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|Title:||Influences on the development of the instrumentation of the American collegiate wind-band and attempts for standardization of the instrumentation from 1905-1941|
|Doctoral Committee Chair(s):||Grashel, John W.|
|Department / Program:||Music|
|Degree Granting Institution:||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Abstract:||The purpose of this study was to determine the factors which influenced the development of the instrumentation of the American collegiate wind-band from 1905 to 1941 and to identify early attempts to standardize instrumentation. The study investigated the impact of Albert Austin Harding, Edwin Franko Goldman, the Committee on Instrumental Affairs, and the American Bandmasters Association upon instrumentation practices.
Evidence collected in regard to each of the four topics presented information about the following: (1) their concept of the wind-band's instrumentation, (2) practices in instrumentation which were implemented by the subject, (3) who or what influenced the subjects' ideas on instrumentation, (4) factors which ultimately influenced each subject in finalizing their instrumentation guidelines, and (5) methods of influence upon the wind-band profession and their respective ideas on instrumentation.
Evidence was examined to determine if the impact of these individuals and associations was due to isolated influence or some coordinated relationship among these subjects. In addition, guidelines on instrumentation and standardization developed by these individuals and professional organizations was compared with instrumentation practices of selected collegiate band programs.
The evidence suggested that each subject developed their instrumentation practices and concepts through isolated experimentation. Also, the instrumentation practices of the selected collegiate band programs was insignificantly influenced by the four entities, and developed through unique efforts of the respective campus. Despite these efforts to develop a proper and standardized instrumentation, the band profession has not succeeded in defining a uniform instrumental content of the wind-band.
|Rights Information:||Copyright 1993 Manfredo, Joseph|
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2011-05-07|
|Identifier in Online Catalog:||AAI9411704|
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