10 Powerful Works for Youth Orchestras by Underrepresented Composers

1. Michael Abels—Global Warming (1991)
African-American man
3 2 2 2—4 3 3 1—tmp+2—hp—str
Subito Music


2. Kenji Bunch—Supermaximum (2013)
Asian-American man
3 2 2 3—4 3 3 1—tmp+3—str
Bill Holab


3. José Elizondo—Estampas Mexicanas (2016)
Mexican-American man
3 2 2 1—2 2 2 0—tmp+3—str
joseelizondo.com [free PDF of score & parts]


4. Louise Farrenc—Symphony No. 3 in G minor, Op. 36 (1847)
French woman
2 2 2 2—2 0 0 0—tmp—str
Noetzel


5. Jennifer Jolley—The Ferry Crossing (2016)
Asian-American woman
2 2 0 0—2 0 0 0—str
ADJ•ective New Music


6. Jessie Montgomery—Starburst (2012)
African-American woman
str
jessiemontgomery.com


7. Florence Price—Dances in the Canebrakes (1953)
African-American woman
2 2 2 2—3 3 2 0—asx—tmp+1—hp—str [orchestrated by William Grant Still]
William Grant Still Music


8. Stella Sung—Loco-Motion (2011)
Asian-American woman
3 2 2 2—4 3 3 1—tmp+3—hp—str
available from the composer


9. George Walker—Lyric for Strings (1946)
African-American man
str
Keiser Southern Music


10. Zhou Tian—Listening to the Land (2013)
Asian-American man
2 2 2 2—4 2 3 1—tmp+4—cel, hp—str
(also available for strings only)
zhoutianmusic.com