Prokoviev wrote his Bb symphony in short form within a month, 16 years after his last symphony. He used sketches he had compiled in his ubiquitous notebooks. Written in 1944, its four movements are in Bb
Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony was written in 1937 and premiered that year in Leningrad (St. Petersburg). It was a major success with an ovation lasting over 30 minutes. Allegretto is the
Johann Christoph Graupner (1683 - 1760) was a German harpsichordist and composer of high Baroque music who was a contemporary of Bach, Telemann and Handel. His short Intrada in C, written originally for
Take a musical road trip from New York to San Francisco and points in between. This medley travels through some of the best-known songs about cities and states in just a few minutes! The drive features:
Composed to recognize the distinguished career of a longtime music educator, this piece is decidedly cheerful and full of energy and color. There's also a warm hymn-like section included as a respectful
Originally composed by Cimarosa for two flutes and orchestra, Louis Moyse revised this piano reduction version and wrote cadenzas for the flutes. It may be performed with two flutes or flute and oboe.
The first-ever symphonic wind band edition of this profound 20th-century work. The masterful scoring faithfully captures the magic of the original orchestration, which has been heard in numerous films and
Written as a tribute to the paratroopers of Fort Sam Houston, Texas, this tuneful mid-tempo march contains interesting parts for each section. The stately processional style includes a short but prominent
If you're looking for a Christmas carol arrangement beyond the standard fare, look no further. This arrangement of two bright and cheery holiday favorites, The Holly and the Ivy and Good
The title Luna is the Latin word for “moon,” which is the subject of this lyrical original string orchestra work. In a lilting waltz style, the... view details
As the title implies, Merry, Merry, Merry was inspired by the Christmas holidays, with the light texture and melodies evoking the gentle images of falling snow and brisk winter walks. The work is a
This arrangement uses the main themes of the second and third movements of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. It opens with the haunting Adagio sostenuto. The third
Using the most efficient way to learn the basics of oboe playing, this comprehensive collection of etudes, duets, and exercises was written, compiled and edited by Russian oboist and pedagogue Yuri Maizels.
Scarlatti’s Sonata in B Minor, K. 87, L. 33 is a plaintive work originally written for keyboard. This beautiful transcription presents the piece in the key of a minor, making the musical and
Mark Rogers began his band transcription of the Shostakovich Fifth Symphony at the request of the U.S. Army Field Band and conductor Finley Hamilton, arranging the work’s Finale for the ensemble,
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Written in a single summer month while World War II was still raging in 1944, Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 would become not only one of the composer’s most celebrated and performed works, it would
Premiered on 21 September, 2018 in Lawrence, Kansas by The University of Kansas Wind Ensemble (Dr. Paul Popiel, conducting), James Barnes’ Ninth Symphony was composed between January and late June of
A handful of the most beloved and famous Christmas carols have been masterfully scored in this short, three-movement suite. The movements in this setting, Holiday March; Two Carols and
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