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Several of Pat’s transcriptions have recently been added to the Texas University Interscholastic League Prescribed Music List.

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The Engulfed Cathedral

The Engulfed Cathedral

Pat’s transcription of Debussy’s “The Englulfed Cathedral” is featured the United States Air Force Band's CD entitled Wild Blue Yonder.

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Through his innovating scoring techniques, imaginative use of the instruments, and masterful ear for color and texture, Merlin Patterson has created some of the greatest symphonic wind transcriptions in all of band literature. He is truly without peer as a band arranger.
Eddie Green

Conductor Emeritus, University of Houston Wind Ensemble

Merlin Patterson is undoubtedly one of the finest transcribers of all time. His transcriptions are thoroughly faithful to the composer’s original intent, and meticulously edited. Additionally, his gifted scoring is attentive to transparency and fully employs the wide spectrum of color possibilities of the wind band.
James Keene

Director of Bands, Professor of Music, University of Illinois

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