• I Love, Alas – Flute Choir

    George Kirbye (c. 1565 – 1634) was an English composer of the late Tudor period and early Jacobean era. He was one of the members of the English Madrigal School, but also composed sacred music.

    Little is known of the details of his life. He probably made the acquaintance of John Wilbye, a much more famous madrigalist, who lived and worked only a few miles away, and whose style he sometimes approaches.

    Kirbye's most significant musical contributions were the psalm settings he wrote for East's psalter in 1592, the madrigals he wrote for the Triumphs of Oriana (1601), the famous collection dedicated to Elizabeth I, and an independent set of madrigals published in 1597. This piece, one of six madrigals for six voices, shows careful attention to the text setting.

    The lyrics are:

    I love, alas, yet am I not beloved;

    My suits are all rejected,

    And all my looks suspected.

    Experience now too late hath proved,

    That 'twas in vain that erst I loved.

    This madrigal is written in an imitative style and as the different voices enter, the accompanying voices should get somewhat softer so all entrances can be easily heard. This is notated using dynamics and decrescendos at the beginning of the piece; however, the concept applies to all imitative entrances. The ranges are not extreme and this would be a good choice for young players as well as the experienced flute choir.

    There is no recording available at this time.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 5 C Flutes & Alto Flute
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:00 / 15 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $15.00
  • I Remember – Tuba Quartet

    After very full lives, a young man’s grandparents passed away. They had saved to leave a little for every family member, certainly a characteristic of that generation. One grandson decided to use his portion to create a piece for tuba quartet in their memory. Nothing sad or elegiac, but a piece that would allow him to tap into the decades of warm memories they had together, at peace with their passing and grateful to have had them in his life.

    The excerpt recording is from a U. S. Marine Band recital.

    [Disclaimer: This work presented by the publisher has been prepared by Ryan Nowlin in an unofficial capacity and neither “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, the U.S. Marine Corps, nor any other component of the Department of Defense of the U.S. Government has endorsed this material.]

    Composer: Ryan Nowlin
    Instrumentation: Tuba Quartet
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 5:30 / 15 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $20.00
  • Illusions – Flute Choir

    Illusions make us think we are seeing something we’re not, a deception, which is quite magical; and this piece is based on magic.

    The first movement, Wild Card, depicts the journey to find one’s own way in life. The individual parts go this way and that, sometimes at peace with decisions made and sometimes filled with the unease that comes with fear of the unknown.

    A wizard can be someone clever and skilled, as a computer wizard, and can also be synonymous for obsessions, including bewitchment and enchantment. Wizardz, the second movement, gives every instrument its own voice within the ensemble, sometimes clever and skilled, sometimes filled with enchantment and motivation with a little sorcery for good measure. Juggling, the third movement, sonically juggles the sound back and forth, up and down among the players, trying to keep all the balls in the air at the same time.

    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, 4 C Flutes, Alto Flute & Bass Flute
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 10:15 / 74 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $25.00
  • Illusions – Mixed Quintet

    Illusions make us think we are seeing something we’re not, a deception, which is quite magical; and this piece is based on magic.

    The first movement, Wild Card, depicts the journey to find one’s own way in life. The individual parts go this way and that, sometimes at peace with decisions made and sometimes filled with the unease that comes with fear of the unknown.

    A wizard can be someone clever and skilled, as a computer wizard, and can also be synonymous for obsessions, including bewitchment and enchantment. Wizardz, the second movement, gives every instrument its own voice within the ensemble, sometimes clever and skilled, sometimes filled with enchantment and motivation with a little sorcery for good measure. Juggling, the third movement, sonically juggles the sound back and forth, up and down among the players, trying to keep all the balls in the air at the same time.

    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: Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 10:15 / 62 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $35.00
  • naked tuba – Tuba Solo

    Alone on stage. Just a chair and a music stand, you and your tuba. Feeling so very exposed, you begin the first notes of naked tuba.

    The opening tempo is marked “slow, calm (mostly)” and you are totally free to express yourself. Although written in one continuous movement, the second tempo is marked “agitated (sometimes)” and again, the decisions are all yours.

    This piece was written for Doug Tornquist, with great respect and admiration. I've had the opportunity to work with Doug on many occasions and his playing always inspires me to write more.

    The tuba is an incredibly lyrical and versatile instrument. This unaccompanied piece celebrates the unlimited colors of this expressive instrument.

    The “Add to cart” button shows “Score & Parts”; however, naked tuba is in solo format only, as per the sample first page.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 7:10 / 4 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $13.00
  • No Strings Attached – Brass Quintet

    It is so easy to add special conditions, restrictions and expectations to almost anything — even music. Using this as extramusical inspiration, No Strings Attached first attaches each of the strings, followed by a spirited and rhythmic romp interspersed with unifying chorales. At the end, each of the strings are released, one by one.

    Music is one of the most valuable things we can share without asking for or expecting anything in return.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 2 Bb Trumpets, F Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:00 / 21 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • Nymphes des Bois (Josquin) – Brass Quintet

    Nymphes des bois, also known as La Déploration de Johannes Ockeghem, is a lament by Josquin des Prez (ca. 1445 – 1521) on the death of his predecessor, Ockeghem. Josquin was one of the most influential Renaissance composers and was considered a great master of his time.

    The music is based on a poem (elegy) by Jean Molinet, a French poet and composer. The descending thirds in the chorus represent the names of the composers of that time: Josquin, Pierson, Brumel and Compére.

    The lyrics to the chorus are:

    Put on the clothes of mourning.
    Josquin, Pierson, Brumel, Compére.
    And weep great tears from your eyes,
    For you have lost your good father.
    May they rest in peace.
    Amen

    Excerpt graciously provided by the Tower Brass Quintet.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:15 / 10 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • Nymphes des Bois (Josquin) – Flute Choir

    Nymphes des bois, also known as La Déploration de Johannes Ockeghem, is a lament by Josquin des Prez (ca. 1445 – 1521) on the death of his predecessor, Ockeghem. Josquin was one of the most influential Renaissance composers and was considered a great master of his time.

    The music is based on a poem (elegy) by Jean Molinet, a French poet and composer. The descending thirds in the chorus represent the names of the composers of that time: Josquin, Pierson, Brumel and Compére.

    The lyrics to the chorus are:

    Put on the clothes of mourning.
    Josquin, Pierson, Brumel, Compére.
    And weep great tears from your eyes,
    For you have lost your good father.
    May they rest in peace.

    Amen

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 4 C Flutes, Alto Flute & Bass Flute
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:15 / 11 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • Oddball Tomatoe, The

    The Oddball Tomatoe (sic) is based on a short story (with illustrations) written by a friend of the composer's when he was in the 6th grade, titled “The Tomatoe That Chomped Up New York City”. The story is about a hungry little tomato that chomp-chomp-chomps everything from the carrots in the garden to the barn, the house and more before acquiring a taste for metal, which made him a metal tomato. The first sentence was the inspiration for this piece: “Once there was a little oddball tomatoe.”

    He ate cars, a water tower, the city hall and the Empire State Building and became a danger to every city. While walking to California he snatched a plane out of the air and chomped it. The army aimed bombs at him, to no avail. In Los Angeles it started chomping on the power lines as it thought they were spaghetti. Alas, he got shocked to death and fell in the ocean, never to be seen again.

    Only the tuba could possibly become the metal tomato and get that big and calamitous, with lots of chomping grace notes along the way. Only three horns could depict little carrots, large buildings, bombs, New York City, power lines and more.

    The story made the composer smile, and the piece is basically program music that attempts to musically depict this extra-musical story. The story, however, is not essential to the performance of this piece.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: Tuba & 3 Horns
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 4:20 / 22 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • On The Out-Side – Mixed Trio

    On The Out-Side (a place beyond a boundary) is chamber music at its most personal, an interplay between three diverse instruments. In three movements, this will be the emotional highlight of any recital.

    The sample score and sample mp3 include all three movements.

    Total duration: ca. 11:30

    I – Looking Around (4:39)

    II – Looking In (3:56)

    III – Looking Up (2:55)

    Performers:

    Don Foster – Clarinet
    Jenny Kim – Horn
    Doug Tornquist – Tuba

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: Bb Clarinet, F Horn & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 11:30 / 26 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $35.00
    MP3 I. Looking Around *From the CD: Feels Like Far, Doug Tornquist & Friends $0.99
    MP3 II. Looking In *From the CD: Feels Like Far, Doug Tornquist & Friends $0.99
    MP3 III. Looking Up *From the CD: Feels Like Far, Doug Tornquist & Friends $0.99