Music for Concert Band

In response to client requests, we have now started to add music for Concert Band to our catalog in PDF format, ready to print and compatable with "E Stand"(TM) and delivered electronically!

COMMEMORATION

by Robert Wendel
Transcription by James Kessler
Description: An original work by Robert Wendel that is a sort of "double trumpet voluntary" suitable for any occasion of importance or remembrance. Starting as almost a funeral march, it builds slowly and relentlessly to a life-affirming conclusion.
InstrumentationPiccolo/Flutes 1&2/Oboe/Bassoon - Eb Clarinet/Bb Clarinets 1,2&3/Eb Alto Clarinet/Bb Bass Clarinet - Eb Alto Sax 1&2, Bb Tenor Sax, Eb Baritone Sax - F Horns 1,2,3 & 4/Bb Trumpets 1,2,3&4 /Trombones 1,2&3/Euphonium/Tuba - Timpani, Percussion (Snare drum, Chimes, Tam-tam, Glockenspiel, Suspended cymbal), String Bass.
Optional organ, and Herald Trumpets parts also provided.
Duration:3:45
Comments: "...a penetrating work." — The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Notes: Now in the active repertory of: The West Point Band, and the US Army Europe Band & Chorus.
Though composed and premiered in 2000 to remember the unexpected passing of two long-time friends, Commemoration was performed numerous times around the country in the months following the 9-11 attack, most notably on a 7 city tour by Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops. It was also played at the Kennedy Space center launch pad in a memorial concert for the Challanger Astronauts and was featured on the 2006 National Memorial Day Concert to mark the opening of the WW II memorial, telecast Nationally May 28th & 29th on PBS with Erich Kunzel conducting the National Symphony, and repeated as part of the Lincoln Tribute on the 2009 live telecast.
Now brilliantly transcribed for Concert Band in a flexible scoring by James Kessler, chief arranger for the Capital Concerts National Memorial Day and Independence Day concerts on PBS.
The orchestral version work has been recorded by Sean O'Boyle & The Tasmanian Symphony for ABC Classics.
Cost:$50 Purchase Only, delivered electronically in ready-to-print PDF files..

FANFARE FOR FREEDOM

by Robert Wendel
Description: An original composition by Robert Wendel is already an often-programmed opener for Memorial Day and 4th of July Symphony Pops concerts with its blazing trumpets, thundering timpani, and pealing bells with over 250 performances to date. This band version is a real showpiece ideal for All-State and various competitions.
Instrumentation:Piccolo/Flutes 1&2/Oboe/Bassoon - Eb Clarinet/Bb Clarinets 1,2&3/Eb Alto Clarinet/Bb Bass Clarinet - Eb Alto Sax 1&2, Bb Tenor Sax, Eb Baritone Sax - F Horns 1,2,3 & 4/Bb Trumpets 1,2,3&4 /Trombones 1,2&3/Euphonium/Tuba - Timpani, Percussion (Chimes, Tam-tam, Glockenspiel, Cymbals, Triangle), String Bass. Optional piano/keyboard.
Duration:3:35
Cost:$50 Purchase Only, delivered electronically in ready-to-print PDF files.
Notes:Now in the active repertory of the West Point Band.

FANFARE FOR THE FRONT LINE WORKERS

by Robert Wendel
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Description: An original composition dedicated to all the front line workers who kept us all safe and safely functioning: doctors, nurses, EMT's, police, fire, sanitation, transportation, food and medicine delivery persons, care takers, mask makers and so many more who volunteered for so many needed tasks!
Instrumentation:0/0/0/0 - 4/4(or 3)/3+BTb/1 - Timp, Sn Dr., Field Dr., Bass Drum plus string bass and 5 sax parts for band. Flexible scoring for performance by a Big Band, Concert Band, or Symphony Orchestra.
Duration:2:45
Purchase only:$50, delivered electronically in PDF files, ready to print.
Notes: Commissioned and premiered July 3, 2020 by the Philly Pops, David Charles Abell, conductor.

PARADE OF THE PERCUSSIONISTS

by Robert Wendel
Description: This one's purely for fun! A march FOR the percussion section accompanied by the winds and brass. Definitely a showcase for your percussion section and a lot of fun for the audience.
Instrumentation:Piccolo/Flutes 1&2/Oboe/Bassoon - Eb Clarinet/Bb Clarinets 1,2&3/Eb Alto Clarinet/Bb Bass Clarinet - Eb Alto Sax 1&2, Bb Tenor Sax, Eb Baritone Sax - F Horns 1,2,3 & 4/Bb Trumpets 1,2,3&4 /Trombones 1,2&3/Euphonium/Tuba - Timpani, Trap drums, Xylophone, Bells & Chimes, 2 Percussion (Bass Drum, Cymbals, Tam-tam, Triangle, Wood Block, Temple Blocks, Tambourine, Auto Horn, Whip Crack, Starter's Pistol), Piano, and String Bass.
Duration:3:45
Cost:$50 Purchase Only, delivered electronically in ready-to-print PDF files.

TAKE FLIGHT

by Robert Wendel
Description: An original composition written to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers first powered flight, this work celebrates everyone who dares to dream. The orchestral version was premiered by the Columbus Symphony, and it has also been performed to honor the surviving Tuskegee Air Men. This concert band version is a virtuoso show piece for "All State" and other competitions. Our thanks to Patrick Reynolds and the University Of Dayton Symphonic Wind Ensemble for providing the recording.
Instrumentation:Piccolo/Flutes 1&2/Oboe/Bassoon - Eb Clarinet/Bb Clarinets 1,2&3/Eb Alto Clarinet/Bb Bass Clarinet - Eb Alto Sax 1&2, Bb Tenor Sax, Eb Baritone Sax - F Horns 1,2,3 & 4/Bb Trumpets 1,2,3&4 /Trombones 1,2&3/Euphonium/Tuba - Timpani, Percussion (Tam-tam, Glockenspiel, Cymbals, Triangle), String Bass. Plus optional Oboe 2 and Bassoon 2
Duration:5:30
Cost:$50 Purchase Only, delivered electronically in ready-to-print PDF files.

LITTLE BOLERO BOY

Arranged by Robert Wendel
Description: A long lost gem resurfaces! This highly popular and award-winning arrangement went out of print by Alfred Music some years back, but we still have copies for sale.
Instrumentation:Piccolo/Flutes 1&2/Oboes 1&2/Bassoon - Eb Clarinet/Bb Clarinets 1,2&3/Eb/Bb Bass Clarinet - Eb Alto Sax 1&2, Bb Tenor Sax, Eb Baritone Sax - F Horns 1,2,3 & 4/Bb Trumpets 1,2,3&4 /Trombones 1,2&3/Euphonium/Tuba - Timpani, Percussion (2 Snare Drums, Bass Drum, Cymbals, Tam-Tam), String Bass.
Duration:4:05
Cost:$50 Purchase Only, delivered electronically in ready-to-print PDF files.

CHRISTMAS MORNING

by Christopher Nickel
Description: A new version for concert band of Mr. Nickel's beautiful sound portrait of falling snow, the children awaking and running downstairs to open their presents, a brass band playing carols in the distance, the family dinner, and a fanfare-like finale to the spirit of the day.
Instrumentation:Piccolo/Flutes 1&2/Oboes 1&2/English Horn/Bassoons 1&2 - Bb Clarinets 1,2&3/Eb Alto/Bb Bass Clarinet - Eb Alto Sax 1&2, Bb Tenor Sax, Eb Baritone Sax - F Horns 1,2,3 & 4/Bb Trumpets 1,2,&3/Trombones 1&2/Bass Trombone/Euphonium/Tuba - Timpani, Percussion (Wind Chimes, Glockenspiel, Suspended Cymbal, Sleigh Bells, Triangle, Marimba, Bass Drum, Vibraphone)
Duration:4:45
Cost:$50 Purchase Only, delivered electronically in ready-to-print PDF files.

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