• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Suite VI from Banchetto Musicale – Brass Quintet

    Johann Hermann Schein, a German composer of the early Baroque period, wrote his “Banquet Music” suites for unspecified instrumental combinations. This version offers phrasing and dynamics to compliment brass performance and modernizes (halves) the rhythmic values for easier reading.

    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. 6:30 / 19 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • Suite XII from Banchetto Musicale – Brass Quintet

    Johann Hermann Schein, a German composer of the early Baroque period, wrote his “Banquet Music” suites for unspecified instrumental combinations. This version offers phrasing and dynamics to compliment brass performance and modernizes (halves) the rhythmic values for easier reading.

    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. 5:45 / 19 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $21.00