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Trumpet

OLD NEWS

Trumpet & 1 Percussion

[3:00 Minutes]   Difficulty: IV – V

Originally composed for piccolo trumpet, this work has its historical roots in the military traditions of the “Ruffles & Flourishes” from the American Revolutionary War 201 years earlier; the work juxtaposes traditional march-like rhythms with twelve tone lyrical melodies; the optional percussion part calls for: low med. & high pitched sn. drs. & chimes; ideal for a percussionist or trumpeter who, in recital, wishes to put together repertory showing the “demilitarization of the trumpet and drum”. Commissioned by Chandler Goetting, the work was premiered by Ken Anderson and Michael Udow in Santa Fe, N.M.

Old News Sample Score

$21.00

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Horn

DREAM

Solo Horn & Optional Actor Score

[7:30 Minutes]

A little drama about an itinerant former musician who dreams of finding a horn in a trash bin and rediscovers the passion of making music. The work may be performed as a solo or a scenario where an actor represents the alter-ego of the musician.

$12.00

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HUMMINGBIRD

[2.5 minutes] Difficulty: V

A reflectively lyrical adagio based on the poem of the same title by Winfield Townley Scott and set to music in my opera, The Shattered Mirror. This later became the opening horn soliloquy of my orchestral suite based on the opera.

Hummingbird Horn Version Sample Score

$9.00

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Trombone

BARN BURNER

Bass Trombone, 1 Percussion & Optional Piano

[1:55 Minutes]   Difficulty: IV

[Randall Hawes 001-Randall Hawes-bass trombone, Kathryn Goodson-piano, Brian Jones-percussion].

This high energy fortissimo work focuses on cross-rhythmic hemiola 3/4 – 6/8 metrics within each solo part and between the parts if performed as an ensemble; utilizes a small percussion setup: 2 tom-toms and foot-pedal bass drum or foot-pedal woodblock.

Barn Burner – Sample Score

$17.85

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HUMMINGBIRD

Trombone Solo   1 Part

[2.5 Minutes] Difficulty: V

A reflectively lyrical adagio based on the poem of the same title by Winfield Townley Scott and set to music in my opera, The Shattered Mirror. This later became the opening horn soliloquy of my orchestral suite based on the opera.

Hummingbird Trombone Version Sample Score

$9.00

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Tuba

WHITE DWARF

Mezzo Soprano, Cameo Tuba Solo, 4 Percussion

[8:00 Minutes]   Difficulty: IV – V

Within a Tuba Recital, this whimsical work based on John Updike poems, offers the tubist a breather as the Mezzo-Soprano is featured until the finale when the poem written by John Updike about Roger Bobo’s New York Recital is sung and the tubist then appears on stage to play the “solo”. Percussion instrumentation includes: glockenspiel, high-c crotale, vibraphone, marimba, bass drum, cymbal, gong, & sound effects). Recorded by Fritz Kaenzig (EQ 90, Timelines CD)

$31.19

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WHITE DWARF

Mezzo Soprano, Piano Cameo Tuba Solo, 1 Percussion

[8:00 Minutes]   Difficulty: IV – V

Within a Tuba Recital, this whimsical work based on John Updike poems, offers the tubist a breather as the Mezzo-Soprano is featured until the finale when the poem written by John Updike about Roger Bobo’s New York Recital is sung and the tubist then appears on stage to play the “solo”. Percussion instrumentation includes: bass drum, cymbal, gong, & sound effects)

Recorded by Fritz Kaenzig (EQ 90, Timelines CD)

$25.27

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Brass Ensemble

WILD HAWK

Brass Ensemble   [In Preparation]

Difficulty: V – VI