• Bach: Aria – Woodwind Quintet

    The cantata, BWV 146, written for the third Sunday after Easter, contains the aria, Ich säe meine Zähren (I sow my Tears with a heavy heart.) Bach scored the aria for Flauto traverso, 2 Oboi d’amore, voice and basso continuo. This translates nicely to the instrumentation of the woodwind quintet, providing an expressive Baroque piece to the repertoire-suitable for concerts and services alike.

    Composer: Mark Questad
    Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, F Horn & Bassoon
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 4:20 / 24 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Dm

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Illusions – Mixed Quintet

    Illusions make us think we are seeing something we’re not, a deception, which is quite magical; and this piece is based on magic.

    The first movement, Wild Card, depicts the journey to find one’s own way in life. The individual parts go this way and that, sometimes at peace with decisions made and sometimes filled with the unease that comes with fear of the unknown.

    A wizard can be someone clever and skilled, as a computer wizard, and can also be synonymous for obsessions, including bewitchment and enchantment. Wizardz, the second movement, gives every instrument its own voice within the ensemble, sometimes clever and skilled, sometimes filled with enchantment and motivation with a little sorcery for good measure. Juggling, the third movement, sonically juggles the sound back and forth, up and down among the players, trying to keep all the balls in the air at the same time.

    The sample score shows the first page of each of the three movements. At this time there is no recording available.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 10:15 / 62 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $35.00
  • 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
  • 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″
    Key: F

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • Tuba & 12 – Mixed Large Ensemble

    Tuba & 12 was inspired by a Bedouin proverb that states: “While the words are yet unspoken, you are master of them; when once they are spoken, they are master of you.”

    Proverbs, in general, state a general piece of advice. This piece assumed that words were spoken, resulting in tension and an apology. Relationships, the first movement, has brass vs. woodwinds, tonality vs. dissonance, duples vs. triplets, et al. as well as the synergy and cooperation among all. Unspoken Words is the second movement and the dissonant opening theme in the piccolo and flute is presented three times. The third movement is Resolution. Over a constant low pedal G, the horn obstinato adds tranquility as all the themes from the first two movements return in fragmented form, before all is finally resolved.

    Although tuba has top billing in the title, each instrument is equally important.

    The sample score shows the first page of each of the three movements. At this time there is no recording available.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: Piccolo, Flute, 2 Clarinets, Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, 2 Trumpets, 2 Horns, 2 Trombones & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 11:00 / 75 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $40.00