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Serenade for Winds (Pann)

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Carter Pann

Carter Pann

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Cost: Score and Parts - $135.00   |   Score Only - $25.00


Full Score
Flutes I-II-III-IV

Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F 
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone

Contrabass (optional)


Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Snare Drum
  • Bass Drum (shared between II & III)
  • Cymbal (2 suspended)
  • Large Tam-tam
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Vibraphone
  • Chimes
  • Triangles (2)
  • Fine Sandblocks (2 sets)
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Serenade (2008) was written just after the composer's Hold This Boy and Listen and shares similar qualities as alluded to in the notes which accompany the score. It is is dedicated to Allan McMurray and was commissioned by Jerry Junkin (University of Texas), Timothy Rhea (Texas A&M University), Eric Rombach-Kendall (University of New Mexico), and Kevin Sedatole (Michigan State University).

- Program Note from score

Pann writes the following regarding Serenade for Winds:

My Serenade for Winds is an exploration in the kind of melodic writing usually equated with Schumann or Brahms. Nearly every gesture in this work was placed with the hope that the performers who play them would attain their highest echelon of musical expression. I had very recently written a soft, subdued work called Hold This Boy and Listen (2008) for winds. That work represented a departure from the fast and brilliantly technical works I had written for bands in the past ... but I wanted to be under the spell of the molto espressivo for more than one wind piece. Hence this work is a grand expression of harmony and melody (quite equally so) for wind symphony.

- Program Note from the Northwestern University Wind Ensemble concert program, 6 February 2016

Commercial Discography

  • Audio CD: University of Colorado Wind Symphony (Allan McMurray, conductor) - Klavier Label

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Cleveland Winds (Cleveland, Ohio) (Birch Browning, conductor) – 15 March 2020
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Symphony Band (David Thornton, conductor) – 22 October 2019
  • Temple University (Philadelphia, Penn.) Wind Symphony (Matthew Brunner, conductor)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Mallory Thompson, conductor) – 5 February 2016

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Carter Pann website
  • Pann, C. (2009). Serenade for Winds [score]. Theodore Presser: [King of Prussia, Penn.].
  • Stotter, Douglas. "Serenade for Winds." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 781-791. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.