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You are invited to visit the composer's website at gregsanders.com.
Sanders’s latest work for band, Elegy: Jesus Wept, was selected for inclusion in the second edition of Best Music For Young Bands by Thomas Dvorak, published by Manhattan Beach Music. In it, Dvorak calls Sanders’s music “masterful writing” and “a very beautiful and attainable work for young bands.” This work was also selected by BandWorld Magazine as one of the Top 100 new works for band. His music continues to receive numerous performances and is included on several state music education associations “Required List.” of which he is very proud, as they are used in educating future generations of musicians.
Alarm: The Call to Duty (in Memory or the Heroes of 9/11) for Orchestra, was introduced November 12, 2008, by the Kingsville (TX) Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Yutaka Kono. Voices of the Wind for Percussion and Audio, was first heard in a performance by Marc Wooldridge, at the Iowa Composers Conference and the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers, Northwest College, Orange City, IA.
Elegy: Jesus Wept for Symphonic Band, was recently performed by the West Texas A&M University Director’s Band led by Gary Garner. The McAllen (TX) Symphonic Band directed by David Isadore presented Prairie Wind for Symphonic Band, while the symphonic band piece Coventry Variant was performed by the North Idaho College Symphonic Winds conducted by Terry Jones. Blake Songs for Soprano and Clarinet has been performed by the Duo Phoenix of Belgium, soprano Francoise Vanhecke and clarinetist Stephan Vermeersch, with additional performances of the work by clarinetist Daniel Schroder of Amsterdam.
The Lord’s Prayer, SSATB and piano with optional instrumental accompaniment.