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On Musical Interpretation in Percussion Peformance. (A Study of Notation and Musicianship). For Percussion. Meredith Music Resource. Softcover. 40 pages. Published by Meredith Music (HL.317186).
ISBN 1574631020. 8.5x11 inches.
The author shares his experiences of interpretation under the world's finest conductors during a career of 36 years with the San Francisco Symphony. This one-of-a-kind exploration includes excerpts from 14 major works for band and orchestra, translations of foreign musical terms, an examination of percussion notation and more. Other topics covered include: interpretation of clues provided by composers in both scores and parts; development of musicality by the expansion of dynamics, phrasing, and articulations; an analysis of inconsistencies in composing for percussion; the exploration of interpretative skills for creating great performances.