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Symphony No. 1 (Prokofiev)

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Symphony No. 1, op. 25 For Symphonic Winds IV. Finale (4:30) Composed by Sergei Prokofiev (1916-1917) Arranged by William V. Johnson (2016) Sergei Prokofiev was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor. As the creator of acknowledged masterpieces across numerous musical genres, he is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. His works include such widely heard… Read more »

Warm-up Chorales

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Warm-up Chorales For Symphonic Winds Three Spiritual Songs Peace, Perfect Peace by George T. Caldbeck (1852-1918) Nearer, Still Nearer by Leila Naylor Morris (1862-1929) Fairest Lord Jesus – 17th Century German Air Now The Day Is Over by Joseph Barnby (1838-1896) Dear Lord and Father of Mankind by Frederick C. Maker (1844-1927) Three Easter Hymns ‘Tis Midnight, and on Olive’s… Read more »

Opera Excerpts

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“Regina coeli laetare” from Cavalleria Rusticana For Soprano (or Soprano Saxophone), Organ, and Symphonic Winds (6:16) Composed by Pietro Mascagni (1890) Arranged by William V. Johnson (2015) “Vesti la Giubba” from Pagliacci For Tenor (or Trombone) and Symphonic Winds (3:11) Composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo (1892) Transcribed by William V. Johnson (2015) “Au fond du temple saint” from The Pearl Fishers… Read more »

Symphony No. 9 (Dvořák)

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Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 For Clarinet Choir I.  Adagio-Allegro Molto  (9:40) Composed by Antonín Dvořák (1893) Arranged by William V. Johnson (2015) While guest conducting in Northern California in the spring of 2015, I was asked by members of Clarinet Fusion, a high level nine-member San Francisco Bay Area clarinet choir, to arrange a work for them to be… Read more »

Centennial Jubilee

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Centennial Jubilee For Symphonic Winds (7:00) Composed by William V. Johnson (2015) The year 2016 marked the centennial of the band program at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. “Centennial Jubilee” was also written to celebrate the 50th anniversary of me becoming its director, thus the “Jubilee” in the title. 2016 was also the 20th anniversary of the San… Read more »

Vespers (Rachmaninoff)

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Vespers, op. 37, All-Night Vigil For Symphonic Winds No. 2 – Blagoslovi, Dushe Moya (Bless The Lord, O My Soul) (6:10) No. 3 – Blazhen Muzh (Blessed Be The Man) (6:12) No. 4 – Svete Tikhyi (O Serene Light) (4:15) No. 6 – Bogoroditse Devo (Rejoice, O Virgin) (3:05) No.15 – Vzbrannoy Voyevode (Thanksgiving to the Mother of God) (1:45)… Read more »

Symphony No. 1 (Kalinnikov)

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Symphony No. 1 For Symphonic Winds II. Andante Commodamente (7:12) Composed by Vasily Kalinnikov (1894–1895) Transcribed by William V. Johnson (2015) Vasily Kalinnikov (1866-1901) was a composer of two symphonies and a bassoon player. His compositions also included songs and other orchestral works, all with folk song characteristics. He died of tuberculosis on January 11, 1901, just before his 35th… Read more »

Ancient Airs and Dances

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Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1 For Symphonic Winds (15:00) I. Balletto detto “Il conte Orlando,” Simone Molinaro (1599) II. Gagliarda, Vincenzo Galilei (1520-1591) III. Villanella, Anonymous IV. Passo Mezzo E Mascherada, Anonymous Composed by Ottorino Respighi (1917) Transcribed by William V. Johnson (2015) Ottorino Respighi (1879 -1936) was one of the most imaginative orchestrators of the first part… Read more »

Russian Easter Festival Overture

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Russian Easter Festival Overture, op. 36 For Symphonic Winds (15:00) Composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1887-1888) Transcribed by William V. Johnson (2015) Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) composed his “Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36” between August 1887 and April 1888, and conducted the premiere in St. Petersburg on December 15, 1888. The work was composed when his powers of form and orchestration… Read more »

Catalog

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For Symphonic Winds Transcriptions and Arrangements Russian Easter Festival Overture by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1 by Ottorino Respighi Symphony No. 1 II. Andante Commodamente by Vasily Kalinnikov Symphony No. 1 IV. Finale by Sergei Prokofiev Vespers, op. 37, All-Night Vigil by Sergei Rachmaninoff Opera Excerpts “Regina coeli laetare” from Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni “Vesti… Read more »