Wind Ensemble

 

The LSU Wind Ensemble is one of three concerts bands at Louisiana State University and is comprised of the finest music major and non-major wind, brass, and percussion students.  Through the performance of a wide range of repertoire, the LSU Wind Ensemble provides an opportunity for our students to develop and refine their individual musicianship. The ensemble enjoys a rich history of collaborating with faculty soloists, composers, and guest artists from around the world. In addition to their regular series of six on-campus concerts, the Wind Ensemble has toured and performed at both regional and national music conventions.  The LSU Wind Ensemble performs repertoire including original band works, chamber works, and selected transcriptions.  The Wind Ensemble enrollment averages 60 musicians each year and auditions are open to all interested students.  The course number for the ensemble is MUS 4251.

2011-Present Performed Repertoire

LSU Wind Ensemble
Damon Talley, conductor
Darrel Hale, bassoon
Brett Boutwell, presenter
Kelvin Jones, guest conductor
December 2, 2014 "Metamorphosis"
Toccata Marziale - Ralph Vaughn William
Discussion of Edgard Varese's Octandre
     Brett Boutwell, presenter
Octandre - Edgard Varese
    1. Assez Lent
    2.Très vif et nerveux
    3. Grave; anime et jubilatoire
Night Mares - Roshanne Etezady
Sleep and Repose/The Coming of Light
Andante and Hungarian Rondo - Carl Maria von Webber 
     Darrel Hale - bassoon

LSU Wind Ensemble
Augusta Read Thomas, visiting composer in residence
Seth Orgel, horn
Damon Talley, conductor
October 14, 2014 "Magnetic Light"
Magnetic Fireflies - Augusta Read Thomas
As the scent of spring rain... - Jonathan Newman
Silver Chants the Litanies - Augusta Read Thomas
     Seth Orgel, horn
Hommage a Rameau (originally 1905)
 - Claude Debussy, arr. Hunsberger
Give Us This Day: Short Symphony for Wind Ensemble - David Maslanka

LSU Wind Ensemble
Damon Talley, conductor
Roy King, guest conductor
Kelvin Jones, guest conductor
September 23, 2014
Overture to Candide - Leonard Bernstein
                                trans. Grudman
Mare Tranquillitatis - Roger Zare
Die Entführung aus dem Serail - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
                                               arr. Wendt
I. Overtura 
II. Hier soll ich dich denn sehen
III. Durch Zärtlichkeit und Schmeicheln
IV. Wenn der Freude Tränen fleissen
V. Ha, wie will ich triumpheren
Canzon Primi Toni - Giovanni Gabrieli
     Kelvin, Jones, guest conductor arr. Robert King
Cathedrals - Kathryn Salfelder
     Roy King - guest conductor
J'ai été au bal - Donald Grantham

LSU Wind Ensemble
Dennis Llinás, conductor 
Johanna Cox, oboe
April 26, 2014
Serenade in E-Flat Major, K. 375 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
        I. Allegro maestoso
      III. Adagio
       V: Finale: Allegro
Easter Monday on the White Houst Lawn - John Philip Sousa
Acrostic Song from Final Alice - David Del Tredici/Spede
Firecracker - Michael Daugherty
       Johanna Cox, oboe
Pini di Roma - Ottorino Respighi/ Yoshihiro Kimua
        I. I Pini di VIlla Borghese
       II. I Pini presso una Catacomba
      III. I Pini del Gianicolo
      IV. I Pini della Via Appia       

LSU Wind Ensemble
Dennis Llinás, conductor
February 18, 2014 "Sounds of the World"

La Creation du Monde - Darius Milhaud
        Introduction
Three Beats for Solo Flute - Greg Pattillo
        I. Beat One
Javier's Dialogue - Dennis Llinás
        World Premiere
Three Beats for Solo Flute - Greg Pattillo
        III. Beat Three
Alarm Calls - Scott Lindroth
The Great Train Race - Ian Clarke
La Creation du Monde - Darius Milhaud
        Part Two
Brazilian Samba - Traditional
Vox Balanae - George Crumb
        V. Cenozoic
        VI. Sea-Nocturne (for the end of time)
Strange Humors - John Mackey
Zoom Tube - Ian Clarke
East Coast Attitude - David Little

LSU Wind Ensemble
John Whitwell, conductor
Dennis Llinás, guest conductor
Christopher Drew Dickey, graduate conductor
November 21, 2013
Canzon, Duo Decimi Toni – Giovanni Gabrieli/King
          Christopher Drew Dickey, guest conductor
Serenade, Opus 7 – Richard Strauss
          Dennis Llinás, guest conductor
La Fiesta Mexicana, II. Mass/ I. Prelude and Aztec Dance -  H. Owen Reed
Colonial Song - Percy A. Grainger
          Dennis Llinás, guest conductor
Starry Crown - Donald Grantham
"Danza Final" from Estancia – Alberto Ginastera/John

LSU Wind Ensemble
John Whitwell, conductor
Dennis Llinás, guest conductor
October 22, 2013
Divertissement for Doubled Wind Quintet, Op. 36
Émile Bernard
     I. Andante Sostenuto - Allegro molto moderato
Wiener Philharmoniker Fanfare - Richard Strauss
Dionysiaques - Florent Schmitt
Finale from Symphony No. 1 in G Minor - Vasily Kalinnikov/Bainum
Fantasia in G Major, BWV 572 - Johann Sebastian Bach/Goldman and Leist
Festive Overture - Dmitri Shostakovich/Hundsberger

Wind Ensemble - CBDNA National Conference -
           University of North Carolina Greensboro
Donald McKinney, conductor
Griffin Campbell, alto saxophone
March 23rd, 2013
Le camp de Pompée from Antoine et Cléopâtre, Op. 69 - Florent Schmitt
Elegy - John Corigliano/trans. Anderson
cheating, lying, stealing - David Lang
Spiritual: Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble [Premiere] - Brett William Dietz
          Griffin Campbell, alto Saxophone
Theme and Variations, op. 43a - Arnold Schoenberg [70th Anniversary]

LSU Wind Ensemble - Lexington, South Carolina
Donald McKinney, conductor
Brett William Dietz, composer
Dennis Llinás, guest conductor
Griffin Campbell, alto saxophone
March 22nd, 2013
Le camp de Pompée from Antoine et Cléopâtre, Op. 69 - Florent Schmitt
Elegy - John Corigliano/trans. Anderson
cheating, lying, stealing - David Lang
Children's March - Percy Grainger/ed. Rogers
          Dennis Llinás, guest conductor
Spiritual: Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble [Premiere] - Brett William Dietz
          Griffin Campbell, alto saxophone
Theme and Variations, op. 43a - Arnold Schoenberg [70th Anniversary]

LSU Wind Ensemble - Canton, Georgia
Donald McKinney, conductor
Brett William Dietz, composer
Dennis Llinás, guest conductor
Griffin Campbell, alto saxophone
March 21st, 2013
Le camp de Pompée from Antoine et Cléopâtre, Op. 69 - Florent Schmitt
Elegy - John Corigliano/trans. Anderson
cheating, lying, stealing - David Lang
Children's March - Percy Grainger/ed. Rogers
          Dennis Llinás, guest conductor
Spiritual: Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble [Premiere] - Brett William Dietz
          Griffin Campbell, alto saxophone
Theme and Variations, op. 43a - Arnold Schoenberg [70th Anniversary]

LSU Wind Ensemble
Donald McKinney, conductor
David Lang, guest composer
Brett William Dietz, composer
Dennis Llinás, guest conductor
Griffin Campbell, alto saxophone
March 19th, 2013
Le camp de Pompée from Antoine et Cléopâtre, Op. 69 - Florent Schmitt
Elegy - John Corigliano/trans. Anderson
cheating, lying, stealing - David Lang
Children's March - Percy Grainger/ed. Rogers
          Dennis Llinás, guest conductor
Spiritual: Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble [Premiere] - Brett William Dietz
          Griffin Campbell, alto saxophone
Theme and Variations, op. 43a - Arnold Schoenberg

LSU Wind Ensemble
Donald McKinney, conductor
Michael Haithcock, guest conductor
Robert Schwartz, graduate conductor
February 15th, 2013
Overture for Harmoniemusik, op. 24 - Felix Mendelssohn/ed. Miller & Geraldi
         Robert Schwartz, graduate conductor
Elegy - John Corigliano/trans. Anderson
Fandangos - Roberto Sierra/Scatterday
         Michael Haithcock, guest conductor
INTERMISSION
Sea Blue Circuitry - Mason Bates
Theme and Variations, op. 43a - Arnold Schoenberg
Slava - Leonard Bernstein/Grundman

LSU Wind Ensemble
Donald McKinney, conductor
February 1st, 2013
Slava - Leonard Bernstein/Grundman

Wind Ensemble
Donald McKinney, conductor
Fuller Lyon, graduate conductor
November 12, 2012
Suite in Bb, Op. 4 - Richard Strauss
Concerto Grosso - William Bolcom
Funeral Music for Queen Mary - Steven Stucky
J'ai ete au bal - Donald Grantham

LSU Wind Ensemble
Donald McKinney, conductor
October 16, 2012
I Wander the World in a Dream of My Own Making – Christopher Theofanidis
The Leaves are Falling – Warren Benson
Konzertmusik, Op. 41 – Paul Hindemith
Two Scarlatti Pieces, Op. 17 – Dmitri Shostakovich
On the Waterfront – Leonard Bernstein/Bocook

LSU Wind Ensemble
Donald McKinney, conductor
September 18, 2012
Toccata Marziale – Ralph Vaughan Williams
Percussion Concerto – Joseph Schwantner/Boyson 
Variations on Mein junges Leben hat ein End – Jan P. Sweelinck/Ricker 
Lincolnshire Posy – Percy Grainger
Prelude in E-flat minor – Dmitri Shostakovich 
Folk Dances - Dmitri Shostakovich 

LSU Wind Ensemble
Donald McKinney, conductor
April 23, 2012
An Outdoor Overture – Aaron Copland
Trauermusik , WWV 73 – Wagner/Votta
March No. 1 in F – Beethoven
Geschwindmarsch from Symphonia Serena – Paul Hindemith
Concerto for Wind Ensemble – Steven Bryant

LSU Wind Ensemble
Donald McKinney, conductor
Katherine Kemler, flute
Joel Puckett, guest composer
March 13, 2012
Adagio para Orquesta de Instrumentos de Viento  – Joaquin Rodrigo
Avelynn’s Lullaby – Joel Puckett
Masquerade, op. 102 – Vincent Persichetti
The Shadow of Sirius – Joel Puckett   
Variations for Wind Band – Ralph Vaughan Williams/Hunsberger

LSU Wind Ensemble
Donald McKinney, conductor
Joseph Skillen, tuba
March 2, 2012:  South Central Regional Music Conference
Saisei – Brett William Dietz
When Jesus Wept – William Schuman
Chester – William Schuman
Cityscape – Allen Vizzutti
O Magnum Mysterium – Laurdisen/Reynolds
Flourishes and Meditations on a Renaissance Theme – Michael Gandolfi
American Salute – Morton Gould/Lang

LSU Wind Ensemble
Donald McKinney, conductor
Fuller Lyon, graduate conductor
Joseph Skillen, tuba
February 15, 2012
The Good Soldier Schweik Suite, Op. 22 – Robert Kurka
O Magnum Mysterium – Laurdisen/Reynolds
Fantasies on a Theme by Haydn – Norman Dello Joio
Cityscape – Allen Vizzutti
Flourishes and Meditations on a Renaissance Theme – Michael Gandolfi
American Salute – Morton Gould/Lang

LSU Wind Ensemble
Donald McKinney, conductor
February 10, 2012 CONCERT SPECTACULAR
American Salute – Morton Gould/Lang

LSU Wind Ensemble
Donald McKinney, conductor
Diane Nichols, graduate conductor
November 14, 2011
Spin Cycle – Scott Lindroth
Suite Francaise – Darius Milhaud
Charles Ives Duo:
“The Alcotts” from Concord Sonata – trans. Thurston
Country Band March – Sinclair
Partita in B-flat Major, Op. 45 No. 3 – Franz Krommer
Symphony No. 3 “Shaker Life”  – Dan Welcher  

LSU Wind Ensemble
Donald McKinney, conductor
October 18, 2011
Manhattan Roll – Robert Beaser
Hammersmith, Op. 52 – Gustav Holst
Fanfares and Arias – Steven Stucky  
Sweelinck Variations, Books 2 & 3 – David Noon
New England Triptych – William Schuman

LSU Wind Ensemble
Donald McKinney, conductor
September 20, 2011
Saisei – Brett William Dietz                 
Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537 – J.S. Bach/Hunsberger
Lost Vegas – Michael Daugherty
Musica Boema – Zdenek Lukas
Les Couleurs Fauves – Karel Husa
"Danza Final" from Estancia – Alberto Ginastera/John