One of my favorite composers is Eric Whitacre. He writes mainly choral literature. However, his band transcriptions give the wind ensemble a chance to play lyrical and expressive works. Eric Whitacre's transcription of "Seal Lullaby" for wind band is stunning! So simple and innocent. Looking forward to playing this with the Titan Band this year. Another great work by a great composer. Check out his website at: http://ericwhitacre.com/
Listen to both the choral version and the wind ensemble arrangement--great piece of literature!
Twitter is becoming a very popular communication tool. I have found it is very valuable networking tool. Facebook is a great tool as well, but is limited to your network of friends. Twitter puts you in touch with people worldwide. I must admit, my first attempt at Twitter was frustrating. I actually messed around with it for a couple of hours one evening & then didn’t open my Twitter account for several months later.
Twitter up-dates contain a variety of information-- from what people are doing to links to websites, educational information, political feeds, business opportunities, and coupons/web offers/free giveaways.
Twitter is something that you have to just start trying . . . .it takes a couple of days and you will eventually get accustomed to the Twitter lingo and methods.
Check out Twitter for Beginners to get started!
The Titan Band website gets a new-look! The old site was developed in older software & was slow at loading. This new software allows faster up-load on pictures as well as more capibilities concerning video, forms, and other issues. I hope you will visit often and enjoy the new look!