Music of James Barnes

James Barnes

Dance Variants


“Dance Variants” op. 146 was a commission to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the Honolulu Wind Symphony (Hawaii). James Barnes wrote a composition that combines an overall A-B-A structure in variation form. The work opens with a short ...

170,00 €
Concert Band DIN A4 Höchststufe Listen Read
James Barnes

Symphonic Requiem


I. Prologue - The Hornet's Nest (Shiloh, April 1862) II. Marye's Heights (Fredericksburg, December 1862) III. Longstreet's Assault (The Third Day at Gettysburg, July 1863) IV. Apotheosis (Appomattox, ...

258,60 €
Concert Band US 9x12 (229x305mm) Höchststufe Listen Read
James Barnes



I wrote “Threnody” in memory of an old friend of mine, saxophonist Thomas Liley. We knew each other since high school. We were in university together and even played in the same dance band. He later played in the US Navy Band for four years. ...

80,00 €
Concert Band DIN A4 Oberstufe Listen Read
James Barnes

Bayerisches Osterfest


“Bayerisches Osterfest” (Bavarian Easter Festival) was commissioned by the Bishop Ireton High School Band, the band of a private Catholic school in Virginia, USA. The band’s conductor, Randall Eyles, is an old friend of mine. I first ...

140,00 €
Concert Band DIN A4 Ober-/Höchststufe Listen Read
James Barnes

Goldene Kameraden


“Goldene Kameraden” was commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Musikverlag RUNDEL. The title of the piece is a combination of the golden anniversary of the company and all my friends who work there – but it is also a humorous pun on one ...

65,00 €
Concert Band DIN A4 Mittel-/Oberstufe Listen Read
James Barnes

Alpine Holiday


Commissioned by the “Bernischer Kantonal-Musikverband“ (Berne County Band Music Association, Switzerland) as the required test piece for their 2014 wind band competition, Alpine Holiday is a large overture for wind orchestra. The work ...

170,00 €
Concert Band DIN A4 Höchststufe Listen Read
James Barnes

A Prayer for Higashi Nihon


Commissioned in 2011 by the Zushi High School in Kanagawa, Japan for their 90th year establishment commemoration. "It is very different in some ways: very sad at the beginning, then a little 'daylight' in the middle before the 'dark clouds' ...

95,00 €
Concert Band DIN A4 Mittelstufe Listen Read
James Barnes

Escenas de los Aztecas


The Aztecas created a very sophisticated civilization and economy in the area now known as Mexico City. Much like the Romans of an earlier time, the Aztecs were great mathematicians, enineers and soldiers. They built monumental structures, ...

237,60 €
Concert Band DIN A3 (Score) + DIN A4 (Parts) Ober-/Höchststufe Listen Read
James Barnes

Scarlet and Silver Jubilee


James Barnes created this new eight minute work to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Its sub-title “A Vegas style overture for band” tells us what the composer had in ...

143,70 €
Concert Band US 8.5x11 (216x279mm) Ober-/Höchststufe
James Barnes

Arioso, Op. 127


During more than thirty years of teaching at the university of Kansas, James Barnes has enjoyed working with many graduate students. One of the most exceptional of these was Naoya Takizawa, who came to KU from Tokyo, Japan in 1995. After a couple ...

69,00 €
Concert Band US 8.5x11 (216x279mm) Mittelstufe
339,10 €
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Peter I. Tschaikowsky / James Barnes

Tchaikovsky Suite


"Tchaikocsky Suite" by James Barnes is taken from Tchaikovsky's "Album for the Young", op. 39 for piano solo. Every effort has been made by the arranger to make this setting sound as much as possible like the orchestral music of ...

166,70 €
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George Gershwin / James Barnes

Porgy and Bess


"Porgy and Bess", the first american opera, premiered 1935. The music was written by George Gershwin, texts by Du Bose Heyward and lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Its characters speek the language of black Americans in a ghetto of the Southern States. ...

110,00 €
Concert Band US 9x12 (229x305mm) Ober-/Höchststufe Listen Read
James Barnes

Alvamar Overture


James Barnes dedicated "Alvamar Overture" to Robert Hollowell and the 1981 Wichita Public Schools Jr. High Honor Band. "Alvamar Overture" is a wonderful piece for bands playing at grade 6. The syncopated rhythm of the ...

110,00 €
Concert Band US 9x12 (229x305mm) Oberstufe Listen Read
Harold Arlen / James Barnes

The Wizard of Oz


"The Wizard of Oz" is a Hollywood fairytale from 1939 and is nowadays one of the great American movie classics. Dorothy, her dog Toto and their three companions - Tin Woodman, Cowardly Lion, and Scarecrow - follow the yellow street to the World of Oz. ...

102,00 €
Concert Band US 9x12 (229x305mm) Oberstufe Listen

James Barnes

Professor James Barnes, a member of both the History and Theory-Composition faculties at the University of Kansas, teaches orchestration, arranging and composition courses, and wind band history and repertoire courses. At KU, he served as an ...



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