Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Wind Ensemble


Dr. Matthew Inkster, Director of Instrumental Activities

August 2008 WLU Wind Ensemble

The Wind Ensemble performs a variety of repertoire written for the modern wind ensemble. The University’s premiere instrumental ensemble, this group provides music for major college convocations, presents concerts and regularly performs off campus. Membership is open, by audition, to all students.

Are you interested in auditioning?  You’ll find audition information and material here.

View a listing of Current W.E. Personnel.

View WL Wind Ensemble recent repertoire highlights below OR view a complete listing of WL Wind Ensemble repertoire from past performances (2004-present).

Contact Dr. Matthew Inkster, conductor

West Liberty Wind Ensemble—PRISM Concert—December 6, 2013:

  • Mercury on the Moon—Scott McAllister (Christopher Barrick, electric guitar and Robert Frankenberry, tenor)

West Liberty Wind Ensemble—October 23, 2013:

  • Slava!—Leonard Bernstein
  • Variations on a Shaker Melody—Aaron Copland
  • Overture to “Candide”—Leonard Bernstein
  • El Salon Mexico—Aaron Copland

West Liberty Wind Ensemble—May 2, 2013:

  • Co-premiere of This World Alive—Steve Danyew
  • Divertimento for Band—Vincent Persichetti
  • Lollapalooza—John Adams/Spinazzola
  • Old American Songs—Aaron Copland/Sylvester (Concerto Competition Winner—Alan Cline, baritone)
  • Florentiner Grand Italian March—Julius Fučík

Spring 2013 Tour (Feb. 27-28, April 3) and Concert selected from:

  • Co-premiere of commissioned work—Steve Danyew
  • Vientos y Tangos—Michael Gandolfi
  • Lincolnshire Posy—Percy Grainger
  • Hymn to the Fallen—John Williams/Lavender
  • Cousins—Herbert L. Clarke

West Liberty University Wind Ensemble—November 15, 2012 “PRISM Concert 2011″
In Conjunction with Tri-State Select Honor Band

  • Festive Overture—Dmitri Schostakovich, arr. Donald Hunsberger
  • Variations on “Carnival of Venice”—Herbert L. Clarke, Dr. Matthew Inkster—Cornet Soloist
  • Dance of the New World—Dana Wilson

West Liberty University Wind Ensemble and the AMERICAN BRASS QUINTET—October 24, 2012:

  • Shadowcatcher: Concerto for Brass Quintet and Winds—Eric Ewazen with the American Brass Quintet
  • “Song for Lori Piestewa” from Worth of the Soul with Chorus and Soloists—Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate
  • Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral—Richard Wagner/Cailliet
  • Armed Forces Salute—Bob Lowden

West Liberty University Wind Ensemble—May 3, 2012:

  • Instinctive Travels—Michael Markowski
  • Suite Francaise—Darius Milhaud
  • Variants on a Medaieval Tune—Norman Dello Joio
  • Concerto for Clarinet—W.A. Mozart (Concerto Competition Winner Marlena Sell)

Spring 2012 Chamber Wind Ensemble Tour and Concert Repertoire selected from:

  • Old Wine in New Bottles—Gordon Jacob
  • Sinfonietta—Joachim Raff
  • Petite Symphonie—Charles Gounod

Spring 2012 Tour (Feb. 23-24) and Concert (Feb. 22) selected from:

  • Short Ride in a Fast Machine—John Adams
  • Variants on a Medaieval Tune—Norman Dello Joio
  • Suite Francaise—Darius Milhaud
  • Victory at Sea—Richard Rogers
  • Concerto for Marimba—Yiu-kwong Chung, Prof. Brian Baldauff-Marimba Soloist

West Liberty University Wind Ensemble—December 2, 2011 “PRISM Concert 2011″
In Conjunction with Tri-State Select Honor Band

  • Concerto for Clarinet—Artie Shaw, Dr. Christopher Barrick-Clarinet Soloist
  • Concerto for Marimba—Yiu-kwong Chung, Prof. Brian Baldauff-Marimba Soloist
  • Old Wine in New Bottles—Gordon Jacob
  • Equus—Eric Whitacre

West Liberty University Wind Ensemble—October 20, 2011

  • Second Suite in F for Military Band—Gustav Holst
  • October—Eric Whitacre
  • Walking Tune—Percy Aldridge Grainger
  • Acrostic Song (from Final Alice)—David Del Tredici/Mark Spede
  • Ride—Samuel R. Hazo

West Liberty University Wind Ensemble—April 28, 2011, Capitol Theater, “Another British Invasion”

  • World Premiere of “Fantasy on Victorious Known Triads”—Dr. Matthew Harder
  • Hammersmith: Prelude and Scherzo—Gustav Holst
  • William Byrd Suite—Gordon Jacob
  • Colonial Song—Percy Grainger
  • Rhosymedre—Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Concerto for Tuba—Edward Gregson (Concerto Competition Winner Alan Cline)
  • Celtic Hymns and Dances—Eric Ewazen

Spring 2011 Tour and Concert Repertoire to be selected from:

  • Hammersmith: Prelude and Scherzo—Gustav Holst
  • Symphonic Songs—Robert Russell Bennett
  • Symphony in B-flat—Paul Hindemith
  • Scenes from “The Louvre”—Norman Dello Joio
  • William Byrd Suite—Gordon Jacob
  • Divertimento for Band—Vincent Persichetti
  • Suite Francaise—Darius Milhaud
  • Premiere of a new work for wind ensemble—Dr. Matthew Harder
  • Concerto for Tuba—Edward Gregson (Concerto Competition Winner Alan Cline)

West Liberty University Wind Ensemble—November 18, 2010 “PRISM Concert 2010″
In Conjunction with Tri-State Select Honor Band

  • Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night—Elliot del Borgo
  • Aurora Awakes—John Mackey
  • Fantasia for Alto Saxophone—Claude T. Smith

West Liberty University Wind Ensemble—October 14, 2010

  • Radiant Joy—Steven Bryant
  • O Nata Lux—Guy Forbes/Preston Hazzard
  • “Profanation” from Symphony #2—Leonard Bernstein/Frank Bencriscutto
  • Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night—Elliot Del Borgo

West Liberty University Wind Ensemble—April 28, 2010

  • Carmina Burana (Wind Ensemble with vocal soloists)—Carl Orff/John Krance
  • Armenian Dances Part I—Alfred Reed
  • Concertino for Percussionist—James Curnow (Concerto Competition Winner Kelsi Clower)
  • Three Quotations—J.P. Sousa

West Liberty University Wind Ensemble—March 21, 2010, Capitol Theater, “Vive La France”

  • Grande Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale—Hector Berlioz/M. Inkster
  • Orient et Occident—Camille Saint-Saëns
  • Paris Sketches—Martin Ellerby
  • King of France Grand Concert March (From 3 Quotations)—J.P. Sousa
  • Cajun Folksongs—Frank Ticheli (with the Ritchie County HS Wind Ensemble)
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