Joseph Kreines (b. 3 February 1936, Chicago, Ill.) is an American arranger, transcriber, author, conductor, and pianist.
Kreines received a master's degree in music from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago. He did additional study at the Tanglewood Music Festival in 1958 where he was chosen to participate in the conducting class with fellow classmates Zubin Mehta, Claudio Abbado, David Zinman, and Gustav Meier.
Mr. Kreines came to Florida as associate conductor of the Florida Symphony Orchestra, where he served for four years. Subsequently, he was conductor of the Brevard Symphony, associate conductor of the Florida Orchestra in Tampa, and musical director for several opera and musical theatre productions. He has served as clinician and guest conductor with some 300 bands, orchestras and choruses throughout the nation and also appears as piano accompanist at numerous recitals and festivals.
In addition, Mr. Kreines has composed a number of original works for various media, and has made numerous transcriptions for concert band and brass choir, and other chamber ensembles, being particularly well-known for those of the music of Percy Aldridge Grainger. He is also the author of Music for Concert Band, a selective annotated guide to band literature.
In 2004, he was honored as an inductee to the Roll of Distinction in the Florida Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame.
Works for Winds
- Air and Variations (2005/2006)
- Air from County Derry (as arranger)
- Allegro con Brio (as transcriber) (1804-1808/)
- American Song-Set
- Ave Maria (as transcriber) (1882/2006)
- Ave Verum Corpus (as arranger)
- Concertino for Flute (as transcriber) (1902/)
- Danish Folk Music Settings (as arranger) (1926-41/1950/)
- Donde Lieta from "La Bohème (as arranger) (1896)
- Finale from "Symphony No. 3 (as transcriber) (1850/)
- Five Bagatelles (as arranger) (1943/)
- Four Sea Interludes (as transcriber) (1945/2015)
- Harvest Hymn (as transcriber) (1940/1983)
- The Immovable Do (as editor) (1940/2006)
- Intermezzo from "Cavalleria Rusticana" (as transcriber) (1890)
- Irish Tune from County Derry (as arranger) (1918/1996)
- La Valse (as transcriber)
- Lads of Wamphray March (as editor) (1905/1937)
- Make Our Garden Grow (as arranger) (1956/2017)
- March and Cortege of Bacchus (as transcriber) (1878/2005)
- Mock Morris (as arranger) (1910/1991)
- Nightingale and the Two Sisters, The (as arranger) (1931)
- O Mio Babbino Caro from "Gianni Schicchi" (as arranger) (1918)
- Passacaglia from the Opera "Peter Grimes" (as transcriber) (1945/2016)
- Prelude to Act I of "Die Meistersinger" (as transcriber) (1862/2012)
- Roman Carnival Overture (as transcriber) (1838/1844/)
- Saxophone Concerto in E-Flat Major (as arranger)
- Short Suite No. 4 (2003)
- Suite from "Romeo and Juliet" (as arranger) (1935/199-?)
- Three Songs (as arranger) (1885-1894)
- Tragic Overture (as transcriber) (1880/)
- Two Grainger Melodies (as transcriber) (1912/1988)
- Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel (as transcriber; ed. Johnson) (1862)
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Joseph Kreines." Accessed 3 July 2021
- "Joseph Kreines." Aeolus Music. Web. Accessed 3 July 2021
- Weikle, Paul Eugene Jr., Joseph Kreines: A Biographical Sketch, an Analysis of American Song Set for Band and a Descriptive Catalogue of His Original Compositions and Transcriptions for Wind Band. 2012. University of Southern Mississippi, DMA dissertation.