How will you be commemorating the Super Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse on January 20th? This week on Wind & Rhythm, we’re celebrating all things celestial with a look at Gustav Holst’s famous work, “The Planets”.
The Planets: Mars - The Bringer of War Venus - The Bringer of Peace Mercury - The Winged Messenger Jupiter - The Bringer of Jollity Saturn - The Bringer of Old Age Uranus - The Magician Neptune - The Mystic
Gustav Holst; trans. Merlin Patterson
University of Houston Wind Ensemble, Eddie Green
The Dwarf Planets: Mvt II - Pluto
Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble,
Lock and load! So much music, like literature, is about conflict and resolution. This week we take a wind band tour of the extremes of war and peace, with music about vikings, epic war battles, and the post-apocalyptic wasteland.
The Vikings Arthur Wills Dallas Wind Symphony, Frederick Fennell A Civil War Saga Charles L. Booker, Jr. River Valley Community Band, Charles L. Booker, Jr. Images for Brass Stephen Bulla Williams Fairey Band, Philip McCann 1812 Overture, Op. 49 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Black Dyke Band, Nicholas Childs Ecstatic Fanfare Steven Bryant US Air Force Band, Colonel Larry Lang No Man's Land Julie Giroux University of North Texas Symphonic Band, Dennis Fisher Hymn for World Peace David Maslanka Utah Wind Symphony, Scott A. Hagan
Happy New Year! What are your dreams for this upcoming year and what do you hope it brings? This week on Wind & Rhythm, we take a look at new beginnings and fresh starts
Fanfare For A New Era Jack Stamp US Air Force Band, Lowell Graham Celebration for a New Era Douglas A. Richard US Military Academy Band at West Point Colors of a New Day Aaron Meacham University of North Texas Symphonic Band, Dennis Fisher Aurora Awakes John Mackey DePauw University Band, Craig Paré Symphony No 2: “Genesis" David R. Gillingham University of North Texas Symphonic Band, Dennis Fisher The Second Dawning James L. Hosay US Army Concert Band, Colonel Thomas H. Palmatier
How are you planning to end the year? This week on Wind & Rhythm, we are closing out 2018 with wind band music about finales, endings, and big finishes.
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness Malcolm Arnold Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band, Akiyama Kazuyoshi Finish Line Cindy McTee University of North Texas Wind Symphony,
Reunion and Finale Randy Edelman Atlantic Brass Band, Salvatore Scarpa Homage: Three Tapestries: Mvt III - Tapestry Three David Holsinger Rutgers Wind Ensemble, William Berz Requiem David Maslanka Utah Wind Symphony, Scott A. Hagen Playing with Fire: Mvt III - Polyphonies and Riffs Frank Ticheli Dallas Wind Symphony, Jerry Junkin Auld Lang Syne traditional (lyrics Burns) US Marine Band Firebird Suite: Berceuse and Finale Igor Stravinsky; arr. Robert Longfield The Washington Winds, Edward Petersen
Wind & Rhythm this week celebrates the season with classic Christmas music. It’s the carols you love: old, new, and reimagined. We’ll listen to a wonderful arrangement of the Wexford carol, a medley of traditional carols rearranged to be in a minor key, a mash up of carols with Mozart, and more.
Trepak Tchaikovsky Chicago Brass Quintet Christmas with Mozart arr. Julie Giroux University of Texas at El Paso Wind Symphony,
Ron Hufstader Wexford Carol traditional Mainstreet Brass God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen arr. Rich Hirsch SaXmas
Bach's Bells arr. Christopher Coletti Canadian Brass Minor Alterations David Lovrien Dallas Wind Symphony, Jerry Junkin Do They Know It's Christmas? Bob Geldof and Midge Ure Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Major Peter Parkes Sing We Now of Christmas (Noel Nouvelet) traditional Galliard Brass Ensemble The Little Drummer Boy's Bolero Katherine Davis / Maurice Ravel; arr. Julie Giroux University of Texas at El Paso Wind Symphony,
Ron Hufstader Away in a Manger / It Came Upon a Midnight Clear /
O, Little Town of Bethlehem traditional Empire Brass What Child is That Playing Carol of the Bells? arr. Julie Giroux University of Texas at El Paso Wind Symphony, Ron Hufstader O Come, O Come Emanuel traditional Empire Brass Bugler's Holiday Leroy Anderson Royal Swedish Army Conscript Band, Mats Janhagen Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Hugh Martin / Ralph Blane Imani Winds Hallelujah from The Messiah George Frederick Handel; arr. William Gordon Salvation Army Staff Bands, William Gordon
What is your favorite movie or TV special during the holidays? Chances are there’s probably a favorite song that goes along with it. This week, we’ll hear seasonal Hollywood classics from TV and the silver screen. We’ll meet Rudolph and Frosty of course, and even pay a visit to Jack Skellington and the Grinch. We’ll try to keep the Chipmunks separated from the Peanuts as we watch the little drummer boy lead a parade of toys down 34th Street. So, let it snow, we have all our favorite things right here.
Christmas Toons arr. Julie Giroux University of North Texas Symphonic Band, Dennis Fisher My Favorite Things Richard Rogers Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble, R. Winston Morris Let It Snow Jule Styne Imani Winds
Silent Night in Gotham Franz Gruber; arr. Julie Giroux University of Texas at El Paso Wind Symphony,
Ron Hufstader March of the Toys Victor Herbert; arr. Herbert Clark Harmonie de Charlesbourg, François Dorion What's This? Danny Elfman Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble, R. Winston Morris Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Johnny Marks, arr. Chris Sharp Brass Band of Battle Creek, Frank Renton The Chipmunk Song Ross Bagdasarian Sr. The USAF Heritage of America Band, Douglas Monroe Frosty the Snowman Rollins Nelson, arr. Smith Brass Band of Battle Creek, Frank Renton The Little Drummer Boy Katherine K. Davis Fountain City Brass Band, Joseph Parisi Christmas Time is Here Vince Guaraldi, arr. Brandon Ridenour Canadian Brass You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch Albert Hague, arr. Brandon Ridenour Canadian Brass Miracle on 34th Street Bruce Broughton US Coast Guard Band, Kenneth W. Megan
What is your favorite way to bring in the holidays? Is it with decorations? Food? Or maybe music? This week on Wind & Rhythm, we take a wind band look at how different areas of the world usher in the holiday season.
The Festival of Hanukkah traditional Washington Winds, Edward Petersen O Hanukkah traditional The USAF Heritage Brass, Douglas Monroe Ukrainian Bell Carol Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych, arr. Philip Sparke Harmonie de Charlesbourg, François Dorion
Variations on a German Carol (Stille, Stille, Stille) arr. James Curnow Brass Band of Columbus, Paul Droste
One Torch, Two Women, and Three Ships Julie Giroux University of North Texas Symphonic Band, Dennis Fisher Feliz Navidad José Feliciano The USAF Heritage Brass, Douglas Monroe Motown Jingle Bells James Pierpont, arr. Sam Pilafian Boston Brass and the Brass All-Stars Big Band Jingle Bells Around the World James Pierpont Washington Winds, Edward Petersen Brazilian Sleigh Bells Percy Faith Northshore Concert Band, John Paynter Peter Patapan arr. Julie Giroux University of Texas at El Pass Wind Symphony,
Ron Hufstader Greensleeves arr. JD Shaw Boston Brass and the Brass All-Stars Big Band Russian Christmas Music Alfred Reed Northshore Concert Band, John Paynter
Ever have a song get stuck in your head? Some say the best way to get rid of it is to share songs as simple gifts with friends. Let's do just that, with some of our favorites, on this episode of Wind & Rhythm.
March of the Belgian Paratroopers Pierre Leemans United States Marine Band "Simple Gifts" from Four Shaker Songs arr. Frank Ticheli Michigan State University Wind Symphony,
John Whitwell "Jig" from St. Paul's Suite Gustav Holst, arr. Philip Sparke The Central Band of the Royal Air Force,
Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs
Selections from "The Wizard of Oz” Harold Arlen The Kalamazoo Concert Band, Richard Swinsick
"Simple Song" from Mass Leonard Bernstein Empire Brass "Raiders March" from Raiders of the Lost Ark John Williams US Coast Guard Band, Captain Kenneth W. Megan Csardas Fantasy Vittorio Monti Philharmonic Wind Orchestra, Marc Reift "Nimrod" from the Enigma Variations Edward Elgar Black Dyke Band, Nicholas Childs "Clutch Purse" from Opposable Thumbs Carolyn Bremer Monarch Brass, Apo Hsu The Grace of Being Julie Giroux North Texas Symphonic Band, Dennis Fisher Suite #1 in Eb: Mvt 1. Chaconne Gustav Holst Dallas Wind Symphony, Howard Dunn The Liberty Bell John Philip Sousa Japan Ground Self Defense Band, Colonel Akira Takeda
What’s the best way to enjoy a cold, frosty day? Listening to wind band music, of course, from a nice warm radio, and some hot cocoa. We’ll Slalom around Snow Caps in The Snowstorm to watch Evening Snow fall on The Frozen Cathedral, all portrayed by vigorous winds (and brass).
Suite from "The Snowstorm" Mvt 1: Troika Georgii Vasilyevich Sviridov US Air Force Band of the Rockies, Colonel H. Bruce Gilkes In the Bleak Midwinter Gustav Holst University of North Texas Wind Symphony,
Eugene Migliaro Corporon Kebek (Rhapsodie Boréale) - Mvt 2. Winter Jan Van der Roost Harmonie de Charlesbourg, François Dorion Snow Caps Richard Saucedo Midwest Wind Ensemble, Jodie Lin Slalom Carter Pann Showa Wind Symphony, Eugene Migliaro Corporon Winter Dances - Mvt 2. December Fergal Carroll Philharmonia à Vent, John Boyd Symphony No. IV: Bookmarks from Japan Mvt 5. Evening Snow at Kambara "Light is the Touch” Julie Giroux San Jose Wind Symphony, Edward C. Harris The Frozen Cathedral John Mackey University of North Texas Wind Symphony,
Eugene Migliaro Corporon
What reminds you of an Autumn day? The crispness in the air? The color changes in the leaves? Here are expressive songs of the season which explore how wind band composers invoke colors in melody and sound.
Fall River Overture Robert Sheldon Washington Winds, Edward Petersen Yosemite Autumn Mark Camphouse Illinois Honors Band, Eugene Corporon Kebek (Rhapsodie Boréale) - L'automne Dans la Forêt Jan Van Der Roost Harmonie de Charlesbourg, François Dorion Shenandoah Frank Ticheli Michigan State University Wind Symphony,
John Whitwell Autumn Dream Archibald Joyce Exemplanry Orchestra of Interior Forces of USSR,
Victor Makarov Autumn Leaves Joseph Kosma; arr. Richard Perry Symphonia, R. Winston Morris In These Last Days of Autumn Randall Standridge Kell High School Wind Ensemble, David Roth October Eric Whitacre Columbus State University Wind Ensemble,
In honor of the US midterm elections, we invited listeners to vote on what they wanted to hear on the broadcast. It turns out our listeners have amazing taste in band music. From all over the world they cast their favorites, and we have our winners for our first listeners’ choice program.
Procession of the Nobles Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Empire Brass Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes
of Carl Maria von Weber III. Andantino Paul Hindemith University of North Texas Wind Symphony,
Eugene Migliaro Corporon
My Brother's Brain III. The Hymn of Forgiving Carter Pann Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble,
Mallory Thompson Wedding Dance Jacques Press University of Arkansas Wind Symphony, W. Dale Warren Candide Overture Leonard Bernstein US Air Force Band, Arnold Gabriel Pictures at an Exhibition I. Promenade IV. Il Vecchio Castello (The Old Castle) XIII. Catacombe (Sepulcrum Romanum) XIV. Cum Mortuis in Lingua Mortua Modest Mussorgsky Philharmonia à Vent, John Boyd Sasparilla John Mackey University of North Texas Wind Symphony,
Eugene Migliaro Corporon The Stars and Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa US Marine Band, Lieutenant Colonel Jack Kline
Be honest, have you ever gotten chills just from hearing the wind howl? What about a wind band wail? This week on Wind & Rhythm, we’ve got a particularly spooky show with oodles of things that go bump in the night.
Ghost Train Triptych: I. The Ride Eric Whitacre Rutgers Wind Ensemble, William Berz The Cave You Fear Michael Markowski Brooklyn Wind Symphony, Jeff Ball
The Lord of the Rings, IV. Journey in the dark:
A. The Mines of Moria / B. The Bridge of Khazad-Dûm Johan de Meij Amsterdam Wind Orchestra, Arie Van Beek Graceful Ghost Rag William Bolcom North Texas Wind Symphony, Eugene Migliaro Corporon Les catacombes de Pompei Florence Collin Orchestre d'harmonie de la Charente Maritime Darklands Legends, III. The Queen's Masque Randall Standridge North Shore Wind Ensemble, Kevin Sedatole The Haunter of the Dark Franco Cesarini Johan Willem Friso Military Band Beetlejuice Danny Elfman Brass Band de Bazuin Oenkerk, Klaas van der Woude Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban John Williams Denver Brass Monsters Inc. Randy Newman Brass Band Willebroek
We are on a listening trip, East, around the world this episode of Wind & Rhythm. We’ll hear compositions “Libertango” by Piazzolla, “Pines of the Appian Way” by Respighi, “Theme from ‘Lawrence of Arabia’” by Jarre, “Dragon Rhyme” by Chen Yi, and more.
Danzon No. 2 Arturo Marquez; arr. O. Nickel UNLV Wind Orchestra, Thomas Leslie Libertango Astor Piazzolla Harmonie De Charlesbourg, François Dorion Africa: Ceremony, Song, and Ritual Robert Smith Harmonie De Charlesbourg, François Dorion Four Scottish Dances, Mvt. II Malcolm Arnold US Army Field Band, Finley Hamilton The Pines of the Appian Way Ottorino Respighi, arr. Snell Fountain City Brass Band, Joseph Parisi Theme from "Lawrence of Arabia” Maurice Jarre, arr. Reed US Air Force Band of Mid-America,
Captain Donald Schofield, Jr. Galop from "Moscow, Cheryomushki” Dmitri Shostakovich Oklahoma State Wind Ensemble, Joseph Missal Dragon Rhyme I. Mysteriously - Harmoniously II. Energetically Chen Yi Cal State University Fullerton Wind Symphony,
Mitchell Fennell A Quiet Journey Home Ayatey Shabazz The Washington Winds, Edward Petersen
This episode of Wind & Rhythm celebrates the 243rd birthday of the US Navy. On October 13, 1775 the US Navy was established and we commemorate the occasion with nautical-themed selections performed by the US Navy Band. From whales to victory at sea, fair winds and following seas, drink to the foam until we meet once more. Here’s wishing you a happy voyage home.
Over the Whale's Acre Andrew Skaggs, conducted by Captain Brian Walden Overture to "The Flying Dutchman” Richard Wagner, conducted by Captain Ralph Gambone Liberty Fanfare John Williams
conducted by Commander Ralph Gambone Blue Jackets on Parade Edwin Franko Goldman
conducted by Captain George Thompson Victory at Sea Richard Rodgers and Robert Russell Bennett Songs of Sailor and Sea Suite Robert W. Smith 1. Sea Chanty 2. Whale Song 3. Racing the Yankee Clipper Seawolf March John William Middendorf II, conducted by John Pastin Eternal Father, Strong to Save John Bacchus Dykes Seawolf March John William Middendorf II, conducted by John Pastin
This week on Wind & Rhythm we celebrate music by female wind band composers. We spotlight selections by Alex Shapiro, Shirley Mier, Valerie Coleman, Bjork, Carolyn Bremer, and more.
Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 1 Joan Tower St. Olaf Band, Timothy Mahr Maiden Voyage Shirley Mier University of North Texas Symphonic Band, Dennis Fisher Liquid Compass Alex Shapiro DePauw University Band, Craig Paré To Keep Thine Honor Bright Anne McGinty US Military Academy Band: West Point Terpsichorean Dances Jodie Blackshaw University of North Texas Symphonic Band, Dennis Fisher Mysterium Jennifer Higdon Emory Symphonic Winds, Scott A. Stewart Red Clay & Mississippi Delta Valerie Coleman Imani Winds Overture Björk studio ensemble, Vincent Mendoza Early Light Carolyn Bremer US Air Force Heritage of America Band, Major Larry Lang
What do you get when you cross classical music with jazz? This week on Wind & Rhythm, we feature music from the Third Stream, a hybrid of jazz and classical music
Three City Blocks Mvt I, Fervent and Resolute Mvt II, Tough, Driving Mvt III, With Relentless Energy John Harbison US Air Force Band, Alan Bonner Suite for Wind Quintet Mvt I, Prelude Mvt II, Blues Mvt III, Toccata Gunther Schuller US Army Field Band: The Pentagon Winds Dog Breath Variations Frank Zappa University of Calgary Wind Ensemble, Glen D. Price Piece of Mind, Mvt IV, Being Dana Wilson Cincinnati Wind Symphony, Eugene Corporon The Children’s Hour of Dream Charles Mingus ad hoc ensemble, Gunther Schuller Blue Shades Frank Ticheli North Texas Wind Symphony, Eugene Corporon
This week’s program features music and interview snippets from the man who has literally written the book(s) on wind band. As Conductor Emeritus of the New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Frank Batisti expanded the wind band front lines over his 61-year career. We’ll hear a playlist he chose especially for this program, along with him sharing interesting tidbits about this music.
Celebration Edward Gregson New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble Variations on a Shaker Melody Aaron Copland New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble Down a Country Lane Aaron Copland New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble Funeral Music for "Queen Mary" after Purcell Steven Stucky New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble The Winds of Nagual Michael Colgrass New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble Suite No. 1 in Eb; Mvt. II: Intermezzo Gustav Holst International Youth Wind Orchestra Suite No. 1 in Eb; Mvt. III: March Gustav Holst International Youth Wind Orchestra
Wind & Rhythm salutes the US Air Force bands. 2018 marks the 71st birthday of the US Air Force and we'll hear from a wide range of bands from across the country; some playing songs specially commissioned just for them. Join us as we musically fly off into the Wild Blue Yonder.
Those Magnificent Airmen and Their Flying Machines Ron Goodwin, arr. TSgt Larry MacTaggart US Air Force Band, Lowell Graham Liminal John Mackey US Air Force Band, Colonel Larry H. Lang
Prism Master Sergeant Steve Shafer US Air Force Band of the Rockies, Bruce Gilkes Beyond Wataru Hokoyama US Air Force Band of Liberty, Colonel Larry H. Lang joyRIDE Michael Markowski US Air Force Band, Colonel Larry H. Lang To the Edge of Space Patrick Sheridan and Sam Pilafian US Air Force Band of Mid-America, Captain Donald Schofield, Jr. A View from the Heavens from “Flight" Eric Ewazen US Air Force Band, Colonel Larry H. Lang Windsprints Richard L. Saucedo US Air Force Academy Band, Lieutenant Colonel Larry H. Lang The Air Force Hymn Henry Baker US Air Force Band of Liberty, Colonel Larry H. Lang Rolling Thunder Henry Fillmore US Air Force Band, Alan Bonner
If your idea of the perfect instrument involves a long tube with lots of keys, have we got a show for you. This week on Wind & Rhythm, we take a special look at the woodwind section. Flutes, Oboes, Clarinets, Bassoons, and Saxophones all share in the limelight.
Clarinet Candy Leroy Anderson US Air Force Band, Leroy Anderson Umoja Valerie Coleman Imani Winds Pavane Gabriel Fauré US Army Field Band: Chamber Winds Concerto for Clarinet Artie Shaw, ed. Tory Sherrod North Texas Wind Symphony, Eugene Migliaro Corporon Concerto Grosso for Saxophone Quartet & Band,
Mvt IV: Badinerie William Bolcom University of Michigan Symphony Band, Michael Haithcock Summer Music, for wind quintet, Op. 31,
Mvts: I, II, IV, V, IV Samuel Barber Myers, Robinson, Drucker, Le Clair, Baxtresser Alligator Alley Michael Daugherty North Texas Wind Symphony, Eugene Migliano Corporon Molly on the Shore Percy Grainger, ed. Larry Clark US Marine Band, Colonel Michael J. Colburn Tico Tico Zequinha Abreu Dallas Wind Symphony, Frederick Fennell
We start off our 11th season with a quick look back of our favorite selections over the past decade of Wind & Rhythm with a retrospective of the best of the best wind band music.
Second Suite in F Gustav Holst US Air Force Band, Lowell Graham I: "March" II: "Song Without Words" III: "Song of the Blacksmith" IV: "Fantasia on the ‘Dargason'"
Salvation is Created Pavel Tschesnokoff St. Olaf Band, Timothy Mahr Beachcomber Clive Richardson Dallas Wind Symphony, Frederick Fennell March of the Steel Men Charles Belsterling Dallas Wind Symphony, Frederick Fennell El Capitan John Philip Sousa University of Michigan Symphony Band, H Robert Reynolds Arrival Platform Humlet Percy Aldridge Grainger Oklahoma State University Wind Ensemble, Joseph Missal Lord of All Hopefulness Kenneth Downie Freckleton Band, Paul Dalton Chester William Schuman Cincinnati Wind Symphony, Eugene Corporon The Gail Dougie MacLean Fountain City Brass Band, Joseph Parisi Rest Frank Ticheli Ohio State Wind Symphony, Russel C. Mikkelson