COMPOSITIONS FOR BAND

All manuscript works available for purchase or on rental from the composer
c/o Dept. of Music, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN 55057.

Grading scale for level of difficulty is the standard grade 1 to grade 6.
Work premiered by the commissioning ensemble/conductor unless otherwise noted.
NOTE: Audio clips of many of these works can be found within the Selected Discography section.

Academic Flourish from Festivals (1991)
c. 4:00. Grade 5, Manuscript*
Commissioned by the St. Olaf Band, Miles Johnson, conductor. Premiered April, 1991 (20th Annual Cathedral Concert), Wooddale Baptist Church, Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

And, Behold, There Was a Great Earthquake Version I (1983)
c. 3:20, Grade 4-, Manuscript*
Version II (1988) Duration: c. 4:30, Grade 4, Manuscript*
Version II commissioned by the Nebraska Wind Symphony, Tony Snyder, conductor. Premiered April, 1988, Nebraska Wind Symphony, Timothy Mahr, conductor, University of Nebraska, Omaha.

and in this dream there were eight windows (2003)
c. 8:00, Grade 5, Manuscript*
Commissioned by the University of St. Thomas Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Dr. Matthew George, conductor. Premiered October, 2003, Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Argentum: An Overture for Band (1986)
c. 7:30, Grade 4+, Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Commissioned by the Nebraska Bandmasters Association for the 25th Anniversary of their association. Premiered March 8, 1986, Nebraska Intercollegiate Band, Timothy Mahr, conductor, Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska.

Blue Sky Day (2004)
c. 3:30, Grade 4+, Manuscript*
Commissioned by the North Dakota National Band Association and the North Dakota Music Educators Association. To be premiered March, 2005 by the 2005 North Dakota All State Band at the NDMEA Convention in Fargo, North Dakota, Timothy Mahr, conductor.

Bridge Square March (2004)
c. 2:30, Grade 1, Neil A. Kjos Music Co
Co-composed with daughter, Jenna Mahr. Dedicated to the Northfield Fifth Grade Elementary Band, Roger Jenni, conductor. Premiered May, 2004 at Minneapolis Kenwood Elementary School.

Christmas Adoration from Festivals (1994)
c. 6:00, Grade 5, Manuscript*
Commissioned by the St. Olaf Band, Miles Johnson, conductor. Premiered December 4, 1994, St. Olaf Band, Timothy Mahr, conductor, Boe Memorial Chapel, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota.

Daydream (1989)
c. 4:15, Grade 3, Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Commissioned by the St. Olaf Band, Miles Johnson, conductor. Premiered November 11, 1989 (St. Olaf Festival of Bands), Festival Band, Timothy Mahr, conductor, Skoglund Center Auditorium, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota.

Endurance (1991)
c. 10:30, Grade 5, Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Commissioned by the American Bandmasters Association as the inaugural work in their commissioning series. Premiered March 7, 1992 (58th Annual Convention of the American Bandmasters Association), United States Interservice Band, Ed Lisk, conductor, DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C.

Everyday Hero (2000)
c. 6:30, Grade 4+, Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Commissioned by the Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association. Premiered January 20, 2001, All Middle-Tennessee First Senior High Band Band, Timothy Mahr, conductor.

Fanfare and Grand March (1980)
c. 2:00, Grade 4, Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Commissioned by the New Limitations Corporation. Premiered May, 1981, St. Olaf Band, Miles Johnson, conductor, Skoglund Center Auditorium, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota.

Fantasia in G (1983)
c. 5:00, Grade 5, Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Premiered January 25, 1983, St. Olaf Band, Timothy Mahr, conductor, Boe Memorial Chapel , St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota.

Festivals (1991-94)
c. 4:00; 5:45; 6:00; 7:00; 8:00, Grade 5, Manuscript*
Mvt. 1 Academic Flourish
Mvt. 2 Thanksgiving Meditation
Mvt. 3 Christmas Adoration
Mvt. 4 Lenten Reflection
Mvt. 5 Easter Celebration (still in progress)
Commissioned by the St. Olaf Band, Miles Johnson, conductor, to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the founding of the band. See separate citations for premiere information.

Flourish (1996)
c. 2:00, Grade 4, Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Commissioned by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the UWGB Junior and Senior Summer Music Camps. Premiered August 3, 1996, UWGB Honors Band, Timothy Mahr, conductor, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, UWGB.

Hey! (2001)
c. 2:30, Grade 4, Neil A. Kjos Msic Co., [fall, 2005)*
Commissioned by the Anoka High School Concert Band, Anoka, Minnesota, John Lace, conductor. Premiered June, 2001, Anoka High School Auditorium.

Hymn and Celebration (1990)
c. 5:00, Grade 4, Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Commissioned by the Tipton High School Concert Band, Tipton, Iowa, David Haaverson, conductor. Premiered June, 1990, Tipton High School Auditorium.

Immigrant Dreams (1986)
c. 8:00, Grade 5+, Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Commissioned by the Anoka High School Concert Band, Anoka, Minnesota, Michael Hiatt, conductor. Premiered June 20, 1986, Anoka High School Concert Band, Timothy Mahr, conductor, Anoka High School Auditorium.

Imprints (1989)
c. 8:00, Grade 5, Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Commissioned by the Milwaukee Knightwind Ensemble, Jon Steinke, conductor, in memory of Dr. Frank Comella. Premiered October, 1989, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

In Circles (2002)
c. 7:00, Grade 4+, Manuscript*
Commissioned by the Robert Shirek Family in memory of Susan Shirek and in recognition of the newly-constructed Fond du Lac High School, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Premiered April 23, 2002, Fond du Lac Symphonic Winds and Percussion, Symphonic Orchestra and A Capella Choir, Timothy Mahr, conductor, Fond du Lac Performing Arts Center.

in mind, in spirit (1996)
c. 7:30, Grade 4+, Manuscript*
Commissioned by the Bowling Green High School Symphonic Band, Bowling Green, Ohio, Thom Headley, conductor. Premiered April 27, 1996, Bowling Green High School Symphonic Band, Timothy Mahr, conductor, Kibacker Hall, Bowling Green State University.

Into the Air! (1998)
c. 10:00, Grade 6, Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Commissioned by the United State Air Force Band, Col. Lowell E. Graham, conductor. Premiered July 11, 1999 (Ninth International Conference of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles), Harmon Hall, California State University-San Luis Obispo.


Lenten Reflection from Festivals (1993)
c. 7:00, Grade 5, Manuscript*
Commissioned by the St. Olaf Band, Miles Johnson, conductor. Premiered April, 1993, Wooddale Baptist Church, Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

Lines from Lanier (2000)
c. 7:30, Manuscript*
Commissioned by Woodward Academy Wind Ensemble, College Park, Georgia, Charles Brodie, conductor, for the Woodward Academy Centennial Celebration. Premiered April 14, 2000 (Centennial Concert), Woodward Academy Wind Ensemble and Choirs, Timothy Mahr, conductor, in Richardson Hall Theatre, Woodward Academy.

The Mankato March (2002)
c. 3:00, Grade 3+, Manuscript*
Commissioned by the Mankato Municipal Concert Band, Ed Stock, conductor. Premiered June 14, 2002, Mankato Municipal Concert Band, Timothy Mahr, conductor, Mankato, Minnesota.

A Mighty March (1999)
c. 2:15, Grade 5-, Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Commissioned by the Minnesota Symphonic Winds, Miles Johnson and Timothy Mahr, conductors, in recognition of Miles Johnson's 20th and final season as the conductor of this community ensemble. Premiered May 8, 1999, Minnesota Symphonic Winds, Timothy Mahr, conductor, Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mountain Prayers (2005)
c. 9:30, Grade 5, Manuscript*
Commissioned by the Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI), Dr. Derald DeYoung, conductor. Premiered April, 2005, Calvin College.

Mourning Dances (2001)
c. 13:00, Grade 6-, Neil A. Kjos Msic Co., [fall, 2005]*
Commissioned by Kappa Kappa Psi/Tau Beta Sigma, National Band Fraternity and Sorority. Premiered by the KKP/TBS National Intercollegiate Band, Timothy Mahr, conductor, at the 2001 National Convention on July 24, 2001 in the Omni Bayfront Hotel Ballroom, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Nightdream (1998)
c. 6:45, Grade 4, Manuscript*
Commissioned by the Lancaster High School Symphonic Band, Lancaster, Ohio, Christopher Heidenreich, conductor. Premiered May 28, 1998, Lancaster High School Symphonic Band, Timothy Mahr, conductor, Lancaster High School Auditorium.

Noble Element (2002)
c.7:00, Grade 5, Neil A. Kjos Music Co. [fall, 2005]
Commissioned by the American School Band Directors Association and the Minnesota Music Educators Assocation in observance of the 50th Anniversary of the ASBDA. Premiered, August, 2002 by the Minnesota All-State Symphonic Band, Timothy Mahr, conductor at the DECC Auditorium in Duluth, Minnesota

O Brother Man (1987)
c. 10:30, Grade 5+, Manuscript*
Commissioned by Hastings College Wind Ensemble, Thomas O'Neal, conductor. Premiered April, 1987, Hastings College Wind Ensemble, Timothy Mahr, conductor, Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska.

Passages (1984)
c.17:30, Grade 6-, Manuscript*
Commissioned by the St. Olaf Band, Miles Johnson, conductor in memory of Marc Francis Priest, former member of the band. Premiered Novemebr 4, 1984, St. Olaf Band, Timothy Mahr, conductor, Skoglund Center Auditorium, St. Olaf College, Northfiled, Minnesota.

A Quiet Place to Think (1999)
c. 7:00, Grade 4+, Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Commissioned by the Michigan State University Bands Alumni Association celebrating their 25th anniversary and dedicatyed to the memory of Leonard Falcone, Direcot of Bands at MSU from 1927-1967 on the occasion of the 100th anniversaary of his birth in 1899. Premiered April 18, 1999, MSU Alumni Band, Kenneth Bloomquist, conductor, Wharton Hall, Michigan State University.

Rollick (2002)
c. 6:30, Grade 4+, Manuscript*
Commissioned by the University of Missouri-Rolla to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the UMR Bands. Premiered May 5, 2002, University of Missouri-Rolla Concert Band, Timothy Mahr, conductor,

The Soaring Hawk (1990)
c. 9:30, Grade 5+, Hal Leonard/Jenson Composer's Editions
Commissioned by the University of Iowa Symphony Band, Dr. Myron Welch, conductor for their appearance at the American Bandmasters Association National Convention. Premiered March, 1990, Krannert Auditorium, University of Illinois.

sol solator (1998)
c. 8:00, Grade 5, Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Commissioned by the New Trier High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Winnetka, Illinois, John Thompson, conductor. Premiered May 5, 1998, New Trier High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Timothy Mahr, conductor, Pick-Staiger Auditorium, Northwestern University.

sssssplashhhhh!!! (2003)
C. 3:45, Grade 5, Manuscript*
Commissioned by Edina High School Concert Band, William Webb, conductor, for their 50th Anniversary Pops Concert. Premiered February, 2003 at Edina High School, Timothy Mahr, conductor.

Spring Divertimento (1992)
c. 13:00, Grade 5-, Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Commissioned by the La Crosse Central High School Wind Ensemble, La Crosse, Wisconsin, Alex Vaver, conductor. Premiered May, 1992, La Crosse Central High School Wind Ensemble, Timothy Mahr, conductor. La Crosse Central High School Auditorium.

Thanksgiving Meditation from Festivals (1992)
c. 5:45, Grade 5, Manuscript*
Commissioned by the St. Olaf College Band, Miles Johnson, conductor. Premiered April 14, 1996, St. Olaf College Band, Timothy Mahr, conductor, Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The View from the Mountaintop (1994)
c. 5:30, Grade 4, Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Commissioned by the Music Educators National Association to celebrate the adoption of the National Standards in the Arts. Premiered, April 8, 1994 (MENC National Convention), Park Hill High School Symphonic Band [Kansas City, Missouri], John D. Bell, conductor, Cincinnati, Ohio.

They Sing of Love (1997)
c. 15:00, Grade 5, Manuscript*
Commissioned by Morehead State University Symphony Band (Kentucky), Richard Miles, conductor, to celebrate the 75th Annviersary of the founding of the university. Premiered February 13, 1998 (40th Annual Concert Band Clinic), Button Auditorium, Morehead State University.

Uncle Lumpy's Garage (2005)
c. 2:30, Grade 1+, Manuscript*
Co-composed with daughter, Jenna Mahr. Dedicated to the Northfield Sixth Grade Band, Paul Becki, conductor. Premiered May, 2005 at Northfield School.

Variations on "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name" (2001)
c. 2:30 (mvt. 2) Grade 4, C. Alan Publications*
Fanfare - Jack Stamp
Retreat - Timothy Mahr
Dance - Andrew Boysen, Jr.
Fantasia - Joseph Pappas
Finale - David Gillingham
Composed as a gift to honor James Cochran of Shattinger Music. Premiered October, 2001, Concordia University Wind Symphony, Richard Fischer, conductor, St. Louis, Missouri

When I Close My Eyes, I See Dancers (1992)
c. 7:00, Grade 5, Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Commissioned by the Indiana Bandmasters Association. Premiered March 15, 1992, Indiana All-Syaye Honors Band, Timothy Mahr, conductor, Butler University, Indianapolis.

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