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about the composition

The Eagle's Island (2007), a tone poem for concert band originally composed in 2001, was revised and expanded in 2007 on a commission from the Minneapolis Southwest High School Wind Ensemble of Minneapolis, Minnesota, under the direction of Keith Liuzzi. The approximate performance time is slightly over 4 minutes.

The Eagle's Island, composed by Carl Schroeder of Minneapolis, Minnesota, has an approximate performance time of 4 minutes.

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Generously recorded by the
St. Olaf Norseman Band
Paul Niemisto, conductor

about the composer

Carl Schroeder of Minneapolis, Minnesota, composes music for concert band, orchestra, choir, chamber ensembles and solo piano that often draws inspiration from American history, current events, natural surroundings and memories. His large ensemble music has been performed by more than 40 concert bands, orchestras and choirs, including the Air Force Band of Mid-America and Ukraine's Chamber Choir Kyiv. He has written commissioned works for the Cornell University Symphonic Band, Minnesota Symphonic Winds, Southwest Wind Ensemble, Calhoun-Isles Community Band, Wells Fargo Chorus and other ensembles and individuals, and four CDs of his music have been released. His choral work Two December Carols has been published by Boosey & Hawkes.

Schroeder is a 2005 graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he studied composition primarily with Timothy Mahr and Peter Hamlin. In 2001, he was named "Composer with Most Potential" by the Minnesota Music Educators Association, and in 2004 he was one of three under-25 American composers chosen to participate in the National Band Associationís Young Composer Mentor Project, where he took lessons with composers Mark Camphouse, Donald Grantham and Dana Wilson. He composed The Eagle's Island in 2001 and revised the work on a 2007 commission.

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more on The Eagle's Island

First Place, 2002 Minnesota Music Educators Association Collegiate Composition Competition

ne 3, 2001: Minneapolis Southwest High School Wind Ensemble; Keith Liuzzi, conductor - Minneapolis, MN premiere
October 23, 2007: Minneapolis Southwest High School Wind Ensemble; Keith Liuzzi, conductor - Minneapolis, MN

The Minnesota Portraits and other music by Carl Schroeder - St. Olaf Norseman Band; Paul Niemisto, conductor


etails & Ordering Information

Instrumentation: pic, 2 fl, ob, bsn, 3 cl, b cl, 2 a sax, t sax, b sax, 3 tpt, 2 hn, 3 tbn, euph, tuba, timp, 3 perc
Difficulty Level: Grade 3 (Ideal for high school, community and college ensembles.)

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Listen to Recording | Recorded by the St. Olaf Norseman Band (Paul Niemisto, conductor)