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With a rich history, the wind band is the ensemble of the future, eagerly embracing new composers, while respecting the trailblazers that came before. The wide range of literature presented in Naxos’ Wind Band Classics shows the medium's flexibility and potential for limitless tonal colours. This innovative ongoing series features some of the world's greatest wind ensembles, including ‘The President’s Own’ United States Marine Band, performing both new works and old standards. Works from classic greats like Giannini, Persichetti, Sousa, Schoenberg, Stravinsky and Copland sit alongside new-school contemporaries such as John Mackey, David Gillingham, John Colgrass, David Holsinger and David Maslanka.

“[W]e're treated to a very satisfying, first-rate wind band experience…”

-- ClassicsToday



8.570074 MACKEY: Redline Tango / MOWER: Flute Concerto / PANN: Slalom
8.570130 GIANNINI: Symphony No. 3 / Dedication Overture / Variations and Fugue
8.570242 ORFF: Carmina Burana Suite / BIRD: Serenade / REED: La fiesta mexicana
8.570244 COLGRASS: Winds of Nagual / DVORAK: Serenade / GILLINGHAM: No Shadow of Turning
 
8.570123 PERSICHETTI: Divertimento / Masquerade / Parable IX
8.557545 STRIKE UP THE BAND!
8.570243 MONUMENTAL WORKS FOR WINDS
8.570403 COLLAGE - A Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Peabody Institute, 1857-2007
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