What Child We Sing?

for Orchestra by Robert Myers Tune: Greensleeves and Noel Nouvelet, traditional English and French carolsDuration:4:15 (approximately) Orchestation: 2/1/1/0 4/3/3/1 Timpani/Glockenspiel, Percussion (1), Harp, Piano, Strings Program Notes: The title, What Child We Sing, is a play on two traditional Christmas carols, What Child Is This and Sing We Now of Christmas, which are the basis […]

A Hymn of Beginnings

A Hymn of Beginnings; Fantasy on BUNESSAN for: Bassoon and Piano duration: approx. 3:15 difficulty: intermediate music: BUNESSAN The tune BUNESSAN is a traditional Gaelic melody first printed in 1888 as the setting of Mary MacDonald’s carol “Child in the Manger.” The tune was named after Mary’s birthplace on the Isle of Mull off Scotland’s […]

Fairest Friend

Fairest Friend for: Flute, Horn in F (or Trombone), Piano. Optional: Drum Set, Strings (synth), Bass Guitar duration: approx. 3:50 difficulty: intermediate music: CONVERSE (What a Friend We Have In Jesus), ST. ELIZABETH (Fairest Lord Jesus) Fairest Friend combines the beloved hymn tune from “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “Fairest Lord Jesus” […]

Oh, Shenandoah

Oh, Shenandoah for: Trombone (or low brass) Quartet duration: approx. 1:20 difficulty: intermediate music: Traditional American Folk Tune “Oh, Shenandoah” is a short (approximately 1:20) arrangement of the traditional American folk song arranged for trombone (or low brass) quartet with a bass line playable by either bass trombone or tuba. The tune is clearly presented […]

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory

Mine Eyes Have See the Glory for: Trombone (or low brass) Quartet duration: approx. 3:45 difficulty: intermediate music: BATTLE HYMN “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” is an arrangement of the traditional American camp meeting song, BATTLE HYMN. It is written for trombone (or low brass) quartet with a bass line playable by either bass […]

Scherzo No. 1 in C-minor

Scherzo No. 1 in C-minor for: Solo Piano duration: approx. 47 seconds difficulty: intermediate music: Original Scherzo No. 1in C-minor is a short, rapid-fire, and light-hearted piano solo for nimble fingers. Despite the minor key-center, the heavy syncopation, headlong tempo (allegro furioso!), and brief foray into F-major, give the scherzo a happy and amusing disposition, […]

Fingal’s Fantasy

Fingal’s Fantasy for: Solo Piano duration: approx. 5:45 difficulty: intermediate music: Original Fingal’s Fantasy is an original work for solo piano using three, synthesized, seven-pitch scales derived from the first three variations of the opening theme in Felix Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, better known as Fingal’s Cave. Fingal’s Fantasy is a three part work in which […]

Long Expected Jesus

Long Expected Jesus for: Brass Quintet (2 Bb trumpets, horn in F, trombone, tuba) duration: approx. 3:40 difficulty: moderately easy music: HYFRYDOL This fresh setting of the Welsh tune, HYFRYDOL, works perfectly for an offertory, prelude, or devotional function. Although written for the Advent season, the multiple familiar hymns set with this tune make the […]

Were You There?

WERE YOU THERE? for: Solo Tuba and Piano duration: approx. 4:20 difficulty: intermediate text & music: Traditional African-American Spiritual The origins of this traditional African-American spiritual likely predate the Civil War. Since its first publishing in 1899 it has become prevalent in the hymnals of nearly every American Christian denomination. Its simple lyrics and haunting […]

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence for: String Ensemble: Solo Violin, Solo Cello, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cell, Double Bass duration: approx. 6:00 difficulty: easy text: Psalm 13 (adapted) music: PICARDY, 16th Century French Song The hymn, “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” may have origins as far back as the 4th Century church, […]

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