Wynn-Anne Rossi

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Wynn-Anne Rossi (born February 12, 1956 in Springfield, Illinois), is an American composer. Her music is known to combine impressionistic flavors with jazz harmonies.[1] She is the author of over 100 music publications, primarily for piano.[2] Rossi has written a wide variety of repertoire, including music and text for vocalists and instrumental music.[3] She has a unique approach to teaching young musicians to compose, with a history of turning student musical ideas into band[4] and orchestral works.[5]

Selected works[edit]

Vocal[edit]

  • Nature Passion Poems
  • Family Farm
  • Creature Voices

String orchestra[edit]

  • One Man's War
  • Thunder Dance
  • Musical Journals
  • Incognito
  • Midnight Caravan
  • Minor Expressions
  • Winds of Time

Full orchestra[edit]

  • Iceland Fantasy for piano and orchestra
  • Spirits of the Earth
  • Plenty of Time

Concert band[edit]

  • Origins of the River
  • Call to Aaron
  • Nature Awakens
  • Facing the Unknown

Published piano works[edit]

Books and suites[edit]

  • Musica Latina para dos, books 1 - 4 (2015)
  • Musica Latina, books 1 - 4 (2015)
  • Christmas Medleys for Two (2015)
  • One of a Kind, books 1 - 4 (2014)
  • South Dakota Scenery (2014)
  • Christmas Medleys for Students, books 1 - 3 (2014)
  • Along the Mississippi (2010)
  • Outside the Box (2008)[6]
  • Intuitive Journeys (2006)[7]
  • Surprising Solos, books 1 - 2 (2002)
  • Day in the Life of a Dog (1998)
  • An Alaskan Tour (1997)
  • Day in the Life of a Cat (1995)
  • Trip Through the Rainforest (1993)
  • Grecian Pillars (1994)
  • Fourth Seasons (1992)[8][9]

Sheet music[edit]

  • Rockin' Roller Coaster (2011)
  • Pyramid Power (2010)
  • Homework Tango (2009)
  • Metamorphosis (2006)
  • Wind Chimes (2003)
  • Memories of Midnight (2000)
  • Wild Columbine Waltz (1999)
  • Diamonds on the Water (1999)
  • Ghost Rider (1996)
  • Olympic Fanfare (1994)
  • Path to Twilight (1994)
  • Open Prairie Toccata (1993)
  • Tribute to Romance (1993)[10][11][12]

Educational piano series[edit]

  • Fun & Games (1999), three book series[13]
  • Get Ready for Duets (2003), six book series[14]
  • Treasures in Technique (2003), five book series[15]
  • Pedal Technique (2007), two book series[16]
  • Music by Me (2007), five book series teaching composition[17]
  • Creative Composition Toolbox (2011), six book series[18]

Discography[edit]

Take Me North (2000)[edit]

This CD recording is broken into four distinct sections each representing a different aspect of the American north, for which the album is named.[19]

  • Take Me North
  1. "Take Me North"
  2. "Lady Slipper"
  3. "Walleye Pike"
  4. "Agate"
  5. "Wild Rice and Morels"
  6. "Norway Pines"
  • Creature Voices
  1. "Frog Hunt"
  2. "Dirty Dog Delights"
  3. "Songbird Solo"
  4. "Mosquito"
  5. "Rodent"
  6. "Owls at Night"
  • Nature Passion Poems
  1. "To the Inland Sea"
  2. "To Lightning"
  3. "To Daisy"
  4. "To the Minnow"
  5. "To the Oak"
  6. "To Clouds"
  7. "To the Common Rock"
  8. "To Time"
  • State Fair Suite
  1. "Ferris Wheel"
  2. "World's Biggest Pig and the Piglets"
  3. "Machinery Hill"
  4. "Butter Princess"
  5. "Junk Food Blues"

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