This first release of the series contains 17 compositions culled from the past 50 years. These older, "established" works (published between 1950 and 1968) provide an ideal starting point for documenting the development of a repertoire composed exclusively for the young band. Works were selected according to survey results of experienced middle school band directors.
Included with the CD is a 12-page booklet containing practical information about each work. Concerns such as instrumentation, playing ranges, key centers, and rhythmic complexities are documented in an easy to read and useful format. 

Young Band Repertoire Project, Vol. I contains the following works:

Courtly Festival Purcell/Lully/Byrd (Philip Gordon)
Symphonic Overture Charles Carter
Chester Billings (Gerald Tolmage)
Two Gaelic Folk Songs Thomas Tyra
From Shire and Sea Albert Oliver Davis
Air for Band (Revised Edition) Frank Erickson
The Black Knight Clare Grundman
Elegy Mendelssohn (Frank Erickson)
Cantabile Walter Finlayson
Allegro, Adagio, and Alleluia Howard E. Akers
An Occasional Suite Handel (Eric Osterling)
Little Scotch Suite Leroy Jackson
Beau Galant Telemann (Philp Gordon)
Hansel and Gretel Overture Humperdinck (Frank Erickson)
Danse Pavane John Cacavas
Sarabanda and Gavotta Corelli (Clair Johnson)
Welsh Folk Suite Albert Oliver Davis