Wind Band Literature

A Conductor's Perspective by Andy Pease

Other Resources

If you’re looking for wind band repertoire, this website is a good start.  Should you wish to look further (and you should!), there are many other resources available to you.

YOUTUBE:

Like listening to music?  Here are some YouTube playlists that cover parts of the repertoire:

Female Wind Band Composers:

Beautiful, deeply touching works for wind band:

BAND RESOURCES:

The Wind Repertory Project – like Wikipedia for wind band

Oklahoma City University Program Note Resource for Band Directors – a large archive of program notes and composer biographies

The Wind Band Symphony Archive – a catalog of symphonies written for wind band

Prized Composers – a list of wind band works by composers who have won major composition prizes

List of Wind Band Works by Female Composers – lives up to its name

Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music – full access by annual subscription.  Attempts to catalog every band piece (original and transcribed) ever written

Notendatenbank – database of scores and recordings, featuring over 100,000 wind band works

CDMC Musical Information Centre – French database of the holdings of an extensive score and listening library

Winners of Coups de Vents Prize – complete list of winners, semi-finalists, and quarter-finalists of this world-wide competition held in France

 

Some COMPOSERS who post recordings and scores:

Kenneth Amis – Karen Amrhein – Kimberly Archer – Brian Balmages – BJ Brooks – Steven Bryant – James M. David – Elliot Del Borgo – Thierry Deleruyelle – Joseph Eidson – Don Freund – Keith Gates – Julie Giroux – Donald Grantham – Bertold Hummel – Christiaan Janssen – Bernhard Thomas Klein – Chris Lamb – John Mackey – Michael Markowski – David MaslankaJ. Scott McKenzie – Johan de Meij – Oskar Morawetz – Craig Thomas Naylor – Sean Osborn – Arne Running – Eric Schmidt – David Jason Snow – James Stephenson – Benjamin Taylor – Christopher Tucker – Andrés Valero-Castells – Jan Van der Roost – Kees Vlak – Kevin Walczyk

 

Some PUBLISHERS and DISTRIBUTORS who post recordings and scores:

All Sheetmusic – Alfred Music – Allemanda – Alliance Publications – Andel Music – Art of Sound Music – Band Music Shop – Bandworks –  Blue Dot Collective – Bravo MusicBrolga – Bronsheim Music – BRS Music – C. Alan Publications – C.L. Barnhouse Company – Editio Musica Budapest – Edition Robert Martin – Editions BimEighth Note Music – FJH Music Company Inc – G&M Brand – Golden River MusicHafabra Music – Hafner Musikverlag – Hal Leonard Online  – Hebu – J. W. Pepper & Son – Kjos – Maecenas Music – Maestro & Fox Music – Manhattan Beach Music – Maxime’s Music – Midwest Sheet Music – Molenaar Edition – Musica PropriaR. Smith & Company – Editions Marc Reift – Rundel Music – Scherbacher – Schorer Music Publishing – Southern Music – Tierolff – Top Score Diffusion – Trio Musik Edition – TRN – Wicky Music – Wind Music Sales

NATIONAL AND REGIONAL SOCIETIES that feature wind band music (bold feature scores and/or recordings, * also publish/distribute)

American Composers Alliance – Asociación Galega de Compositores – Australian Music Centre – Budapest Music Center – College Band Directors National Association (USA) – Centre Belge de Documentation Musicale (CeBeDeM) – Canadian Music Centre | Centre de Musique Canadienne – Contemporary Music Centre Ireland – Society of Slovene Composers – Luxembourg Society for Contemporary Music – Luxembourg Music Publishers – Music Austria – Music Finland – Music Information Centre Lithuania – Czech Music Information Centre – Swiss Musinfo – New Music USA Online Library – NB Noter: Contemporary Norwegian Sheet Music – British Music Collection – *Swedish Music – Swedish Musical Heritage – Symphonic Music from Catalonia (Gremi d’Editorials de Música de Catalunya) – Wisconsin Alliance for Composers – World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles

OTHER BAND BLOGS:

University of Maryland Wind Orchestra

Wind Band Lit

Tim Reynish

 

FREE SHEET MUSIC:

Petrucci Music Library (IMSLP) – free public domain music from every (legal) era

Band Music PDF Library – like the IMSLP for band music

 

What other resources do you use?  Leave a comment and I may add your favorites to my list.

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