Orchestra, Musicals, Art Music

Orchestral, Musical, and Performance Art Music
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    Symphony of Light and Shadows
    $19.99 study score, $50.00 full score, $60.00 library score

    This orchestral work was inspired by the dance of light and shadows on pools of water, on windblown leaves, and on the earth. In this fanciful and impressionistic work, the composer uses motifs reflected in a multitude of instruments and a panoply of percussion to evoke the patterns of light and shadows.

    Picture a rowboat traveling on a gentle stream surrounded by a lush countryside. Leaves occasionally drift down as the sun and breeze transform clouds, creating changes in light and shadows shimmering on the water and playing on the earth. Hear jazz influences in this imagistic work.

    For 2 flutes, 2 Bb clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 2 Bb trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, 2 percussion including marimba and vibraphone, piano, harp, and strings. Performance time is about 11 minutes. Read Reviews

    Voices of Shekhinah: Four Illuminations
    play Prologue
    play Gracia
    $125.00 library score

    This work in four movements honors important women in Jewish history from the Torah and Talmud, women from Sepharidic and Ashkenazic traditions, and a teenager of today. The styles of music reflect the unique eras. Each movement features one vocalist, all who sing together in the prologue, intermezzo, interlude, and epilogue.

    For lyric soprano, young soprano, mezzo-soprano, and contralto; 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 Bb clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, shofar, 4 horns in F, 2 Bb trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, 2 percussion including xylophone, guitar, harp, accordion, and strings. Performance time is about 45 minutes. Read Reviews

    Funded in part by the Composer Assistance Program of the American Music Center.


    Music for The Gloaming, O My Darling
    a play by Megan Terry

    This collection of Irish style music is designed to accompany Megan Terry's play, The Gloaming, O My Darling. 16 cues. Tunes include Fond Memories of Food and Nurse's Curse, recorded on TransFormations, and Maine Snow Night, That Did It!, Watermellon Madness, Birdsong's March, Lovely Children's Lament, Baby Birdsong, The Gloaming Done It Waltz, and Tangled Trio.

    For actors who sing and flute, bassoon, piano, violin, and percussion.

    Music for Resistance
    story and text by V. Morris and M. Emily Einson

    Music for the jazz and classical contemporary style musical, Resistance. 27 cues. Tunes include Shabbat Overture, I'll Be the Secretary, Nobody Knows, All Alone, A Night to Remember, Who Needs Nazis?, Don't Go Out, When Will It End?, and the rousing Every Quarter, Every Cafe, Every Corner.

    For chorus, 4 saxophones (alto and tenor)/clarinets/bass clarinet, flute/alto flute, trombone, guitar, piano, violin, violincello, contrabass, and drums.

    Performance Art

    Eggs: Hardboiled, Poached, Over Easy, Scrambled, Eggs Benedict, Sunnyside Up

    This performance piece features 6 eggs. The actor exaggerates the theatrics, becoming a different character for each egg on the menu.

    For clarinet/soprano saxophone, sarod, piano, and actor/voice.

    Rape: A Woman's Perspective

    This composition is useful for initiating dialogues among women in therapeutic group settings. The performance begins with educational information about rape. The second section addresses the horror of a rape experiece. The composition ends with an empowerment section in swing style.

    For soprano, violin, oboe or clarinet or flute, tenor steel pan, synthesizer, piano, bass, and drums. Musicians occasionally have speaking parts.

    Watching the War

    This theatrical work addresses the situation of watching a war unfold on TV. In this case, it was the Gulf War. An actor introduces the specific war and circumstance with improvised text. Many structured improvisation sections allow room for individual expression.

    For voice/actor, clarinet, saxophone, violin, trombone, viola, flute, piano, percussion, or other combinations of instruments.


    For more information, including catalog codes, please see our catalog.

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  • double reeds
  • accordion
  • piano
  • choral and vocal
  • brass
  • strings
  • guitar
  • percussion
  • handbell choir
  • winds and strings for schools

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