Concerto for Two Trumpets and Band
Originally written for Doc Severinsen and Manny Laureano with the Minnesota Orchestra, this version has been adapted for band. It was such a success that the recording was nominated for Best Contemporary Classical Composition in 2015. It's full of energy and pizzazz and highly recommended. 23 minutes
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Hymn to the Eternal Flame
This excerpt is taken from Paulus' highly acclaimed mega work for the Minnesota Orchestra, titled "To Be Certain of the Dawn". This version for band was arranged by Jay Juchniewicz in 2019.
Over One Hundred Years
Commissioned and premiered by the St. Olaf Band in 2000, this 17 minute piece for symphonic band spans 3 movements and has the classic early 2000's Paulus sound. The piece starts with "Quiet Beginnings", then continues softly with "Reflections", then ends with a bang on "Driving Forces".
Concerto for Piano and Winds
Commission by Emory for pianist Will Ransom, this piece for solo piano and symphonic wind ensemble is punchy, bright, dynamic and mystical. It's 22 minutes long and ends with grand fanfare. Exciting and percussive
Three Moods for Band
Commissioned by The Minnesota Chapter of the College Band Directors National Association and premiered The Intercollegiate Honor Band, MMEA MidWinter Clinic, February 2010, this aptly titled piece boasts three moods over three movements: Snappy, Mellow and Upbeat. Voicing: Concert Band, Instrumentation: 1pic.22.214.171.124.2/2.1.1/126.96.36.199.1/strbass/tmp/perc(4)