SMU WIND ENSEMBLE
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.
(click on the image for the full program and notes)
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)
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
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.