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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.


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.


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.


Weait - Little March for Small Band (2'15) PDF

First score page to Weait - Little March for Small Band
SKU: 6207-pdf

Little March for Small Band was composed for the 1962 Fourth of July celebration at the Yale Summer School of Music and Art in Norfolk, Connecticut. A few wind players prepared a "band concert" suitable for the occasion. A visiting musician, Les Thimmig, later of the University of Wisconsin, volunteered to play bass clarinet. The piece is dedicated to him. Scored for 2 flutes (2nd / piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 B-flat clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in F, Bf-lat trumpet, trombone and double bass.


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.”


Weait - 3 Movements for 8 Double Reeds (7'52) PDF

SKU: [1311-pdf]

Composed for performance at the 43rd annual conference of the International Double Reed Society at New York University in August, 2014. The three movements, Melancholy Waltz (2'16), Chaconne (3'00) and Jollification (2'36) are for 2 oboes, 2 English horns (or 3 oboes and English horn), 3 bassoons and contrabassoon. A set of parts comes with a full score. The parts are professionally notated with cues, measure and rehearsal numbers.

This is the downloadable version of the work. A pre-printed, paper version will soon be available on the website.


von Weber - Andante and Hungarian Rondo, Op. 35 for bassoon and band (9'00)

SKU: [9304]

The popular bassoon solo has been transcribed and edited for band by Christopher Weait. The instrumentation is solo bassoon with 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 3 B-flat clarinets (that can be doubled or tripled), bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 B-flat trumpets, 2 horns in F, tuba, double bass and timpani. The transcription follows the wind writing in von Weber's orchestral score.


Reicha - Musique pour célébrer . . . . Reduced instrumentation version (20'30)

First page of score to the reduced instrumentation of Reicha's "Musique pour célébrer . . . ."
SKU: [1113C]

A reduced instrumentation version of the largest of Reicha's two monumental works for 3 wind bands. This performing edition calls for 14 musicians (or more if parts are doubled) as follows: 1 piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 B-flat clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C (or B-flat), 1 double bass, 1 field drums and 1 bass drum. If you can't find enough players for the original instrumentation, perform this version because the music is very good and deserves to be heard. We also publish the original full instrumentation [1114A,B]


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].


Paisable - The Queen's Farewell for 17 woodwinds (2'30)

SKU: [6907]

A setting of Jacques Paisable's funeral march for Queen Mary II (1662 - 1695). It was published 9n John Banister's "Sprightly Companion", London, 1695, possibly the first English language oboe tutor. Paisable was one of the early oboists and Bannister's teacher. This transcription from the original for 4 double reeds, is for the woodwind section of a concert band without saxophones: piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, E-flat clarinet, 3 B-flat clarinets, alto, bass and contrabass clarinets, 3 bassoons and contrabassoon.



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