Commissioned Works

The Renaissance City Winds has commissioned the following works:


Young composer collaborations:

Almost 100 collaborative compositions have been written with 6th- to 9th-graders working in collaboration with professional composers between 1996 and the present.  A complete list of these is currently being compiled.


In addition to commissioned compositions, many custom arrangements have been made for the Winds to satisfy particular program needs.  Most of these have been done by ensemble members.

Cynthia Anderson

Irish Tune from County Derry (Danny Boy), flute, English horn, clar, horn, bassoon
Largo Al Factotum from The Barber of Seville, by Rossini,
. . . horn solo with wind quartet accompaniment

William J. Lewis

Angels We Have Heard on High (traditional), for harp and wind quintet
xxx, for mezzo-soprano, wind quintet, and harp
Various popular song arrangements, for wind quintet

Douglas Lundeen

E amore un ladroncello, from Cosi fan tutti, by Mozart,
 . . . for soprano and wind quintet
Two Art Songs by Harry Burleigh, for soprano and wind quintet
 . . . . . . . .  (original for voice and pf)
 . . . You Ask Me If I Love You
 . . . Lovely Dark and Lonely One
Two Hope Songs (original settings for voice and piano)
 .  for soprano and wind quintet
 . . . On Ma Journey (Edward Boatner)
 . . . Don’t You Dream of Turnin’ Back (H.T. Burleigh)
O Patria mia, by Verdi, for soprano and wind quintet
Tomb Scene from Aida, by Verdi, for soprano, tenor,
 . . . flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon

Keith Dom Powell

Characters and Critters, a compilation of music for
 . . . . . modern dance children’s program
Danse Macabre, by Camille Saint-Saëns, for wind quintet
Mephisto Waltz, by Liszt, for wind octet
Pantomime music K.299b, by Mozart, for wind quintet
Three Songs of Hanukkah (traditional), for wind quintet
 . . . Rock of Ages
 . . . Ner-Li
 . . . Hanukkah, Oy, Hanukkah
Two Secular Christmas Songs, for wind quintet
 . . . Frosty the Snowman
 . . . I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

K. David Van Hoesen

Concerto for Harp, Op. 4 No. 6, by George Friderick Handel
. . . for harp and woodwind quartet

R. James Whipple

America the Beautiful, by Samuel Ward, for wind quintet and piano
Two Arias from Don Giovanni, by Mozart, for baritone voice & wind quintet
. . . Deh, vieni alla finestra
. . . Fin ch’hab dal vino
Contrapunctus I from The Art of Fugue, by J.S. Bach, for wind quintet
Contrapunctus VI from The Art of Fugue, by J.S. Bach, for wind quintet
The Earle of Oxford’s Marche, by William Byrd
. . . for 2 flutes, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon (original for virginal)
Follow Me Up To Carlow (Variations on a traditional Irish melody)
Hoosier Rag, by Julia Niebergall, for wind quintet
The Kentucky March, by Philip Anthony Heinrich, for wind quintet
Polovtsian Dances, by Alexander Borodin, for wind quintet.
Suite of traditional tunes for wind quintet and hammer dulcimer
 . . . Cold Frosty Morning
 . . . Farewell to Ulst
 . . . Final March of Mary Queen of Scots
 . . . Off to California
 . . . Shenandoah Falls
Train Tunes (traditional)
. . . I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
. . . Paddy Works Upon the Railway