Fall 2012 was quite the semester at the Columbia Wind Ensemble.  Aside from some especially intense Lerner Hall nonsense, which forced us to sometimes rehearse at odd hours and in very alternative locations, we lost a rehearsal (thankfully nothing else) due to Hurricane Sandy.  Still, the ensemble stayed positive and tackled some fantastic and challenging music, including an arrangement of my own with a phenomenal soloist, and the world premiere of a new symphony for band.  To recap the repertoire:

 

SCENES

Sunday, October 21 at 2pm

Lauds (Praise High Day) – Ron Nelson

Hymn to a Blue Hour – John Mackey

Scenes from the Louvre – Norman Dello Joio

La Muerte del Angel – Astor Piazzolla, arr. Andrew Pease
Featuring the flute talents of Sarah Frisof

Blue Shades – Frank Ticheli

 

SYMPHONY

Sunday, December 9 at 2pm

Pageant – Vincent Persichetti
Featuring guest conductor Courtney Snyder

Symphony for Band – Edward Green
World Premiere

Shepherd’s Hey – Percy Grainger