Concert Band

Library

The following pieces should be in your folder. If you have band music that's not on this list, please return it to the librarian as soon as possible so it can be refiled. Updated 9/11/2018.

Current Repertoire

A Brass Thing

Carmina Burana

Der Erlkönig

March of the Trolls

Summon the Teachers

Symphonic Dances from "FIddler on the Roof"

A Symphony of Sit-Coms

Wagner on Stage

The World is Waiting for the Sunrise

Standard Repertoire

God Bless America

SIxteen Chorales by J.S. Bach

The Star-Spangled Banner

The Stars and Stripes Forever


Reference Recordings

Erlkönig (The Elf King) — A poem by Goethe about a father riding desperately home with his feverish child; Erlkönig was set to great music by Franz Schubert. This performance features legendary baritone Dietrich Fischer-Diskau (sung in German with English subtitles). Very powerful and sad. If you’re not already familiar with this classic piece, and have 4 minutes to spare, you’ll find it worthwhile. (Note: the piece of the same name in our current repertoire is a different composition inspired by the same poem.)

The World is Waiting for the Sunrise - The Les Paul and Mary Ford version (from 1951, with guitar), with thanks to Paul Nisson (clarinet) for passing it along. And since Wamp also mentioned comedian Stan Freberg’s parody version (from 1952, with banjo), Jewel Heldman (trumpet) sent along a link for that, too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo-nOFyHDow