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
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)
Carter: Overture for Winds
Pon: Tilting Sunward
Hahn/Wacyk: Two Melodies
Mason: Across A Golden Sky
Grainger: Shepheard's Hey
(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
J.S. Bach (Sterk): Fantasia
Nelson Jesus: Wolf Tears
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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)
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.