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Dr. Linklater has worked on creating the following resources below for Band Directors over time as a set of useful tools for band development.  He has graciously donated them to the MBA to host in this on-line format, so they can be easy to access, simple to use & download, and in the hopes you might explore them all over time.  There are hundreds of files in folders and below one can find headings, lists, and links to these folders.  We encourage you to explore them all as you have need and time.  Fraser would rather have them available to all and has asked that if you use some or all of the items and resources that you consider making a donation to the Remembering Ken Epp PD Fund at the Winnipeg Foundation in lieu of purchasing these resources.  This means one could donate as they see fit under this honour system, and/or consider donating annually to the fund.  The denomination is left to each individual donor.

Here are the categories of the resources.  Please click on the category of interest and it will take you down the page to that section and there you will see the resources listed under that heading.  Each heading below, when clicked, will open an online folder with the selections, instructions, parts, and more.  We encourage you to explore the prefaces and introductions in the folders first.  Some folders have sub folders in order to better sort all the titles and parts, score, and other files.  Some recordings for those selections can also be found in their respective folders.  Enjoy exploring these resources.  


If you have a question for Dr. Linklater, please email him directly.




Folk Songs & Canons for Band

Christmas Carols

Lyric Studies

Repertoire Material for Grade I, II, III

Repertoire Material for Grade IV, V, VI

North Winds Book & CD's

Established in 2016 by the MBA, the fund supports the Ken Epp Professional Development Award - "Ken Epp was the Executive Director for the Manitoba Band Association from 1986 to 2014, and had a profound impact on band and music education in Manitoba and across Canada.  This first award presented in 2017, is for a young teacher in their first few years of band instruction in Manitoba.


Donation.  The endowment fund is held at the Winnipeg Foundation and there are two ways to contribute to the fund. Either on-line directly with the foundation or by sending a cheque made payable to the Manitoba Band Association office and marking it for the Ken Epp Fund.


Fraser Linklater is now retired from the Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba,

where he directed the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band and Chamber Winds and taught courses

in music education from 1999 to 2016.


At the provincial level, Dr. Linklater served on the Executive Board of the Manitoba Band

Association for almost two decades and coordinated all three levels of the MBA Honour Band

program.  In October 2002, he received the MBA Award of Distinction for his services to music 

education in Manitoba.

Nationally, Dr. Linklater is an assistant editor of Canadian Winds, the national journal of the Canadian Band Association.  Over the past decade, Dr. Linklater has contributed over twenty articles to this journal.   An authority on Canadian wind band repertoire, in addition to his writing on the topic Dr. Linklater founded the North Winds recording project, which has resulted in five CDs of Canadian band music featuring over eighty pieces, most of them never recorded before.  In October 2014, Dr. Linklater was presented with the 2014 National Band Award by the Canadian Band Association, in recognition of outstanding contribution to band at the educational, community and professional level in Canada. 


For almost a decade, Fraser Linklater was co-director (with Dale Lonis) of the Canadian Wind Conductors Development Program, an international conducting and instrumental music education summer workshop.  In May 2006 Dr. Linklater was the guest conductor of the National Youth Band of Canada and has also guest conducted wind groups several times at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival.   


During his time at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Linklater created almost twenty transcriptions of orchestral works for wind band, many of which he conducted with the U of M Wind Ensemble.  More recently he has branched out into composition, and has produced several works for wind band using famous composers as both an inspiration and a point of departure.  Dr. Linklater lives in Winnipeg with his wife Joan and enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.  

FL Categories


Child's Play

Prairie Hymn

Let's Jump! *NEW


All Around the Circle

Walk, Don't Run! *NEW

Dance Party


Ancient Stones

Lovely Morning *NEW

Late Summer

Saint-Malo *NEW

IFS Light

Piazza di Venice

Grumpy Old Man


Hey, Ho!

Un Poquito Bossa Nova

People Like to Say Salsa!

A Grateful Heart *NEW


Courtly Lament \

Quebec Meets Liverpool

Magyar Songs and Dances

Affirmation Spring (Wind Quartet)

Eternal Trumpet

Bird in Flight

Coming Unraveled

East Coast Girl

Russian Winter 

Three Dances

Stand with Ukraine 

Vienna 1900

Magic Mountain 


Wind from the East

A Little Night Music


What was the Question?

Gaude! Gaude!

Bridge of Sighs

Prague Spring (Brass & Percussion)

Variations Pathétique

A Child's Garden of Verses

En Roulant!





Soviet Circus

Lollipop Suite


Water Music


Wind Symphonies

Russian Rhapsody

Wind Rites

Nordic Flight

Prairie Spring

Mercury Rising

Samurai Cowboys

A New Awakening

Musician Français

Pierrot 110 

Bayreuth Festspiel



Bach, Little Prelude

Bartok, Concerto for Orchestra

Berg, Wozzeck

Brahms, A Classical Romantic

Chatman, Fanfare for a Cold Land

de Falla, Three-Cornered Hat

Dvorak, Slavonic Dances

Grovlez, Petite Litanie

Hindemith, Symphonic Metamorphosis

Janacek, Sinfonietta

Kodaly, Hary Janos Suite

Mahler, A Mahler Portrait

Mahler, Das Knaben Wunderhorn

McPhee, Tabuh-Tabuhan, movement I

Mozart, String Quintet

Prokofiev, Alexander Nevsky

Prokofiev, Lt. Kije

Ravel, Rapsodie Espagnol

Schubert, Moment Musicale

Strauss, Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare *NEW

Turner, Opening Night


Abide With Me


Circles of 4ths


Four Bach Chorales

Irish Tune

Jesus, Joy

Mahler Chorale

O Sacred Head

Ye Banks and Braes

Folk Canon

40 Folk Songs From Canada

40 Folk Songs From Europe

40 Folk Songs From Around the World

20 Canons for Band


1 - The First Noel

2 - Little Town of Bethlehem

3 - O Come, All Ye Faithful

4 - Hark the Herald Angels Sing

5 - O Come, O Come Emmanuel

6 - Away in a Manger

7 - Deck the Halls

8 - It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

9 - Joy to the World

10 - While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

11 - Silent Night

12 - Angels We Have Heard on High

13 - Huron Carol

14 - Frosty the Snowman

15 - Rudolph / Let It Snow

16 - Winter Wonderland

Lyric Studies

Lyric Study #1

Lyric Study #2

Lyric Study #3

Lyric Study #4

Lyric Study #5

Lyric Study #6

Lyric Study #7

Lyric Study #8

Lyric Study #9  

Lyric Study #10

Lyric Study #11

Lyric Study #12a (key of Ab major)

Lyric Study #12b (key of A major)

Lyric Study #13a (key of Bb major)

Lyric Study #13a (key of Ab major)

Lyric Study #14

Lyric Study #15

Rep 123

Air for Band

As Summer Was

As Winds Dance

Battle Pavane

Brother James’ Air A

Brother James’ Air B

Celtic Air and Dance

Childhood Hymn

Chorale & Canon

Country Wildflowers

Courtly Airs and Dances

Cumberland Cross

Donkey Riding

Down by the Salley Garden 

Ellan Vannin Suite

Fanfare Ode & Festival 

Filum Vitae 

Fire Dance

French-Canadian Suite


Greenwillow Portrait 

In Quiet Times



Land of the Silver Birch

Linden Lea

Little French Suite

Lux Aurumque

March of the Irish Guard

Marching Grenadiers

Modal Song & Dance

Moscow 1941 

Nathan Hale Trilogy


Nottingham Castle


O Waly, Waly

On a Hymn Song of Philip Bliss


One Night in Athens

Overture 4 Winds

Peer Gynt Suite

Pevensey Castle


Portrait of a Clown

Prairie Songs

Procession of the Sardar

Queenwood Overture

Rites of Tamburo

Rowan Tree, The

Russian Sailors’ Dance

Salvation is Created

She's Like the Swallow

Simple Gifts

Sinfonia #4

Sketches of Canada

Soldiers Procession

Songs for Friends

Steppes of Russia

Suite in a Minor Mode

Swahili Folk Hymn

The Voyageurs

Three Ayres from Gloucester

Three Czech Folk Songs

Three Folk Miniatures

Train Heading West

Two Sierra Moods

Washington Post, The

When the Stars Began to Fall

Yorkshire Ballad

Rep 4 5 6

Arnold, Four Scottish Dances

Arnold, Prelude, Siciliano & Rondo

Bach, Prelude & Fugue in Bb

Balmages, Arabian Dances

Bennett, Old American Dances

Bennett, Symphonic Songs

Bernstein, Candide Overture

Bernstein, Symphonic Dances

Bourgeois, Serenade

Brahms, Blessed are They

Buckley, Windjammer

Cable, Banks of Newfoundland

Camphouse, Movement for Rosa

Cesarini, Greek Folk Song Suite

Chance, Incantation and Dance

Chance, Korean Folk Song

Coakley, Canadian Folk Rhapsody

de Meij, Gandalf

Dello Joio, Satiric Dances

Dello Joio, Scenes from The Louvre

Ellerby, Paris Sketches

Gorb, Yiddish Dances

Grainger, Children's March

Grainger, Colonial Song

Grainger, Irish Tune from County Derry

Grainger, Lincolnshire Posy

Grainger, Shepherd's Hey

Grainger, Spoon River

Haan, Ammerland

Hazo, Fantasy on a Japanese Folk Song

Hindemith, Symphonic Metamorphosis

Holst, First Suite in Eb

Holst, Second Suite in F

Jacob, Original Suite

Jacob, William Byrd Suite

Lauridsen, O Magnum Mysterium

Mackey, Sheltering Sky

Mennin, Canzona

Milhaud, Suite Français

Presti, Elegy Young American

Reed, Armenian Dances, part I

Reed, El Camino Real

Reed, Hounds of Spring

Reed, La Fiesta Mexicana

Reed, Little Concert Suite

Shostakovich, Festive Overture

Smith, Concert Variations

Strauss, Allerseelen

Susato/Dunnigan, Danserye

Swearingen, Exaltation

Ticheli, Loch Lomond

Ticheli, Sun Dance

Van der Roost, Puszta

Vaughan Williams, Folk Song Suite

Vaughan Williams, Toccata Marziale

Wagner, Elsa's Procession

Whitacre, October


8.1 Book Material

8.2 CD Lists and Resources

8.3 CD #1

8.4 CD #2

8.5 CD #3

8.6 CD #4

8.7 CD #5

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