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The Willing: By Carl Schroeder


A FANFARE FOR CONCERT BAND

(ALSO ARRANGED FOR ORCHESTRA)

Concert band version co-commissioned by the

CORNELL UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND,
ITHACA COLLEGE CAMPUS BAND, and
ST. OLAF COLLEGE VALHALLA BAND
Arranged for orchestra for the

4th ANNUAL 9-11 TRIBUTE CONCERT



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about the composition

Co-commissioned by the Cornell University Symphonic Band, Ithaca College Campus Band and St. Olaf College Valhalla Band, The Willing (2004) is a fanfare composed in honor of United States military personnel, whose service and sacrifice inspire all Americans.

The Willing, composed by Carl Schroeder of Minneapolis, Minnesota, has an approximate performance time of 5 1/2 minutes. Originally composed for concert band, it has also been arranged for orchestra by the composer.

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Generously recorded by the
Cornell University Symphony Band
James P. Miller, 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 Willing during the summer of 2004 and adapted the work for orchestra during the summer of 2005.

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CONCERT PERFORMANCES concert band version unless otherwise noted
March 4, 2005: Cornell University Symphonic Band; James Patrick Miller, conductor - Ithaca, NY premiere
April 23, 2005: Ithaca College Campus Band; Heidi Miller, conductor - Ithaca, NY
May 14, 2005: St. Olaf College Valhalla Band; Carl Holmquist, conductor - Northfield, MN
Sept. 11, 2005: 9-11 Tribute Concert Orchestra; Jeffrey Stirling, conductor - Minneapolis, MN premiere (orchestra arrangement)
May 2, 2006: Calhoun-Isles Community Band; Paul Kile, conductor - Edina, MN
Oct. 20, 2008: University of Minnesota Campus Band; Heidi Miller, conductor - Minneapolis, MN

NEWS ARTICLES
Sept. 9, 2005: "Business owner produces annual 9-11 Tribute with community's help" (Roxanne Furlong, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal)
Sept. 12, 2005: "Pain gives way to memory" (Glenn Howatt, Star Tribune) Article in paid archives

RECORDINGS
Valhalla Works - Cornell University Symphonic Band; James Patrick Miller, conductor


Details and Ordering information

Instrumentation (Band): 2 fl, ob, bsn, 3 cl, b cl, 2 a sax, t sax, b sax, 3 tpt, 4 hn, 3 tbn, euph, tuba, timp, 4 perc, pno
Instrumentation (Orchestra): 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bsn, 4 hrn, 3 tpt, 3 tbn, tuba, timp, 2 perc, strings

Difficulty Level: Grade 3.5 (Ideal for college and advanced high school/community ensembles.)

BAND VERSION: Listen to Recording | View the Complete Score (PDF)
ORCHESTRA VERSION: View the Complete Score (PDF)

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Audio courtesy of Cornell University Symphonic Band (James Patrick Miller, conductor)