Texas UIL PML
Several of Pat’s transcriptions have recently been added to the Texas University Interscholastic League Prescribed Music List.
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.
A Concord Symphony; Pictures at an Exhibition
Two of Pat’s new wind transcriptions were recently premiered in Austin by the UT Wind Ensemble.
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.
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.