Repertoire

WU Pops repertoire consists mainly of music from movie themes, musicals, and popular classical pieces. Orchestra members nominate and vote on the music they want to play in the preceding semester. Here are some of the pieces we have played in the past:

Fall 2016

Symphony No. 5 in C Minor (Op. 67) by Ludwig van Beethoven, arr. Vernon F. Leidig
Seventy-Six Trombones by Meredith Wilson, arr. Ted Ricketts
Selections from the Nutcracker Suite by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Three Pieces from Schindler’s List by John Williams
Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Star Trek Through the Years arr. Calvin Custer

 Slanderous Saxes
Glory Days from The Incredibles by Michael Giacchino, arr. Adam Cooperberg
Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen, arr. Adam Cooperberg
If I Didn’t Have You from Monster’s Inc by Randy Newman, arr. Adam Cooperberg
Married Life from UP by Michael Giacchino, arr. Adam Cooperberg

Carnivorous Strings
Misty Mountains Cold by Howard Shore, arr. Ammar Al-Ghoul
Quartet No. 6 in C Major by Joseph Hadyn
Hey There Delilah by Plain White T’s, arr. Vitamin String Quartet

Spring 2016

Pines of Rome (Finale) by Ottorino Respighi, arr. Stephen Bulla
Selections from Hairspray by Marc Shaiman, arr. Victor Lopez
Romeo and Juliet Overture – Fantasy by P.I. Tchaikovsky
Howl’s Moving Castle Fantasy by Joe Hisaishi & Yumi Kimura, arr. Satomi Kojima
An American in Paris Suite by George Gershwin, arr. John Whitney
The Sound of Music by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein, arr. Robert Russell Bennett
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by Howard Shore, arr. Bob. Cerulli
What’s Up At the Symphony? by Various Composers, arr. Jerry Brubaker

The Slanderous Saxes
The Candy Man by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley, arr. Adam Cooperberg
Colors of the Wind by Alan Menken, arr. Adam Cooperberg
James Bond Theme by John Barry, arr. P. Marilla
Super Mario Bros. Medley by Koji Kondo, arr. Adam Cooperberg

The Carnivorous Strings
Balrog Boogie by Diablo Swing Orchestra, arr. Ammar Al-Ghoul
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – I. Allegro by W.A. Mozart
Kiki’s Delivery Service by Joe Hisaishi, arr. Niraj Vyas

Fall 2015

Themes from Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss, arr. Jerry Lehmeier
West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein
Music from Frozen by K. Anderson-Lopez & R. Lopez, arr. Bob Krogstad
Russian Sailor’s Dance by Reinhold Gliere, arr. Merle J. Isaac
Mars, the Bringer of War by Gustav Holst
Highlights from Jurassic Park by John Williams, arr. Calvin Custer
The Star Wars Epic by John Williams, arr. Robert W. Smith

The Slanderous Saxes
Love is an Open Door by K. Anderson-Lopez & R. Lopez, arr. Adam Cooperberg
Oompa Loompa by L. Bricusse & A. Newley, arr. Shane Carr
Over the Rainbow by Harold Arlen, arr. Adam Cooperberg
You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch by Albert Hague, arr. Adam Cooperberg
Cups (When I’m Gone) by A.P. Carter & L. Gerstein, arr. Adam Cooperberg

The Carnivorous Strings
Excerpts from The Phantom of the Opera by A.L. Webber, arr. Kate Westenberg & Nancy Zhao
Concerto for Four Violins in B Minor by Antonio Vivaldi

Spring 2015

The Incredibles by Michael Giacchino, arr. Paul Murtha
Waltz from Sleeping Beauty by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arr. Rosenhaus
William Tell Overture by G. Rossini, arr. Lilli Lehmeier
Video Games Live Suite by Various Composers, arr. Ralph Ford
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, arr. Brubaker
Hercules by Alan Menken, arr. Jon Vachon
In der Halle des Bergkönigs by Edvard Grieg
How To Train Your Dragon by John Powell, arr. Walter Fu

The Slanderous Saxes
Battle Hymn of the Republic by William Steffe, arr. Bruce Evans
Fiddler On The Roof by Jerry Bock
A Lemur, An Aardvarc, and Big Bird by Various Composers, arr. Shane Carr

The Carnivorous Strings
Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins and Strings (I. Vivace) by J.S. Bach
Fragments of Memories by Nobuo Uematsu, arr. Arnold Morrison
Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men, arr. Niraj Vyas

Fall 2014

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by John Williams, arr. Victor Lopez
Irish Tune From County Derry by P.A. Grainger, arr. Dana P. Perna
Highlights from Wicked by Stephen Schwartz, arr. Ted Ricketts
Carmen Suite by G. Bizet, arr. Tom Kennedy
Pirates of the Caribbean by Klaus Badelt, arr. Ted Ricketts
Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson, arr. Bob Cerulli
New World Symphony (4th Movement) by A. Dvorak, arr. Richard Meyer

The Carnivorous Strings
For the First Time in Forever by K. Anderson Lopez & R. Lopez, arr. Walter Fu
Zoosters Breakout by Hans Zimmer, arr. Logan Stern
Mr. Brightside by B. Flowers & D. Keuning, arr. The Vitamin String Quartet

The Slanderous Saxes
Game of Thrones Theme by Ramin Djawadi, arr. Ben Henriques
The Entertainer by Scott Joplin, arr. James ’Red’ McLeod
What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong, arr. Philippe Marillia
Theme from Looney Tunes by Carl S. Stalling, arr. Philippe Marillia

Spring 2014

Summon the Heroes by J. Williams, arr. C. Custer
Variations on a Shaker Melody A. Copland
James Bond Medley arr. by V. López
“1812” Solemn Overture by P. I. Tchaikovsky, edited by C. McAlister
Selections from The Phantom of the Opera by A. L. Webber, arr. C. Custer
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Arr. by V. López
Jupiter—Bringer of Jollity by G. Holst, arr. V. Leidig
Once Upon a Disney Medley arr. by C. Robb

The Slanderous Saxes
Andante Grazioso by B. Barok, arr. H. Voxman
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, arr. P. Murtha
Royals by Lorde, arr. S. Carr
Stars and Stripes Forever by J. P. Sousa, arr. B. Holcombe

The Carnivorous Strings
Touch the Sky by A. Mandel, arr. W. Fu
Eine kleine Nachtmusik Movement I. Allegro by W. A. Mozart
Star Trek by M. Giacchino, arr. H. Caulkins
The Godfather Love Theme by N. Rota, arr. R. Longfield

The Deciduous Brass
Game of Thrones Theme by R. Djawadi, arr. H. Caulkins
Jurassic Park by J. Williams, arr K. Khera

Fall 2013

Chicago by J. Kander, arr. T. Ricketts
Code Name Vivaldi by The Piano Guys, arr. C. Robb
“Nimrod” from Enigma Variations by E. Elgar, arr. M. Barnard
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by H. Gregson-Williams and S. Barton, arr. S. Bulla
A Charlie Brown Christmas by V. Guaraldi, arr. D. Pugh
Imagine Dragons Medley arr. C. Robb
Hungarian Dances #5 by J. Brahms, orch. A. Parlow
Selections from Les Miserables by C. Schonberg, arr. B. Lowden

The Deciduous Brass:
Mission Impossible by L. Schifrin, arr. J. Wasson
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Medley by K. Kondo, arr. H. Caulkins
Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade Medley arr. H. Caulkins

Spring 2013

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Mvt. 1 by L. van Beethoven, arr. V. F. Leidig
Fiddler on the Roof by S. Harnick & J. Bock, arr. I. Hearshen
Grease arr. M. Story
Pirates of the Caribbean by K. Badelt, arr. T. Ricketts
The Star Wars Epic – Part II by J. Williams, arr. R. W. Smith
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by P. Dukas, arr. J. Higgins
How to Train Your Dragon by J. Powell, arr. W. Fu

The Deciduous Brass:
On Top of the World Imagine Dragons, arr. J. Raisher
Dr. Who: Medleys are Cool arr. J. Raisher
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Medley arr. H. Caulkins

The Carnivorous Strings:
Still Alive by J. Coulton, arr. E. VanDerBleek
String Quartet No. 12: “America” by A. Dvořák
All of the Lights by K. West et al, arr. W. Fu

Fall 2012

The Lord of the Rings by H. Shore, arr. B. Cerulli
Pines of Rome (Finale) by O. Respighi, arr. S. Bulla
The Nutcracker Suite: March, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Chinese Dance, and Waltz of the Flowers by P.I. Tschaikowsky
Coldplay Medley arr. J. Raisher
The Best of Michael Jackson arr. V. López
Berceuse and Finale by I. Stravinsky, arr. M.J. Isaac
Titanic by J. Horner, arr. J. Moss

The Deciduous Brass:
The Washington Post by J.P. Sousa, arr. P. Battles & B. Holcombe
Eleanor Rigby by J. Lennon & P. McCartney
Russian Sailor’s Dance by R. Gliere, arr. R. Madeson

The Carnivorous Strings:
Go the Distance by A. Menkin, arr. W. Fu
The Magical World of Pixar arr. R. Longfield

Spring 2012

Introduction and Royal March of the Lions by C. Saint-Saëns, arr. M. Story
Night on Bald Mountain by M. Mussorgsky, orch., N. Rimsky-Korsakov, ed. C. Simpson
Salute to the Cinema arr. C. Strommen
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 arr. M. Story
The Prince of Egypt by S. Schwartz, arr. C. Sayre
Romeo and Juliet by P.I. Tchaikovsky, arr. J.F. Müller
Forrest Gump Suite by A. Silvestri, arr. C. Custer
The Sound of Music by R. Rodgers & O. Hammerstein II, arr. R.R. Bennett

The Deciduous Brass:
Trumpet Voluntary by J. Clark, arr. D.R. Thomas
Man or Muppet by B. McKenzie, arr. D. Lu
Yesterday by J. Lennon
When the Saints Go Marching In arr. J. Gale

The Carnivorous Strings:
I Am the Doctor by M. Gold, arr. W. Fu
Desafinado by A.C. Jabim & N. Mendonca, arr. B. Ligon
Hungarian Dance #5 by J. Brahms, arr. M. McLean
Dr. Horrible Medley by J. Whedon & J. Whedon, arr. W. Fu

Fall 2011

Rhapsody in Blue by G. Gershwin, arr. J. Brubaker
New World Symphony, Mvt. 4 by A. Dvorak, arr. R. Meyer
The Star Wars Epic – Part I by J. Williams, arr. R.W. Smith
Christmas at the Movies arr. B. Krogstad
Take Five by P. Desmond, arr. B. Cerulli
Waltz from Sleeping Beauty by P.I. Tchaikovsky, ed. S.L. Rosenhaus
The Phantom of the Opera by A.L. Webber, arr. C. Custer

The Deciduous Brass:
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing arr. L. Larson
O Come, All Ye Faithful by J.F. Wade, arr. L. Larson
The Pink Panther by H. Mancini, arr. A. Frackenpohl
Semper Fidelis by J. Sousa, arr. P. Battles

The Carnivorous Strings:
Game of Thrones Theme by R. Djawadi, arr. W. Fu
Nearer, My God, To Thee by L. Mason, arr. W. Fu
Livin’ on a Prayer by B. Jovi et al, arr. W. Fu

Spring 2011

Summon the Heroes by J. Williams, arr. C. Custer
Jurassic Park by J. Williams, arr. C. Custer
In the Hall of the Mountain King by E. Grieg, arr. A. Pfortner
Mars from The Planets by G. Holst
Pirates of the Caribbean by K. Badelt, arr. T. Ricketts
The Dark Knight by H. Zimmer & J. Howard, arr. V. Lopez
Music from Apollo 13 by J. Horner, arr. J. Moss
Video Games Live arr. Ralph Ford

The Deciduous Brass:
St. Louis Blues by W.C. Handy, arr. B. Holcombe
Somebody to Love arr. D. Lu

The Carnivorous Strings:
Eleanor Rigby by J. Lennon & P. McCartney, arr. L. Moore
Duel of the Fates by J. Williams, arr. C. Barrows
Dueling Banjos arr. D. Lu

Fall 2010

Seventy-Six Trombones by M. Willson
William Tell Overture by G. Rossini
West Side Story by L. Bernstein
Schindler’s List by J. Williams
What’s Up at the Symphony? by J. Brubaker
Hoe-Down from “Rodeo” by A. Copland
Carmen Suite by T. Kennedy

The Deciduous Brass:
Zarathustra Fanfare by R. Strauss
Build Me Up Buttercup by M. d’Abo & T. Mccaulay, arr. D. Lu
Hallelujah Chorus by G.F. Handel, arr. D. Lu

The Carnivorous Strings:
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Mvmt. 3 by J.S. Bach
Lady Gaga: A Medley of Number One Hits arr. H. Rios

Spring 2010

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by John Williams, arr. Victor Lopez
Theme from E.T. by John Williams, arr. James D. Ployhar
Star Trek Through the Years arr. Calvin Custer
Selections From Hairspray by Marc Shaiman, arr. Victor Lopez
Selections from 1812 Overture by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, ed. Clark McAlister
Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland, arr. Robert Longfield
An American in Paris by George Gershwin

The Deciduous Brass:
Mission Impossible Quintet by Michael Kamen, arr. David Lu
Fly Me To The Moon Quintet by Bart Howard

The Carnivorous Strings:
Folk Tune Air by Howard Shore, arr. Victor Lopez
Enchanted by Benjamin Park

Fall 2009

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by Howard Shore, arr. Victor Lopez
Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull by John Williams, arr. Roy Phillippe
Chicago by John Kander, arr. Ted Ricketts
Band of Brothers by Michael Kamen, arr. Victor Lopez
Music from Spiderman by Danny Elfman, arr. John Wasson
Jupiter – The Bringer of Jollity by Gustav Holst, arr. Vernon Leidig

The Deciduous Brass:
WU Pops Fanfare by Benjamin Park
The Doctor is In by Hirokazu Tanaka, arr. David Lu
Viva La Vida by Coldplay, arr. David Lu

Spring 2009

Highlights from Wicked by Schwartz, arr. Ricketts
Titanic by Horner, arr. Moss
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by Gregson-Williams, arr. Barton
Hymn to the Fallen by Williams, arr. Lavender
Forrest Gump Suite by Silvestri, arr. Custer
Russian Sailors’ Dance by Glière, arr. Isaac
Brandenburg Sinfonia by Bach, arr. Isaac

Fall 2008

The Sound of Music by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, arr. Robert R. Bennett
The Star Wars Epic by John Williams, arr. Robert W. Smith
Gladiator by Hans Zimmer, arr. John Wasson
Fifth Symphony, Movement 4 by Peter I. Tchaikovsky, arr. Lennie Niehaus and Vernon Leidig
Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel, arr. Philip Gordon
Fiddler on the Roof by Jerry Bock, arr. Ira Hearshen

Spring 2008

Pirates of the Caribbean by Klaus Badelt, arr. Ted Ricketts
James Bond Medley by Monty Normal, arr. Victor Lopez
Selections from The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber, arr. Calvin Custer
Jurassic Park by John Williams
New World Symphony by Antonin Dvorak arr. Merle J. Isaac
Hungarian Dance, No. 6 by Johannes Brahms, arr. Merle J. Isaac

Trio of Jacob Siegel, Stefan Santiago, and Felix Dowsley:
The Days of Wine and Roses by Henry Mancini
Agua De Beber by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Birdsong by Tommy Flanagan

Fall 2007

West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein, arr. Jack Mason
Star Wars Epic by John Williams, arr. Robert W. Smith
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by Howard Shore, arr. Jerry Brubaker
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, arr. Bob Cerulli
Pink Panther by Henry Mancini, arr. Victor Lopez
Berceuse and Finale from the Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky, arr. Merle J. Isaac

Washington University Double Reed Trio:
Trio in C, Op. 87 by Ludwig Van Beethoven

The Wilhelm String Quartet:
String Quartet No. 13 in G Major by Antonin Dvorak