Recommended Listening for Each Instrument

  • Here is a list of pieces that you should listen to.  Listening to music is part of becoming an excellent musician. If you have iTunes, you can search for all of this music.  Have fun and let me know what you think!



    Peter and the Wolf (Bird)

    Bach Flute Sonatas

    Stars and Stripes Forever (Piccolo solo toward the end)

    Any recording by James Galway, Jean Pierre Rampal, Carol Wincenc, Hubert Laws (Jazz)



    Peter and the Wolf (Cat)

    Mozart Clarinet Concerto (Any of them)

    Dixieland Recordings

    Any Recordings by Richard Stolzman, Ricardo Morales, Anthony McGill, Stanley Drucker, Benny Goodman (Jazz), Artie Shaw (Jazz)


    "Old Castle" from Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky

    Concerto by Glazunov

    Sonata by Creston

    Now's the Time by Charlie Parker

    Any Recording by Claude DeLangle, Marcel Mule, Timothy McAllister, Marshall Taylor, Charlie Parker (Jazz), John Coltrane (Jazz), Sonny Rollins (Jazz), Gerry Mulligan (Jazz), Chris Potter, (Jazz)


    Haydn Trumpet Concerto

    Hummel Trumpet Concerto

    Dvorak - New World Symphony - Last Movement

    Copland - Fanfare for a Common Man

    Any recording by Wynton Marsalis (Jazz/Classical), Miles Davis (Jazz), Phil Smith (Classical) Maynard Ferguson (Jazz/Fusion), Empire Brass, Canadian Brass, Tower of Power (Funk)

    French Horn

    Peter and the Wolf (Wolf!)

    Mozart Horn Concerti

    Richard Strauss Horn Concerti

    Mahler Third Symphony (Opening)

    Richard Strauss - Till Eulenspiegel

    Any recording by Barry Tuckwell, Dennis Brain, Dale Clevenger, Eric Ruske, Empire Brass, Canadian Brass


    Stars and Stripes Forever

    Bruckner 8th Symphony Last Movement

    Holst - The Planets - Mars

    Any recording by Joe Alessi, Nitzan Haroz, Blair Bollinger (Bass Trombone), Empire Brass, Canadian Brass, JJ Johnson (Jazz), Bill Watrous (Jazz), Frank Rosolino (Jazz)