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David GillinghamDavid Gillingham earned Bachelor and Master Degrees in Instrumental Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and the PhD in Music Theory/Composition from Michigan State University. Dr. Gillingham has an international reputation for the works he has written for band and percussion. Many of these works are now considered standards in the repertoire. His commissioning schedule dates well into the first decade of the 21st century. His numerous awards include the 1981 DeMoulin Award for Concerto for Bass Trombone and Wind Ensemble and the 1990 International Barlow Competition (Brigham Young University) for Heroes, Lost and Fallen. Dr. Gillingham's works have been recorded by Klavier, Sony and Summit and Centaur. His works are regularly performed by nationally recognized ensembles including the Prague Radio Orchestra, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble, The University of Georgia Bands, North Texas University Wind Ensemble, Michigan State University Wind Ensemble, Oklahoma State Wind Ensemble, University of Oklahoma Wind Ensemble, Florida State Wind Ensemble, University of Florida (Miami) Wind Ensemble, University of Illinois Symphonic Band, Illinois State Wind Symphony, University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble, Indiana University Wind Ensemble and the University of Wisconsin Wind Ensemble. Also, nationally known artists, Fred Mills (Canadian Brass), Randall Hawes (Detroit Symphony) and Charles Vernon (Chicago Symphony Orchestra) have performed works by Dr. Gillingham. Over sixty of his works for band, choir, percussion, chamber ensembles, and solo instruments are published by C. Alan, Hal Leonard, Southern Music, Music for Percussion, Carl Fischer, MMB, T.U.B.A, I.T.A., and Dorn. Dr. Gillingham is a Professor of Music at Central Michigan University and the recipient of an Excellence in Teaching Award (1990), a Summer Fellowship (1991 a Research Professorship (1995), and the recently, the President?s Research Investment Fund grant for his co-authorship of a proposal to establish an International Center for New Music at Central Michigan University. He is a member of ASCAP and has been receiving the ASCAP Standard Award for Composers of Concert Music since 1996.

Website: www.GillinghamMusic.com/



American Counterpoint (flute, clarinet, saxophone)
Baker's Dozen, A (horn, piano)
Blue Lake Fantasies (solo unaccompanied euphonium)
Concertino for Four Percussion (percussion quartet, piano)
Concerto for Euphonium (euphonium, piano)
Concerto for Horn (horn, piano)
Concerto No. 2 for Marimba (marimba, piano)
Double Image (2 saxophonists, piano)
Echoes (brass, percussion ensemble)
Fanfare Ecalant (3 trumpets, organ)
Five Fantasies of Natural Origin (flute, marimba)
Jabberwocky (tuba, piano)
Miniature Set (string trio)
Miniature Set II (string trio)
Motions (euphonium, string quartet)
Quintessence II (brass quintet, percussion, piano)
Ruffle & Flourish (brass, percussioon ensemble)
Seven Bagatelles (saxophone quartet) New!
Sonata No. 1 for Cello (cello, piano)
Sonata No. 1 for Trumpet (trumpet, piano)
Spiritual Dances (oboe, marimba quartet)
SuperCell (alto saxophone, percussion ensemble)
Tourbillon (violin, trumpet, piano)
Treasured Moment (cello, piano)
Walk in Dow Gardens, A (piano 4-hands)
When Speaks the Signal-Trumpet Tone (trumpet, piano)

Be Thou My Vision (SATB choir, flute, & piano)
Forward Through the Ages (cantata)
From This Time Forth (choir/orchestra)
Heritage of Faith (choir/concert band)
Lifesongs (choir/concert band)
Parting Blessing, A (choir/concert band)
Return to Innocence (choir/percussion ensemble)
Song of Bacchus (a capella choir)

Concert Band
Abiquiu (Grade 5)

All Hail the Power
And Can It Be?
Angels of the Apocalypse (Gr. 6)
At Morning's First Light
AuSable River Festival
Be Thou My Vision
Beautiful Dreamer (Grade 3)
Bells of Freedom
Beneath the Sacred Light (Grade 2)
Beside Still Waters (Grade 4)
Bright Gleams a Beacon (Grade 4) New!
Cantus Laetus
Century Variants (Grade IV)
Concertino for Four Percussion and Wind Ensemble (Grade 5)
Concerto for Euphonium, Winds, & Percussion
(Grade 5)
Concerto for Horn and Symphonic Band (Grade 5)
Concerto for Piano, Percussion, & Winds
Concerto for Woodwind Quintet and Wind Ensemble
Concerto No. 2 for Marimba and Chamber Ensemble
Concerto No. 2 for Marimba and Wind Ensemble
Council Oak
Crescent Still Abides, A
Crest of Honor
Double F Fanfare
Double Image (two solo saxophone and wind ensemble)
Double Star (solo clarinet/piano and wind ensemble)
Drums of Rwanda (Grade 3) New!
Echo Never Fades, The
Foster's America
Galactic Empires
Gate to Heaven: Concerto No. 1 for Marimba and Wind Ensemble
Glorified (Grade 4)
Heritage of Faith (concert band/choir)
Homage (Grade 5)
Internal Combustion
Intrada Jubilante
Keep Silence
Kentucky Home (Grade 4.5)
Lamb of God
Lifesongs (concert band/choir)
Light of My Soul
Light Unto the Darkness, A
Lucid Dreams
(Grade 4)
Mansions of Glory

New Century Dawn
Nights in Tobago (Grade 5)
No Shadow of Turning
Northern Light
Parting Blessing, A (concert band/choir)
Prophecy of the Earth (concert band/organ)
Proud and Immortal
Quintessence II (solo brass quintet, solo percussion, wind ensemble)
Radiant Moonbeams
Sails of Time
Serenade for Winds and Percussion: Songs of the Night
Silver Accolade
Song Shall Never End, The (Grade 4) New!
Subsaharan Rhythm
Symphonic Proclamation
Symphony No. 2 for Wind Ensemble
Time's Uncertain Wing (Grade 3)
Under the Magical Wing
Vintage (solo euphonium feature)
Waking Angels
When Speaks the Signal-Trumpet Tone (solo trumpet/wind ensemble)
With Heart and Voice

Concertino for Four Percussion and Orchestra
Concerto No. 2 for Marimba and Orchestra
Concerto for Viola, Cello and Orchestra
Forward Motion (full orchestra)
From This Time Forth (choir/orchestra)
Gate to Heaven (solo marimba and string orchestra)
Interplay for Piano Four-Hands and Orchestra
Point of Reckoning (string orchestra)

Angels of the Apocalypse (percussion ensemble 8)
Concertino for Four Percussion
(4 solo percussion, piano)
Concerto No. 2 for Marimba (marimba, piano)
Concerto for Marimba and Percussion Orchestra (solo marimba w/ percussion ensemble 11 + piano)
Concerto for Percussion Ensemble (percussion ensemble 13 w/ piano)
Concerto for Piano and Percussion Orchestra (solo piano w/ percussion ensemble 13)
Dance of Redemption (solo marimba)
Gate to Heaven: Journey of the Soul (solo marimba w/ percussion ensemble 8 or piano)
Liturgical Music (percussion ensemble 13)
Normandy Beach - 1944 (percussion ensemble 6)
Paschal Dances (percussion ensemble 12)
Return to Innocence (percussion ensemble w/ choir)
Sacred Marimbist (Volume 1), The (collection of hymn arrangements for 5-octave marimba)
Sacrificial Rite (percussion quintet)
Stained Glass (percussion ensemble 11)
SuperCell (solo alto saxophone w/ percussion ensemble)

Unity (marimba quartet)
Whirlwind (percussion ensemble 8)




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