Unbridled Spirit


c. 10 minutes


Symphonic Wind Ensemble

premiered by

Youth Performing Arts School Symphonic Band

commissioned by

Consortium of bands featuring the Louisville Youth Performing Arts School Symphonic Band

premiere date:

March 5, 2024

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"Unbridled Spirit” is an evocative work for symphonic wind ensemble (Grade 6) that pays tribute to the remarkable spirit of Kentucky, a state known for its captivating landscapes, historical significance, and diverse culture. The title of the piece is derived from Kentucky's official motto, which encapsulates the sense of limitless potential of this beautiful region.


4 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons, 4 Clarinets (Bb), Bass Clarinet (Bb), 2 Alto Saxophones, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Harp, Piano, 3 Trumpets(Bb), 4 French Horns, 3 Trombones, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion (4 players) - Player1: Vibraphone, Player 2: Marimba, Player 3: Crotales and Suspended Cymbal, Player4: Toms (3 – High, Medium, and Low).

World Premiere

March 5, 2024; Youth Performing Arts School in Louisville, KY. To learn more about the Youth Performing Arts School's Symphonic Band, please visit YPAS Instagram and YPAS website.

Consortium Members

Youth Performing Arts School Symphonic Band

University of Louisville Symphonic Band

Kentucky Wesleyan Wind Ensemble

Winds of the Mountain Empire

Indiana University Southeast Concert Band

Sacred Winds

Morehead State University Symphonic Winds

Upcoming Tour Dates (TBA)

March 5, 2024: World Premiere, Youth Performing Arts School Symphonic Band