Carl Holmquist
composer
WORKS

Here is a listing of all of the works I have written to date.  Enjoy the recordings!
CONCERT BAND

Grade 2
Commonwealth
(manuscript) Commissioned by the Carl Sandburg Middle School (VA) band, orchestra and choir in honor of their school's 30th anniversary.  Watch on YouTube!
Foundations (Grade 2 Version, manuscript) Commissioned by Spring Lake Park High School (MN) and Essex High School (VT), Brian Lukkasson and Josh Pauly conductors
Leaps and Bounds
 Featured on newbandmusic.com.  Yet to be premiered!
Rise - http://www.alfred.com/Products/Rise--00-39615.aspx Commissioned by the Albemarle County (Charlottesville, VA) Middle School Honor Band.
Voladores Premiered by Kenwood Trail Middle School (Lakeville, MN), Reid Wixson, conductor. Listen on Soundcloud!
Anticipatory Fanfare  Recorded by the HB Woodlawn Wind Ensemble (Arlington, VA) composer conducting.
Spartan Courage
 Premiered by Herrick Middle School (Downer's Grove, IL), Jon Ball, conductor.

Grade 3
Cradle Moon
(manuscript) Commissioned by the Folly Quarter Middle School Band (MD), Andrew Spang, conductor.
Alabanjo (manuscript) Premiered by the H-B Woodlawn Symphonic Band, composer conducting.
In That Morning (manuscript) Commissioned by Bloomer High School (WI), Matt Tiller, conductor.
Saratoga Hill (manuscript) Commissioned by Anoka High School (Anoka, MN), John Lace, conductor.
Kirby: to my hero (C. Alan Publications) Commissioned by Shakopee Junior High (Shakopee, MN), Steve Schmitz, conductor

Grade 4
The Quiet Light
(Bandworks Publications) Commissioned by Jack Stamp and premiered by the Indiana University Pennsylvania Wind Ensemble on the occasion of Dr. Stamp's retirement concert. Listen here!
Emeritus (Bandworks Publications) Commissioned by the Simon family in honor of the legacies of William A. Webb and Edwin Melichar, former conductors of the Edina High School band program.  Premiered by the Minnesota Symphonic Winds, Dr. Timothy Mahr Conductor. Listen here!
Foundations (Grade 4 version, manuscript) Commissioned by Spring Lake Park High School (MN) and Essex High School (VT), Brian Lukkasson and Josh Pauly conductors
General's Jump (coming soon from Bandworks Publications) Commissioned by Washington & Lee High School (VA), Alex Robinson, conductor. Listen here!
Spring Forward - Commissioned by Spring Lake Park High School (Spring Lake Park, MN), Brian Lukkasson, conductor
The Sound
 Commissioned by the Eastshore League (Seattle, WA) of High School Bands.
Highland Verses
 
     I. Border Ballad
     II. Lullaby of an Infant Chief
every journey begins
 Commissioned by Watkins Overton High School (Memphis, TN) T. Andre Feagin, conductor
Ring Out, Wild Bells!
 Commissioned by the Minnesota Symphonic Winds, Timothy Mahr, conductor
From the Banks to the Blue Ridge
(Bandworks Publications) Premiered by the St. Olaf Band (Northfield, MN), composer conducting.  Listen here!
The Blawenburg Quick March
- Premiered May, 2009 by the Blawenburg Band (NJ), Jerry Rife, conductor.

Grade 5
Our Reply
(manuscript) Commissioned by East Stroudsburg (PA) High School South, Katye Clogg, conductor.  Listen here!
Songbook: Concerto for Oboe and Winds (manuscript) Commissioned by Katelyn Kyser (oboist) and premiered by Yorktown High School (VA) Symphonic Band, Brian Bersh, conductor. Listen here!
To You (concert band, strings, SATB choir)  Commissioned by Arrowhead Union High School (Hartland, WI), Jacob Polancich, conductor
Symphony No. 1: A New Orleans Symphony
     I. Jackson Square
     II. Storm
     III. Lament
     IV. Play!
(C. Alan Publications)
Salaam  Premiered by the Minnesota Symphonic Winds, Timothy Mahr, conductor.


MARCHING BAND

Freedom Songs  Commissioned by the Patriots Marching Band (New Brighton, MN), Andy Erickson, Chris Ravndal, and Brian Lukkasson, directors.
Rhapsody in Red, White, and Blue   Commissioned by the Patriots Marching Band (New Brighton, MN), Andy Erickson, Chris Ravndal, and Brian Lukkasson, directors.
Patriots Swing! Commissioned by the Patriots Marching Band (New Brighton, MN) Andy Erickson, Chris Ravndal, and Brian Lukkasson, directors



FULL ORCHESTRA

Recuerdos de Asturias
- Commissioned by the Arlington (VA) Concert Orchestra, Dana McCarthy, conductor.


STRING ORCHESTRA

Lullabies - Recorded by the St. Olaf Orchestra, Stephen Amundson, conductor.
     I. Night Falls
     II. Prayer
     III. Dream Dancing (Grand Mesa Music Publishers) Listen here!


CHAMBER MUSIC


Blues Innovation (Sax Trio)  - Premiered by member of St. Olaf College Jazz I (Northfield, MN)
Quintet No. 2 "In Memoriam" (Brass Quintet) - Premiered by the Royal Dundas Brass Quintet
     I. Intrada
     II. Elegy
     III. Finale
Variations on Greensleeves (Brass Quintet)  - Premiered by the Royal Dundas Brass Quintet
Ave Maria, Franz Biebl (Brass Choir)  - Premiered by the Royal Dundas Brass Quintet and friends
Con Grazia (String Quintet, fl, cl, tpt, tbn, marimba) - Premiered by the HB Woodlawn Middle School students, Risa Browder, conductor.


VOCAL MUSIC

The gift we get tomorrow (SATB + piano, violin)  Commissioned by Nassau Presbyterian Church (Princeton, NJ) Sue Ellen Page, conductor.  Text by Eliot Daley.
Little Star (SSA)  - Premiered by the Manitou Singers, St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN), Sigrid Johnson, conductor
Lullaby of an infant chief (SSA + piano, trumpet, snare drum)
Border Ballad (TTBB) - Premiered by the HB Woodlawn Men's Choir (Arlington, VA) Jeffrey Benson, conductor.




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