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Chorus Easy

 

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Composer Jake Runestad

I Will Lift Mine Eyes

For SATB. Duration: 4:00



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Finding peace in the splendor of the natural world, Mr. Runestad captured that serenity with this work. He carefully shaped the melodic lines to mimic that of a mountainous landscape and the tone colors to the bold hues of where the hills meet the sky.

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Composer Rich Campbell

Coney Island

For a cappella SATB choir. Duration 4:00

Often described as haunting, “Coney Island” is a poem written by Pulitzer prize winning American poet Sara Teasdale (1884-1933). To achieve this haunting feeling, two melodic fragments are heard in the opening measures of the soprano part and immediately inverted or mirrored by the basses. The first fragment is built on seconds and returns in triplets in the second half. The other fragment, written in larger intervals, reappears, augmented, in the bass section, then in counterpoint near the end.



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Composer Ruth Elaine Schram

Face of Courage

For SSA Accompanied. Duration: 4:00



*a CSIC commission

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Poetic, significant, and memorable, “Face of Courage” is a winsome and energizing piece for students and audiences alike. The storyline incorporates individual lines of text and a melodic motif that the students and composer created together.

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Composer Lucas Floyd

The Christ Child Lay (a Christmas Carol)

For SATB, oboe and finger cymbals. Duration: 3:37



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G.K. Chesterton wrote his poem “A Christmas Carol” in 1900, and in 2012 I wrote my own Christmas carol, setting his text. I revised the piece in 2013 while studying with the great choral composer Conrad Susa. A strophic dorian melody seemed to fit the timeless mood of the poem. Finger cymbals give each verse a sparkle, and a shepherding oboe line weaves between the verses, finally joining the choir for the last stanza.

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Chamber Ensemble and Solo Works Easy

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Composer Martha Mooke

Short (S) Message (M) Service (S) Hidden (H) Signs (S)

For Voices, Winds, Brass, Percussion, Guitar, Keyboards and Strings.  Duration: 7:00

*a CSIC Commission



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Inspired by the receipt of a text message — from SMSHS (Special Music School High School) — this unique piece was written for a creative assembly of instrumentation, including keyboards, guitar players, singers and a smattering of orchestral instruments. Texting brings everyone together. 

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Jazz Easy

 

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Composer Roger Aldridge

Salt Marsh Rag


For Mid-size Jazz Ensemble. Duration: 3:00



Salt Marsh Rag has an early jazz feeling and a good amount of humor. It is meant to be fun and something that is distinctly different for performers and audiences. While this rag draws upon American roots music and is intended to sound old, there is a playful juxtaposition of old and new. The score was originally conceived for woodwind quintet and jazz rhythm section. Alternate parts are provided for an assortment of instruments within the range of each wind part. This enables the music to be played by many kinds of instruments.

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Symphony/Orchestra Easy

 

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Wind Band Easy

 

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Composer Nicole Chamberlain

Hopewell

For Wind Band. Duration 4:00



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Hope — a ray of brilliant light that often breaks the most foreboding thundering clouds of life. Rhythm and dynamics weave within this piece to reflect the mindset of those who see the darkness of a situation but whom find a glimmer of hope to hold onto.

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Composer Christopher Caliendo

Spanish Fiesta 

For Concert Band. Duration: 9:28

*a CSIC commission



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The “Spanish Fiesta” for concert band is structured in simple ternary form. Its material pulls from Spanish, South American and American big band jazz traditions. It is South American in that the larger outer A sections feature the samba – the Brazilian dance with its roots in Brazil (Rio De Janeiro) and Africa. It is Spanish in the sense that it features a baritone sax solo over a repetitious malaguena rhythm. The traditional harmonic chord sequence also is typical of traditional Spanish dance.

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Composer Nan Avant

Celtic Winds Suite

The Celtic Winds Suite is a musical journey through Ireland and Scotland, countries within the British Isles. I was fortunate to have visited this beautiful region in 2011 and was very inspired with their music, country and lore. The Suite begins with the Ballad of the British Isles, a lyrical piece with an air of Irish music, melodic tones and a lilting tempo that transitions into a minor key and returns to the first motif, finishing with a grand statement. Gaelic March is a full and sonorous march depicting the bravery of the Scottish heritage with rhthmic structure in 6/8 and distinctive melodies. The Celtic Winds Suite is clearly tonal with memorable themes.

*a CSIC commission 

. Performed by the 8th grade Olmsted Academy South wind band 2016 under the direction of Bradley Byrum.

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