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North Dakota Music Teachers'
List of Recommended Band Literature

During the fall of 1996, the graduate UND "Band Literature" students in co-operation with the North Dakota Music Educators' Association sought recommendations from band directors across the state for quality literature at the elementary/middle school and high school levels. Click here to see a copy of the survey form. A composite listing of the recommendations appears below.

Title Composer/Arranger
6/8 ShuffleO'Reilly/Kinyon
AcclamationsHuckeby
Adagio for WindsDel Borgo
AfricaSmith, Robert
Ah Tunum RidgeEggebraten
AladdinSweeney (arr.)
All Glory ToldSwearingen, James
All the King's MenWilliams
AlleluiaMozart/Barnes
AlleluiasSpears, Jared
Allred Honour MarchKing, Karl/Swearingen, James
Almighty Fortress, AnSchaffer, David
Amazing GraceTichelli, Frank
America's FinestBocook
American Folk MarchRhoads, William
American HeritagePloyhar, James
Americans WeFillmore
Ancient VoicesSweeney
Anthem for Winds and PercussionSmith, Claude
As Summer was Just BeginningDaetum, Larry
Ashland ParkHuckeby, Ed
Ashokan FarewellLavender
Ave Verum CorpusMozart/?
AventuraSwearingen
Bald Eagle MarchBullock, Jack
Balladair Frank Erickson
Band Room RockBalent
Bandology (March) Osterling
Bartok: Folk TrilogyBartok/McGinty
Battle PavaneSusato/Margolis
Blue and the Gray, TheGrundman, Clare
Blue Ridge SagaSwearingen, James
Brandon BayHuckeby, Ed
Brooke ParkSwearingen, James
BrookparkErickson, Frank
Brother Jame's AirWagner
By Dawn's Early LightShaffer, David
C'est NoelJutras, Andre
CambridgeTatenhorst, John
CantilenaSeward
CantoFrancis McBeth
Cathedral EchoesJohn Morissey
Celebration and DanceSwearingen
Celebration of LifeRalph Hultgren
CelebrationsZdechlik, John
CenotaphStamp, Jack
CenterfoldNorred
Ceremony and Lyric SongKopetz, Barry E.
Chant and JubileeDel Borgo, Elliott
Chant and JubiloMcBeth
Chant RitualsBorgo, Del Elliott
Chapel ChimesOstling
Chesford PortraitSwearingen
ChesterSchuman
Childhood Hymn, AHolsinger
Chinese Folk SuiteBarker, Warren
Choral and CapriccioGiovanini, Caesar
Chorale and Shaker DanceZdechlik, John
Chorale and Shaker Dance IIZdechlik, John
Chorale and VariationKinyon, John
Chorale Prelude in E flatBach, J.S./Kinyon, John
Christmas Festival, AAnderson, Leroy
Christmas Suite, ABorgo, Del Elliott
Cimarron TrailShaffer, David
Civil War, ThePloyhar
Classic Overture, ASwearingen
CloudsMcGinty, Ann
Concert OvertureJohnson, Robert
CordaskoKerkorian
Corsairs Landing, TheSheldon
Court FestivalLatham
Courtly Airs & DancesNelson, Ron
Covington SquareSwearingen
Crystal Medallion OvertureHuckeby, Ed
Cumberland 1787Osterling, E
Cumberland CrossStrommen, Carl
Danny BoyBarker, Warren
Day at the Zoo, ACurnow, James
December March, ARhoads, William
DecenniumEdmondson
Declaration OvertureSmith, Claude
Declaration, Ballad, & FinaleHuckeby
Dedicatory OvertureLowden, Robert
Dedicatory OvertureWilliams, Clifton
Do Re MiLavender (arr)
Dorchester MarchOsterling
Dorian RhapsodyDel Borgo
Down a Country LaneCopland/Patterson
Dramatic EssayDel Borgo
Drum Majors DaughterOffenbach/Odom
Drunken Sailor, TheHull, Grant
Eagle Mt. OvertureSheldon, Robert
Eine Kleine NachtmusikMozart/Balent
El EncantoO'Reilly/Feldstein
Elegy for a Young AmericanLoPresti
Emblem of UnityRichards, J.J.
Emperata OvertureSmith, Claude T.
English Folk Song SuiteVaughan Williams, R.
Engulfed CathedralDebussy/Longfield
Epcot Center Sound SpectacularEdmondson, J.
EpinicionPaulson, John
ExaltationSwearingen, J.
ExplorationsHuckeby, Ed
Famous CanonPachelbel/Balent
Fanfare and FlourishesCurnow, James
Fanfare and ProcessionSebesky, Gerald
Featuring the BandFeldstein/O'Reilly
FestivoNelhybel
First Suite in E flatHolst
Florentiner MarchSmith, Robert
Flourish for Wind BandVaughan Williams
Folk LegendHunsberger
FortressTichelli, Frank
Free Spirit OvertureWilliams
From Whom All Blessings FlowHuckeby
Gallant MenCacavas
Gathering of Eagles, AHalliday, Paul
Gershwin MedleyGershwin/Balent, Andrew
Gimme Some LovinSweeney
Gospel Train, ThePloyhar, James
Harmonious BlacksmithHandel/?
His HonorFennell
Hounds of SpringReed, Alfred
Hymn of St. JamesClark, Reber
In MemoriamO'Reilly, John
In the Shining of the StarsSheldon, Robert
In the WillowsMcBeth
Incantation and DanceChance, John Barnes
Inferno Smith, Robert
Instant ConcertWalters, Harold
Instant X-Mas ConcertEdmondson, John
Into the StormSmith, Robert
Intrada for WindsSheldon, Robert
Invicta Swearingen
Irish Tune/Shepherds HeyGrainger, Percy
Italian in AlgiersRossini/Callient
JoiLogan, Robert
Jubilant Tribute, AMcGinty, Anne
JubilationsPearson, Bruce
JubileusEdmondson, John
Jungle FeverKinyon
Jupiter (From Planets) Holst/Curnow
Kenya ContrastsHines, William
Kid StuffPloyhar
Kilkenny BrigadePloyhar, James
King of Love My Shepherd IsReed, Alfred
King's MusiciansLully
King's Road OvertureNiehaus, Lennie
La BambaValens/Jennings, Paul
Land of 1000 DancesJennings
Land of the Free MarchHargis, Ken
Legend of the Eagles Shaffer, David
Let it snow!Let it snow!Let it snow! Nowak, Jerry
Let the Light ShineBenserientto
Lexington MarchEdmondson
Lexington MarchKing, Karl L./Swearingen
Light Cavalry OvertureSuppe, von F.
Light Eternal, TheSwearingen
Lincolnshire PosyGrainger, Percy
Little English GirlDellacese
Locksley HallDel Borgio, Elliott
Lost Creek AdventureHuckeby
Louie LouieVinson
Mad Major, TheAlford, K/Fennel, F.
Magic of Andrew Lloyd WeberWeber/Barker, Warren
Magic of Mozart, TheMozart
March from 1941, TheWilliams, John
March MajesticHandel
March of the Irish GuardPloyhar, James
March on a Scottish AirSmith, Claude T.
March TriumphantPloyhar, James
March WindsSobesky
Marche Des Parachutistes BelgesLeemans
Marches of AmericaEdmondson
Marriage of FigaroMozart/Slocum
MatrixLeckrone, Mike
Men of SherwoodWilliams
Military SaluteDel Borgo
Mission CreekSpears, Jared
Modal Song and DanceDel Borgo
Monticello MontageCurnow
Mother MachreeZdechlik, John
Mount Hood PortraitSchaffer
Mr. Holland's OpusSweeney, Michael
Music for a CelebrationMcGinty
My SharonaStory, Mike
New South Wales MarchEdmondson
New Wrinkle on Twinkle, APloyhar
Night at the Opera, ATaylor, Jeffrey
Night TrainOsterling
NimrodElgar/Reed
Northpointe FantasySwearingen
Northwest SuiteO'Reilly, John
Of Pride and CelebrationSwearingen, James
Olympic SpiritWilliams, John
On a Hymnsong of Philip BlissHolsinger, David
On BroadwayLavender
Oriental Portrait, AnCurnow
OverturaHuckeby, Ed
OvertureSueta, Ed
Overture for WindsCarter, Charles
Overture in B flatGiovannini, Cesar
Overture VariationsBulla, Stephen
Pachelbel's CanonPachelbel/Lavender
Parade of the Tall ShipsChattaway, Jay
Pentland Hills
Pevensey CastleSheldon, Robert
Pioneers, TheCurnow, James
Pipe LineJennings
Poet and Peasant OvertureVon Suppe, Franz
Poof Royal OvertureO'Reilly
Portrait of a ClownTicheli, Frank
Prelude and Fugue in BbBach, J. S.
Prelude and Primal DanceHuckeby, Ed
Prelude, Siciliano, and RondoArnold, M/Paynter
Procession of NoblesRimsky-Korsakov/Bocook
Procession of NoblesRimsky-Korsakov/Ployhar
Procession of the SandarWilliams, M.
Psalm 46Zdechlik, John
Ranger RockConnery, Brian
Red Balloon, TheMcGinty
ReligiosoNelhybel
ResonancesNelson
RhosymedreVaughan Williams/Beeler
Roman Festival OvertureEdmondson, John
Rondo for Winds and PercussionEdmondson
Rough Rider MarchSwearingen
Royal Empire OvertureHuckeby, Ed
RushmoreReed
Sailors DanceBernstein
Salvation is CreatedTschesnokoff
Sater Jentens SontagBull, Ole
Satyric DancesDello Joio, Norman
Sax AttackSweeney, Michael
Sea Gate Overture
Sea Song TrilogyMcGinty
Second Suite in FHolst
Serengeti: An African RhapsodyHiggins
Shepherd's HeyGrainger, Percy
Shiloh Canyon FantasyAkey, Douglas
Shoutin' Liza TromboneFillmore, Henry
Silver Bay FestivalGorham
Silver Scepter, TheKinyon, John
Silver Spring SoliloquySheldon, Robert
Sinfonia VIBroege, Tim
Sing, Sing, SingCook, Paul
Slavic Farewell, AAgapkin/Bourgeois
Sleepers' WakeBach, J. S./Finlayson
Sleighride Anderson, Leroy
Smoke on the WaterAdams
Snakes Duffy
Soldiers' Procession & Sword DanceMargolis, Bob
Song for WindsEdmondson, John
SS EagleBennett, Robert Russell
Stars and Stripes ForeverSousa/Rush
Stonehenge OvertureCurnow
Strategic Air Command, TheWilliams
Suite ConcertanteNelhybel
Suite for Winds and PercussionKinyon
Suite from CandideBernstein/Grundman
Suite from Lincolnshire PosyGrainger/Vinson
Suite in a Minor ModeKabalevski
Summit Ridge FestivalHodges
Tanoan EchoesSmith, Robert
They Hang Their HarpsMcBeth
Third Suite Jaeger, Robert
Three Ayres from Glouchester Stuart, Hugh
Three Colonial BalladsCurnow, James
Three Czech Folk SongsVinson, Johnnie
Three Folk Tunes Holst/Curnow
Three Scottish Folk SongsEdmondson
ToccataFrescobaldi
Trail BlazersCourt, Douglas
Trails of GlorySwearingen
Tropical WindsCowherd
Twas in the Moon of WintertimeMcGinty, Ann
Two British Folk SongsDel Borgo
United Nations MarchKing, Karl/Swearingen
Variations on a Korean Folk SongChance, John Barnes
Variations OvertureWilliams, Clifton
VoodooBukvich, Daniel
Waltzing MatildaSchaeffer, D.
We Didn't Start the FireEdmondson
We Three Kings . . . Ployhar, James
We Will Rock YouSweeney
Welsh Rhapsody, AGrundman, Clare
Western DanceGrundman, Clare
Where the Black Hawk SoarsSmith, Robert
WindstarSmith, Claude
Windward Passage MarchShaffer, David
With Quiet CourageDaehr
Woodland OvertureO'Reilly
Yorkshire BalladBarnes, James

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Last Updated: 21 January 1997