Checking-In With UNSW Wind Symphony From Conductor, Paul Vickers
Conductor Paul Vickers talks through James Barnes' Third Symphony to prepare students for their Term 1 Part Checking Exam.
I hope this finds you safe and well. I certailny miss making music with you all, and I missed it even more as I put together these videos for you. I hope you find them helpful as you continue to prepare James Barnes' Third Symphony.
While there have been a number of orchestras across the world making their music more easily accessible, there have ben no similar announcements from professional Wind Symphonies. Thankfully, the music of many top groups is quite accessible:
There are a range of resources including full concerts and recordings from several conferences at the Banddirector Youtube channel
Some of the top University groups include:
The University of Illinois Wind Symphony, University of Michigan Symphony Band, Michigan State University Symphony Band, University of Texas at Austin Wind Symphony, University of North Texas Wind Symphony, University of Minnesota Wind Symphony, Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, University of Las Vegas Wind Orchestra, Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
Some amazing Community Bands include:
To listen sprecifically to Barnes' Symphony No. 3, this is the best accessible recording of the work:
As I don't think it is ever wise to listen to just one recording of a work,
Here is another recording available on youtube that is uncredited.
...and here is a third by the Osaka municipal band
I challenge you to listen to great ensembles of al types and to listen to many soloists on your instrument... create a model sound in you mind by analysing many performers.