Williston Town Band Reference Recordings

Updated 2019-08-06


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TitleComposer/ArrangerAudio Recording or Video
Adagio CantabileBeethoven/Daehn,L. Audio with full score
All the Starry BandHarbinson Audio

Audio with partial score

Alley Cat  
America the BeautifulWard/Dragon,C. Santa Monica High School Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble
American PatrolMeacham, F.W. U.S. Marine Band, live performance conducted by Capt. Michelle A. Rakers, part of a Marine Corps Women's Reserve Band Tribute concert
Americans WeFillmore Recording or Video

or played too fast

Amparito RocaTexidor Too fast, but this may be our (1934) arrangement

Not our arrangement, but a more authentic passo doble tempo

AnnieStrouse/Vinson.J. Audio recording from the publisher, Hal Leonard Corporation
Armed Forces Salute/Lowden Urbana Pops Orchestra, live performance (audio)
Army of the NileAlford,K./Fennell Correct tempo (104)

or a little faster

Ashokan FarewellUngar/Custer WorleWind Band, live performance

University of York Concert Band, live performance

Sunderman Conservatory Wind Symphony, studio recording [Spotify]

Ballet Parisien Offenbach/Issac,M. Live performance
Bandology  Recording or Video
Barnum and Baileys FavoriteKing/Bainum University of California, Santa Cruz Wind Ensemble, live performance

The United States Army Field Band, live performance with audience participation

Basin Street BluesWilliams,S/Morrissey,J Could not find our arrangement.

Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five (rec. 1928)

Battle Cry of FreedomRoot/Bocook,J Hal Leonard studio recording

Also available for practice with Smartmusic

Beer Barrel Polka Vejvoda,Brown,Timm,Zeman/Warrington Vejvodova kapela -- not our arrangement, but a good balance bringing out the countermelodies that are easily overpowered
Big Band Cavalcadearr Clarke, Andy Far from perfect
Billboard MarchKlohr,J

Eastman Wind Ensemble, Frederick Fennell conducting

US Coast Guard Band

Not our arrangement, a studio recording, with score (a simpler Andy Balent arrangement)

Birth of the Blues  could not find our arrangement, but this one is fun
Black Horse TroopSousa/Fennell Fennell conducting his own arrangement
Blue MoonRodgers &. Hart/Barker Live performance, Charlottesville Municipal Band

Live performance, Wheaton College Symphonic Band

Publisher's recording with full score

Blue TangoAnderson Recording or Video
Boogie Woogie Bugle BoyRaye & Prince/Waters,Tim Could not find a performance of our arrangements (Tim Waters), but here is Bette Midler
Booster March, TheKlein/Hayes,A. Only recording found of our 1913 arrangement: Solo Majorette Exhibition, Band 94 Pandacaqui Mexico, Pampanga

Parts available for downloading

BritanniaEdmunds A mediocre performance
Bugler's HolidayAnderson/Edwards Recording or Video

Recording or video

Bunny Hop, TheAnthony/Auletti Studio recording, 1952 vocal version

The Ray Anthony Show, video with Ray Anthony himself doing the hop (1953)

By the Light of the Silvery MoonEdwards & Smith/DanmarkCould not find our arrangement
Canadian SunsetHeywood,Gimbel/Warrington could not find our arrangement, but these are good (Wes Montgomery)

Recording or video (Andy Williams)

Canzoni D'Amore/Longfield Recording with score
ChicagoKander &. Ebb/Ricketts Austin Symphonic Band, live performance video
Civil War, The/Ployhar,James Recording or Video
Cole Porter ClassicsPorter/Wagner,D.E. Full score and recording

Live performance video, Charlotte (NC) Concert Band

Colonel BogeyAlford,K. Recording or Video (brass play very softly or tacet in first half of the strain before Trio. And trumpets play softly to allow lower brass countermelody to be heard)
Commemorative MarchEdmunds Audio digitized from 1971 vinyl, Augsburg Concert Band of Minneapolis
Country BandstandSyler,J Studio recording, with score

Rutgers Wind Ensemble

Covington SquareSwearingen Audio with full score
Curbstone Capers/Van Auken, Z 
DanzonBernstein/Bocook,J. Recording (partial) with score

All-State band


Bernstein Conducts original setting, with explanation of what he was thinking & William Vacchiano on trumpet

Deep River /Swearingen Audio with full score

Marian Anderson

LSU A Cappella Choir

DespacitoFonsi,Ender,Bieber/Murtha Studio recording With score (Hal Leonard Concert Band)

For a sense of the music, check out the music videos

Down A Country LaneCopland/Patterson,M. United States Army Field Band

Live performance, Houston Pride Band

Drake University Wind Symphony

El Capitan  Recording or Video
Encanto  Studio recording with follow-along score

Hal Leonard Concert Band, studio recording

WindBandCentral, studio recording

Entertainer, TheJoplin/Piato Could not find a recording of our arrangement
Fiddler On the RoofBock/Burden,J. Video (starts at 2:35)
Florentiner MarchJulius Fucik/arr. Lake & Fennell Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra

Hastings College Symphonic Band, live performance

Flower Duet Delibes/Brubaker Publisher's studio recording with full score
Funiculi-Funicula Denza/Reed,A Recording by Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra

Live performance by Minnesota Symphonic Winds

George Washington Bicentennial MarchSousa/Fennell (1966) Fennell performance notes, and audio with full score

Michael Colburn, Marine Band (note the dramatic and effetive use of dynamics, some of which are alterations of those written)

Glow WormLincke/Walters Bette Midler & Mills Brothers (1975)

and the original Mills Brothers

Good Old USA/Christensen Recording or Video
GranadaLara/Longfield, Robert Sungnam Choikyo Wind Orchestra, live performance
Grandfather's ClockBarnes Could not find our version, but for the lyrics and mood, this is Sam Cooke
GreaseCasey & Jacobs/Moss With score

and with video and dancers

Hey JudeLennon, McCartney/Bocook,J Audio recording, with score, from the publisher, Hal Leonard Marching Band
Highlights from Harry PotterWilliams/Story,M. Alfred Music Orchestra studio recording, with full score

Live performance, New Symphonix Fulda ensemble

Highlights from Oliver Bart/Ricketts Hal Leonard Recording
I left My Heart in San FranciscoCross, Cory/Reed,A. Could not find out arrangement, but this is a different A. Reed arrangement
I Will Follow Him  Hal Leonard studio recording

Live performance, Musikschule Region Wagram und das Jugendorchester der Musikschule Wilhelmsburg (starts around 2:00)

ImagineLennon/Saucedo Live performance video by Lagerschlusskonzert Jugendmusik Gilgenberg
In the Hall of the Mountain Kingcomposer/arranger? Recording TBD
Irish Tune from County Derry Grainger Band (note nuanced phrasing and breathing not indicated in our parts), vocal, and Muppet recordings

Audio recording

Jersey Boys/Brown,Michael With score
Just A Closer Walk with TheeGillis/Custer Publisher's studio recording
King & IRodgers/Herfurth,C.

Sequim City Band, live performance

Snow College Symphonic Band, live performance

King Cotton  President's Own United States Marine Band, John R. Bourgeois conducting, showing Solo Cornet part (original version)
L'Arlesienne Bizet, George/Finck, Herman Recording or Video
La La LandHurwitz/Brown,M. Hal Leonard Concert Band with full score
La PalomaYradier/Nowak,J Sung by Plácido Domingo, for the sense of the music (video)

Blacksburg Community Band, live performance (video)

Nebraska Wind Symphony, live performance with a showy brass section (video)

Les Miserables/Barker,W. Audio (excerpts) with score

Audio (full)

Live video

Liberty Bell, TheSousa/Yoder Paul Yoder and his orchestra (Start at 18:33)
Listen to the German Band  vocal version
Lux AurumqueEric Whitacre Youtube

Also Youtube


score and listen to a MIDI version

Magnificent 7Bernstein/Phillippe Publisher's recording
Man of La ManchaLeigh, Darion/Williams,J. BandTogether St. Louis, live performance
Mancini MagicMancini/Brubaker,J Publisher's recording (click on the score icon or the speaker icon)

Live performance (unidentified ensemble)

Manhattan BeachSousa/Yoder Not our arrangement, but an excellent live performance

Public domain version with score

March of the Belgian ParachutistsLeemans/Bourgeois,J. Recording or Video
Mary Poppins Sherman, Sherman/Reed,A. Live performance video
Matt's TuneErik Nielsen video of a performance

Vermont Youth Orchestra

Mexican Overture Isaac,M. Live performance by Lone Star Symphonic Band

Live performance by NTNU BAND (starts at 1:50)

Midway MarchWilliams/Curnow,J. United States Continental Army Band

Live performance, Dordt College Concert Band

Movie Blockbusters/Brown,M. Studio recording

Musikverein 1921 Salmünster, live performance (see comments about incorrect rhythm in Hymn to Red October)

Music from Glee/Ricketts Houston Concert Band live performance video (note use of cell phones)

Harmonieorkest Voorwaarts Veendam live performance video

National EmblemBagley USAF Heritage of America Band
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine Sousa/Fennell Audio

Live performance

O Canada/Bray,K. Live performance, Community Band Program of Nova Scotia
O Mio Babbino Caro Puccini/Vinson,J. Audio

Sung by Ren e Fleming

On the MallGoldman/Lake Recording or Video




One Note Samba/Tailor,N. with vocal, but same arranger as our version

Our arrangement: You can even follow the score. Here is the link; Just be sure you're getting the concert band arrangement, since it's also available on that web site for brass band and more

Opening Night on Broadway/Brown,M. Arizona Winds Concert Band
Phantom of the OperaWeber/Barker,W. Live performance, High School of National Taiwan Normal University, alumnus
Poet, Peasant, & Light Cavalry March  
Por una CabezaGardel/Semeraro Video Società Filarmonica "Vittoria" Tavagnasco 1896
Porgy & Bess  Recording or Video

(not a great performance)

Port-au-PrinceWayne/Yoder The 1956 Nelson Riddle hit version

the earlier original version, named The Ring A Ding Ding Song

Rock-A-Round The ClockFreedman & Knight/van Auken Asociación Musical "El Pilar - La Santa Cruz", live performance video
Rock, Roll, and Remember - A Tribute to Dick Clark/Ricketts,T. Golden West Pops perform at the 2015 Orange County Fair

Hal Leonard studio recording

Root Beer Rag  Recording or Video

At a slower tempo

Sabre and SpursSousa/Fennell Audio wth Fennel conducting Eastman Win Ensemble; Note the key 8ths measure 8 in to measure 9 (and 16 into 17) in Cornet 3 & 4.
Sabre and SpursSousa/Marine Band Version Video, "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band
Salute to BurlingtonSherman/Lake Live performance video, Burlington Concert Band
Second American Folk Rhapsody/Grundman The Heights Concert Band, live performance
Semper FidelisSousa/Yoder Original arrangement, performed by Marine Band (as usual, the dynamics make it)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandLennon, McCartney/Sweeney,M. Audio recording, with score, from the publisher, Hal Leonard Concert Band
ShenandoahTicheli,F Frank Ticheli, the composer, conducting the Austin Symphonic Band, live performance

Singapore Polytechnic Symphonic Band, live performance at the Singapore International Band Festival 2014

Studio recording

Simple Gifts/Ployhar,James Recording or Video
South PacificRogers/Lang Merion Concert Band Video (with tired trumpet soloist)

Loveland Concert Band video (a little better)

Standard Pop Favorites/Cofield,FCould not find our arrangement
Star Spangled Banner/Fillmore,H United States Air Force Reserve Band
Star Trek Through the Yearsarr. by John Moss Band at the Beach, (mediocre live performance)

Hal Leonard Corporation recording

Star Wars SagaWilliams/Story,M. Audio with full score
Stars and Stripes ForeverSousa/Yoder Ensemble I.D.F. live performance video
Stars and Stripes ForeverSousa/Marine Band version Video, "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band
Stormy Weather  Found no recording of our Cacavas band arrangement.

Lena Horne doing a music video in 1943! Wow!

Wonderful singing by Etta James (audio recording)

Ella Fitzgerald (audio recording)

Strike up the bandGershwin/Barker University Laboratory School Symphonic Band live performance
Sweet Caroline Diamond/Waters.T. Audio with full score

Live performance with audience participation

Syncopated ClockAnderson,L Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra

Just for fun (and in case you don't know the lyrics): Live performance by Die Singphoniker (a German vocal quartet, singing in English)

Take Me Out to the Ball Game  
Teddy Bear's PicnicBratton/Yoder Italian Heritage Center Concert Band of Portland, Maine (an imperfect live performance)
Tennessee SaluteVarious/Dawson,J. Audio recording, Coastal Communities Concert Band

Live performance video, Desert Winds Freedom Band

Audio recording from the publisher, with partial score

The Great Escape MarchBernstein,Elmer/Vinson,J. Audio recording with score, from the publisher, Hal Leonard Corporation
The Happy WandererMoller,Ridge/Lopez,V. Audio recording from the publisher, Alfred Music

Live performance video

The Last Rose of SummerMoore/Swearingen,J. Recording and score

Trumpet alone (Arban)

The Saints' Hallelujah/Henderson,L. and Custer, C. Banda Sinfónica de la Facultad de Música de la UNAM, Live performance

John A. Logan Community Band in Carterville, IL, Live performance

The ThundererSousa/Yoder Not our arrangement

Live performance

Them BassesHuffine Eastman Wind Ensemble under Frederick Fennell
Themes Like Old Times 2/Barker,W. Audio with full score

Live performance

Thunder &. BlazesJulius Fučík/Seredy Austin Symphonic Band, live performance
Tijuana Brass/Ricketts Recording or Video
TriadRichards/Glover Full score and publisher's recording (click "Listen and View"")
Tritsch-Tratsch PolkaStrauss,J./Reed,A. Recording with score

Live performance by Orchester der FFW Dirlos

Trumpeter's Lullaby, AAnderson/Lang,P. Recording with full score
Trumpets of SevilleJohn O'Reilly, Alfred pub. Studio recording
Trumpets, Olé Cofield Recording or Video


Waltz # 2Shostakovich/Schneiders,H. Audio recording by Philharmonic Wind Orchestra (may vary slightly from our arrangement)

Recording and full score

Waltzing CatAnderson/Lang,P Publisher's recording and full score (click "Listen and Read")
Waltzing Matilda   
Washington PostSousa/Yoder Could not find a recording of the Yoder arrangement.

United States Marine Band under Michael Colburn, video with background notes

West Side StoryBernstein/Ingram,T Live performance by Westside Community Band

Live performance by John A. Logan Community Band

Wild Thing  
William Tell Overture  
Wizard of OzArlen,Harburg/Barnes,J. Audio

Live performance

You Raise Me Up  
ZacatecasCodina/Laurendeau,LP Audio

What else is in our library?

Williston Town Band Repertoire (A Partial List)