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 Century
A Blank PageLeonid KuzmenkoYesOriginals
A Frayed, Jute Whipping KnotJoshua MarquezYesOriginals
A News CycleMatthew QuayleOriginals
AirJ.S. BachBaroque
Alchemical BirdsOctavio VazquezYesOriginals
An American in ParisGeorge Gershwin20th Century
Arrival of the Queen of ShebaG.F. HandelBaroque
Augmentation and Drift Andrija KlaricYesOriginals
Autumn in New YorkElliott BarkYesOriginals
Birdus PetroleumBabur TongurYesOriginals
Bright Promise from the FirePaul SeitzYesOriginals
CandyboxCheil Meijering20th Century
Children's CornerClaude DebussyRomantic, Classical
CircusmuziekTon ter DoestOriginals
create.processMario GodoyYesOriginals
DelevarnuFlorie NamirYesOriginals
ElegyGregory WanamakerYesOriginals
Enigma VariationsEdward Elgar20th Century
Er Quan Ying YueAh Bing20th Century
Fall & Rise in 3 PartsTheo ChandlerYesOriginals
Firing SquadNiloufar NourbakhshYesOriginals
ForgetEli SteinYesOriginals
Four Letter WordRobbie McCarthyOriginals
Fun Fun Fun FunAsaf PeresYesOriginals
GallimaufryRob DeemerYesOriginals
GeryoneïsJoshua HarrisYesOriginals
High Speed ReedGarret SchumannYesOriginals
Hymns for Private UseNico MuhlyOriginals
Jesus is ComingJacob TVOriginals
Kinderszenen Op.15Robert SchumannRomantic, Classical
Kinds of LightMichael GilbertsonYesOriginals
La Création du MondeDarius Milhaud20th Century
La FoliaAntonio VivaldiBaroque
La PouleJean-Philppe RameauBaroque
Les Rappel Des OiseauxJean-Philppe RameauBaroque
Les Tombeau de CouperinMaurice RavelRomantic, Classical
LibertangoAstor Piazzolla20th Century
Look For MeNico MuhlyOriginals
Morse CodeJason TurbinYesOriginals
Music of Foghorns & SeabirdsNatalie DraperYesOriginals
Nuclear Child GamesBabur TongurOriginals
Nutcracker OverturePytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky20th Century
PinchedRyan BrownOriginals
PitchblendeDavid HeetderskYesOriginals
Point BlankLogan RutledgeYesOriginals
Polonaise in A-MajorJ.A. BartoszewskiYesOriginals
Prelude No. 1Garreth ChanYesOriginals
Prelude, Fugue, & RiffsLeonard Bernstein20th Century
Quintet for ReedsAndrew KohlerYesOriginals
ReedsFrederic RzewskiOriginals
RefractionDavid BiedenbenderYesOriginals
Rites for the AfterlifeStacy GarropYesOriginals
Romeo & JulietNino Rota20th Century
Song to the Moon from RusalkaAntonin DvorakRomantic, Classical
The Song of Percival PeacockFranklin StoverOriginals
Sorrow and Celebration for Reed QuintetJohn SteinmetzYesOriginals
Sound Traveler Angel SoundJean-Christophe RosazYesOriginals
Special OpsCorey DundeeOriginals
Spiegel im SpiegelArvo Part20th Century
SplinterMarc MellitsOriginals
Street BeatEzra DonnerYesOriginals
Surfing Dancing FleasRobbie McCarthyOriginals
Homage to Paradise Valley Jeff ScottYesOriginals
SprocketSteven SnowdenYesOriginals
CANEJenni BrandonYesOriginals
TBDRochanne EtezadyYesOriginals
ThawBecky TurroYesOriginals
The AlcottsCharles IvesYes20th Century
The Electroic HouseBrandon CooneyYesOriginals
The Neo-Hip-Hot-Cool-Kiddies CommunityDuke Ellington20th Century
The Old Rusty Merry-Go-RoundJason TurbinYesOriginals
The Space Between UsGregory WanamakerYesOriginals
The Sun RisingPatrick HolcombYesOriginals
The Woman Who Hatches EggsChiel MeijeringOriginals
Threepenny OperaKurt Weill20th Century
TimelapseMichael Nyman20th Century
Variations in the ReedsJohn LeszczynskiYesOriginals
Variations on Reverse EntropyRoger ZareYesOriginals
Variations, Op. 41Nikolai Kapustin20th Century
Medial SVladimir TosicYesOriginals
Warp & WeftPaul DooleyYesOriginals
Whispers in the DarkEric LacyYesOriginals
Wind SkeinDai FujikuraOriginals
WoodburnNed McGowanOriginals