Five very easy little pieces for beginning saxophonists playing any same-key saxes limited to whole, half and quarter note rhythms, cut-time, three-four and two-four meters, and ranges from D sharp 4 up to E natural 5.
Five very easy little pieces for beginning oboists limited to whole, half and quarter note rhythms, cut-time, three-four and two-four meters, and ranges from D sharp 4 up to E natural 5.
This music is also available in a PDF version at SKU [1525C-pdf]. PDF versions are not directly downloadable. We send PDF versions to buyers after confirming payment.
The Queen's Farewell in three parts, is one of two "Farewells at the Funeral of the Late Queen" (Queen Mary II 1662 - 1694) found in James (or Jacques) Paisable's oboe tutor "Sprightly Companion" published in London in 1695. The other Farewell for four double reeds is by Paisable. Paisable's tutor may be the very first in English for the newly-emerging oboe. This version for three bassoons is transposed to A minor from the original in C major. The piece typifies wind instrument music for solemn occasions.
A very short, not difficult duet composed in 1993 - hidden away until now. A PDF version is available at SK [9301-pdf].
Peace for tenor 1, tenor 2 and two-part divided bass voices. The word "Peace" is heard over the sound of a human heart-beat. The piece is dedicated "To the loving memory of my sister Marion Weait Tresouthick (1932 – 2009)" A version for women's voices can be found at [0108A]. Please contact us about the pricing of multiple copies.
This is the voice and piano version of the song cycle for voice and orchestra “Emily’s Bees and Bells”. It consists of eight brief poems by the celebrated American poet Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) that mention bees or bells. The music supports Dickinson’s precise writing with bee-like buzzings, chimes and melodies reminiscent of her time. The moods are varied. One poem has two different settings and another, the final one, incorporates two versions by the poet. The poetry is used with the permission of Harvard University Press.
These duets supplement those of Volume 2 SKU . The upper and lower parts are of equal difficulty. The range is from low B-flat (B-flat2) to high F-sharp (F#4). More time signatures (2/8, 7/8, 5/4) and grace notes and quintuplets are introduced. There is no tenor clef. A downloadable version is available at SKU [1614-pdf]. I dedicated these duets to the fond memory of my Toronto Symphony bassoon colleague, Wayland Mosher.
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Both parts of these duets have notes in the octave between low F (F2) and open F (F3). The parts are co-equal so one part is not “easier” than the other. Rhythms for the entire volume are restricted to whole, half, quarter and eighth notes. The only dotted notes are dotted half notes. Two dynamics are introduced in No. 4: f (forte) and mf (mezzo forte). The duets are dedicated to C. J Broadhead, New Rochelle High School’s memorable choir director. A downloadable version is available on the website from SKU [1609-pdf]
These duets supplement those of Volume 1 SKU . The upper and lower parts are of equal difficulty. The range is from low D (D2) to high F (F4). More dynamics are introduced (mp, p, crescendo, diminuendi, light and heavy accents). There is no tenor clef. Dotted quarter notes and duplet eights are introduced. The music is dedicated to the composer’s high school band and orchestra director Harry F. Haigh. A downloadable version is available at SKU [1610-pdf].
Composed in 1977 the Duet for Bassoon and 'Cello is very much in the free-wheeling style of the '70's with non-traditional sounds for both instruments, some intense dissonances and measures without time signatures.
Two copies of the performing score come in the set. The work is dedicated to my wife Padge.
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