Daniel Baldwin

Born in 1978 in Blackwell, Oklahoma, Daniel Baldwin is quickly becoming one of the most highly sought after and widely performed composers in the world today. His music has been described as "epic", "refreshingly beautiful", "gorgeous and moving", and "beautifully inspired" by critics around the country. He is an award winning composer who has been commissioned by performers from the top orchestras in the world to include the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, and National Symphony Orchestra, among others as well as prestigious ensembles to include the Lincoln Symphony, Tulsa Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the West Point Band. His music has been presented on National Public Radio, in prestigious venues around the world such as Carnegie Hall, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, on hundreds of University stages around the world, and at National and International conventions around the world to include the Masterworks Festival, Midwest Clinic, MENC National Convention, Kansas Bandmasters Convention, and at the International Festivals of the associations of Clarinet, Horn, Trombone, and Double Reeds, among others.

An international composer, his music has been performed around the globe in Canada, Italy, Germany, Japan, China, Belgium, and Australia, just to name a few. His music is published exclusively by Imagine Music Publishing, through which he is the editor of a band/orchestra/choir series titled "The Pathways Series".

A frequent guest conductor, he has conducted honor bands across the Midwest and double reed festivals across the country. He has conducted ensemble recitals at the Society of Composers Region VI conference (Rice University), the International Double Reed Convention (New York University and the University of Arizona), and the International Horn Symposium (the Colburn School).

He holds the degrees of Bachelor of Music in Education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, OK, Master of Music in Composition with an emphasis in Wind Band Conducting from Kansas State University, and a DMA in Composition with an emphasis in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. His primary composition teachers include Eric Richards and Craig Weston as well as additional studies with Max Ridgway and Eric Ewazen. His primary conducting teachers include Michael Knedler at NWOSU, Frank Tracz at Kansas State University, and Tyler Goodrich White at UNL.

Available Compositions

A Holiday Prayer for SATB Choir & Piano

Aeon (Bassoon & Piano)

And the Clouds Break (Horn & Piano)

At the Foothills of the Adirondacks (Band)

Appalachian Suite for Horn and Piano

Awatovi (Oboe, Bassoon & Piano)

Awatovi (Clarinet, Bassoon & Piano)

Ballade for Bassoon Choir

Ballade for Bassoon Quartet

Ballade for Trombone Quartet

Ballade for Violin, Bassoon & Piano

Barnyard Serenade (Band)

Big Sky Country (Horn Choir)

Clouds Descending (Band)

Cyclone (String Orchestra)

Dreams of the White Tiger (Woodwind Quintet)

Echo of the Spheres (12 part Bassoon Ensemble)

Echo of the Spheres (16 part Bassoon Ensemble)

Echo of the Spheres (Double Reed Ensemble)

Echoes (Double Reed Sextet)

Equus (Double Reed Ensemble)

Fanfare for the Fallen (Brass & Percussion Ensemble)

Heart of the Andes (Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn & Piano)

Heartland Harmonies (Band, Grade 1 1/2)

Heartland Harmonies (Band, Grade 2)

Heartland Harmonies (Band, Grade 3)

Heartland Harmonies (Band, Complete Version, Grades 1-3)

In the Shining of the Stars (Contrabassoon, Viola & Harp)

In the Silence (Euphonium & Piano)

In the Silence (Horn & Piano)

In the Silence (Euphonium & Band)

Into the Deep (Contrabassoon and piano)

Kitsune (Double Bass Solo - or - Double Bass with Piano)

Kui (Solo Horn)

Kui Revisited (Solo Oboe)

Landscapes (Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn & Piano>

Las Nubes for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon

Legend of the Dragonfly (Two Oboes, English Horn, Bassoon)

Legend of the Fawn for Two Bassoons & Piano

Lighthouse Suite (Brass Quintet)

Longing for Sunrise for Band

Look To This Day (SATB, Piano & Bassoon)

Maverick Fanfare for Bassoon Quartet

Midwest River Fantasy for Bassoon Ensemble

Mosaic (Double Reed Quartet)

Mountains and Valleys (Piano Solo)

Neoteric Suite for Bassoon, Horn, and Cello

Of Flowers and Thorns for Mezzo-Soprano, Bassoon & Piano

Of Wind and Wings (Flute Quartet)

On the Pond (Oboe, Two Trumpets, Two Trombones)

On the Pond (Oboe, Trombone Quartet)

One Blue Trio for Contrabassoon Trio

Pegasus (Band, Grade 1)

Pioneer Spirit March (Band)

Phantom Rapture for Bass Trombone and Piano

Rashomon for solo Horn

Remininiscence (Mezzo-Soprano, Horn & Piano)

River of Light for Bassoon & Piano

River Rhapsody (Band, Grade 2)

River Rhapsody (String Orchestra)

Sonata for Oboe & Piano

Song of Praise for English Horn and Piano

Song of Praise for Bassoon and Piano

The Frost Bound Wood for SATB Choir

The Rose Chronicles for Oboe, English Horn, and Bassoon

The Rose Chronicles for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon

'Til the Stars Come Down (Bassoon, Percussion, and Marimba)

Trio in D (Oboe, Bassoon & Piano)

Valley of the Sun (Bassoon Duo)

Western Serenade for Oboe, Clarinet, and Piano
When Dark Clouds Arise (String Orchestra)