• Soundscapes – Mixed Duo

    Bass trombone and violin? The concept of these two instruments performing as a duo intrigued this composer! Edwin Miller and Todd Park commissioned this composition and wanted it to be an audience-friendly performance piece. The result is a three movement work based on the acoustic combinations of the two sounds.

    The first movement opens with a bold statement of “We're here! Listen!” – dramatic, playful, playable. The second movement begins with the Korean folk song “Arirang” contrasted with “Simple Gifts” and portions of “All The Pretty Little Horses,” and shows off the musicality and sensitivity of the musicians. The third movement's plaintive introduction leads to a boisterous display of “I can do this, can you?” that features glissandos, triple tonguing, pizzicato vs. staccato, etc., and concludes with the violin playing “Arirang” in 3/4 and the bass trombone playing “Simple Gifts” in 4/4, a loud and triumphant finale.

    Thank-you, Edwin and Todd, for wanting a piece you can play together for charity events, recitals and just for fun.

    The mp3 excerpt (used with permission) features Michael Eversden and is from his CD, Out of Bounds.

    The “Add to cart” button shows Score & Parts; however, Soundscapes is in duet format only, as per the sample first page. Separate parts are not available.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: Violin & Bass Trombone
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 9:15 / 13 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $20.00
  • Still, Still, Still – Trombone Choir

    Still, Still, Still is an Austrian carol and the melody is from an Austrian folk tune. This arrangement is both elegant and lyrical, and will add a beautiful and subtle touch to your Christmas concerts.

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: 6 Tenor Trombones & 2 Bass Trombones
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:40 / 19 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $25.00
    MP3 * From the CD: More Carols From The Bells – Trombones-L.A. $0.99
  • Three French Carols – Brass Quartet

    These three contrasting carols, skillfully arranged, provide a continental touch to your holiday concert.

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: 3 Bb Trumpets, 1 Trombone or Euphonium
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:10 / 10 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Gm – Bb (Concert)

    Score & Parts $15.00
    MP3 * From the CD: Carols From The Bells, Trombones-L.A. $0.99
  • Three French Carols – Brass Quintet

    From the glorious opening to the spirited succession of the carols, this arrangement will bring joy and celebration to your Christmas concert.  The three carols are Noël Nouvelet, Pat-A-Pan and Il est né, le divin Enfant.

    Performers:

    Marissa Benedict, Larry Hall – Trumpet
    Andrew Pelletier – Horn
    Alex Iles – Trombone
    Doug Tornquist – Tuba

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: 2 Bb Trumpets – 1st doubling Piccolo Trumpet, F Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 4:25 / 23 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $25.00
    MP3 *From the CD: Fiat Lux, The Modern Brass of Los Angeles $0.99
  • Three French Carols – Trombone Choir

    From the glorious opening to the spirited succession of the carols, this arrangement will bring joy and celebration to your Christmas concert. The three carols are Noël Nouvelet, Pat-A-Pan and Il est né, le divin Enfant.

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: 6 Tenor Trombones & 2 Bass Trombones
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:40 / 46 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $25.00
    MP3 * From the CD: More Carols From The Bells – Trombones-L.A. $0.99
  • Three French Carols – Trombone Quartet

    These three contrasting carols, skillfully arranged, provide a continental touch to your holiday concert.

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: 3 Tenor Trombones and 1 Bass Trombone
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:10 / 10 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Cm – Eb

    Score & Parts $15.00
    MP3 * From the CD: Carols From The Bells, Trombones-L.A. $0.99
  • Tuba & 12 – Mixed Large Ensemble

    Tuba & 12 was inspired by a Bedouin proverb that states: “While the words are yet unspoken, you are master of them; when once they are spoken, they are master of you.”

    Proverbs, in general, state a general piece of advice. This piece assumed that words were spoken, resulting in tension and an apology. Relationships, the first movement, has brass vs. woodwinds, tonality vs. dissonance, duples vs. triplets, et al. as well as the synergy and cooperation among all. Unspoken Words is the second movement and the dissonant opening theme in the piccolo and flute is presented three times. The third movement is Resolution. Over a constant low pedal G, the horn obstinato adds tranquility as all the themes from the first two movements return in fragmented form, before all is finally resolved.

    Although tuba has top billing in the title, each instrument is equally important.

    The sample score shows the first page of each of the three movements. At this time there is no recording available.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: Piccolo, Flute, 2 Clarinets, Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, 2 Trumpets, 2 Horns, 2 Trombones & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 11:00 / 75 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $40.00
  • Twas in the Moon of Wintertime – Brass Octet

    This, the first Canadian Christmas carol, was originally written in the Huron language using the melody of a 16th century French carol, Une Jeune Pucelle. This arrangement is as expressive as the story it depicts and the plaintive melody is elegantly scored and always full of promise.

    The lyrics are:

    Twas in the moon of wintertime when all the birds had fled,
    That mighty Gitchi Manitou sent angel choirs instead.
    Before their light the stars grew dim,
    And wand'ring hunters heard the hymn:
    Jesus your king is born, Jesus is born.
    In excelsis gloria!

    Performers:

    Marissa Benedict, Larry Hall – Trumpet
    Andy Pelletier, Bruce Hudson – Horn
    Alex Iles, Andy Malloy – Trombone
    Bill Reichenbach – Bass Trombone
    Doug Tornquist – Tuba

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 2 Bb Trumpets, 2 F Horns, 2 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 5:00 / 16 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $25.00
    MP3 *From the CD: Fiat Lux, The Modern Brass of Los Angeles $0.99
  • Up On The Housetop – Trombone Choir

    Your plans for this year's Christmas concert should definitely include Bill Reichenbach's arrangement of Up On The Housetop for trombone choir. This is such a fun chart that there should be an animated short to go along with it. Bill doesn't land on just one housetop — Santa and his reindeer visit every house in the neighborhood.

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: 6 Tenor Trombones & 2 Bass Trombones
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:20 / 41 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $25.00
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  • We Three Kings – Brass Quartet

    We Three Kings was written in 1857 by John Henry Hopkins. He wrote the carol for a Christmas pageant in New York City. This carol is one of the world’s favorites and one of the most played. This upbeat arrangement will have your audience tapping their toes!

    Composer: Steve Holtman
    Instrumentation: 3 Bb Trumpets, 1 Trombone or Euphonium
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:30 / 14 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Concert C minor

    Score & Parts $15.00
    MP3 * From the CD: Carols From The Bells – Trombones-L.A. $0.99