As a companion to The Wind Ensemble Sourcebook and Biographical Guide, this catalog provides a comprehensive listing of wind ensemble works from 1650 to the present. These two volumes will be completed with a third, The Wind Ensemble Thematic Catalog 1700-1900. Representing more than 20 years of research through libraries, monasteries, and castles, the authors used primary sources when possible rather than relying on secondary sources. The authors collected a vast array of information from public and private international collections.
This catalog is an exhaustive guide to international wind ensemble collections. The authors have been careful to match up various versions of the same work, and, for the first time, arrangementsan important and large part of the repertoireare dealt with in a systematic fashion. Unique in its extensive documentation and reliance on primary sources, The Wind Ensemble Catalog is an important research tool for scholars and musicians.
About the Author
JON A. GILLASPIE is a freelance musicologist and music cataloger as well as a composer, arranger, record producer, and experienced bassoonist and keyboard player. His extensive travels researching into primary sources of wind harmony total more than three years in the field, and his own extensive collection includes the former wind harmony of the Lowenstein Kapelle. He has composed and arranged widely for wind ensemble, including many works for the Dorchester Wind Players.
MARSHALL STONEHAM is Massey Professor of Physics, University College London, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and Chief Scientist of AEA Technology. He has written extensively, not only on the physical sciences, but on music as well. He has taken the opportunity to visit libraries in many countries when on travels associated with his scientific work. He is an experienced horn player and the founder and organizer of the Dorchester Wind Players, which, over the past 20 years, has played many works of the genre documented in this catalog.
DAVID LINDSEY CLARK is a former music librarian to Oxfordshire County Libraries, Oxford, England. He has been involved in the revision of the music catalogs of a number of libraries, including the Bodleian of Oxford University. Now retired, he continues his bibliographical work exploring the repertoire of music about which he has written for many years.
Table of Contents
Guide to the Catalog
Library and Archive Sigla
Alternative Names and Places
Main Composer Sequence
Appendix: Alternative Opera and Ballet Titles