A brief note on the composer’s designations for “wind ensemble” versus “wind band” – wind band refers to larger ensembles with many part doublings, oftentimes with less complex overall part interdependency, and wind ensemble refers to smaller bands that may be one per part at the very least, oftentimes with more complex, exposed, or thinly orchestrated musical material.

That being said, any of these works can be played by wind bands and wind ensembles both, though some extra work for acoustic and musical balance might be needed for optimum aural effect.

Ella Baila Sola (2023)

Marching Band

Commissioned by Kadee McInroe and James McInroe for the Petersburg High School Buffalo Band

Grade 2

Composed by Pedro Julian Tovar Jr. Arranged by Franklin Piland.


Score and Parts (PDF) $50.00

El Cumbanchero (2023)

Marching Band

Commissioned by Kadee McInroe and James McInroe for the Petersburg High School Buffalo Band

Grade 2

Composed by Rafael Hernandez. Arranged by Franklin Piland.


Score and Parts (PDF) $50.00

Como Te Voy a Olvidar (2023)

Marching Band

Commissioned by Kadee McInroe and James McInroe for the Petersburg High School Buffalo Band

Grade 2

Composed by Jorge Mejia Avante. Arranged by Franklin Piland.


Score and Parts (PDF) $50.00

My Cherie Amour (2018)

Marching Band

Commissioned by Dustin Seifert for the Eastern New Mexico University "Greyhound Sound" Marching Band

Grade 3

Composed by Henry Cosby, Stevie Wonder, and Sylvia Moy. Arranged by Franklin Piland.


Score and Parts (PDF) $45.00

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Lullabye (2020)

Wind Band

Commissioned by Pano Mata and the Region 1 High School All-Region Symphonic Band

Grade 3

A perfect lyrical work for medium level bands, "Lullabye" uses a variety of orchestrational combinations to show off the many colors of the wind band.

Words and music by Billy Joel. Arranged by Franklin Piland.


Score and Parts (PDF) $75.00

Meditations - Brown (2020)

Wind Band

Written in memory of Kaija

Grade 3

This piece is all about balance, most especially between thinner, exposed sections and thick, intensely loud sections. The work is an emotional and painful expression of my love for my first dog, Kaija, after her unexpected and young passing. This work is a true expression of heartbreak, but also of loving memories and fond times together - a cathartic work that helped me process and grieve her loss. 


Score and Parts (PDF) $60.00

Dona Nobis Pacem (2020)

Wind Band

Commissioned by Kerry Kirk and the Lubbock Concert Band

Grade 3

Based on the traditional short prayer "Dona nobis pacem ("Give us peace") from the Agnus Dei of the Latin Mass, this lyrical work uses simple aleatoric and antiphonal elements to create a beautiful and aurally immersive experience.


Score and Parts (PDF) $45.00

DDAT Suite (2017)

Jazz Trio and Wind Band

Commissioned by the Delbert Anderson Trio and the University Friends of Music for the 49th Annual Eastern New Mexico University POPS Dinner Concert

Grade 4

A lengthy mashup of the Delbert Anderson Quartet's best works from their first jazz album, "DDAT Suite" is a perfect work for a dramatic and entertaining performance. The work pays homage to the Diné heritage of Delbert Anderson, the Native American codebreakers of wartime, and the natural landscape of the Navajo tribes.

Music by Delbert Anderson. Arranged with additional music by Franklin Piland.


Score and Parts (PDF) $80.00

Hymn (2016)

Wind Band

Commissioned by Dustin Seifert and the Eastern New Mexico University Symphonic Band

Grade 3

A reflective piece written to honor Mother's Day and mothers everywhere, "Hymn" is a reverent, reflective, and ecstatic work for the wind band that emphasizes the ensemble's lyrical and tonal beauty.


Score and Parts (PDF) $60.00

The Sacral Trees (2015)

Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Band

Commissioned by Micheal Muñoz for his nephews Jayce Abraham and Jordan Thomas

Grade 6

Perhaps my most monumental work, "The Sacral Trees" is a demanding work for the solo clarinet, inspired by Sam Reese's "Sacral Tree Poems" and my time teaching in Pakistan. A common Middle Eastern instrument is the Clarinet in G, which is given homage in this work written for Clarinet in A (an optional Bb part for those without access to a Clarinet in A is included). This is an ideal work for professional or high level college soloists with a depth of expression and an arsenal of technical mastery at their disposal.

I. The Fig Tree

II. The Willow in the Water

III. The Ash


Score and Parts (PDF) $80.00

Meditations – Violet (2014)

Wind Ensemble

Commissioned by Dustin Seifert and the Eastern New Mexico University Alumni Band for Neil Rutland

Grade 5

Written to honor Neil Rutland, one of my most influential and formative mentors, the "Violet" movement of "Meditations" is what I can only best describe as a tonal oil painting in the many hues of purple. Common thematic and motivic material is shared by all the "Meditations" movements, but treated in unique fashion according to the color and moods. "Violet" is a primarily lyric work, with a glorious climax. Perfect for advanced high school or collegiate ensembles.


Score and Parts (PDF) $60.00

Flourishes and Mechanations (2013)

Wind Ensemble

Commissioned by Mr. Dustin Seifert for the Eastern New Mexico University Wind Symphony

Grade 5

A complex and exciting work, "Flourishes and Mechanations" is a high energy, epic adventure. Perfect as an opener or closer for a concert, this work really shines with advanced high school and collegiate ensembles alike.


Score and Parts (PDF) $60.00

Wakinyan ("Thunder Spirits") (2013)

Wind Band

Commissioned for the 2013 “Hey Mozart New Mexico!” Young Composer Competition

Grade 3

"Wakinyan" is a Native American inspired work ideally suited for high school ensembles.

Melody composed by Rachael Snodgrass. Arranged by Franklin Piland.


Score and Parts (PDF) $45.00

Somnia Mortem (“The Dreams of Death”) (2012)

Wind Ensemble

Chosen as a top 10 finalist in the 2016 Association of Texas Small School Bands Composition Competition

Grade 3

Hailed by David Holsinger as one of the most accurate works depicting death by a young composer, "Somnia Mortem" is a personal and therapeutic expression of my mental, spiritual, and physical encounters with death. Featuring solos for piccolo, oboe, and trumpet, as well as aleatoric percussion, this piece has a distinctive feel while being unique in every single performance. "Somnia Mortem" is a great way to introduce these contemporary elements to your high school ensembles without demanding too much of the players.


Score and Parts (PDF) $60.00

Kaȟwóka ("Carried with the wind") (2011)

Wind Band

Commissioned for the 2011 “Hey Mozart New Mexico!” Young Composer Competition

Grade 2

A perfect work for young bands, "Kahwoka" makes the band sound impressively fast and technical without the stress of being fast and technical. With a distincitvely Native American tonal landscape, this work is great for your next spring concert!

Melody composed by Eden Ratigan. Arranged by Franklin Piland.


Score and Parts (PDF) $45.00