Emory Wind Ensemble Repertoire, 2021-2022
While I’m excited to move to Austin this summer, I’ll miss my time working with the Emory Wind Ensemble. We played some fantastic repertoire this year, all shared below.
‘Tis of Thee II – Sunday, October 24, 2021
This program explored tradition and unorthodoxy in American music for the wind band. The “two” comes from the fact that this repertoire was originally rehearsed for our concert in April 2020. A year and a half later, we were able to reprise the same music and share it with an in-person audience.
ROBERT JAGER: Esprit de Corps
RON NELSON: Resonances I
DAVID MASLANKA: California
FRANK TICHELI: Blue Shades
OMAR THOMAS: A Mother of a Revolution!
reflections – Saturday, November 20, 2021
This shared concert with the Emory University Symphony Orchestra featured a reflection of quintessential works. The exception was Carlos Simon's new composition for wind ensemble.
CHARLES GOUNOD: Petite Symphonie
SAMUEL BARBER: Commando March
CARLOS SIMON: reflections
JOHN ZDECHLIK: Chorale and Shaker Dance
Contrasts – Sunday, February 27, 2022
Due to high COVID-19 case numbers, we pivoted back to two chamber ensembles for this concert cycle: a brass choir and a chamber winds group of Stravinsky octet instrumentation.
IGOR STRAVINSKY: Finale from Octet for Wind Instruments
OLIVER CAPLAN: Krummholz Variations
GIOVANNI GABRIELI: Sonata pian’ e forte
ANTHONY PLOG: Music for Brass Octet
Sharp Edges – Thursday, April 14, 2022
Our last concert of the season centered on unique musical textures. Additionally, it included two premieres by Emory University students.
JOANNE HARRIS: Dawn Chorus
SOLOMON KIM: Octet (Premiere)
IGOR STRAVINSKY: Sinfonia and Finale from Octet for Wind Instruments
AARON PERRINE: In the Open Air, In the Silent Lines
ELI PARRISH: Feathers of Burgundy and Gold (Premiere) – Gary Paulo, Saxophone
DWAYNE MILBURN: Meditation
FRANK TICHELI: Nitro