Chamber Winds

Weait - The Merry Raftsmen for 12 woodwinds (2'45) PDF

SKU: 7905A-pdf

Music from the Ottawa River where rafts of lumber were floated to sawmills guided by men perched on the logs. The arrangement recalls the vibrant, outdoor life of the raftsmen in a setting for triple orchestral woodwinds. Performed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at children’s concerts to demonstrate the woodwind instruments. It is dedicated to Victor Feldbrill. For Pic, 2Fl, 2Ob, EH, 2Cl, BCl, 2Bn, CBn

$25.00

Weait - Two Canadian Tunes for Nine Winds (6'00) PDF

First score page 1. My Lonely Heart from Weait - Two Canadian Folk Tunes for Nine Winds.
First score page to 2. The Jolly Raftsmen from Weait - Two Canadian Tunes for Nine Winds.
SKU: 7407 REV-pdf

These are arrangements of two melodies found in "Come 'A Singing Canadian Folk Songs" by Marius Barbeau, et al published in Ottawa by the King's Printer, 1974. 1. 'My Lonely Heart' was collected from Mme. Bolduc of Quebec City in 1918. 2. 'The Jolly Raftsmen' is a lumberman's song from the Ottawa River. This version of 'Jolly Raftsmen' is the first one I made. Later, I set it for 12 woodwinds as 'The Merry Raftsmen' [7905] and for woodwind quintet 'The Jolly Raftsmen' [9513]. The work is dedicated to my college room-mate, the Canadian composer and painter, Donald Coakley.

$30.00

Weait - Birthday Flourish for 13 winds and timpani (à14) (1'40) PDF

SKU: 8003-pdf

Written in 1980 for Terence Wardrop, Q.C., then president of The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday. A neo-classical fanfare using the Handel ‘Fireworks’ instrumentation. For 3Ob, 3 Bn, CBn, 3Hn, 3Tp, Timp.

This is the downloadable version of the work. A pre-printed, paper version is also available.

$20.00

Weait - Fragments for wind octet (3'50) PDF

First score page of Weait Fragments for wind octet.
SKU: 9223-pdf

Fragments for wind octet was composed beginning in 1992 and worked on sporadically until 2010. It uses a compositional technique as if themes placed on a bulletin board are moved around for each instrument. The motives recall the traditional figures played when harmonies – ensembles of pairs of woodwinds and horns - were in vogue: leaping clarinet arpeggios, bouncy bassoon bass lines, sprightly rhythms and lyrical oboe melodies. The horns, however, play a corrupted version of ‘horn fifths’ throughout without sharing it.

$25.00

Weait - A Nineteenth Century Scrapbook for wind nonet (12'30) PDF

SKU: 7101-pdf

This is a revised and re-notated version of this work. Cues have been added and the keys of the first three movements have been changed.

An aural scrapbook of music heard during the 19th century: 1. Washington’s March at the Battle of Trenton by James Hewitt (1770 - 1827), 2. Farewell, Thou Dear Country by G. F. Stanbury (1800 - 1845) 3. Waltz by F. A. Vogel, 4. Reel and Hornpipe (Buckley's Favorite Reel and Saratoga Hornpipe). For wind nonet. E-flat and B-flat contra bass clarinet parts are provided to substitute for contrabassoon or double bass.

$40.00

Weait - The Merry Raftsmen for woodwind choir (pdf)

First score page. Weait - Merry Raftsmen for woodwind choir
SKU: [7905B-pdf]

Music from the Ottawa River where rafts of lumber were floated to sawmills guided by men perched on the logs. The arrangement recalls the vibrant, outdoor life of the raftsmen in a setting for the complete woodwind choir. An earlier version was performed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at children’s concerts to demonstrate the woodwind instruments. For Pic, 2Fl, 2Ob, EH, 2Cl, BCl, 2Bn, CBn, 2ASx, TSx, BarSx.

The arranger pouts while stating, “This arrangement can be performed without the English horn and contrabassoon parts.”

$20.00

Reicha - Marche funébre for 3 wind bands. Reduced instrumentation edition (2'15)

Fist page of score for the reduced instrumentation for Reicha's "Marche funébre".
SKU: [1114C]

A reduced instrumentation for one of Reicha's two monumental works for 3 wind bands. The reduced instrumentation calls for 13 musicians (or more if parts are doubled) as follows: 2 oboes, 2 B-flat clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C (or B-flat), 2 double bass, 1 field drums and 1 bass drum. The music is very good and deserves to be heard. We also publish the full, original instrumentation in a performing edition [1114A,B].

$22.00

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