Carthage has supported several composers in the creation of outstanding new works for the Wind Orchestra. Commissions for the 2021-22 year are extended to Stacy Garrop (Aspenglow) Robert Paterson and Jennifer Higdon. In 2024, the Wind Orchestra will celebrate 150 years with a new Symphony by Timothy Mahr.

RECENT COMMISSIONS WERE OFFERED TO:

  • David Godbold — And the Sun Slept (2020), for carillon, vibraphones, and flex-band. Published by Murphy Music Press.
  • Sydney Kjerstad — Talitha Cumi (2020), for 150 Years of Carthage Women
  • Jocelyn Hagen — Shieldmaiden (2019), for 150 Years of Carthage Women
  • Judy Bozone — Rise Up! (2019), for 150 Years of Carthage Women. Published by Murphy Music Press.
  • Jose Ignacio Blesa Lull — Young Symphony (2018), in conjunction with WASBE Commissioning Project.
  • Craig Thomas Naylor — From Heaven Above (2018), for chorus, organ, and winds.

FURTHER COMMISSIONS:

  • James Stephenson — Fanfare for an Angel (2017), version for wind band
  • Dana Wilson — Shubaduba (2017), in conjunction with the WASBE Commissioning Project.
  • Stacy Garrop — Quicksilver (2017), a concerto for alto saxophone based on the legend of Mercury, in conjunction with CBDNA.
  • James Stephenson — this is most certainly true (2017), celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Church, with a consortium of 28 Lutheran Colleges.
  • Xi Wang — Winter Blossom (2017), a composition celebrating the life and legacy of Steven Stucky, in conjunction with WASBE Commissioning Project.
  • Stacy Garrop — Mythology Suite (2016), two dramatic and lyrical movements that were transcribed for the 2017 Japan Tour. “Penelope Waits” and “The Lovely Sirens.” Published by Theodore Presser.
  • Libby Larsen/Ripley — River Fanfare (2004/2016), transcription of the work written for the Sheldon Theatre Brass Band.
  • 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. 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.
  • Tom Vignieri — To Journey (2012), commissioned by Carthage for Gregory and Barbara Campbell.
  • Martin Ellerby — A Soliloquy for Solferino (2011), in conjunction with WASBE.
  • Tom Vignieri and 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.