• Sarum Suite – Trombone Quartet

    Sarum Suite for Trombone Quartet features the artistry of Bill Reichenbach – a must-have for your library! In three movements, this is perfect for recital or contest/festival. A beautiful and very well-crafted composition.

    The audio excerpt (the first minute or so of each of the three movements) is from a live performance by the L.A. Trombone Quartet – Bill Booth, Jim Miller, Charlie Loper & Bill Reichenbach. (Used with permission.)

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: Trombone Quartet
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 14:45 / 59 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $40.00
  • Seven – Brass Septet

    Seven brass instruments. Seven-plus minutes. The tone colors of these seven brass instruments are maximized with skillful melodic and harmonic writing and the use of dynamic contrast. This piece showcases the versatility of brass instruments and will touch the hearts of everyone in the audience.

    The audio sample is from the premiere, October 12, 2011, at USC.

    Marissa Benedict & Angela Romera – Trumpet
    Laura Brenes & Dylan Hart – Horn
    Steve Suminski & Phil Keen – Trombone
    Doug Tornquist – Tuba

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 2 Trumpets, 2 Horns, 2 Trombones & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 8:45 / 27 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    parts-score $35.00
  • 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
  • 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