Music

Here is a list of our past concerts. We have provided audio clips of selections that we feel showcase the versatility of the ensemble's repertoire as well as the quality of its playing. These selections are denoted by the song names that are links.

Columbia Festival of Winds

March 7, 2010

Pentium - Peter Graham (New York premiere)
O Magnum Mysterium - Morten Lauridsen, arr. H. Robert Reynolds
Lincolnshire Posy - Percy Grainger
Overture in E-flat - Edward Green, arr. Andrew Pease (world premiere)

Sing Me a Song

December 6, 2009

American Salute - Morton Gould
Amazing Grace - Frank Ticheli
Variations on America - Charles Ives, arr. Schuman/Rhoads
Psalm - Vincent Persichetti
Song for Band - William Bolcom
Symphonic Songs for Band - Robert Russell Bennett

Journeys

October 25, 2009

Pathfinder of Panama - John Philip Sousa
Blue Lake Overture - John Barnes Chance
Sleep - Eric Whitacre
Children's March - Percy Grainger
Symphony for Band - Vittorio Giannini

Senior Choice 2009

April 26, 2009

The Gallant Seventh - John Philip Sousa
Four Scottish Dances - Malcolm Arnold, arr. John Paynter
Perthshire Majesty - Sam Hazo
Alligator Alley - Michael Daugherty
Fantasia for Band - Vittorino Giannini
"Mars" and "Jupiter" from The Planets - Gustav Holst, arr. Merlin Patterson
"Berceuse" and "Finale" from The Firebird - Igor Stravinsky, arr. Goldman

Senior Choice Concert 2007

April 14, 2007 - Roone Arledge Auditorium - 2pm

Tempered Steel - Charles Young
The Duke - Dave Brubek, arr. Gil Evans, Joe O'Conor, trumpet
Whole-Tone Piece - Murray Houllif
Tempest Hora - Grigoras Dinicu, Jeremy Schiffer, clarinet
HMS Pinafore highlights - Gilbert & Sullivan, arr. Robert Russell Bennett
Chaconne - Erik Jorgen Jorgensen, World premiere
The Incredible Flutist - Walter Piston, Elizabeth Mulhall, flute

Joint concerts with Yale

February 23, 2007 - Woolsey Hall, New Haven - 8pm

March 4, 2007 - Roone Arledge Auditorium - 2pm

Yale Concert Band:

Easter Monday on the White House Lawn - John Philip Sousa
Butterflies and Bees! - Thomas C. Duffy (3/4/07)
Ghost Train I - Eric Whitacre
Colonial Song - Percy Grainger (2/23/07)
Pineapple Poll - Sir Arthur Sullivan
Cave of the Winds - Russel Peck

Columbia:

Gavorkna Fanfare - Jack Stamp
Procession of the Nobles - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, conducted by Ena Shin
Symphony for Band - Vincent Persichetti
Nitro - Frank Ticheli, New York City premiere
Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo - Malcolm Arnold
Fandango - Frank Perkins, played jointly with the Yale Concert Band

New York, New York

December 9, 2006 - Miller Theater - 2pm

Overture to Candide - Leonard Bernstein arr. Clare Grundman
George Washington Bridge - William Schuman
Porgy and Bess Selection - George Gershwin, arr. Robert Russell Bennett
Harlem Nocturne - Earle Hagen
Hymn for the Lost and the Living - Eric Ewazen
Soundscape - Michael DiGiacinto, commissioned for this concert
On the Mall - Edwin Franko Goldman

War and Peace

October 21, 2006 - Roone Arledge Auditorium - 8pm

Commando March - Samuel Barber
"Hobbits" from Symphony No. 1, "The Lord of the Rings" - Johann de Meij
Irish Tune from County Derry and
Shepherd's Hey - Percy Grainger, conducted by William Tonissen
Suite Francaise - Darius Milhaud
Lincoln Portrait - Aaron Copland arr. Walter Beeler, narrated by Eric Foner

Senior Choice Concert 2006

April 30, 2006 - Lerner Party Space

Festive Overture, Op. 96 - Dmitri Shostakovich, arr. Donald Hunsberger
Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 - Georges Enescu
Bugler's Holiday - Leroy Anderson, arr. Michael Edwards
Symphonic Suite from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - John Williams, arr. Robert W. Smith
Canzon Primi - Toni Giovanni Gabrielli
Liturgical Dances (Benedicamus Socii Domino) - David Holsinger
Semper Fidelis - John Philip Sousa

Latin American

March 05, 2006 - Roone Arledge Auditorium - 2pm

Amparito Roca - Jaime Texidor, arr. Aubrey Winter
Danzon Cubano - Aaron Copland, arr. R. Mark Rogers
Sonoran Desert Holiday - Ron Nelson
Danza Final - Alberto Ginastera, arr. David John
Muerte del Angel - Astor Piazzolla, arr. Andrew Pease
    Leonardo Hiertz, flute
    I. Milonga
    II. Muerte
Fandango - Frank Perkins, arr. Floyd E. Werle

Postcards

December 10, 2005 - Roone Arledge Auditorium

American Overture - Joseph Wilcox Jenkins
"Variations on a Shaker Hymn" from Appalachian Spring - Aaron Copland
Armenian Dances (Part 1) - Alfred Reed
Theme from Monsoon Wedding - Mychael Danna, arr. Andrew Pease
Lincolnshire Posey - Percy Grainger, ed. Frederick Fennell
Pines of the Appian Way - Ottorino Respighi, arr. Antonio D'Elia

Halloween

October 22, 2005 - St. Paul's Cathedral

Pageant - Vincent Persichetti
March from Symphonic Metamorphosis - Paul Hindemith arr. Keith Wilson
Incantation and Dance - John Barnes Chance
Feierlicher Einzug - Richard Strauss
The Power of Rome and the Christian Heart - Percy Grainger
Night on Bald Mountain - Modest Mussorgsky arr. Mark Hindsley

Senior Choice Concert

May 1, 2005 - 301 Philosophy Hall

Cajun Folk Songs II - Frank Ticheli
Catch Me If You Can - John Williams
Variations on a Korean Folk Song - John Barnes Chance
El Trompo - Heitor Villa-Lobos
Four Dances from West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein
A Movement for Rosa - Mark Camphouse

Great Wind Music

March 6, 2005 - Roone Arledge Auditorium

Symphonic Songs for Band - Robert Russell Bennett
Divertimento for Band - Vincent Persichetti
Lauds - Ron Nelson
First Suite in E-flat for Military Band - Gustav Holst
Esprit de Corps - Robert Jager

Storm and Sea

December 5, 2004 - Roone Arledge Auditorium

The Thunderer - John Philip Sousa
Symphony on Themes of John Philip Sousa: Movement II after "The Thunderer" - Ira Hearshen
North Sea Overture - Ralph Hermann
Molly on the Shore - Percy Aldridge Grainger
Mannin Veen - Haydn Wood
South Pacific Symphonic Scenario - Richard Rodgers
Rolling Thunder - Henry Fillmore

Medieval Music

October 24, 2004 - Roone Arledge Auditorium

Fanfare and Allegro - Clifton Williams
Lady of the Lake - Ernest Lubin
Three Tapestries - David Holsinger
Homage to Machaut - Ron Nelson
Three Dances from Henry VIII - Edward German, arr. L. P. Laurendeau
Variants on a Medieval Tune - Norman Dello Joio

Senior Selections

May 2, 2004 - Roone Arledge Auditorium

The Moldau - Bedrich Smetana, arr. Mark Rogers and John Cacavas
2 Gymnopedies - Erik Satie, arr. Alfred Reed
"Mars" from The Planets - Gustav Holst, arr. Merlin Patterson
Conversations with the Night - Andrew Boysen
Suite of Old American Dances - Robert Russell Bennett
"Hoe-Down" from Rodeo - Aaron Copland, arr. Mark Rogers

MIT Joint Concert

March 14, 2004 - Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Overture to Candide - Leonard Bernstein, arr. Clare Grundman
October - Eric Whitacre
Tocatta Marziale - Ralph Vaughan Williams
Pictures at an Exhibition Part III: "Hut of Baba-Yaga" and "Great Gate of Kiev" - Modest Mussorgsky (trans. Erik Leidzen)
Symphony No. 3: "Slavyanskaya" - Boris Kozhevnikov, arr. Bourgeois, John (ed.)
"Berceuse" and "Finale" from The Firebird - Igor Stravinsky, arr. Goldman, Richard Franko
Chorale and Alleluia - Howard Hanson
Slava! - Leonard Bernstein, arr. Grundman, Clare

Russian Music

March 7, 2004 - Roone Arledge Auditorium

Salvation Is Created - Pavel Chesnokov (trans. Leonard V. Meretta)
Slava! Overture - Leonard Bernstein (trans. Clare Grundman)
Prelude in E-flat Minor - Dmitri Shostakovich (trans. Gene Chenoweth)
Pictures at an Exhibition Part III: "Hut of Baba-Yaga" and "Great Gate of Kiev" - Modest Mussorgsky (trans. Erik Leidzen)
"Russian Sailor's Dance" from The Red Poppy - Reinhold Gliere (trans. Erik Leidzen)
Symphony No. 3: "Slavyanskaya" - Boris Kozhevnikov (ed. John Bourgeois)
"Berceuse" and "Finale" from The Firebird - Igor Stravinsky (arr. Richard Franko Goldman)

Legends

December 7, 2003 - Roone Arledge Auditorium

Apollo March - Anton Bruckner (arr. Erik Leidzen)
"Invocation of Alberich" from Rheingold - Richard Wagner (arr. Lucian Cailliet)
Haensel and Gretel Overture - Engelbert Humperdinck (arr. Lucian Cailliet)
"Gandalf - The Wizard" from Symphony No. 1, "The Lord of the Rings" - Johan de Meij
Legend - Paul Creston
The Cowboys - John Williams (arr. James Curnow)

Milestones: Celebrating Columbia's 250th Anniversary

October 26, 2003 - Roone Arledge Auditorium

Sans Souci - Unknown
Athletic Festival March - Sergei Profofiev (arr. Richard Franko Goldman)
Chester Overture - William Schuman
"To a Wild Rose" from Woodland Sketches - Edward MacDowell (arr. Frank Winterbottom)
Selections from The King and I - Richard Rodgers (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)
Columbia's Alma Mater - B.W. Hough
Selections from Petite Suite - Bela Bartok (trans. Charles Cushing)
Roman Carnival Overture - Hector Berlioz (arr. V.F. Safranek)

Freedom

May 4, 2003 - Roone Arledge Auditorium

Fantasia for Band - Vittorio Giannini
Suite Francaise - Darius Milhaud
Symphonic Dance no. 1 - Fiesta - Clifton Williams
A Testament of Freedom - Randall Thompson
Soldiers' Chorus from Faust - Charles Gounod, arr. Bob Wilsom

American Landscapes

March 9, 2003 - Roone Arledge Auditorium

An Outdoor Overture - Aaron Copland
Newsreel in Five Shots - William Schuman
Cowboy Rhapsody - Morton Gould
From the Delta - William Grant Still
Shenandoah - Frank Ticheli
Selections from Porgy and Bess - George Gershwin (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)

Comedy & Tragedy

December 07, 2002 - Roone Arledge Auditorium

The Liberty Bell March - John Philip Sousa
Light Cavalry Overture - Franz von Suppe (arr. Henry Fillmore)
"March to the Scaffold" from Symphonie Fantastique - Hector Berlioz (arr. by Erik Leidzen)
Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion - PDQ Bach (adapted by Prof. Peter Schickele)
Barnum and Bailey's Favorite March - Karl L. King
Music for "Hamlet" - Alfred Reed
Vesuvius - Frank Ticheli

Party Music

October 20, 2002 - Roone Arledge Auditorium

"Procession of the Nobles" from Mlada - Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov (arr. by Erik Leidzen)
Courtly Airs and Dances - Ron Nelson
The "Carousel" Waltz - Richard Rodgers
A Festival Prelude - Alfred Reed
Slavonic Dance No. I - Antonin Dvorak (arr. by Theo. Moses-Tobani)
Celtic Hymns and Dances - Eric Ewazen
"Bacchanale" from Samson and Dalila - Camille Saint-Sans (arr. by Philip Egner)

Off the Big Screen

April 28, 2002 - Roone Arledge Auditorium

Strike Up the Band - George Gershwin
Overture to Candide - Leonard Bernstein
On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss - David Holsinger
Down a Country Lane - Aaron Copland
Lincoln Portrait - Aaron Copland
The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Scherzo - Paul Dukas

Taste of Britain

March 10, 2002 - Roone Arledge Auditorium

Colonel Bogey - Kenneth J. Alford
Irish Tune from County Derry & Shepherd's Hey - Percy Aldridge Grainger
English Folk Song Suite - Ralph Vaughn Williams
Flourish for Wind Band - Ralph Vaughn Williams
Second Suite in F Major - Gustav Holst
"Jupiter" from The Planets - Gustav Holst

Celebration of Dances

November 28, 2001 - Roone Arledge Auditorium

El Capitan - John Philip Sousa
Folk Dances - Dmitri Shostakovich (ed. H. Robert Reynolds)
Ye Banks and Braes O' Bonnie Doon - Percy Aldridge Grainger
Armenian Dances, Part I - Alfred Reed
The Nutcracker Suite - Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky (arr. Mayhew Lake)
America the Beautiful - Samuel Augustus Ward (arr. Carmen Dragon)
Melody Shop - Karl King

Stars and Stripes: Tribute to America

October 20, 2001 - Roone Arledge Auditorium

National Emblem - Edwin E. Bagley
American Overture for Band - Joseph Wilcox Jenkins
"Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral" from Lohengrin - Richard Wagner (arr. Lucian Caillett)
Selections from West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein (arr. W.J. Duthoit)
Serenade in A Minor, Op. 44 - Antonin Dvorak