• Weeping, Sad and Lonely – Brass Quintet

    Weeping, Sad and Lonely (also known as When This Cruel War Is Over) is a ballad that was popular during and after the American Civil War in both northern and southern states, a fitting selection for any Memorial Day celebration. In this treatment the plaintive melody is given an accompaniment reminiscent of the “American Brass Band Journal.”

    The music was written by Henry Tucker, the lyrics by Charles Carroll Sawyer.

    The lyrics are:

    Dearest Love, do you remember, when we last did meet,
    How you told me that you loved me, kneeling at my feet?
    Oh! How proud you stood before me, in your suit of blue,
    When you vow'd to me and country, ever to be true.

    CHORUS: Weeping, sad and lonely, hopes and fears how vain!
    When this cruel war is over, praying that we meet again.

    When the summer breeze is sighing, mournfully along,
    Or when autumn leaves are falling, sadly breathes the song.
    Oft in dreams I see thee lying on the battle plain,
    Lonely, wounded, even dying, calling but in vain.
    CHORUS: Weeping, sad and lonely, hopes and fears how vain!
    When this cruel war is over, praying that we meet again.

    If amid the din of battle, nobly you should fall,
    Far away from those who love you, none to hear you call —
    Who would whisper words of comfort, who would soothe your pain?
    Ah! The many cruel fancies, ever in my brain.
    CHORUS: Weeping, sad and lonely, hopes and fears how vain!
    When this cruel war is over, praying that we meet again.

    But our Country called you, Darling, angels cheer your way;
    While our nation's sons are fighting, we can only pray.
    Nobly strike for God and Liberty, let all nations see
    How we loved the starry banner, emblem of the free.
    CHORUS: Weeping, sad and lonely, hopes and fears how vain!
    When this cruel war is over, praying that we meet again.

    The mp3 excerpt is performed by the Sine Nomine Brass Quintet. (Used with permission.)

    Composer: Mark Questad
    Instrumentation: 2 Bb Trumpets, F Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:00 / 9 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Bb

    Score & Parts $21.00
    MP3 * Performed by the Sine Nomine Brass Quintet $0.99
  • Wexford Carol, The – Brass Octet

    This carol dates back to the 12th century and is one of the oldest Irish carols, originating in County Wexford. The Celtic influence is evident in this sophisticated and superbly crafted arrangement.

    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. 3:30 / 13 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
  • Wexford Carol, The – Flute Choir

    This carol dates back to the 12th century and is one of the oldest Irish
    carols, originating in County Wexford. The Celtic influence is evident
    in this sophisticated and superbly crafted arrangement.

    The Ohio State University Flute Troupe, directed by Katherine Borst Jones, recorded this piece. The full version is available for your listening pleasure under Hear an Excerpt.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 4 C Flutes, 2 Alto Flutes,  Bass Flute &  Contrabass Flute
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:30 / 13 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $25.00
    MP3 Free!
  • Wexford Carol, The – Trombone Choir

    This carol dates back to the 12th century and is one of the oldest Irish
    carols, originating in County Wexford. The Celtic influence is evident
    in this sophisticated and superbly crafted arrangement.

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: 6 Tenor Trombones & 2 Bass Trombones
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:35 / 33 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
  • What Child Is This – Bassoon Quartet

    Beautiful and emotional, this arrangement captures the moods of expectation and celebration.

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: Bassoon Quartet
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:30 / 15 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Cm

    Score & Parts $15.00
    MP3 * From the CD: Carols From The Bells – Trombones-L.A. $0.99
  • What Child Is This – Brass Quartet

    Beautiful and emotional, this arrangement captures the moods of expectation and celebration.

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: 3 Bb Trumpets, 1 Trombone or Euphonium
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:30 / 15 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Gm (Concert)

    Score & Parts $15.00
    MP3 * From the CD: Carols From The Bells, Trombones-L.A. $0.99
  • What Child Is This – Clarinet Quartet

    Beautiful and emotional, this arrangement captures the moods of expectation and celebration.

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: 3 Clarinets & 1 Bass Clarinet
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:30 / 15 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Fm (Concert)

    Score & Parts $15.00
    MP3 * From the CD: Carols From The Bells, Trombones-L.A. $0.99
  • What Child Is This – Flute Quartet

    Beautiful and emotional, this arrangement captures the moods of expectation and celebration.

    The flute quartets can easily be expanded to flute choir by adding both alto and bass flutes. The Alto Flute part is included and the bass plays Flute 4.

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: Flute Quartet
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:30 / 17 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Cm

    Score & Parts $15.00
    MP3 * From the CD: Carols From The Bells, Trombones-L.A. $0.99
  • What Child Is This – Saxophone Quartet

    Beautiful and emotional, this arrangement captures the moods of expectation and celebration.

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: 2 Alto, 1 Tenor & 1 Baritone
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:30 / 15 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Fm (Concert)

    Score & Parts $15.00
    MP3 * From the CD: Carols From The Bells, Trombones-L.A. $0.99
  • What Child Is This – Trombone Quartet

    Beautiful and emotional, this arrangement captures the moods of expectation and celebration.

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: 3 Tenor Trombones and 1 Bass Trombone
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:30 / 15 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Cm

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