“Frank L. Battisti’s 85th Birthday Commission Consortium” Three composer, ten university ensembles; Serving as co-initiator and administrator.
Afterglow: Twilight Music for String Quartet and Wind Ensemble composed by Peter Child, commissioned by three university wind ensembles.
“Stanisław Skrowaczewski International Consortium”: Music for Winds composed by Skrowaczewski, commissioned by nine professional orchestras and university wind ensembles in the US, Germany, Austria and Japan. This project, which I launched in 2004, required constant communication with dozens of professional orchestras, conductors, and universities.
“Frank L. Battisti’s 75th Birthday Commission Consortium”: Triptych composed by Peter Child, commissioned by seven university wind ensembles.
“In Appreciation of Malcolm W. Rowell, Jr., Commission Consortium”: When I have Gone Away composed by Dana Wilson, commissioned by 24 ensembles (eighteen high schools, five universities, and one community wind ensemble).
“The Frank L. Battisti 70th Birthday Commission Consortium”: Four works commissioned by 20 university wind ensembles: (1) Vientos e Tangos by Michael Gandolfi; (2) Driven! by Kenneth Amis; (3) Serenade for 11 Instruments by Michael Weinstein; and (4) Gleams from the Bosom of Darkness by Lior Navok.
Works Premiered at Concerts by the MIT Wind Ensemble
Jamshied Sharifi, To The Light, To The Flame
Miguel Zenon, Music as Service, for wind ensemble
Peter Child, Afterglow: Twilight Music for String Quartet and Wind Ensemble
Charles Shadle, Southern Notebook
Don Byron, Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble
Geoff Shield, Crash
Jamshied Sharifi, Awakening
William Cutter, Spring Rituals for winds, percussion, and chorus
Keeril Makan, Infinite Corridor
David Borden, For John Harbison’s 70th Birthday
Gabriel Senanes, Windborne
Forrest Larson, Seabird Fantasy
Kenny Werner, No Beginning, No Ending
Kenneth Amis, Concerto for Tuba
Guillermo Klein, Solar Return Suite
Ran Blake, Ghosts of Cimetière de Père Lachaise, Impresario of Death (transcribed by Kenneth Amis)
Erika Foin, Children’s March
Evan Ziporyn, The Ornate Zither and Nomad Flute
Mark Harvey, Beyond
Duke Ellington & Juan Tizol, Caravan (arranged for solo trumpet and wind ensemble by Mark Harvey)
Brian Robison, The Congress of the Insomniacs
Kenneth Amis, arrangements of Contrapunctus 1, 5, 8, & 9 from Bach’s Art of the Fugue
Peter Child, Concertino for Violin and Chamber Winds
Evan Ziporyn, Drill for solo bass clarinet and wind ensemble
Charles Shadle (composer) and Michael Ouellette (librettist), Coyote’s Dinner (comic opera in one act)
Michael Weinstein, Roman Odes (composed jointly for MITWE and the MIT Chamber Chorus)