Wind Band Literature takes a close look at the best of the wind band repertoire, from chamber music to huge symphonic works, from beginning band to professional level. It is not a comprehensive repertoire site, but rather a collection of resources compiled and created by conductor Andy Pease. These are tools to share with students and colleagues to help enhance understanding of what makes the music we play so powerful and meaningful to us.
Featured content for Fall 2017:
Hartwick College is hosting its first ever High School Honor Band on October 21, 2017! This group will rehearse for a full day with guest conductor Curt Ebersole, who will lead them through the following repertoire:
Flourish for Wind Band – Ralph Vaughan William (my chance to work with them)
Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo – Malcolm Arnold, arr. John Paynter
The Hartwick College Wind Ensemble will also perform a “World Tour” on this program:
Salvation Is Created – Pavel Tschesnokoff, arr. Bruce Houseknecht
La Muerte del Angel – Astor Piazzolla, arr. Andrew Pease, featuring Dr. Ana Laura González on flute
In addition , the Hartwick Wind Ensemble will present “Healing and Understanding” on November 16:
Serenade for Band – Vincent Persichetti (with guest conductor Jonathan Sweet)
Meanwhile, I’ll also be working with the Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble, where I share conducting duties with Scott Rabeler. Here is the repertoire for our concerts on October 29 and November 19:
Pines of the Appian Way – Ottorino Respighi
Valdres – Johannes Hanssen
Looking for a recap? Here they are in abundance: Summer 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Summer 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Summer 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Summer 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Summer 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Summer 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Summer 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2010.
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