Sample Programs

Appalachian Wind Quintet programs can be thematic in nature, but generally the programs consist of an innovative mix of styles and sounds. There are programs for special holidays and events, along with educational programs that are selected with special consideration as to the age of the audience. Listed are samples of past programs.

Program I
Three Short Pieces
Variations on a Folksong
Quintet, Op. 71
Quintet, Op. 43
Five Dances

Jacques Ibert
Jan Pieters Sweelink
Carl Nielsen
Denes Agay

Program II
Divertimento No. 1 in B-flat Major
Adagio for Cor Anglais
Milonga Sin Palabras
Five Dances
Sextet, Opus 5

Joseph Haydn
Anton Reicha
Astor Piazzola
Denes Agay
Ludwig Thuille

Program III
Sechs Bagatellen - Allegro con Spirito
Air and Variations
La Comparsa
La Cheminee du Roi Rene
Trois Pieces en Quintette

Gyorgy Ligeti
Peter Rasmussen
George Frederick Handel
Ernesto Lecuona
Darius Milhaud
Adolphe Deslandres

Program IV
Wind Quintet No. 2 in E-flat Major
Quintet for Wind Instruments
Four Miniatures
Sextet for Piano and Winds
The Cascades

Francois-Rene Gebauer
Paul Taffanel
Martin Ellerby
Francis Poulenc
Scott Joplin

Program V
Quintet, Op. 79
Suite of Old Lettish Dances
Variations on a Folksong
Roaring Fork Quintet for Wind Instruments
Dance Suite for Wind Quintet

A. Barthe
August Klughardt
Andrejs Jansons
Jan Pieters Sweelink
Eric Ewazen
Norman Hallam

Holiday Concert Program
Joy to the World
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Medley of French Carols
Good King Wenceslas
Stille, Stille, Stille
Jingle Bells
Christmas Spiritual Medley
Noel, Nouvelet
The First Noel
I Saw Three Ships
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Festival of Carols

arr. Keith Snell/trans. for WWQ
J.S. Bach/arr. Charles Fernandez
arr. Arthur Frackenpohl
arr. Arthur Frackenpohl
arr. Charles J. Torian, Jr.
arr. Carl Rath
J.S. Pierpont/arr. Ralph Martino
arr. Vernon M. Whaley
arr. Keith Snell/trans. for WWQ
arr. Jack Gale/trans. for WWQ
arr. Luther Henderson/trans. for WWQ
arr. Gordon Schuster
arr. Paul Nagle

Memorial Day Program
Star Spangled Banner
America the Beautiful
Liberty Bell
Armed Forces Salute
Glory, Look Away
Semper Fidelis
George M. Cohan Medley
Stars and Stripes Forever

Francis Scott Key
arr. Carmen Dragon/trans. for WWQ
John Philip Sousa
arr. Bob Lowden/trans. for WWQ
arr. Luther Henderson/trans. for WWQ
John Philip Sousa
George Gershwin
arr. Paul Nagle
John Philip Sousa


"Our Memorial Day and holiday celebrations would not be complete without the beautiful music of the Appalachian Wind Quintet. Our audiences just love your innovative programming and brilliantly executed performances. You have a standing return invitation."
Charlie Brown, owner
Rest Haven Cemetery