Women Composers of Wind Band Music[a]

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Compiled by Christian Folk

Virginia Allen (http://windrep.org/Virginia_Allen)

  • Sailing
  • Women of the Podium March

Kimberly Archer

  • Common Threads
  • Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble
  • Concerto for Tuba and Wind Ensemble
  • Eternal Fanfare
  • Fanfare Aureus (https://soundcloud.com/c-alanpublications/fanfare-aureus for recording)
  • Symphony No. 1 “...for those taken too soon”
  • Humoresque
  • Moorscape
  • Scotia: Trilogy for Band
  • Songs of Longing and Solitude (tenor, chamber winds)
  • Symphony no. 2
  • Symphony no. 3
  • Westward Sentinel (euphonium and wind ensemble)

Claude Arrieu (http://windrep.org/Claude_Arrieu)

  • Concert: Pour Quintette a Vent et Cordes
  • Dixtour pour Instruments a Vent
  • Quintette in ut pour Instruments a Vent

Esther Ballou (http://windrep.org/Esther_Ballou)

  • Suite for Winds

Carol Barnett (http://windrep.org/Carol_Barnett, http://www.carolbarnett.net/index.php?genre=Band&p=compositions for all recordings)

  • Arabesques
  • Coy Pond Suite
  • Cyprian Suite
  • Marian Variants
  • Overture: Southeast Sunday
  • Prelude and Romp
  • Tirana

Katia Beaugeais (http://www.newmusicblock.com/sheet-music/)

  • First Light at Uluru

Stephanie Berg (http://windrep.org/Stephanie_Berg, https://www.stephaniejberg.com/page4 for all recordings)

  • Caprice
  • The Featherlight Ballet
  • Pick Up Your Sword and Follow Me
  • Summoning Fire

Katherine Bergman (http://windrep.org/Katherine_Bergman)

Judith Bingham (http://windrep.org/Judith_Bingham)

  • American Icons
  • Bright Spirit
  • The Snows Descend

Jodie Blackshaw (http://windrep.org/Jodie_Blackshaw)

Susan Botti (http://windrep.org/Susan_Botti)

  • Cosmosis (soprano, chamber choir, and wind ensemble)
  • Eye of the Hawk
  • sull’ala (concerto for alto/soprano saxophone and wind ensemble)
  • Terra Cruda

Carolyn Bremer (http://windrep.org/Carolyn_Bremer)

  • Amuse-Bouche
  • Concerto for Trumpet and Winds
  • Dances from the Age of Aquarius
  • Early Light
  • First Suite for Band
  • Impulse Engine
  • Next of Kin to Chaos
  • Pieces of Eight
  • Ozymandias (chorus and chamber winds)
  • Red Music/Blue Music
  • Regional Accents
  • Saturnalia
  • Spark
  • Symphony for Wind Band
  • Tinkers to Evers to Chance
  • Venus Palimpsest

Therese Brenet (http://windrep.org/Th%C3%A9r%C3%A8se_Brenet)

  • Luminet 1991 PH8

Mollie Budiansky 

(http://windrep.org/Mollie_Budiansky, https://molliebudiansky.com/music/band/ for all recordings)

  • 5000 Austin Creek Road
  • Cactus 1549
  • California Ruminations
  • Full Band
  • Oceanside
  • Strong to Save

Elizabeth Brown (http://elizabethbrowncomposer.com/music/large-ensemble-pieces/)

Carol Brittin Chambers[c] (http://windrep.org/Carol_Brittin_Chambers)

  • Cedar Canyon Sketches
  • Jumpstart!
  • Moon Song and Tribal Dance
  • Noble Procession
  • The Rusty Bucket
  • So Wondrous Bright

Mary Ellen Childs (http://windrep.org/Mary_Ellen_Childs)

Valerie Coleman (http://www.vcolemanmusic.com/works.html)

  • Roma
  • Umoja

Roshanne Etezady (http://windrep.org/Roshanne_Etezady)

  • Against the Rain
  • Anahita
  • Milestone
  • Points of Departure (soprano and wind ensemble)
  • Shoutout
  • Tiktaalik

Elaine Fine (http://dwightwinenger.net/finelist.htm)

  • The Dachstein

Nancy Galbraith (http://windrep.org/Nancy_Galbraith)

  • Audible Images
  • Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble
  • Danza de los Duendos
  • Elfin Thunderbolt
  • Febris Ver (Spring Fever)
  • Missa Mysteriorum
  • Two Psalms
  • Washington’s Landing
  • Wind Symphony No. 1 “If Rachel in a Yellow Rose”
  • with brightness round about it

Stacy Garrop (https://garrop.com/Instrumental/WindEnsemble/)

  • Chariot of Helios
  • Concerto for Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (to be premiered)
  • Mythology Suite

Julie Giroux (http://windrep.org/Julie_Giroux)

  • Af-Free-Kah
  • All Good Things (Alleluia)
  • All Through the Night
  • Amaranthine
  • Appalachian Portrait
  • Away in a Manger
  • Before the Sun
  • The Bonsai Tree
  • Symphony No. 4 “Bookmarks from Japan”
  • Boston Liberties
  • Carnaval!
  • Chorale for Wind Band and Melodic Percussion
  • Christmas and Sousa Forever
  • Christmas Toons
  • Christmas with Mozart
  • Circus Franticus
  • Cordoba (piano and Wind Ensemble)
  • Symphony No. 1, “Culloden”
  • Crown of Thorns
  • Dragon Sky
  • Dream Dancer
  • Empire
  • An Epic Fanfare
  • Fantasy in French
  • Fort McHenry Suite
  • The Greatest Generation
  • Hands of Mercy
  • HardDrive
  • The Hearthstone
  • Husaria Cavalry Overture
  • Hymn for the Innocent
  • I Got Rhythm for Christmas
  • Il Burlone
  • I’ll Be Home A’fore Ye
  • In My Father’s Eyes (not yet premiered)
  • Italian Rhapsody
  • Jingle Them Bells
  • Journey Through Orion
  • Just Flyin’!
  • Kalanu
  • Khan
  • La Mezquita de Cordoba
  • Let Your Spirit Sing
  • The Little Drummer Boy’s Bolero
  • Louisiana Parish Sketches
  • Mambo Perro Loco
  • March of the Sun-Dried Tomatoes
  • Medalist Fanfare
  • Moonshine
  • Movin’ on Down the Line
  • Mystery on Mena Mountain
  • The Nature of the Beast
  • Of Blood and Stone
  • Symphony No. 3 “No Finer Calling”
  • No Man’s Land
  • Nothing that is
  • Nutcracker Fantasia
  • One Life Beautiful
  • One Torch, Two Women, Three Ships and Men Rejoicing
  • Ouachita
  • Overture in Five Flat
  • Paprikash
  • Peter Patapan
  • Poseidon
  • Primality!
  • Radiant Shadows
  • Riften Wed
  • Shadow Falls
  • The Speed of Heat
  • Stealing Home
  • A Stocking Full of Composers
  • Symphony No. 2, “Symphony of Fables”
  • Three Fanfares
  • Tiger Tail March
  • A Time to Dance
  • To Walk With Wings
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Under the Willow
  • Vigils Keep
  • Vortex
  • Wagon Trail
  • West Wind Overture
  • What Goes in the Night
  • When Country Comes to Town
  • Where the Red Fern Grows
  • Wild West Overture
  • Without You
  • Zephyr, Chorale, and Dance

Ida Gotkovsky (http://windrep.org/Ida_Gotkovsky)

  • Concerto for Saxophone and Symphonic Band
  • Concerto pour Grande Orchestra d’Harmonie
  • Concerto Lyrique pour Clarinette et Grand Orchestre
  • Poeme de Feu
  • Symphonie Brillante 
  • Symphonie pour Orchestra d’Harmonie

Sara Carina Graef (http://www.saracarinagraef.com/SCG/SCG/List_of_Works-1.html)

  • Cooling in the Peppermint Wind
  • Softly Dancing from a Polar Sky
  • U.S. Patent No. 821,393 FLYING MACHINE. O.&W. WRIGHT

Joni Greene (http://www.jonigreene.net/#works for all recordings)

  • Cameron’s Dream
  • Circean Water
  • Enigma Machine
  • Event Horizon
  • The Moon Glistens
  • Moonscape Awakening
  • Net Luck Soaring

Irena Grieg

  • The Morning After oder Nach der Apokalypse

Sophia Gubaidulina (http://windrep.org/Sofia_Gubaidulina)

  • Hour of the Soul
  • The Swan, the Crab, and the Pike
  • Te Salutant

Jocelyn Hagen (http://www.jocelynhagen.com/list-of-works/)

  • Gloria (antiphonal wind ensemble and harp)
  • the boat that brings them home
  • Salute
  • Swimming into Winter (SATB, winds and percussion)
  • To Gold in Broadest Blue

Jennifer Higdon (http://windrep.org/Jennifer_Higdon)

  • Fanfare Ritmico
  • Kelly’s Field
  • Mysterium
  • Oboe Concerto
  • Percussion Concerto
  • Road Stories
  • Rhythm Stand
  • Soprano Sax Concerto
  • Spirit (brass ensemble)
  • TenFold (brass and percussion)
  • Wind Shear

Jennifer Jolley (http://windrep.org/Jennifer_Jolley)

Emily Koh (http://emilykoh.net/works/)

Kristin Kuster (http://windrep.org/Kristin_Kuster)

  • Interior
  • Lost Gulch Lookout
  • Two Jades (violin and wind ensemble)

Libby Larsen (http://windrep.org/Libby_Larsen)

Catherine Likhuta (http://www.catherinelikhuta.com/Large.htm)

Cindy McTee (http://windrep.org/Cindy_McTee)

  • Ballet for Band
  • California Counterpoint: The Twittering Machine
  • Circuits
  • Double Play
  • Finish Line
  • Soundings
  • Timepiece

Erica Muhl (http://windrep.org/Erica_Muhl)

  • Smoke and Mirrors

Thea Musgrave (http://www.theamusgrave.com/)

  • Golden Echo II
  • Journey Through a Japanese Landscape
  • The Last Twilight
  • Scottish Dance Suite
  • Variations

Nova Pon (http://novapon.com/music)

  • Tilting Sunward
  • SpaceShipOne

Augusta Read Thomas (http://windrep.org/Augusta_Read_Thomas)

  • Dancing Galaxy
  • In My Sky at Twilight (soprano, string quartet, and chamber winds)
  • Magneticfireflies
  • Ring, Flourish, Blaze!
  • Silver Chants the Litanies, in memoriam Luciano Berio (Horn concerto, plus string quartet and chamber winds)

Andrea Reinkemeyer

Ivette Herryman Rodriguez (http://windrep.org/Ivette_Herryman_Rodr%C3%ADguez)

  • The Barge Haulers
  • Black Montuno (clarinet and wind ensemble)

Kathryn Salfelder (http://windrep.org/Kathryn_Salfelder)

  • Cathedrals
  • Crossing Parallels
  • Shadows Ablaze
  • Stylus Phantasticus
  • Ungrounded Base

Felicia Sandler

  • Rosie the Riveter

Miho Sasaki

  • And a Part Of…
  • Ruach

Alex Shapiro (http://windrep.org/Alex_Shapiro)

  • Homecoming
  • Paper Cut
  • Tight Squeeze
  • Lights Out
  • Moment
  • Immersion

Ingrid Stolzel (http://windrep.org/Ingrid_St%C3%B6lzel)

Erika Svanoe (http://windrep.org/Erika_Svanoe, http://www.erikasvanoe.com/compositions.html for all recordings)

  • Claremont Triumphant
  • Four Grainger Songs
  • The Haunted Carousel
  • Steampunk Scenes
  • Steampunk Suite
  • With Tower High

Germaine Tailleferre (http://windrep.org/Germaine_Tailleferre)

  • Chorale et Overture
  • Duexieme Suite pour Orchestre
  • Marche
  • Marche pour Harmonie ou Fanfare
  • Partita
  • Suite Burlesque
  • Suite Divertimento

Alicia Terzian (http://windrep.org/Alicia_Terzian)

  • Atmosferas
  • Movimientos Constrantes

Joan Tower (http://windrep.org/Joan_Tower)

  • Fascinating Ribbons
  • Black Topaz (chamber)
  • Celebration Fanfare
  • Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 1
  • Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 2
  • Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 3

Melinda Wagner (http://windrep.org/Melinda_Wagner)

  • 57/7 Dash
  • Scamp

Xi Wang

  • Music for Piano, Percussion, and Wind Ensemble

Natalie Williams

Chen Yi (http://windrep.org/Chen_Yi)

  • Dragon Rhyme
  • Tu
  • KC Capriccio (Chorus and Wind Ensemble)
  • Dunhuang Fantasy (Concerto for Organ and Wind Ensemble)
  • Suite for Cello and Chamber Winds
  • Feng
  • Wind
  • Ba Yin (Saxophone Quartet and Wind Ensemble)
  • Spring Festival

Judith Lang Zaimont (http://www.jzaimont.com/index.php)

  • City Rain
  • Concerto for Piano and Wind Orchestra, “Solar Traveller”
  • Israeli Rhapsody
  • Symphony for Wind Orchestra in Three Scenes

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (http://www.presser.com/composer/zwilich-ellen-taaffe/)

  • Ceremonies
  • Fanfare, Reminiscence, and Celebration

[a]Your list is FANTASTIC!  I'd love to see Shelley Hanson added, her music is great.  Thanks again for sharing!

[b]Hi Christian! You might add "Reflections on the Hudson" by Nancy Bloomer-Deussen arr. Virginia Allen. It was originally an orchestral piece transcribed for band in 2001 as part of the West Point Band's commissioning project commemorating the bicentennial of the US Military Academy.

Also, Anne McGinty has an extensive catalog of band pieces for various levels.

Great list - thanks so much!

[c]She has a new piece named night fury now