Survey of Popular Repertoire

“Survey of Band Repertoire” by Brian Hughes
The Instrumentalist, November 1990

 

TEN PIECES THAT SHOULD BE PERFORMED BY HIGH SCHOOL BANDS

Suite in Eb Holst, Gustav
English Folk Song Suite Vaughn William, Ralph
Lincolnshire Posy Grainger, Percy
Russian Christmas Music Reed, Alfred
Stars and Stripes Forever Sousa, John Philip
Chorale and Shaker Dance Zdechlik, John
Irish Tune from County Derry Grainger, Percy
Variations on a Korean Folk Song Chance, John Barnes
Air for Band Erickson, Frank

Other Great Pieces

Suite in Eb Holst, Gustav
Russian Christmas Music Reed, Alfred
Incantation and Dance Chance, John Barnes
Lincolnshire Posy Grainger, Percy
Liberty Bell Sousa, John Philip
Scenes from the Louvre Dello Joio, Norman
Kaddish McBeth, W. Francis
Pageant Persichetti, Vincent
Suite of Old American Dances Bennett, Robert Russell
Symphony Hindemith, Paul
Chorale Nelhybel, Vaclav
Symphonic Suite Williams, Clifton
Fantasy on American Sailing Songs Grundman, Clare
William Byrd Suite Jacob, Gordon
Toccata Marziale Vaughn Williams, Ralph
Suite Francaise Milhaud, Darius
Trauersinfonie Wagner, Richard
Symphony for Band Gould, Morton
Canzona Mennin, Peter
Military March in D Beethoven, Ludwig van
Apotheosis of this Earth Husa, Karel
Circus Band March Ives, Charles
New England Tryptich Schuman, William
Sinfonietta Dahl, Ingolf
Symphonies for Wind Instruments Stravinsky, Igor
Commando March Barber, Samuel
Symphonie funebre et triomphale Berlioz, Hector
Theme and Variations Schonberg, Arnold
Legend Creston, Paul
Medieval Suite Nelson, Ron
Vanished Army Alford, Kenneth
March, Op. 99 Prokofiev, Sergei
First Symphony Erickson, Frank
Dies Natalis Hanson, Howard
The Leaves are Falling Benson, Warren
Emblems Copland, Aaron
Symphony No. 4 Hovhanness, Alan
Designs, Images and Textures Bassett, Leslie
A Little Night and Day Music Adler, Samuel
Meditation Schuller,Gunther
Tunbridge Fair Piston, Walter
Sinfonia IV Hartley, Walter
Sinfonia VI Broege,
From a Dark Millenium Schwanter,
A Solemn Music Thompson, Virgil
Symphonie for Band Jadin, Louis
Winds of Nagual Colgrass,
Shoonthree Cowell, Henry
Transition Badings, Henk
Tower Hodkinson,