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    Suite Forty-four - Chandler Wilson

    Our band just got a new work in our folders by Chandler Wilson called, "Suite Forty-four". Mr. Wilson composed this five movement piece as part of his dissertation for his PhD at Florida State University in 2019. It has a couple of nice solos for euphonium too which I like (we're only playing m1 and m5). He was inspired to write this suite after having performed behind then presidential candidate Barack Obama few times and then watching him leave the White House in 2016. Our last concert each season is always patriotic. Along with some marches, "American Overture for Band" (Jenkins), "Armed Forces Salute" (Bowden), we're playing some pieces that salute some of our past presidents. "Rough Riders" (Karl King) for Teddy Roosevelt, "Lincoln" (John Williams, Bocook) for Lincoln of course, "Elegy for a Young American" (Presti) for JFK, and "Suite Forty-four" for Obama. JWPepper says it's a grade 5 - which I think is accurate for m4, but I don't think m1 and m5 are that difficult. Below are a few links if interested.

    Suite Forty-four (Chandler Wilson) - JWPepper:

    "Suite Forty-four" YouTube: (FSU Wind Winds)
    Last edited by RickF; 05-24-2022 at 04:40 PM.
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