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us: Big band music


  • Here are entered compositions not in a specific form or of a specific type for big band, and collections of compositions in several forms or types for big band.

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    • us: Big band jazz
    • us: Big band music--United States
    • us: Orchestral jazz
    • us: Stage band music
    • us: Symphonic jazz
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    • found: Stowe, D.W. Swing changes : big-band jazz in New Deal America, 1994.
    • found: New Grove dict. of Am. music: big band (a distinctive feature of the music played by such bands was the pitting against each other of the reed and brass sections)
    • found: New Grove dict. of jazz: Bands, 4, iii (The big-band boom: During the early 1920s symphonic jazz swept everything before it)
    • found: New Grove dict. of jazz: Big band (term used principally to describe the swing bands of the 1930s and 1940s)
    • found: New Harvard dict. of mus.: Big band (Such ensembles, now often called stage bands ...)
    • found: Wikipedia, Feb. 21, 2013: Orchestral jazz (Orchestral jazz is a jazz genre developed in the United States in the 1920s, most significantly by Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington. As early as the 1910s there had been dance orchestras playing the popular songs of the day along with a smattering of jazz. But the first to truly perform and record orchestral jazz was Fletcher Henderson, starting in about 1923, who gathered from smaller quintets and sextets a number of notable New York based players and formed the first full jazz orchestra.)
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    • Here are entered compositions not in a specific form or of a specific type for big band, and collections of compositions in several forms or types for big band.
  • Editorial Notes

    • headings for forms and types of music that include "big band" and headings with medium of performance that include "big band"; also the subdivisions [Methods (Big band)] and [Studies and exercises (Big band)] under individual musical instruments and families of instruments
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    • 2005-05-26: new
    • 2013-05-02: revised
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