Mission/Vision

Structure: The Saint Martin’s University Wind Ensemble is comprised of performers from two basic sectors:

• SMU student musicians (including music majors and non-music majors),

• Professional Partners from our surrounding communities (including professionals and talented

amateurs). Other guests, such as Artists and Ensembles in Residence will be frequent and

important elements in the structure of our ensemble.

To achieve our mission of programing excellent collegiate repertoire, we will use a flexible

instrumentation model. All members will perform in full ensemble as well as chamber music settings. The

invitation of guest musicians to our ensemble, allows SMUWE to perform the best possible repertoire.

SMU WIND ENSEMBLE
2021-2022 SEASON

"(Pop)ulace"

Chen Yi: Spring Festival

Shuying Li: Last Hive Mind II

Omar Thomas: Shenandoah

David Biedenbender: Melodious Thunk

Leonard Bernstein/ Sweeney: Simple Song

Brandon Goff:  Full On Rumble (Concerto for Electric Guitar)

"Tilting Sunward"

Santos: Aphelion

Carter: Overture for Winds

Pon:  Tilting Sunward

Hahn/Wacyk: Two Melodies

Mason: Across A Golden Sky

Grainger: Shepheard's Hey 

"Sanctuary"

      (Sax quartet) Trad./Coffill: Veni Veni Emmanuel

Nelson: Resonances I

      (Brass) Gabrieli: Canzona per Sonare no. 2

Colgrass: Old Churches 

Bach/Lopez: Toccata and Fugue in D minor

      (Flute quartet) Trad.: Coventry Carol

      (Brass) Monteverdi: Deus in Adjutorium 

Brahms/Buehlman: Blessed are They

Holst: First Suite in Eb

"Lamentation/Illumination

J.S. Bach (Sterk): Fantasia

 

Nelson Jesus: Wolf Tears

 

Maslanka: Illumination

PAST PROGRAMS

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"Resonance and Resilience"

A series of performance videos, captured in various settings around our campus, exploring solitude, mourning, and peace during COVID-19.

Tallis/Danyew: Third Mode Melody

Langenfeld: Celestial Body (Harmonia)

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Bach/Folliard: O God, Look Down from Heaven

Rameau/Wacyk: Forêts Paisibles from "Les Indes galantes"

John Cage: 4'33"

A Collaborative performance of this iconic 20th Century work, exploring the affect of silence on our lives. 

"Elements"

 

Water: Sea Songs (Vaughan-Williams)

 

Fire:    Ash (Jolley) 

Earth:  Make our Garden Grow  (Bernstein)

 

         Ye Banks and Braes O’Bonnie Doon (Grainger)

Wind: Autumn (Nishimura)

 

Fire:    Conga Del Fuego Nuevo  (Marquez) 

"Shift"

Beethoven: Polonaise for Military Band, WoO21

Maslanka: On This Bright Morning

Lauridsen/ tr. Reynolds: O Magnum Mysterium

J.S. Bach (Ernst)/ tr. Daehn: Vivace from BWV 592

Schuman: Chester Overture for Band

“Song and Dance” 

Susato/Dunnigan: Selections from The Danserye

Grainger: The Merry King

Puts: Charm