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  • 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
    MP3 * Performed by the Sine Nomine Brass Quintet Free!
  • 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
  • Pavane – Woodwind Quintet

    Gabriel Fauré’s beautiful solo melodies for woodwinds and horn make this transcription work naturally for woodwind quintet. The thinner texture of the quintet makes the balance between primary and secondary voices even more practicable than in the orchestra version.

    Composer: Mark Questad
    Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, F Horn & Bassoon
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 5:00 / 23 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Gm

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • Pomp and Circumstance March – Brass Quintet

    Sir Edward Elgar's Trio (Procession) from Pomp and Circumstance is an unabashed piece of “gig music.” This arrangement attempts to go easy on the trumpets – a useful feature when a large graduation class calls for multiple repeats of the movement.

    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. 2:10 / 10 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Eb

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • Romanze – Brass Quintet

    Originally written for string quartet with an optional string bass, the Romanze is the second movement of this familiar piece and works very well for brass quintet.

    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. 7:00 / 18 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Bb / Bbmin-Db / Bb

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • Rondo – Brass Quintet

    The Rondo is from Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat, k.495, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The request for a brass quintet version was for a concert commemorating a horn player. This arrangement features all of the instruments, not just the horn, and will add a classical moment to your program.

    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. 3:40 / 26 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Eb

    Score & Parts $21.00