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Whirlwind (wind ensemble)

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Instrumentation:   Band

Genres:   Energetic

Whirlwind is a brief, caffeinated work for winds and percussion. Developed entirely from the opening scalar gesture, the music perpetually swirls around and through the ensemble, unfurling into a bombastic climax, then abruptly dissipating into thin air.

Full list of Kappa Kappa Psi commissioning chapters:

  • Nu Chapter University of Michigan
  • Sigma Chapter Ohio Northern University
  • Alpha Delta Chapter Ohio University
  • Alpha Zeta Chapter Indiana University
  • Beta Kappa Chapter Bowling Green State University
  • Beta Psi Chapter Kent State University
  • Gamma Pi Chapter Purdue University
  • Delta Upsilon Chapter Eastern Michigan University
  • Delta Omega Chapter Ferris State University
  • Epsilon Xi Chapter Miami University of Oxford, Ohio
  • Zeta Epsilon Chapter Michigan State University
  • Zeta Lambda Chapter Marshall University
  • Zeta Omicron Chapter University of Akron
  • Eta Delta Chapter Eastern Illinois University
  • Theta Epsilon Chapter University of Kentucky
  • Theta Zeta Chapter Ashland University
  • Iota Lambda Chapter Mount Union College
  • Kappa Chi Chapter Albion College
  • Kappa Omega Chapter Northern Kentucky University
  • Lambda Iota Chapter Tiffin University
  • Lambda Lambda Chapter Indiana State University
  • Lambda Tau Chapter Central Michigan University
  • Lambda Chi Chapter Quincy University
  • Mu Delta Chapter Western Michigan University
  • Mu Kappa Chapter Grand Valley State University
  • Former Colony Wright State University

Commissioned by: Commissioned by the Kappa Kappa Psi North Central District Commissioning Consortium Headed by Alpha Beta Chapter of Butler University, Tim Mastic, coordinator

Technical Info

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Flute 1 (doubles Piccolo) – II – III
Oboe I – II
Bassoon I – II
Clarinet in Bb I – II – III – IV
Bass Clarinet I – II
Alto Saxophone I – II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone

Bb Trumpet I – II – III
Horn in F I – II – III – IV
Trombone I – II – III (Bass)
Euphonium I – II
Tuba I – II


Percussion I: Glockenspiel
Percussion II: Xylophone
Percussion III: Vibraphone
Percussion IV: Bass Drum

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