September 4, 2017

Fanfare for the Common Man

Aaron Copland

Born: November 14, 1900, Brooklyn, New York

Died: December 2, 1990, Sleepy Hollow, New York

Composed: 1942

Duration: 4 minutes

In 1942, in the midst World War II, conductor Eugene Goossens of the Cincinnati Symphony approached Aaron Copland with a request to write a fanfare. As assistant conductor of Thomas Beecham's Queen's Hall Orchestra during the...

August 25, 2017

2017-2018 University of Maryland Wind Orchestra Repertoire

Remembrances and Tributes

Friday, October 6, 2017​, 8 pm

Michael Votta, Jr., music director

Aaron Jay Kernis, For Love of the Mountains (Four Tableaux)

Magnus Lindberg, Souvenir (in memoriam Gérard Grisey)




- intermission -

Adam Schoenberg, American Symphony

I. fanfare

II. white on blue

III. rondo

IV. prayer

V. stars, stripes, and c...

March 29, 2017

 Octet in E-flat, Op. 103

  1. Allegro

  2. Andante

  3. Menuetto

  4. Presto

Ludwig van Beethoven

Born: December 1770, Bonn, Germany

Died: March 26, 1827, Vienna, Austria

Instrumentation: Wind Octet

Composed: 1792

Duration: 9 minutes

Music for wind instruments does not feature prominently in Beethoven’s catalogue of mature works, but as a young and aspiring composer in Bonn, he wrote a vari...

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