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Metody pracy dyrygenckiej w zespole orkiestrowym
The methods of conductor’s work in an orchestra ensemble

Author(s): Mirosław Kordowski
Subject(s): Music
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: the amateur movement; band; brass orchestra; repertoire; Polish dances adapted for a brass orchestra
Summary/Abstract: The author discusses the main problems associated with the directing and the functioning of amateur brass bands on the basis of an example furnished by the Brass Orchestra of the Voluntary Fire Brigade in Pruszcz, which is led by the Author. The text presents the types of brass bands, with a detailed description of the instrumentarium. In order to enhance the presentation of the peculiarities of amateur brass bands, the Author presents the line-up of the orchestra he leads, the arrangement of the orchestra during concerts and marching (parades), and the criteria of inclusion to the orchestra. The author also focuses on the realisation of works based on national dances in the orchestra. He also presents exercises whose mastery is intended to yield correct intonation, articulation and dynamics in the orchestra band.The basis of all band-related activities is constituted by the appropriately understood discipline of work and active cooperation of all band members. It also furnishes a great deal of situations which facilitate noble competition. The band members are united by a common goal, which forms their attitudes and integrates the band. Participation in a band performs a very important role – it enables the appealing management of one’s free time. In the course of common activities, band members develop links of friendship, team spirit, support and kindness.

  • Page Range: 119-173
  • Page Count: 55
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish