Symphonic Winds

The LSU Symphonic Winds is comprised of select undergraduate and graduate music majors in the School of Music, as well as other qualified musicians from other disciplines across campus. This ensemble rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Symphonic Winds performs repertoire from original wind band works, chamber works, and selected transcriptions. Symphonic Winds enrollment averages 60 musicians each year and auditions are open to all interested students. The course number is MUS 4254.


2011-Present Performed Repertoire

Symphonic Winds
Dennis Llinas, conductor
Griffin Campbell, narrator

April 16th, 2013
Fanfare zür eröffnung der musikwoche der Stadt Wien - Richard Strauss
Death's Thin Melody Too . . . Variations on a Simple Tune - Paul Rudy
Little Threepenny Music - Kurt Weill
       Girffin Campbell, narrator
Catclaw Mimosa - Benjamin Hjertmann
Aurora Awakes - John Mackey

Symphonic Winds
Dennis Llinas, conductor
Gabriel Beavers, bassoon

February 25th, 2013
Florentiner March - Julius Fucik
Hommage a Rameau - Debussy/Hunsberger
Andante and Hungarian Rondo - Weber/Rogers
           Gabriel Beavers, bassoon
Augenblick - Christopher Stark
"Profanation" from Symphony No. 1 "Jeremiah" - Leonard Bernstein

Symphonic Winds
Dennis Llinas, conductor
Robert Schwartz, graduate conductor
November 19, 2012
Pacific Fanfare - Frank Ticheli
George Washington Bridge - William Schumann
Concerto No. 2 for Trumpet and Band - Fisher Tull
Dixtour pour instruments a vent - Claude Arrieu
Symphony No. 2 - Frank Ticheli
        III. Apollo Unleashed

Symphonic Winds
Dennis Llinas, conductor
October 9, 2012
Marche Hongroise" from Damnation of Faust - Hector Berlioz/Yo Goto
A Grainger Suite - Percy Grainger
     I. Shepherd's Hey
     II. Austrailian Up-Country Tune
     III. The Gumsuckers' March
In Paradisum from Revenant Mass - Brett Dietz (world premiere)
First Suite in E-flat for Military Band - Gustav Holst
Give Us This Day - David Maslanka

Symphonic Winds
Eric Melley, conductor
April 25, 2012
Blink – Joel Puckett
Hymn to a Blue Hour – John Mackey
Ecstatic Waters – Steven Bryant
Song of the Telegraph – Ian Dicke

Symphonic Winds
Eric Melley, conductor
Fuller Lyon, graduate conductor
Meredith DuBose, mezzo soprano

November 22, 2011
Sept danses – Jean Francaix
Three Japanese Dances – Bernard Rogers
Smetana Fanfare – Karel Husa
A Solemn Music – Virgil Thomson
Symphonic Songs for Band – Robert Russell Bennett

Symphonic Winds
Eric Melley, conductor
October 10, 2011
Flag of Stars (1954) – Gordon Jacob
Orient et Occident (1869) – Camille Saint-Saens/Musgrave
Dwellers of the Western World (1909) – John Philip Sousa
Dance of the New World (1992) – Dana Wilson
Cuban Overture (1932) – George Gershwin/arr. Rogers