Harry Begian

Band Music

Bach - Little Fugue in G Minor

Scored by Timothy Topolewski
Length: 3:30 min. Grade: 5

The music of the great Baroque master in a new wind transcription. Playable by the better high school and college bands and wind ensembles.

Bach - Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor

Scored by Timothy Topolewski
Length: 8 min. Grade: 6

A wind band setting of Elgar's masterful orchestra transcription of J.S. Bach's "Fantasia and Fugue in C minor." Making full use of wind band sonorities, this scoring is suggested for college and university ensembles.

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Bach - Chorale in D Minor

Scored by Timothy Topolewski
Length: 3 min. Grade 3, Kjos WB192F

The range and technical capabilities of the modern symphonic band and wind ensembles are very similar to that of the Great Baroque organs. This simple chorale melody is a majestic sonority of great passion and imagery.

Bach - Chorale in C Minor

Scored by Timothy Topolewski
Length: 3 min. Grade 3

By giving each line its own beauty through the interaction of melody, harmony, and rhythm, Bach's music offers the ensemble many opportunities to discover the building blocks of music of the "common practice" period.

A. Goedicke - Concert Etude for Solo Trumpet Op. 49

Scored by Timothy Topolewski
Length: 3:30 min. Grade 6, de Haske

"Concert Etude"; is a virtuoso trumpeter's standard. This wind band scoring enhances this exciting piece by retaining it's energy and lightness.

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P. Grainger - Colonial Song

Compiled and edited by Timothy Topolewski
Length: 5:30 min. Grade 5, Warner Brothers

Grainger composed this piece as a Christmas gift for his mother in 1911. He scored it for band in 1918. This "critical edition," featuring a detailed full score and ample conductor notes, was published in 2001.

B. Rogers - Three Japanese Dances

Compiled and edited by Timothy Topolewski
Length: 11 min. Grade 6, Warner Brothers

Composed in 1933 for orchestra. First performed in a wind band setting in 1956. This is a composition of great clarity, intent and detail. In this work, Rogers has added a singularly unique composition to the repertoire.

P. Grainger - Lincolnshire Posy

Co-editor and principal contributor, Timothy Topolewski
Length: 14 min, Grade 6, Ludwig Music

Grainger's masterpiece for wind band.