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about the composition

Monuments (2006), composed by Carl Schroeder, was commissioned by the Carondelet Catholic School Concert Band, an elementary ensemble from Minneapolis, Minnesota under the direction of Jeffrey Ruhnke. The approximate performance time is 3 minutes.

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Generously recorded by the
Calhoun-Isles Community Band
Paul Kile, 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 Monuments during the summer of 2006.

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more on Monuments

Feb. 17, 2007: Calhoun-Isles Community Band; Paul Kile, conductor - Minneapolis, MN public reading session
Mar. 13, 2007: Brooklyn Center High School Band; Albert Stimson, conductor - Brooklyn Center, MN
Apr. 21, 2007: St. Olaf Valhalla Band; Audrey Duncan, conductor - Northfield, MN
May 30, 2007: Carondelet Catholic School Concert Band; Jeffrey Ruhnke, conductor - Hopkins, MN official premiere
Nov. 20, 2008: Kenwood Trail Middle School 8th Grade Band; Reid Wixson, conductor - Lakeville, MN
Oct. 28, 2014: Edina High School Symphony Band; Paul Kile, conductor - Edina, MN


etails & Ordering Information

Instrumentation: 2 fl, ob, bsn, 2 cl, a cl, b cl, 2 a sax, t sax, b sax, 2 tpt, hn, 2 tbn, euph, tuba, timp, 2 perc
Difficulty Level: Grade 2.5 (Ideal for elementary school, high school and community ensembles.)

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