Millennium Canons (version for wind ensemble)

Wind Ensemble/Band



Wind Ensemble/Band


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



commissioned by

University of Texas

premiered by

University of Texas Wind Ensemble, Jerry Junkin, conductor

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.

Funding was provided by the Institute for American Music of the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. The premiere took place in June 2001 at Symphony Hall, Boston with the Boston Pops Orchestra under the direction of Keith Lockhart.

−Kevin Puts