Dorian Sample Programs

The Dorian Quintet will be pleased to perform any of these programs, or can custom tailor a program to suit your particular audience preferences and/or time constraints. The ensemble is not only well-versed in all the standard quintet repertoire, but can also draw from its extensive library of over half a century of commissions and premieres.

* denotes commissioned or premiered by the Dorian Quintet

From Eastern Europe

Simultaneously rustic, profound, and virtuosic.

Six Bagatelles
Wind Quintet #1
Quintet op. 51*
György Ligeti
Grażyna Bacewicz
Endre Szervánszky
Antonin Dvorak arr. D. Jolley


The Goldberg Variations

Bach’s timeless masterpiece, in a unique arrangement commissioned by Dorian. This program can also be offered with pianist, alternating between the “original” keyboard version and Mr. Brant’s lush realization for winds on the repeating strands.

Goldberg Variations
Johann Sebastian Bach arr. H. Brant


All That Jazz

An exploration of Jazzy works written for a ‘classical’ ensemble.

La Nouvelle Orleans*
I Will
Funk 4 Five
Aires Tropicales
Lalo Shifrin
John Clark
Karl Kramer
Billy Childs
Paquito D’Rivera


Celebrating the Pulitzer Prize

Showcasing these Pulizer-winning composers, and their unique relationship with Dorian.

Summer Music
Wind Quintet
Belgian Bliss*
Quintet #4*
Samuel Barber
Elliott Carter
David del Tredici
George Perle


The world of George Perle

Celebrating the life and works of the maverick composer, whose 4th Quintet, written for Dorian, won the Pulitzer Prize.

Quintet #1
Quintet #2
Quintet #3
Quintet #4
George Perle
George Perle
George Perle
George Perle


The Art of Transcription

Masterworks re-worked for the Quintet, bringing a fresh perspective with unique wind color and phrasing.

Selected Organ Works
Quintet op. 4
Quintet op. 105*

Johann Sebastian Bach arr. M. Rechtmann
Ludwig van Beethoven arr. M. Rechtmann
Antonin Dvorak arr. K. Kramer


The Anniversary Variations

Written to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Dorian, these variations are each composer’s unique take on a very famous Reicha theme.

Poco Allegro (“Concerto for Wind Quintet”)
Waltz from “Diversions”*
Night Journey*
Quintet #1
Anniversary Variations
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
Lee Hoiby
Billy Childs
Bruce Adolphe
George Perle



Continuing Dorian’s mission of commissioning new and unique works for wind quintet.

new work*
Quintet op. 105*
Amanda Harberg
Karl Kramer
Antonin Dvorak arr. K. Kramer


Classic Dorian

These classics are time-tested and highlight the incredible variety of the Quintet medium.

Organ Works
La Cheminee de Roi Rene
Kleine Kammermusik
Wind Quintet op.88 no.1
Johann Sebastian Bach arr. M. Rechtmann
Darius Milhaud
Paul Hindemith
Antonin Reicha


Repertoire with Piano

Dorian is lucky to have partnerships with several virtuoso pianists, allowing these pieces to make a fabulous addition to any quintet program.

Sonata for Piano and Winds*
A Day in the Forest of Dreams*
Quintet k452
Quintet op.16
Francis Poulenc
Lee Hoiby
Ludwig Thuille
Richard Rodney Bennett
Billy Childs
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ludwig van Beethoven


The Dorian is also available worldwide for:

  • Outreach Programs
  • School Concerts
  • Studio Recording
  • Broadcast Appearances
  • Master Classes
  • Private Coaching
  • Private Concerts
  • Residencies

NYSCA The Dorian Wind Quintet is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.