A major work for virtuoso soloist and virtuoso wind ensemble. This work by a master craftsman shows the musical integrity and compositional skills that have earned him a position in the first rank of
This wonderful transcription comes from the only comic opera written by Tchaikovsky, "The Slippers." It opens with a short, stately fanfare before bursting into a flurry of rhythmic activity depicting
These dances display Tchaikovsky's remarkable grasp of symphonic writing and are among the very best of his dance sequences. Carefully transcribed for band, they are taken from the opera "The
Premiered at the 50th Anniversary of MENC (now NAfME) in San Antonio by the United States Air Force Band. This magnificent composition was received with immediate and overwhelming acceptance. At its
Originally written for eight-part mixed chorus as a sort of tone poem, the composer has adapted this profound work to the vibrant colors and textures of the modern concert band. Broad and symphonic in
This funeral march was written in honor of the great Norwegian poet Bjornstjerne Bjornson, a close friend of the composer, upon his death in 1910. The music's link with Bjornson is underscored by the fact
This unique programming selection brings an appealing stylish aspect to concert programming. Featuring an up-front jazz combo, this concert work adds a unique feature for faculty, student or guest jazz
Written in 1882, this was the final opera by composer Richard Wagner. The prelude is a true miniature masterpiece consisting of only 116 measures. It consists of four musical motives: the mystical realm of
Claude Smith composed this Rhapsody in 1971 for Warren Covington, an accomplished trombonist and leader of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra from 1958-1961. It represents a remarkably creative and
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