Score Library – Medium Difficult by Ensemble Type

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Chorus Medium Difficult

 

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Composer Geoffrey Gordon

Four Preludes

For SATB, Strings and Piano. Duration: 7:00

*a CSIC commission



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The strings, keyboard and choir are in full partner in this piece inspired by the poem, “Preludes” by T.S. Eliot. The strings in particular execute a number of extended techniques—from sul ponticello and sul tasto, to Bartok pizzicato, natural and artificial harmonics to double and triple stops to thrown bows and expressive glissandi—in an effort to further underline this magnificent text. Over the course of seven minutes, “Four Preludes” attempts to capture the beauty and power of this poetry, from the dramatic opening measures to the quietly expressive conclusion. “An infinitely gentle, infinitely suffering thing…”

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Composer Dale Trumbore

Flare

For SSAA A Cappella. Duration 3:30



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Commissioned by the 2012 ACDA Women’s Choir R&S Commissioning Consortium, the entire piece drives toward the last line of the Stacy Gnall poem “big brother, I am catching up to you.” One long, rhythmic race, this selection will be a wonderful contrast to much of the repertoire often included in women’s choral concerts.

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Composer Christopher Tin

Baba Yetu

For SSATTB with optional orchestra. Duration 3:30.

Currently one of the most popular contemporary choral pieces, “Baba Yetu” is the Grammy-winning theme song from the video game “Civilization IV.”



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Composer Jack Curtis Dubowsky

Harvey Milk a Cantata

For SATB and Piano. Duration: 19:00



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Susan Goldstein, City Archivist of San Francisco, gave Conductor and Artistic Director William Sauerland full access to Milk’s original papers, which yielded texts that have never been published before. Sauerland’s research was assisted by Tim Wilson, the archivist of the Harvey Milk collection. Texts were compiled and edited by Sauerland and composer Jack Curtis Dubowsky. The final cantata text is entirely by Milk, culled from both well-known speeches as well as rare documents. The Estate of Harvey Milk granted special permission for the use of these texts. 

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Composer Marcus Shelby

Shakespeare and the Blues: Twelfth Night Suite

For SSAA Accompanied. Duration: 7:00

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This three suite piece is based on the text of three Shakespeare sonnets from the play “Twelfth Night”.  The 1st section (Sonnet 8) is a ballad. The 2nd section (Come Away Death) is a blues. The final section (Festes finale) is a gospel feel. 

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Composer Winton White

Zui Zui

For SATB. Duration: 2:45



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A fantastic piece that utilizes not only sung notes but also sounds and effects, this a cappella piece captures your attention from the start and never lets go. An old Japanese children’s folk melody, the exact meaning of the words are still under debate, though that is the mystery of children’s folk songs. This piece is the first selection for the new Magen Solomon Choral Series. Excellent for high school, college and community choirs.

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Chamber Ensemble and Solo Works Medium Difficult

 

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Composer Steve Horowitz

MMMOG

For Chamber Ensemble, flexible instrumentation. Duration: 18:00.

In the video game world, many people play Massive Multiplayer On-line (MMO) Games. These are expansive worlds that encourage players to work together or compete with each other in virtual landscapes to achieve set goals. This piece, Massive Multiplayer Musical Organized Game (MMMOG) is an MMO. It encourages the performers to play together or work separately to achieve a singular and noble goal — a quest to make a satisfying piece of music.

*a CSIC commission 



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Composer Aaron Rosenberg

Pastorale

For Flute, Violin, Cello and Piano. Duration: 3:25 



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“Pastorale” is the second of two pieces for piano quartet, titled “Pantomime and Pastorale,” transcribed from a set of songs Mr. Rosenberg composed for the children’s musical “Wink,” derived from a book by Maureen Bogues.

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Composer Ken Walicki

Black Water

For clarinet, piano and computer. Duration: 10:00



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Inspired by the 2010 BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The water was black and shiny. It was obvious nothing could live there. The oil spill released about 4.9 million barrels, or 185 million gallons of crude oil. It was estimated that 53,000 barrels per day were escaping from the well just before it was capped. The spill has caused extensive damage to marine and wildlife habitats as well as the Gulf’s fishing and tourism industries. Skimmer ships, floating containment booms, anchored barriers, sand-filled barricades along shorelines, and dispersants were used in an attempt to protect hundreds of miles of beaches, wetlands, and estuaries from the spreading oil. Scientists have also reported immense underwater plumes of dissolved oil not visible at the surface.

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Jazz Medium Difficult

 

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Composer Omar Thomas

Prelude and Meditation

For Jazz Ensemble. Duration: 13:15

Prelude



Meditation



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Buy this album from iTunes, “We Will Know $5.99.  Movement III, “Meditation” was developed out of a piece commissioned by Composers and Schools in Concert titled “Prelude and Meditation.” Lyrics from “Prelude and Meditation” have been redeveloped for “Meditation.”

A meditative Afro-Swing groove in 6, echoing the protest songs of Nina Simone and calling upon the intense vertigo of Coltrane’s extended religious-based pieces, while borrowing melodic structure and atmosphere from hymns and civil rights protest songs.

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Composer Marcus Shelby

Shakespeare and the Blues: Twelfth Night Suite

For SSAA Accompanied. Duration: 7:00

*a CSIC commission

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This three suite piece is based on the text of three Shakespeare sonnets from the play “Twelfth Night”.  The 1st section (Sonnet 8) is a ballad. The 2nd section (Come Away Death) is a blues. The final section (Festes finale) is a gospel feel. 

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Symphony/Orchestra Medium Difficult

 

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Composer Adrienne Albert

Western Suite

For Orchestra. Duration:11:30



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Commissioned by Ivan Shulman and The Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra and premiered by them in Santa Barbara, CA. A warm, colorful, tuneful programmatic piece describing the west where I grew up, Western Suite (aka Montana Morning) is Coplandesque with interesting twists and turns. Numerous professional and community orchestras have performed Montana Morning across the country. Moderate in difficulty, an outstanding trumpet player is needed. Though piece is scored with harp and piano, it has been performed successfully on numerous occasions without one or both.

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Composer Karen Amrhein

Serenade

For small orchestra. Duration: 5:00.



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Inspired by the film “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” and its evocative score by Bernard Herrmann, Serenade expresses a haunted wistfulness that is reminiscent of the film

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Composer Geoffrey Gordon

Four Preludes

For SATB, Strings and Piano. Duration: 7:00

*a CSIC commission



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The strings, keyboard and choir are in full partner in this piece inspired by the poem, “Preludes” by T.S. Eliot. The strings in particular execute a number of extended techniques—from sul ponticello and sul tasto, to Bartok pizzicato, natural and artificial harmonics to double and triple stops to thrown bows and expressive glissandi—in an effort to further underline this magnificent text. Over the course of seven minutes, “Four Preludes” attempts to capture the beauty and power of this poetry, from the dramatic opening measures to the quietly expressive conclusion. “An infinitely gentle, infinitely suffering thing…”

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Composer Belinda Reynolds

Crossings

For Orchestra. Duration: 13 minutes



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The music is based on a series of motives that are introduced in the opening section. As the piece continues, the musical ideas cross over one another in different ways, thus transforming themselves and their relationship to each other. Like looking through a kaleidoscope the perspective is always changing, but the object remains the same.

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Composer Mark Jacobs

Orchard City

For Orchestra. Duration: 17:42



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The Orchard City: Medford, Oregon 1913 was commissioned by the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon for the celebration of its 25th anniversary in 2013. The YSSO is the premier instrumental music performance organization for musicians ages 6 to 23 in its region. This includes the Oregon communities of Medford, Grants Pass, and Ashland, among others. The Orchard City is a symphonic fantasy on Medford in the year 1913, just after the peak of its “orchard boom”.

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Wind Band Medium Difficult

 

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Composer Alex Shapiro

Tight Squeeze

For Wind Band. Duration: 3:15

*a CSIC Commission



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This unique, high-energy work could be described by the following: imagine Arnold Schoenberg, Henry Mancini, and Charlie Parker walking into a dance club in Havana, and staying for three minutes. Tight Squeeze ventures into new territory as it explores chromaticism and syncopation against a prerecorded percussion groove. The result is the repertoire’s first electroacoustic twelve-tone techno Latin bebop band piece! Okay, maybe Schoenberg did all that first, but it never sounded quite like this!



Composer Ryan Keebaugh

Prismatic Boundaries

For Wind Band Duration: 4:30 



*a CSIC commission

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It’s fall, and you awake in the cool, crisp, early morning to watch the sky become damp with highlighted colors of the dawning sun. This piece embodies the wonder of the first glimpse of daylight.

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Composer Sy Brandon

In Remembrance

For Concert Band. Duration: 12:00

The first movement, “Fanfares To Fallen Heroes”, is a tribute to the brave firemen, policemen and rescue workers who tirelessly and fearlessly risked and sacrificed their lives in order to save the lives of others. The movement is permeated with fanfare motives that reflect both the bravery displayed and the danger that these people faced. The second movement, “Elegy To The Innocent”, is a tribute to all the innocent victims and their loved ones who have suffered at the hands of the terrorists. The outer sections have a dirge-like rhythm underpinning a sorrowful melody. The middle section contrasts the dirge by giving a sense of comfort to all that have suffered. The third movement, “Justice”, represents the struggle and resolve of the United States of America and its allies to eliminate terrorism. Battle motives alternate with a heroic theme throughout the movement. The last movement, “Prayer For Peace”, represents a hope that all the people of the world can achieve the tolerance and understanding we need to live in harmony and in a civilized manner.



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Composer Mike Benoit

Supernova

For Wind Band. Duration 4:12 minutes



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Inspired by the study of astronomy and Holst’s “The Planets” orchestral suite, the piece is just over four minutes long divided into four sections that play off of the celestial theme beginning with “Stargazing” and leading up to the final “Explosion.” Each instrument family gets a chance to shine, and the rhythmic energy maintains the excitement throughout.

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Composer Josh Hummel

The Eisenhower Interstate Highway System I – 84

For Concert Band. Duration: 12:00

Eisenhower –  I84




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Our interstate system cuts through some of our greatest cities, across the wide expanse of deserts, farmland, along stunning coastlines and through spectacular mountain ranges. It would take a production on the scale of three Wagner’s Ring Cycles to depict all the cool places America’s interstate highways go through. I chose just a few of my favorites and crammed it into 12 minutes. 

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Composer Alexis Bacon

Song

For Wind Band. Duration: 8:00



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Movement II of a three-movement suite for concert band. 

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Composer Jim Colonna

Dancing Day

For Concert Band. Duration: 4:40



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This celebratory work for symphonic band was commissioned in honor of the retirement of John Endahl, long-time director of the Lansing Concert Band (Lansing, Michigan). The driving dance movement occurs from the very opening measures through to the end. An extraordinary array of sonorities are explored throughout giving us a contemporary yet highly enjoyable piece of symphonic band repertoire.

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Composer Geoffrey Gordon

XIX After Gabrieli



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Inspired by the renaissance style of Giovanni Gabrieli and the Gabrieli sonatas. 

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Composer Alex Shapiro

LIGHTS OUT

For Wind Band and Pre-Recorded Soundscape. Duration: 4:30

*a CSIC Commission





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The renowned composer of PAPER CUT and TIGHT SQUEEZE has created a love child from these two popular and unusual electroacoustic band works, and the result is LIGHTS OUT, an audience-wowing excursion into a new realm of opto-electro-acoustic wind band repertoire that incorporates visual and physical elements. The music engages without staging effects, but you’ll want to give your band the creative fun of devising a performance that will plunge the audience into darkness and surround them with glowing colors —  a very physical approach to bringing band music to life — and, to light!


 


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