Works for Wind Ensemble/Band
with links to audio, scores and video

Diversions- Divertimento for Solo Clarinet and Wind Band
Pub: Available for Purchase in Fall, 2019 from the composer. Difficulty: Band Grade 4, Solo Grade 6
An entertaining and musically diverse divertimento in five movements designed to feature an artist-level
soloist, with a capable university, HS or community band of moderate technical proficiency. Click the
link below the list of movements to hear the premier performance with Shandra Helman, clarinet, and
the Idaho State University Wind Ensemble, conducted here by Robert Spittal.
      Diversion 1- West Coast Fanfares
      Diversion 2 - The Contrarian's Waltz
      Diversion 3- A Sentimental Chill
      Diversion 4- Pomp and Circus Dance
      Diversion 5- Klezmic

Premier Performance of "Diversions" on SoundCloud

Pacem - A Hymn for Peace
Pub: Boosey & Hawkes/Hal Leonard - Windependence Series - Master Level - Grade 4
From a lyrically introspective opening to an emphatic climax, this songful work reflects the scope of the
struggle for personal and universal peace. Pacem has reached musicians and audiences worldwide.

Pacem Youtube Video Score and Audio
Pacem MP3 on Soundcloud: Cincinnati (CCM) Wind Ensemble

Quest
Available from the Composer.
Commissioned by Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
Quest MP3, premiere by Concordia University HS Honor Band

Scherzo: Cat and Mouse (2012)
Pub: Boosey & Hawkes/Hal Leonard - Windependence Series - Master Level - Grade 4-5
Recorded by the University of North Texas Wind Symphony – Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor
“This entertaining work effectively conveys the playfulness and suspense of the cat and mouse chase.
Creatively scored in a driving 3/4 time with contrasting textures, rhythmic variety, brisk passages...and
melodic and harmonic interest throughout.”--The Instrumentalist

Scherzo MP3 on Soundcloud
Scherzo Youtube Video: North Texas Wind Symphony, Corporon (premier)
Scherzo Score Sample with Recording
Scherzo Youtube Video: Robert Spittal, conductor

Celestial Song
Pub: Boosey & Hawkes/Hal Leonard - Windependence Series - Apprentice Level - Grade 3
A response to the Newtown, CT tragedy in 2012, the ballad Celestial Song serves as a reflection of
our complicated feelings of grief and loss. The music is simple and direct, and meant as a hopeful work
for young players. Moved by a metaphor describing the victims as “twenty-six new diamonds in the sky”
the title is a reference to the stars which we look upward to for inspiration, for hope, and to dream of
better things to come
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Celestial Video Score and Audio  

Prelude and Flight No. 1
for violin solo and band
Available from the Composer.
Commissioned by King Kekualike High School, Maui, HI. Prelude and Flight is a work of contrasting
moods. The prelude is somber and molto serioso, but the mood of the “flight” lifts gradually over time
as the darkly romantic music transforms into buoyant frivolity.
Prelude/violin MP3 on Soundcloud

Prelude and Flight No. 2
for flute solo and band
No. 1, arranged for flute and band.
Available from the Composer. $100
Commissioned by King Kekualike High School, Maui, HI. Prelude and Flight is a work of
contrasting moods. The prelude is somber and molto serioso, but the mood of the “flight”
lifts gradually over time as the darkly romantic music transforms into buoyant frivolity.
Prelude/flute MP3 on Soundcloud

Lament - For A Fallen Friend
Pub: Boosey & Hawkes/Hal Leonard - Windependence Series - Master Level - Grade 4
Lament is a musically inspiring and dramatic period piece for band that is influenced by 19th century
American hymnody and band music. Inspired by the tragic loss of a friend, Lament is an elegy to all
young people who pass from this world unjustly, before their rightful time.
Recorded by the Whitworth University Wind Symphony – Dr. Richard Strauch, conductor
Lament Youtube Video Score and Audio

Winter Dreams
Pub: Maestro and Fox (Link to publisher here) Grade 3
A beautiful tone poem for young band based on the winter season, composed for the
composer's daughter.
Winter Dreams Youtube Video: Robert Spittal, conductor  

Tarentella Forsennato
Pub: Maestro and Fox (Link to publisher here) Grade 5
A re-setting for band of movement III of the popular chamber work "Consort for Ten Winds".
A wild ride for winds and percussion!
View Score
composer and conductor : : robert spittal
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