze or brass disks.
A cymbal is a common percussion instrument.
The Dallas Wind Symphony (DWS), now called the Dallas Winds, is a professional concert band based in Dallas, Texas (USA).
Darius Milhaud (4 September 1892 – 22 June 1974) was a French composer, conductor, and teacher.
David Del Tredici (born March 16, 1937) is an American composer.
David R. Gillingham (born 1947) is a contemporary composer.
David Maslanka (August 30, 1943 – August 7, 2017) was an American composer who wrote for a variety of genres, including works for choir, wind ensemble, chamber music, and symphony orchestra.
Derek David Bourgeois (16 October 1941 – 6 September 2017) was an English composer.
The double bass, or simply the bass (and numerous other names), is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra.
Dragefjellets Musikkorps, also known as the Bergen Symphonic Band is an elite division amateur wind band in Bergen, Norway.
The drum is a member of the percussion group of musical instruments.
A drum kit — also called a drum set, trap set, or simply drums — is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments, typically cymbals, which are set up on stands to be played by a single player, with drumsticks held in both hands, and the feet operating pedals that control the hi-hat cymbal and the beater for the bass drum.
The E-flat (E) clarinet is a member of the clarinet family.
is a community concert band based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The Eastman School of Music is a comprehensive school of music located in Rochester, New York.
The Eastman Wind Ensemble is an American concert band founded by Frederick Fennell at the Eastman School of Music in 1952.
Edward Gregson (born 23 July 1945), is an English composer of instrumental and choral music, particularly for brass and wind bands and ensembles, as well as music for the theatre, film, and television.
An electric guitar is a guitar that uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals.
Elliot del Borgo (October 27, 1938 – May 30, 2013) was an American composer, music educator, and Bluecoats Performer in 2004 Born in Port Chester, New York, del Borgo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Potsdam (SUNY Potsdam) in 1960.
Eric Edward Whitacre (born Friday, January2, 1970) is a Grammy-winning American composer, conductor, and speaker, known for his choral, orchestral and wind ensemble music.
The euphonium is a large, conical-bore, baritone-voiced brass instrument that derives its name from the Ancient Greek word εὔφωνος euphōnos, meaning "well-sounding" or "sweet-voiced" (εὖ eu means "well" or "good" and φωνή phōnē means "sound", hence "of good sound").
A fife is a small, high-pitched, transverse aerophone, that is similar to the piccolo.
Fisher Aubrey Tull, Jr. (September 23, 1934–August 23, 1994), known professionally as Fisher A. Tull, aka Mickey Tull, was an American composer, arranger, educator, administrator, and trumpeter.
The flugelhorn (—also spelled fluegelhorn, flugel horn, or Flügelhorn—from German, wing horn, or flank horn) is a brass instrument pitched in B which resembles a trumpet, but has a wider, conical bore.
The flute is a family of musical instruments in the woodwind group.
The folk music of England is tradition-based music, which has existed since the later medieval period.
Frank Ticheli (born January 21, 1958) is an American composer of orchestral, choral, chamber, and concert band works.
Frederick Fennell (July 2, 1914 – December 7, 2004) was an internationally recognized conductor, and one of the primary figures in promoting the Eastman Wind Ensemble as a performing group.
The French horn (since the 1930s known simply as the "horn" in some professional music circles) is a brass instrument made of tubing wrapped into a coil with a flared bell.
Frigyes Hidas (Hidas Frigyes in Hungarian order; 25 May 1928, Budapest – 7 March 2007, Budapest) was a Hungarian composer.
A funeral is a ceremony connected with the burial, cremation, or interment of a corpse, or the burial (or equivalent) with the attendant observances.
The güiro is a Latin American percussion instrument consisting of an open-ended, hollow gourd with parallel notches cut in one side.
The Gisborne Youth Concert Band is a Youth Concert Band which resides in Gisborne, New Zealand.
A glockenspiel (or, Glocken: bells and Spiel: set) is a percussion instrument composed of a set of tuned keys arranged in the fashion of the keyboard of a piano.
A gong (from Malay: gong;; ra; គង - Kong; ฆ้อง Khong; cồng chiêng) is an East and Southeast Asian musical percussion instrument that takes the form of a flat, circular metal disc which is hit with a mallet.
Gordon Percival Septimus Jacob CBE (5 July 18958 June 1984) was an English composer.
Greg Danner (b. May 16, 1958) is an award-winning contemporary American composer, educator, and professional musician.
Gunther Alexander Schuller (November 22, 1925June 21, 2015) was an American composer, conductor, horn player, author, historian and jazz musician.
Gustav Theodore Holst (born Gustavus Theodore von Holst; 21 September 1874 – 25 May 1934) was an English composer, arranger and teacher.
Herbert Owen Reed (June 17, 1910 – January 6, 2014) was an American composer, conductor and author.
The harp is a stringed musical instrument that has a number of individual strings running at an angle to its soundboard; the strings are plucked with the fingers.
The modern wind band, often referred to with distinction as a Wind Ensemble, is a result of the past three hundred and fifty years.
Howard Harold Hanson (October 28, 1896 – February 26, 1981) was an American composer, conductor, educator, music theorist, and champion of American classical music.
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (ˈiɡərʲ ˈfʲɵdərəvʲɪtɕ strɐˈvʲinskʲɪj; 6 April 1971) was a Russian-born composer, pianist, and conductor.
Ingolf Dahl (June 9, 1912 – August 6, 1970) was a German-born American composer, pianist, conductor, and educator.
An instrumental is a musical composition or recording without lyrics, or singing, although it might include some inarticulate vocals, such as shouted backup vocals in a Big Band setting.
Jack Stamp (born March 5, 1954 in College Park, Maryland) is a North American Wind Ensemble conductor and composer.
Jacob de Haan – born March 28, 1959 in Heerenveen, the Netherlands – is a contemporary composer known for wind music.
James Curnow is a music composer for concert bands, brass bands, vocal and instrumental solos and ensembles.
James Swearingen is an American composer and arranger.
Jan Van der Roost (born Duffel, 1956) is a Belgian composer.
Jennifer Higdon (born December 31, 1962) is an American composer of classical music and composition teacher.
Jerry Brubaker (born 1946) is an American composer and arranger of more than 200 works of music for concert band, symphony, and chorus and a professional French horn soloist.
A jingle bell or sleigh bell is a type of bell which produces a distinctive 'jingle' sound, especially in large numbers.
Johannes Abraham (Johan) de Meij, born November 23, 1953, in Voorburg, Netherlands, is a Dutch conductor, trombonist, and composer, best known for his Symphony No. 1, nicknamed The Lord of the Rings symphony.
John Barnes Chance (November 20, 1932 – August 16, 1972) was a composer, born in Beaumont, Texas.
John Paul Corigliano (born 16 February 1938) is an American composer of classical music.
John Mackey (born October 1, 1973) is an American composer of contemporary classical music, with an emphasis on music for wind band, as well as orchestra.
John Philip Sousa (November 6, 1854 – March 6, 1932) was an American composer and conductor of the late Romantic era, known primarily for American military and patriotic marches.
John Zdechlik ("Zuh-DEK-lik") (born 2 May 1937) is an American composer, music teacher, and conductor.
Joseph Clyde Schwantner (born March 22, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer, educator and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 2002.
Julie Ann Giroux (born December 12, 1961 in Fairhaven, Massachusetts) is an American composer of orchestral, choral, chamber, and numerous concert band works.
Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity (ΚΚΨ, colloquially referred to as KKPsi), is a fraternity for college and university band members in the United States.
Karel Husa (August 7, 1921 – December 14, 2016) was a Czech-born classical composer and conductor, winner of the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Music and 1993 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.
The keyed trumpet is a brass instrument that makes use of keyed openings in its bore rather than extensions of the length of the bore as the means of playing all the notes of the chromatic scale.
The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps (LGBAC) is a community band based in New York City.
The Lesbian and Gay Band Association (LGBA) is an international musical organization of concert bands and marching bands.
Leslie Raymond Bassett (born Hanford, 22 January 1923 – 4 February 2016) was an American composer of classical music, and the University of Michigan's Albert A. Stanley Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Composition.
Light music is a generic term applied to "light" orchestral music, which originated in the 18th and 19th centuries and continues until the present day.
Lior Navok (born September 6, 1971) (Hebrew: ליאור נבוק) is an Israeli classical composer, conductor and pianist.
This is a list of some of the standards of concert band repertoire.
The following is a list of concert band works commissioned by or dedicated to Kappa Kappa Psi or Tau Beta Sigma. In 1947, Kappa Kappa Psi created its first National Intercollegiate Band, a band composed of musicians from universities across the United States.
Maraca, sometimes called rumba shaker, shac-shac, and various other names, is a rattle which appears in many genres of Caribbean and Latin music.
A march, as a musical genre, is a piece of music with a strong regular rhythm which in origin was expressly written for marching to and most frequently performed by a military band.
A march or mark was, in broad terms, a medieval European term for any kind of borderland, as opposed to a notional "heartland".
A marching band is a group in which instrumental musicians perform while marching, often for entertainment or competition.
The marimba is a percussion instrument consisting of a set of wooden bars struck with mallets called knobs to produce musical tones.
Mark Camphouse (born 1954 in Oak Park, Illinois) is an American composer and conductor who has written primarily for symphonic winds, but whose output also includes works for orchestra, choir and chamber brass.
Martin S. Mailman (born 30 June 1932 in New York City died 18 April 2000 in Denton, Texas) was an American composer noted for his music for orchestra, chorus, multimedia, and winds.
The mellophone is a three-valved brass instrument pitched in the key of F or E. It has a conical bore, like that of the euphonium and flugelhorn.
Michael Colgrass (born April 22, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American-born Canadian musician, composer, and educator.
Michael Kevin Daugherty (born April 28, 1954) is an American composer, pianist, and teacher.
A military or armed force is a professional organization formally authorized by a sovereign state to use lethal or deadly force and weapons to support the interests of the state.
A military band is a group of personnel that performs musical duties for military functions, usually for the armed forces.
Military drums or war drums are all kinds of drums and membranophones that have been used for martial music, including military communications, as well as drill, honors music and military ceremonies.
Mohammed Fairouz (born November 1, 1985) is an American composer.
Morton Gould (December 10, 1913February 21, 1996) was an American composer, conductor, arranger, and pianist.
Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time.
A music competition is a public event designed to identify and award outstanding musical ensembles, soloists and musicologists.
A music director, musical director, or director of music may be the director of an orchestra or concert band, the director of music for a film, the director of music at a radio station, the head of the music department in a school, the coordinator of the musical ensembles in a university, college, or institution (but not usually the head of the academic music department), the head bandmaster of a military band, the head organist and choirmaster of a church, or an Organist and Master of the Choristers (a title given to a Director of Music at a cathedral, particularly in England).
The music of the United States reflects the country's multi-ethnic population through a diverse array of styles.
A musician is a person who plays a musical instrument or is musically talented.
A national anthem (also state anthem, national hymn, national song, etc.) is generally a patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history, traditions, and struggles of its people, recognized either by a nation's government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people.
The National Band Council of Australia (NBCA) is the national association representing the interests of brass and concert bands in Australia.
The natural horn is a musical instrument that is the ancestor of the modern-day horn, and is differentiated by its lack of valves.
A natural trumpet is a valveless brass instrument that is able to play the notes of the harmonic series.
The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.
Newark and Sherwood Concert Band (NSCB) is a community concert band (also known as a wind band) in Nottinghamshire and regularly performs throughout the county.
Nigel Clarke (born 1960) is a British composer and musician.
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Norman Dello Joio (January 24, 1913July 24, 2008) was an American composer whose output spanned over half a century, and won a Pulitzer in 1957.
The North Cheshire Wind Orchestra (NCWO) is a symphonic wind orchestra based in Warrington, England.
Established in 2003, the Castle Hill RSL North West Wind Ensemble is an Australian community wind band.
The Northshore Concert Band (NCB) is a 100-member concert band based in Evanston, Illinois which performs throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.
Nottingham Concert Band (NCB) is the largest community windband in the Nottingham (UK) area, and performs regularly throughout the county and beyond.
Oboes are a family of double reed woodwind instruments.
An orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble typical of classical music, which mixes instruments from different families, including bowed string instruments such as violin, viola, cello and double bass, as well as brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments, each grouped in sections.
In music, the organ (from Greek ὄργανον organon, "organ, instrument, tool") is a keyboard instrument of one or more pipe divisions or other means for producing tones, each played with its own keyboard, played either with the hands on a keyboard or with the feet using pedals.
The, former (OMSB), Osaka City Wind Orchestra, also known as Shion (市音, シオン) is a professional concert band based in Osaka, Japan.
Ottoman military bands are thought to be the oldest variety of military marching bands in the world.
The Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble is a Canadian wind band from the Metro Vancouver area in British Columbia.
Patriotism or national pride is the ideology of love and devotion to a homeland, and a sense of alliance with other citizens who share the same values.
Paul Hindemith (16 November 1895 – 28 December 1963) was a prolific German composer, violist, violinist, teacher and conductor.
A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that is sounded by being struck or scraped by a beater (including attached or enclosed beaters or rattles); struck, scraped or rubbed by hand; or struck against another similar instrument.
George Percy Aldridge Grainger (8 July 188220 February 1961) was an Australian-born composer, arranger and pianist.
Peter Graham (born 1958) is one of the leading composers for brass band.
Philip Allen Sparke (born 29 December 1951) is a British composer and musician born in London, noted for his concert band and brass band music.
The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700 (the exact year is uncertain), in which the strings are struck by hammers.
The piccolo (Italian for "small", but named ottavino in Italy) is a half-size flute, and a member of the woodwind family of musical instruments.
The Queensland Wind Orchestra is a wind ensemble based in Brisbane, Australia.
A rainstick is a long, hollow tube partially filled with small pebbles or beans that has small pins or thorns arranged helically on its inside surface.
Ralph Vaughan Williams (12 October 1872– 26 August 1958) was an English composer.
The recorder is a woodwind musical instrument in the group known as internal duct flutes—flutes with a whistle mouthpiece.
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Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 181313 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is chiefly known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, "music dramas").
Robert Edward Jager (born August 25, 1939) is an American composer, music theorist and a conductor.
Robert Russell Bennett (June 15, 1894 – August 18, 1981) was an American composer and arranger, best known for his orchestration of many well-known Broadway and Hollywood musicals by other composers such as Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, and Richard Rodgers.
Robert Winston Smith (born October 24, 1958) is an American composer, arranger, and teacher.
Ron Nelson (born December 14, 1929) is a composer of both classical and popular music and a retired music academic.
The Royal Hawaiian Band is the oldest and only full-time municipal band in the United States.
The Salt Lake Symphonic Winds is a community concert band in Salt Lake City, Utah that plays contemporary band music.
Samuel Hans Adler (born March 4, 1928) is an American composer and conductor.
Samuel Robert Hazo (born 1966) is an American composer of primarily music for concert band.
The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band (SFLGFB) is a community-based concert and marching band in San Francisco.
Sandvikens Ungdomskorps:no:Sandvikens Ungdomskorps is an elite division amateur wind band in Bergen, Norway.
The saxhorn is a family of valved brass instruments that have conical bores and deep cup-shaped mouthpieces.
The Second Suite in F for Military Band (Op. 28, No. 2) is Gustav Holst's second and last suite for concert band.
A siren is a loud noise-making device.
A slide whistle (variously known as a swanee or swannee whistle, lotos flute piston flute, or jazz flute) is a wind instrument consisting of a fipple like a recorder's and a tube with a piston in it.
A snare drum or side drum is a percussion instrument that produces a sharp staccato sound when the head is struck with a drum stick, due to the use of a series of stiff wires held under tension against the lower skin.
The term soprano clarinet is used occasionally to refer to those instruments from the clarinet family that occupy a higher position, both in pitch and in popularity than subsequent additions to the family such as the basset horns and bass clarinets.
The soprano saxophone is a higher-register variety of the saxophone, a woodwind instrument, invented in the 1840s.
Steven Bryant (born May 28, 1972 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is an active American composer and conductor with a varied catalog, including works for orchestra, wind ensemble, electronics, and chamber music.
A student is a learner or someone who attends an educational institution.
The wind band has been known as the City of Sydney Youth Concert Band, City of Sydney Bicentennial Concert Band, The City of Sydney Concert Band, City of Sydney Wind Ensemble and is now known as Sydney Wind Symphony, one of the leading amateur wind ensembles in the Sydney metropolitan region.
Prior to the 20th century, only a handful of original symphonies for wind band existed.
A synthesizer (often abbreviated as synth, also spelled synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals that are converted to sound through instrument amplifiers and loudspeakers or headphones.
The tambourine is a musical instrument in the percussion family consisting of a frame, often of wood or plastic, with pairs of small metal jingles, called "zils".
Tau Beta Sigma, National Honorary Band Sorority (ΤΒΣ, colloquially referred to as TBSigma or TBS) is a co-educational service sorority.
The temple block is a percussion instrument originating in eastern Asia, where it is used in religious ceremonies.
A tenor drum is a membranophone without a snare.
The tenor horn (British English; alto horn in American English, Althorn in Germany; occasionally referred to as E horn) is a brass instrument in the saxhorn family, and is usually pitched in E. It has a bore that is mostly conical, like the flugelhorn and baritone horn, and normally uses a deep, cornet-like mouthpiece.
The Tenor saxophone is a medium-sized member of the saxophone family, a group of instruments invented by Adolphe Sax in the 1840s.
The American Band is a community band based in Providence, Rhode Island.
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians is an encyclopedic dictionary of music and musicians.
The TriBattery Pops - Tom Goodkind, Conductor is an all-volunteer community band, and is Lower Manhattan's first such band for over a hundred years.
Tikkurilan Soittokunta is a concert band in Vantaa, Finland.
Timbales or pailas are shallow single-headed drums with metal casing.
Timothy Mahr (born March 20, 1956) is a professor of music at St. Olaf College, and an American composer and conductor.
Timpani or kettledrums (also informally called timps) are musical instruments in the percussion family.
The is a professional concert band.
A tom-tom drum is a cylindrical drum with no snares, named from the Anglo-Indian and Sinhala language.
The triangle is an idiophone type of musical instrument in the percussion family.
The trombone is a musical instrument in the brass family.
A trumpet is a brass instrument commonly used in classical and jazz ensembles.
The tuba is the largest and lowest-pitched musical instrument in the brass family.
Tubular bells (also known as chimes) are musical instruments in the percussion family.
The Turkish Cultural Foundation promotes and preserves Turkish culture and heritage worldwide, and places special emphasis on education for disadvantaged students in Turkey and abroad.
There are many different types of trombone.
União Filarmónica do Troviscal is a non-profit society and granted with the title of “Institution of Public Merit” engaging the music's practice and teaching with headquarters in Troviscal (Oliveira do Bairro), Portugal.
Václav Nelhýbel (September 24, 1919 – March 22, 1996) was a Czech American composer, mainly of works for student performers.
The vibraphone (also known as the vibraharp or simply the vibes) is a musical instrument in the struck idiophone subfamily of the percussion family.
The vibraslap is a percussion instrument consisting of a piece of stiff wire (bent into a U-shape) connecting a wood ball to a hollow box of wood with metal “teeth” inside.
Vincent Ludwig Persichetti (June 6, 1915 – August 14, 1987) was an American composer, teacher, and pianist.
Vittorio Giannini (October 19, 1903, Philadelphia – November 28, 1966, New York City) was a neoromantic American composer of operas, songs, symphonies, and band works.
William Francis McBeth (March 9, 1933 – January 6, 2012) was an American composer, whose wind band works are highly respected.
Warren Benson (January 26, 1924 – October 6, 2005) was an American composer.
The whirly tube, corrugaphone, or bloogle resonator, is a experimental musical instrument or toy which consists of a corrugated (ribbed) plastic tube or hose (hollow flexible cylinder), open at both ends and possibly wider at one end (bell), the thinner of which is rotated in a circle to play.
Wind chimes are a type of percussion instrument constructed from suspended tubes, rods, bells or other objects that are often made of metal or wood.
A wind instrument is a musical instrument that contains some type of resonator (usually a tube), in which a column of air is set into vibration by the player blowing into (or over) a mouthpiece set at or near the end of the resonator.
A wood block (also spelled as a single word, woodblock) is a small slit drum made from a single piece of wood and used as a percussion instrument.
Woodwind instruments are a family of musical instruments within the more general category of wind instruments.
The xylophone (from the Greek words ξύλον—xylon, "wood" + φωνή—phōnē, "sound, voice", meaning "wooden sound") is a musical instrument in the percussion family that consists of wooden bars struck by mallets.
is a contemporary Japanese composer.
Zills, also zils, or finger cymbals, (from Turkish zil, "cymbals") are small metallic cymbals used in belly dancing and similar performances.
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