Quality Music List by Douglas Stotter

In a posting to the community-music Internet mailing list on 30 April 1997, Douglas Stotter, Director of the University of Missouri – Rolla bands and orchestra, posted the following list with the comment:

Here’s a list I compiled, with the assistance of my advisor and conducting teacher, Dr. Myron Welch, while in Graduate School at the University of Iowa as a class project. I consider all of these “quality” music, that is, written with serious intent and not sacrificing musical language for technique:

Composer Title Grade

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Bach, J.S. Little Fugue in G minor 2
Bach, J.S. Prelude and Fugue in Bb major 3
Bach, J.S. Prelude and Fugue in D minor 3
Bach, J.S. Prelude and Fugue in G minor 3
Barnes, James Yorkshire Ballad 2+
Benson, Warren Ginger Marmalade 3+
Brahms, Johanness Blessed are They 3
Bruckner, Anton Hymn of Praise 3
Carter, Charles Overture for Winds 3
Duncombe Early English Suite 2+
Edmondson, John Pageantry Overture 2
Erickson, Frank Air for Band 2
Erickson, Frank Balladaire 2
Erickson, Frank Dorian Festival 2
Goldman Foundation March 3
Gossec Military Symphony in F 3
Grainger, Percy Australian Up-Country Tune 3
Grundman, Clair American Folk Rhapsody No. 1 3
Grundman, Clair Hebrides Suite 3
Grundman, Clair Two Moods 2
Holst, Gustav Moorside March 3
Jager, Robert Japanese Prints 3+
Mozart, W.A. Ave Verum Corpus 3
Nelhybel, Vaclav Festivo 3+
Nelhybel, Vaclav Suite from Bohemia 3
Ployhar, James Korean Folk Medley 2
Ployhar, James Tunbridge Overture 2+
Stuart, Hugh Hymn for Band 2+
Stuart, Hugh Three Ayres from Gloucester 3
Swearingen, James Exaltation 3
Swearingen, James Majestia 3
Tschesnokoff, Paul Salvation is Created 2+
Vaughan-Williams, Ralph Linden Lea 2
Vaughan-Williams, Ralph Rhosemedre 3
Williams, Clifton Variation Overture 3
Zdechlich, John Psalm 46 3+