Symphonic Band Repertoire

The following is a list of pieces performed by the UNH Symphonic Band since 1997:

October, 2010

Colas Breugnon – Dmitry Kabalevsky
Rhosymedre – Ralph Vaughn Williams
The Four Horsemen – Andrew Boysen, Jr.

  • War
  • Famine
  • Pestilence
  • Death

May, 2009

Prelude and Fugue in B-flat Minor – Johann Sebastian Bach
Symphony No. 1 New Day Rising – Steven Reineke

  • City of Gold
  • Nocturne
  • And the Earth Trembled
  • New Day Rising

March, 2009

Festivo – Edward Gregson
The Leaves Are Falling – Warren Benson
La Fiesta Mexicana – H. Owen Reed

  • Prelude and Aztec Dance
  • Mass
  • Carnival

December, 2008

Patapan – Shelley Hanson
The Eighth Candle – Steve Reisteter
Resting in the Peace of His Hands – John Gibson
Country Gardens – Percy Grainger
December Dance – Andrew Boysen, Jr.

October, 2008

Fanfare for a Golden Sky – Scott Boerma
American Hymnsong Suite – Dwayne S. Milburn

  • Prelude on Wondrous Love
  • Ballad on Balm in Gilead
  • Scherzo on Nettleton
  • March on Wilson

A Movement for Rosa – Mark Camphouse
First Suite for Military Band – Gustav Holst

  • Chaconne
  • Intermezzo
  • March

May, 2008

Introduction to Act Three of Lohengrin – Richard Wagner, Trans. George Drumm
Conversations With the Night – Andrew Boysen, Jr.
Symphony No. 1 – Jack Stamp

  • Elegy
  • Scherzo-Dance of the Hippos (homáge a Ravel)
  • Romanza- with a nod to Aaron Copland
  • Finale

March, 2008

To Keep Thine Honor Bright – Anne McGinty
Symphonic Dance No. 1 – Sergei Rachmaninoff, Trans. James Andrews
Children’s March: “Over the River and far away” – Percy Grainger, ed. R. Mark Rogers

December, 2007

Kirkpatrick Fanfare – Andrew Boysen, Jr.
Watchman, Tell Us of the Night – Mark Camphouse
Russian Christmas Music – Alfred Reed

October, 2007

Allegro Scherzando in F Major – Franz Joseph Haydn
Fantasies on a Theme by Haydn – Norman Dello Joio

  • Theme: Allegro Scherzando
  • Fantasy I: Lo stesso tempo
  • Fantasy II: Adagio
  • Fantasy III: Allegro, molto spiritoso

Night – Robert W. Rumbelow

  • The Evening Air: 1941- Slow and Foreboding
  • Faith of a Child – Andante Legato
  • Darkness Descends; The Never Ending Night (The Loss of Faith)

Slava! – Leonard Bernstein

May, 2007

Overture to Candide – Leonard Bernstein, Arr. Walter Beeler
Cauldron – Scott Boerma
Symphonic Prelude (The Cemetary at Colleville-Sur-Mer)
Variations on Bingo – Steve Reisteter

March, 2007

Vesuvius – Frank Ticheli
Aquarium – Johann de Meij

  • Allegretto grazioso (Neon Tetra, Electric Eel and Angelfish)
  • Andante/Adagio (Sea Horse and Zebrafish)
  • Finale: Allegro giocoso (Guppy & Co.)

Baba-Yaga—The Great Gate of Kiev, from Pictures at an Exhibition – Modest Mussorgsky, orchestration by Carl Simpson, ed. by Alfred Reed

December, 2006

Coastal Overture – Steve Reisteter
Salvation is Created – Pavel Tschesnokoff, Arr. Bruce H. Houseknecht
To Tame the Perilous Skies – David R. Holsinger

October, 2006

Cenotaph – Jack Stamp
The Carousel Waltz – R. Rogers, arr. Robert Russell Bennett
Grant Them Eternal Rest – Andrew Boysen, Jr.

  • Introit
  • Kyrie
  • Dies Irae
  • Sanctus
  • Agnus Dei


May, 2006

Prologue from West Side Story – Leonard Bernstein, arr. B. Gilmore
Down a Country Lane – Aaron Copland, trans. By Merlin Patterson
Apocalyptic Dreams – David R. Gillingham

  • The Vision
  • Cataclysmic Events
  • Messianic Kingdom

March, 2006

Cyprian Suite (2002) – Carol Barnett

  • Servikos (Serbian Dance)
  • Aya Marina (Lullaby)
  • Exomológhisis (Confession)
  • Agapisá Tin (I Loved Her)

Shenandoah – Traditional; arr. Frank Ticheli
Liturgical Dances – David R. Holsinger

December, 2005

Colas Breugnon Overture – Dmitri Kabalevsky, trans. Walter Beeler
Resting in the Peace of His Hands – John Gibson
Country Gardens – Percy Aldridge Grainger
Ovations – Andrew Boysen, Jr.

October, 2005

Four Dances from Femmes d’Alger – Joseph Horovitz, orchestrated by John Boyd

  • Sailor’s Dance
  • Can-Can
  • Pas-de-Deux
  • Polka

American Elegy – Frank Ticheli
Incantation and Dance – John Barnes Chance

May, 2005

Prelude and Fugue in B-flat Minor – Johann Sebastian Bach, trans., R.L. Moehlmann
Blue Shades – Frank Ticheli
The Four Horsemen – Andrew Boysen, Jr.

  • War
  • Famine
  • Pestilence
  • Death

March, 2005

Alligator Alley – Michael Daugherty
The Leaves Are Falling – Warren Benson
Suite of Old American Dances – Robert Russell Bennett

  • Cake Walk
  • Schottische
  • Western One-Step
  • Wallflower Waltz
  • Rag

December, 2004

Sun Dance – Frank Ticheli
When Jesus Wept, from New England Triptych – William Schuman
Of Sailors and Whales – Francis McBeth
        I. Ishmael
        II. Queequeg
        III. Father Mapple
        IV. Ahab
        V. The White Whale

October, 2004

Fanfare for a Golden Sky – Scott Boerma
España Rhapsodie – Emmanuel Chabrier, arr. V.F. Safranek
Four Scottish Dances – Malcolm Arnold, arr. John P. Paynter

  • Pesante
  • Vivace
  • Allegretto
  • Con brio

May, 2004

Satiric Dances, for a Comedy by Aristophanes -  Norman Dello Joio

  • Allegro pesante
  • Adagio mesto
  • Allegro spumante

Spring Divertimento – Timothy Mahr

  • Fanfare
  • Hymn
  • Scherzo
  • Serenade
  • Dance
  • Flourish

Sinfonia V, Symphonia Sacra et Profana – Timothy Broege

March, 2004

Autobiography—Part Two (1916-1935) – Robert Russell Bennett

  • 1916: MO to NY (To Broadway! What was I waiting for? My country came up with    the answer. War)
  • 1919: The Merrill Miracle (She and I danced to far different themes, but counterpoint seems to take care of our dreams. The ghost of old Johann Sebastian beams!)
  • 1926: A Parisian in Paris (Sometimes the French was a little bit broken, but English chez nous she was not often spoken.)
  • 1935: What Was the Question? (Man’s ages are seven, but I must admit that I tried them all on and none of them fit. So Mister Shakespeare, this is it!)

Conversations with the Night – Andrew Boysen, Jr.
Three Dance Episodes, from the Ballet Sparticus – Aram Khachturian, trans. D. Hunsberger

  • Dance of a Greek Slave; Enrance of the Merchants; Dance of a Roman Courtesan; General Dance
  • Dance of Phrygia; Dance of an Egyptian Girl
  • Sword Dance of the Young Thracians

December, 2003

Introduction to Act Three of Lohengrin – Richard Wagner, trans. George Drumm
Symphonic Dance No. 1 – Sergei Rachmaninoff, trans. James Andrews
Foster’s America – David R. Gillingham

  • A Penny for Your Thoughts-1861
  • Beautiful Dreamer-1862
  • If You’ve Only Got a Moustache-1864 & Gentle Lena Clare-1862

A Movement fro Rosa – Mark Camphouse

October, 2003

Festivo – Edward Gregson
Canterbury Choral – Jan Van der Roost
Fairest of the Fair – John Philip Sousa
Fantasy on a Theme by Sousa – Andrew Boysen, Jr.

May, 2003

Third Suite – Robert E. Jager

  • March
  • Waltz
  • Rondo

Salvation is Created – Pavel Tschesnokoff, trans. and arr. By Bruce Houseknecht
To Tame the Perilous Skies – David R. Holsinger

March, 2003

Prelude and Fugue in B flat Major – J.S. Bach, trans. R.L. Moehlmann
Decorations, Op. 54 – Martin Mailman

  • Of a greeting
  • Of lights
  • Of the night
  • Of the past
  • Of a song

Children’s March: Over the Hills and far away – Percy Grainger

December, 2002

Cajun Folk Songs – Frank Ticheli

  • La Belle et le Capitaine
  • Belle

Elegy for a Young American – Ronald Lo Presti
Sinfonietta for Winds and Percussion – James Andrews

  • Allegro feroce
  • Largo
  • Vivace

October, 2002

Cenotaph – Jack Stamp
The Carousel Waltz – Richard Rogers, arr. Robert Russell Bennett
Grant Them Eternal Rest – Andrew Boysen, Jr.

  • Introit
  • Kyrie
  • Dies Irae
  • Sanctus
  • Agnus Dei

May, 2002

Overture to Candide – Leonard Bernstein, arr. Walter Beeler
La Fiesta Mexicana – H. Owen Reed

  • Prelude and Aztec Dance
  • Mass
  • Carnival

March, 2002 

Immigrant Dreams – Timothy Mahr
Of Sailors and Whales – Francis McBeth
        I. Ishmael
        II. Queequeg
        III. Father Mapple
        IV. Ahab
        V. The White Whale

December, 2001

The Thunderer  (1889) – John Philip Sousa, ed. Dr. James Jurens
Largamente-after The Thunderer (1991) – Ira Hearshen
Apocalyptic Dreams (1984) – David R. Gillingham

  • The Vision
  • Cataclysmic Events
  • Messianic Kingdom

October, 2001

Variations on a Korean Folksong – John Barnes Chance
American Elegy – Frank Ticheli
Four Dances from Femmes d’Alger – Joseph Horovitz, orchestrated by John Boyd  

  • Sailor’s Dance
  • Can-Can
  • Pas-de-Deux
  • Polka

May, 2001

Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo – Malcolm Arnold, arr. John Paynter
I Am – Andrew Boysen, Jr.
Variations on America – Charles Ives, based on the orchestral version by William Schuman, trans. William E. Rhoads

March, 2001

Mythologies – Michael Annicchiarico

  • Through the Gates of Loc-Dor
  • Ancient Spheres*
  • Brother on the Wind*

   *Premiere performance
Resting in the Peace of His Hands – John Gibson
Prologue from West Side Story – Leonard Bernstein, arr. B. Gilmore

December, 2000

Sinfonia Nobilissima – Robert Jager
Suite Francaise – Darius Milhaud

  • Normandie
  • Bregtagne
  • Ile-de-France
  • Alsace-Lorrain
  • Provence

Ghost Train – Eric Whitacre

October, 2000

Morning Alleluias for the Winter Solstice – Ron Nelson
Serenade, Op. 22C – Derek Bourgeois
Liturgical Music for Band – Martin Mailman

  • Introit
  • Kyrie
  • Gloria
  • Alleluia

Galop – Dmitri Shostakovich, trans. Donald Hunsberger

May, 2000

Variations on an African Hymnsong – Quincy C. Hilliard
Allerseelen, Op. 10, No. 8 – Richard Strauss, trans. Albert Oliver Davis
Sinfonia V, Symphonia Sacra et Profana – Timothy Broege
Festivo – Edward Gregson

March, 2000

Second Suite in F Op. 28 No. 2 – Gustav Holst

  • March
  • Song Without Words I’ll love my love
  • Song of the Blacksmith
  • Fantasia on the Dargason

A Movement for Rosa – Mark Camphouse
The Fairest of the Fair – John Philip Sousa
Scherzo—after The Fairest of the Fair – Ira Hearshen

December, 1999

Salvation is Created – Pavel Tschesnokoff, arr. Bruce Houseknecht
Country Gardens – Percy Aldridge Grainger
Medieval Suite – Ron Nelson

  • Homage to Leonin
  • Homage to Perotin
  • Homage to Machaut

October, 1999

Colas Breugnon Overture – Dmitri Kabalevsky, trans. Walter Beeler
Shenandoah – Traditional, arr. Frank Ticheli
Incantation and Dance – John Barnes Chance

May, 1999

American Overture for Band – Joseph Wilcox Jenkins
Four Scottish Dances – Malcolm Arnold, arr. John P. Paynter

  • Pesante
  • Vivace
  • Allegretto
  • Con brio

Symphony No. 1 “In Memoriam Dresden” – Daniel Bukvich

  • Prologue
  • Seeds in the Wind
  • Ave Maria
  • Fire Storm

March, 1999

Chorale and Shaker Dance – John Zdechlik
Amazing Grace – John Newton, arr. Frank Ticheli
Spring Divertimento – Timothy Mahr

  • Fanfare
  • Hymn
  • Scherzo
  • Serenade
  • Dance
  • Flourish

December, 1998

Cenotaph – Jack Stamp
Song of the Sea Maidens – Andrew Boysen, Jr.
Suite of Old American Dances – Robert Russell Bennett

  • Cake Walk
  • Schottische
  • Western One-Step
  • Wallflower Waltz
  • Rag

October, 1998

Stratford Suite – Howard Cable

  • Fanfare, Flourish, Sennet (Richard III)
  • Masque by Herne’s Oak (The Merry Wives of Windsor)
  • Ode to Rosalind (As You Like It)
  • Elizabeth, Princess of England (Henry VIII)

Third Suite – Robert E. Jager

  • March
  • Waltz
  • Rondo

May, 1998

A Somerset Rhapsody, Op. 21 – Gustav Holst, trans. Clare Grundman
La Fiesta Mexicana – H. Owen Reed

  • Prelude and Aztec Dance
  • Mass
  • Carnival

March, 1998

Symphonic Variations on a Theme by Purcell – Edward J. Madden
Of Sailors and Whales – Francis McBeth

        I. Ishmael
        II. Queequeg
        III. Father Mapple
        IV. Ahab
        V. The White Whale

December, 1997

Chester Overture –William Schuman
Conversations with the Night – Andrew Boysen, Jr.
Four Dances from Femmes d’Alger – Joseph Horovitz, Orchestrated by John Boyd  

  • Sailor’s Dance
  • Can-Can
  • Pas-de-Deux
  • Polka

October, 1997

An Outdoor Overture – Aaron Copland
Canterbury Chorale – Jan Van der Roost
A Nordic Trilogy :

  • Swedish Festive Dances - Frank Erickson
  • Fantasie on a Danish Theme – Albert Oliver Davis
  • War March and Battle Hymn of the Vikings – Alfred Reed