There have been giants in the wind band community. Examples include composers Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, Gordon Jacob, and Alfred Reed, and all wrote for string ensembles too. But on Wind & Rhythm our focus is on music expressed by the very air we breathe. So on this episode we’re not going to play transcriptions, but rather music written specifically for winds. These are works considered cornerstones of our library. They were written by the giants. So much so that we’ve named our episode "On the Shoulders of Giants".
Samuel Barber US Air Force Heritage of America Band,
Major Larry H. Lang Emblems Aaron Copland Northwestern Symphonic Wind Ensemble,
Mallory Thompson An Original Suite Gordon Jacob North Texas Wind Symphony,
Eugene Migliaro Corporon Suite Francaise Darius Milhaud US Army Field Band,
Colonel Jack H. Grogan Armenian Dances - Set I
Alfred Reed University of Illinois Symphonic Band,