Music

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| Holiday Music | Concertos/Solos | Orchestra/Band |

Chamber Works | Voice |

 

Holiday Music

CHRISTMAS ANGELS & BELLS
Full Orchestra (8:00)
Creative setting of 3 carols:
O Come O Come Emanuel intertwined with Ma Navu
Ding Dong Merrily on High with bells, glock, chimes
Angels We Have Heard on High with charming mixed meter
Majestic recap of “Rejoice” section of O Come O Come

Maestro Harvey Felder, after the premiere with the Tacoma Symphony:
“The orchestra and I enjoyed having the opportunity to dig into something substantive yet fun on our holiday concert.”

ADVENT TRILOGY (Three Men of Christmas) 
Three art songs for Baritone Voice or Mezzo-Soprano and Piano
Duration:  4:40 + 7:50 + 4:30 = 18:00 performance time

These three art songs can be performed independently or in sequence, at any time of the year.  Stuart McAlpine’s profound text explores three men from the Christmas story, Joseph, the Inn-keeper, and Simeon.  The creative and beautiful musical settings allow for powerfully dramatic interpretation and performance.

FESTIVE JOY!   – Available in 2 versions:

    FESTIVE JOY! Tone Poem for Band

         FESTIVE JOY! for 2 Brass Ensembles, Organ and Timpani

Duration:  3:40
Exuberant…antiphonal brass ensembles play the sounds of cathedral bells ringing in the Christmas season.  The woodwinds take over with a middle-eastern style melody, then the two styles embrace in a joyful, festive dance celebrating the birth of the King of Kings…huge ending!  This piece (respectfully) rocks!

DANCE OF THE THREE KINGS
Quartet for Three Trombones and Tuba
(or any similar combination of instruments)

A tribute to the three kings who traveled the dusty desert to see the Christ child, this fun quartet has rhythmic drama, a wondrous star, and a joyful celebration of the birth of the King of Kings!  …a creative setting of the carol, “We Three Kings.”



Concertos/Solos

RED DRAGONFLY
Concerto for Trombone and Band
or
Sonata for Trombone and Piano (17:00)
…..Listen to Megumi Kanda’s recording on YouTube!
Virtuoso trombone solo, 3 movements, Mvt I is dramatic,
Mvt II based on beautiful Japanese folksong,
Mvt III sparkles, then recalls earlier drama and love themes
**Band version Premiered by Megumi Kanda, principal trombone, Milwaukee Symphony, at the American Trombone Workshop in March 2015!

CATHARSIS
Sonata for Bass Trombone and Piano
(15:00)
Virtuoso Bass Trombone solo, 3 movements
This dramatic piece explores feelings of tragic loss, acceptance, and renewal.
Mvt I “Playful”  Happy memories of childhood
Mvt II “Tragic” Tragedy, anger, denial, acceptance…peace
Mvt III “Renewal”  Heroism, Never Forget, Go Forth changed, but with new hope
Commissioned and Premiered by Brian Hecht, Bass Trombone, Atlanta Symphony
“I’m excited for the world to experience this piece and look forward to it becoming a staple of the bass trombone repertoire.”

“Thank you for a much much needed, beautiful contribution to the bass trombone solo repertoire!”
Denson Paul Pollard, Trombonist, NY Metropolitan Opera, Professor at the Juilliard School

JOURNEY ONE:  Hints of the Middle East
Concerto for Trumpet  (14:00)
(2 versions – with piano accompaniment, and with band)

Virtuoso Trumpet, heroic melody, strong rhythms,
heartfelt middle section, flashy, exciting ending, crowd-pleaser
C or Bb trumpet parts, middle section calls for cornet or flugelhorn

YEA THOUGH I WALK
THROUGH THE VALLEY

Lament for Solo Cello (4:40)

A lament in three sections: Grieving, Remembering, Finding Peace.
“a comfort to those who mourn…”

Orchestra/Band


HA SHAMAYIM (The Heavens)
Full Orchestra  (13:30)
Performed with 5 images from the Hubble Space Telescope,
reflects eeriness, conflict, gawkiness, awe, majesty, joy

CHRISTMAS ANGELS & BELLS
Full Orchestra  (8:00)
Creative setting of 3 carols:
O Come O Come Emanuel intertwined with Ma Navu
Ding Dong Merrily on High with bells, glock, chimes
Angels We Have Heard on High with charming mixed meter
Majestic recap of “Rejoice” section of O Come O Come

 

CENTENNIAL FANFARE MARCH
Full Orchestra, Pops Concert Opener (2:00)
3 short Fanfares with places for announcements over timp roll,
then a strong and inspiring march, a great way to open a concert!


Chamber Works


DELIGHTFUL DANCE, LONESOME CHACONNE AND FIERY FUGUE
Three Vignettes for Viola, Cello and Piano

(13:30)
From delightful to lonesome to fiery, this three movement suite invites both performers and listeners to share the joy of being enveloped in richness of tone, creating poignant expressions of the heart.  Marvelous recital and concert music.  Click title for more details and audio recording.

NEW DANCING SHOES
Suite for Woodwind Quintet
(6:00)
3 movements: Seven Toes Down/ En Pointe/ Muddy Boots
“Charming, inventive, delightful”
or
Suite for Violin, Oboe, Cello, Piano (6:00)
3 movements: Seven Toes Down/ En Pointe/ Muddy Boots
“Charming, inventive, delightful”


Music for Voice

ADVENT TRILOGY (Three Men of Christmas) 
Three art songs for Baritone Voice or Mezzo-Soprano and Piano
Duration:  4:40 + 7:50 + 4:30 = 18:00 performance time

These three art songs can be performed independently or in sequence, at any time of the year.  Stuart McAlpine’s profound text explores three men from the Christmas story, Joseph, the Inn-keeper, and Simeon.  The creative and beautiful musical settings allow for powerfully dramatic interpretation and performance.

EVERYBODY EVERYTHING PRAISE THE LORD!
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Joyous anthem for choir and piano, based on Psalm 148
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