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|
|Splinter||Marc Mellits||Original Work||bit.ly/2N6IV44||YouTube Video|
|Spiegel im Spiegel||Arvo Part||20th Century|
|Sound Traveler Angel Sound||Jean-Christophe Rosaz||Original Work||✔|
|Songs of Percival Peacock||Franklin Stover||Original Work|
|Romeo & Juliet||Nino Rota||20th Century|
|Rites of the Afterlife||Stacy Garrop||Original Work||✔||YouTube Video|
|Refraction||David Biedenbender||Original Work||✔||bit.ly/2Ok5wP3||YouTube Video||iTunes|
|Reeds||Frederic Rzewski||Original Work|
|Quintet for Reeds||Andrew Kohler||Original Work||✔|
|Prelude, Fugue, & Riffs||Leonard Bernstein||20th Century|