WASBE Journal

WASBE produces the WASBE Journal annually. All members receive the Journal publications free of charge.

Editor Evan Feldman is Professor of Music at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA). He is the Music Director of the Triangle Wind Ensemble and the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestras.

Articles may be submitted in any of WASBE’s official languages, English, French, German, Italian or Spanish and reviewed by the editor and members of WASBE Board. If accepted, articles will be printed in the original language with an English summary.

Evan Feldman
Music Department,
145 East Cameron Avenue, CB# 3320
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 USA

Tel.: +1 919-914-0212

Journal Contents

WASBE has produced its scholarly Journal since 1994. The Journal contains articles on a vast numbers of subjects, including performance practices, repertoire, conducting, wind instrument and band pedagogy, band history and sociology, and composition analysis. Here is a listing of the WASBE Journals published to date, starting with the most recent until 2020:

Volume 26 (2020)

Accepted Through Peer Review

  • The Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guides: A Highlight of the 1930 I.S.C.M. Festival (Richard Marcus)
  • An Interpretative Analysis and Conductor’s Guide to Nancy Galbraith’s Febris Ver
    (Ernest Jennings)
  • Virgil Thomson’s A Solemn Music and A Joyful Fugue: An Overview and Analysis
    (Todd Nichols and William Berz)

Accepted Through Editorial Review

  • Rhythm as a Factor of Innovation in Composition for Wind and Brass (Oliver Waespi)
  • Student Response to the Wind Band Music of Underrepresented Composers (Douglas C. Orzolek)
  • The Spectacular P.S. Gilmore: Father of the American Concert Band (Christopher P. Heidenreich)
  • Folk Influences in Colombian Chamber Music (Sebastian Serrano-Ayala)
  • Acoustic Criteria for Wind Bands in Rehearsal and Concert (Trond Eklund Johansen)

Volume 25 (2018)

Accepted Through Peer Review

  • Music for Prague. 1968: The Preparation and Premiere of a Masterpiece (Frank L. Battisti)
  • Discovering Louis Andriessen’s Works for Wind Orchestra (Paul De Cinque)

Accepted Through Editorial Review

  • Bohuslav Martinů and His Larger Wind Chamber Works: Development of Compositional Style and an Annotated Guide (Lauren H. Reynolds)
  • Sousa’s Band at the Calumet Theatre (James J. Busuito)
  • The Most Valued Repertoire of Distinguished Middle-Level Band Conductors (James P. McCrann)

Volume 24 (2017)

Accepted Through Peer Review

  • L’Age d’or of the Chamber Wind Ensemble (Danielle Gaudry)

Accepted Through Editorial Review

  • David Maslanka: Understanding the Man and His Music (Melody Baker)
  • “What Is There but Memory?”  Memory and Musical Structure in Selected Works for Wind Band by Ross Lee Finney (Benjamin James Druffel)
  • Ernest S. Williams:
    Cornetist, Trumpeter, Composer, Educator, and Forgotten Bandleader (William Berz)

Volume 23 (2016)

Accepted Through Editorial Review

  • Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Concerto Grosso for Woodwind Quartet and Wind Orchestra: Introduction and Analysis (Shawn Smith)
  • Formal Design and Third-Stream Elements in David Amram’s Concerto for Horn and Wind Symphony Orchestra (Thomas Bourgault)
  • Establishment of BCM International (Trae Blanco)
  • An Overview of the Music of Jim Bonney (Trae Blanco)
  • October by Eric Whitacre (Jordan E. Kinsey)
  • New Perspectives on Turina’s La Procession del Rocio (Sixto F. Montesinos)
  • In Memoriam: Donald McGinnis (William Berz)

Volume 22 (2015)

Accepted Through Peer Review

  • Samogitian Rhapsody by Jonas Domarkas in the Context of Time and Style (Rytis Urniežius)

Accepted Through Editorial Review

  • Lost (and Found) Wind Band Music by 19th-Century Composers (Keith Kinder)
  • Peadar Townsend’s Musical Portrayal of Fionn Mac Cumhaill’s Adventures (Angela Goff)
  • Original Symphonies for Wind Band: Toward a Comprehensive Record (Andrew Pease)
  • Tempo Preferences in Conducting Holst’s First Suite in E-Flat
    (William Berz)
  • Bandmaster Chester E. Whiting and the Americal Division Band (Richard Woodrow Taylor)

Volume 21 (2014)

Accepted Through Peer Review

  • A Conductor’s Guide to Steven Bryant’s Concerto for Wind Ensemble (R. Reed Chamberlin)

Accepted Through Editorial Review

  • Irish Identity in Fergal Carroll’s Song of Lir (Anglea Horgan Goff)
  • An Analysis of Concerto for Winds and Percussion by Stephen Gryc (Peter Lillpopp)
  • Bulgarian Wind Music: An Overview (Leon J. Bly)
  • Jennifer Higdon’s Compositions for Wind Band (Marian Stewart)
  • A Band Stronghold: The History of Ithaca (NY) Residents’ Contributions to the Development of the Wind Band and its Repertoire (CoreySeapy)
  • Comprehensive Music Education in Band: A Response to The Problems of Band, An Inquiry Into the Future of Instrumental Music Education by Randall Everett Allsup and Cathy Benedict (James P. McCrann)
  • Singular Successes (Christian Zembower)
  • The Brass Band Bridge and J. Perry Watson: A Link to the Beginning of the North American British Brass Band Movement (Amy Schumaker Bliss)

Special Section

From the Eastern Division CBDNA Conference:  Opening Remarks ( David Amram)

Volume 20 (2013)

Accepted Through Peer Review

  • The Red Violin Chaconne by John Corigliano: A Transcription for Wind Ensemble (Benjamin Lorenzo)

Accepted Through Editorial Review

  • A Survey of the Current State of Ensemble Conductors and Conducting Instruction Within Southeast Asian Nations (Christopher Hughes)
  • An Introduction to the Music of Michael Markowski (John A. Darling)
  • The Clarinet Concerto by Costa Rican Composer Benjamin Gutierrez (Luis Víquez)
  • Voices of Musical Conscience: Reframing the Moral Ends of Band (Mark P. Skaba)
  • A Biography of Frank L. Battisti (William Berz)
  • A Biography of H. Robert Reynolds (William Berz)

Volume 19 (2012)

Accepted Through Peer Review

  • The Band Director You’ve Probably Never Heard Of: Nicholas Falcone (William Berz and Joseph Dobos)

Accepted Through Editorial Review

  • The Band Music of Florent Schmitt (Jerry E. Rife)
  • An Overview of Composer Nikolai Miaskovsky and his Symphony No. 19 (David M. Jacobs)
  • Cultural and Social Value of the American Wind Band (Stephanie Frye)
  • James Robert Gillette (Ronald Rodman)
  • Leonard Falcone – A Brief Biography (John P. Nichols)
  • WASBE Journals: Volumes 1-18

Volume 18 (2011)

Accepted Through Peer Review

  • Charles Ives’ Country Band March: Living on Borrowed Time (Darrin Oehlerking)
  • Paraphrase by Jonas Domarkas: Manifestation of the Wind Band Sublimation in Lithuanian Music (Rytis Urniezius)

Special Section: WASBE History
Part 1:

  • A Brief History of WASBE (Leon J. Bly and Egil A. Gundersen)
  • The Birth of WASBE (William V. Johnson)
  • WASBE – Reflections on Its First Three Decades (Leon J. Bly)
  • WASBE in Manchester, England, 1981 and Skien, Norway, 1983 (Egil A. Gundersen)
  • Reflections on WASBE 1981-2011: Thirty Years of Development in International Repertoire (Tim Reynish)
  • My Experience with WASBE (Felix Hauswirth)
  • We Are Serious Band Enthusiasts (Jan Molenaar)
  • My History with WASBE (Dennis L. Johnson)
  • The History of WASBE Foundation (William V. Johnson)
  • Reflections on My Years as President of WASBE, 1993-1995 (William V. Johnson)
  • A Short History of WASBE’s Ninth International Conference, San Luis Obispo, California (William V. Johnson)
  • An Interview with Frank L. Battisti (William Berz)

Part 2: “WASBE Pioneers” Reprints

  • “WASBE Pioneers” Reprints: Frank L. Battisti (Donald DeRoche)
  • “WASBE Pioneers” Reprints: William V. Johnson (Jon Ceander Mitchell)
  • My Recollections from the Start of WASBE (Leif A. Jansson)
  • “WASBE Pioneers” Reprints: Tim Reynish (Michael Ball)
  • “WASBE Pioneers” Reprints: Leon J. Bly (Anthony Reimer)

Part 3: WASBE Artifacts

  • “VIP” Committee Meeting, December 13, 1980
  • Five Speeches made by Frank L. Battisti at the Manchester Conference
  • Keynote Address [1981 Conference] (Paul Yoder)
  • Report on the International Conference for Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensembles (1981) (Francis Pieters)
  • CBDNA Post – Conference Reports
  • Frank L. Battisti Correspondence
  • William P. Foster Correspondence
  • WASBE Bulletins 1981-1983
  • World Conference Budget

Volume 17 (2010)

Accepted Through Peer Review

  • Arnold Schoenberg: An Examination of Correspondence Regarding the Theme and Variation, Op. 43a (Daniel Galyen)
  • An Exploration of a Means To Increase Performers’ Awareness of the Intonation Tendencies of their Individual Wind Instruments (Douglas C. Orzolek)
  • Rhythmic Notation in Aaron Copland’s El Salon México: A Comparison of the Orchestral Score to the Band Transcription by Mark Hindsley (Erika K. Svanoe)

Accepted Through Editorial Review

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Toccata Marziale: An Evolving Wind Masterpiece (Mike Christianson)
  • A Conductor’s View of Symphony No. 1 by Donald Lee Gannon (M. Gregory Martin)
  • John Paynter’s Transcription of Ernst von Dohnanyi’s Variations on a Nursery Tune, op. 25, for Solo Piano and Band (Laurence L. Marks)
  • A Conductor’s Analysis of H. Owen Reed’s La Fiesta Mexicana (William Berz)
  • Tales of Three Conductors (Ed Nishimura)
  • Two Prestigious Wind Bands that Fell into Oblivion: La Musique des Guides Impériaux (1853-1867) and La Grande Harmonie de Paris (1853-1854) (Francis Pieters)

Volume 16 (2009)

Accepted Through Peer Review

  • Robert Kurka’s The Good Soldier Schweik Suite: A Performance Edition (Margaret Underwood)
  • Envelopes (for Wind Ensemble and Rock Band) by Frank Zappa: Style and Analysis (Michael S. Yonchak)

Accepted Through Editorial Review

  • Wilhelm Wieprecht’s Tone Poem for Three Bands (David Whitwell)
  • Performance Challenges in Aegean Festival Overture (John A. Darling)
  • An Overview of Latin American Bands (Glenn R. Garrido)
  • An Interview with Jonathan Newman (Peter Stanley Martin)

Special Section: Perspectives on Instrumental Music Education: Invited Articles

  • Music Education and American School Bands (Frank L. Battisti)
  • Band Curriculum: More than Literature (William Berz)
  • In Band: Do We Over Train… And… Under Educate? (Richard Floyd)
  • A Factory, a County Fair, or a Crucible? (Mark Fonder)
  • Why Music Isn’t Basic (Robert Franzblau)
  • Repertoire: A Means to an End (Ben Hawkins)
  • Dinosaurs, Birds, and the Ongoing Metamorphosis of the Wind Band (Gary W. Hill)
  • Beliefs, Thoughts, and Reflections Upon Music Education and Higher Education (Craig Kirchhoff)
  • A Perspective on the American High School Band (Eric Rombach-Kendall)
  • Awakening the Artist Within! “Students…..Educators…..Conductors…..Artists” (Malcolm W. Rowell, Jr.)

Supplemental Articles and Materials

  • An Ethic for Secondary School Music Educators: The Educational Viewpoint (James Neilson)
  • Quality in Music (James Neilson)
  • To My Favorite Band and Wind Ensemble Directors (Michael Colgrass)
  • Welcome Address (Karl Paulnack)

Volume 15 (2008)

Accepted Through Peer Review

  • Two Serenades by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – K. 361/370a and K. 375 Collating and Clarifying a Contexte for Performance (Kevin M. Geraldi)
  • Elegy and Fanfare – March by Roger Nixon: A Conductor’s Analysis (William Berz)

Accepted Through Editorial Review

  • Creation and Early Performances of Lincolnshire Posy (Robert J. Garofalo)
  • Gustav Holst’s Second Suite in F: Meaning and Interpretation from the Original Folk Songs (Keith Kinder)
  • An Overview of Selected Titles for School Band: The British are Coming, Again! (John A. Darling)
  • My Search for the History of John William Fenton (Toshio Akiyama)
  • Journey + Service + Purple Cow: A Rich Pedagogical Model (Cynthia Johnston Turner)
  • An Overview of the Commissioning Activities of Frank L. Battisti (William Berz)
  • State of the Literature: An Interview with Battisti (William Berz)

Volume 14 (2007)

Accepted Through Peer Review

  • Wind Writing in the Chamber Works of Heitor Villa-Lobos (Shawn Smith)
  • Impetus for Innovation: Causality and Percy Grainger (Kenneth Thompson)

Accepted Through Editorial Review

  • The Case for Mr. Ives (Stephen Budiansky)
  • The Symphonic Band Repertoire of Aaron Copland: An Overview of Original Works and Arrangements for Band (Eddie Briskey)
  • Aaron Copland’s Use of the Saxophone in Wind Band Repertoire (Christopher Brellochs)
  • The Red Pony and the Grande ligne: Thematic Recurrence and Continuity in Aaron Copland’s Film Score, Film Suite for Orchestra, and Film Suite for Band (William McGinney)
  • Meaning in Music: Expressive Potential and Physical Gesture in Works for Wind Orchestra (Eric L. Hinton)
  • An Interview with Jennifer Higdon (Marian Stewart)

Volume 13 (2006)

Accepted Through Peer Review

  • An Introduction to Finnish Music for Wind Band (Daniel Gordon and Kari Laitinen)
  • A Chronicle of the Pre-World War II Cavalry Bands of the U.S. National Guard with Recollections of Those Who Rode (Bruce Gleason)

Accepted Through Editorial Review

  • The Wind Band Ensemble in Singapore: Presence and Practice (Eugene Dairianathan)
  • An Analysis of Moncho’s … de Tango (Glenn R. Garrido)
  • Gustav Holst’s Songs of the West (John A. Darling)
  • Composer and Conductor: Michael Colgrass and Gary Green Reflect Upon the Birth of Urban Requiem (Daniel A. Belongia)
  • An Annotated Bibliography of Materials Written about H. Owen Reed (William Berz)
  • Moving Music: Incorporating Aspects of Classical Ballet into the Training of Expressive Conductors (Alix Miller)

Volume 12 (2005)

  • Gender Diversity: Exploring the Practice of Mentoring (Denise Grant)
  • The Quality of Repertoire in School Music Programs: Literature Review, Analysis, and Discussion (Stephen Budiansky and Timothy W. Foley)
  • Folk Songs in Darius Milhaud’s Suite Française for Band and Orchestra (Robert J. Garofalo)
  • Interpreting Frank Ticheli’s Symphony No. 2 (John A. Darling)
  • William Kraft’s Dialogues and Entertainments: Performance Considerations (Cynthia Johnston Turner)
  • Roger Nixon and the California Connection: Fiesta del Pacifico to Monterey Holidays (Anthony P. Mazzaferro)
  • Western Travels: Two Recent Works by Roger Nixon (William Berz)
  • A Credo on Music’s Nature and Origins (Lawrence Dale Harper)
  • An Exploratory Study on Band Music by Swedish Composers (Mark A. Stickney)
  • Asian Influences in Canadian Wind Band Music (Keith Kinder)

Volume 11 (2004)

  • An Analysis of Dance Sequence by Marco Pütz (Marc Crompton)
  • An Analysis of Atehortua’s Music for Winds and Percussion, Opus 152 (Glenn R. Garrido)
  • Whitacre Transcribes Whitacre: A Closer Look at Sleep and Cloudburst (John A. Darling)
  • Revisiting William Kraft’s Dialogues an Entertainments: An Interpretative Analysis (Cynthia Johnston Turner)
  • Another “Lord of the Rings”: Two Works by H. Owen Reed (William Berz)
  • British Wind Music 1981–2004 (Timothy Reynish)
  • Comparing Recordings of Schuman’s George Washington Bridge (Anthony Reimer)
  • Conducting the High School Honor Band: Perceptions, Challenges, and Repertoire (Mark U. Reimer)
  • The International Music Camp: Summer Arts Education (Joe Alme)

Volume 10 (2003)

Volume 9 (2002)

  • Interpreting An American Song by Alan Fletcher (Mark Emerson Hopkins)
  • Karel Husa’s Concerto for Percussion and Wind Ensemble: An Analysis (John A. Duff) [Note: A correction appears in Volume 10]
  • “Winds of the North”: Canadian Wind Band Repertoire—A Representative View (Keith Kinder)
  • Irish Wind Band Repertoire: A Brief Analysis (Fergus O’Carroll)
  • Spanish Music for Windband (Frank De Vuyst)
  • The University of Missouri-Rolla Bands 75th Anniversary Compositions (Donald Miller)
  • The Art Of Scoring (Adam Gorb)
  • In Pursuit of Quality Literature: An Analysis of the Wind Music of Frank Ticheli (John A. Darling)
  • Wind Ensemble Repertoire by James Syler (Gregg Gausline)
  • Composer to Composer: An Interview with H. Owen Reed (James Syler)
  • An Interview with Eric Whitacre (William L. Berz)
  • An Interview with Eric Ewazen (John T. Madden)
  • An Interview with Eugene Migliaro Corporon (William L. Berz)
  • Compositions Premiered At WASBE Conferences (Dennis L. Johnson)

Volume 8 (2001)

Articles on the theme “The Quest for Good Music.” (This is also the theme for Volume 7.) Of special interest in Volume 8 is the material from the “Wind Music Across the Century” symposium, in honour of Frank Battisti.

Volume 7 (2000)

Articles on the theme “The Quest for Good Music.” (This is also the theme for Volume 8.)

Volume 6 (1999)

Contains the Proceedings of the Ninth WASBE Conference.

Volume 5 (1998)

Articles “On the Role of Emotion in Music.”

Volume 4 (1997)

  • Original Band Compositions vs. Transcriptions: A European View (Eugen Brixel)
  • Performing The Stars and Stripes Forever (John R. Bourgeois)
  • A Progressive Repertoire: The English Folk Song Genre (Mitchell Robinson)
  • An Acoustical Basis for Effective Band Training (Richard E. Strange)
  • An American Original: The Published San Quentin Wind Band Works of Henry Dixon Cowell (Jeremy S. Brown)
  • Teaching Non-Traditional Band Students in the Fairfax County Public Schools (Dianna Eiland)
  • “Zigeuner” in Titeln gedruckter Notenausgaben für Blasorchester (Bernard Habba)
  • Review: Spiel in kleinen Gruppen. Unter besonderes Berücksichtligung musikalisch-pädagogischer und soziologischer Aspekte (Adolf Marold)
  • Review: Anton Bruckner, March in Es-Dur, Anhang: Apollo-Marsch, vorgelegt von Rüdiger Bornhöft (Wolfgang Suppan)

Volume 3 (1996)

  • German Military Musicians in Japan During the Early Meiji Era (since 1868) (Wilhelm Baethge and Wolfgang Suppan)
  • The American Band Contest Movement 1875-1940 (Robert T. Stoker)
  • Desconocido y Famoso a la Vez: Juventino Rosas (Helmut Brenner)
  • Military Band Music at the Festival of Empire 1911 (Jon Mitchell)
  • Nineteenth Century Publishing Houses (Bernard Habba)
  • Military Music in the Sultanate of Oman (Ian Kendrick)
  • Zum Repertoire der Fürstlich Lippischen Bläserensembles im 19. Jahrhundert (Klaus Peter Träger)

Volume 2 (1995)

Articles on “Franz Liszt’s Music for Voices and Winds” (Keith William Kinder)

Volume 1 (1994)

  • The Evolution of Wind Music in Germany (Mark Reimer)
  • Bands and the Visit of the Japanese Embassy (Clyde S. Shive)
  • Wind Instruments and Wind Sonorities in the Music of Zoltán Kodály (Wolfgang Suppan)
  • The Role of Sequential Patterns in Structuring the Rehearsal (James L. Byo)
  • Band Journals: A Bibliography (Armin Suppan)

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