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SIGNIFICANT EUROPEAN COMPOSERS OF WIND ENSEMBLE

2000-2015

Notes from a lecture at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

Works by Adam Gorb, Kenneth Hesketh and Luis Serrano Alarcon, latest news and their websites.

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SIGNIFICANT EUROPEAN COMPOSERS OF WIND ENSEMBLE

2000-2015

An invitation to talk about significant wind ensemble music of the past fifteen years led me to talk about the three works featured in my Homepage for July 1st:

GRAN DUO by Magnus Lindberg

SONATAS by Poul Ruders

MUSIC FOR WINDS by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski

These three works are in my estimation worthy to stand together with the Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments, and should be in the potential repertoire of any Symphony Orchestra and excellent wind ensemble.

I believe that there are three particularly fine composers of wind orchestral music who have in the past decade or so contributed massively to the repertoire. Browse on their names below to access their website and information about their music.

ADAM GORB

METROPOLIS 1993

SCENES FROM BRUEGEL 1994

BERMUDA TRIANGLE. 1995

ASCENT 1996

AWAYDAY 1996

EUPHONIUM CONCERTO 1997

YIDDISH DANCES 1998

AWAYDAY 1996

ELEMENTS 1998

SYMPHONY NO 1 IN C 2000

DOWNTOWN DIVERSIONS 2001

TOWARDS NIRVANA. 2002

DANCES FROM CRETE 2003

FRENCH DANCES REVISITED. 2004

ADRENALINE CITY 2006

MIDNIGHT IN BUENOS AIRES 2007

FAREWELL 2008

TRANQUILITY 2009

WAR OF THE WORLDS 2010

CONCERTINO FOR ALTO SAXOPHONE 2010

ETERNAL VOICES 2010

REPERCUSSIONS 2011

RONDO BURLESQUE (MAHLER/GORB) 2011

LOVE TRANSFORMING 2013

BOHEMIAN REVELRY. 2013

BELLS ACROSS THE ATLANTIC. 2013

SUMMER DANCES. 2013

CONCERTO FOR CELLO 2013

SPRING INTO ACTION. 2015

MANTRA 3 (FOULDS/GORB). 2015

KENNETH HESKETH

DANCERIES SET 1 1999

MASQUE 2000

A FESTIVE OVERTURE 2001
DIAGHILEV DANCES 2002

INFERNAL RIDE 2003

WHIRLEGIGG 2003

VRANJANKA 2005

CLOUD OF UNKNOWING 2005

THE GILDED THEATRE 2008

DANCERIES SET 2 2011

AUTUMN ELEGY 2013

LUIS SERRANO ALARCON

MEMORIAS DE UN HOMBRE DE CIUDAD 2003

CONCERTANGO 2004

DE TIEMPO Y QUIMERA 2005

MARCO POLO; THE SILK ROAD 2006

TRAMONTO 2007

PRELUDIO Y DANZA DEL ALBA 2007

LAS HIJAS DE ERIS 2007

PEQENA SUITE 2008

LA DAMA CENTINELA 2009

DUENDE 2010

MARCO POLO; THE CATHAY YEARS 2011

SYMPHONY 2012

MARCO POLO; THE BOOK OF INDIA 2013

B-SIDE CONCERTO 2014

THREE SKETCHES FOR WIND ENSEMBLE 2014

XXII SIGNIFICANT EUROPEAN WIND WORKS OF THE 21ST CENTURY

There are of course many more works which I could have selected for this list, but I think that this gives a fair overview of European wind music of the past fifteen years which I might add to my programmes. Some of these I have not yet heard, and so I am assuming that the works are significant, judging from what I know of the composer in the past.

2000 Gran Duo Magnus Lindberg

2002 Diaghilev Dances Kenneth Hesketh

2003 Euphonium Concerto Stig Nordhagen

2003 Dances from Crete Adam Gorb

2004 Concertango Luis Serrano Alarcon

2005 The Cloud of Unknowing Kenneth Hesketh (revised 2015)

2005 Vranjanka Kenneth Hesketh

2006 Marco Polo. The Silk Road Luis Serrano Alarcon

2006 Temples Oliver Waespi

2006 An Elegy for Ur Edwin Roxburgh

2006 Black Fire (violin concerto) Nigel Clarke

2007 Image in Stone Stephen McNeff

2007 Concerto for Trumpet Marco Pütz

2007 Concerto for Baritone Sax Bernard van Beurden

2008 Farewell Adam Gorb

2009 Music for Winds Stanislaw Skrowaczewski

2009 Horn Concerto Axel Ruoff

2010 Eternal Voices Adam Gorb

2011 Sonatas Poul Ruders

2013 new balls Jonathan Lloyd

2011 Marco Polo. The Cathay Years Luis Serrano Alarcon

2013 Marco Polo The Book of India Luis Serrano Alarcon

2014 Battles of Coronel &Falklands Simon Dobson