2017 Concert Band Syllabus

NOTE TO DIRECTORS:

Only works listed on this year’s syllabus will satisfy the syllabus requirement for the 2017 festival.  Musicfest Canada provides adjudication scores for pieces on the syllabus.  Canadian works on the syllabus are marked (CA) and will also satisfy the Canadian requirement (see below).  Please be sure to review the complete rules and regulations at www.musicfest.ca before selecting your repertoire.

CANADIAN REQUIREMENT:  

Since May 2016, every Concert Band participating in “The Nationals” is required to play 1 composition by a Canadian composer. This may be from the Syllabus, or it may be one of the director’s choice.  If it is one of the director’s choice, it should be at the same performance level (if the band plays in B300, the director’s Canadian choice should be at the B300 level). SCROLL BELOW THIS SYLLABUS FOR ADDITIONAL NON-SYLLABUS SUGGESTED CANADIAN COMPOSITIONS.

Canadian Content is noted with a “(CA)”

Class/Classe B600

AwaydayGorbMaecenas
Banks of Newfoundland (CA)CableEighth Note
Children’s MarchGrainger/RogersHL/Southern
Crossing ParallelsSalfelderHL/Boosey & Hawkes
Frenergy Estacio/LinklaterHL/Boosey & Hawkes
Give Us This DayMaslankaFischer
Incantation & DanceChanceHL/Boosey & Hawkes
Lincolnshire Posy (Any 4 Movements)GraingerLudwig
Overture to CandideBernstein/GrundmanB & H
Polytechnique (CA)DagenaisHalabra
Sonics (CA)CoakleyEighth Note
Symphonic OvertureBarnesHL/Southern
Variants on a Medieval TuneDello JoioHL / EBMarks

Class/Classe B500

Bali (CA)ColgrassFischer
Blue Lake OvertureChanceHL/Boosey & Hawkes
ChesterSchumanTheodore Presser
El Camino RealReedHal Leonard
Free Running (CA)BuckleyHL / Musicworks
Genesis (CA)GassiAlfred / Belwin
Handel in the StrandGraineger/SchisselBarnhouse
Medieval Suite (one movement)NelsonLudwig Masters
Psalm for BandPersichettiCarl Fischer
Romantic Variations (CA)CalvertCounterpoint
Scotch Cap Overture (CA)FortinÉditions machine à notes
Two Native Legends (CA)WilliamsEighth Note
Under the Butterfly's Wing (CA)StetnerLES

Class/Classe B400

A Little Concert SuiteAlfred ReedHL/Marks
Amazing GraceTicheliManhattan Beach
Arkhangelsk (CA)SmallmanLighthouse
From Chaos to the Birth of a Dancing Star (CA)BellCanadian Music Centre
I AmBoysen, Jr.Kjos
Jubilant Dialogue (CA)CoakleyEighth Note
KaddishMcBethHL / Southern
Land of the Midnight Sun (CA)BuckleyHL / Musicworks
Lyric Essay (CA)CoakleyEighth Note
Space SymphonyGirouxHL / Southern
Suite on Canadian Folk Songs (CA)CalvertEighth Note
Symbiopholie (CA)DagenaisEditions GAM
The Colours and Contrasts of Grief (CA)SuchanEighth Note
The Fisher Who Died in His Bed (CA)HerbermanNorthdale
Thin Places (CA)ThomasEighth Note

Class/Classe B300

Ammerlandde HaanHL/de Haske
At Morning's First LightGillinghamC. Alan
Blue Lake and Rocky Shore (CA)ThomasEighth Note
Down A Country LaneCopland/PattersonHL/Boosey & Hawkes
Filum Vitae (CA)KristoffersonDaehn
Flourish for Wind BandVaughan WilliamsOxford University Press
Mystery on Mena MountainGirouxHL/Southern
Old Churches (CA)ColgrassHL/Bandquest
Rocky Mountain Lullaby (CA)VenterVenter
Sea of Marmora (CA)Gillilandmusicdirectltd.com
They Came Sailing (CA)JutrasBarnhouse
Three Ayres from GloucesterStuartShawnee
TricycleBoysenKjos
Variations On A Rollicking Tune (CA)SirulnikoffCounterpoint
Wings (CA)GassiAlfred
Ye Banks and Braes O’ Bonnie DoonGraingerHal Leonard
Yorkshire BalladBarnesHL/Southern

Class/Classe B200

A French-Canadian Suite (CA)MacLaughlinBourne
Asian SunriseKopetzKjos
Donkey Riding (CA)CoakleyEighth Note
Dorian HaikuWatsonAlfred
Fanfare, Ode and FestivalMargolisManhattan Beach
Hush (CA)ThomasEighth Note
Marcha Pacifica (CA)FortinMachine-a-notes
Newfoundland Folk Song (CA)DuffAlfred
Of Gentle SpiritOwensFJH
Prelude and PursuitSweeneyHal Leonard
Rhythm StandHigdonHL/Bandquest
Scene in Iqaluit (CA)CableEighth Note
Scottish BalladeSheldonAlfred
Three Czech Folk SongsVinsonHal Leonard
Where Mountains Touch the Sky (CA)BuckleyHL / Musicworks

Class/Classe B100

A Starlit NightSwearingenAlfred
All Ye Young SailorsLa PlanteDaehn
Ancient MoonDel BorgoAlfred
Chinese Folk Song MedleyGarofaloGrand Mesa
Colliding VisionsBalmagesFJH
ConflictClarkCarl Fischer/TP
Court FestivalPearsonKjos
Crusade (CA)GassiAlfred
Early One Morning (CA)MarlattEighth Note
In the Wake of SpringSwearingenAlfred
Land of the Silver Birch (CA)CoakleyComprint or Eighth Note
Last Voyage of Queen Anne's Revenge (CA)MeeboerEighth Note
Nottingham CastleDaehnDaehn
Prélude et Célébration (CA)DagenaisEighth Note Publishing
Royal GardensVertoskeGrand Mesa
The Band in the Square La PlanteDaehn
The Battle PavaneSusato/MargolisManhattan Beach
The Water is WideGriffinHal Leonard

Canadian Repertoire for Concert Band

Note to directors: This is not the syllabus.  This is a non-exhaustive list of Canadian works that could satisfy the Canadian requirement for the festival.  This list was created to suggest a broader range of Canadian repertoire choices and expand the range of suggested, high quality wind band works from B100 to B600.  Only works listed on this year’s actual syllabus will satisfy the syllabus requirement (such works are marked on this list with an asterisk, and will satisfy both requirements).  MusicFest does not provide adjudication scores for pieces on this list unless they are also on the syllabus.  Please be sure to review the complete rules and regulations at www.musicfest.ca before selecting your repertoire.  Some of the pieces are listed below without a source; these works are available for perusal and purchase at the composer’s website or by contacting the composer directly.

Canadian works from the Required Repertoire list are marked with an Asterisk (*).

Class/Classe B600

*Banks of Newfoundland CableEighth Note
*Polytechnique DagenaisHalabra
*Sonics CoakleyEighth Note
Arctic DreamsColgrassCanadian Music Centre
Banks of Newfoundland CableEighth Note
Bootlegger’s TarantellaEstacio/Michalak
FrenergyEstacio/LinklaterHL/Boosey & Hawkes
One Midsummer Morning (any three movements) HealeyCanadian Music Centre
PantomimeMercureCounterpoint
PolytechniqueDagenaisHafabra
Prairie Ride and SunsetEstacioComposer Website
RCMP Regimental MarchO’Neill/Oehlerking
Some Assembly RequiredKucharzykCanadian Music Centre
SonicsCoakleyEighth Note
The Greatness of the New Found NightKuleshaCounterpoint Music

Class/Classe B500

*Bali ColgrassFischer
*Free Running BuckleyHL / Musicworks
*Genesis GassiAlfred / Belwin
*Romantic Variations CalvertCounterpoint
*Scotch Cap Overture FortinÉditions machine à notes
*Two Native Legends WilliamsEighth Note
*Under the Butterfly's Wing StetnerLES
Bali ColgrassCarl Fischer
Colour WheelForsythCounterpoint
Fall FairRidout/FralickCanadian Music Centre
Free Running BuckleyHal Leonard
GenesisGassiAlfred/Belwin
Ontario PicturesCableNorthdale
Romantic Variations CalvertCounterpoint
Round DanceWeinzweigCanadian Music Centre
Scotch Cap Overture FortinMachine-a-notes
SodbusterRaumCanadian Music Centre
StellaDagenaisGAM
Suite of Miniature DancesApplebaumNorthdale
Two Native Legends Max WilliamsEighth Note
Under the Butterfly’s Wing StetnerLES

Class/Classe B400

*Arkhangelsk SmallmanLighthouse
*From Chaos to the Birth of a Dancing Star BellCanadian Music Centre
*Jubilant Dialogue CoakleyEighth Note
*Land of the Midnight Sun BuckleyHL / Musicworks
*Lyric EssayCoakleyEighth Note
*Suite on Canadian Folk SongsCalvertEighth Note
*Symbiopholie DagenaisEditions GAM
*The Colours and Contrasts of Grief SuchanEighth Note
*The Fisher Who Died in His Bed HerbermanNorthdale
*Thin Places ThomasEighth Note
A Barrie North CelebrationJutrasBarnhouse
A Canadian Folk RhapsodyCoakleyEighth Note
AntiphonalsCoakleyBRS
ArkhangelskSmallmanLighthouse
Couchiching SuiteHerbermanEighth Note
From Chaos to the Birth of a Dancing Star BellCanadian Music Centre
Hannaford OvertureIrvineNorthdale
InversiaJutrasBarnhouse
Jubilant Dialogue CoakleyEighth Note
Land of the Midnight Sun BuckleyHal Leonard
Lyric Essay CoakleyEighth Note
PacificaBuckleyHL/Fentone
Suite on Canadian Folk Songs CalvertEighth Note
Swiftriver PassageSuchanEighth Note
Symbiopholie! DagenaisEighth Note or GAM
Tabula RasaMacDonald/Hopkins
The Colours and Contrasts of Grief SuchanEighth Note
The Fisher Who Died in His Bed HerbermanNorthdale
Thin Places ThomasEighth Note
Toccata FestivaCoakleyEighth Note

Class/Classe B300

*Blue Lake and Rocky Shore ThomasEighth Note
*Filum Vitae KristoffersonDaehn
*Old Churches ColgrassHL/Bandquest
*Rocky Mountain Lullaby VenterVenter
*Sea of Marmora Gillilandmusicdirectltd.com
*They Came Sailing JutrasBarnhouse
*Variations On A Rollicking Tune SirulnikoffCounterpoint
*Wings GassiAlfred
Beethoven MachineColgrassCarl Fischer
Blue Lake and Rocky Shore ThomasEighth Note
Bright Blue WaterCoakleyEighth Note
CascadiaBuckleyHL/Fentone
Feller from FortuneThomasEighth Note
Festive OccasionCoakleyEighth Note
Filum Vitae KristoffersonDaehn
Kingsmere OvertureMeeboerEighth Note
Maple Leaf ForeverMuir/Clarke
MoventaJutrasBarnhouse
Ned the NeckMorlockCanadian Music Centre
Old Churches ColgrassHL/Bandquest
Prairie WeddingKristoffersonDaehn
Rocky Mountain Lullaby Venterchristiaanventer.com or CMC
Sea of Marmora Gillilandmusicdirectltd.com
Song of the TidesCharkeCanadian Music Centre
Thameside MarchCalvertEighth Note
They Came Sailing JutrasBarnhouse
Three Folk MiniaturesJutrasBarnhouse
ToledoCarlsonCanadian Music Centre
Variations on a Rollicking Tune SirulnikoffCounterpoint
WindjammerBuckleyHal Leonard
WingsGassiAlfred

Class/Classe B200

*A French-Canadian Suite MacLaughlinBourne
*Donkey Riding CoakleyEighth Note
*Hush ThomasEighth Note
*Marcha Pacifica FortinMachine-a-notes
*Newfoundland Folk Song DuffAlfred
*Scene in Iqaluit CableEighth Note
*Where Mountains Touch the Sky BuckleyHL / Musicworks
A French-Canadian Suite MacLaughlinBourne
Ariana’s y la danzaFortinMachine-a-notes
Cape Breton LullabyGassiAlfred
Donkey RidingCoakleyEighth Note
Headin’ HomeToewsconductorschool.com
HushThomasEighth Note
JimMackayRonmac
Marcha Pacifica FortinMachine-a-notes
New HorizonsCourtHL/Curnow
Newfoundland Folk Song DuffAlfred
Petty Harbour Bait SkiffDuffAlfred
Scene in Iqaluit CableEighth Note
Suite for a Band of PlayersCoakleyEighth Note
Where Mountains Touch the Sky BuckleyHal Leonard

Class/Classe B100

*Crusade GassiAlfred
*Early One MorningMarlattEighth Note
*Land of the Silver Birch CoakleyComprint or Eighth Note
*Last Voyage of Queen Anne's Revenge MeeboerEighth Note
*Prélude et Célébration DagenaisEighth Note Publishing
A Hero’s ProcessionMeeboerEighth Note
A World AwayMeeboer & MarlattEighth Note
Big RavenGassiAlfred
CrusadeGassiAlfred
Early One Morning MarlattEighth Note
Echo LakeBuckleyHal Leonard
ExpeditionApplebyApro
Gabrielle and her pony, CampanillaFortinMachine-a-notes
InnovationMeeboerEighth Note
Land of the Silver BirchCourtHL/Curnow
Land of the Silver Birch CoakleyEighth Note
Last Voyage of the Queen Anne’s Revenge MeeboerEighth Note
Prelude and Celebration DagenaisEighth Note

*List created by Dr. Mark Hopkins (Acadia University) and Dr. Jason Caslor (Arizona State University)