James Barnes, Eric Ewazen, New York Woodwind Quintet,
Bernhard Heiden and introducing: Nathan Jones.
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Nathan Jones – Mill City Sketches
This exciting tone poem was inspired by American entrepreneurs of the Industrial Revolution, portraying the dynamic early flour industry in Minneapolis and the dramatic historical events surrounding explosion of the Washburn A Mill. This rhapsodic work features soaring melodic lines, driving rhythms, and interesting parts for each instrument. The scoring is pleasantly open and transparent while maintaining plentiful doublings to ensure balance and secure playing across sections of the band. (Grade 3) Dur: 5:00 Order through Hal Leonard.
Eric Ewazen – Tattoo
Tattoo is the stirring finale of Legacy, commissioned for the bicentennial celebration of West Point. The opening theme “Tattoo” is based on the bugle call which signals a return to quarters at day’s end. The score includes antiphonal effects with optional offstage bugles and field drum, creating an authentic “military” sound. The old West Point song “Benny Havens” leads into the reemerging “Tattoo” theme, now answered by other bugle calls, bringing the work to a rousing conclusion. (Grade 4) Dur: 6:00 Order through Hal Leonard.
Bernhard Heiden – Diversion
for Alto Saxophone and Band
Edited by R. Mark Rogers
Composed while Bernhard Heiden served as Assistant Bandmaster for the 445th US Army band during World War II, this first-ever print edition has been carefully edited and adapted with modern instrumentation. The influence of the composer’s mentor, Paul Hindemith is evident in the tonal yet nondiatonic harmonies, paired with Heiden’s own light and tuneful melodic writing. (Grade 4) Dur: 7:00 Order through Hal Leonard.
Eric Ewazen – A Hymn for the Lost and the Living
Arranged for Trombone Choir by Chris Sharpe
This gorgeous setting is dedicated to Vern and Jan Kagarice and was premiered by University of North Texas Trombone Choir. The work portrays the days in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 of supreme sadness and surprising resilience as the country mourned a great loss while coming together for help, comfort, and strength. (Grade 5) Dur: 9:00 Order through Hal Leonard.
James Barnes – Symphonic Requiem
Commissioned for the United States Army Band to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War, the work combines two massive structures into one: a requiem and a symphony. It portrays the heartbreak of three of the most dramatic battles of the war, concluded by an apotheosis, a hymn of respect and praise for the 668,000 soldiers, Confederate and Federal alike, who gave their lives during this monumental conflict. (Grade 5) Dur: 28:00 Order through Hal Leonard.
The New York Woodwind Quintet
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DVORAK “American” Str. Quartet No. 12
MOZART Str. Quartet No. 14, “Spring”
MOZART Fantasy, KV 594
MOZART Fantasy, KV 608
The New York Woodwind Quintet (NYWQ), considered by many as the greatest woodwind quintet in the world, is now entering its seventh decade of performing and is responsible for premiering and commissioning over 20 new works by such composers as Barber, Schuller, Laderman and many more. They are in residence at The Juilliard School and each player is renowned as concert and international performers in their own right.
Over their history they have transcribed many classic masterpieces from other genres for woodwind quintet. Southern Music is proud to present the NYWQ Library Series which makes this repertoire available for the first time. We are delighted to make their enormous contribution to the woodwind quintet literature available for schools, colleges, universities and independent quintets.
James Barnes – Symphonic Requiem