2021 Concert Band Syllabus

NOTE TO DIRECTORS:

Only works listed on this year’s syllabus will satisfy the syllabus requirement for the 2021 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). See “2020 CANADIAN CONCERT BAND LIST” for additional non-syllabus suggested Canadian concert band compositions.

Canadian Content is noted with a “(CA)”

Class/Classe B600

AwaydayGorb, AdamMaecenasListen
Banks of Newfoundland (CA)Cable, HowardEighth NoteListen
Children’s MarchGrainger, Percy/ Rogers, MarkHL/SouthernListen
Crossing ParallelsSalfelder, KathrynHL/Boosey & HawkesListen
Frenergy (CA)Estacio, John/Linklater, FraserHL/Boosey & HawkesListen
Give Us This DayMaslanka, DavidFischerListen
Lincolnshire Posy (Any 4 Movements)Grainger, PercyLudwigListen
Overture to CandideBernstein, Leonard/Grundman, ClareHL/Boosey & HawkesListen
Polytechnique (CA)Dagenais, JonathanHafabraListen
Sonics (CA)Coakley, DonaldEighth Note
Symphonic OvertureBarnes, JamesHL/SouthernListen
Undercurrents (CA)Buckley, RobertHL/MusicworksListen
Variants on a Medieval TuneDello Joio, NormanHL / EBMarks Listen

Class/Classe B500

Bali (CA)Colgrass, MichaelCarl FischerListen
Blue Lake OvertureChance, John BarnesHL/Boosey & HawkesListen
ChesterSchuman, WilliamTheodore PresserListen
Chorale and Shaker DanceZdechlik, JohnKjosListen
First Suite in EbHolst, GustavHL/Boosey & HawkesListen
Free Running (CA)Buckley, RobertHL / MusicworksListen
Genesis (CA)Gassi, VinceAlfred / BelwinListen
Handel in the StrandGrainger, Percy/Schissel, LorasBarnhouseListen
Original Suite, AnJacob, GordonHL/Boosey & HawkesListen
Psalm for BandPersichetti, VincentCarl FischerListen
Romantic Variations (CA)Calvert, MorleyCounterpointListen
Skyline (CA)Hammell, EvanEKR HammellListen
Two Native Legends (CA)Williams, MaxEighth NoteListen
Under the Butterfly's Wings (CA)Stetner, LindsayLESListen

Class/Classe B400

Arkhangelsk (CA)Smallman, JeffLighthouseListen
Autumn (CA)Nishimura, CaitCait NishimuraListen
Chorale and AlleluiaHanson, HowardCarl FischerListen
Colours and Contrasts of Grief, The (CA)Suchan, PaulEighth NoteListen
Fisher Who Died in His Bed, The (CA)Herberman, JohnNorthdaleListen
From Chaos to the Birth of a Dancing Star (CA)Bell, Allan GordonCanadian Music CentreListen
ISS Flyover (CA)Meechan, PeterPeter MeechanListen
Jubilant Dialogue (CA)Coakley, DonaldEighth NoteListen
Land of the Midnight Sun (CA)Buckley, RobertHL / MusicworksListen
Little Concert Suite, AReed, AlfredHL/MarksListen
Lyric Essay (CA)Coakley, DonaldEighth NoteListen
One Life BeautifulGiroux, JulieMusica PropriaListen
Pusztavan der Roost, JanHL/de HaskeListen
Suite on Canadian Folk Songs (CA)Calvert, MorleyEighth NoteListen
Symbiopholie (CA)Dagenais, JonathanEighth NoteListen
Thin Places (CA)Thomas, BillEighth NoteListen

Class/Classe B300

At Morning's First LightGillingham, David R.C. AlanListen
Blue Lake and Rocky Shore (CA)Thomas, BillEighth NoteListen
Chasing Sunlight (CA)Nishimura, CaitCait NishimuraListen
Flourish for Wind BandVaughan Williams, RalphOxford University PressListen
Matters of Kindness (CA)Kristofferson, KenleyGrand MesaListen
Old Churches (CA)Colgrass, MichaelHL/BandquestListen
Prairie Wedding (CA)Kristofferson, KenleyBarnhouseListen
Rocky Mountain Lullaby (CA)Venter, ChristiaanVenterListen
Sea of Marmora (CA)Gilliland, Allanmusicdirectltd.comListen
Sure on this Shining NightBarber, Samuel/Saucedo, RichardHL/SchirmerListen
TricycleBoysen, AndrewKjosListen
Variations On A Rollicking Tune (CA)Sirulnikoff, JackCounterpointListen
When The Sun Comes After Rain (CA)Emery, Matthew/Hammell, EvanEKR HammellListen
Wings (CA)Gassi, VinceAlfredListen
Ye Banks and Braes O’ Bonnie DoonGrainger, PercyHal LeonardListen
Yorkshire BalladBarnes, JamesHL/SouthernListen

Class/Classe B200

Ancient FlowerNishimura, YukikoCarl FischerListen
Donkey Riding (CA)Coakley, DonaldEighth NoteListen
Fanfare, Ode and FestivalMargolis, BobManhattan BeachListen
French-Canadian Suite, A (CA)MacLaughlin, ArnoldBourne
Hush (CA)Thomas, BillEighth NoteListen
Marcha Pacifica (CA)Fortin, MichelMachine-a-notes
Newfoundland Folk Song (CA)Duff, JimAlfred
Of Gentle SpiritOwens, WilliamFJHListen
Prelude and PursuitSweeney, MichaelHal LeonardListen
Rhythm StandHigdon, JenniferHL/BandquestListen
Scene in Iqaluit (CA)Cable, HowardEighth NoteListen
Scottish Ballade, ASheldon, RobertAlfredListen
Three Czech Folk SongsVinson, JohnnieHal LeonardListen
Where Mountains Touch the Sky (CA)Buckley, RobertHL / MusicworksListen
Zenith (CA)Meechan, PeterPeter MeechanListen

Class/Classe B100

All Ye Young SailorsLa Plante, PierreDaehnListen
Ancient MoonDel Borgo, ElliotAlfredListen
Band in the Square, TheLa Plante, PierreDaehnListen
Battle Pavane, TheSusato, Tielman/Margolis, BobManhattan BeachListen
Big Raven (CA)Gassi, VinceAlfredListen
Chinese Folk Song MedleyGarofalo, Robert J.Grand MesaListen
Colliding VisionsBalmages, BrianFJHListen
Court FestivalPearson, BruceKjosListen
Crusade (CA)Gassi, VinceAlfredListen
Early One Morning (CA)Marlatt, DavidEighth NoteListen
In the Wake of SpringSwearingen, JamesAlfredListen
Land of the Silver Birch (CA)Coakley, DonaldComprint or Eighth NoteListen
Last Voyage of the Queen Anne's Revenge (CA)Meeboer, RyanEighth NoteListen
Nottingham CastleDaehn, LarryDaehn Listen
Prelude and Celebration (CA)Dagenais, JonathanEighth Note PublishingListen
Royal GardensVertoske, MichaelGrand MesaListen
Starlit Night, ASwearingen, JamesAlfredListen
Water is Wide, TheGriffin, JulieHal LeonardListen

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