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Donald Erb

Biographical Information:



Rome Prize (1992)

American Academy of Arts and Letters Music Prize (1985)

Guggenheim Fellowship (1965)


Compositions for Winds:

Celebration Fanfare (1990) for brass, percussion, organ

Bulgarian Bop (1990) for trombone, jazz band

Symphony for Winds (1989) for high school or college wind ensemble or band

A Book of Fanfares (1987) for brass quintet

Adieu (1984) for 6 clarinets, 2 percussion

The Last Quintet (1982) for woodwind quintet

The St. Valentines Day Brass Quintet (1981) for brass quintet

Cenotaph (1979) for symphonic band (link requires login or paid access)

Mirage (1977) for flute, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, keyboards and percussion

Spatial Fanfare for Brass and Percussion (1976)

The Purple-Roofed Ethical Suicide Parlor (1972) for wind ensemble and electronic tape (No recording, but scores available at many Worldcat libraries)

…And Then, Toward the End… (1971) for Trombone and 4-track Pre-recorded Trombones (link requires login or paid access)

Fanfare (1971) for 3 trumpets, 2 horns, 2 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion

Three pieces (1968) for brass quintet and piano (link requires login or paid access)

Andante (1966) for piccolo, flute, and alto flute

Concert Piece 1 (1966) for alto saxophone and stage band

Stargazing (1966) for band and electronic tape (link requires login or paid access)

Reticulation (1965) for band

Space Music (1963) for band

Hexagon (1963) for flute, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, cello and piano

Compendium (1962) for band

Conversations (1962) for 2 flutes

Quartet (1961) for flute, oboe, alto saxophone and string bass

Sonneries (1960) for brass choir (link requires login or paid access)

Music for Brass Choir (1960)