Dwight Banks, Composer/Trumpet

When Words Fail…Music Speaks

Compositions

Igor Stravinsky

“The more art is controlled, limited, worked over, the more it is free.”

 

 

Use the menu on the left to listen to Dwight’s compositions and download sample scores.

Piano Suite, 1998 (7 min)

Composite Sketches, for Oboe and Bassoon, 1993 (10 min) Premiered at California State University, Northridge, 1993

Interactions for Trumpet and Vibraphone, 1993 (9 min) Premiered at California State University, Northridge, 1995

Tre, for Flute, Cello and Piano, 1999 (9 min) Performed at University of California, Berkeley, 1999, 2002 Additional performance at the Society of Composers Region VI Conference, January, 2004

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  • Download Adobe PDF of Movement 3

Triplex, for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, 1994 (11 min) Premiered at California State University, Northridge, 1995, University of California,Berkeley, 1996

String Quartet #1, 1992 (17 min) Premiered at California State University, Northridge, 1993

String Quartet #2, 2005 (9 min)

ANCHORS for Flute, Bass Clarinet, Violin, Piano and Percussion, 2005 (7 min)

Composite Sketches 2 for Trumpet, Clarinet, Cello, Piano and Percussion, 2003 (7 min) · Winter 2006 concert at California State University, Los Angeles

Miniature Suite for Wind and String Quintet, 1997 (10 min) Premiered at University of California, Berkeley, 1997

Music For Brass Quintet and Percussion, 1992 (10 min) Premiered at California State University, Northridge, 1993

Tentet for Wind and Percussion Ensemble, 1997 (8 min)

Songs for Unity for Mezzo Soprano and Piano, 2000 (6 min)

Strengthen all Mankind

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Roots of Enmity

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Unity of the World of Man

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  •  Unity of the World of Man

  • Premiered at NACUSA Los Angeles Chapter concert, April, 2006

Tablets for Mixed Chorus and Piano 2006 (6 min)

Leeway, for interactive electronics (2006) Premiered at Artists Enclave at I-Park, Oct, 2006

Light Invocation, for electronics,1992 (6 min) Premiered at California State University, Northridge, 1993

Blue Magic Dance, for electronics,1991 (7 min) Premiered at California State University, Northridge, 1993

Scenes and Events for Orchestra, 2003 (17 min)

Pupil of the Eye, 2001 (12 min)

  • Premiered by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 2002
  • Additional performance by the South Arkansas Symphony, 2003
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  • Expansions for Orchestra, 1995 (17 min)

Incidental music for the play The Word Wizard

  • Metaphoria
  • How Well You Think You Know