Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh

"A fine young Pittsburgh wind ensemble."

since 2003


Our large selection of classical music includes works by well-known composers, such as quintets by Beethoven and Holst, quartets by Rossini and Mozart, and trios by Bach and Ibert.

More well-known works, such as Beethoven's "Ode to Joy", songs by Stephen Foster, and traditional holiday favorites are included in our music collection.

Example concert programs

Great works for wind quintet

Mozart: Overture to the Magic Flute
Farkas: Ancient Dances from the 17th Century
Danzi: Quintet in D minor, Op. 68
Nielsen: Quintet

Contemporary masterpieces

Ligeti: Sechs Bagatellen
Rota: Petit Offrande Musicale
Muczynski: Quintet for Winds
Arnold: Three Shanties
Ewazen: Roaring Fork

Wind quintet gems

Stein: Sour Suite
Fernstrom: Quintet for wind instruments
Damase: Dix-Sept Variations

Aeolian Harmoniemusik

Dvorak: Czech Suite (arr. Sheen)
Strauss: Suite in Bb

These programs are representative of the variety and depth of our music. Please consult us for this season's offerings.

Piano and Winds

Poulenc: Sextour
Thuille: Sextet in Bb Major

Popular selections for weddings

Barnby: Oh Perfect Love
Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach: Sheep Safely Graze
Bach: Sleepers Awake
Clark: Trumpet Voluntary
Curtis: Klezmer Wedding Music
Grieg: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
Handel: Allegro Maestoso from Water Music
Pachelbel: Canon in D
Purcell: Suite from Abledazer
Mendelssohn: Wedding March
Wagner: Bridal Chorus

Music for special events

Beethoven: Ode to Joy
Bach: Fugue in G minor
Purcell: Suite from Abdelazer
Traditional: Christmas carols

Educational programs

Tchaikovsky: Overture to the Nutcracker
Falcone: The Bassoonist of Hamelin
Ravel: The Conversation of Beauty and the Beast
Ligeti: Bagatelle
Gounod: Funeral March of a Marionette
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf