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  • Antiphon – Brass Quintet

    Anton Bruckner (1824 – 1896) was an Austrian composer known for his monumental symphonies, masses and motets. He was a simple man with an intense devotion to the spiritual life.

    This motet was written in 1878 and scored for solo tenor, choir and organ. The complete title is Antiphon – Tota pulchra es Maria. It’s not known when he re-scored it for SATB. Both versions feature a dialog between a soloist and the full quintet. His use of sudden contrasts of timbre and dynamics as well as some unexpected harmonic choices make this piece a welcome addition to the repertoire.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 2 Bb Trumpets, F Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 4:50 / 11 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • Arabian Dance – Woodwind Quintet

    The Suite of movements extracted by Tchaikovsky from his ballet music for The Nutcracker was an immediate success. As prevalent as the complete ballet The Nutcracker is today, it is hard to imagine that it took years, and perhaps the staging of George Balanchine, for it to become popular.

    Some of the most memorable pieces from the suite are the Characteristic Dances. In Act II of the ballet, these movements are employed to introduce different residents of the “Land of Sweets.”  Tchaikovsky’s orchestration makes adept use of wind instrument color. This translates very effectively in arrangements for the woodwind quintet.

    The Arabian Dance (Danse arabe) makes use of hypnotic ostinato and reed sounds to create a wonderful piece of Orientalia. In the ballet, this music introduces coffee.

    An optional Tambourine part is included; however, it is not notated in the score.

    Composer: Mark Questad
    Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, F Horn & Bassoon
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:00 / 18 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Gm

    Composer: Mark Questad
    Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, F Horn & Bassoon
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:00 / 17 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Gm

    Score & Parts $15.00
  • Ave Verum Corpus (Byrd) – Brass Quartet

    Ave verum corpus (Hail, true body) is based on a 14th century poem. This musical setting by William Byrd (1543 – 1623) is considered one of his finest works. 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 false relation, the E natural in the trumpet and the E flat in the tuba in measure 2 was Byrd's way of emphasizing the word verum.

    Excerpt graciously provided by members of the Tower Brass Quintet.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: Trumpet, Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:30 / 7 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $15.00
  • Ave Verum Corpus (Byrd) – Flute Choir

    Ave verum corpus (Hail, true body) is based on a 14th century poem. This musical setting by William Byrd (1543 – 1623) is considered one of his finest works. 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 false relation, the G sharp in the 1st and 2nd flutes and the G natural in the alto and bass flutes  in measure 2 was Byrd's way of emphasizing the word verum.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 4 C Flutes, Alto Flute & Bass Flute
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:20 / 12 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $15.00
  • Away in a Manger – Bassoon Quartet

    This well-loved carol is arranged with beautiful, lush harmonies – something special for your holiday audience.

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: Bassoon Quartet
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:10 / 9 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Bb-Eb

    Score & Parts $15.00
    MP3 * From the CD: More Carols From The Bells – Trombones-L.A. $0.99
  • Away in a Manger – Brass Quartet

    This well-loved carol is arranged with beautiful, lush harmonies – something special for your holiday audience.

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: 3 Bb Trumpets, 1 Trombone or Euphonium
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:10 / 9 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Eb-Ab

    Score & Parts $15.00
    MP3 * From the CD: More Carols From The Bells – Trombones-L.A. $0.99
  • Away in a Manger – Clarinet Quartet

    This well-loved carol is arranged with beautiful, lush harmonies – something special for your holiday audience.

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: 3 Bb Clarinets & 1 Bb Bass Clarinet
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:10 / 9 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: C-F

    Score & Parts $15.00
    MP3 * From the CD: More Carols From The Bells – Trombones-L.A. $0.99
  • Away In a Manger – Flute Quartet

    This well-loved carol is arranged with beautiful, lush harmonies – something special for your holiday audience.

    The flute quartets can easily be expanded to flute choir by adding both alto and bass flutes. The Alto Flute part is included and the bass plays Flute 4.

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: Flute Quartet
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:10 / 10 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: G-C

    Score & Parts $15.00
    MP3 * From the CD: More Carols From The Bells – Trombones-L.A. $0.99
  • Away in a Manger – Saxophone Quartet

    This well-loved carol is arranged with beautiful, lush harmonies – something special for your holiday audience.

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: 2 Alto, 1 Tenor & 1 Baritone
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:10 / 9 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Eb-Ab

    Score & Parts $15.00
    MP3 * From the CD: More Carols From The Bells – Trombones-L.A. $0.99
  • Away in a Manger – Trombone Quartet

    This well-loved carol is arranged with beautiful, lush harmonies – something special for your holiday audience.

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: 3 Tenor Trombones and 1 Bass Trombone
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:10 / 9 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Bb-Eb

    Score & Parts $15.00
    MP3 * From the CD: More Carols From The Bells – Trombones-L.A. $0.99