Millennium Canons

(version for wind ensemble) (2003)

Arranged by Mark Spede
Commissioned and Premiered by The University of Texas Wind Ensemble, Jerry Junkin, conductor
Duration 7:00
2 fl; 2 pic; 3 ob; e-flat cl; 3 b-flat cl; b-flat bass cl; e-flat contrabass cl; 2 bn; cbn; 4 sx (satb); 4 b-flat tpt; 4 hn; 2 tbn; bass tbn; 2 euphonium; tuba; str bass; tmp; 4 perc; hp; pno

I wrote Millennium Canons to usher in a new millennium with fanfare, celebration and lyricism. Its rising textures and melodic counterpoint are almost always created through use of the canon, which also provides rhythmic propulsion at times.

−Kevin Puts