Aeolian Winds by John F. Edmunds. Concert Band. Concert Band; SmartMusic. Young Symphonic. Grade 2. Conductor Score & Parts. 64 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.26821).
In Greek mythology Aeolus was called "god of the winds." Legend has it he was visited by Odysseus and his crew, and that he provided for a west wind to carry them home. The E-flat major scale is fully exploited in this skillfully composed and orchestrated melody, whose brief excursions into foreign tonal centers are clearly notated with accidentals rather than new key signatures. With grateful ranges and limited technical demands throughout, dramatic impact is achieved through a variety of dynamic levels and non-harmonic tones. This title is available through SmartMusic.