Different ensembles of UNCSA wind players explore the important works of British composers
who have contributed to the repertoire of wind bands since their beginning.
The UNCSA Wind Ensemble performs Gustav Holst’s masterwork “Suite in E flat,” written
in 1909 and widely recognized as the first original work for a concert band. The Bergstone
Brass performs Howard Blake’s regal Sinfonetta for Brass, written for the famous Phillip
Jones Brass Ensemble in 1987. The Chamber Winds perform Ruth Gipps’ “Seascape,” with
its rippling and bellowing arpeggios, described as a “pocket-size ‘La Mer’” for wind
dectet, and Adam Gorb’s “Battle Symphony,” featuring 17th-century battle romps, fanfares,
drum rolls and martial scrimmaging. Edward Gregson’s epic “Concerto for Tuba” demonstrates the versatility and technical abilities of the instrument, performed
by new faculty member Brent Harvey.
Mark A. Norman, Music Director/Conductor Timothy Heath, Graduate Conductor