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The cover of Love and Nature, featuring the text "Gala Flagello, Love & Nature, Wind Band" over a blue sky surrounded by yellow flowers around the edge of the image

Love & Nature

Kim Fleming and the University of Illinois lead the wind band consortium for my new work, Love & NatureThis 10-minute, Grade 4-5 piece will explore how love prevails through cosmic lore, social movements, and mercurial mythos. Each of the work's three movements will connect a different instrumental soundworld to the concepts of earth, water, and air, depicting a blossoming of kindness and hope for the future of our planet. 

Consortium Details

Instrumentation: Full wind band, approximately as follows: piccolo, flute (2 parts), oboe (2 parts), clarinet (3 parts), bass clarinet, bassoon (2 parts), alto saxophone (with opt. soprano saxophone), tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, horn (2-4 parts), trumpet (3 parts), trombone (3 parts), euphonium, tuba, piano, percussion (timpani & 4-5 players)

Difficulty: Grade 4-5

Duration: 10 minutes, split into three movements

Delivery: June 1, 2024 (PDF score and parts). The Hindsley Symphonic Band (University of Illinois) will premiere the work in Fall 2024 and all consortium members will receive a one-year exclusivity period.

Consortium Participation: $300 buy-in due by May 1, 2024

  • You will be contacted by Ashley Killam, who will issue a contract and invoice. Payment will be made directly to Gala Flagello either by mailing a check or via Paypal. 

Consortium Members

As of May 14, 2024

Appalachian State University, Jason Gardner and John Stanley Ross

Arkansas State University, Nick Balla

Augustana College (IL), James M. Lambrecht

Baylor University, Isaiah Odajima

Brooklyn Wind Symphony, Jeff W. Ball

Butler University, Trae Blanco

Dartmouth College, Brian Messier

Eastern Michigan University, Mary Schneider and Nick Smith

Elon University, Jonathan Poquette and Herb Payung

Florida State University, Rodney Dorsey

Formation Wind Band, Anne Kreider-Hughes & Erin Keeton-Howard

Governor Mifflin High School, Andrew Cusano

Indiana State University, Eric Scott

Ithaca College, Daniel Cook

Keene State College, John T. Hart Jr.

Kennesaw State University, David Kehler

Kentucky Wesleyan College, Patrick Stuckemeyer

Michigan State University, Kevin Sedatole and David Thornton

Montana State University, Nathan Stark

Montclair State University, Thomas McCauley

Morehead State University, DuWayne C. Dale
Northwestern University, Mallory Thompson

Oakland University, Gregory Cunningham and Pam Klena

Oregon State University, Erik Leung

Piedmont Wind Symphony, Mark Norman

Rowan University, Joe Higgins

Southeastern Louisiana University, Robert Schwartz

SUNY New Paltz, Adam Fontana

SUNY Potsdam, Brian Doyle

Temple University, Trish Cornett

The College of New Jersey, Eric LaPrade

The United States Air Force Band

The United States Coast Guard Band, CDR Adam Williamson

University of Alabama in Huntsville, Jack Hontz

University of Central Missouri, Corey Seapy

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Kimberly Fleming (Consortium Lead)

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Brian Kaufman

University of Michigan, Jason Fettig and Courtney Snyder

University of Mississippi, Tim Oliver

University of Missouri, Brian A. Silvey, Amy M. Knopps, and Christian M. Noon

University of Missouri Kansas City, Steve Davis and Joe Parisi

University of Missouri-St. Louis, David Wacyk

University of North Carolina Greensboro, Jon Caldwell

University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Mark Norman

University of North Carolina Wilmington, Dominic Talanca

University of North Texas, Amy Woody

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Jerianne Larson

University of Virginia, Elliott Tackitt

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, John R. Stewart

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Thomas Gamboa

Vienna Community Band, Christian Folk

Virginia Tech, Derek Shapiro

Wake Forest University, Timothy Heath and Natalie Smith

Youth Performing Arts School, Kevin Callihan

Tom and Denise Hedlund

Explore Gala's works for band:

Bravado (arr. 2023) for wind band, performed by "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, cond. Lt. Col. Jason Fettig

The Bird-While (2022) for solo flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and symphonic winds, performed by Hub New Music and the University of Michigan Symphony Band, cond. Michael Haithcock

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