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Spring 2012

The music selected for today represents works that were either not performed or played less then two times in the previous five years at the MSBOA State Festival.

Stop by the UM-Flint Booth #109 to peruse any scores!

The most played works in the previous five years:

Class

Title

Composer

SBAA

George Washington Bridge

SBA

Metroplex: 3 Postcards from Manhattan

Robert Sheldon

SBB

Allerseelen

Richard Strauss

SBC JBA

Hudson River Suite

John O'Reilly

SBD

Slavonic Folk Suite

Alfred Reed

SBAA

Fanfare and Allegro

SBA

Third Suite For Band

SBB

Suite Provençale

Jan VanDerRoost

SBC

Old Churches

Michael Colgrass

SBD

Grand Ledge Overture

John Moss

SBAA

Divertimento for Band

Vincent Persichetti

SBA

Be Thou My Vision

SBB

Chorale and Toccata

SBC

Rhythm Stand

SBD

Old Scottish Melody

SBAA

Postcard

Frank Ticheli

SBA

Rest

Frank Ticheli

SBB

Epinicion

John Paulson

SBC JBA SBD Fanfare, Ode and Festival

Bob Margolis

William Schuman

Clifton Williams Robert Jager

David Gillingham Jack Stamp Jennifer Higdon Charles Wiley

SBD

Agincourt, 1415

SBAA

Elegy

SBA

Fusion

SBB

Dedicatory Overture

Clifton Williams

SBC

Variation Overture

Clifton Williams

SBD

Lyric Music

SBAA

Armenian Dances (Part I)

SBA

Cause for Celebration

SBB

Crystals

The most played composers in the previous five years:

SBC

Flourish for Wind Band

SBD

Mayday Carol

Ticheli, 18 pieces, 136 times LaPlante, 15 pieces, 80 times Sweeney, 13 pieces, 74 times Del Borgo, 19 pieces, 70 times Daehn, 7 pieces, 68 times W. Himes, 10 pieces, 64 times Sheldon, 17 pieces, 64 times Swearingen, 17 pieces, 64 times

SBAA

Toccata Marziale

SBA

An Original Suite (any 2 Mvt.)

SBB

Come, Sweet Death

SBC

Down a Country Lane

SBD

In Praise of Gentle Pioneers

David Holsinger

SBAA

Suite Francaise (any 3 Mvt.)

Darius Milhaud

SBA

Elegy for A Young American

Ronald Lo Presti

The complete list is available at: https://bb.umflint.edu/bbcswebdav/ users/heidenr/Michigan%20Music% 20Conference.

SBB JBAA

Different Voices

SBC

Water Dance

Carl Strommen

SBD

Asian Sunrise

Barry Kopetz

American Riversongs, 30 times Nathan Hale Trilogy, 22 times Country Wildflowers, 22 times On a Hymnsong by P.Bliss, 21 times Imperium, 21 times Simple Gifts, 17 times Crystal City Overture, 16 times Abracadabra, 16 times As Summer Was Just Beginning, 15 x’s Urban Dances, 15 times Cajun Folk Songs, 15 times

Matt Schoendorff John Barnes Chance Brian Balmages

Robert Starer Alfred Reed William Himes Thomas Duffy Ralph Vaughan Williams James Ployhar Ralph Vaughan Williams Gordon Jacob J.S. Bach Aaron Copland

Rick Kirby

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and Information Lorem IpsumFacts Dolor On the MSBOA list, there are… • 341 selections of music in Class SBAA. • 205 selections of music in Class SBA. • 261 selections of music in Class SBB. with 19 cross listed. • 237 selections of music in Class SBC with 58 cross listed. • 146 selections of music in Class SBD with 43 cross listed. The MSBOA State Festival had… • 1139 participating bands from 2009-13, with an average per year of 144.4 high school bands, and 82.4 middle school bands over those five years. • 254 bands performing in 2009 (HS & MS), • 233 bands performing in 2010, • 242 bands performing in 2011, • 203 bands performing in 2012, and, • 207 bands performing in 2013. In addition, over five years an average of… • 15.4 bands performed in SBAA, • 18.8 bands performed in SBA, • 31.8 bands performed in SBB, • 37.2 bands performed in SBC, • 41.2 bands performed in SBD, • .4 bands performed in JBAA (only 2 bands in five years), • 9.6 bands performed in JBA, • 13.7 bands performed in JBB, • 24 bands performed in JBC, and, • 38.4 bands performed in JBD. Visit Stanton’s Sheet Music to see some of today’s titles.

The Literature

Spring 2012

This is a brief analysis of the information compiled for today’s presentation. Any interpretation is left up to the reader. Note that the lists were compiled without regard to the performing class of the ensemble, and no distinction was made between required or selected works.

In 5 years at the MSBOA State Festival… 59 different works from the list were performed a total of 128 times in Class SBAA. Incantation and Dance was the most often played work, a total of 11 times.

58 different works from the list were performed a total of 166 times in Class SBA. Cajun Folk Songs was the most often played work, a total of 15 times.

74 different works from the list were performed a total of 277 times in Class SBB. 18 of these are cross-listed in other classifications. American River Songs was the most often played work, a total of 30 times (note: it is cross-listed). As Summer Was Just Beginning and Urban Dances were each played 15 times (note: these are the highest that are not cross-listed).

92 different works from the list were performed a total of 260 times in Class SBC. 18 of these are cross-listed in other classifications. Nathan Hale Trilogy was most often played, a total of 22 times (it is cross-listed including JB). On a Hymnsong by Philip Bliss was played 21 times (this is the highest that is not cross-listed).

34 different works from the list were performed a total of 146 times in class SBD. 14 of those are cross-listed in other classifications. Country Wildflowers was the most often played work, a total of 22 times (it is cross-listed including JB). Dolce and Dance was played 6 times (this is the highest that is not cross-listed).

A thank you to the following: Department of Music, University of Michigan-Flint; College of Arts and Sciences; The student musicians and parents of the Flushing HS Wind Ensemble; Ms. Laura Ketchum; Sectional coaches Ben Moore, Zach Smith, Tricia Wittbrodt, and Joe Wright; Music help from Corbin Hutchison, Grand Blanc HS, Michael Lewis, Clarkston HS, James Schuster, Davison HS; and, Paul Lichau, MSBOA Executive Director.

Chris Heidenreich began in his current position at the University of Michigan-Flint in 2009. Prior to this, he taught in both Ohio public schools for seventeen years, including at Youngstown State for three years. Heidenreich holds a Doctorate of Music from Indiana University (2006), a Masters from the Ohio State University (1998), and a Bachelor of Music from Bowling Green State University (1989). He can be reached at heidenr@umflint.edu.

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