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Re: Favorite Wind Ensembles piece

Post by JCYS » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:07 pm

FZ3 wrote:Being a composer of wind band pieces I might tend to have an ecclectic taste in music. So here goes.

Trittico - Nelhybel
La Fiesta Mexicana - Reed
and the mountains rising nowhere - Schwanter
From a Dark Millenium - Schwanter
Festival Prelude - Reed
Austrailian Up Country Tune - Grainger
Chant & Jubilo - McBeth
Kaddish - McBeth
Symphony #3 - Giannini
Incantation & Dance - Chance
Songs of Heritage - C. Williams

Really? I'm pretty familier with Clifton Williams stuff..I've never heard of "Songs of Heritage."

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Re: Favorite Wind Ensembles piece

Post by PGOK » Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:35 pm

JCYS wrote:
FZ3 wrote:Being a composer of wind band pieces I might tend to have an ecclectic taste in music. So here goes.

Trittico - Nelhybel
La Fiesta Mexicana - Reed
and the mountains rising nowhere - Schwanter
From a Dark Millenium - Schwanter
Festival Prelude - Reed
Austrailian Up Country Tune - Grainger
Chant & Jubilo - McBeth
Kaddish - McBeth
Symphony #3 - Giannini
Incantation & Dance - Chance
Songs of Heritage - C. Williams
Really? I'm pretty familier with Clifton Williams stuff..I've never heard of "Songs of Heritage."
Here it is-

Songs of Heritage
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Post by senza cervello » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:03 pm

Cole167888 wrote:
Our WE plays songs like Winds of Poseidon
ahhh....I LOVE Winds of Poseidon...I've never played it, but it's such a great piece to hear. I hope I'll play it sometime before I'm done with band.
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Re: Favorite Wind Ensembles piece

Post by FZ3 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:59 am

Songs of Heritage was the last piece Wiliams composed before his death. I believe it was scored for band by one of his students at the Univ of Texas. It is a wonderful piece of music. I am planning on doing this year with my middle school band.

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Re: Favorite Wind Ensembles piece

Post by PGOK » Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:48 am

FZ3 wrote:Songs of Heritage was the last piece Wiliams composed before his death. I believe it was scored for band by one of his students at the Univ of Texas. It is a wonderful piece of music. I am planning on doing this year with my middle school band.
I found it on a program for the Ashland, Oregon City Band, It lists W. Francis McBeth as the arranger.
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Re: Favorite Wind Ensembles piece

Post by JCYS » Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:17 pm

PGOK wrote:
FZ3 wrote:Songs of Heritage was the last piece Wiliams composed before his death. I believe it was scored for band by one of his students at the Univ of Texas. It is a wonderful piece of music. I am planning on doing this year with my middle school band.
I found it on a program for the Ashland, Oregon City Band, It lists W. Francis McBeth as the arranger.
Yes, I just read about it on line too. It appears it was not actually "completed by Clifton Williams before his death" but was left as just a sketch, or series of sketches. McBeth put them together and finished them...just how much is unknown. The two men were good friends.

I have never heard it, but I must say by the description printed in the catalog it doesn't sound very "Clifton Williamsish." I'm sure it will turn up on CD soon enough.

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Re: Favorite Wind Ensembles piece

Post by PGOK » Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:42 am

JCYS wrote:
PGOK wrote:
FZ3 wrote:Songs of Heritage was the last piece Wiliams composed before his death. I believe it was scored for band by one of his students at the Univ of Texas. It is a wonderful piece of music. I am planning on doing this year with my middle school band.
I found it on a program for the Ashland, Oregon City Band, It lists W. Francis McBeth as the arranger.
Yes, I just read about it on line too. It appears it was not actually "completed by Clifton Williams before his death" but was left as just a sketch, or series of sketches. McBeth put them together and finished them...just how much is unknown. The two men were good friends.

I have never heard it, but I must say by the description printed in the catalog it doesn't sound very "Clifton Williamsish." I'm sure it will turn up on CD soon enough.

JS
There is a link to a recording here:
Songs of Heritage
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Re: Favorite Wind Ensembles piece

Post by onirapacyaj » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:32 pm

wild nights! - ticheli
scootin on hardrock - holsinger
awayday - gorb
october - whitacre
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Re: Favorite Wind Ensembles piece

Post by FZ3 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:51 am

I would like to add "Graysondance" by Holsinger.
It sounds like the theme from "Jonny Quest" in overdrive!

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Re: Favorite Wind Ensembles piece

Post by guardthepiccolo » Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:06 am

onirapacyaj wrote:wild nights! - ticheli
scootin on hardrock - holsinger
awayday - gorb
october - whitacre
I just played Wild Nights with the SJSU Wind Ensemble, it was a pretty fun piece.

A new favorite of mine is "Give us This Day" by Maslanka. It's so beautiful.
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Re: Favorite Wind Ensembles piece

Post by Zarathrustra » Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:23 pm

Does anybody have a good recording of "A Lincoln Portrait" by Aaron Copland???
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Re: Favorite Wind Ensembles piece

Post by PGOK » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:11 pm

Zarathrustra wrote:Does anybody have a good recording of "A Lincoln Portrait" by Aaron Copland???
Original or band version?
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Re: Favorite Wind Ensembles piece

Post by Zarathrustra » Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:48 pm

Band version...actually, either would be great.
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Muhledorf-Broadbent arr. Zuniga

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Re: Favorite Wind Ensembles piece

Post by PGOK » Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:53 pm

Zarathrustra wrote:Band version...actually, either would be great.
There are MANY orchestra recordings available. Here is one by the Coast Guard Band
http://www.emusic.com/album/United-Stat ... 15533.html
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Re: Favorite Wind Ensembles piece

Post by wjdrummer » Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:54 am

i have to say my favorites are:

1. Bayou Breakdown
2. Procession of the Nobles
07-Aurora Borealis-pit
08(winter)-Charlie Chaplin-Cymbals
08-Heroes, Gods, And Mythical Creatures-Bass Line
09(winter)-Destination-Snare
09-"The Sidewalk"-Snare
10(winter)- "Forbidden Dances" -Snare




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