Suite for Winds

From Wind Repertory Project
Adam Gorb

Adam Gorb

General Info

Year: 1995
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Maecenas Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) – £50.50   |   Score Only (print) - £14.95


1. Foxtrot
2. Samba
3. Merry Go Round
4. Russian Lament
5. Hoe Down


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Scored for flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons and saxophones only, but offering plenty of scope for whatever additions (or subtractions!) directors find appropriate to their circumstances (any wind instrument in the same key with a suitable range). Invaluable material when faced with fluctuating numbers, changing line-ups and techniques ranging from ABRSM grades 1 to 4. Not only a useful rehearsal item though -- the five highly attractive, contrasting, short movements make an extremely enjoyable concert piece.

- Program Note from publisher

Suite for Winds is scored for a woodwind ensemble of flutes, oboes, bassoons, clarinets, bass clarinets, and saxophones. It received its premiere performance at Royal Albert Hall in London, with Charles Henwood conducting the Berkshire Music Wind Ensemble.

The five movements are like lessons in styles of music, ranging from light to serious to raucous. Leading off is the Foxtrot, the smooth flow of the dance punctuated by some fancy footwork. A Latin rhythm is invoked by the Brazilian Samba. Memories of childhood return with the up and down flow of the horses around the Merry Go Round. The mood becomes more somber with the Russian Lament, before the suite closes with a Hoe Down.

- Program Note from Henderson State University Wind Ensemble concert program, 7 October 2018


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • East Carolina University (Greenville, N.C.) Symphonic Band (Joe Busuito, conductor) - 21 March 2021
  • Henderson State University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) Wind Ensemble (Shaun R. Popp, conductor) – 7 October 2018

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