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Wind Ensemble

The Christopher Newport University Wind Ensemble is comprised of the University’s most talented wind and percussion performers, most of whom are majoring in music. With its home in the University’s beautiful Ferguson Center for the Arts, the Wind Ensemble performs three major concerts a year in addition to performing at special events and ceremonies. The ensemble frequently works with guest composers, conductors, and soloists, providing the students challenging repertoire and immersing them in cultures and performance practices from around the world. The repertoire of the Wind Ensemble reflects the standards and expectations found in the world's top music schools and conservatories, and the ensemble members enthusiastically embrace their responsibility to the music and to each other. In essence, the Wind Ensemble ensemble plays several concerts of challenging and sophisticated repertoire, supports the major events of the University, and does all of this with very limited rehearsal time. The educational purposes of Wind Ensemble are to challenge the University’s most advanced music majors, to promote the high musical standards of the department, and to recruit serious and talented music majors. Students can register each semester, but no more than eight credits can be counted toward graduation. Auditions are held each semester to ensure that the members are on top of their game.

The Christopher Newport University Wind Ensemble performed as the "featured ensemble" at the Estonian National Wind Band Competition on March 1, 2014, at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in Tallinn, Estonia's largest and most prestigious higher education performing arts institution.

Wind Ensemble in Mannheim, Germany

Auditions

August 28, 7-9 p.m., Ferguson Center A183

The audition includes:

  • Major scales
  • Prepared work (the whole piece)
  • Sightreading

Please e-mail Elise Rose (elise.rose@cnu.edu) to obtain your part of the prepared work.

Also included will be major scales and sight reading.

The Wind Ensemble is a highly visible ensemble that performs approximately once a month. The musicians in this ensemble must be excellent sightreaders, learn music quickly, have strong musical skills, and have a voracious appetite for new music. Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:20 p.m.

Conductor

Dr. Mark U. Reimer is Distinguished Professor of Music, the George and Mary Torggler Professor of Music, and Director of Music at Christopher Newport University. The 2011 recipient of the CNU Alumni Society Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring, Dr. Reimer conducts the Wind Ensemble and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting and wind literature. He serves frequently as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator in the United States and abroad and has led the Wind Ensemble in international tours that have included performances in Austria, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Iceland, Isle of Wight, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Russia, Scotland, and Slovenia. Dr. Reimer earned the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Drake University where he was voted "Most Outstanding Senior" by the music faculty, the Master of Music degree in wind conducting and literature from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where he served as the Assistant Conductor of the CCM Brass Choir, and the Doctor of Music degree in wind conducting and literature from Indiana University, the first student to earn this degree. His conducting teachers include Ray Cramer, Terrence Milligan, and Don Marcouiller, and his brass teachers include Harvey Phillips, Sam Green, and Robert Weast. A recipient of an Indiana University Fellowship to Germany, Dr. Reimer founded the Journal of Performing Arts Leadership in Higher Education and has published articles in the leading international wind band magazines and journals, including the Journal of Band ResearchJournal of the College Band Directors National AssociationMusic Educators Journal, Research and Issues in Music Education, The InstrumentalistJournal of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and EnsemblesAlta Musica of the International Society for the Promotion and Investigation of Wind Music, American Music Teacher of the Music Teachers National Association, TUBA Journal, Conference Proceedings of the Global Awareness Society International, and the Journal of Performing Arts Leadership in Higher Education. He has presented papers in Germany, Hungary, Italy, Turkey, New York, New Orleans, San Francisco, Norfolk, Washington, D.C., and Williamsburg. Dr. Reimer is a member of the International Society for the Promotion and Investigation of Wind Music, the College Band Directors National Association, the National Association for Music Education, and the College Music Society. He is Past President of the College Division of the Virginia Music Educators Association, Past Province Governor of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and an accreditation visitation chair for the National Association of Schools of Music.

Repertoire

Our Repertoire 

Dr. Mark U. Reimer, Conductor 1992-2016

Adams, John Lollapalooza
Adams, John Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Alexander, Russell Belford’s Carnival
Alexander, Russell Memphis the Majestic
Alexander, Russell Olympia Hippodrome
Alexander, Russell Patriots of the Potomac
Alexander, Russell Rival Rovers
Alexander, Russell The Southerner March
Alexander, Russell  Colossus of Columbia
Alford, Harry The Purple Carnival
Alford, Kenneth  The Thin Red Line
Amis, Kenneth Driven!
Anderson, Al Steppin' Round
Arban, Jean/Leidzen Carnival of Venice
Arnold, Malcolm H.R.H. The Duke of Cambridge March
Arnold, Malcolm/Paynter Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo
Bach, J.S./Hunsberger Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Bach, J.S./Grainger O Mensch, Bewein’ Dein’ Sünde Gross
Bach, J.S./Bell Double Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor
Bach, J.S./Hunsberger Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor
Bach, J.S./Reed If Thou Be Near
Bach, J.S./Leidzen Little Fugue in G Minor
Bagley, Edwin National Emblem
Barber, Samuel Commando March
Barker, Jennifer Nobody Told Me
Barnes, James Centennial Celebration Overture
Beethoven, Ludwig van Three Equale
Beethoven, Ludwig van/Dunnigan March in F
Bennett, Harold Military Escort
Benson, Warren The Leaves are Falling
Benson, Warren The Solitary Dancer
Berlin, Irving God Bless America
Bernstein, Leonard/Grundman Candide Suite
Bernstein, Leonard/Polster Four Dances from West Side Story
Bernstein, Leonard/Bencriscutto Profanation
Bernstein, Leonard/Duthoit Selections from West Side Story
Bernstein, Leonard/Grundman SLAVA!
Bestybaev, Adil Idee Fixe
Biedenbender, David Schism
Bielawa, Herbert Spectrum
Binge, Ronald Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Band
Blanquer, Amando Concierto para Banda
Bolcom, William Song
Bonney, James  Chaos Theory
Bourgeouis, Derek Serenade
Bruckner, Anton Mass in E Minor
Bryant, Steven  RedLine
Buckley, Lewis American Portrait
Bukvich, Daniel Symphony Number 1
Burki, Mario La Basilica di San Marco
Butans, Peteris Latgales dziesmas
Casey, James Glory of Jamestown
Černeckij, Semën Aleksandrovič The Entry of the Red Army Into Bucharest 
Chaminade, Cecile Concertino, Op. 107
Chance, John Barnes Variations on a Korean Folk Song
Chobanian, Loris Armenian Rhapsody for Guitar and Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Chobanian, Loris Bouquet
Chobanian, Loris Tango Fantasy
Clarke, Nigel Samurai
Clausen, René The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
Coates, Eric The Dam Busters
Cook, Christopher House Music
Cook, Christopher Prelude
Cook, Christopher Ride The Wind
Cook, Sean A Breath of our Inspiration
Copland, Aaron Variations on a Shaker Melody
Copland, Aaron  The Red Pony
Cowell, Henry A Curse and a Blessing
Cowell, Johnny Roller Coaster
Creatore, Giuseppe March Electric
Creston, Paul Concertino
Cross, Travis Be Thou My Vision
Cupero, Edward Victor Honey Boys on Parade
D'Addona, Giancarlo Castro Grand Fanfare
Daugherty, Michael Niagara Falls
de Haan, Jan Banja Luka
Di Marino, Roberto Benacus
de Meij, Johann Aquarium
de Meij, Johann Spring
de Nardis, Camille The Universal Judgment
De Woolfson, Emily Onward!
Del Tredici, David/Spede Acrostic Song
Dello Joio, Norman Scenes from the Louvre
Devroye, Pascal What an Event!
di Marino, Roberto Band Overture
Draexlmeier, Xaver/Heidler Konzertstueck fuer Tenorhorn und Blasorchester
Duble, Charles Bravura
Duffy, Thomas Snakes
Eller, Heino Kodumaine Viis
Elliot, Zo British Eighth
Erb, Donald  The Purple Roofed Ethical Suicide Parlor
Ewazen, Eric Celtic Hymns and Dances
Ewazen, Eric Fantasia for Seven Trumpets
Ewazen, Eric Hymn for the Lost and the Living
Farrar, Orion Bombasto
Fauré, Gabriel Chant Funéraire
Fernandez, Charles Bachus Illatus
Fernie, Alan Joy!
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Fillmore, Henry The Circus Bee
Fillmore, Henry The Footlifter
Fillmore, Henry The Klaxon
Fillmore, Henry Rolling Thunder
Fitzpatrick, Craig Shades of Green
Folio, Cindy Living Legacy
Forrest, Dan King of Love My Shepherd Is
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Forte, Aldo DALI
Forte, Aldo Dance Suite on Spanish and Latin Rhythms
Freund, Don Jug Blues and Fat Pickin'
Frometa, Luis Maria/Osuna Avilena
Fuchs, Kenneth Christina’s World
Fucik, Julius Herzegowina Marsch
Fucik, Julius/Lake/Fennell Florentiner March
Galbraith, Nancy Danza de los Duendes
Galante, Rossano  Transcendent Journey
Gallego, F.J. Martinez Amigas de “La Armonica”
Ganne, Louis Marche Lorraine
Gates, George Sol y Sombra
Gerster, Ottmar Oberhessische Bauerntaenze
Gershwin, George/Hunsberger Rhapsody in Blue
Gillingham, David Concerto for Four Percussion and Wind Ensemble
Gillingham, David Concerto for Horn and Symphonic Band
Gillingham, David Waking Angels
Gillis, Don Tulsa
Gilmore, Bernard Five Folk Songs for Soprano and Band
Ginastera, Alberto   Danza Final
Glazunov, Alexander Rêverie, Op. 24
Gliere, Reinhold Russian Sailors’ Dance
Goldman, Edwin Cheerio
Goldman, Edwin The Chimes of Liberty
Goldman, Edwin On the Mall
Gorb, Adam Adrenaline City
Gorb, Adam Yiddish Dances
Gottry, Josh Transitions
Gotkovsky, Ida  Poeme du Feu
Gould, Morton Derivations for Clarinet and Band
Grafulla, Claudio Washington Grays
Graham, Peter The Red Machine
Grainger, Percy Bell Piece
Grainger, Percy Children’s March
Grainger, Percy Colonial Song
Grainger, Percy Country Gardens
Grainger, Percy/Sousa Country Gardens
Grainger, Percy The Gum Suckers March
Grainger, Percy Irish Tune from County Derry and Shepherd’s Hey
Grainger, Percy Molly on the Shore
Grainger, Percy Ye Banks and Braes O’ Bonnie Doon
Green, Joseph/Cahn Xylophonia
Gregson, Edward Celebration
Gregson, Edward Concerto for Piano and Wind
Gulyas, Laszlo Music from Szek
Hailstork, Adolphus American Guernica
Hanson, Shelley Islas y Montanas
Hazo, Samuel Blue and Green Music
Hazo, Samuel Ride
Herman, Jerry Hello, Dolly!
Hernandez, Rafael El Cumbanchero
Hesketh, Ken Infernal Ride
Hidas, Frigyes Capriccio
Hindemith, Paul Geschwindmarsch
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Hindemith, Paul Symphonic Metamorphoses
Hindemith, Paul Symphony in B flat
Hirsch, Nurit/arr. Leavitt Bashana Haba'ah
Hoffeditz, Marc Tides of Change
Holsinger, David Havendance
Holsinger, David Texas Promenade
Holst, Gustav First Suite in Eb
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Hosay, James 1607-The Dream Comes Alive
Hosay, James A Time for Heroes
Howe, Julia/Wilhousky Battle Hymn of the Republic
Huff, Will The Squealer
Hulse, Brian Concerto for Piano and Symphonic Winds
Hummel, Bertold Symphonische Ouverture
Hunsberger, Donald Dancin’ into the ‘20's
Husa, Karel Cheetah
Husa, Karel Music for Prague 1968
Husa, Karel Smetana Fanfare
Iannaccone, Anthony After a Gentle Rain
Ives, Charles/Sinclair Country Band March
Ives, Charles/Rhoads Variations on America
Iowa Band Law Karl King
Jacob, Gordon The Canterbury Flourish
Jager, Robert  Esprit de Corps
Janacek, Leos Capriccio
Jenkins, Joseph Willcox American Overture for Band
Jewell, Fred “Battle Royal” March
Jewell, Fred E Pluribus Unum
Jewell, Fred Miss Trombone
Jewell, Fred The Outlook
Jewell, Fred The Screamer
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Kask, Ott (arr) Targa rehealune
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King, Karl Cle Elum Eagles
King, Karl Kentucky Sunrise
King, Karl The Melody Shop
King, Karl Robinson’s Grand Entree March
King, Karl Rough Riders
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Klohr, John The Billboard
Kull, Raimond Tarantella
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Latham, William Three Chorale Preludes
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Lehar, Franz Romanza della Vilja
Lincke, Carl  Berliner Luft
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Lo Presti, Ronald  Elegy for a Young American
Mackey, John Asphalt Cocktail
Mackey, John  Red Line Tango
Makris, Andreas Aegean Festival Overture
Marais, Marin Le Basque
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McAllister, Scott  Gone
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Mercury, Freddie Bohemian Rhapsody
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Mertens, Hardy Lest We Forget
Mertens, Hardy Xenia Sarda
Miller, Thomas Suite from The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Moncho, Vicente de Tango
Nelson, Ron Aspen Jubilee
Nelson, Ron Passacaglia
Nelson, Ron Rocky Point Holiday
Nelybel, Vaclav Trittico
Nixon, Roger Fiesta del Pacifico
Nixon, Roger Reflections
Nowlin, Ryan Fanfare: A Vision and a Dream
Padivy, Karol Rumanian Dances
Peck, Russell Cave
Perik, Johan Duchi Meringue/El Perico
Persichetti, Vincent Chorale Prelude: Turn Not Thy Face
Persichetti, Vincent O Cool is the Valley
Persichetti, Vincent Parable Nr. 9
Persichetti, Vincent Psalm for Band
Persichetti, Vincent Serenade
Persichetti, Vincent So Pure the Star
Persichetti, Vincent Symphony for Band
Persichetti, Vincent  Chorale Prelude: O God Unseen
Pitts, William Auguries of Innocence
Ploom, Rein Estonian Rhapsody
Prima, Louis Sing, Sing, Sing
Prokofieff, Sergei Athletic Festival March
Prokofieff, Sergei March, Op. 99
Pryor, Arthur/Pearson Blue Bells of Scotland
Pryor, Arthur The Whistler and His Dog
Raborg, Michael Midsummer
Raik, Pritt Alkusoitto
Raik, Pritt Moonlight
Rannap, Rein The Last Days of Winter
Ratzek, Walter Deutsche Volkslieder
Reed, Alfred Armenian Dances, Part I
Reed, Alfred El Camino Real
Reed, Alfred Festive Prelude
Reed, Alfred Serenade
Reed, H. Owen La Fiesta Mexicana
Reinl, Franz Heldische Sinfonie
Respighi, Ottorino Huntingtower Ballad
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nicolai/Leidzen Procession of the Nobles
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nicolai Variations on a Theme of Glinka
Ring, Gordon MetroDance
Rorem, Ned Traffic
Ros, Sigur Ara Batur
Roszell, Patrick Carrickfergus
Rudin, Rolf Bacchanale
Rudin, Rolf . . . bis ins Unendliche . . .
Rudin, Rolf Lied Ohne Worte
Rudin, Rolf Der Traum des Oenghus, Part I
Rudin, Rolf Die versunkende Stadt
Rudin, Rolf Ein Wellenspiel
Ryden, William Galloping Ghosts
Saint-Saens, Camille Orient et Occident
Saint-Saens, Camille/Frackenpohl Pas Redouble
San Miguel, Mariano La Oreja de Oro
Saucedo, Richard Windsprints
Scaltritti, Silvano   Inno di Giubilo
Scheffer, Pi Fiesta cu tres Banda
Schmidt, Hugo Die Teufelszunge
Schoenberg, Arnold Theme and Variations, Op. 43a
Schreiner, Alexander Immer Kleiner
Schuller, Gunther Tribute to Rudy Wiedoeft
Schuman, William When Jesus Wept
Schuman, William Be Glad Then, America
Schuman, William Chester
Schuman, William George Washington Bridge
Schwantner, Joseph In evening’s stillness . . .
Seitz, Roland March Grandioso
Shaffer, David Dominion of the Sky
Sheldon, Robert A Longford Legend
Shostakovich, Dmitri/Reynolds Folk Dances
Shostakovich, Dmitri/de Meij Jazz Suite No. 2
Siebert, Edrich Three Jolly Sailormen
Silcher, Friedrich So nimm denn meine Hände
Smith, Claude T.  Three Contrasts for Solo Horn and Wind Ensemble
Smith, Robert W. In a Gentle Rain
Sousa, John Philip The Black Horse Troop
Sousa, John Philip The Diplomat
Sousa, John Philip Easter Monday on the White House Lawn
Sousa, John Philip El Capitan
Sousa, John Philip Fairest of the Fair
Sousa, John Philip Golden Jubilee
Sousa, John Philip Hands Across the Sea
Sousa, John Philip Nobles of the Mystic Shrine
Sousa, John Philip Powhattan’s Daughter
Sousa, John Philip The Stars and Stripes Forever
Sousa, John Philip Washington Post
Sousa, John Philip King Cotton
Sousa, John Philip The National Game
Sparke, Philip Barn Dance and Cowboy Hymn
Sparke, Philip  The Sun Will Rise Again
Sparke, Philip Theatre Music
Stamp, Jack Cloudsplitter Fanfare
Strauss, Richard Parade-Marsch Nr. 1
Stravinksy, Igor Circus Polka
Strommen, Carl Prairie Song
Stuart, Hugh Three Ayres from Gloucester
Surinach, Carlos Ritmo Jondo
Tamberg, Eino Sinfonische Taenze
Tamm, Eduard Kalev ja Linda
Tamm, Eduard Dream in the Train
Tatebe, Tomohiro Suite on Celtic Folk Songs
Taylor, Clifton A Lark in the Clear Air
Tchesnokov, Pavel/Erickson Salvation is Created
Tchaikovsky/Cramer Dance of the Jesters
Teike, Carl Alte Kameraden
Thommessen, Olaf Stabsarabesk
Ticheli, Frank Amazing Grace
Ticheli, Frank Blue Shades
Ticheli, Frank Nitro
Traditional Spanish La Virgen de la Macarena
Vähi, Peeter Between Heaven and Earth
Van der Roost, Jan Puszta
Van der Roost, Jan Mercury
Vaughan Williams, Ralph Flourish for Wind Band
Vaughan Williams, Ralph Folk Song Suite
Vaughan Williams, Ralph Sea Songs
Vaughan Williams, Ralph/Reed Sine Nomine
Vaughan Williams, Ralph Toccata Marziale
Verdi, Giuseppe Di Provenza il mar il suol
Wagner, Josef Einzug der Dorfmusik
Wagner, Joseph/Glover Under the Double Eagle
Wagner, Richard Huldigungsmarsch
Wagner, Richard Overture to Rienzi
Wagner, Richard Trauermusik
Waignein, Andre Rhapsody for Fluegelhorn and Band
Waignein, Andre Three Movements for Piano and Symphonic Band
Ward, Samuel Dragon America, the Beautiful
Weatherly, Frederick Danny Boy
Webber, Andrew/Barker Phantom of the Opera
Weil, Kurt Das Berliner Requiem
Weil, Kurt Threepenny Opera
Werle, Floyd (arr.) The Golden Age of the Xylophone
Whitacre, Eric Equus
Whitacre, Eric Godzilla Eats Las Vegas!
Whitacre, Eric Lux Aurumque
Whitacre, Eric Noisy Wheels of Joy
Whitacre, Eric October
Whitacre, Eric The Seal Lullaby
Whitacre, Eric  Sleep
White, Joseph Pollard Floating Bridge
Wilhousky, Peter Battle Hymn of the Republic
Williams, Clifton Fanfare and Allegro
Williams, Clifton Pastorale
Williams, Clifton The Sinfonians
Williams, Clifton Symphonic Dance No. 3
Wilson, Dana Vortex
Womack, Donald Pearl
Young, Charles Tempered Steel
Zaninelli, Luigi Five American Gospel Songs for Soprano and W.E.
Zaninelli, Luigi Three Dances of Enchantment
Zdechlik, John Celebrations
Zdechlik, John Mother Machree

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