MIXED ENSEMBLE

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GAVOTTE AND VARIATION

Gavotte and Variation - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 3 

Duration: 1:45

Price: $4.95 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music         

Mixed Woodwind Quartet                                                                                        PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) was one of the most important composers of the late Baroque period. The gavotte is a French dance that was popular during that time. Gavotte and Variation was originally written for keyboard (in Handel's day, it would most likely have been played on the harpsichord).

This is another arrangement that I wrote for my middle school students which I have recently found and decided to make available. This arrangement for mixed woodwind quartet, having been written for a specific group of students, is scored for oboe, 2 Bb clarinets, and Eb alto sax. The oboe part can also be played on flute (with a couple cued notes for young players who don't yet have a strong low C).

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A LITTLE BARTOK SUITE

A Little Bartok Suite - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 3

Duration: 4:40

Price: $12.00 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music

Standard Woodwind Quintet                                                                                           PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE

Great concert and contest repertoire for middle school and young high school players. The 5 very short movements are taken from Bartók’s  Piano Pieces for Children, Vol. 1. Also available scored for standard brass quintet and saxophone quartet.

The individual movements, with locations on the audio track, are listed below:


1. Poco allegretto       0:00
2. Adagio                    1:05
3. Allegretto                2:11
4. Molto sostenuto      2:40
5. Allegro robusto      3:48

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SHENANDOAH 

Shenandoah - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 3 

Duration: 3:00

Price: $16.00 

 

Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse      

Standard Woodwind Quintet                                                                                    PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE

A setting of the popular sea chanty, this might be called my biggest “hit” because it is still in print after nearly 40 years. The promo blurb at the Pepper website calls it “an exceptionally nice arrangement of the well-known folk song; shows the ensemble to great advantage.”

SIMPLE GIFTS

Simple Gifts - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 3 

Duration: 3:00

Price: $10.00 

 

Publisher: Grand Mesa Music 

Mixed Wind Trio                                                                                                        PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE

 

Copland-inspired polyphonic variations on the popular Shaker song. The melody rotates between the instruments

so everyone gets to play it. Scored for oboe (alt: flute), Bb clarinet, and F horn (alt: Eb alto sax).

A LITTLE BACH SUITE

A Little Bach Suite - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 3+

Duration: 7:45

Price: $16.00 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music

Standard Woodwind Quintet                                                                              PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE
 

A Little Bach Suite presents some of the great Baroque master's most familiar melodies in a fun-to-play grade 3+ woodwind quintet setting. Great concert and contest repertoire for high school and advanced middle school players. Also available scored for standard brass quintet and saxophone quartet

The individual movements, with locations on the audio track are listed below.

1.   Gavotte          0:00                                                                                                       

2.   Musette         1:20                                                                                                                   

3.   Arioso           2:33                                                                                                         

4.   Minuet          4:57                                                                                                              

5.   March           6:31

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HUMORESKE FOR HORN AND BASSOON

Humoreske for Horn and Bassoon - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 4+ 

Duration: 3:15

Price: $9.95 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music      

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A fun--but challenging--little duet for advanced-intermediate horn and bassoon players. The title reflects some tongue-in-cheek moments in the music. Outstanding recital or even contest repertoire! Guaranteed to make a big hit wherever you perform it.

The bassoon part can also be played on a trigger-equipped trombone, euphonium, cello, or tuba. This is a version for different voices of the Humoreske for Tenor and Bass Trombones.

Separate parts are included to do away with awkward page turns.

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TRIO No. 1

Koreana

Trio No. 1 - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 5 

Duration: 10:00

Price: $12.95 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music      

Standard Piano Trio: Violin, Cello, Piano                                                               PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE

 

Based on themes derived from Korean folk music, this composition is in three movements, which are not presented as folk song settings, but use the melodies as the basis for themes to be developed compositionally. The practice of drawing thematic material for composition from folk melodies is practically as old as the art of composition itself. 
 

The individual movements, with locations on the audio track, are listed below.


1. Chaconne   0:00
2. Scherzo      4:38  
3. Fugue       
7:28

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TRIO No. 2

Pastoral

Trio No. 2 - Richard E Brown
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Grade: 5 

Duration: 12:00

Price: $12.95 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music      

Standard Piano Trio: Violin, Cello, Piano                                                               PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE

 

TRIO No. 2 (Pastoral) is a 3-movement composition for standard piano trio (violin, cello, and piano). It is subtitled "Pastoral" partly because of the prevailing mood of its music, but mainly because most of its thematic material--except for the bookend prologue and epilogue--is built from motifs in the Pastoral Symphony of Ralph Vaughan Williams, to whose memory the work is dedicated. 

The individual movements, with locations on the audio track, are listed below.


1. Lento - Moderato                               0:00
2. Animato - Tranquillo - Tempo I      5:06  
3. Adagio - Lento                                 
8:45

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