Repertoire

A maverick of new wind music, Akropolis is committed to showcasing the vast possibilities of the reed quintet through our adventurous repertoire spanning over 400 years of musical history. Having premiered over 50 works for the unique combination of oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet, and bassoon, Akropolis is devoted to expanding the existing reed quintet repertoire with imaginative arrangements and the continued development of new works by emerging and established composers.
From the dozens of professional reed quintets actively performing around the world, to the hundreds of student ensembles forming at universities around the United States alone, we hope this collection of our ever-growing repertoire continues to help inspire reed quintet growth around the globe. In the collection below, you’ll find works Akropolis has commissioned and arranged, plus works commissioned or arranged by other artists from around the world we consider important contributions to the standard repertoire of the reed quintet.

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NameComposerCommissionGenreSheet Music AvailableRecording / Video
3 PreludesGeorge Gershwin20th Centuryhttps://goo.gl/5eVDoRhttps://goo.gl/w3A11g
A Blank PageLeonid KuzmenkoYesOriginals
A Frayed, Jute Whipping KnotJoshua MarquezYesOriginalshttps://goo.gl/zQRZ2P
A News CycleMatthew QuayleOriginals
AirJ.S. BachBaroquehttps://goo.gl/8eHqDS
Alchemical BirdsOctavio VazquezYesOriginals
An American in ParisGeorge Gershwin20th Centuryhttps://goo.gl/aGHgtNhttps://goo.gl/qapkg4
Arrival of the Queen of ShebaG.F. HandelBaroquehttps://goo.gl/W3iXPqhttps://goo.gl/U2NVY4
Augmentation and Drift Andrija KlaricYesOriginals
Autumn in New YorkElliott BarkYesOriginalshttps://goo.gl/Zmvon9
Birdus PetroleumBabur TongurYesOriginalshttps://goo.gl/XNTCJxhttps://goo.gl/GjEz6E
Bright Promise from the FirePaul SeitzYesOriginalshttps://goo.gl/aoq1Edhttps://goo.gl/RM7EFP
CandyboxCheil Meijering20th Century
Children's CornerClaude DebussyRomantic, Classicalhttps://goo.gl/aGHgtN
CircusmuziekTon ter DoestOriginalshttps://bit.ly/2OTmsZV
create.processMario GodoyYesOriginals
DelevarnuFlorie NamirYesOriginalshttps://apple.co/2R5wKI3
ElegyGregory WanamakerYesOriginalshttp://bit.ly/2P3MTfK
Enigma VariationsEdward Elgar20th Century
Er Quan Ying YueAh Bing20th Centuryhttps://goo.gl/aGHgtN
Fall & Rise in 3 PartsTheo ChandlerYesOriginals
Firing SquadNiloufar NourbakhshYesOriginals
ForgetEli SteinYesOriginals
Four Letter WordRobbie McCarthyOriginalshttps://apple.co/2R5wKI3
Fun Fun Fun FunAsaf PeresYesOriginalshttp://bit.ly/2xHyezVhttps://apple.co/2NLqreJ
GallimaufryRob DeemerYesOriginalshttps://apple.co/2IjHLBj
GeryoneïsJoshua HarrisYesOriginalshttp://bit.ly/2OSCDqk
High Speed ReedGarret SchumannYesOriginalshttps://apple.co/2NLqreJ
Hymns for Private UseNico MuhlyOriginals
Jesus is ComingJacob TVOriginalshttp://bit.ly/2xGB3l4http://bit.ly/2xVb7Bl
Kinderszenen Op.15Robert SchumannRomantic, Classicalhttp://bit.ly/2NNnCty
Kinds of LightMichael GilbertsonYesOriginals
La Création du MondeDarius Milhaud20th Century
La FoliaAntonio VivaldiBaroque
La PouleJean-Philppe RameauBaroquehttps://goo.gl/aGHgtN
Les Rappel Des OiseauxJean-Philppe RameauBaroquehttps://goo.gl/aGHgtN
Les Tombeau de CouperinMaurice RavelRomantic, Classicalhttps://goo.gl/aGHgtN
LibertangoAstor Piazzolla20th Century
Look For MeNico MuhlyOriginalshttp://bit.ly/2y0NgA2
Morse CodeJason TurbinYesOriginalshttp://bit.ly/2DFQPSuhttp://bit.ly/2Qgnxeu
Music of Foghorns & SeabirdsNatalie DraperYesOriginals
Nuclear Child GamesBabur TongurOriginalshttp://bit.ly/2OhKwIYhttps://apple.co/2NLqreJ
Nutcracker OverturePytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky20th Centuryhttps://goo.gl/aGHgtN
PinchedRyan BrownOriginalshttp://bit.ly/2NL2Bj7
PitchblendeDavid HeetderskYesOriginalshttp://bit.ly/2NMCEzzhttps://apple.co/2NLqreJ
Point BlankLogan RutledgeYesOriginalshttp://bit.ly/2zDTwQA
Polonaise in A-MajorJ.A. BartoszewskiYesOriginals
Prelude No. 1Garreth ChanYesOriginals
Prelude, Fugue, & RiffsLeonard Bernstein20th Century
Quintet for ReedsAndrew KohlerYesOriginals
ReedsFrederic RzewskiOriginals
RefractionDavid BiedenbenderYesOriginalshttp://bit.ly/2Ok5wP3https://apple.co/2IjHLBj
Rites for the AfterlifeStacy GarropYesOriginals
Romeo & JulietNino Rota20th Century
Song to the Moon from RusalkaAntonin DvorakRomantic, Classicalhttp://bit.ly/2R9Tt5I
Songs of Percival PeacockFranklin StoverOriginals
Sorrow and Celebration for Reed QuintetJohn SteinmetzYesOriginalshttp://bit.ly/2PeX7Kjhttps://apple.co/2IjHLBj
Sound Traveler Angel SoundJean-Christophe RosazYesOriginals
Special OpsCorey DundeeOriginalshttp://bit.ly/2QhDQaW
Spiegel im SpiegelArvo Part20th Century
SplinterMarc MellitsOriginalshttp://bit.ly/2N6IV44http://bit.ly/2xTN4nl
Street BeatEzra DonnerYesOriginalshttp://bit.ly/2Onl0Sx
Surfing Dancing FleasRobbie McCarthyOriginals
TBDJeff ScottYesOriginals
TBDSteven SnowdenYesOriginals
TBDJenni BrandonYesOriginals
TBDRochanne EtezadyYesOriginals
ThawBecky TurroYesOriginals
The AlcottsCharles IvesYes20th Century
The Electroic HouseBrandon CooneyYesOriginals
The Neo-Hip-Hot-Cool-Kiddies CommunityDuke Ellington20th Centuryhttps://goo.gl/aGHgtN
The Old Rusty Merry-Go-RoundJason TurbinYesOriginalshttp://bit.ly/2DGgURg
The Space Between UsGregory WanamakerYesOriginalshttp://bit.ly/2P3MTfKhttps://apple.co/2IjHLBj
The Sun RisingPatrick HolcombYesOriginals
The Woman Who Hatches EggsChiel MeijeringOriginalshttp://bit.ly/2Oq6LfIhttps://apple.co/2NLqreJ
Threepenny OperaKurt Weill20th Century
TimelapseMichael Nyman20th Century
Variations in the ReedsJohn LeszczynskiYesOriginals
Variations on Reverse EntropyRoger ZareYesOriginalshttp://bit.ly/2OZe1MAhttps://apple.co/2P05HMy
Variations, Op. 41Nikolai Kapustin20th Century
Medial SVladimir TosicYesOriginals
Warp & WeftPaul DooleyYesOriginalshttp://bit.ly/2zFYg8khttps://apple.co/2P05HMy
Whispers in the DarkEric LacyYesOriginals
Wind SkeinDai FujikuraOriginals
WoodburnNed McGowanOriginalshttp://bit.ly/2DIbWUd