Band/Wind Ensemble Music


The Lion of Panjshir (Symphony No. 2) (2002-04)
for optional narrator and symphonic band


In memory of Ahmad Shah Massoud and
dedicated to the people of Afghanistan

Instrumentation: picc-2-2-ehn-2; eflat cl-3-bcl-cbcl; 2-1-1; 3-4-3-euph-1; str bass; timp; perc; narrator (optional)

Duration: ca. 25'

World premiere:  2/11/2004, Peabody Wind Ensemble/Harlan Parker/Haron Amin, Friedberg Hall, Baltimore MD

I cannot imagine a more powerful mix of words, images, and music....a tremendous piece of work.” --author Sebastian Junger

SC002....full score, $40
Band parts available on rental - contact Verda Stelo Music


Concertino (1998-99)
for euphonium and concert band


Instrumentation: picc-2-2-2; eflat cl-3-bcl-cbcl; 2-1-1; 3-4-3-euph-1; str bass; timp; perc; solo euph

Duration: 13'

World premiere:  10/13/1999, Peabody Wind Ensemble/Harlan Parker/Karl Schultz, Friedberg Hall, Baltimore MD

SC004....full score + solo euphonium part, $35
Band parts available on rental - contact Verda Stelo Music


Spiritstatoj (1996)
for symphonic wind ensemble


Instrumentation: picc-2-2-2; eflat cl-3-bcl-cbcl; 2-1-1; 3-4-3-euph-1; timp; perc

Duration: 10 1/2'

World premiere:  4/17/1996, Peabody Wind Ensemble/Harlan Parker, Friedberg Hall, Baltimore MD

...an excellent composition for the small college band that has strong principal players. It could be placed anywhere on the program and Gaines' orchestration makes the composition a joy to hear and perform.” --Dr. Harlan Parker, Director, Peabody Wind Ensemble