In the 17th and 18th century, starting in France and spreading across Europe, a style of music known as an "Air" became very popular. String Ensemble libraries are now full of them; Bach's "Air on a G String" for example.
In the world of Wind Bands, composers are able to extend the Air genre, utilizing a much larger palette of instrumental "colors" to create amazing scenic soundscapes. Here are just a few...
Music In The Air! Alfred Reed Eastern Wind Symphony, William Silvester Colonial Airs and Dances
Robert Jager University of Texas at El Paso Symphonic Winds,
Ron Hufstader The Lark in the Clear Air
arr. Gordon Langford Yorkshire Building Society Band, David King
Peter Roberts, Soprano Cornet Airs in the Mist from Minstrels of the Kells
Dan Welcher Oklahoma State Wind Ensemble, Joseph Missal Fantasia on British Airs
Alfonso Gibilaro, trans. Silvester The College of New Jersey Wind Ensemble,
William Silvester Courtly Airs and Dances
Ron Nelson DePauw University Band, Craig Paré