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Weait - Processional for band (5'40)

SKU: [6110D]

The Processional is my first extensive, non-class-assignment composition. It was written in the days between exam week and my college graduation in June, 1961. It was performed later that summer by the Westchester Pops Band at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla, New York. It has gone through a number of revisions since then. One observant musician thought it typical of pieces written in the 1960's with quartal and quintal harmonies.


Weait - Christmas Suite for Orchestra (11'20)

Score page of Weait - Christmas Suite for Orchestra
SKU: [9804]

There are three movements based on historic carols: 1. The London Waits ("Past Three O'Clock on a Cold, Frosty Morning"). 2. Huron Carol (Jesous Ahatonia) attributed to Jean de Brébeuf (1593-1649) and 3. Patapan (attributed to Bernard de la Monnoye (1641 - 1728). It was first performed under my direction at Cristmas concerts in Gray Chapel, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio by the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra in 1998.


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

Score page Weait - Drumming Up America (end of Downfall of Paris)
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 Chopin's Funeral March became popular.


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

Score of Weait - Off the Beaten Path Song Cycle No. 7. "The Clock Strikes One" (Emily Dickinson)
SKU: 1523

The song cycle "Off the Beaten Path" for Medium Voice, Viola and Percussion was composed in 2015 at 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).