About this work:
Commissioned by and Dedicated to the Mid American Conference Band Directors Association, my Wind for wind ensemble is premiered by the Bowling Green Wind Symphony, conducted by Prof. Bruce Moss, at the 31st Annual New Music Festival on Oct. 23, 2010, at the Bowling Green State University in OH.
"Wind", or “the winds” means "view, folk songs, style and manner" in Chinese. I use a western wind ensemble to sound the eastern feeling of the winds in my piece Wind, which consists of two movements: Introduction and Rondo.
Scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 clarinets (in B-flat), bass clarinet (in B-flat), alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, 3 trumpets (in C), 4 French horns (in F), 2 trombones, bass trombone, baritone, tuba, 3 percussion players (I. snare drum and triangle; II. sustained cymbal and tam-tam; III. bass drum and 2 tom-toms). Duration is about 11 minutes.
The list of members of the Mid-American Conference Band Directors Association:
Ball State University, Professor Thomas Caneva, Director of Bands,
Bowling Green State University, Professor Bruce Moss, Director of Bands,
Central Michigan University, Professor John Williamson, Director of Bands,
Eastern Michigan University, Professor Mary K. Schneider, Director of Bands,
Kent State University, Professor Wayne Gorder, Emeritus Director of Bands,
Miami University, Professor Gary A. Speck, Wind Ensemble Conductor,
Northern Illinois University, Professor Thomas Bough, Director of Athletic Bands,
Ohio University, Professor Andrew Trachsel, Director of Bands,
Temple University, Professor Arthur D. Chodoroff, Director of Bands,
The University of Akron, Professor Robert Jorgensen, Director of Bands,
University of Toledo, Professor Jason Stumbo, Director of Bands,
Western Michigan University, Professor Robert Spradling, Director of Bands.
Version: Wind ensemble
Year composed: 2010
Ensemble type: Band