2024 Canadian Concert Band Repertoire List

Note to directors: This is not the syllabus – for the syllabus, click here.

This is a non-exhaustive list of Canadian works that could satisfy the Canadian requirement for the festival.  If you are aware of other Canadian works that could be added to this list, please provide the necessary information to info@musicfest.ca . 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. Many of the pieces below are published and sold by the composers themselves. Perusal scores, sample audio, and more information can be found on the composers’ websites or via the contact info provided.

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

Class/Classe B600

*Banks of Newfoundland Cable, HowardEighth Note
*Frenergy Estacio, John, arr. Fraser LinklaterHal Leonard
Greatness of the New Found Night, The (any movement)Kulesha, GaryCounterpoint Music
One Midsummer Morning (any three movements) Healey, DerekCanadian Music Centre
PantomimeMercure, PierreCounterpoint
Prairie Ride and SunsetEstacio, JohnComposer Website
Some Assembly Required (3rd movement only)Kucharzyk, HenryCanadian Music Centre
*Sonics Coakley, DonaldEighth Note
*UndercurrentsBuckley, RobertHL/Musicworks

Class/Classe B500

Colour WheelForsyth, MalcolmCounterpoint
Fall FairRidout, Godfrey, arr. FralickCanadian Music Centre
*Free Running Buckley, RobertHal Leonard
*Genesis Gassi, VinceAlfred / Belwin
Lake Superior Suite (at least 3 movements)Nishimura, CaitCait Nishimura
*Mouvement FrenetiqueDagenais, JonathanAlfred
Ontario PicturesCable, HowardNorthdale
Our Famous Five (3 of 7 movements)Hendricks, R. Duanee-mail
*Romantic Variations Calvert, MorleyCounterpoint
Round DanceWeinzweig, JohnCanadian Music Centre
Scotch Cap Overture Fortin, MichelMachine-a-notes
*SkylineHammell, EvanEKR Hammell
SodbusterRaum, ElizabethCanadian Music Centre
StellaDagenais, JonathanGAM
Suite of Miniature DancesApplebaum, LouisNorthdale
*Under the Butterfly's WingsStetner, LindsayLES
Waves Towards the Pebbled ShoreMeechan, PeterPeter Meechan

Class/Classe B400

AntiphonalsCoakley, DonaldBRS
*AutumnNishimura, CaitCait Nishimura
Barrie North Celebration, AJutras, AndreBarnhouse
Canadian Folk Rhapsody, ACoakley, DonaldEighth Note
*Colours and Contrasts of Grief, TheSuchan, PaulEighth Note
Couchiching SuiteHerberman, JohnEighth Note
FantasieMacKay, RonRonmac
*Fisher Who Died in His Bed, TheHerberman, JohnNorthdale
Foaming SeaBuckley, RobertHL/Musicworks
*From Chaos to the Birth of a Dancing Star Bell, Allan GordonCanadian Music Centre
Hannaford OvertureIrvine, J. ScottNorthdale
InversiaJutras, AndreBarnhouse
*ISS FlyoverMeechan, PeterPeter Meechan
Jubilant Dialogue Coakley, DonaldEighth Note
Kanata SpringEastmond, DavidC.L. Barnhouse
*Land of the Midnight Sun Buckley, RobertHL / Musicworks
Lonesome Scenes of Winter, TheSmallman, JeffLighthouse
*Lyric EssayCoakley, DonaldEighth Note
*Mercury In TransitCharke, DerekCanadian Music Centre
PacificaBuckley, RobertHL/Fentone
PerpetuaMeechan, PeterPeter Meechan
*Suite on Canadian Folk SongsCalvert, MorleyEighth Note
Swiftriver PassageSuchan, PaulEighth Note
*SymbiopholieDagenais, JonathanEighth Note
Tabula RasaMacDonald, Don, arr. Mark Hopkinsmark.hopkins@acadiau.ca
Toccata FestivaCoakley, DonaldEighth Note

Class/Classe B300

Beethoven MachineColgrass, MichaelCarl Fischer
Beyond the HorizonSmallman, JeffLighthouse
Bright Blue WaterCoakley, DonaldEighth Note
CascadiaBuckley, RobertHL/Fentone
Celebration FolkloriqueJutras, AndreC.L. Barnhouse
*Chasing SunlightNishimura, CaitCait Nishimura
Feller from FortuneThomas, BillEighth Note
Festive OccasionCoakley, DonaldEighth Note
Filum Vitae Kristofferson, KenleyDaehn
Flower City FestivalEastmond, DavidDavid Eastmond
Kingsmere OvertureMeeboer, RyanEighth Note
Matters of KindnessKristofferson, KenleyGrand Mesa
Meeting Place, TheKristofferson, KenleyC.L. Barnhouse
MoventaJutras, AndreBarnhouse
Ned the NeckMorlock, JocelynCanadian Music Centre
*Old Churches Colgrass, MichaelHL/Bandquest
*Pop!Olson, TawnieHL/Bandquest
*Portrait of Terry FoxLe, QuanMusic Direct/MMI
*Prairie WeddingKristofferson, KenleyBarnhouse
*PreludeRaum, ElizabethCMC
*RemembranceChoi, DannyD.I.D. Choi
*Rocky Mountain Lullaby Venter, ChristiaanVenter
Song of the Tides (at least 2nd movement)Charke, DerekCanadian Music Centre
Thameside MarchCalvert, MorleyEighth Note
Three Folk MiniaturesJutras, AndreBarnhouse
ToledoCarlson, BruceCanadian Music Centre
*Variations On A Rollicking Tune Sirulnikoff, JackCounterpoint
*When The Sun Comes After RainEmery, Matthew, arr. Evan HammellEKR Hammell
WindjammerBuckley, RobertHal Leonard
WingsGassi, VinceAlfred
*Winter SunMacdonald, Don, arr. Sara SulymaDon Macdonald

Class/Classe B200

Ariana’s y la danzaFortin, AndreMachine-a-notes
Cape Breton LullabyGassi, VinceAlfred
Crystal RiverStetner, LindsayLES
*Donkey RidingCoakley, DonaldEighth Note
*French-Canadian Suite, AMacLaughlin, ArnoldBourne
*Hush Thomas, BillEighth Note
Into the BlueNishimura, CaitCait Nishimura
JimMackay, RonRonmacmusic.com
*Marcha Pacifica Fortin, MichelMachine-a-notes
New HorizonsCourt, DouglasHL/Curnow
*Newfoundland Folk Song Duff, JimAlfred
Petty Harbour Bait SkiffDuff, JimAlfred
*Rider of the MountainChoi, DannyCarl Fischer or D.I.D. Choi
*Spring MarchDagenais, JonathanAlfred
*Where Mountains Touch the Sky Buckley, RobertHL / Musicworks
Wings of ApolloGassi, VinceAlfred
*ZenithMeechan, PeterPeter Meechan

Class/Classe B100

A La Claire FontaineCoakley, DonaldEighth Note
As We SleepMeeboer, RyanEighth Note
AwakenNishimura, CaitCait Nishimura
By The Clear FountainMeeboer, RyanEighth Note
CardassiaDagenais, JonathanTRN
Castles and CrownsBuckley, RobertHal Leonard
*Crusade Gassi, VinceAlfred
*Early One MorningMarlatt, DavidEighth Note
Echo LakeBuckley, RobertHal Leonard
ExpeditionAppleby, BrianApro
Gabrielle and her pony, CampanillaFortin, MichelMachine-a-notes
Hero’s Procession, AMeeboer, RyanEighth Note
InnovationMeeboer, RyanEighth Note
Majestic MountainMarlatt, DavidEighth Note
*Prelude and CelebrationDagenais, JonathanEighth Note Publishing
*Ready to FlyNishimura, CaitCait Nishimura
*Squonk BluesBuckley, RobertHal Leonard