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Music Program Notes for
Band and Wind Ensemble Music

This is an index, ordered by composer, of the program notes and biographies generated for use in programs for performances of the Foothill Symphonic Winds. Usually, the program format provided information on the composition and a biographical note. In some cases, a composer may have multiple entries, representative of write-ups tailored to match the space available in the program. The material below has been adapted from several sources. Notable are the following works that should be in everyone's library may be obtained from Gia Publications, Inc.:

Norman E. Smith, Program Notes for Band, Program Note Press, Lake Charles, LA 2000.
Norman Smith and Albert Stoutamire, Band Music Notes, Third Printing, Program Note Press, Lake Charles, LA 1989.
Norman E. Smith, March Music Notes, Program Note Press, Lake Charles, LA, 1986.

Additional information has been culled from The Instrumentalist, Groves', program notes by Frederick Fennell, and the Internet. The biographical data was believed correct at the time of the writing, but should be checked for validity for the contemporary composers.

Links to other sources of program notes.

Program Themes

Composer Index