Friday, April 13, 2012

Frederick Fennell: A Life of Joyful Discovery


Inspiring four minute trailer for A Life of Joyful Discovery, a documentary about the icon of wind ensemble music, Frederick Fennell.

Here are my favorite quotes from Fennell in the trailer:

• “Your business is to make music with the people in front of you. It doesn’t matter who they are.”
• “…feel their contact with each other…their reaching out beyond themselves to other people.”
• “They were not just players, they were listeners, and that’s were they were the kind of players they were., because they were the kind of listeners they were.”



Jerry Pritchard said...

Thanks for posting this, Catherine. Fennell certainly was influential in establishing the one-on-a-part wind ensemble concept and bringing band music to a much higher level. And his early recordings with the Eastman Wind Ensemble sure inspired me to become a band director and follow a career in music.

Catherine said...

I am so glad the post has meaning for you. Thanks for reading! Catherine