Music by Daniel Dorff

BAND & WIND ENSEMBLE

Allegro Volante for Xylophone and Band (5')

- COMPOSED as Mvt. 3 from Concerto for Solo Percussion and Orchestra, this movement works separately as a xylophone showpiece.
- PREMIERE of band version by Harvey Price and the University of Delaware Wind Ensemble, conducted by Robert Streckfuss, May 1997.
- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company (115-40196).
- ALSO AVAILABLE for Xylophone with Piano or with Orchestra.
- PROGRAM NOTES
John Beck's great review in Percussive Notes.

 

Ardmore Avenue Circus March for Intermediate Band (2')

- COMPOSED IN RESIDENCE at Ardmore Avenue Elementary School, Lansdowne, PA.

 

Beethoven's Blues for Elementary Band (2')

- COMMISSIONED by the Aldan School, Aldan, PA.
- Variable length introduction to improvisation.

 

Benjamin Franklin Bridge for Intermediate Band (4') 

- COMMISSIONED by the school districts of Lansdowne, PA and Audubon, NJ.

 

Concertino Molto Grosso for 12 Soloists and Wind Ensemble (16')  

- PREMIERED and RECORDED by the Cornell University Wind Ensemble, Marice Stith conductor, on Silver Crest Records, CUWE 20.

 

Conga Time in Aldan for Elementary Band (1' )  

- COMMISSIONED for the Aldan School & Ardmore Avenue Elementary School combined bands, Stuard Young conductor, May 1995.

 

Flash! for Piccolo and Band (6')  
- COMMISSION and PREMIERE of band version: Walfrid Kujala,  2010 NFA annual convention; Mitch Fennell conducting the California State - Northridge Wind Ensemble.
- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company (115-40204).
- ALSO AVAILABLE for Piccolo and Piano; see Flute page.
- REVIEW: "Daniel Dorff's "Flash!" is a jazzy American-sounding piece with shades of Gershwin to my ears. It's a lot of fun to listen to and I imagine to play, and was at the time of the release of this CD being arranged for piccolo and wind orchestra."      
          -online review of Gudrun Hinze's CD, by Rosamund Plummer, www.flutefocus.com 

- ALSO HIGHLIGHTED in the Flute Talk "Let's Talk Picc!" article by Cynthia Ellis.
- PROGRAM NOTES
- AUDIO EXCERPTS from Linda Toote's performance with the Boston University Wind Ensemble, David Martins conducting

          Recap of main theme, into Coda (mp3)
          From the middle section (mp3)

 

                                                 
Walfrid Kujala and Daniel Dorff 
following the world premiere
of the band version


Walfrid Kujala performing Flash!
Northwestern University Wind Ensemble,
conducted by Mallory Thompson,
February 3, 2012.

Symphony of Delusions for Wind Ensemble (18')
- PREMIERED by the University of Pennsylvania Wind Ensemble, Claude White conducting, April 14, 1982. 
- PERFORMANCES include Eastman Wind Ensemble and Goldman Band.
- PUBLISHED on rental from Theodore Presser Company.

- New York Times feature article on the symphony
 
last updated 10/29/16
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