Posts Tagged wind orchestra

Piece of the Week – 10/24/2014

This is probably my favorite piece by world-famous contemporary composer Eric Whitacre, composed for wind band or orchestra with optional choir. I hope you enjoy Equus.

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Piece of the Week – 10/10/2014

Sorry it’s late again.
About 2-1/2 years ago, I had the privilege of hearing this piece live and conducted by the composer himself. In his introduction, he noted that the piece features an alternation between slow, heavenly music, to represent light, and fast, intense, dissonant music to represent darkness. I hope you enjoy Frank Ticheli’s masterful work for soprano and wind symphony, Angels in the Architecture.

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Piece of the Week – 10/3/2014

Here’s an interesting composition: a Celtic-style piece for concert band by Michael Sweeney.

Enjoy!

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Piece of the Week – 9/26/2014

Here’s a sample from one of the USA’s more famous band composers, the Fanfare for a New Era by Jack Stamp.

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Piece of the Week – 9/19/2014

Here’s a piece for wind symphony by the great Philip Sparke. Enjoy!

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Pieces of the Week – 8/15,22,29/2014

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Piece of the Week – 8/8/2014

You’ll either really like or really dislike this guy’s work. Stephen Melillo, I think, is basically the Michael Bay of band composers – he offers a fun ride, but should steer clear of trying to appear profound because he just ends up looking like a douche. Hm? Nah, Mackey’s more the Quentin Tarantino but I see your point.

Here’s a piece of his that’s actually quite good called Wait of the World.

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