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Weait - Drumming Up America! Five Historic Pieces That Shaped Our Nation for rudimental drummers and band (9'30)

SKU: [9312B]

Drumming Up America! is a setting of five historic melodies for rudimental drummers with band accompaniment. It is dedicated to the late Robin Engleman, my much-admired Toronto Symphony colleague. The tunes are: The British Grenadiers, Scotland the Brave, Roslin Castle, The Downfall of Paris and Yankee Doodle. The Downfall of Paris uses the traditional rudimental drum part. Roslin Castle was the traditional funeral march before the Chopin Funeral March became popular.


Weait - Song Cycle: "Off the Beaten Path" for Medium Voice, Viola and Percussion (14'40)

SKU: 1523

The song cycle "Off the Beaten Path for Medium Voice, Viola and Percussion" was composed in 2015 a the suggestion of the dedicatee, violist Steven Wedell. There are five songs and four instrumental movements: 1. Prelude (Va, Perc, 0'47); 2. Psalm 61[Peterson] (Vce, Va, Perc, 2'09); 3. Solo (Va, 1'43); 4. The Road Not Taken [Frost] (Vce, Va, 3'27); 5. Solo (Perc, 1'23); 6. When Bells Stop Ringing [Dickinson] (Vce, Va, Perc, 1'08); 7. The Clock Strikes One [Dickinson] (Vce, Va, Perc, 1'19); 8. Duo (Va, Perc, 1'43); 9. Psalm 100 [Peterson] (Vce, Va, Perc, 1'30).


Weait - Sarabande and Scherzo for English horn & Bass Clarinet (5'25)

First score page to Weait - Sarabande for English horn and bass clarinet.
First score page to Weait - Scherzo for english horn & bass clarinet
SKU: [1605]

Two movements for the not-often-heard duo of English horn and bass clarinet dedicated to the outstanding Robyn Dixon Costa and Anthony J. Costa. Sarabande invokes the historic slow dance form in triple time. The Scherzo has playful treatments of octave doublings with occasional "wrong" notes. The bass clarinet part has alternative pitches for instruments without the extended low range.

This is the pre-printed, paper version of the work. A PDF digital download is also available.