2022 Concert Band Syllabus

NOTE TO DIRECTORS:

Only works listed on this year’s syllabus will satisfy the syllabus requirement for the 2022 festival.  MusicFest Canada provides adjudication scores for pieces on the syllabus.  Canadian works on the syllabus 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). See “2021 CANADIAN CONCERT BAND LIST” for additional non-syllabus suggested Canadian concert band compositions.

Canadian Content is noted with a

Class/Classe B600

AwaydayGorb, AdamMaecenasListen
Banks of Newfoundland Cable, HowardEighth NoteListen
Come SundayThomas, OmarOmar ThomasListen
Crossing ParallelsSalfelder, KathrynHal LeonardListen
Frenergy Estacio, John, arr. Fraser LinklaterHal LeonardListen
Give Us This DayMaslanka, DavidCarl FischerListen
Gloriosa (any movement)Ito, YasuhideBravoListen
High Water RisingLamb McCune, SallyMurphy Music PressListen
Overture to CandideBernstein, Leonard, arr. Clare GrundmanHL/Boosey & HawkesListen
Sonics Coakley, DonaldEighth Note
Symphonic OvertureBarnes, JamesHL/SouthernListen
UndercurrentsBuckley, RobertHL/MusicworksListen
Variants on a Medieval TuneDello Joio, NormanHL / EBMarks Listen

Class/Classe B500

Blue Lake OvertureChance, John BarnesBoosey & HawkesListen
Chorale and Shaker DanceZdechlik, JohnKjosListen
City TreesMarkowski, MichaelMichael MarkowskiListen
Dancing FireDay, KevinMurphy Music PressListen
Free Running Buckley, RobertHal LeonardListen
Genesis Gassi, VinceAlfred / BelwinListen
Into the BlueStötzel, IngridIngrid StötzelListen
Mouvement FrenetiqueDagenais, JonathanAlfredListen
Original Suite, AnJacob, GordonHL/Boosey & HawkesListen
Peace DancerBlackshaw, JodieMurphy Music PressListen
Psalm for BandPersichetti, VincentCarl FischerListen
Romantic Variations Calvert, MorleyCounterpointListen
SkylineHammell, EvanEKR HammellListen
Songs for Wind EnsembleGoto, YoBravo/Hustle CopyListen
Under the Butterfly's WingsStetner, LindsayLESListen

Class/Classe B400

AshJolley, JenniferMurphy Music PressListen
AutumnNishimura, CaitCait NishimuraListen
Chorale and AlleluiaHanson, HowardCarl FischerListen
Colours and Contrasts of Grief, TheSuchan, PaulEighth NoteListen
Diamond TideCuong, VietViet CuongListen
Fisher Who Died in His Bed, TheHerberman, JohnNorthdaleListen
From Chaos to the Birth of a Dancing Star Bell, Allan GordonCanadian Music CentreListen
Impulse EngineBremer, CarolynC. AlanListen
ISS FlyoverMeechan, PeterPeter MeechanListen
Land of the Midnight Sun Buckley, RobertHL / MusicworksListen
Little Concert Suite, AReed, AlfredHL/MarksListen
Lyric EssayCoakley, DonaldEighth NoteListen
Mercury In TransitCharke, DerekCanadian Music CentreListen
Mother of a Revolution, AThomas, OmarOmar ThomasListen
One Life BeautifulGiroux, JulieMusica PropriaListen
Suite on Canadian Folk SongsCalvert, MorleyEighth NoteListen
SymbiopholieDagenais, JonathanEighth NoteListen
Tight SqueezeShapiro, AlexHal LeonardListen

Class/Classe B300

AlegreLéon, TaniaHL/BandquestListen
Chasing SunlightNishimura, CaitCait NishimuraListen
Flourish for Wind BandVaughan Williams, RalphOxford University PressListen
Matters of KindnessKristofferson, KenleyGrand MesaListen
Mystery on Mena MountainGiroux, JulieHL/SouthernListen
Old Churches Colgrass, MichaelHL/BandquestListen
Pop!Olson, TawnieHL/BandquestListen
Portrait of Terry FoxLe, QuanMusic Direct/MMIListen
Prairie WeddingKristofferson, KenleyBarnhouseListen
RemembranceChoi, DannyD.I.D. ChoiListen
ReminiscenceSalfelder, KathrynHL/Boosey & HawkesListen
Rocky Mountain Lullaby Venter, ChristiaanVenterListen
Song of the Tides (at least 2nd movement)Charke, DerekCanadian Music CentreListen
Sure on this Shining NightBarber, Samuel, arr. Richard SaucedoHL/SchirmerListen
TricycleBoysen, AndrewKjosListen
Variations On A Rollicking Tune Sirulnikoff, JackCounterpointListen
When The Sun Comes After RainEmery, Matthew, arr. Evan HammellEKR HammellListen
Wings Gassi, VinceAlfredListen
Winter SunMacdonald, Don, arr. Sara SulymaDon MacdonaldListen
Yorkshire BalladBarnes, JamesHal LeonardListen

Class/Classe B200

Ancient FlowerNishimura, YukikoCarl FischerListen
And It BeginsWoodrow, HaleyAlfred/BelwinListen
Donkey RidingCoakley, DonaldEighth NoteListen
DystopiaColes, JayC. AlanListen
French-Canadian Suite, AMacLaughlin, ArnoldBourne
Headless Horseman, TheBroege, TimothyManhattan BeachListen
Heroes TriumphantOwens, WilliamFJHListen
Hush Thomas, BillEighth NoteListen
Into the BlueNishimura, CaitCait NishimuraListen
Marcha Pacifica Fortin, MichelMachine-a-notes
Newfoundland Folk Song Duff, JimAlfred
Of Gentle SpiritOwens, WilliamFJHListen
Rhythm StandHigdon, JenniferHL/BandquestListen
Rider of the MountainChoi, DannyCarl Fischer or D.I.D. ChoiListen
Scottish Ballade, ASheldon, RobertAlfredListen
Where Mountains Touch the Sky Buckley, RobertHL / MusicworksListen
WovenPiunno, NicoleMurphy Music PressListen
ZenithMeechan, PeterPeter MeechanListen

Class/Classe B100

AffirmationOwens, WilliamFJHListen
All For One, One For AllBrittin Chambers, CarolExcelciaListen
All Ye Young SailorsLa Plante, PierreDaehnListen
Anthem and MarchMcGinty, AnneKjos/QueenswoodListen
Battle Pavane, TheSusato, Tielman, arr. Bob MargolisManhattan BeachListen
Colliding VisionsBalmages, BrianFJHListen
Court FestivalPearson, BruceKjosListen
Crusade Gassi, VinceAlfredListen
Early One MorningMarlatt, DavidEighth NoteListen
Ember SkiesDay, KevinMurphy Music PressListen
In the Wake of SpringSwearingen, JamesAlfredListen
Nottingham CastleDaehn, LarryDaehn Listen
Prelude and CelebrationDagenais, JonathanEighth Note PublishingListen
Squonk BluesBuckley, RobertHal LeonardListen
Starlit Night, ASwearingen, JamesAlfredListen
Water is Wide, TheGriffin, JulieHal LeonardListen
WhirlwindBlackshaw, JodieManhattan BeachListen
You DecidePiunno, NicoleNicole PiunnoListen