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GRADE 1:

 

^December Snow by Frank Ticheli, 2 1/4 min., Grade 1: Audio / Virtual Score

Performance by the William Mason High School Wind Symphony, Micah Ewing, Director. Used with permission from Mark Records, Catalog ID# 52620-MCD www.MarkCustom.com

 

Enchanted Island by Steve Rouse - Grade 1: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by University of Louisville Symphonic Band, Amy I. Acklin, conductor

 

^First Light by Frank Ticheli - 3 min., Grade 1: Audio / Virtual Score

 Reading by Indiana University Concert Band, Eric Smedley, conductor

 

Jeannette, Isabella by William Ryden - 1 3/4 min., Grade 1: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

Knights of the Round Table by Steve Rouse - Grade 1: Audio

 Performance by the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Wind Ensemble, Jack Stamp, conductor

 

^Peace by Frank Ticheli - 3 min., Grade 1: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the American Band College of Sam Houston State University, Frank Ticheli, guest conductor

 

Prelude and March by Bob Margolis - Grade 1: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

Riders to Stonehenge by Gregory B. Rudgers - Grade 1: Audio

 Performance by the Ithaca Collge Concert Band conducted by the composer

 

Royalty Rag by William Ryden - 1 3/4 min., Grade 1: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

Soldiers' Procession & Sword Dance by Bob Margolis - Grade 1: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

The Stars Asleep, The Break of Day by Bob Margolis - Grade 1: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by Jack Stamp conducting the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Wind Ensemble

 

Theme and Variations by Timothy Broege - Grade 1: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Wind Ensemble, Jack Stamp, conductor

 

Train Heading West & Other Outdoor Scenes by Timothy Broege - Grade 1: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by Todd Fiegel conducting the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Wind Ensemble

 

The Two-Minute Symphony by Bob Margolis - Grade 1: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

^Under the Big Top by Frank Ticheli - 2 1/2 min., Grade 1: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Wind Symphony, Ted Shistle, conductor

 

*Whirlwind by Jodie Blackshaw - Grade 1: Audio / Virtual Score / Learn more about Whirlwind

 Performance by Castle Hill RSL North West Wind Ensemble, Musical Director James Brice (Australia)

 

 

 

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GRADE 2:

 

Amen! by Frank Ticheli - 3 1/2 min., Grade 2: Audio / Virtual Score

Performance by "Sinfonia Winds" of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, at the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 2009 National Convention, recorded on July 18, 2009. Conductor:  Frank Ticheli. Clinician:  Bobby Adams

 

America Verses by Timothy Broege - Grade 2: Audio / Virtual Score

Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Wind Ensemble, Todd Fiegel, conductor

 

The Battle Pavane by Susato/Margolis - Grade 2: Audio / Virtual Score

Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

— This is Manhattan Beach Music's first publication, April, 1981

 

Belle Qui Tiens Ma Vie by Arbeau/Margolis - Grade 2: Audio / Virtual Score

Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

^Boundless River by Frank Ticheli - 3 min., Grade 2: Audio / Virtual Score

Performance by Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson High School Wind Ensemble, James F. Keene, guest conductor; Jarrett Lipman & Alan Sharps, directors. Used with permission from Mark Records, Catalog ID# 55720-MCD www.MarkCustom.com

 

^Cosmos by Gregory B. Rudgers - Grade 2: Audio / Virtual Score

Performance by the Ithaca College Concert Band; Dr. Mark Fonder, conducting

 

Earth Song by Frank Ticheli - 3 1/2 min., Grade 2: Audio / Virtual Score

Performance by Berkner High School, Frank Troyka, conductor

 

Enter the Olympians by Steve Rouse - Grade 2: Audio

 Performance by Laurence Marks conducting the University of Louisville Concert Band

 

Fanfare Ode & Festival by Bob Margolis - Grade 2: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

*^Game Time by Andrew Melton - 2 3/4 min., Grade 2: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Wind Symphony, Ted Shistle, conductor

 

The Headless Horseman by Timothy Broege - Grade 2: Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

Jody by Timothy Broege - Grade 2: Audio

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

*Journey to the Prairie by Travis Weller - Grade 2: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by The Grove City College Wind Ensemble, conductor Dr. Edwin P. Arnold

 

Joy by Frank Ticheli - 2 1/2 min., Grade 2: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by USC Thornton Wind Ensemble, reading session conducted by the composer

 

Little Schumann Set by Schumann/Hartzell - Grade 2: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

Portrait of a Clown by Frank Ticheli - 2 3/4 min, Grade 2: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

A Shaker Gift Song by Frank Ticheli, 2 min., Grade 2: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Southern California Thornton Wind Ensemble, Frank Ticheli, guest conductor

 

Streets and Inroads: Fantasy for Winds and Percussion by Timothy Broege - Grade 2: Audio

 Performance by the California State University Fullerton Wind Ensemble, Mitchell Fennell, conductor

 


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GRADE 3:

 

Abracadabra by Frank Ticheli, 5 min., Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by USC Thornton Wind Ensemble, reading session conducted by the composer

(Subsequent to the recording, m. 154 was re-scored (from a tone cluster in flutes) to a whole tone cluster in flutes. Eerie, isn't it?)

 

...and the antelope play by John Carnahan - Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by California State University, Long Beach, Wind Symphony, John Carnahan, conductor

 

Alien Visitors by Bob Margolis - Grade 3: Audio

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

Amazing Grace by Frank Ticheli - 5 min., Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the California State University Fullerton Wind Ensemble, Mitchell Fennell, conductor, Frank Ticheli, guest conductor

 

Our American Heroes by Steve Rouse - Grade 3: Audio

 Performance by The University of Louisville Wind Ensemble, Frederick Speck, conductor

 

Ave Maria by Frank Ticheli - 4 1/2 min., Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by USC Thornton Wind Ensemble,

reading session conducted by the composer. (Subsequent to the recording, the opening measures were slightly re-scored for the published version.)

 

Blue Goose Rag by Birch/Broege - Grade 3: Audio

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

Cajun Folk Songs by Frank Ticheli - 6 3/4 min., Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George conductor

 

Cajun Folk Songs II by Frank Ticheli - 10 1/2 min., Grade 3: mv't. 2 only (mvt. 1, Gr. 4): Audio / Virtual Score

Performance by the Michigan State University Wind Symphony, John L. Whitwell conductor

 

*^Cameron’s Dream by Joni Greene - Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by University of Kansas Wind Ensemble, Ben Harper, guest conductor

 

Central Park Sketches by Gregory B. Rudgers - Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by The Ithaca College Wind Ensemble, Stephen Peterson, conductor

 

A Charles Dickens Christmas by William Ryden - Grade 3: Audio

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

Clarinet Rhapsody by Donald J. Young - Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score / Learn More

 Performance by the William Horlick High School Symphonic Band, conducted by the composer, with Julie Niemeyer, solo Bb Clarinet (also available in a version for clarinet and piano)

 

Color by Bob Margolis - Grade 5; Grade 3 (mvts. 1, 3, 5 only): Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

 

Fantasy on "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" for piccolo (or flute) and concert band - Grade 3 (band), Grade 4 (solo piccolo): Audio

 Performance of the version for Piccolo and Concert Band is by the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Wind Ensemble, Jack Stamp, conductor, Brian Luce, piccolo

 

Festival Prelude by J.S. Bach/Margolis - Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

Fortress by Frank Ticheli - 5 1/2 min., Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

^Ghost Tale by Frank Ticheli - 5 1/2 min., Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Wind Symphony, Ted Shistle, conductor

 

Joy Revisited by Frank Ticheli - 3 1/2 min., Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by USC Thornton Wind Ensemble, reading session conducted by the composer

 

*Lauda by Timothy Miles - Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by University of New Hampshire Summer Youth Music School Wind Ensemble Andrew Boysen, Jr., conductor

 

Loch Lomond by Frank Ticheli - 6 1/2 min, Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Southern California Thornton Wind Ensemble, Frank Ticheli, guest conductor

 

Lyric Music by Robert Starer - Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

Metro by Gregory B. Rudgers - Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the Ithaca College Concert Band; Dr. Mark Fonder, conducting

 

^Midnight by Frank Ticheli - 6 min., Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the Homestead High School Band, Cupertino, California; Paul Rendon and John Burn, directors; Paul Rendon, conductor

 

Rhythm Games by Timothy Broege - Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by Jason Worzbyt conducting the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Concert Band

 

The Rolling Earth by Robert Starer - Grade 3: Audio

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

Royal Coronation Dances by Bob Margolis - Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

Shenandoah by Frank Ticheli - 6 1/2 min., Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Southern California Symphonic Winds, Douglas Lowry, conductor, Frank Ticheli, guest conductor

 

Shine by Michael Markowski - Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by California State University Fullerton, Symphonic Winds, Marc R.  Dickey, conductor

 

*Short Stories by Leonard Mark Lewis - Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the Winthrop/Carolinas Wind Orchestra, William F. Malambri, conductor

 

 

Simple Gifts: Four Shaker Songs by Frank Ticheli - 9 min., Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

1. In Younger Valley: Audio / Virtual Score (from cover)

2. Dance: Audio / Virtual Score (from start of mvt. 2)

3. Here Take This Lovely Flower: Audio / Virtual Score (from start of mvt. 3)

4. Simple Gifts: Audio / Virtual Score (from start of mvt. 4)

 Performance by the University of Southern California Thornton Wind Ensemble, Frank Ticheli, guest conductor. Movement 3 is available separately as "A Shaker Gift Song" (Grade 2)

 

Sinfonia VI: The Four Elements by Timothy Broege - Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

Sinfonia XVII: The Four Winds by Timothy Broege - Grade 3: Audio

 Performance by the University of Washington Wind Ensemble, Timothy Salzman, conductor

 

*^Spiraling by Ivan Božičević - Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by University of Texas El Paso Symphonic Winds, Ronald Hufstader, conductor

 

Sun Dance by Frank Ticheli - 5 min., Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by Todd Fiegel conducting the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Wind Ensemble

 

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot by Steve Rouse - Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

Performance by the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Wind Ensemble, Jack Stamp, conductor, Alison Matta, guest conductor

 

Tchaikovsky Album by Tchaikovsky/Margolis - Grade 3: Audio

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

*Terpsichorean Dances by Jodie Blackshaw - Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by Castle Hill RSL North West Wind Ensemble; James Brice, musical director (Australia)

 

Trombadour Rag by Stephen Kent Goodman - Grade 3: Audio

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

Wayfaring Stranger by Steve Rouse - Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Wind Ensemble, Jack Stamp, conductor

 

 

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GRADE 4:

 

200 B.C. by Gregory B. Rudgers - Grade 4: Audio

Performance by Donald S. George conducting the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band

 

Allegro Brillante by Bob Margolis - Grade 4: Audio

Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

An American Elegy by Frank Ticheli (concert band) - 11 min., Grade 4: Audio / Virtual Score

Performance by the University of Southern California Symphonic Winds, Douglas Lowry, conductor, Frank Ticheli, guest conductor

 

An American Elegy by Frank Ticheli (orchestra) - 11 min., Grade 4: Video / Virtual Score

Performance by Meridian Symphony Orchestra, James Ogle, Artistic Director and Conductor (from YouTube).  (You will have to drag the score's tab to desktop to see the virtual score at the same time as the YouTube video.)

 

Antithigram by Jack Stamp - Grade 4: Audio

Performance by the East Carolina University Symphonic Band, Jack Stamp, conductor

 

Cajun Folk Songs II by Frank Ticheli - 10 1/2 min., Grade 4 (mvt. 2, Gr. 3): Audio / Virtual Score

Performance by the Michigan State University Wind Symphony, John L. Whitwell conductor

 

Canzona No. 1 by G. Gabrieli/Margolis - Grade 4: Audio / Virtual Score

Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George conductor

 

Dances of Initiation by Arnold Rosner - Grade 4: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

^Dancing on Water by Frank Ticheli - 8 min., Grade 4: Audio / Virtual Score

Performance by the Austin Symphonic Band, Richard L. Floyd, conductor

 

Eclipse by Arnold Rosner - Grade 4: Audio

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Wind Ensemble, Todd Fiegel, conductor

 

*Euphoria by John Frantzen - Grade 4: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by The University of Maryland Concert Band, Dr. L. Richmond Sparks, conductor

 

Fantasy on "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" for piccolo (or flute) and piano - Grade 4: Audio

 Performance of the version for Piccolo (or Flute) and Piano is by William Treat, piccolo; Ruthanne Schempf, piano

 

Festival in Russia by Liadov/Wilcox - Grade 4: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the West Virginia University Concert Band, Don Wilcox, conductor

 

*^Frenetico by Joseph Eidson - Grade 4: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by Sunderman Conservatory Wind Symphony, Russell McCutcheon, conductor

 

Galloping Ghosts: A Ragtime March by William Ryden - Grade 4: Audio

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

Gold-Rush Rag by Stephen Kent Goodman - Grade 4: Audio

 Performance by Donald S. George conducting the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Symphony Band

 

Intermezzo by Brahms/Margolis - Grade 4: Audio

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

^Korean Folksongs from Jeju Island by Frank Ticheli - 10 1/2 min., Grade 4: Audio / Virtual Score

 Recording by TLU Wind Symphony, Beth Bronk, conductor; Frank Ticheli, guest conductor

 

*Moonscape Awakening by Joni Greene - Grade 4: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by Joni Greene Master's Recital Ad. Hoc. Indiana University Band, Paul W. Popiel, conductor

 

Net Luck Soaring by Joni Greene - Grade 4: Audio / Virtual Score

 Reading by the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble, Paul W. Popiel, conductor

 

Nitro by Frank Ticheli - 3 min., Grade 4: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by LSU Wind Ensemble, Frank B. Wickes, conductor; Frank Ticheli, guest conductor

 

The Renaissance Fair by Bob Margolis - Grade 4: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by H. Robert Reynolds conducting the University of Michigan Symphony Band

 

Rest by Frank Ticheli (concert band) - 8 min., Grade 4: Audio / Virtual Score

 Texas State University Wind Ensemble, Rodney C. Schueller, conductor. Recording by Christopher Reynolds

 

Rest by Frank Ticheli (string orchestra) - 8 min., Grade 4: Video / Virtual Score

 Performance by Bienen Strings with the University of Chichester Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Victor Yampolsky (from YouTube). Extended version. (You will have to drag the score's tab to desktop to see the virtual score at the same time as the YouTube video.)

 

Rocket by Steve Rouse - Grade 4: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Louisville Symphonic Band, Amy I. Acklin, conductor

 

^Sailing the Sky (for concert band and chorus) by Frank Ticheli - 6 min., Grade 4: Audio / Virtual Score

 Recording is of the version for orchestra & chorus ; Score is the band & chorus version.

 Performance by the 2020 Texas Music Educators Association All-State Mixed Choir with TMEA All-State Orchestra;

Jerry Blackstone, conductor; Frank Ticheli, guest conductor. Courtesy of Mark Custom Recording Service, 55911-MCD

 

San Antonio Dances by Frank Ticheli - 9 1/2 min., Grade 4:

1. Alamo Gardens: Audio / Virtual Score (from cover)

2. Tex-Mex on the Riverwalk: Audio / Virtual Score (from start of mvt. 2)

 Performance by North Texas Wind Symphony, Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor

 

*Shadow Rituals by Michael Markowski - Grade 4: Audio / Virtual Score / Learn more about Shadow Rituals

 Performance by the Arizona State University Wind Symphony, Gary Hill, Director of Bands, Matthew Luttrrell, guest conductor

 

Serenade for Kristin for Oboe and Chamber Ensemble by Frank Ticheli - 9 min., Grade 4, ensemble; Grade 5, oboe: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Southern California Wind Ensemble, Kristin Reynolds, Solo Oboe, H. Robert Reynolds, conductor. Also avail. in vsn. for oboe and piano.

 

Sinfonia IX: A Concert in the Park by Timothy Borege - Grade 4: Audio

 Performance by Eugene Corporon conducting the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony

 

Sinfonia XVI: Transcendental Vienna by /Timothy Broege - Grade 4: Audio

 Performance by the University of Washington Wind Ensemble, Timothy Salzman, conductor

 

Sleepers, Awake (Wachet, auf) by J.S. Bach/Patterson - Grade 4: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

Vesuvius by Frank Ticheli - 9 min., Grade 4: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Southern California Symphonic Winds, Douglas Lowry, conductor, Frank Ticheli, guest conductor

 

Voyager by John W. Stout - Grade 4: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by H. Robert Reynolds conducting the University of Michigan Symphony Band

 

Wild Nights! by Frank Ticheli - 6 1/2 min., Grade 4: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by California Band Directors Association All-State Honor Band, Timothy Salzman, conductor

 

 

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GRADE 5:

 

^Acadiana by Frank Ticheli - 27 min., Grade 5: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by Metropolitan Wind Symphony, Lewis J. Buckley, music director and conductor; and:

Video Performance by Austin Symphonic Band, Richard L. Floyd, conductor (from YouTube). (You will have to drag the score's tab to desktop to see the virtual score at the same time as the YouTube video.)

 

*^All The Bells and Whistles by Jeffrey Hass - Grade 5: Audio / Virtual Score

Performance by the Indiana University Wind Ensemble, Ray Cramer, conductor

 

Angels in the Architecture by Frank Ticheli (concert band) - 14 1/2 min., Grade 5: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by USC Thornton Wind Ensemble;  H. Robert Reynolds, principal conductor; Sharon Lavery, resident conductor; Frank Ticheli, guest conductor; and: Video Performance by The University of Texas Wind Ensemble, Jerry Junkin, conductor, Frank Ticheli, guest conductor, Diana Newman, soprano (from YouTube). (You will have to drag the score's tab to desktop to see the virtual score at the same time as the YouTube video.)

 

Angels in the Architecture by Frank Ticheli (orchestra) - 14 1/2 min., Grade 5: Audio / Virtual Score

Performance by USC Thornton Symphony Orchestra, Donald Crockett, conductor

 

Blaze by Steve Rouse - Grade 5: Audio / Virtual Score

Performance by University of Louisville Wind Symphony, Fred Speck, conductor

 

^Blue Shades: 25th Anniversary Edition by Frank Ticheli (symphonic winds and percussion - 25th Anniv. Ed.) - 10 min.,

Grade 5: Audio / Virtual Score

  Performance by H. Robert Reynolds conducting the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble, H. Robert Reynolds, conductor

 

 Blue Shades by Frank Ticheli (concert band - original version) - 10 min., Grade 5: Audio / Virtual Score

  Performance by John L. Whitwell conducting the Michigan State University Wind Symphony

 

 Blue Shades by Frank Ticheli (orchestra) - 10 min., Grade 5: Video / Virtual Score

   Michigan Philharmonic, Nan Washburn, Music Director and Conductor

(from YouTube). (You will have to drag the score's tab to desktop to see the virtual score at the same time as the YouTube video.)

 

The Engulfed Cathedral by Debussy/Patterson - Grade 5: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Houston Wind Ensemble, Eddie Green, conductor

 

Fanfare (for two recorders played simultaneouly by one player) by Bob Margolis - Grade 5: Audio

 Performance by Bob Margolis, recorder(s)

 

Fantasia Nova by Bob Margolis - Grade 5: Audio mvt. 1 / Audio mvt. 2 / Audio mvt. 3 / alt. audio mvt. 1 / alt. audio mvt. 2

  Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor.

Notes on the Fantasia Nova soundfiles: The alt. audio are a different recording than the one on our 1991 cassettes - almost a wind ensemble version (mvts. 1 and 2 ), and recorded in closer-to-studio conditions, it is clearer than the previous version, and different in some small details (being a performance of a pre-publication manuscript, I think). One detail that matters to me is the premier appearance of the lion's roar which the UWEC percussion players managed to secure. It played, so far as I know, only once, and then broke. It's here, on this recording in mvt. 1 (sounds like furniture moving). The triple timpani roll at the end of the "Dreams" movement is also quite different, and wild, and though it's not quite what the score calls for, I kind of like it. The Sousa-styled finale is the same recording as used before ... but that would be another story. (Bob Margolis, 1/14/1999).

 

Instinctive Travels by Michael Markowski - Grade 5: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by California State University Wind Symphony, Mitchell Fennell, conductor

 

Invention No. 8 in F. by J.S. Bach/Margolis - 50 sec., Grade 5: Audio

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

*Joy (Mostly!) by Micah Levy - Grade 5: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by members of the Peabody Wind Ensemble, Trent Hollinger, conductor

 

*Legacies by Clint Needham - Grade 5: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Dwight Oltman, ensemble conductor, Clint Needham, guest conductor

 

*^Lift-Off by Roger Zare - Grade 5: Audio / Virtual Score

 From the recording, Voicings, by the North Texas Wind Symphony, Eugene Corporon, Conductor. (GIA Publications, Inc., CD-895)

Used with permission

 

*^Ludvik by Jeffrey Hayman - Grade 5: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by CLUTCH Composers Group Wind Ensemble at The University of Texas at Austin, Marc Sosnowchik, conductor

 

*^Lux Perpetua by Frank Ticheli - 11 1/2 min. - Grade 5: Audio / Virtual Score / Video (YouTube)

 Performance by Baylor University Wind Ensemble, J. Eric Wilson, conductor

Used with permission from Mark Records, Catalog ID# 55918-MCD www.MarkCustom.com

 

Pacific Fanfare by Frank Ticheli - 5 1/2 min., Grade 5: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Colorado Wind Ensemble, Allan McMurray, conductor

 

Video performance (in antiphonal array in 3 choirs with offstage solo horn and trumpet) by the Whitworth Wind Symphony, Richard Strauch, conductor (from YouTube). (You will have to drag the score's tab to desktop to see the virtual score at the same time as the YouTube video.)

 

Postcard by Frank Ticheli (concert band) - 5 1/4 min., Grade 5: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by H. Robert Reynolds conducting the University of Michigan Symphony Band

 

Postcard by Frank Ticheli (orchestra) - 5¼ min., Grade 5: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by The USC Thornton Symphony, Carl St. Clair, conductor

 

Raga! by Arnold Rosner - Grade 5: Audio

 Performance by H. Robert Reynolds conducting the University of Michigan Symphony Band

 

Sanctuary by Frank Ticheli - 12 min., Grade 5: Audio (McMurray) / Audio (Reynolds) / Virtual Score

 Performances by Allan McMurray conducting the University of Colorado Wind Symphony in concert at Macky Concert Hall, and by H. Robert Reynolds conducting the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble

 

Sinfonia III: Hymns and Dances by Timothy Broege - Grade 5: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Northern Colorado Wind Ensemble, Eugene Corporon, conductor

 

Sinfonia V: Symphonia Sacra et Profana by Timothy Broege - Grade 5: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by Eugene Corporon conducting the Michigan State University Wind Symphony

 

Tidal Forces by Michael Markowski - Grade 5: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by Northern Arizona University Wind Symphony, Daniel Schmidt, conductor

 

*^Whiz-Bang by Benjamin Dean Taylor - Grade 5: Virtual Score / Audio

 Performance by Detroit Symphony Orchestra Civic Wind Ensemble, Ken Thompson, conductor

 

 

 

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GRADE 6:

 

*^Catclaw Mimosa by Ben Hjertmann - Grade 6: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by Northshore Concert Band, Mallory Thompson, conductor

 

Concertino for Trombone and Band by Frank Ticheli - Grade 6: Video / Virtual Score / download solo Trombone part (free)

 Performance by The USAF Band of the West, A1C Michael Steiger, Trombone, Col. Jeffrey C. Mathews, Band Commander (from YouTube). (You will have to drag the score's tab to desktop to see the virtual score at the same time as the YouTube video.) Also avail. in version for clar. and piano

 

Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble by Frank Ticheli - 21 1/2 min., Grade 6: Video / Virtual Score / download solo sax part (free)

 Performance by Eastman School of Music Wind Orchestra, Mark Scatterday, conductor, Phil Pierick, alto saxophone (from YouTube). (You will have to drag the score's tab to desktop to see the virtual score at the same time as the YouTube video.) Also avail. in vsn. for Alto Sax. and piano

 

Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble by Frank Ticheli - 21 min., Grade 6: Audio / Virtual Score / download solo clarinet part (free)

 Performance by the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble. Craig Kirchhoff, conductor; Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet

 

Video Performance by Michigan State University Wind Symphony, Kevin Sedatole, conductor; Guy Yehuda, clarinet

 

Mvt. 2 Video / Mvt. 3 Video Performance by "The President's Own" United State Marine Band, Col Jason K. Fettig, Director; Frank Ticheli, guest conductor, GySgt Christopher Grant, clarinet (both from YouTube). (You will have to drag the score's tab to desktop to see the virtual score at the same time as the YouTube video.)

 

Gaian Visions by Frank Ticheli - 9 1/2 min., Grade 6: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by John L. Whitwell conducting the Stephen F. Austin State University Symphonic Band

 

Mercury Variation by Bob Margolis - Grade 6: Audio

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor (unpublished)

 

*^Reflections on the Death of the Beloved by Matthew Peterson - Grade 6: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by St. Olaf Band, Timothy Mahr, conductor

 

Shooting Stars by Frank Ticheli (orchestra, from Sym. 2) - Grade 6: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by The USC Thornton Symphony, Carl St. Clair, conductor

 

^Silver Lining by Frank Ticheli - 22 min., Grade 6: Video / Virtual Score / Download flute solo (free)

 The University of North Texas Wind Symphony, Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor; Jim Walker, flute (from YouTube). (You will have to drag the score's tab to desktop to see the virtual score at the same time as the YouTube video.)

 

Songs of Love and Life by Frank Ticheli - 23 min., Grade 6: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble, Craig Kirchhoff, conductor, Jennifer Olson, soprano

 

^Soulström by Jodie Blackshaw - Grade 6: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by Dennis W. Fisher conducting the University of North Texas Symphonic Band, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

 

Symphony No. 1 by Frank Ticheli -  31 min., Grade 6 - transcribed by Gary D. Green:

1. Of Youth: Audio / Virtual Score (from cover)

2. Of Wisdom: Audio / Virtual Score (from start of mvt. 2)

3. Profanation: Audio / Virtual Score (from start of mvt. 3)

4. Prayer: Audio / Virtual Score (from start of mvt. 4)

 Performance by Michigan State University Wind Symphony, Kevin Sedatole, conductor. (Live performance recorded on December 2, 2009.)

 

Symphony No. 2 by Frank Ticheli - 21 min., mvts. 1 & 2 Grade 6, mvt. 3 Grade 5

1. Shooting Stars: Audio / Virtual Score (from cover)

2. Dreams Under A New Moon: Audio / Virtual Score (from start of mvt. 2)

3. Apollo Unleashed: Audio / Virtual Score (from start of mvt. 3)

 Performance of movements 1 and 2 by the FSU Wind Symphony conducted by James Croft, recorded at the the 2003 WASBE 11th Conference in Jönköpíng, Sweden, from Mark Custom Recording Service, www.markcustom.com. Performance of movement 3 by the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble, reading session conducted by the composer.

 

Terpsichore by Bob Margolis (after Praetorius) - Grade 6: Mvt. 1 Audio / Mvt. 2 Audio/ Mvt. 3 Audio / Mvt. 4 Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by Donald S. George conducting the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band

 

The Tyger by Frank Ticheli - 6 min., Grade 6: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by: University of Michigan Wind Ensemble, H. Robert Reynolds, conductor

 

 

 

Chorus:

 

In White Light of Winter by Fran Avnet Goldstein/Bob Margolis (chorus): Audio

 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Concert Choir, Morris Hayes, conducto

 

A Woman's Last Word by Fran Goldstein/Bob Margolis (chorus): Audio

 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Concert Choir, Morris Hayes, conductor