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SYMPHONY NO. 1, Leunig's Prayer book

​"Jodie's music requires the Conductor to give up some control to enable the students to take ownership of certain things and make decisions about themselves.

That's what is so unique and so great about what she brings to wind band repertoire."

Professor Craig Kirchhoff

Whirlwind

GRADE: 1-2 years of playing TEACHING MATERIALS? Yes!

DURATION: 5-7mins FEATURES? 4 notes

1st place 1st Frank Ticheli Composition Competition Category 1 (2006)."Music that inspires and educates, as well as engages the performer and listener is hard to find, but is out there to be discovered if we look for it!"   

James Ripley, Instrumental Music Director & Professor of Music - Carthage College on 'Whirlwind'

Earthshine

GRADE: 1-2 years of playing TEACHING MATERIALS? Yes!

DURATION: ~5mins FEATURES? Solos

*Solo for any instrument *Timpani cadenza
*Multiple, accessible percussion parts
*Intercurricular option: Science
Published by: Murphy Music Press, USA
  • Earthshine - excerpt
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  • UWEC Bands - Dr. J. Stewart conducting
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Belah Sun Woman

GRADE: 1-2 years of playing TEACHING MATERIALS? Yes!

DURATION: 8mins FEATURES? MANY!!

" This is not “just another piece” but a significant musical-educational addition to the repertory. "

 

Frank L. Battisti, Conductor Emeritus

New England Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble, Boston, Massachusetts 

LISTEN TO MOVEMENT V

Letter from Sado

DURATION: 5-7mins FEATURES? Aleatory

GRADE: 2(2-3 years of playing) TEACHING MATERIALS? Yes!

2014 "Bandquest" series commission 
*Composing & home-made instrument options
*Intercurricular option: Literacy
Published by: American Composers Forum
  • Letter from Sado - excerpt
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  • Univ of Minnesota Wind Ensemble - Craig Kirchhoff conducting
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Realising Movt III, Belah Sun Woman

Photo cred. Ingrid Martin

In a time when, as a young educator, we are being expected to break a mold while following examples set by composers and educators who fit strongly into the mold we are trying to break, it is incredibly inspirational to have a composer and, frankly, a human like yourself to help show us the way. 

John Koenig, Middle School Band Director, Florida

Terpsichorean Dances

DURATION: 5-7mins FEATURES? Lagerphone

GRADE: 3(2+ years of playing) TEACHING MATERIALS? No

2nd place 1st Frank Ticheli Composition Contest (2006)
*Technical study on articulation
*Chamber music opportunities
Published by: Manhattan Beach Music, USA
Into the Sun

DURATION: 8mins FEATURES? Own-choice trio and role play

GRADE: 3(2+ years of playing) TEACHING MATERIALS? Yes!

*Independant playing & unique colours
*Intercurricular option: History 
Published by: Wallabac Music, Australia
  • Into the Sun - excerpt
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  • Commissioned by the Western Sydney Combined Public Schools Concert Band
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Catango 5

GRADE: 4 + Pro' Sax Quartet

TEACHING MATERIALS? Yes!

DURATION: 7mins FEATURES? Cat play :)

*Invite your students to play with the character of five pesky felines in this fun-filled piece. Create your own back alley cat-fight soundscape and wow the audience when all quartet members play Soprano Sax! 
Published by: Murphy Music Press, USA
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Peace Dancer

GRADE: 5 (4+ years of playing) TEACHING MATERIALS? Some

DURATION: 5mins FEATURES? Emotion

*A delicate, fragile work designed to express vulnerability. Inspired by the book of the same name by Canadian First Nations author Roy Henry Vickers.
Published by: Murphy Music Press, USA
Twist

GRADE: 5 (4+ years of playing) TEACHING MATERIALS? Some

DURATION: 14mins FEATURES? Bird calls

*Many solos for the go-get 'em wind band. Trumpet section cadenza, dance movements, iconic Aussie sounds, klezma-style. Feeling brave?
Published by: Brolga Music, Australia

LISTEN TO III: 'Discovery'

  Excerpt from Soulström

Soulström

GRADE: 5 (4+ years of playing) TEACHING MATERIALS? No

DURATION: 12mins FEATURES? Emotion

A serious work exploring the grief and anguish suffered by the composer after the loss of her Father.
Are you ready to be vulnerable?
Published by: Manhattan Beach Music, USA
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