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THE DREAMERS for horn, violin and piano is the sixth of a series of seven compositions named after Karen Blixen's collection of short stories Seven Gothic Tales. My musical gothic tales are written for very different ensembles - THE SUPPER AT ELSINORE is a saxophone quartet, THE OLD CHEVALIER is for bass trombone and piano, THE MONKEY is a chamber orchestra work - but they all share musical material in a criss-cross of contextual references reminiscent of Blixen's narrative complexity: Themes and motivs from one piece appear in others in new and surprising shapes and combinations. Karen Blixen's THE DREAMERS has the most complex narrative structure of all her seven gothic tales. The story is made up of three tales with different narrators, but with the same principal caracter in various disguises, all three imbedded within a fourth tale that serves as a framework for the entire short story.The main story line unravels the life of a famous opera diva who looses her voice during a terrible fire. Before this her life was perpetual bliss, and the tragedy drives her into assuming different personality guises in order to escape reality.Toward the end she is confronted with her true identity, and dies.THE DREAMERS isn't 'about' anything. The music is inspired by the artistic content of Blixen's short story - it's emotionalism, dramatic construction, atmosphere, period and settings - but unfolds in time and musical space in ways that are completely independent of the story's narrative progression...except one might say that the three players try their best to either catch or escape each other, and that when they finally meet, it happens abruptly, even tragically - and only barely provides a little consolation.Duration: approximately 15 minutes
Instruments: Horn, Brass
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Instruments: Piano, Horn, Piano and Keyboard, Brass
New product for the week of September 3rd, 2012.
Uses: Advent, Christmas Scripture: Luke 2 From the composer of Tapestry of Light and The Winter Rose comes a new major work that is based on the traditional Lesson and Carols service. Filled to overflowing with beloved carols and original seasonal songs, this cantata tells the story of Christ's birth adorned with beautiful arrangements and meaningful Scriptures. The work includes optional moments for congregational participation, handbell ringers, and children's choir, if desired. Stunning orchestrations and a full line of support products are available to support your presentation. Titles include: A Christmas Overture; O Come, All Ye Faithful; A Prayer for Advent; People of Promise, Arise!; Song of Hope and Joy; O Little Town of Bethlehem; My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord; Lullabies of Bethlehem; Angels We Have Heard on High; Carols for Seekers; Let Christmas Begin; A Christmas Trilogy. Available separately: SATB, SAB, iPrint Orch CD-rom, Printed Orchestration (Score & parts for Flute 1&2, Oboe, Clarinet 1&2, Bassoon, Horn 1&2, Trumpet 1,2&3, Trombone 1&2, Bass Trombone/Tuba, Timpani, Perc 1&2, Harp, Piano, Violin 1&2, Viola, Cello, Double Bass), iPrint Consort CD-rom, iPrint Handbells CD-rom, StudioTrax CD, Listening CD, 10-Pack Listening CDs, Preview Pack, RehearsalTrax CDs, Digital Resource Kit. Duration: ca. 59:21 (full performance) ca. 48:37 (w/o opt. congregational anthems). New product for the week of Sept 17th, 2012.
Instruments: Choir, Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Horn, Violin, Cello, Viola, Double Bass, Harp, Lute, Trumpet, Bass Trombone, Trombone, Bass Guitar, Timpani, Handbell, Tuba, Bells, Handbells, Vocal, Piano and Keyboard, Woodwinds, Brass, Strings, Guitar, Percussion
Jazz Band, Sheet Music Package Download, Jazz Ensemble, Level 5. This Beatles classic is treated to a creative and varied setting in this production number from Richard Tuttobene. The lush chorale-like opening leads to a jazz waltz setting of the main theme featuring a flugelhorn soloist. The full ensemble is featured in a straight ahead swing section and the slow chorale style from the opening makes a brief yet effective return near the end. A unique tour de force for mature ensembles. Artist: The Beatles. Arranger: Richard Tuttobene. Composer: John Lennon; Paul McCartney. Writer: John Lennon; Paul McCartney; Richard Tuttobene; The Beatles.
Instruments: Choir, Horn, Flugelhorn, Vocal, Brass, Trumpet
Jazz Band, Sheet Music Package Download, Jazz Ensemble, Level 4. Mike Tomaro uses tight harmonies and a smooth Bossa Nova style to revisit this timeless standard. A perfect fit for the 6-horn format, and a nice change of pace for programming. Arranger: Mike Tomaro. Composer: Eddie De Lange; Jimmy Van Heusen. Writer: Eddie De Lange; Jimmy Van Heusen; Mike Tomaro.
Instruments: Choir, Horn, Vocal, Brass
Concert Band, Sheet Music Package Download, Concert Band, Level 4. Commissioned by the acclaimed Midwest Clinic in 2005, this exciting work by Samuel Hazo demonstrates the composer's continued fresh approach and unique vision for wind bands. Scored for brass and percussion with woodwind players contributing East African chant/singing along with egg shakers, this composition is a tribute to the memory of Rosa Parks and her struggles on behalf of civil rights more than 50 years ago. An auxiliary set of woodwind parts is now available, allowing this dramatic music to be performed by a traditional symphonic band instrumentation. Dur: 4:00 Composer: Samuel Hazo. Writer: Samuel Hazo.
Instruments: Percussion, Brass
Concert Band, Sheet Music Package Download, Concert Band, Level 2 to 3. Commemorating 100 years since "Titanic" was lost at sea, James Cameron released the 3-D version of his classic 1997 movie. Here is a touching arrangement of the familiar main theme scored for flexible instrumentation. Dur: 2:45 Artist: Celine Dion. Arranger: Paul Murtha. Composer: James Horner; Will Jennings. Writer: Celine Dion; James Horner; Paul Murtha; Will Jennings.
Instruments: Horn, Flexible Instrument, Brass, Other
Jazz Band, Sheet Music Package Download, Jazz Ensemble, Level 3. Set here in a medium slow swing style, this bluesy version of Whitney Houston's first ever number #1 chart hit will go together quickly and sound great. Featured are short solos for alto and trumpet, as well as melody opportunities for all sections. Artist: Whitney Houston. Arranger: Paul Lavender. Composer: Gerry Goffin; Michael Masser. Writer: Gerry Goffin; Michael Masser; Paul Lavender; Whitney Houston.
Instruments: Trumpet, Brass
Jazz Band, Sheet Music Package Download, Jazz Ensemble, Level 3. Made famous by the Modern Jazz Quartet, this medium swinger is a great addition to the literature for young jazz players. Mark's chart opens with a small group of 2 saxes, trumpet, trombone and guitar, but the full ensemble quickly gets in the game. The blues format makes it easy for anyone to solo, and there's a nice full ensemble send-off at the beginning of the solo section. This is a great example of quality writing for young players. Arranger: Mark Taylor. Composer: John Lewis. Writer: John Lewis; Mark Taylor.
Instruments: Guitar, Trumpet, Trombone, Brass