When Dr. William Wakefield walked onto the stage of his retirement concert as Director of Bands at the University of Oklahoma after 32 years of service, many of those who have had the honor of playing for him, studying with him, and collaborating with him were there to share in the magnificent moment. Wind & Rhythm had the privilege to capture his final triumphal concert so that wind band enthusiasts could enjoy his mastery for years to come.
We celebrate our Season 9 finale with Dr. Wakefield's concert finale, recorded here for your enjoyment.
University of Oklahoma Wind Symphony Dr. William Wakefield, conductor
Percy Grainger I. Lisbon
II. Horkstow Grange III. Rufford Park Poachers
IV. The Brisk Young Sailor
V. Lord Melbourne
VI. The Lost Lady Found
Symphony #4 David Maslanka
Irish Tune from County Derry Percy Grainger