By Donald Coakley
Eighth Note Publications
Another exciting composition by an exciting Canadian composer. Donald Coakley wrote Cantos in the 1970s and has now corrected previous errors in print and altered some sections. The title Cantos derives from that form of poetry in which a poem, in many cases epic in nature, consists of many short verses. The four movements are very short and contain interesting material for all players. Originally conceived as a piece for wind ensemble, this piece would work well in either a wind ensemble or concert band setting.