Premiered at the 50th Anniversary of MENC (now NAfME) in San Antonio by the United States Air Force Band who commissioned it, the composition met with immediate and overwhelming acceptance. "Festival
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
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
A classic wind ensemble work in the core repertoire of all serious wind groups, this work has been recorded by many of the finest college and university bands and wind ensembles. It remains one of the
Von Suppe's overtures, widely used in movies and cartoons, have also been quite popular in transcriptions for concert band as well. This one is exuberant, spirited and contains all the thrilling
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