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  • Die himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes (Schütz) – Brass Quintet

    Heinrich Schütz (1585 – 1672) was a Renaissance composer and is generally considered the most important German composer prior to Johann Sebastian Bach. His compositions show the influence of his teacher, Gabrieli.

    One of the last composers to write in modal style, the text for this piece is from Psalm 19. The title translates to: The heavens are telling the glory of God.

    Originally written for six voices, the piece is ideal for brass quintet and will sound glorious in a church or recital setting.

    Thanks to the Vista Brass Quintet for sending a recording of this piece.

    The Vista Brass Quintet features Emily Lawyer and Tim Winfield – trumpet, Anne Marie Cherry – horn, Charles Lilly – trombone and Todd Eames – bass trombone.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:45 / 23 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • Die himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes (Schütz) – Flute Choir

    Heinrich Schütz (1585 – 1672) was a Renaissance composer is regarded as the most important German composer prior to Johann Sebastian Bach. His compositions show the influence of his teacher, Gabrieli.

    One of the last composers to write in modal style, the text for this
    piece is from Psalm 19. The title translates to: The heavens are telling the glory of God.

    Originally written for six voices, the piece is ideal for flute choir and will sound glorious in a church or recital setting.

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

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: Piccolo, 4 Flutes, Alto Flute & Bass Flute
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:45 / 24 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $21.00
    MP3 Free!
  • Drive-thru – Brass Quintet

    Hungry? This is an impatient trip through traffic on the way to the drive-thru. There are blaring horns, near collisions, a dump truck backing up (so obnoxious and so irritating), and finally there you are, waiting in line. The 1st trumpet asks “may I take your order” and finally the tuba gets to order a cheeseburger, fries and a chocolate milkshake. The order is, of course, repeated over the speaker, accomplished by trombone with a harmon. More waiting, more impatience, more car horns, and finally you are satisfied. Aaah

    This piece will be a great hit with your audience. And there are absolutely no calories!

    The mp3 excerpt is from the Tower Brass Quintet CD, Road Trip. (Used with permission.)

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:25 / 21 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott – Brass Quintet

    This piece by Johann Gottfried Walther sets the horn, trombone and tuba in energetic counterpoint while the trumpets proclaim the chorale melody overtop.

    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. 3:00 / 9 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: C

    Score & Parts $21.00
    MP3 * Performed by the Sine Nomine Brass Quintet $0.99
  • Elegy – Horn and Piano

    Elegy (for Herbert A. Spencer) was written to musically express both the emotions of loss and the joyful memories of his exceptional teacher. In the words of the composer ” When hopelessness and darkness seem all encompassing, an off-stage horn enters. This voice, the voice of Herb Spencer, offers serenity and reassurance to those living in his absence. Upon the on-stage horn’s re-entry, only an accompaniment without melody is heard. The voicing of the last chord in the piano crosses the accompanists' thumbs, signaling my reluctant acceptance of his passing, with hands folded.”

    Herb Spencer was professor of horn at Bowling Green State University for 29 years.  The composer was his student for the final four years. He passed away in September 2000 of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease.)

    Written as a gift to this renowned horn player’s widow, Elegy was premiered in 2005 at the 37th International Horn Society Summer Symposium by Grammy Award Winner Andrew Pelletier.

    This is an incredibly beautiful and sensitive addition to the solo horn literature by this talented composer.

    The audio excerpt is from the live premiere performance, Andrew Pelletier, soloist. (Used with permission.)

    All of the composer's royalties are being donated to The Herbert Spencer Student Horn Fund. If you wish to make an additional contribution, please send a tax deductible donation to: BGSU Foundation, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403.  Make all checks payable to “BGSU Foundation” and please write “Herbert Spencer Student Horn Fund” in the memo line of your check.

    Composer: Ryan Nowlin
    Instrumentation: F Horn & Piano
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 8:35 / 11 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $20.00
  • Entrance of the Queen of Sheba – Woodwind Quintet

    This piece is a sinfonia with which George Friderik Handel began the third act of his oratorio, Solomon. This lively and festive processional is often played during wedding ceremonies. The flute, oboe and clarinet players will definitely enjoy playing this piece.

    Composer: Mark Questad
    Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, F Horn & Bassoon
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 4:00 / 24 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Bb

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • Equinox – Large Brass Ensemble

    Equal day, equal night, represented by double brass quintet, conical vs. cylindrical. Seating should be in an inverted V, with tuba on the outside left. Going up the left side, next to tuba is horn 3, then horn 2, horn 1 and cornet at the top of the inverted V. Coming down the right side is trumpet 1 at the top, trumpet 2, trombone 1, trombone 2 and bass trombone, facing tuba.

    Brilliantly crafted to maximize the different timbres, the wide ranges and varying instrumental combinations, this is an impressive achievement accomplished with great skill and a welcome addition to the brass repertoire.

    The sample score and mp3 excerpt include all three movements.

    Total duration: ca. 11:15

    I – Autumn (3:47)

    II – In-between (3:45)

    III – Spring (3:40)

    Performers:

    David Wailes – Cornet
    Andrew Pelletier – Horn
    Jenny Kim – Horn
    Bruce Hudson – Horn
    Doug Tornquist – Tuba
    Marissa Benedict – Trumpet
    Larry Hall – Trumpet
    Alex Iles – Trombone
    Philip Keen – Trombone
    Bill Reichenbach – Bass Trombone

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: Bb Cornet, 3 F Horns, Tuba, 2 Bb Trumpets, 2 Trombones & Bass Trombone
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 11:15 / 54 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $40.00
    MP3 I. Autumn *From the CD: Feels Like Far, Doug Tornquist & Friends $0.99
    MP3 II. In-Between *From the CD: Feels Like Far, Doug Tornquist & Friends $0.99
    MP3 III. Spring *From the CD: Feels Like Far, Doug Tornquist & Friends $0.99
  • Fanfares, Questions & Answers – Large Brass Ensemble

    Written for 4 trumpets, 4 trombones (1 bass) and solo bass trombone, this is a welcome addition to the brass ensemble literature as well as a very musical piece to feature your bass trombone soloist.

    (This piece also works well with tuba as the soloist.)

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Bass Trombone solo (or Tuba)
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:10 / 25 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $25.00
  • Feels Like Far – Mixed Quintet

    Sometimes the intimacy and intensity of a shared experience is best expressed by music. The character of each of these five instruments is retained in this unique combination, yet they blend into a new and distinct sound with timbres that are seemingly remote from the traditional sounds associated with them. This music transcends the composer’s imagination and you, both the performer and the audience, have the opportunity to hear your own personal journey that feels like far.

    The sample score and sample mp3 include all three movements.

    Total duration: ca. 11:15

    Movement 1 – Slow Dancing (4:38)

    Movement 2 – Memories Of A Lost Love (4:57)

    Movement 3 – Distractions (2:36)

    Performers:

    Patti Cloud – Flute
    Don Foster – Clarinet
    Marissa Benedict – Trumpet
    Jenny Kim – Horn
    Doug Tornquist – Tuba

    Composer: Anne McGinty

    Instrumentation: Flute, Bb Clarinet, Bb Trumpet, F Horn & Tuba

    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 11:15 / 58 pages, 8.5″ x 11″

    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $40.00
    MP3 I. Slow Dancing *From the CD: Feels Like Far, Doug Tornquist & Friends $0.99
    MP3 II. Memories of a Lost Love *From the CD: Feels Like Far, Doug Tornquist & Friends $0.99
    MP3 III. Distractions *From the CD: Feels Like Far, Doug Tornquist & Friends $0.99
  • Forbidden – Horn and Piano

    Commissioned by Grammy-award winning horn player Andrew Pelletier, this very fast-paced and highly energetic piece draws its inspiration from the final moments of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s fly in his poem: The Death of the Fly (1810).

    “WITH eagerness he drinks the treach'rous potion,

    Nor stops to rest, by the first taste misled;
    Sweet is the draught, but soon all power of motion

    He finds has from his tender members fled;
    No longer has he strength to plume his wing,
    No longer strength to raise his head, poor thing!
    E'en in enjoyment's hour his life he loses,
    His little foot to bear his weight refuses;
    So on he sips, and ere his draught is o'er,
    Death veils his thousand eyes for evermore.”

    Premiered in 2006 on Andrew Pelletier’s recital entitled American Journey at Bowling Green State University, this piece begins as the fly takes his first sip of the forbidden potion. The simultaneous euphoria and terror is explored as the fly realizes his fate. With one final hurrah, he finishes his drink and “death veils his thousand eyes for evermore.”

    The audio excerpt is from the live premiere performance, Andrew Pelletier, soloist. (Used with permission.)

    Composer: Ryan Nowlin
    Instrumentation: F Horn & Piano
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 4:35 / 19 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $20.00