K súčasnému stavu využitia inštrumentára malých dychových hudieb na Slovensku
ON CONTEMPORARY SITUATION IN USING THE INSTRUMENTARIUM OF SMALL BRASS BANDS IN SLOVAKIA
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Despite the missing thorough attention paid to the establishment of brass bands in tradition of folk instruments in Slovakia, there is no question about their significant participation in forming this tradition. The ensemble appearance of brass instruments has undergone some changes during the last thirty years. Those changes concern both the tendencies to professionalize the brass bands, and the new procedures in arrangement and composer’s work for this genre. Apart from the predominant limitations in expressions, the harmonic and metric and rhythmical structure of brass bands have to be equal with, we are now witnesses of mixing the genres in their interpretation. It is not only the moment of dance and entertainment functions of small brass bands that comes to the fore; the demands made on the players are increasing because of the concert repertoire composed for solo instruments and the interpretation of popular dance music and film melodies. As said by many brass music fans – the contemporary advantage of this genre consists in its ability to play almost everything.
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