- Eastman Wind Ensemble
The Eastman Wind Ensemble is a famous American
concert bandfounded by Frederick Fennellat the Eastman School of Musicin 1952. It is often credited with helping popularize wind music. Through the group, Fennell redefined "wind ensemble" to refer to a specific kind of wind band with only one player per part, and focusing on original wind music rather than orchestraltranscriptions. The Eastman Wind Ensemble has premiered over 150 works, including works by composers Bernard Randsand Joseph Schwantner.
In 1987, the Eastman Wind Ensemble was nominated for a
Grammy Awardfor Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (with or without orchestra) for its 1986 album "Carnaval", a collaboration with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.
Frederick Fennell- 1952–1961
A. Clyde Roller- 1962–1964
Donald Hunsberger- 1965–2001
Mark Scatterday- 2002–present
*Berz, William, "What's in a Name?", "Tempo", 52 no. 1 (November 1997): 28-29. [http://musicweb.rutgers.edu/windband/Tempo521.htm]
*Fennell, Frederick. "The Wind Ensemble". Arkadelphia, Ark.: Delta Publication, 1988.
Music of the United States
* [http://www.rochester.edu/Eastman/ewe/ Eastman Wind Ensemble]
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