Frederick Fennell and the Eastman Wind Ensemble: The Transformation of American Wind Music through Instrumentation and Repertoire

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Title: Frederick Fennell and the Eastman Wind Ensemble: The Transformation of American Wind Music through Instrumentation and Repertoire
Authors: Caines, Jacob E
Date: 2012
Abstract: The Eastman Wind Ensemble is known as the pioneer ensemble of modern wind music in North America and abroad. Its founder and conductor, Frederick Fennell, was instrumental in facilitating the creation and performance of a large number of new works written for the specific instrumentation of the wind ensemble. Created in 1952, the EWE developed a new one-to-a-part instrumentation that could be varied based on the wishes of the composer. This change in instrumentation allowed for many more compositional choices when composing. The instrumentation was a dramatic shift from the densely populated ensembles that were standard in North America by 1952. The information on the EWE and Fennell is available at the Eastman School of Music’s Ruth Watanabe Archive. By comparing the repertory and instrumentation of the Eastman ensembles with other contemporary ensembles, Fennell’s revolutionary ideas are shown to be unique in the wind music community.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/23482
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-6177
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