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 and commissioned over 70 works for the unique combination of oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet, and bassoon, Akropolis is devoted to expanding the existing reed quintet repertoire through the continued germination of new works by emerging and established composers and the creation of imaginative arrangements.
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.
Piece TitleComposerArrangerGenreAkropolis CommissionSheet MusicAkropolis VideoAkropolis Recording
3 Preludes George Gershwin Ryan Reynolds 20th Century Akropolis Collection YouTube
A Blank Page Leonid Kuzmenko Original Work
A Frayed, Jute Whipping Knot Joshua Marquez Original Work YouTube
A News Cycle Matthew Quale 21st Century
Air J.S. Bach Ryan Reynolds Baroque Akropolis Collection
Alchemical Birds Octavio Vazquez Original Work bit.ly/3rQL496 iTunes
An American in Paris George Gershwin 20th Century goo.gl/aGHgtN YouTube
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba G.F. Handel Tim Gocklin Baroque Akropolis Collection YouTube
Augmentation and Drift Andrija Klaric Original Work
Autumn in New York Elliot Bark Original Work YouTube Video iTunes
Birdus Petroleum Babur Tongur Original Work Akropolis Collection
Bright Promise from the Fire Paul Seitz Original Work Akropolis Collection Soundcloud
Candybox Cheil Meijering Ryan Reynolds 20th Century
Children's Corner Claude Debussy Raaf Hekkema Romantic goo.gl/aGHgtN
Circusmuziek Ton ter Doest Original Work goo.gl/aGHgtN YouTube iTunes
create.process Mario Godoy Original Work Akropolis Collection YouTube
Delevarnu Florie Namir Original Work iTunes
Elegy Gregory Wanamaker 21st Century Link Text YouTube iTunes
Seed to Snag Theo Chandler Original Work Akropolis Collection YouTube Video Coming soon on Ghost Light!
Er Quan Ying Yue Ah Bing Oliver Boekhoorn 20th Century goo.gl/aGHgtN
Special Ops Corey Dundee Original Work bit.ly/2QhDQaW
Firing Squad Niloufar Nourbakhsh Original Work Akropolis Collection YouTube Coming soon on Ghost Light!
Forget Eli Stein Original Work
Four Letter Word Robbie McCarthy Original Work YouTube (Akropolis + BodyVox Dance) iTunes
Fun Fun Fun Fun Asaf Peres Original Work Akropolis Collection YouTube iTunes
Gallimaufry Rob Deemer Original Work bit.ly/2zzOtk0 YouTube iTunes
Geryoneïs Joshua Harris Original Work Akropolis Collection YouTube
High Speed Reed Garret Schumann Original Work YouTube iTunes
Hymns for Private Use Nico Muhly Original Work
Jesus is Coming Jacob TV Original Work YouTube iTunes
Kinderszenen, Op. 15 Robert Schumann Ryan Reynolds Romantic Akropolis Collection
Kinds of Light Michael Gilbertson Original Work YouTube Coming soon on Ghost Light!
La Création du Monde Darius Milaud Sam Suggs 20th Century
La Folia Antonio Vivaldi Raaf Hekkema Baroque bit.ly/3qQgQSt
La Poule Jean-Philippe Rameau Raaf Hekkema Baroque goo.gl/aGHgtN
La Rappel des Oiseaux Jean-Philippe Rameau Raaf Hekkema Baroque goo.gl/aGHgtN
Le Tombeau de Couperin Maurice Ravel Raaf Hekkema Romantic goo.gl/aGHgtN
Libertango Astor Piazzolla Christopher Rueda 20th Century bit.ly/2QabSDq Soundcloud
Look For Me Nico Muhly Original Work bit.ly/2y0NgA2
Morse Code Jason Turbin Original Work Akropolis Collection YouTube Video iTunes
Music of Foghorns & Seabirds Natalie Draper Original Work Akropolis Collection YouTube iTunes
Nouvelle Suite "La Triomphante" Jean-Philippe Rameau Raaf Hekkema Baroque goo.gl/aGHgtN YouTube
Nutcracker Overture Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky Raaf Hekkema 20th Century goo.gl/aGHgtN YouTube
Nuclear Child Games Babur Tongar Original Work Akropolis Collection YouTube iTunes
Pinched Ryan Brown Original Work bit.ly/2NL2Bj7
Pitchblende David Heetsersk Original Work Akropolis Collection YouTube iTunes
Point Blank Logan Rutledge Original Work Akropolis Collection YouTube Video
Polonaise in A major J.A. Bartoszewski Original Work
Prelude No. 1 Garreth Chan Original Work
Prelude, Fugue, & Riffs Leonard Bernstein John Romano 20th Century
Quintet for Reeds Andrew Kohler Original Work
Reeds Frederic Rzewski Original Work bit.ly/3rSAChv
Refraction David Biedenbender Original Work bit.ly/2Ok5wP3 YouTube Video iTunes
Rites of the Afterlife Stacy Garrop Original Work bit.ly/2NsLbsI YouTube Video Coming soon on Ghost Light!
Romeo & Juliet Nino Rota Ryan Reynolds 20th Century
Song to the Moon from Rusalka Antonin Dvorak Ryan Reynolds Romantic Akropolis Collection
Songs of Percival Peacock Franklin Stover Original Work
Sorrow and Celebration for Reed Quintet and Audience John Steinmetz Original Work bit.ly/3czGaXD YouTube Video iTunes
Sound Traveler Angel Sound Jean-Christophe Rosaz Original Work
Spiegel im Spiegel Arvo Part Ryan Reynolds 20th Century
Splinter Marc Mellits Original Work bit.ly/2N6IV44 YouTube Video
Street Beat Ezra Donner Original Work Akropolis Collection
Surfing Dancing Fleas Robbie McCarthy Original Work
Homage for Paradise Valley Jeff Scott Original Work YouTube Coming soon on Ghost Light!
Sprocket (reed quintet + percussion) Steven Snowden Original Work bit.ly/3vsvlzp YouTube Video
CANE (reed quintet + bassoon solo) Jenni Brandon Original Work bit.ly/2NsMcB2 YouTube
Storm Warning (concerto for reed quintet + wind ensemble) Rochanne Etezady Original Work YouTube Video
Thaw Becky Turro Original Work Akropolis Collection YouTube Video
The Alcotts Charles Ives Ryan Reynolds 20th Century
The Electroic House Brandon Cooney Original Work YouTube
The Neo-Hip-Hot-Cool-Kiddies Community Duke Ellington Raaf Hekkema Original Work goo.gl/aGHgtN
The Old Rusty Merry-Go-Round Jason Turbin Original Work Akropolis Collection YouTube
The Space Between Us Gregory Wanamaker Original Work bit.ly/3eKJulE YouTube iTunes
The Sun Rising Patrick Holcomb Original Work Akropolis Collection YouTube
The Woman Who Hatches Eggs Chiel Meijering Original Work bit.ly/2Oq6LfI iTunes
Threepenny Opera Kurt Weill Raaf Hekkema 20th Century
Time Lapse Michael Nyman Ryan Reynolds 20th Century
Variations in the Reeds John Leszczynski Original Work YouTube
Variations on "America" Charles Ives Ryan Reynolds 20th Century Akropolis Collection YouTube Video
Variations on Reverse Entropy Roder Zare Original Work Akropolis Collection YouTube iTunes
Variations, Op. 41 Nikolai Kapustin Cornelia Sommer 20th Century
Medial S Vladimir Tosic Original Work
Warp & Weft Paul Dooley Original Work bit.ly/2zFYg8k YouTube iTunes
Whispers in the Dark Eric Lacy Original Work
Wind Skein Dai Fujikura Original Work bit.ly/3qOv9a1
Woodburn Ned McGowan Original Work bit.ly/2DIbWUd
Are We Dreaming The Same Dream (reed quintet + piano + drums) Pascal Le Boeuf Original Work
Three Pieces for Reed Quintet Maxwell Gong Original Work YouTube
Rainfall Peter Wu Original Work YouTube
Breaking News! Greg Boatman Original Work YouTube
Just a Period of Cruise Michael Sears Original Work YouTube
Sunrise Sunset Aaron Cuklow Original Work YouTube
Highs Aisha Marbury Original Work YouTube
Ghostly Chelsea Flournoy Original Work YouTube
Fighting Love Khyri Flounory Original Work YouTube
Sea of Reeds Max Halperin Original Work YouTube
minims: 1/60th of a fluid drachm Tyler Hoffman Original Work YouTube
That is My Sin Kaitlin Freund Original Work YouTube
A Stroke of Midnight Benjamin Davan Original Work YouTube
Sky Antonio Gentile Original Work YouTube
Marsh Creek Lake State Park Malaika Paralkar Original Work Youtube
Distanced Thoughts J.A. Devor Original Work YouTube
Misery & Mistakes Ashley Sled Original Work YouTube
Calm Before The Storm Kailah Arnold Original Work YouTube
Soulfunk 313 (concerto for reed quintet + high school band) Peter Terry Original Work YouTube
Why Fest Benjamin West Original Work YouTube
Red Eye Thomas Palmer Original Work bit.ly/3vwGGP1 YouTube
In Contrary Winds Oswald Huynh Original Work YouTube
Perfect Authentic (reed quintet + YAK) Zac Bru Original Work YouTube
The Forgotten Temple Kurton Harrison Original Work Youtube
Fallen Kurton Harrison Original Work YouTube
Emotional Rollercoaster Kailah Arnold Original Work YouTube
Woodwind Trio #1 Joshua Knox Original Work YouTube
K.Y.D Anthony Hamilton Original Work YouTube
Empathy Aisha Marbury Original Work YouTube
Puddle Katherine Pukinskis Original Work