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  • Getting Medieval – Trombone Choir

    This original composition for eight trombones is a very welcome addition to the literature! Written for the 2006 Dutch Bass Trombone Open, no one knows trombones like Bill Reichenbach!

    There is a youtube performance of this piece at:

    Getting Medieval

    and

    2010 Dutch Bass Trombone Open – 50 Bass Trombone players!

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: 8 Trombones
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:55 / 24 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $25.00
  • Haec Dies – Flute Choir

    This joyous 6-part motet is a welcome addition to the flute choir repertoire. In polyphonic and imitative style, each voice is important to the overall structure. A student of Thomas Tallis, William Byrd was the leading English composer of his time, a great master of the Renaissance along with Giovanni Palestrina and Orlando de Lassus, and left a huge legacy of printed music. The lyrics are: “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Alleluia.” Each time the word rejoice appears, the melody ascends, giving added brightness and lift. The common pronunciation of “Haec” is “eck” although it may also be pronounced as “hike.” Haec dies means this is the day.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 5 C Flutes & Alto Flute
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:15 / 13 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $15.00
  • I Love, Alas – Flute Choir

    George Kirbye (c. 1565 – 1634) was an English composer of the late Tudor period and early Jacobean era. He was one of the members of the English Madrigal School, but also composed sacred music.

    Little is known of the details of his life. He probably made the acquaintance of John Wilbye, a much more famous madrigalist, who lived and worked only a few miles away, and whose style he sometimes approaches.

    Kirbye's most significant musical contributions were the psalm settings he wrote for East's psalter in 1592, the madrigals he wrote for the Triumphs of Oriana (1601), the famous collection dedicated to Elizabeth I, and an independent set of madrigals published in 1597. This piece, one of six madrigals for six voices, shows careful attention to the text setting.

    The lyrics are:

    I love, alas, yet am I not beloved;

    My suits are all rejected,

    And all my looks suspected.

    Experience now too late hath proved,

    That 'twas in vain that erst I loved.

    This madrigal is written in an imitative style and as the different voices enter, the accompanying voices should get somewhat softer so all entrances can be easily heard. This is notated using dynamics and decrescendos at the beginning of the piece; however, the concept applies to all imitative entrances. The ranges are not extreme and this would be a good choice for young players as well as the experienced flute choir.

    There is no recording available at this time.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 5 C Flutes & Alto Flute
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:00 / 15 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $15.00
  • I Remember – Tuba Quartet

    After very full lives, a young man’s grandparents passed away. They had saved to leave a little for every family member, certainly a characteristic of that generation. One grandson decided to use his portion to create a piece for tuba quartet in their memory. Nothing sad or elegiac, but a piece that would allow him to tap into the decades of warm memories they had together, at peace with their passing and grateful to have had them in his life.

    The excerpt recording is from a U. S. Marine Band recital.

    [Disclaimer: This work presented by the publisher has been prepared by Ryan Nowlin in an unofficial capacity and neither “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, the U.S. Marine Corps, nor any other component of the Department of Defense of the U.S. Government has endorsed this material.]

    Composer: Ryan Nowlin
    Instrumentation: Tuba Quartet
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 5:30 / 15 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $20.00