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. This work is one of what is intended to be a series of short form arrangements, “miniatures,” of American sacred and folk tunes. “Oh, Shenandoah” is well suited for academic, community, or church ensembles. The music is readily playable by intermediate or higher level musicians and is intended to be enjoyed by a broad audience.
from Five Piano Pieces of Erik Satie
arranged for Orchestra
by ROBERT MYERS
2,1+1,2+1,2 2,2,3,1 1+Glock Strings
Near the end of his career, Erik Satie wrote five pieces for piano designated as nocturnes. Contrary to most of his oeuvre, these five pieces lack the satire, wit, and non-conformity Satie usually exhibited. Still, they are unmistakably Satie: soothing,floating, and very French. This work is a straightforward arrangement of Satie’s 4th Nocturne, applying the color and dynamic ranges of the orchestra to his piano writing while maintaining the enchanting dance-like character of the original work.