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.
|Piece Name||Composer||Arranger||Genre||Commission||Purchase Sheet Music||YouTube Video||Recording|
|Variations, Op. 41||Nikolai Kapustin||20th Century|
|Variations on Reverse Entropy||Roder Zare||Original Work||✔||Akropolis Collection||iTunes|
|Variations on "America"||Charles Ives||Ryan Reynolds||20th Century||Akropolis Collection||YouTube Video|
|Variations in the Reeds||John Leszczynski||Original Work||✔|
|Time Lapse||Michael Nyman||20th Century|
|Threepenny Opera||Kurt Weill||20th Century|
|The Woman Who Hatches Eggs||Chiel Meijering||Original Work||bit.ly/2Oq6LfI||iTunes|
|The Sun Rising||Patrick Holcomb||Original Work|
|The Space Between Us||Gregory Wanamaker||Original Work||✔||iTunes|
|The Old Rusty Merry-Go-Round||Jason Turbin||Original Work||✔||Akropolis Collection|