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.


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:


The Wind Repertory Project

Oklahoma City University Program Note Resource for Band Directors

The Wind Band Symphony Archive

Prized Composers

List of Wind Band Works by Female Composers

Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music



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 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 Music – Bronsheim Music – BRS Music – C. Alan Publications – C.L. Barnhouse Company – Editio Musica Budapest – Edition Robert Martin – Editions Bim – FJH Music Company Inc – G&M Brand – Golden River Music – Hafner Musikverlag – Hal Leonard Online – J. W. Pepper & Son – Kjos – Maecenas Music – Maestro & Fox Music – Manhattan Beach Music – Maxime’s Music – Molenaar Edition – Musica Propria – Smith & Company – Editions Marc Reift – Rundel Music – Scherbacher – Schorer Music Publishing – Southern Music – Tierolff – Top Score Diffusion – Trio Musik Edition – TRN – Wicky Music


NATIONAL AND REGIONAL SOCIETIES that feature wind band music (bold feature scores and/or recordings)

American Composers Alliance – Asociación Galega de Compositores – Australian Music Centre – 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



University of Maryland Wind Orchestra

Wind Band Lit

Tim Reynish



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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