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Witch's Brew by John Winkelman 

performed by the

Hillcrest Wind Ensemble

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Music for Wind Ensemble

My main objective in writing for wind ensemble is to go back to its roots in the Frederick Fennel version of what a wind ensemble should be; one to a part with flutes and clarinets doubled, but also a more complete clarinet sound employing the use of Eb clarinet and alto clarinet. 

Instrumentation is generally as follows, but if your are interested in a piece I can customize it for your group.

Piccolo, Flute 1 and 2, Oboe 1 and 2, Bassoon 1 and 2, Eb Clarinet, Bb Clarinet 1,2,3, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone 1 and 2, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet 1,2,3 (or Cornet 1,2,3 and Cornet 1 and 2) French Horn 1,2,3,4, Trombone 1,2,3, Euphonium (some divis) Tuba, (some divisi), timpani and percussion

Original Compositions

Alaskan Rhapsody


Witch's Brew - Item # 10669862

Country Song

Reflections of a March

The Last Unicorn

On the Prairie
Prometheus the Fire-bringer
Suite for Clarinet - The Rogue's Life
   1. Rogue's Life - Item # 10715402
   2. Love Duet - Item # 10738580
   3. Life Goes On - Item # 10738587
In Flanders Field
Christmas Notebook

Arrangements and transcriptions

Danse Macabre - Saint Saens

Dance of the Tumblers - Rimsky-Korsakov

I Know a Valley So Beautiful
Ich kenn' ein Tal - Fettig  (with optional cowbells) - Item # 10756202

Gnomus from Pictures at an Exhibition

Samuel Goldenberg and Schmule from Pictures at an Exhibition

A Song of India - Rimsky-Korsakov - Item # 10715178
Carnival of Venice - variations for band
Es ist ein Ros Entsprungen (Lo. How a Rose)
Battle Hymn of the Republic - Item # 10673936
Humming Chorus from Madame Butterfly
Processional March Montezuma
Fantasia on Christmas Carols (Vaughn Williams) - Item # 1066864

Danse Macabre  Saint Saens  arranged by John Winkelman 

performed by the

Hillcrest Wind Ensemble

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Ich kenn' ein Tal - Fettig

arranged by John Winkelman

performed by the

Hillcrest Wind Ensemble

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