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Carthage has supported several composers in the creation of outstanding new works for wind orchestra. New commissions are currently being negotiated with James Stephenson and Timothy Mahr for works celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Church, and 150th Anniversary of the Carthage Band.  The January 2017 Japan Tour will feature the premiere of a commissioned transcription for band of Stacy Garrop’s Penelope Waits, and The Lovely Sirens from “Mythology Symphony”.

Recent commissions were offered to:

  • Dana Wilson – Trombone Concerto (2015), a jazz-influenced work written for Henry Charles Smith, premiered by the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble on April 26.  Consortium organized through CBDNA by Craig Kirchhoff. 
  • Andre Previn – Music for Winds and Percussion (2014), a work from the renowned conductor/composer, premiered by the Eastman Wind Ensemble in October 2014.  Carthage performance will follow in fall 2015. Consortium of 23 universities.  Published by G. Schirmer
  • Alex Shapiro — Liquid Compass (2014) Celebrating the 140th Anniversary of the founding of the Carthage Band in 1873.  Published by ACTIVIST MUSIC, distributed by Hal Leonard.
  • Roberto Sierra — Mambo metalico (2013), written for the 60th anniversary of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, with Eastman Conductors’ Consortium.  Published by Subito Music
  • Sydney Kjerstad — Boss Battle (2013) Initiating the recognition of the 140th Anniversary of the founding of the Carthage Band in 1873. 

Further commissions:

  • Tom Vignieri – To Journey (2012) commissioned by Carthage for Gregory & Barbara Campbell
  • Martin Ellerby — A Soliloquy for Solferino (2011) in conjunction with WASBE
  • Tom Vignieri & James Ripley — American Hymn (2010) wind band version
  • James Syler — A Blue Streak (2010), in conjunction with CBDNA
  • Christopher Theofanidis — The Here and The Now (2009), in conjunction with Rumbelow Consortium
  • Daniel Bukvich — INFERNO for Chamber Ensemble (2009), in conjunction with Cochran Consortium
  • Matthias Kern — Two Lives, One Music (2006)
  • Charles Rochester Young — Songs without Words (2004), with Wisconsin Band Directors’ Consortium
  • Keith Carpenter — Palimpsest (2003)
  • Steven Stucky — Concerto for Percussion (2002), with Eastman Conductors’ Consortium
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