Standard Repertoire

Solar Winds performs the standard quintet repertoire, from its origins in the classical era to the masterpieces of the twentieth century. Some of the works we have performed in recent concerts are listed below:

Arnold – Three Shanties
Barber – Summer Music
Cambini – Wind Quintet No. 2
D’Rivera – Aires Tropicales
Dahl – Allegro Arioso
Damase – Dix-Sept Variations
Danzi – Quintet opus 56 No. 2; Quintet opus 67 No.2
Fine – Partita
Grainger – Walking Tune
Hindemith – Kleine Kammermusik
Ibert – Trois Pièces Brèves
Jansons – Suite of Old Lettish Dances
Klughardt – Quintet
Milhaud – La Cheminée du Roi René
Nielsen – Quintet
Schuller – Suite

Quintet with Piano

With pianist Guy Urban, Solar Winds has also performed the following works:

Beethoven – Quintet, opus 16
Jacob – Sextet
Mozart – Quintet K. 452
Poulenc – Sextet

New Music

New music is an important part of Solar Winds’ repertoire. Compositions marked with an asterisk were premiered by the quintet:

Andrew List – Fantasy for Woodwind Quintet
Marty Epstein – Six Little Pieces for Woodwind Quintet
Pasquale Tassone – Suite for Wind Quintet*
James Ricci – To the Solar Winds*
Francine Trester – Woodwind Quintet*
Rosey Lee – Woodwind Quintet


Arrangements, from orchestral classics to popular songs, enliven many of Solar Winds’ concerts:

Pachelbel – Canon
Bizet – Carmen Suite
Rimsky-Korsakov – Flight of the Bumblebee
Johann Strauss – Im Krapfenwaldl
Bach – Little Fugue in g Minor
Joplin – Maple Leaf Rag and The Cascades
Poulenc – Novelette in C
Marley – One Love
Mozart – Overture to the Magic Flute
Bratton – Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Sousa – The Stars and Stripes Forever and Liberty Bell
Valerie Coleman – Umoja

Family Concerts

Our family concerts feature a musical story with narrator Guy Urban:

Ferdinand the Bull – Mark Fish
How Bear Lost His Tail – Pasquale Tassone
Peter and the Wolf – Sergei Prokofiev
The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship – John Kusiak

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