Recent Repertoire

RECENT REPERTOIRE

 

Wind Ensemble concerts feature repertoire that includes masterworks for band from composers including Percy Grainger, Gustav Holst, Vincent Persichetti, and Vaclav Nelhybel, as well as recent compositions from today's leading composers such as Steven Bryant, Joel Puckett, David Maslanka, and John Mackey. Below is the repertoire from recent performances and including Wind Ensemble's 2017 MMEA Featured Performance:

   

Spring Concert – Wednesday, April 29, 2020
   

GAVORKNA FANFARE – Jack Stamp

MY EYES ARE FULL OF SHADOW – Joel Puckett

THE PLANETS, op. 32  Gustav Holst/trans. by Merlin Patterson

I. Mars, the Bringer of War
II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
III. Uranus, the Magician
IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity

    

    

Midwinter Concert – Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    

CANZONA – Peter Mennin

INTO THE SILENT LAND – Steve Danyew

GRAND CENTRAL STATION – Michael Torke

MANIFESTOS – Paul Dooley

    

    

Winter Concert – Monday, December 9, 2019
    

ALLELUIA! LAUDEMUS TE – Alfred Reed

A DREAM OF TREES – Aaron Perrine

MOLLY ON THE SHORE – Percy Aldridge Grainger

GIVE US THIS DAY– David Maslanka

       

       

Fall Concert – Wednesday, October 16, 2019
    

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS – Jess Langston Turner

ANGELS IN THE ARCHITECTURE – Frank Ticheli

CONCERTO FOR TRUMPET AND WIND ENSEMBLE – John Adler

****World Premiere****

MOTHERSHIP – Mason Bates

    

    

Spring Concert – Wednesday, May 1, 2019
   

MACHINE – Jennifer Higdon

DUSK – Steven Bryant

SYMPHONY NO. 8 – David Maslanka

I. Introduction and Fanfare
II. Aria
III. Interlude

    

    

Midwinter Concert – Wednesday, February 27, 2019
   

ASPHALT COCKTAIL – John Mackey

NOCTURNE – David Dzubay

LICHTWEG/LIGHTWAY – Jennifer Jolley

SYMPHONY IN B-FLAT – Paul Hindemith

I. Moderately Fast, with vigor
II. Andantino Grazioso
III. Fugue, Rather Broad

    

    

Winter Concert – Wednesday, December 5, 2018
   

A GLIMPSE OF THE ETERNAL – Aaron Perrine

OUT OF THE SHADOWS, LOVE SHINES – Joni Greene

MELODIOUS THUNK – David Biedenbender

GLORIOSA – Yasuhide Ito

I. Oratio
II. Cantus
III. Dies Festus

    

    

Fall Concert – Wednesday, October 17, 2018
   

MAGNOLIA STAR – Steve Danyew

COLONIAL SONG – Percy Aldridge Grainger/Edited by R. Mark Rodgers

SPARKLE – Shafer Mahoney

SYMPHONY FOR BAND, OP. 69, “SYMPHONY NO. 6” – Vincent Persichetti

I. Adagio – Allegro
II. Adagio sostenuto
III. Allegretto
IV. Vivace

   

   

Spring Concert – Wednesday, May 2, 2018
   

ALARM CALLS – Scott Lindroth

AFFIRMATION – Wayne Oquin

SYMPHONIC METAMORPHOSIS – Paul Hindemith/arr. Wilson

I. Allegro
II. Turandot, scherzo
III. Andantino
IV. Marsche 

   

   

Midwinter Concert – Wednesday, February 28, 2018
   

GAVORKNA FANFARE – Jack Stamp

REQUIEM – David Maslanka

BLISS – Michael Torke

FIRST SUITE IN E-FLAT – Gustav Holst

I. Chaconne
II. Intermezzo
III. March

   

   

Winter Concert – Wednesday, December 7, 2017
   

FOUR SCOTTISH DANCES – Malcolm Arnold/arr. Paynter

I. Pesante
II. Vivace
III. Allegretto
IV. Con Brio

BLACK DOG – Scott McAllister

Dr. Bruce Thornton, clarinet soloist

RIFTEN WED – Julie Giroux

TRAVELER – David Maslanka

   

   

Fall Concert – Wednesday, October 11, 2017
   

HOMAGE TO PEROTIN – Ron Nelson

TEMPERANCE – Aaron Perrine

ALBANIAN DANCE – Shelley Hanson

NEW ENGLAND TRIPTYCH – William Schuman

I. Be Glad Then, America
II. When Jesus Wept
III. Chester

   

   

Spring Concert –Wednesday, May 3, 2017
   

STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER – John Philip Sousa

LINCOLNSHIRE POSY – Percy Aldridge Grainger

I. Lisbon
II. Horkstow Grange
III. Rufford Park Poachers
IV. The brisk young Sailor
V. Lord Melbourne
VI. The Lost Lady found

SYMPHONY NO. 4 – David Maslanka

   

   

Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) Featured Performance – Friday, February 17, 2017
   

IN THIS BROAD EARTH – Steven Bryant

ONLY LIGHT – Aaron Perrine

LOLLAPALOOZA – John Adams/arr. Spinazzola

“THE GUM-SUCKERS” MARCH – Percy Aldridge Grainger

…AT TWILIGHT – Tyler S. Grant

PROFANATION, from “Jeremiah, Symphony No. 1” – Leonard Bernstein/arr. Bencriscutto