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Composer, Tuba player, Educator, Conductor
Kenneth Amis

Compositions

The following is a list of original compositions for large ensemble by Kenneth Amis. This page loads with selections in each table listed in order of least number of players required to large ensembles. To sort the list by duration click on the header of the “Timing (in minutes)” column.

The “Level” column indicates the relative difficulty between pieces. Sort the list by difficulty by clicking on header of the “Level” column. The numbers in this column correlate to the average proficiency the following ensembles:

  1. Advanced middle school ensembles and up
  2. High school ensembles and up
  3. Advanced high school / collegiate ensembles
  4. Collegiate / professional ensembles

Large Ensemble

Orchestral Compositions
  Level   Timing
(in minutes)
Fantasia on a Row
chamber orchestra
Commissioned by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston
Use the media player below to listen to Fantasia on a Row.
4 See and purchase this music 13
Bell-Tone's Ring
symphony orchestra with optional organ and chorus (SATB)
Use the media player below to listen to Bell-Tone's Ring.

2 See and purchase this music 5


Brass Ensemble Compositions
  Level   Timing
(in minutes)
Quo Non Ascendam
brass choir (6 hns/4 trpts/3 trbn/bs. trbn/2 tba) with organ
Use the media player below to listen to part of Quo Non Ascendam.
3 See and purchase this music 10
The Reckoning
brass choir  (4 hns/4 trpts/3 trbn/bs. trbn/2 tba) with percussion choir (7 players)
Use the media player below to listen to part of The Reckoning.

3 See and purchase this music 19


Wind Band Compositions
  Level   Timing
(in minutes)
Islero
chamber winds and timpani (2.2.2.2 - 2.2.0.0 - timp.)
Commissioned by the Boston Classical Orchestra
Use the media player below to listen to part of Islero.
4 See and purchase this music
Symphonic Poem
wind ensemble
Use the media player below to listen to part of Symphonic Poem.
4 See and purchase this music 13½
The Art of Adagio
concert band
Commissioned by the Gardner (MA) High School Band
Use the media player below to listen to part of The Art of Adagio.
3 See and purchase this music 10
March of the Corn
concert band
Commissioned by Banddirector.com and the Florida Bandmasters Association
Use the media player below to listen to March of the Corn.
1 See and purchase this music 5
Driven!
wind ensemble
Composed for “The Frank L. Battisti 70th Birthday Commission Project”
Use the media player below to listen to Driven!.
4 See and purchase this music
Bell-Tone's Ring
concert band with optional organ and chorus (SATB)
Use the media player below to listen to Bell-Tone's Ring.
2 See and purchase this music 5
Music for Music
wind ensemble
Use the media player below to listen to the 1st movement of Music for Music.
4 See and purchase this music 18
Rondo alla Kolo
concert band
Commissioned by the University of Scranton (PA) Symphonic Band
Use the media player below to listen to part of Rondo alla Kolo.
3 See and purchase this music
Kirkos
concert band
Commissioned by Blinn College Symphonic Band (TX)
Use the media player below to listen to part of Kirkos.
3 See and purchase this music
The Playground Ball
concert band
Commissioned by the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association
Use the media player below to listen to part of The Playground Ball.
1 See and purchase this music
a tonal fanfare
symphonic band
Commissioned by the Belmont High School Band (MA)
Use the media player below to listen to part of a tonal fanfare.
3 See and purchase this music
The Multimedia Construction Kit
concert band
Commissioned by the Concord Middle School (MA)

1 See and purchase this music 9
Grenadiers of Liberty
symphonic band
Commissioned by the Bethlehem High School Band (PA)

2 See and purchase this music 5
Sinfonia Concertante
symphonic band with wind ensemble soloists
Commissioned by the Belmont High School Band (MA)
Use the media player below to listen to part of Sinfonia Concertante.

3 See and purchase this music 13¾


Choral Compositions
  Level   Timing
(in minutes)
Bell-Tone's Ring
concert band with optional organ and chorus (SATB)
Use the media player below to listen to Bell-Tone's Ring.
2 See and purchase this music 5
Bell-Tone's Ring
symphony orchestra with optional organ and chorus (SATB)
Use the media player below to listen to Bell-Tone's Ring.

2 See and purchase this music 5
Tears
SATB choir
Commissioned by the University of Scranton
Use the media player below to listen to Tears.

3 See and purchase this music 11
 

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