Winner of 1st Annual Grand Mesa Music Composition Contest!

I’m excited to announce that my piece, “A Wind in Time” was selected as the Grade 2 band work winner of the Grand Mesa Music Publishers Composition and Arranging Contest! The piece will be recorded by the University of Northern Colorado Wind Ensemble in March of 2022. The Sheet Music will be available to purchase […]

Ad Astra per Aspera for Horn Ensemble

“Ad Astra per Aspera” for Horn Ensemble was written during the Spring of 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic, just before racial injustice protests. It was originally written for an online virtual horn ensemble that was premiered on June 15, 2020. The work received its title from the motto of the state of Kansas, meaning, “to […]

New Solo Works for 2020

Band Directors. Looking for solo pieces for contest? Five new solo pieces for 14 various instruments coming out soon through JPM Music. “Inspiration” – for Horn, Trumpet or Flute“Northern Nocturne” – for Clarinet or Flute“Mist In The Meadow” – for Flute or Alto Sax“A Knight’s Oath” – for Flute, Tenor Sax, Trumpet,Trombone or Tuba“All in […]

Fiestacana for Concert Band

Concert Band work commissioned by the Denison Iowa High School Band Boosters in 2017. The piece opens with a heroic fanfare that is followed by a lyrical, somewhat hopeful theme. The piece then transitions to a slower somber ballad, harkening back to ancient textures and modal harmonies. The final section of the piece is a […]

Companions of the Crown

A new work for Concert Band. Available for purchase at  https://gavinlendt.com/product/companions/

Sitrie Draws

Background music written for Twitch Artist streamer, SitrieDraws, that they’ll be using on their stream.