Randomness in Music With the 12 Tone Technique

Randomness of the 12 Tone Technique Applies to our Math

Randomness of the 12 Tone Technique Also Applies to our  math.  The initial proponent of this technique was Arnold Schoenberg (1874–1951), Austrian-American composer. The technique is a means of ensuring that all 12 notes of the chromatic scale are sounded as often as one another in a piece of music while preventing the emphasis of any one note[3] through the use of tone rows, orderings of the 12 pitch classes. All 12 notes are thus given more or less equal importance, and the music avoids being in a key.

Randomness of Music and Numbers

Our modern use of numbers parallels the 12 tone technique. The 12 tone technique is best described as willful randomness.  Antiquity thought of numbers one to nine as belonging to a system. It was called the 3 x 3 number square.  In our music that is set in the circle of fifths, this is called a key signature.  The numerical key signature of the ancients  was the vehicle of the number square. They favored 7 primary number squares. This could equate with 7 key signatures. The simplest and first was 3 x 3. Their favored squares ranged from 3 x 3  to 9 x 9. They did use higher numeric squares. However, the basic 7 were most common. Sacred prayers in Judaism coded higher number squares. Two favored ones were 13 x 13 and 17 x 17. I have blogs on this subject on DSOworks.com. Some 10,000 years ago, and maybe further back in time, all numbers belonged to unified systems. They were also connected  to words. For example, “order” could be 264. Each symbol of the ancients represented a letter and a number. There were no separate letters and numbers. Their unity called by a Greek name, gematria.  Look it up online. At one time there was no  randomness. You can sample ancient unity on the 3 x 3 number square picture below.

With the ancients, randomness is lacking.
Every number relates to the others in a meaningful way in the Neolithic times.
  • Any two opposite numbers around the perimeter total 10. Examples are 4 + 6= 10 ; 9 + 1 = 10; etc.
  • The average of any two opposite numbers around the perimeter is 5. Five is the core number.
  • Each number contributes to a perimeter whose total around #5 equals 40.
  • The total of all the numbers on the square is 45. . (That equals the sum of the  numbers  from 1 to 9).
  • Each number is set so that any row of three totals 15. This is true vertically, horizontally or diagonally.

The high level of organization of numbers in antiquity is staggering. Today, with our modern sciences, we totally lack such an organizing system for our numbers. I believe that result is  social conflict. The genius of Arnold Schoenberg made a powerful musical statement as to where our culture was heading. Let us return to the way of the ancients. Reviving number squares is what many of my blogs are about. Enjoy the illuminating sample of the 12 tone technique below!

 

 

Downpours Inspire Creativity for Music and Poetry

Downpours Inspire Creativity for Music and Poetry. Ah, Gardens in the Rain by Claude Debussy. How refreshing. Debussy was an impressionist. He featured French Folksongs in this magnificent opus.  He was proud of his French heritage. Nowhere is this more apparent than in his Gardens in the Rain. It gives the impression of being in a country cottage during a rainfall. When I hear most pianists play it, I feel like it should be titled: Gardens in a Tornado. I have a saying that call on  three “T’s”  Tempo should be Tempered With Taste. This is especially true when playing the music of Debussy. I hope to post myself playing Gardens in the Rain soon. For now I’ll share another recording. Here is a regal medieval dance called the Sarabande by Debussy. It uses majestic triple meter. This means 3 beats to a measure. The order is strong, weak, weak over and over. However in the masterful hands of Debussy, two beats to a measure are often inferred. I hope you can hear my bringing out the groupings of twos and threes. In the hands of the French composer Claude Debussy, measure lines merely become a marker as time going by.

Downpours Inspire Creativity for Me in the Catskill Mountains of New York

Downpours often inspired me to write poetry in the Catskill Mountains. Rain in the mountains is especially fascinating. While the entire youtube video below is about 12 minutes. After 6:24 seconds my poem, Like a Mountain Be appears. It celebrates the featured topic: Downpours Inspire Creativity.
Image result for picture from Scott's Oquaga Lake HouseSample David, reciting his poetry,  on the front page thumbnail of DSOworks.com. Click on picture trail to purchase the book on the site.
Finally my contribution to the “Downpour” repetorie: El Nino in Sarasota features a continuous rainfall with the perpetual motion Spanish rhythms on the piano. This work was written while watching an all day downpour.  Very few have the technique required to play the double stops. Click on “El Nino” below.

El Nino by composer/pianist David Ohrenstein – YouTube

Mar 13, 2016 – El Nino is a wind that blows and brings continuous rain. As I looked out of my … El Ninoby composer/pianist David Ohrenstein. Dso Works.

 

 

Numerical nature of ancient mathematics

Numerical Nature of Ancient Philosophy is Number Squares

Numerical Nature of Ancient Philosophy is Number Squares. There are three varied approaches to ancient mathematics. Today we will only examine “real numbers.” Categories 2 and 3 will be future blogs.

  1. Use of “Real numbers” being numbers 1 – 9.
  2. Synthetic numbers being 10, 110, 1110, 11110.
  3. Repeated “real numbers” as 11, 22, 33…Or; 111, 222, 333…Also; 111,222,333…. to the nines.*

Numerical Nature of Ancient Philosophy is Found in the Phrase “To the nines.”

Lyrics from “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”. You won’t believe me, all you will see is a girl you once knew
Although she’s dressed up to the nines.

  • Evita (New Broadway Cast Recording)

 

My blog traces the history of “to the nines” to prehistoric times. Number squares were of prime importance. What set the concept and pattern of the number squares in motion was the smallest. It is referred to as the grain of mustard seed in the Bible. It uses the numbers one to nine. Nine becomes the maximum. Higher numbers are synthetic.  For example: Ten is the total of any two opposite numbers around the perimeter of the featured picture.  Examples are 9 + 1 or, 3 + 7. They combine two or more numbers in set patterns. Ten, in the distant past, did not exist as an independent number.  In musical terms repeated patterns on different tones is called a sequence. They musically demonstrate a property we will study in number squares.

J.S. Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, first movement, bars 22-24

 

The meaning of this ancient number square is revealed in the phrase Dressed to the nines.  But the history of nines is much older than this defining quote. Perhaps some 10,000 years older. *”To the nines” is an English idiom meaning “to perfection” or “to the highest degree” or to dress “buoyantly and high class”. In modern English usage, the phrase most commonly appears as “dressed to the nines” or “dressed up to the nines”.[1][2]The phrase “dressed to the nines” is just a specific application of the Scottish phrase “to the nine ” The earliest written evidence of this phrase appeared in the late 18th century in the poetry of Robert Burns. Its meaning is “to perfection; just right.

Much more to come on the featured picture of the Grain of Mustard Seed  and categories 2 and 3. Keep checking the blogs.

Mexican Sun Pyramid has a blueprint

Mexican Sun Pyramid Draws on Platonic Codes

Mexican Sun Pyramid Draws on Platonic Codes. Yes, there is an ancient temple plan. It dates back to Neolithic times. Plato used it. It was employed all around the world in antiquity. I discovered it in a vision while hiking around the loop by Oquaga Lake.  The same Ancient Temple Plan also graces the Mexican Sun Pyramid.  I discovered it by means a vision while hiking around Oquaga Lake. The special character of the lake nature is described in my book of poetry on DSOworks.com: The Oquaga Spirit Speaks. It can be downloaded.

I was walking down the main road by Scott’s golf course when I had the insight that forms the basis of this blog.

Teotihuacán
 Pyramid of the  Sun (click to see picture source)

Coordinates: 19°41′33″N 98°50′37.68″W

Add the length of  the perimeters of the four  triangles ABC, ADC, ABD and CDB.  Each one totals 2520′ ( 738 + 738 + 1044 = 2520) .  Four triangles = 10,080. Next, use pi as 22/7. A circle around diameter of length 10,080 = 31,680.

Mexican Sun Pyramid Parallels Plato’s Writings

Plato’s Ideal City uses the same numbers in his desciption of the Ideal City.  He states in Laws V: “(1) Mark off 5040 allotments. They must be cut in two so that “each contains a near piece and a distant piece- joining the piece next to the city with the piece furthest off.”. That totals 10,080 markings of land (5040 on each side of the radius). That equals the total of the sum of perimeters around the 4 triangles of the Sun Pyramid as described above.  A circle drawn around diameter 10,080 has a circumference of 31,680 . As 10,080 x 22/7 = 31,680. The co-incidence goes even further. John Michell explains defines the area of each of its 2520 pairs of rings. The combined area of each of the pairs is 31,680. Both the Mexican Sun Pyramid and the Ideal City use the same number tradition of prehistory.  I refer my reader to The City of Revelation by John Michell pgs. 84-86

Conclusion: At one time there existed a peaceful formula for civilization. Due to some kind of cataclysm, everything was destroyed.  This possibility is discussed by Immanuel Velikovsky (/ˌvɛliˈkɒfski/; Russian: Иммануи́л Велико́вский; IPA: [ɪmənʊˈil vʲɪlʲɪˈkofskʲɪj]; 10 June [O.S. 29 May] 1895 – 17 November 1979) He was a Russian-Jewish independent scholar best known as the author of a number of controversial books reinterpreting the events of ancient history, in particular the US bestseller Worlds in Collision published in 1950.[1] Earlier, he played a role in the founding of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, and was a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst.

Conclusion: I think that ancient ruins hold lost knowledge. Uncovering and understanding what’s in these ruins provides possible pathway way to peace. I think we are approaching another Golden Age. How good is that?

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John Michell quotes Plato’s Laws V which one of my sources for this blog.

Concertizing Duo Returns

Concertizing Duo Returns to the Stage After Raising a Family

Concertizing Duo Returns to the Concert Stage After Raising a Family. Husband-wife team David and Sharon Ohrenstein comprise the team. Sharon Ohrenstein’s musical aptitude includes:

  1. Arranging for for multiple instruments. Most recently she arranged a new wind quintet. She has arranged for concert band and orchestra. Husband, David, composes the music. Enjoy their new patriotic march entitled Glory and Honor. Instrumental parts  are available through DSOworks.com.  Below, it is performed by the Sarasota Concert Band.

 

Concertizing Duo Returns With a New Musical Called Golden Roads

Our new one woman musical opened the Sarasolo festival. The musical is about the early life of Golda Meir. The story is about achieving your dream. This takes incredible sacrifice and hard work. However, once you’ve realized your dream,the even harder work  just begins.  Golden Roads is New York bound. We will shortly set up its dates at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. Also, appointments have been set for a number summer musical camps in both New York and Pennsylvania. Other locations are considering the musical. The part of Golda is sung and acted by book writer-lyricist wife, Sharon. Composer,David, will play the piano. They hope to set the precedent for others.  Our wonderful director is New York stage veteran and renowned international opera singer, Carlo Thomas. Thanks to him, our show now has exciting and relevant graphics and projections. It can be booked as a special event. Or, it can have a run at a theater. With our Finale music program, we can arrange for alto or soprano using any key. The music, however, is still challenging with a wide vocal range.

Behind the Script: Golda Meir Musical, Golden Roads

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Conertizing Duo Returns with David and Sharon Ohrenstein on Golden roads
A New Musical is About to Travel the Golden Roads.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5UYvVQnsMU
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Another Concertizing Duo Returns That this Duo Got to Enjoy

I’m closing the blog with the following excerpt from Wikipedia. We had the pleasure of hearing Alan and Marilyn Bergman perform a concert of their own works of Michel Legrand the University of Miami. As a husband-wife team, they have definitely been inspiring to us. And yes, its possible to raise a family and have a career in the arts. The kids love it!
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Marilyn and Alan Bergman wrote the lyrics for Windmills of Your Mind by Michel Legrand played in  Thomas Crown Affair.
Alan Bergman (born September 11, 1925) and Marilyn Bergman (née Keith), born November 10, 1929) are American lyricists and songwriters. The pair have been married since 1958 and have written the music and lyrics for numerous celebrated television shows, films, and stage musicals. The Bergmans have won three Academy Awards for Best Original Song and have been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Music editor was the theme for daughter on this special recording

Whodunit Murder Mystery Frames the Piano Player

Whodunit Murder Mystery Frames the Piano Player. Fun, fun, fun! There’s never a dull moment in the Sarasota theater scene. That’s true even at  a Catholic retreat in the wilderness. It is called Our Lady of Perpetual Help: Retreat and Spirituality Center.  Sponsor of the murder mysteries is the  Florida Studio Theater. Click on their website. Link is below. They are one of the  major theatrical venues in Sarasota.

Whodunit Backfires on the Piano Player

I thought it would brilliant to play Chopin’s Funeral March right after the bad news came to the bride. It has the same rhythm Wagner’s Bridal Chorus. My mistake was I smiled. Oops!

The all star cast included Will Luera, Darryl Knapp, Steve Turrisi, Kathryn Parks, Angel Parker, and Tanner Sands. My daughter, Kathryn,  asked me to play the “Speakeasy” part of the evening. Kathryn and I performed from 6-7 pm. Great Gatsby era numbers were emphasized by us. The selections also included a number of George Gershwin arrangements that I made with my soprano wife, Sharon.  The murder mystery included a setting of a bride and groom. The groom has an unfortunate end right before the ceremony.

Here’s how it impacted me: The FST cast thought that as long as I’m there, why don’t I play the bridal chorus by Richard Wagner.  The show made use of improvisation on the spot. When the bride screams because of her groom’s demise, I suddenly started playing Chopin’s Funeral March. The audience, in context of the play, thought it quite humorous. Unfortunately, it had an unplanned side effect. Everyone had to fill out a ballot designating who they thought poisoned the groom. As I walked backed to the table where I had been seated, numerous people pointed to me. Then, to my shock, most of the guests wrote that I did the groom in. In fact, that was the deed of someone in the cast.  However, everyone, cast and audience loved the fact that my touch of humor threw a curve into what otherwise could have been a more predictable evening.  Needless to say, I was both shocked and amused at the results.  I hadn’t had so much fun in quite a while.  Let FST open up new worlds to you. After all, what’s life all about?

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Hidden Heptagon is Found at the Great Pyramid of Egypt

Hidden Heptagon Found Attached to Great Pyramid’s Blueprint.

Hidden Heptagon  Can Be Attached to Great Pyramid’s Blueprint. Or, is it vice versa?  First, what is a heptagon?  In geometry, a heptagon is a seven-sided polygon or 7-gon. The heptagon is also occasionally referred to as the septagon, using “sept-” (an elision of septua-, a Latin-derived numerical prefix, rather than hepta-, a Greek-derived numerical prefix) together with the Greek suffix “-agon” meaning angle.

The featured picture is from my 1st volume, p.393, of The Staff of God. I worked many summer seasons at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House as their piano player. There, a spiritual presence made itself known. I was educated in the ways of the ancients. The Oquaga Spirit Speaks, was one of the results. It relates through quatrains with rhyme the character of this spirit. Here is a sample from the opening poem entitled The Oquaga Spirit:

What a communicator was she
This sprite both blithe and free.
So much she needed an ear,
She ignored my tranquility.

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The incomparable beauty of Oquaga Lake offers strong spiritual sensation for anyone.

NOW FOR THE HIDDEN HEPTAGON

 

Hidden heptagon was relayed at Soptt's Oquaga Lake House.
Scott’s Oquaga Lake House promises and delivers a new and beautiful dimension.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To the best of my knowledge, I think I was one of the first to rediscover the hidden heptagon. Even more significant: I think the triangle of the Pyramid’s dimensions originally came from this hiding heptagon. Not the other way around. Every book I’ve seen previously has defined the triangle as giving birth to the Great Pyramid. This involved many geometrical constructions. Here’s the simpler way to draw its dimensions from the heptagon: Set your compass at point “C”, Mark its length AC. Mark point “D” from point “C”. Draw a straight line along ICBD. Connect lines for triangle CDA. You have the essential proportional measures of the Great Pyramid.

More blogs will be written on this topic. Here’s one application. Hebrew language has 3 “mother” letters. It also has 7 double letters. That is, letters with 2 distinct sounds.

  •  A 2nd heptagon can be drawn on the other side of the triangle (not pictured). It’s basic side is defined by line AC. It then extends to the left. The 1st heptagon is on the right.
  • The one mother that gives birth to the 2 heptagons wedged in the lower center between the 2 heptagons. .
  • With the Hebrew language, the 3 mother letters give birth to the 7 double letters. The diagram geometrically defines this pattern.

Possibility exists that I might go to the Lake House once more this summer. There I would recite poetry. Also I would offer expeditions to commune with the spirit, and play the piano.

L’image contient peut-être : ciel, arbre, crépuscule, plein air et nature
Every season has its beauty at Scott’s

 

This is a candidate for one of the ancient burial sites by its yin yang characteristics.

Ancient Burial Sites Used the Perfect Fifth Ratio 3/2

Ancient Burial Sites Used the Perfect Fifth Ratio 3/2. Many Neolithic cultures placed the numbers of harmonious ratios of musical intervals into their buildings and environment.   How can musical intervals possibly apply to burial sites? What was the purpose of seeking harmonious intervals for interment? Where and when did this happen?

  1. The tradition belongs to  yin-yang concept of the ancient Chinese
  2. The ideal was the 3/2 ratio. Three parts yang to 2 parts yin. 3/2 defines the musical interval of a perfect fifth. The higher note vibrates 3 times; for 2 of the lower.
  3. The tradition characterizes ancient burial sites in China. I found what I thought was such a location in Wiki commons. It is pictured as the ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN. See featured pictured above.
    railroad tracks interrupted the yin yang flow of ancient Chinese burial sites
    The natural flow of yin yang was thought to be interrupted by railroad tracks.

    The fifth has always been considered a perfect interval. In Western music, intervals are most commonly differences between notes of a diatonic scale. The smallest of these intervals is a semitone. In music, an interval ratio is a ratio of the frequencies of the pitches in a musical interval. For example, a just perfect fifth (for example C to G) is 3:2. There are only 3 perfect intervals in our scale system. They are the octave, fourth and fifth. They are called perfect for the following reason: They vibrate in whole number ratios from 1 to 4. They sound the most harmonious. Major and minor intervals vibrate with higher number integers. Note the following list:

    • The interval between C and D is a major 2nd (major second).
    • The interval between C and E is a major 3rd (major third).
    • The interval between C and F is a perfect 4th (perfect fourth).
    • The interval between C and G is a perfect 5th (perfect fifth).
    • The interval between C and A is a major 6th (major sixth).
    • The interval between C and B is a major 7th (major seventh).
    • The interval between C and C is a perfect 8th (perfect octave).

    Ancient Burial Sites share the 3 to 2 Perfect 5th ratio with other disciplines

    (1) Microbiotic cooking  uses the 3/2 ratio for healing. It advocates 3 foods that grow above the ground in addition to 2 that grow under.
    (2) Chinese geomancers detect yang and yin currents. Yang is the blue dragon, Yin is the white tiger. Yang current takes the path over steep mountains. Yin mainly flows over chains of low    hills. Most favored is where 2 streams meet surrounded by three parts yang and 2 parts yin.  That was the spot where Chinese ancient burial sites were built.

    Chinese believed that proper burial of ancestors controlled the course  of the surviving family’s fortune. Great dynasties are said to have arisen from proper placement of tombs. Also, the 1st action of a government facing rebellion was to destroy the family burial grounds of the revolutionary leaders.

    If Ancient Burial Sites are Beyond You, Here’s a Simple Musical Exercise to Help Your Health and Fortune

    Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star incessantly uses the interval of the perfect fifth. So does Baa, Baa Black Sheep. Sing the first 4 notes of each. With both nursery rhymes, the interval between the 2nd and 3rd notes is a perfect  fifth. You have your choice: (1) Sing the first four notes over and over, Or (2) simply and just sing the 2nd and 3rd notes over and over.  Another choice is take piano lessons. Play Mozart.

     

 

Musical Inversions parallel the 5 Platonic solids

Musical Inversions of Triads Run Parallel to Platonic Solids

Musical Inversions Run Parallel to Platonic Solids. Two concepts must be understood. (1) Inversions of triads. (2) The regular polyhedron property called duality. I will demonstrate musical inversions with the “C” major triad. For our purposes, every other note starting with “Middle “C” on the piano. That makes for C-E-G. These notes can be turned around, A.K.A. inverted. Then we have E-G-C and G-C-E.  Musical inversions once more returns us to C-E-G. They look and even sound different.  But they are still the same basic 3 tones.

Image result for Wikicommons illustration of the C major triad with inversions on the piano keyboard
The same C major triad in different inversions
Musical Inversions Parallel a Property called Duality Possessed by the Platonic Solids
The Circle of Fifths Fits the properties of the 5 Platonic Solids Like a hand fits a glove.

Now for the parallel property with the regular polyhedrons. First, we must look at a chart that defines their topological features. Note the octahedron-cube pair. The octahedron has 8 faces. The cube has 8 vertices. The octahedron has 6 vertices. The cube has 6 faces. Like musical inversion, the order changes from one to the next. We could also say the 2 geometrical figures are related like a musical inversion of the “C” triad.

Look at the next pair: The icosahedron has 20 faces. The dodecahedron has 12 faces. Next: The icosahedron has 12 vertices. The dodecahedron has 20 vertices.  Again we have a parallel to musical inversion. They may seem or look different. However, they simply re-arrange their topology but the same numbers.

The octahedron can be drawn inside the cube with vertices centered on each face of the cube (picture below). The same applies to the pair of the pair of the icosahedron and dodecahedron (picture below). Again, they are as closely related as inversions of the basic musical triad.

The grandest parallel between our music and the Platonic solids is found between the dodecahedron and our circle of fifths. Our circle of fifths has 12 basic key signatures (not counting enharmonic keys). Each one is located the distance of a musical fifth from the last one. The dodecahedron has 12 faces of pentagons (5 faces). You can superimpose the basic outline of the circle of fifths on a dodecahedron. Conclusion: over 2,500 years ago ancient civilizations thought of architecture as frozen music. Indeed, music and these 5 geometrical solids have strong parallels. To acquire the ability to gain such insights, I suggest musical instruction for our children. Plato said music should be mandatory study until the age of 30.

Cartesian coordinates
FigureTetrahedronOctahedronCubeIcosahedronDodecahedron
Faces4862012
Vertices46 (2 × 3)812 (4 × 3)20 (8 + 4 × 3)
Orientation
set
121212
Coordinates(1, 1, 1)
(1, −1, −1)
(−1, 1, −1)
(−1, −1, 1)
(−1, −1, −1)
(−1, 1, 1)
(1, −1, 1)
(1, 1, −1)
(±1, 0, 0)
(0, ±1, 0)
(0, 0, ±1)
(±1, ±1, ±1)(0, ±1, ±φ)
(±1, ±φ, 0)
φ, 0, ±1)
(0, ±φ, ±1)
φ, ±1, 0)
(±1, 0, ±φ)
(±1, ±1, ±1)
(0, ±1/φ, ±φ)
1/φ, ±φ, 0)
φ, 0, ±1/φ)
(±1, ±1, ±1)
(0, ±φ, ±1/φ)
φ, ±1/φ, 0)
1/φ, 0, ±φ)
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Wind Song Players in Concert under Maestro Edmond Demattia

Wind Song Players in Concert under Maestro Edmond Demattia. Ed is the founder and conductor of a new musical group. They are called the Wind Song Players. The trio consists of:

  • Ed Demattia on the oboe.
  • David Ohrenstein on the piano.
  • Sharon Ohrenstein, vocals.

They are offering a free concert. It is on April 23, Sunday at 3:oo pm. Location is the Fountains of Hope. It is at 1560 Jesus Way in Sarasota, Florida.  This is behind the Church of Hope in a new facility. The concert is free. All are welcome. Call 941-316-6487 for more information.

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So, firstly, who is Ed Demattia? A Founder and President of the National Concert Band Association.

  • The idea for a “national concert band” began in 1973 with discussions among retired and former members of the four major military service bands in the Washington, DC area. The organization’s two main purposes were to provide a way for area military musicians to continue to play after retirement, and to preserve the  concert band tradition of music in the United States, so prominent in the first half of the twentieth century.It was during conductor DeMattia’s tenure the Band participated in making the epic series of historic recordings of “The Heritage of the March,” produced by Robert Hoe of Poughkeepsie, NY.
  • The first conductor chosen was Edmund DeMattia, formerly principal oboist with the United States Navy Band. He was one of the founding members of the American Concert Band Association (ACB) and the National Concert Band became a member of this professional organization.
  • Ed Demattia, founder of the Wind Song Players was 1st oboist with the United States Navy band
    Our oboist, Ed Demattia, was also the 1st oboist with the United States Navy band.

     

     

     

 

 

 

 

 

The concert will be both enjoyable and popular. Selections will include a medley of classic melodies from Lerner and Lowe musicals. With David and Ed, Sharon will premier a new psalm that she arranged just for the group. It is called Sing Unto God. The main  theme uses the haunting Brahms melody from the 1st movement of his 1st symphony. She will also sing Memory from the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical, Cats. David will play a solo waltz by Chopin. Ed will play oboe featuring the melodic To a Wild Rose by Edward MacDowell. His classical selections will include a Concerto by Corelli arranged for Oboe and Piano. I call oboe Ed, The Master. There is no musical limit to what can can learn from this wonderful man. Yes, the best things in life are free. Call today for a reservation.