The purpose of my Research is to explore why at the beginning of the XX° century wind band in different Countries in Europe sounded so singular and why nowadays the sound is so similar one to the other.

Having not found any book which speaks about this specific topic I decided to research about the subject hoping it will maybe be useful or interesting not only for my development as conductor/musician but also to other people, be they conductors, composers, musicians or just wind band music lovers.

Above historical issues I will also include some artistic material such as examples, audio samples and scores which support the development of my Research.

Special focus will be given to the analysis of a couple of significant original scores from the first decade of the XX° century which will be the guide line throughout my research.

- Explaining and justifying why the same repertoire played by different professional wind bands in Europe sounds so different although performed at top level.


- Why in the XXI° century it is important to preserve a "sound identity"


- How to avoid loosing lots of high quality repertoire due to globalization


 of a wind band

                        SARA MAGANZINI

Main study - HaFaBra conducting - Alex Schillings

           Research supervisor - Enno Voorhorst

             Master circle leader - Martin Prchal