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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″
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″
Sheep May Safely Graze – Woodwind Quintet
J.S. Bach wrote the Hunting Cantata, BWV 208 to celebrate the birthday of one of his patrons, Duke Christian of Saxe-Weissenfels. It is a secular cantata which contains the aria, Schafe könen sicher weiden (Sheep may safely graze.) This aria has become one of Bach’s most enduring pieces. The aria is sung by Pales, Roman deity of shepherds and is meant as a tribute to the Duke’s beneficence. This arrangement fashions a popular Baroque piece into an effective offering for the instruments of the woodwind quintet.
Composer: Mark Questad
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, F Horn & Bassoon
Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:00 / 12 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
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″