How do composers have fun writing for a symphony? On this episode of Wind & Rhythm, we take a look at different scherzos with music by Jack Stamp, James Curnow, Philip Sparke, and Gustav Holst, among others, right here at the gathering place for people who love band music.
Manhattan - II. Sunday Scherzo Philip Sparke Deutsche Bläserphilharmonie, Walter Ratzek 1st Flute Quartet, Op. 26 - II. Scherzo Franco Cesarini Civica Filarmonica De Lugano Chamber Winds,
Scherzo: "Fanfare for the Italian Crown" Gioacchino Rossini University of North Texas Wind Symphony,
Eugene Migliaro Corporon King Arthur Suite - II. Scherzo: Doom, Wild Dance Benjamin Britten University of Nevada Las Vegas Wind Orchestra,
Thomas Leslie Scherzo Andrew Boysen University of St. Thomas Symphonic Wind Ensemble,
Matthew George Symphony No. 1 "In Memoriam of David Diamond" II. Scherzo "Dance of the Hippos" Jack Stamp University of North Texas Wind Symphony,
Eugene Migliaro Corporon Keystone Wind Ensemble, Jack Stamp Scherzo James Curnow Soli Brass Band, Jan de Haan Cane River Murals - II. Wash Day (Scherzo) Martin Ellerby Showa Wind Symphony, Eugene Migliaro Corporon Symphony No. 6, Op. 122 "Concise" - III. Scherzo Salvador Brotons Banda Municipal De Barcelona, Salvador Brotons A Moorside Suite - I. Scherzo Gustav Holst Dallas Wind Symphony, Howard Dunn Scherzo, Cat & Mouse Robert Spittal University of North Texas Wind Symphony,
Eugene Migliaro Corporon Symphony No. 4 - Scherzo Peter Tchaikovsky O-Zone Percussion Group, Dr. Gary J. Olmstead Symphony No. 10 - Scherzo Dimitri Schostakovich Whitburn Band
On this episode of Wind & Rhythm, we pay tribute to composers, conductors, and other musicians who have passed away this last year including Sammy Nestico, Chick Corea, and Stephen Sondheim. Join us right here, at the gathering place for people who love band music.
The Silver Quill Sammy Nestico Luftforsvarets Musikkorps: Royal Norwegian Air Force Band, Ole Edvard Antonsen Cell Talk Sammy Nestico SWR Big Band, Sammy Nestico Three Facets of Friendship -
I. First Affections; II. Being Apart; III. Reunion Robert Wykes The Silverwind Duo Quintett - I. Allegro Allan Stephenson Geneva Brass Quintet
Questo fauno (Excerpts) -
Tutti. Scrigno [arr. for percussion] Sylvano Bussotti Jonathan Faralli Zorba the Greek Mikis Theodorakis Philharmonic Wind Orchestra, Marc Reift Aufwärts! Ernst Lüthold & Paul W. Whear Schweizer Armeespiel, Josef Gnos Straight Up James Primosch PRISM Quartet Hockey Night In Canada: Theme Dolores Claman Caliban Quartet Workers Union Louis Andriessen US Air Force Band of the Golden West Irish Tune from County Derry Percy Grainger Michigan State University Wind Symphony,
Kenneth G. Bloomquist Chick Corea Olé ! Chick Corea Harmonie De Charlesbourg, François Dorion Comedy Tonight Stephen Sondheim Cory Band, Robert Childs Send in the Clowns Stephen Sondheim Harmonie L'Union Heythuysen, Maurice Daemen
On this episode of Wind & Rhythm, we sound in the new year with works “At Morning’s First Light” by David Gillingham and “Overture to a New Millennium” by Ed Huckeby, right here, at the gathering place for people who love band music.
Overture to a New Millennium Ed Huckeby The Washington Winds, Edward Petersen At Morning's First Light David Gillingham University of Texas at El Paso Symphonic Winds,
Ron Hufstader New Millennium, Different Worlds, New Beginnings Roger Cichy North Central Winds, Dr. Adam Brennan New Century Dawn David Gillingham University of Georgia Wind Symphony, H. Dwight Satterwhite & John N. Culvahouse The Sun Will Rise Again Philip Sparke The Concert Band of the German Armed Forces,
Walter Ratzek Morning Dance Sergei Prokofiev Empire Brass The Day After Tomorrow Harald Kloser, arr. Frank Bernaerts Brass Band Willebroek, Frans Violet
Symphony No. 53, "Star Dawn"
I. Maestoso sostenuto
II. Moderato sostenuto con molta espressione Alan Hovhaness Ohio State University Concert Band, Keith Brion
What is your favorite way to enjoy the holidays? On this episode of Wind & Rhythm we’ll help you revel in the season with songs like “Fantasia on Greensleeves” by Ralph Vaughn Williams, and “The Spirit of Christmas” by Ed Huckaby, right here, at the gathering place for people who love band music.
The Spirit of Christmas Ed Huckeby The Washington Winds, Edward Petersen Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming traditional, arr. Chip Davis US Air Force Band, Alan Bonner Walking in the Air Howard Blake, arr. Richard Phillips Black Dyke Band
White Christmas from "Holiday Inn" Irving Berlin, arr. Mark Freeh Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Major Peter Parkes
Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht Franz Gruber Angela Jones-Reus, alto flute Polish Christmas Music Johan de Meij Harmonie de Charlesbourg, François Dorion Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Eric Leidzen US Navy Band, Captain George N. Thompson,
MU1 Michael H. Belinkie, vocals Carol of the Bells Mikola Dmitrovich Leontovich, arr. K. O'Neill Tennessee Tech University Tuba Ensemble,
R. Winston Morris Christmas Time is Here Vince Guaraldi Imani Winds O Sanctissima traditional, arr. Anderson College of New Jersey Wind Ensemble,
William H. Silvester Fantasia on "Greensleeves" Ralph Vaughan Williams US Air Force Heritage Band of America,
Major Douglas Monroe The Christmas Song Mel Torme & Bob Wells, arr. Craig Biondi Dallas Wind Symphony, Jerry Junkin
Which is the “funnest” Christmas carol? On this episode of Wind & Rhythm we bring you fun and funny arrangements of familiar carols like “I Got Rhythm for Christmas” arranged by Julie Giroux, and “Motown Jingle Bells” arranged by Sam Pilafian. Join us for some fun, here, at the gathering place for people who love band music.
Joy to the World George Frideric Handel, arr. R. Martino University of Kentucky SaxCats Grand Angelic March Henry Smart, arr. Eric Robertson Canadian Brass & Eric Robertson, organ Bring a Torch Jeannette Isabella traditional French Imani Winds Drummer Boy Charlie Vince Guaraldi & Katherine Kennicott Davis;
arr. Julie Giroux University of North Texas Symphonic Band, Dennis Fisher
Hark! The Herald Trumpets Sing /
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Felix Mendelssohn, arr. Chip Davis US Air Force Band, Alan Bonner Motown Jingle Bells James Lord Pierpont, arr. Sam Pilafian Fountain City Brass Band, Joseph Parisi Good King Wenceslas traditional Boston Brass and the Brass All-Stars Big Band Christmas Bolero Montclair Citadel Band & Salvation Army, Charles Baker God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen arr. G. Slechta University of Texas Trombone Choir, Nathaniel Brickens I Got Rhythm for Christmas arr. Julie Giroux University of Texas at El Paso Wind Symphony,
Ron Hufstader Comin' To Town J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie / arr. Freeh Brass Band of Battle Creek, Frank Renton Three Kings Swing Georges Bizet, arr. William Himes Brass Band of Columbus, Dr. Paul Droste We Wish You a Merry Christmas traditional, arr. Thomas G. Parriott Mainstreet Brass Silent Night Franz Gruber Imani Winds
Do you have a favorite Christmas band composition? On this holiday episode of Wind & Rhythm, we discover music composed for, or arranged for, band. We’ll hear Gustav Holst's “In the Bleak Midwinter”, Alfred Reed’s “Russian Christmas Music”, and more, all right here at the gathering place for people who love band music.
Joyeux Noël Alfred Reed The Eastern Wind Symphony, William H. Silvester The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol Percy Grainger University of Florida Clarinet Ensemble, John Watkins
Santa Claus-trophobia Sandy Smith Fountain City Brass Band, Joseph Parisi In the Bleak Midwinter Gustav Holst, arr. Robert W. Smith Emory University Symphonic Winds, Scott A. Stewart The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor,
"L'Inverno" (Winter)- I. Allegro non molto Antonio Vivaldi, arr. Julie Giroux University of North Texas Symphonic Band, Dennis Fisher Christmas Time Jan Van Der Roost Harmonie de Charlesbourg, François Dorion Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson US Coast Guard Band, Commander W. Kenneth Megan Little Drummer Boy/Pat-A-Pan Katherine K. Davis/ trad., arr. Bud Udell US Air Force Heritage of America Band Heritage Brass, Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Monroe O Magnum Mysterium Morten Lauridsen US Coast Guard Band, Commander W. Kenneth Megan Russian Christmas Music Alfred Reed Dallas Wind Symphony, Jerry Junkin
How do you feel about Art Nouveau and 19th Century steam-powered technology? On this episode of Wind & Rhythm we take a look at Steampunk, with Erika Svanoe’s “Steampunk Suite” and Philip Sparke's “Three Extraordinary Journeys”. Join us here at the gathering place for people who love band music.
Extraordinary Machines of Clockwork and Steam Scott Watson Central Junior High School Symphonic Band,
In League with Extraordinary Gentlemen
Concerto for Euphonium I. The Time Traveller II. The Final Problem III. The Great Race Peter Graham Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band, Kazuhiko Komatsu
Three Extraordinary Journeys I. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea II. Five Weeks in a Balloon III. Around the World in 80 Days Philip Sparke The GUS Band, David Stowell
Steampunk Suite I. Charlie and the Mechanical Man Marching Band II. The Strange Case of Doctor Curie and Madam Hyde III. Bartie Wells Attends Mr. Verne's
Lecture on Flying Machine IV. Barnum & Tesla's Tandem Bicycle Erika Svanoe Showa Wind Symphony, Eugene Corporon
What have you appreciated this year? On this episode of Wind & Rhythm, we listen to the very beautiful Autumn in New York by Vernon Duke and we even have an appearance of one of the very first Thanksgiving Day songs, Jingle Bells. Join us here, at the gathering place for people who love band music.
Symphony of Praise - III. Hymn of Thanksgiving Ted Huggens (aka Henk van Lijnschooten) Johan Willem Friso, Alex Schillings Golden Light: A Celebration Piece David Maslanka University of Utah Wind Symphony, Scott A. Hagen
Brass Calendar - XI. November: Thanksgiving Peter Schickele The Chestnut Brass Quintet Autumn in New York Vernon Duke Tubas Unlimited, R. Winston Morris Fiesta de la Vida - A Celebration of Life Philip Sparke The XBY Concert Band, Dennis Mycroft Symphony of Thanksgiving Dean Goffin Amsterdam Staff Band & Brandband
Pro Rege Heerenveen, Olaf J.Ritman Hope Variations Brian Bowen New York Staff Band We Gather Together Kremser & Peter Tiefenbach Canadian Brass Jingle Bells James Pierpont US Coast Guard Band, Commander W. Kenneth Megan
What is your favorite band piece? On this episode of Wind & Rhythm we play music selected by you! We’ll hear “Soundings” by Cindy McTee as she explores different types of sounds in different kinds of music, “Elegy” by John Barnes Chance, and more, right here at the gathering place for people who love band music.
I. Fanfare, II. Gizmo, III. Waves, IV. Transmission Cindy McTee University of North Texas Wind Symphony,
Eugene Migliaro Corporon Elegy John Barnes Chance Illinois State University Wind Symphony,
Stephen Steele "Jupiter" from The Planets Gustav Holst Black Dyke Band, Nicholas Childs Ecstatic Waters Steven Bryant University of Texas at Austin, Jerry Junkin
On this episode of Wind & Rhythm we celebrate Native American Heritage Month with songs pertaining to Native American culture and events, and also songs written by Native American composers. We’ll travel from the far north with Michael Colgrass to the American southwest with Joseph Spaniola. We’ll hear traditional flute music with Robert Tree Cody and a trumpet concerto written by Thomas Sleeper.
Obsidian and Ironwood Robert Tree Cody & Will Clipman Arctic Dreams: Inuit Landscape (1991) Michael Colgrass University of North Texas Wind Symphony,
Eugene Migliaro Corporon Something Pearl Brent Michael Davids Zeitgeist The Navajo Code Talkers Joseph Spaniola US Air Force Academy Band,
Lieutenant Colonel Philip C. Chevallard Trail of Tears James Barnes University of Texas at El Paso Symphonic Winds,
Shadowcatcher IV. Dancing to Restore an Eclipsed Moon Eric Ewazen Juilliard Wind Ensemble & The American Brass Quintet,
Trumpet Concerto I. Allegro Agitato, "Falling Angels" II. Andante Espressivo, "The River Lethe" III. Vivace, "Chthonic Dance" Thomas Sleeper Frost Wind Ensemble at the University of Miami Craig Morris, trumpet; Gary Green, conductor
On this episode of Wind & Rhythm, we invite you to join us for a salute to our veterans. We’ll hear “In a Cause Called ‘Glorious’” by Steven Melillo, “A Hymn for the Lost and the Living” by Eric Ewazen, and music from “Saving Private Ryan” by John Williams, all right here, at the gathering place for people who love band music.
Hail to the Spirit of Liberty John Philip Sousa US Coast Guard Band, Commander Lewis J. Buckley America the Brave Stephen Melillo US Army Continental Band That Others May Live Jeremy Martin US Air Force Band of the Golden West Armed Forces Salute arr. Richard Hayman Allentown Band, Ronald Demkee When Honor Whispers and Shouts Francis McBeth US Marine Band Some Give All David Holsinger Mansfield University Concert Band, Adam F. Brennan Music from "Saving Private Ryan" - Hymn to the Fallen John Williams Black Dyke Band, Nicholas Childs In A Cause Called "Glorious" Stephen Melillo US Military Academy Band at West Point,
Captain Tod Addison
What do you like to read besides music? On this episode of Wind & Rhythm, we listen to songs inspired by books, from "Tom Sawyer" courtesy of Franco Cesarini, to selections from "Jurassic Park" by John Williams, all right here at the gathering place for people who love band music.
Drummer Hoff Doug Besterman US Military Academy Band, West Point, Lieutenant Colonel Timothy J. Holtan
Remember the Molecules Michael Markowski Brooklyn Wind Symphony, Jeff W. Bell
Tom Sawyer Suite - I. Tom Sawyer - II. Huckleberry Finn (Ring, Ring de Banjo) - III. Becky Thatcher - V. Happy Ending Franco Cesarini Civica Filarmonica Di Lugano, Franco Cesarini
The Wind in the Willows - I. The River - II. Ratty and Mole - III. Mister Toad - IV. The Return of Ulysses Johan de Meij The Danish Concert Band, Jorgen Jensen
Medley from "Jurassic Park" John Williams Göteborg Wind Orchestra, Alexander Hanson
On this episode of Wind & Rhythm we feature the rondo form; song structure where an opening theme is repeated throughout. We’ll hear Rondo alla Turca by Mozart and the rondo from Little Suite No. 1 by Sir Malcolm Arnold. Join us at the gathering place for people who love band music.
Rondo from "Danserye" Tielman Susato Empire Brass Emerald Suite - I. Rondo Dwayne Milburn University of North Texas Wind Symphony,
Eugene Migliaro Corporon Third Suite - III. Rondo Robert Jager University of Texas at El Paso Symphonic Winds,
Rondo Claud T. Smith Rigid Containers Group Brass Band, Robert Watson
Prelude and Rondo David R. Holsinger University of North Texas Symphonic Band, Dennis Fisher Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds & Percussion
- IV. Rondo Mucho Grando Peter Schickele as "PDQ Bach" National Symphonic Winds as
"Turtle Mountain Naval Base Tactical Wind Ensemble",
Lowell Graham Trumpet Concerto in E Flat - III. Rondo Johann Nepomuk Hummel University of Texas Wind Ensemble, Jerry Junkin Adagio and Rondo Aldo Rafael Forte Symphonia, R. Winston Morris Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Orchestra
- III. Rondo Alla Marcia Ingolf Dahl The US Coast Guard Band, Kenneth W. Megan Rondo alla turca Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Grimethorpe Colliery RJB Band Music for Battle Creek - III. Rondo Finale Philip Sparke Brass Band of Battle Creek, Sarah Loannides Little Suite No. 1 for Brass Band
- Rondo - Allegro vivace - Presto Sir Malcolm Arnold Grimethorpe Colliery Band
On this episode of Wind & Rhythm, we pay tribute to a very special musician, conductor, educator, and bandsman, Kenneth Bloomquist. We’ll hear him conduct music like Percy Granger’s “Shepherd's Hey”, David Maslanka's “Morning Star", and Ernesto Lecuona's “Malagueña”, all right here at the gathering place for people who love band music.
Kenneth G. Bloomquist, conductor
Pas Redoublé Camille Saint-Saëns Michigan State University Wind Symphony Malagueña Ernesto Lecuona Brass Band of Battle Creek A Sweet Shepherdess Goff Richards Brass Band of Battle Creek Morning Star David Maslanka Musashino Academia Musicae Wind Ensemble Sing, Sing, Sing! Louis Prima Brass Band of Battle Creek Pastime Jack Stamp Musashino Academia Musicae Wind Ensemble Shepherd's Hey Percy Grainger Michigan State University Wind Symphony Abram's Pursuit David Holsinger Musashino Academia Musicae Wind Ensemble La Virgen de la Macarena Bernardino Bautista Monterde Brass Band of Battle Creek, soloist Vince DiMartino Fantasy on MSU Songs James Curnow Michigan State University Wind Symphony
So, how do you get a hold of a baritone player for a gig? Euphonium, of course. On this episode of Wind & Rhythm we feature the beautiful sound of the euphonium with songs like La Paix by Charles Koechlin and “In Memoriam” Sept 11, 2001” by Duncan Macmillian, right here at the gathering place for people who love band music.
Fantasy Variations for Euphonium and Band Yasuhide Ito Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, Douglas Bostock Nokishita Lamp - I. Memories; II. Warmth Masanori Kato Ayaka Sato & Hatsumi Shimizu Moto perpetuo Niccolò Paganini David Childs, soloist,
with Cory Band, Robert Childs The Hot Canary Paul Nero David Childs, soloist,
with Cory Band, Robert Childs Vintage for Euphonium and Band David Gillingham Steven Mead, soloist,
with Northshore Concert Band, John Lynch La Paix Charles Koechlin Jeremy Crawford, tuba;
Demondrae Thurman, euphonium;
Kevin Chance, piano The Prayer Carole Bayer Sager & David Foster Symbiosisduo
(Gail Robertson, euphonium;
Stacy Baker, tuba; Alex Thio, piano) "In Memoriam" September 11, 2001 Duncan J. MacMillan Euphoniums Unlimited, R. Winston Morris
On this episode of Wind & Rhythm we play Johan de Meij’s "African Harmony" featuring a collection of African folk songs, and Robert Washburn’s "Kilimanjaro", which is as majestic and intriguing as the mountain itself; all right here at the gathering place for people who love band music.
Africa: Ceremony, Song, and Ritual Robert Smith Harmonie de Charlesbourg, François Dorion Jungle Fantasy anonymous, arr. Naohiro Iwai Harmonie de Charlesbourg, François Dorion Soundtrack Highlights from Lion King
("Circle of Life", "Can You Feel the Love Tonight",
"Hakuna Matata", "This Land") Elton John & Hanz Zimmer, arr. Alan Fernie Black Dyke Band, Nicholas J. Childs Kilimanjaro Robert Washburn Keystone Wind Ensemble, Jack Stamp A Butterfly Coughs in Africa Paul Richards University of Florida Clarinet Ensemble, Mitchell Estrin Out of Africa John Barry Philharmonic Wind Orchestra, Marc Reift African Harmony (Songs from Mama Africa) Johan de Meij Auburn University Wind Ensemble, Johan de Meij
On this episode of Wind & Rhythm, we head west as we listen to Elmer Bernstein’s theme for the Magnificent Seven and also to the Grand Canyon Suite by Ferde Grofe. It’s an expansive breathtaking piece of music fit for a show about the West, and you can hear it right here, at the gathering place for people who love band music.
St. Louis Blues W.C. Handy St. Louis Brass Quintet Home on the Range Brewster M. Higley & Daniel E. Kelley, arr. Erik Leidzen Amsterdam Staff Band of the Salvation Army,
Symphonic Dances - IV. Square Dance Clifton Williams US Air Force Band of Mid America "Buckaroo Holiday" from Rodeo Aaron Copland Empire Brass "Saturday Night Waltz" from Rodeo Aaron Copland Empire Brass "Hoedown" from Rodeo Aaron Copland German Brass Grand Canyon Fanfare James Newton Howard Baylor University Wind Ensemble, Eric Wilson The Cowboys John Williams University of Nevada, Las Vegas Wind Orchestra,
Thomas Leslie The Magnificent Seven Elmer Bernstein Philharmonic Wind Orchestra, Marc Reift Wild West! - The Best of Ennio Morricone Ennio Morricone Black Dyke Band, Nicholas J. Childs
On this episode of Wind & Rhythm, we feature songs selected by you, our listeners. For example, Frank Ticheli’s “Vesuvius", written in 1999, depicts a bacchanalia before the volcanic eruption that destroyed the city of Pompeii. Listen to it right here, at the gathering place for people who love band music.
Pacific Celebration Suite
I. Parade, II. Prayer, III. Pageant Roger Nixon Rutgers University Wind Ensemble, William Berz
Glorifico Aeternum Dean Jones International Staff Band
Overtura Ed Huckeby Washington Winds, Edward Petersen
A Walk Through Jurassic Park
I. DNA and the DINO
II. Children and Chthonian Chase
III. Passing the PARADIGM Stephen Melillo Northern Illinois University Wind Ensemble,
Steven E. Squires
Vesuvius Frank Ticheli University of North Texas Wind Symphony,
Eugene Migliaro Corporon