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Symphonic Band

Here's the list of Grade 5 & 6 literature.
A Summer Breeze

A Summer Breeze

Grade 5--5.5 minutes Composed for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band  and premiered d...
A Winter Flurry

A Winter Flurry

Grade 5--3 minutes Composed for the United States Army Europe Band, Tompkins Barracks, Heidelberg,...
An Autumn Sunset

An Autumn Sunset

Grade 6--10 minutes Composed for The United States Army Field Band See the score I began ...
Black Tie Blu-bop

Black Tie Blu-bop

Grade 5--4.5 minutes Commissioned for the Virginia Tech Golden Hokie Honor Band, Dr. Patrick Casey,...
Festive Overture for Band

Festive Overture for Band

Grade 6--11 minutes Premiered by The George Washington University Wind Ensemble, February 10, 2000. See...
Groovy Loops

Groovy Loops

Grade 5(+)--4.5 minutes Premiered by the Virginia Tech Symphonic Wind Ensemble in Carnegie Hall, New...
Leaps and Rounds

Leaps and Rounds

Grade 5 (solo brass quintet--Grade 6)--5.5 minutes Premiered March 13, 2010 at the Ferguson Center...
Of Song and Dance

Of Song and Dance

Grade 5--14 minutes Composed for the Virginia Tech Symphony Band.  Premiered in April 1993 with the ...
Sound the Trumpets

Sound the Trumpets

Grade 5--8 minutes Premiered February 21, 2010 by The United States Army Band  and The U.S. Army H...

Concert Band

Concert Band repertoire is Grade 3 and 4.
Brookpointe Park (FREE!)

Brookpointe Park (FREE!)

Generic Average Grade-III-Level Music Festival Overture for Band Below are links to pdf files of...
Jaguar Dance

Jaguar Dance

Grade 3--4.5 minutes Composed for the Leonardtown (MD) Middle School Advanced Band.  Premiered Spring ...
Keynote Address

Keynote Address

Grade 4--6 minutes Commissioned by the Gammu Mu chapter of Delta Omicron (Virginia Tech); premiered ...
Mozart's Sandbox

Mozart's Sandbox

Grade 3--5 minutes Commissioned by the Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors Association, premiered...
Passacaglia for Band

Passacaglia for Band

Grade 4--8.5 minutes Composed for and premiered by the Blacksburg High School Symphonic Band conducted...
Praeludium

Praeludium

Grade 4--5.5 minutes Premiered by the Maroon Hokie Honor Band, January 2009 in Blacksburg, VA with...
Spotsylvania Holiday

Spotsylvania Holiday

Grade 3--4.5 minutes Composed for the Spotsylvania (VA) Middle School Advanced Band, Ruth Kochenour,...
Symphonic Palindrome

Symphonic Palindrome

Grade 4--7.5 minutes Premiered by the Virginia Tech Wind Symphony, Spring 1995 See a score sample...
The Roarsville Rag

The Roarsville Rag

Grade 4--3 minutes Composed for and premiered by the Rohrersville (MD) Band See the score ...
Variations on 'Shenandoah'

Variations on 'Shenandoah'

Grade 4--10 minutes Composed for the Stonewall Jackson Senior High School (Manassas, Virginia) Symphonic...

Beginning Band

Beginning Band music is Grades 1 and 2.
The Kings March

The Kings March

Grade 1--2.5 minutes Premiered by the Kings Glen Elementary School Band, Springfield, Virginia on June...

Marches

Marches vary from Grade 4 to 5.
Iron Majors

Iron Majors

Grade 5 (euphoniums and bassoons grade 6)--3.5 minutes Recorded by The United States Army Band "Pershing's...
Pride and Patriotism

Pride and Patriotism

Grade 4--3.5 minutes Composed for and premiered by the Hagerstown (MD) Municipal Band, July 1995, ...
Sergeants' Time March

Sergeants' Time March

Grade 4--3.5 minutes See a score sample When I was promoted to sergeant in the Army, I had...
The Candidates' March

The Candidates' March

Grade 4--3.5 minutes Premiered by the US Infantry Center Band, Fort Benning, Georgia, June 21, 2001. See...
The Quiet Professionals

The Quiet Professionals

Grade 5--3.5 minutes Composed for the 82d Airborne Division Band See a score sample This...
This We'll Defend

This We'll Defend

Grade 5--3.5 minutes Premiered in Spring 2000 by a tri-service (Army, Navy, and Marine) student band...

Chamber Music

Music for brass quintet, woodwind quintet, saxophone quartet, other small ensembles, and solo piano....
Aria and Toccata

Aria and Toccata

Euphonium & Piano Grade 6--12 minutes See the score The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's...
Five Diversions

Five Diversions

Saxophone Quartet (SATB) Grade 5--12 minutes Premiered Fall 1994 by Synchronicity Saxophone Quartet...
Groovy Loops

Groovy Loops

Saxophone Quartet (SATB) OR String Orchestra Grade 5--4 minutes See the score  (sax quartet version) ...
Montpelier Dances

Montpelier Dances

Woodwind Quintet Grade 6--16 minutes for the horn for the oboe for the flute for the...
Quantum Variations

Quantum Variations

Brass Quintet Grade 5--7 minutes Premiered by Quantum Brass in Spring 1992, Squires Recital Salon,...
Rhapsody for a Lasting Friendship

Rhapsody for a Lasting Friendship

Flute, euphonium, and piano Grade 4--3.5 minutes Composed for Candi Gallohon, flute, and Danyelle...
Rhapsody for solo piano

Rhapsody for solo piano

Solo piano Grade 5--6 minutes Composed for my graduate composition recital, and premiered by Yoonji...
St. Luke's Wedding Recessional

St. Luke's Wedding Recessional

Brass Quintet Grade 5--4.5 minutes Premiered by Quantum Brass, May 11, 1996 at St. Luke's Episcopal...

Orchestra

My orchestra music is quite varied in difficulty and instrumentation.
Four Winter Scenes (NEW!)

Four Winter Scenes (NEW!)

Grade 5--9 minutes Commissioned by the Manassas Symphony Orchestra , Jim Villani, conductor. Premiered...
Frontiers

Frontiers

Full Orchestra Grade 3--6.5 minutes See the score Watch YouTube video of premiere: ...
Groovy Loops

Groovy Loops

String Orchestra OR Saxophone Quartet (SATB) Grade 5--4 minutes See a score sample  (sax quartet v...
Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

Narrator and Orchestra Grade 5--10.5 minutes Premiered December 19, 2010 by the Northern Virginia Manassas ...
Serenades

Serenades

String Orchestra Grades 4-6--18 minutes Premiered by The United States Army Strings  of The U.S. A...

Brass Choir

Brass choir music is grade 4 and 5.
Fanfare for Enduring Freedom

Fanfare for Enduring Freedom

Brass Choir Grade 4--3 minutes Composed for the United States Army Europe Band  and premiered October 1...
Galaxy Portals

Galaxy Portals

Brass Choir Grade 5--3 minutes See a score sample MIDI realization of the piece: http://jscottmckenzie.com/Audio/GalaxyPortals.mp3 In...
A Battery of Army Canons

A Battery of Army Canons

Various degrees of difficulty--8 minutes Composed for Army soldiers and singers everywhere A Sergeant...
Sky Songs

Sky Songs

Solo mezzo-soprano and piano Premiered at my graduate composition recital, December 7, 2009, Harris...
Wherever the Road May Travel

Wherever the Road May Travel

Chorus (SAB) Grade 3--3 minutes Composed for the Leonardtown Middle School Advanced Chorus, Stanley...

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