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CONCERTO FOR PIANO AND WIND ORCHESTRA by Edwin Roxburgh (GB, 1937)

2021-09-19T10:46:15+02:00

#113– September 20, 2021 Concerto for Piano and Wind Orchestra EDWIN ROXBURGH (1937) https://soundcloud.com/user-642642570-907922214/sets/edwin-roxburgh Concerto for Piano and Wind Orchestra by British composer, conductor and oboist Edwin Roxburgh is our Composition of the Week. The concerto was premiered on March 30, 2017, in celebration of the 80th birthday of composer Edwin Roxburgh, by the Trinity Laban Wind Orchestra, with Karl Lutchmeyer on piano and Tim Reynish conducting. The piece has a duration of 24 minutes and it is set for: 2 (Picc).2.2(EbCl).BCl.2/4331.Euph/Timp.Perc(2) The performance material is on hire at United Music Publishing Limited. Edwin Roxburgh was born in Liverpool, England. After [...]

CONCERTO FOR PIANO AND WIND ORCHESTRA by Edwin Roxburgh (GB, 1937)2021-09-19T10:46:15+02:00

Jeju Composition Competition for Wind Ensemble

2021-09-19T21:59:42+02:00

The Jeju Composition Competition for Wind Ensemble (JCCWE) is an international event held annually by the Jeju International Wind Band Festival Organizing Committee to give recognition for wind ensemble. The first Competition is to be held from 1 May to 6 December 2021. It aims also promoting Jeju Island as the island of peace and culture and enhancing the national image of Korea. More information: Jeju Composition Competition for Wind Ensemble    

Jeju Composition Competition for Wind Ensemble2021-09-19T21:59:42+02:00

HOUR OF THE SOUL (Poem for Large Wind Orchestra and Mezzo Soprano) by Sofia Goubaïdoulina (Russia, 1931)

2021-09-13T00:22:32+02:00

#112– September 13, 2021 Hour of the Soul - Poem for Large Wind Orchestra and Mezzo-Soprano SOFIA GOUBAÏDOULINA (1931) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvnP8aC5-j8 Hour of the Soul, by Russian composer Sofia Goubaïdoulina is our Composition of the Week. Based on a poem by Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaïeva (1892 - 1941), Hour of the Soul was written in between 1974 and 1976 and premiered in western Europe 30 years later, on September 11, 2004, in Bolzano, Italy, by the Windkraft Ensemble, with Nathalie Stutzmann as mezzo-soprano soloist and Kasper de Roo conducting. Goubaïdoulina would later revise the piece in 1988, for the percussionist Mark Pekarsky, for [...]

HOUR OF THE SOUL (Poem for Large Wind Orchestra and Mezzo Soprano) by Sofia Goubaïdoulina (Russia, 1931)2021-09-13T00:22:32+02:00

CONCERTO FOR TUBA and WIND ORCHESTRA by Juraj Filas (Slovakia, 1955)

2021-09-06T10:38:51+02:00

#111– September 06, 2021 CONCERTO FOR TUBA and WIND ORCHESTRA JURAJ FILAS (1955) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJHBNX1ufsM Concerto for Tuba and Wind Orchestra by Slovak composer Juraj Filas is our Composition of the Week. The concerto was commissioned and performed by tuba soloist James Gourlay and the Glasgow Royal Academy of Music in 2006. It has a duration of 15 minutes. He had already composed on specific commissions for other world-class brass players such as Joseph Alessi, solo trombonist of New York Philharmonic (two sonatas and a concerto) as well as Otto Sauter, one of the best contemporary piccolo trumpet players (a concerto and [...]

CONCERTO FOR TUBA and WIND ORCHESTRA by Juraj Filas (Slovakia, 1955)2021-09-06T10:38:51+02:00

POLKA and FUGUE from “ŠVANDA DUDÁK” (transcribed by Glenn Bainum) by JAROMÍR WEINBERGER (Czech Republic, 1896 – 1967)

2021-08-29T15:23:42+02:00

#110– August 30, 2021 photo credit: Tristan Willems POLKA and FUGUE from “ŠVANDA DUDÁK” (transcribed by Glenn Bainum) JAROMÍR WEINBERGER (1896 - 1967) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMzSeEuUgmY “Polka and Fugue” from the opera Švanda Dudák (Schwanda the Bagpiper) by Czech composer Jaromír Weinberger is our Composition of the Week. We usually like to feature original works for winds, however, on this occasion, we would love to present you a fine transcription; we do so for a couple of reasons. The band score was transcribed by Glenn Bainum in 1928, which means almost immediately after the premiere of Schwanda, the Bagpiper, which took [...]

POLKA and FUGUE from “ŠVANDA DUDÁK” (transcribed by Glenn Bainum) by JAROMÍR WEINBERGER (Czech Republic, 1896 – 1967)2021-08-29T15:23:42+02:00

NOVEL ROMANCE Variations for Winds by JONATHAN NEWMAN (USA, 1972)

2021-08-22T17:42:51+02:00

#109– August 23, 2021 Photo credit: Tina Krohn NOVEL ROMANCE Variations for Winds JONATHAN NEWMAN (1972) https://soundcloud.com/user-642642570-907922214/sets/novel-romance Novel Romance, by American composer Jonathan Newman is our Composition of the Week. Novel Romance was written in 2018 was commissioned by the XI Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia in honor of their 100th Anniversary and the University of Kansas Bands, and it was premiered on December 6, 2018, at the Lied Center of Lawrence, Kansas, by the Kansas University Symphonic Band under Matt Smith. The work has a duration of about 7 and a half minutes, and it is scored as follows: [...]

NOVEL ROMANCE Variations for Winds by JONATHAN NEWMAN (USA, 1972)2021-08-22T17:42:51+02:00

Winners of the Valley Winds International Composition Competition

2021-08-19T11:39:17+02:00

The Winners of the Valley Winds International Composition Competition are: FIRST PRIZE: THE POOR POET by CHRISTIAAN JANSSEN, Netherlands $4,000 SECOND PRIZE: BRANCALEONE by JAYME VIGNOLI, Brazil $1,000 Finalists are: Clackermonkey – Kent Darnielle, USA Fantasy Suite – Jeremy Makkonen, USA Mazurkas of Water and Fire – Roman Czura, POLAND Millennial Sketches Part I – Neal Endicott, USA Pillars of Creation – Joshua Reed, UNITED KINGDOM Recondito – Israel Ruiz Ayala, MEXICO Sinfonia Breve – Joseph Hallman, USA Tha-raack! – David Heuser, USA They received 386 compositions from 50 countries. All identifying information about the composers and their home countries were [...]

Winners of the Valley Winds International Composition Competition2021-08-19T11:39:17+02:00

CANTARES DE GALICIA by MICHAEL GANDOLFI (USA, 1956)

2021-08-02T00:02:31+02:00

#108– August 16, 2021 CANTARES DE GALICIA MICHAEL GANDOLFI (1956) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgbQ1PJCnCE Cantares de Galicia, by American composer Michael Gandolfi, is our Composition of the Week. Cantares de Galicia was commissioned by the Ithaca College of Music in 2015 and it was premiered a couple of years later, on February 15, 2018, by the New England Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble, under Charles Peltz. Cantares de Galicia uses a standard wind ensemble instrumentation, including harp and 5 percussion parts. It has a duration of 15 minutes, and it is available directly from the composer. Gandolfi tells us more about Cantares de Galicia’s [...]

CANTARES DE GALICIA by MICHAEL GANDOLFI (USA, 1956)2021-08-02T00:02:31+02:00

UNA COSA RARA (Sinfonia) and DIVERTIMENTI 2, 3 and 4 in B-Flat Major by VICENTE MARTIN Y SOLER (Spain, 1754 – 1806)

2021-08-01T23:54:33+02:00

#107– August 09, 2021 UNA COSA RARA (Sinfonia) and DIVERTIMENTI 2, 3 and 4 in B-Flat Major VICENTE MARTIN Y SOLER (1754 - 1806) Una cosa rara (Sinfonía) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06WiSimLU10 Divertimento No. 2 in B-Flat Major (4th movement) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhkPpxxQhDU Divertimento No. 3 in B-Flat Major (1st movement) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bha8bUeVB-A Divertimento No. 4 in B-Flat Major (1st movement) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt7oHKzlTjo The overture to the opera “Una Cosa Rara” and Divertimenti 2, 3 and 4 in B-flat major by Spanish composer Vicente Martin y Soler are our CompositionS of the Week. We would like to bring some fresh summer air with these marvelous and rather unknown [...]

UNA COSA RARA (Sinfonia) and DIVERTIMENTI 2, 3 and 4 in B-Flat Major by VICENTE MARTIN Y SOLER (Spain, 1754 – 1806)2021-08-01T23:54:33+02:00

PLACES WE CAN NO LONGER GO by John Mackey (USA, 1973)

2021-08-01T23:44:12+02:00

#106– August 02, 2021 PLACES WE CAN NO LONGER GO JOHN MACKEY (1973) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAeLHj5w6vM "Places we can no longer go", by American composer John Mackey, is our Composition of the Week. Written in 2019 for wind ensemble with soprano, the work was commissioned by a consortium led by the School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, for the ASU Wind Orchestra under conductor Gary Hill, which premiered the piece on February 22, 2019, at the CBDNA National Conference in Tempe, Arizona, with guest soprano soloist Lindsay Kesselman. “Places we can no longer [...]

PLACES WE CAN NO LONGER GO by John Mackey (USA, 1973)2021-08-01T23:44:12+02:00