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Adagio cantabile from Sonata, Op. 13 (Pathetique)

Recital

1798 saw Beethoven finish what would become one of his most celebrated compositions, the piano sonata number 8 in C minor, commonly known as the Sonata Pathétique. The second movement, the Adagio cantabile (slowly, in a singing style) is here transcribed for Flugehorn. The movement is a simple rondo, having theme which recurs several times separated by other themes, and it works especially well for wind instruments like the Flugehorn, which can play with an almost human singing quality.

Nature
Secular
Composer
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ensemble
flügelhorn or trumpet and piano
Difficulty
4
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Adagio cantabile from Sonata, Op. 13 (Pathetique)

Recital

1798 saw Beethoven finish what would become one of his most celebrated compositions, the piano sonata number 8 in C minor, commonly known as the Sonata Pathétique. The second movement, the Adagio cantabile (slowly, in a singing style) is here transcribed for horn in F. The movement is a simple rondo, having theme which recurs several times separated by other themes, and it works especially well for wind instruments like the horn, which can play with an almost human singing quality.

Nature
Secular
Composer
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ensemble
horn and piano
Difficulty
4
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Adagio cantabile from Sonata, Op. 13 (Pathetique)

Recital

1798 saw Beethoven finish what would become one of his most celebrated compositions, the piano sonata number 8 in C minor, commonly known as the Sonata Pathétique. The second movement, the Adagio cantabile (slowly, in a singing style) is here transcribed for Trombone. The movement is a simple rondo, having theme which recurs several times separated by other themes, and it works especially well for wind instruments like the Trombone, which can play with an almost human singing quality.

Nature
Secular
Composer
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ensemble
trombone and piano
Difficulty
4
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All Glory, Laud and Honor

Palm Sunday

St. Theodulph of Orleans composed the lyrics for "All Glory, Laud and Honor" in 820. It is based on verses written in the early Middle Ages. The tune was composed by Melchior Tescher in 1615.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Melchior Teschner
Ensemble
brass quintet, SATB chorus, organ, and congregation
Difficulty
4
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All My Heart This Night Rejoices

Christmas

"All My Heart This Night Rejoices" has been added to the choral catalog of RGM by Spike Maiden Müller. This version is for SA chorus, piano, and optional Horn. Text by Paul Gerhardt (1653), translated by Catherine Winkworth (1858). This work was written for the choir of West Denmark Lutheran Church; Luck, WI. Appropriate for sacred and secular settings.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Spike Maiden Müller
Ensemble
SA chorus, piano and horn
Difficulty
3
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All My Heart This Night Rejoices

Christmas

"All My Heart This Night Rejoices" has been added to the choral catalog of RGM by Spike Maiden Müller. This version is for SAB chorus, piano, and optional Horn. Text by Paul Gerhardt (1653), translated by Catherine Winkworth (1858). This work was written for the choir of West Denmark Lutheran Church; Luck, WI. Appropriate for sacred and secular settings.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Spike Maiden Müller
Ensemble
SAB chorus, piano and horn
Difficulty
3
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All My Heart This Night Rejoices

Christmas

"All My Heart This Night Rejoices" has been added to the choral catalog of RGM by Spike Maiden Müller. This version is for SATB chorus, piano, and optional Horn. Text by Paul Gerhardt (1653), translated by Catherine Winkworth (1858). This work was written for the choir of West Denmark Lutheran Church; Luck, WI. Appropriate for sacred and secular settings.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Spike Maiden Müller
Ensemble
SATB chorus, piano and horn
Difficulty
3
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All My Heart This Night Rejoices

Christmas

"All My Heart This Night Rejoices" has been added to the choral catalog of RGM by Spike Maiden Müller. This version is for SSA chorus, piano, and optional Horn. Text by Paul Gerhardt (1653) translated by Catherine Winkworth (1858). This work was written for the choir of West Denmark Lutheran Church; Luck, WI. Appropriate for sacred and secular settings.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Spike Maiden Müller
Ensemble
SSA chorus, piano and horn
Difficulty
3
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Amazing Grace

Worship Funeral Concert

"Amazing Grace" has been arranged for Woodwind Quintet by Spike Maiden Müller. Not difficult and well worth the effort for this classic hymn. The arranger writes: "This is a very accessible arrangement of the popular traditional American melody. Each instrument gets a chance to play the melody, alone or in combination with another. The arrangement starts in Bb major, modulates to F Major, and ends in a bluesy G Major."

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Traditional
Ensemble
woodwind quintet
Difficulty
3
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America the Beautiful

Patriotic

In 1893, at the age of 33, Katherine Lee Bates, an English professor at Wellesley College, took a train trip to Colorado Springs to teach a short summer school session at Colorado College. Several of the sights on her trip inspired her and found their way into a poem, including the "White City" of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, with its promise of the future denoted by alabaster buildings; the wheat fields of America's heartland through which her train was riding; and the majestic view of the Great Plains from high atop Pikes Peak. A hymn tune composed by Samuel A. Ward was fitted to the words in 1910 and the resulting song has become one of the most popular and enduring of many American patriotic songs. This version is for medium voice and piano. 3:27.

Nature
Secular
Composer
Samuel Augustus Ward
Ensemble
medium voice and piano
Difficulty
3
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Auferstehung (Resurrection) Chorale from Symphony No. 2

Concert

This chorale was originally scored for almost completely a capella voices, with just a bit of low strings sneaking in to bolster low bass parts and provide color, and the mezzo-soprano solo taking up the highest line. Keep this and a careful sense of balance in mind when making decisions as to actual dynamic levels. Many, though not all, dynamic markings herein are the original from the orchestral score. I have added a few louder markings where I believe it will help preserve balance and clarity of contrapuntal lines.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Gustav Mahler
Ensemble
twelve-part horn choir
Difficulty
4
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Auld Lang Syne

Christmas New Year's

"Auld Lang Syne" is a traditional folk song commonly sung to celebrate the beginning of the new year. It gets a jazzy treatment here, with apologies to Igor Stravinsky at the conclusion.

Nature
Secular
Composer
Traditional
Ensemble
brass quintet
Difficulty
4
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Auld Lang Syne

Christmas New Year's

"Auld Lang Syne" is a traditional folk song commonly sung to celebrate the beginning of the new year. It gets a jazzy treatment here, with apologies to Igor Stravinsky at the conclusion.

Nature
Secular
Composer
Traditional
Ensemble
horn quartet
Difficulty
4
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Be Thou My Vision (Slane)

Worship Prayer Graduation

"Be Thou My Vision" has been arranged by Spike Maiden Müller for SATB chorus, two flutes, piano, and organ. This arrangement was done for the choir of Luck Lutheran Church, Luck, Wisconsin, on the occasion of the high school graduation of Mary Faye Maiden Müller.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Traditional
Ensemble
SATB chorus, piano, organ, two flutes
Difficulty
3
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Beneath the Cross of Jesus

Lent Good Friday

This is an excellent arrangement of the hymn "Beneath the Cross of Jesus", for Horn and Piano.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Frederick Charles Maker
Ensemble
horn and piano
Difficulty
3
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Canon and Rondo

School Recital

An original, interesting and effective brass trio.  Perfect for young ensembles.   

Nature
Secular
Composer
Spike Maiden Müller
Ensemble
brass trio (two trumpets and horn)
Difficulty
3
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Chorale and Fugue

School Recital

What happens when trite motives meet hip harmonic progressions? One example is this Chorale and Fugue, an antidote to the same old small ensemble fare.

Nature
Secular
Composer
Spike Maiden Müller
Ensemble
brass trio (two trumpets and horn)
Difficulty
3
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Chorale and Fugue

Recital School

Here is a short chorale and fugue for flute, clarinet, and horn, suitable for teaching or concert use. The forms are traditional, but the harmonic language is fresh, modern, and falls easily upon the ear. Useful for teaching small ensemble playing, and chorale and fugue forms, this should also be a delightful addition to concert or recital programs. Score and set of parts supplied in file download. Easy to intermediate playing level. 2:24

Nature
Secular
Composer
Spike Maiden Müller
Ensemble
flute, clarinet, and horn
Difficulty
3
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Christus factus est pro nobis

Concert Maundy Thursday Easter

"Christus factus est pro nobis obediens" (Christ was made obedient) is a motet composed by Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) and published in 1884.  This beautiful setting for brass quintet is appropriate for both Christmas and Easter.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Anton Bruckner
Ensemble
brass quintet
Difficulty
4
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Christus factus est pro nobis

Concert Maundy Thursday Easter

"Christus factus est pro nobis obediens" (Christ was made obedient) is a motet composed by Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) and published in 1884.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Anton Bruckner
Ensemble
trumpet octet
Difficulty
3
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Christus factus est pro nobis

Concert Maundy Thursday Easter

"Christus factus est pro nobis obediens" (Christ was made obedient) is a motet composed by Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) and published in 1884. While this version for 12 horns is not technically difficult, the first horn does play several high B naturals.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Anton Bruckner
Ensemble
twelve-part horn choir
Difficulty
3.5
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Christus factus est pro nobis

Concert Maundy Thursday Easter

Christus factus est pro nobis obediens (Christ was made obedient) is a motet composed by Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) and published in 1884.  This beautiful setting for brass quintet is appropriate for both Christmas and Easter.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Anton Bruckner
Ensemble
trombone octet
Difficulty
3
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Crown Him With Many Crowns (Diademata)

Worship Praise Easter

"Crown Him With Many Crowns" (SATB w/Organ) has been arranged by Spike Maiden Müller. This classic hymn arrangement was commissioned by the choir of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church; St. Croix, Falls, WI.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Sir George Job Elvey
Ensemble
SATB chorus and organ
Difficulty
3
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Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

Worship Prayer

"Dear Lord and Father of Mankind" is a hymn with words taken from a longer poem, The Brewing of Soma by American Quaker poet John Greenleaf Whittier. The adaptation was made by Garrett Horder in his 1884 Congregational Hymns.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Frederick Charles Maker
Ensemble
horn and piano
Difficulty
3
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Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

Worship Prayer

"Dear Lord and Father of Mankind" is a hymn with words taken from a longer poem, The Brewing of Soma by American Quaker poet John Greenleaf Whittier. The adaptation was made by Garrett Horder in his 1884 Congregational Hymns. For trumpet or flügelhorn and piano. 

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Frederick Charles Maker
Ensemble
trumpet and piano
Difficulty
2
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Dejlig er den Himmel blaa (Bright and Glorious Is the Sky)

Christmas Eve

"Bright and Glorious is the Sky" (Dejlig er den Himmel blaa) is a traditional Danish melody, circa 1830.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Anonymous
Ensemble
brass quintet
Difficulty
3
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El cant dels ocells (Carol of the Birds)

Christmas Eve

A traditional Catalan Christmas lullaby, it tells of nature's joy at learning of the birth of Jesus in a stable in Bethlehem. The song was made famous outside Catalonia by Pablo Casals' version for 'cello. After his exile in 1939, he would begin each of his concerts by playing it, and it has become emblematic of Catalonia.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Traditional Catalan
Ensemble
horn quartet
Difficulty
4
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Eternal Father, Strong to Save

Worship Prayer

"Eternal Father, Strong to Save" is a hymn often associated with the Royal Navy or the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. Accordingly, it is often known as the Royal Navy Hymn or the United States Navy Hymn (or just The Navy Hymn), and sometimes by the last line of its first verse, "For Those in Peril on the Sea."

Nature
Sacred
Composer
John Bacchus Dykes
Ensemble
horn quartet
Difficulty
4
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Evening Prayer from Hänsel und Gretel

Worship Prayer Christmas

Here is the famous duet from Humperdinck's 1893 opera, Hänsel und Gretel, arranged for alto saxophone solo or duet. Coming near the climax of Act II of the opera, it is the prayer Hänsel and Gretel sing before falling asleep in the forest, and is a perennial Christmas favorite. Use just the first part for solo performance. Performance time 2:26.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Engelbert Humperdinck
Ensemble
alto saxophone solo or duet with piano accompaniment
Difficulty
3
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Evening Prayer from Hänsel und Gretel

Worship Prayer Christmas

Here is the famous duet from Humperdinck's 1893 opera, Hänsel und Gretel, arranged for trombone solo or duet. Coming near the climax of Act II of the opera, it is the prayer Hänsel and Gretel sing before falling asleep in the forest, and is a perennial Christmas favorite. Use just the first part for solo performance. Performance time 2:26.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Engelbert Humperdinck
Ensemble
bassoon or trombone duet with piano accompaniment
Difficulty
3
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Evening Prayer from Hänsel und Gretel

Worship Prayer Christmas

Hänsel and Gretel are hungry and lost in the woods, and darkness has fallen.  Before falling asleep they say an evening prayer, asking for protection during the night.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Engelbert Humperdinck
Ensemble
brass quintet
Difficulty
3
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Evening Prayer from Hänsel und Gretel

Worship Prayer Christmas

Here is the famous duet from Humperdinck's 1893 opera, Hänsel und Gretel, arranged for Bb clarinet solo or duet. Coming near the climax of Act II of the opera, it is the prayer Hänsel and Gretel sing before falling asleep in the forest, and is a perennial Christmas favorite. Use just the first part for solo performance. Performance time 2:26.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Engelbert Humperdinck
Ensemble
clarinet solo or duet with piano accompaniment
Difficulty
3
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Evening Prayer from Hänsel und Gretel

Worship Prayer Christmas

Here is the famous duet from Humperdinck's 1893 opera, Hänsel und Gretel, arranged for flute solo or duet. Coming near the climax of Act II of the opera, it is the prayer Hänsel and Gretel sing before falling asleep in the forest, and is a perennial Christmas favorite. Use just the first part for solo performance. Performance time 2:26.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Engelbert Humperdinck
Ensemble
flute solo or duet with piano accompaniment
Difficulty
3
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Fanfare No.1

Concert

"Fanfare No. 1" was written in 2009 by Spike for the brass section of the St. Croix Valley Community Band of River Falls, Wisconsin. Scored for three trumpets, four horns, two trombones and bass trombone, euphonium, and tuba. The composer writes: "Somewhat reminiscent of Richard Strauss’s Festmusik der Stadt Wien, this is a challenging and rewarding fanfare for standard brass choir. Starting with a straightforward open fifth in the Horns, soon joined by the trumpets, the fanfare moves from a simple quintal statement to a more complex chromatic form, culminating in a grand C Major chord. The juxtaposition of duple and triple figures adds challenge and interest."

Nature
Secular
Composer
Spike Maiden Müller
Ensemble
brass choir
Difficulty
3
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Flow Gently, Sweet Afton

Recital Folk Song

Here is a simple, but beautiful arrangement of Jonathan Spilman's lovely melody for Robert Burns' poem. This arrangement was written for the wedding of Thomas Hall and Nancy Pierce and is dedicated to Mary Maiden Müller, who played the first performance. Enjoy!

Nature
Secular
Composer
Jonathan E. Spilman
Ensemble
flute and piano
Difficulty
2
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God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen

Christmas

"God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen" was first published in the 1700s and has remained popular to the present day. Although its minor key may not seem on the surface very festive for a Christmas Carol, it masterfully treads the fine line between melancholy and joy.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Traditional English
Ensemble
horn quartet
Difficulty
3
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Good Christians All Rejoice and Sing (Gelobt sei Gott)

Easter

This is an essential Easter morning celebration piece. The fermatas in the score are for use with congregational singing, and may be omitted if done as an instrumental.  The melody is known also as Vulpius or Gelobt sei Gott.  

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Melchior Vulpius
Ensemble
brass quintet with optional organ
Difficulty
3
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Haf trones lampa färdig (Keep your trimmed lamps ready)

Advent

A Swedish folk melody, Haf trones lampa färdig was published as No. 463 in the first edition of the Swedish Homeland Singer in 1891, under the heading "Hoppet. Hemlängtan." Translating as "keep your trimmed lamps ready," the tune is used for the Lutheran Advent hymn, "Rejoice, rejoice, believers."

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Traditional Swedish
Ensemble
brass quintet
Difficulty
3
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He Is Born, the Divine Christ Child (Il est né, le divin enfant)

Christmas

This is a traditional French carol for Christmas, arranged for bassoon, trombone, or euphonium and piano. While easy to play, it is a wholly complete and professional-sounding arrangement. Both soloist and piano get to play the melody and fun counterpoint is included! Performance time: 1:40.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Traditional French
Ensemble
bassoon and piano
Difficulty
3
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He Is Born, the Divine Christ Child (Il est né, le divin enfant)

Christmas

This is a traditional French carol for Christmas, arranged for clarinet or trumpet and piano. While easy to play, it is a wholly complete and professional-sounding arrangement. Both soloist and piano get to play the melody and fun counterpoint is included! Performance time: 1:40.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Traditional French
Ensemble
clarinet, trumpet, or flügelhorn with piano accompaniment
Difficulty
3
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He Is Born, the Divine Christ Child (Il est né, le divin enfant)

Christmas

This is a traditional French carol for Christmas, arranged for flute and piano. While easy to play, it is a wholly complete and professional-sounding arrangement. Both soloist and piano get to play the melody and fun counterpoint is included! Performance time: 1:40.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Traditional French
Ensemble
flute and piano
Difficulty
2.5
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His Eye Is On the Sparrow

Worship Prayer

Here is an arrangement of the lovely old song of faith by Civilla D. Martin and Charles H. Gabriel. It is offered here for medium voice with piano accompaniment.  Timing ~4:51.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Charles H. Gabriel
Ensemble
medium voice and piano
Difficulty
3
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Hosanna, Loud Hosanna

Palm Sunday

This arrangement is intended to be versatile, covering four different configurations of musical forces. It can be played by the brass quintet alone, or by brass quintet and organ, without any vocal forces whatever. The brass or brass and organ parts may be used simply to accompany congregational singing of the hymn, without the aid of any choral group. The included solo trumpet part can be played with organ alone or with chorus and/or congregation. The preferred method of performance is brass quintet and organ with four-part mixed chorus, with or without congregation singing in unison on any or all verses. It is hoped that this arrangement will therefore be flexible enough to fit several different worship situations.   

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Anonymous
Ensemble
brass quintet, SATB chorus, organ, and congregation
Difficulty
4
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How Can I Keep From Singing?

Worship Praise Protest

"How Can I Keep From Singing?" was arranged by Spike in 2009. Although often cited incorrectly as a traditional Quaker hymn, was written in the late 19th Century by the popular hymnodist Robert Wadsworth Lowry, with lyrics eventually attributed to Anna Warner. The third verse most often used these days was written by Doris Plenn, based on a version sung to her by her grandmother. It entered the public domain when she sang her version for Pete Seeger, who published it in "Sing Out!". This arrangement is for SATB chorus, a capella. Care should be taken in balancing the lines, as the melody continuously changes voices throughout the arrangement. This arrangement was written for the choir of West Denmark Lutheran Church of Luck, Wisconsin.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Robert Wadsworth Lowry
Ensemble
SATB a capella chorus
Difficulty
3
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Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

Christmas

"Infant Holy, Infant Lowly" is based on a traditional Polish Carol, "W żłobie leży". This lush arrangement is for flute and piano, and is appropriate for high school flutists and pianists.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Traditional Polish
Ensemble
flute and piano
Difficulty
2.5
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Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

Christmas Eve

"Infant Holy, Infant Lowly" is based on a traditional Polish Carol, "W żłobie leży". This arrangement is for horn and piano, and is appropriate for high school pianists.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Traditional Polish
Ensemble
horn and piano
Difficulty
3
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Jeg er så glad hver julekveld

Christmas Eve

"Jeg er så glad hver julekveld" (I am so glad each Christmas Eve) is a Scandanavian Christmas song by Peder Knudsen.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Peder Knudsen
Ensemble
brass quintet
Difficulty
3
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Jesus Christ Is Risen Today

Easter

This Easter arrangement works with or without organ and optional congregational singing.  

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Lyrica Davidica
Ensemble
brass quintet with optional organ
Difficulty
3
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Jingle Bells

Christmas Winter

The popular Christmas tune arranged for four horns.

Nature
Secular
Composer
James Lord Pierpont
Ensemble
horn quartet
Difficulty
4
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Jolly Old St. Nicholas

Christmas Concert

Arranged for young Concert Band. Clever arrangement

Nature
Secular
Composer
James Ramsey Murray
Ensemble
Concert Band
Difficulty
1.5
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Joy to the World

Christmas

This arrangement is intended to be performed with any of several different configurations of forces. It may be played by brass quintet alone, brass quintet and organ, brass and organ accompanying congregational singing, or brass and organ with SATB chorus. Thus it is hoped that the arrangement will fit several different worship situations.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Georg Friederich Händel
Ensemble
brass quintet, SATB chorus, organ, and congregation
Difficulty
3
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Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Advent

"Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" is an ancient chant of Eucharistic devotion based on the verses taken from Habakkuk taken from one of the books of the 12 minor prophets of the Bible. The original was composed in Greek as a Cherubic Hymn for the Offertory of the Divine Liturgy of St. James in the fourth Century AD, with local Churches adopting arrangements in Syriac. In modern times, the Ralph Vaughan Williams arrangement of a translation from the Greek by Gerard Moultrie to the tune of Picardy, a French medieval folk melody, popularized the hymn among Christian congregations that worship liturgically.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Traditional French
Ensemble
brass quintet
Difficulty
2
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Locus iste a Deo factus est

Concert Church Dedication

This hauntingly beautiful quartet was originally composed for a capella mixed chorus. It is a dedication for a church.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Anton Bruckner
Ensemble
brass quartet
Difficulty
3
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Locus iste a Deo factus est

Concert Church Dedication

This hauntingly beautiful piece was originally composed for a capella mixed chorus. It is a dedication for a church.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Anton Bruckner
Ensemble
brass quintet
Difficulty
3
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Lord Jesus, Think On Me

Worship Prayer

Lord Jesus, Think On Me, from a Greek text dating from c. 430 A.D., is usually set to the tune Southwell by Willliam Daman from his 1579 Psalms of David in English Meter. This arrangement for two trombones sets the two instruments contrapuntally playing the tune and countermelody. A simple but beautiful piano accompaniment completes the arrangement, originally written for the memorial service of Dona Maiden in April of 2016. This arrangement is also available for horn, bassoon (trombone or euphonium), and piano and for two clarinets and piano.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
William Daman
Ensemble
bassoon or trombone duet with piano accompaniment
Difficulty
3
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Lord Jesus, Think On Me

Worship Prayer

Lord Jesus, Think On Me, from a Greek text dating from c. 430 A.D., is usually set to the tune Southwell by Willliam Daman from his 1579 Psalms of David in English Meter. This arrangement for two clarinets sets the two instruments contrapuntally playing the tune and countermelody. A simple but beautiful piano accompaniment completes the arrangement, originally written for the memorial service of Dona Maiden in April of 2016. Also available for horn, bassoon (trombone or euphonium), and piano and for two flutes and piano.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
William Daman
Ensemble
clarinet duet with piano accompaniment
Difficulty
2.5
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Lord Jesus, Think On Me

Worship Prayer

Lord Jesus, Think On Me, from a Greek text dating from c. 430 A.D., is usually set to the tune Southwell by Willliam Daman from his 1579 Psalms of David in English Meter. This arrangement for two flutes sets the two instruments contrapuntally playing the tune and countermelody. A simple but beautiful piano accompaniment completes the arrangement, originally written for the memorial service of Dona Maiden in April of 2016. This could also be effectively played by two soprano or tenor recorders and is also available for horn, bassoon (trombone or euphonium), and piano and for two clarinets and piano.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
William Daman
Ensemble
flute duet with piano accompaniment
Difficulty
3
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Lord Jesus, Think On Me

Worship Prayer

Lord Jesus, Think On Me, from a Greek text dating from c. 430 A.D., is usually set to the tune Southwell by Willliam Daman from his 1579 Psalms of David in English Meter. This arrangement for horn and bassoon (or trombone) sets the two instruments contrapuntally playing the tune and countermelody. A simple but beautiful piano accompaniment completes the arrangement, originally written for the memorial service of Dona Maiden in April of 2016. This could also be effectively played by two soprano or tenor recorders and is also available for two flutes and piano and for two clarinets and piano.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
William Daman
Ensemble
horn, bassoon or trombone and piano
Difficulty
3
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Lord Jesus, Think On Me

Worship Prayer

Lord Jesus, Think On Me, from a Greek text dating from c. 430 A.D., is usually set to the tune Southwell by Willliam Daman from his 1579 Psalms of David in English Meter. This arrangement for two trombones sets the two instruments contrapuntally playing the tune and countermelody. A simple but beautiful piano accompaniment completes the arrangement, originally written for the memorial service of Dona Maiden in April of 2016. This arrangement is also available for horn, bassoon (trombone or euphonium), and piano and for two clarinets and piano.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
William Daman
Ensemble
trombone duet with piano accompaniment
Difficulty
4
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Lost in the Night

Advent

A traditional Finnish folk tune, this Advent hymn is here arranged for brass quintet.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Traditional Finnish
Ensemble
brass quintet
Difficulty
3
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Love Came Down At Christmas

Christmas

This is a charming arrangement of a traditional Irish melody.  For SATB chorus with piano and flute.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Traditional Irish
Ensemble
SATB chorus with piano and flute
Difficulty
3
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Love Came Down At Christmas

Christmas

This is a lush but playable arrangement of the traditional Irish tune most often used for the Rosetti poem, Love Came Down at Christmas. Everyone gets a go at the melody and everyone gets rests. A bass clarinet part is included for ensembles lacking a bassoon.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Traditional Irish
Ensemble
woodwind quintet
Difficulty
3
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Mit Freuden Zart (Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above)

Worship Praise

From Bohemian Brethren's Kirchengesänge, 1566. One of the best hymn tunes from the Reformation.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Anonymous
Ensemble
brass quintet
Difficulty
4
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Now the Day Is Over

Eventide

Now the Day Is Over, written in 1865 by Sabine Baring-Gould of Dalton, Yorks, England, and printed in the Church Times that same year, has become common in all English-speaking countries. Its tune, Merrial, was written by Joseph Barnby in 1868. Barnby was organist and choirmaster at St. Andrews of Wells Street in London, where he developed an outstanding choral program and championed the music of Bach. He conducted the Royal Choral Society and composed and edited music, including four hymnals, and in 1892 was knighted by Queen Victoria. 

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Joseph Barnby
Ensemble
horn quartet
Difficulty
3
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Nu Är Det Jul Igen

Christmas

"Nu Är Det Jul Igen" is a traditional Swedish dance carol.  The title translates as "Now it is Christmas again". 

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Traditional Scandinavian
Ensemble
brass quintet
Difficulty
3
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O Come and Mourn With Me Awhile

Good Friday

Raised in the Church of England, Frederick W. Faber (b. Calverly, Yorkshire, England, 1814; d. Kensington, London, England, 1863) came from a Huguenot and strict Calvinistic family background. Educated at Oxford and ordained in the Church of England, Faber followed John Henry Newman into the Roman Catholic Church. Believing that Catholics should sing hymns like those written by John Newton, Charles Wesley, and William Cowper, Faber wrote 150 hymns himself, this one dating from 1849. The tune is a nearly-forgotten gem by John B. Dykes who at the age of ten became the organist of St. John's in Hull, England, where his grandfather was vicar. Ordained into the Church of England in 1847, Dykes became the precentor and choir director at Durham Cathedral, where he introduced reforms in the choir by insisting on consistent attendance, increasing rehearsals, and initiating music festivals. The tune St. Cross dates from 1861.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
John Bacchus Dykes
Ensemble
brass quartet with organ
Difficulty
3
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O Come and Mourn With Me Awhile

Good Friday

Raised in the Church of England, Frederick W. Faber (b. Calverly, Yorkshire, England, 1814; d. Kensington, London, England, 1863) came from a Huguenot and strict Calvinistic family background. Educated at Oxford and ordained in the Church of England, Faber followed John Henry Newman into the Roman Catholic Church. Believing that Catholics should sing hymns like those written by John Newton, Charles Wesley, and William Cowper, Faber wrote 150 hymns himself, this one dating from 1849. The tune is a nearly-forgotten gem by John B. Dykes who at the age of ten became the organist of St. John's in Hull, England, where his grandfather was vicar. Ordained into the Church of England in 1847, Dykes became the precentor and choir director at Durham Cathedral, where he introduced reforms in the choir by insisting on consistent attendance, increasing rehearsals, and initiating music festivals. The tune St. Cross dates from 1861.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
John Bacchus Dykes
Ensemble
brass quintet
Difficulty
3
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O Come and Mourn With Me Awhile

Good Friday

Raised in the Church of England, Frederick W. Faber (b. Calverly, Yorkshire, England, 1814; d. Kensington, London, England, 1863) came from a Huguenot and strict Calvinistic family background. Educated at Oxford and ordained in the Church of England, Faber followed John Henry Newman into the Roman Catholic Church. Believing that Catholics should sing hymns like those written by John Newton, Charles Wesley, and William Cowper, Faber wrote 150 hymns himself, this one dating from 1849. The tune is a nearly-forgotten gem by John B. Dykes who at the age of ten became the organist of St. John's in Hull, England, where his grandfather was vicar. Ordained into the Church of England in 1847, Dykes became the precentor and choir director at Durham Cathedral, where he introduced reforms in the choir by insisting on consistent attendance, increasing rehearsals, and initiating music festivals. The tune St. Cross dates from 1861.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
John Bacchus Dykes
Ensemble
brass quintet with organ
Difficulty
3
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O Come and Mourn With Me Awhile

Good Friday

Raised in the Church of England, Frederick W. Faber (b. Calverly, Yorkshire, England, 1814; d. Kensington, London, England, 1863) came from a Huguenot and strict Calvinistic family background. Educated at Oxford and ordained in the Church of England, Faber followed John Henry Newman into the Roman Catholic Church. Believing that Catholics should sing hymns like those written by John Newton, Charles Wesley, and William Cowper, Faber wrote 150 hymns himself, this one dating from 1849. The tune is a nearly-forgotten gem by John B. Dykes who at the age of ten became the organist of St. John's in Hull, England, where his grandfather was vicar. Ordained into the Church of England in 1847, Dykes became the precentor and choir director at Durham Cathedral, where he introduced reforms in the choir by insisting on consistent attendance, increasing rehearsals, and initiating music festivals. The tune St. Cross dates from 1861.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
John Bacchus Dykes
Ensemble
horn quartet
Difficulty
4
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O Come and Mourn With Me Awhile

Good Friday

For horn in F, trombone or bassoon and organ.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
John Bacchus Dykes
Ensemble
horn, bassoon or trombone and piano
Difficulty
3
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O Come and Mourn With Me Awhile

Good Friday

Raised in the Church of England, Frederick W. Faber (b. Calverly, Yorkshire, England, 1814; d. Kensington, London, England, 1863) came from a Huguenot and strict Calvinistic family background. Educated at Oxford and ordained in the Church of England, Faber followed John Henry Newman into the Roman Catholic Church. Believing that Catholics should sing hymns like those written by John Newton, Charles Wesley, and William Cowper, Faber wrote 150 hymns himself, this one dating from 1849. The tune is a nearly-forgotten gem by John B. Dykes who at the age of ten became the organist of St. John's in Hull, England, where his grandfather was vicar. Ordained into the Church of England in 1847, Dykes became the precentor and choir director at Durham Cathedral, where he introduced reforms in the choir by insisting on consistent attendance, increasing rehearsals, and initiating music festivals. The tune St. Cross dates from 1861.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
John Bacchus Dykes
Ensemble
trombone duet with piano accompaniment
Difficulty
4
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O Come, All Ye Faithful

Good Friday

O Come, All Ye Faithful" (originally written in Latin as Adeste Fideles) is a Christmas carol attributed to John Francis Wade.  Beautiful, slow beginning and challenging throughout.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
John Francis Wade
Ensemble
horn quartet
Difficulty
4
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O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

Good Friday

Hans Leo Hassler was a 16th-Century German composer who absorbed the Venetian polychoral style through his friendship with Giovanni Gabrielli and brought it back with him to Germany. Though a Lutheran, Hassler composed for both the Catholic and Lutheran churches.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Hans Leo Hassler
Ensemble
brass quintet
Difficulty
3
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O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

Good Friday

Hans Leo Hassler was a 16th-Century German composer who absorbed the Venetian polychoral style through his friendship with Giovanni Gabrielli and brought it back with him to Germany. Though a Lutheran, Hassler composed for both the Catholic and Lutheran churches.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Hans Leo Hassler
Ensemble
horn quartet
Difficulty
4
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O du fröliche, O du seelige

Christmas

"O du fröliche, O du seelige" is a German carol originating in the 18th century. The tune is also associated with the hymn "O Sanctissima" and in Italy is known as the "Sicilian Mariners Hymn" or simply the "Mariners Hymn".

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Anonymous
Ensemble
brass quintet
Difficulty
3
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O jul med din glede

Christmas

"O Jul med din glede" (O Yule, with your gladness) is a Norwegian Christmas Carol.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Traditional Norwegian
Ensemble
brass quintet
Difficulty
3
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Onward, Christian Soldiers

Worship Processional

"Onward, Christian Soldiers" was composed by Sir Arthur Sullivan in 1871. A popular hymn, it is commonly associated with the Salvation Army.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Sir Arthur Sullivan
Ensemble
brass quintet with organ
Difficulty
3
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Orietur Stella (A Star Shall Rise Up)

Advent Concert

Jacobus Gallus Carniolus, or Jacob Handl was a Slovene-born composer who spent much of his professional life serving the Viennese court during the height of the Renaissance. He represented the Bohemian Counter-Reformation, mixing the polyphonic style of the High Renaissance Franco-Flemish School with the style of the Venetian School. Orietur stella ex jacob (A star shall rise up out of Jacob) is one of his more than 300 sacred motets, suitable for both Advent and Christmas. Arranged here for brass quintet, it is a gem of Renaissance Christmas music, starting in four, switching to a faster three, and finishing again in four.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Jacobus Gallus
Ensemble
brass quintet
Difficulty
3
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Patriotic Staples - The Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, America, Chester, and We Shall Overcome

Independence Day Games Patriotic Protest

This is a set of standard patriotic tunes arranged for brass trio. Included are: The Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, America (My Country, 'Tis of Thee), Chester, and We Shall Overcome.

Nature
Secular
Composer
Various
Ensemble
brass trio (two trumpets and horn)
Difficulty
3
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Ring Out, Ye Bells

Christmas Worship

"Ring Out, Ye Bells" was composed in 2008 for SATB choir a cappella with optional Horn in F. Lyrics by Paul Lawrence Dunbar (1872-1906). The addition of the Horn descant is an excellent stroke. The composer writes: "This new Christmas carol, with a text by nineteenth-century African-American poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar, brims full of musical imagery. The horn obbligato, sometimes an integral harmonic voice for the choir, sometimes a joyful descant, rounds off the setting. For choirs wishing a bit of extra instrumental underlay a piano part is included."

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Spike Maiden Müller
Ensemble
SATB chorus with horn obbligato
Difficulty
1.5
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Salvation Is Created

Communion Advent

Salvation Is Created was composed by Tchesnokov in 1912 as the fifth in his Ten Communion Hymns, Opus 25. It is based on a synodal Kievan chant melody and Psalm 74 (Psalm 73 in the Greek version).   This is one of the last sacred works he completed before being forced to turn to secular music by the Soviet government. Although he never heard it performed during his lifetime, his children had the opportunity in the years following his death. Its popularity is such that many different versions exist both in Russian and in English; transcriptions also exist for different combinations of winds. This arrangement is in the original key and preserves as much as possible the original chords, voicing, and octave settings. It is unmeasured as in the original choral score and the players are encouraged to think of playing it in a chant-like manner, not adhering to strict meter or tempo. Barlines are to help with phrasing and staying together. We are proud to make this masterpiece of choral literature available for horn quartet or four-part horn choir.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Pavel Tschesnokoff
Ensemble
horn quartet
Difficulty
4
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Schmücke dick, O liebe Seele (Adorn Thyself, Dear Soul)

Worship Communion

For 2 Bb trumpets and F Horn. Johann Crüger composed Schmücke Dich for Johann Franck's text, "Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness," and first published the tune in Geistliche Kirchen-Melodien. The tune name is the incipit of the original German text. Johann S. Bach used this tune in his Cantata 180; he and many other composers have written organ preludes on the melody.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Johann Crüger
Ensemble
brass trio (two trumpets and horn)
Difficulty
3
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Silent Night

Christmas

Here is an arrangement of Franz Gruber's famous Christmas melody in a medium easy arrangement for two alto saxophones, E flat horns, or mellophones. Rhythms are kept simple and the duet instruments are mostly homophonic (moving together in rhythm) with very little chromatic harmony.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Franz Xaver Gruber
Ensemble
alto saxophone solo or duet with piano accompaniment
Difficulty
2
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Silent Night

Christmas

Here is an arrangement of Franz Gruber's famous Christmas melody in a medium easy arrangement for two horns in F, with a substitute bassoon part in tenor clef for Horn 2. Rhythms are kept simple and the duet instruments are mostly homophonic (moving together in rhythm) with very little chromatic harmony.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Franz Xaver Gruber
Ensemble
bassoon or trombone and horn with piano accompaniment
Difficulty
2.5
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Silent Night

Christmas

Here is an accessible medium easy arrangement of Franz Gruber's classic carol, in an arrangement for two trombones, euphoniums, or bassoons and piano. Rhythms are kept simple and the duet instruments are mostly homophonic (moving together in rhythm) with very little chromatic harmony.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Franz Xaver Gruber
Ensemble
bassoon or trombone duet with piano accompaniment
Difficulty
2
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Silent Night

Christmas

An easily accessible version of the Christmas classic. 

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Franz Xaver Gruber
Ensemble
brass quintet
Difficulty
3
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Silent Night

Christmas

Here is an arrangement of Franz Gruber's famous Christmas melody in a medium easy arrangement for two Bb instruments, such clarinet, trumpet, or baritone horn in treble clef. Rhythms are kept simple and the duet instruments are mostly homophonic (moving together in rhythm) with very little chromatic harmony.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Franz Xaver Gruber
Ensemble
clarinet, trumpet, flügelhorn, or tenor saxophone duet with piano accompaniment
Difficulty
2
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Silent Night

Christmas

Here is an arrangement of Franz Gruber's famous Christmas melody in a medium easy arrangement for two flutes, oboes, or other C instruments. Rhythms are kept simple and the duet instruments are mostly homophonic (moving together in rhythm) with very little chromatic harmony.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Franz Xaver Gruber
Ensemble
flute duet with piano accompaniment
Difficulty
2
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Silent Night

Christmas

"Silent Night" is a popular Christmas carol, composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr. It was declared an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2011. The song has been recorded by a large number of singers from every music genre, and the version sung by Bing Crosby is the third best-selling single of all-time.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Franz Xaver Gruber
Ensemble
horn quartet
Difficulty
4
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Sonata for a Young Trumpeter

Recital School

"Sonata for a Young Trumpeter" was written in 1989. This is a three movement work that challenges a young performer. Key and tempo changes abound. Use of mute and dynamics are stressed. The sonata was written for a couple of Spike’s students some years back. It is ideal for a student with maturity of interpretation, reasonable finger dexerity, and endurance, but does not require a lot of high range (it ranges from a4 to a6, but mostly confines itself to the c4 to e5 area.) The first movement is a fast sonata form with a rather challenging piano part that complements and enhances the trumpet line. The middle movement is a through-composed cantabile, appropriate for a trumpeter who can really make the instrument ’sing.’ The last movement is a tongue-in-cheek scherzo which includes muted trumpet and some interesting melodic elisions.

Nature
Secular
Composer
Spike Maiden Müller
Ensemble
trumpet and piano
Difficulty
3
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Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart

Worship Prayer

Here is a very playable arrangement of the hymn tune 'Morecambe' by Frederick C. Atkinson. Lush harmonies and counterpoint throughout with the melody moving from player to player. For three Bb soprano clarinets and bass clarinet with an optional alto clarinet part included to substitute for the third soprano clarinet part.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Frederick C. Atkinson
Ensemble
clarinet quartet
Difficulty
3
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Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart

Worship Prayer

This popular hymn was composed by Frederick Atkinson in 1870, originally entitled "Morecambe". This arrangement may be played by horn quartet or horn choir, and an optional descant is provided.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Frederick C. Atkinson
Ensemble
horn quartet
Difficulty
3
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The Blue Bells of Scotland

Recital School Folk Song

The Blue Bells of Scotland was originally written by Dorothea Jordan, a late eighteenth-century English actress and writer, who published it in 1801. It has gone through so many versions that it has long since passed into folk song status. This approachable, yet elegant arrangement for flute and piano was written for the wedding of Thomas Hall and Nancy Pierce.

Nature
Secular
Composer
Dorothea Jordan
Ensemble
flute and piano
Difficulty
2.5
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The Blue Bells of Scotland

Recital School Folk Song

The Blue Bells of Scotland was originally written by Dorothea Jordan, a late eighteenth-century English actress and writer, who published it in 1801. It has gone through so many versions that it has long since passed into folk song status. This approachable, yet elegant arrangement for flute and piano was written for the wedding of Thomas Hall and Nancy Pierce.

Nature
Secular
Composer
Dorothea Jordan
Ensemble
horn and piano
Difficulty
3
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The Church's One Foundation

Worship

The hymn text, The Church's One foundation was written as a direct response to the schism within the Church of South Africa caused by John William Colenso, first Bishop of Natal, who denounced much of the Bible as fictitious. When Bishop Colenso was deposed for his teachings, he appealed to the higher ecclesiastical authorities in England. In response, Englishman Samuel John Stone wroite a set of hymn texts based on the Apostles' Creed. He titled it, Lyra Fidelium: Twelve Hymns on the Twelve Articles of the Apostles' Creed. "The Church's One Foundation" is based on the ninth article, The holy Catholic Church and The Communion of Saints.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Ensemble
horn quartet
Difficulty
4
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The Day of Resurrection

Easter

This Easter arrangement works with or without optional organ, optional congregational singing or optional SATB chorus.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Henry Thomas Smart
Ensemble
brass quintet, SATB chorus, organ, and congregation
Difficulty
3
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The Saint Croix March

Concert

"The St. Croix March" was written in 2009. A bright six-eight march with modern instrumentation which pays homage to the great Nineteenth-Century march composers such as Sousa and King, all parts share in both melodic and harmonic material with an abundance of counterpoint. Written for and premiered in the summer of 2010 by the St. Croix Valley Community Band of River Falls, Wisconsin.

Nature
Secular
Composer
Spike Maiden Müller
Ensemble
Concert Band
Difficulty
4
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The Star Spangled Banner

Independence Day Games Patriotic

Francis Scott Key was so moved by the sight of the American flag during the Battle of Baltimore in 1814, that he composed the poem "The Defence of Fort McHenry." He intended the rhythms of his poem to fit a popular drinking song by English composer John Stafford Smith entitled "To Anacreon in Heaven." The result was adopted as our National Anthem in 1916 by Woodrow Wilson by executive order and finally by congressional resolution in 1931.

Nature
Secular
Composer
John Stafford Smith
Ensemble
brass quartet
Difficulty
3
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Thine Is the Glory

Easter

Thine Is the Glory (also known as Thine Be The Glory) is a popular Easter Christian hymn, written by the Swiss writer Edmond Budry (1854–1932) and set to the tune of the chorus "See, the Conqu'ring hero comes" from Händel's oratorio Judas Maccabaeus. The hymn is sometimes sung at weddings or funerals; this is, for example, customary in the Dutch royal family. This arrangement is for brass quintet and organ

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Georg Friederich Händel
Ensemble
brass quintet with organ
Difficulty
3
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This Joyful Eastertide

Easter

This arrangement is intended to be versatile, covering three different configurations of musical forces. It can be played by the brass quintet and organ, without any vocal forces whatsoever. The brass and organ parts may be used simply to accompany congregational singing of the hymn, without the aid of any choral group. The preferred method of performance is with four-part mixed choir, which may or may not sing parts on verses one and two, and which may sing the second verse a cappella or with organ accompaniment, and with congregation singing in unison on either verse three, or verses one and three. It is hoped that this arrangement will therefore be flexible enough to fit several different worship situations.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Traditional Dutch
Ensemble
brass quintet, SATB chorus, organ, and congregation
Difficulty
4
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Twin Town Waltz

Concert

This little waltz was written for and received an honorable mention in the 2017 composition competition of the Twin Cities Horn Club of Minneapolis/St. Paul. It contains a section where two or more players are invited to improvise. Although the piece can be performed without improvisations by omitting measures 73 - 188, it is to be hoped that players will not be daunted at the prospect of improvising.

Nature
Secular
Composer
Spike Maiden Müller
Ensemble
twelve-part horn choir
Difficulty
4
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Walking Tune

Concert

Australian-born composer, arranger, and pianist Percy Aldridge Grainger, in the course of a long and innovative career, played a prominent role in the revival of interest in British folk music in the early years of the 20th century. Much of his music was experimental and could not easily be pigeon-holed into existing musical forms, or was written for non-traditional groups of instruments and/or voices. This lovely tune is arranged here for brass quintet.

Nature
Secular
Composer
Percy Grainger
Ensemble
brass quintet
Difficulty
4
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Watchman, Tell Us of the Night

Christmas Advent

The hymn tune St. George's Windsor is named for St. George's chapel in Windsor, England, where the composer was organist for forty-seven years. The tune used for the hymns, "Come, ye thankful people, come" and "Watchman, tell us of the night."

Nature
Sacred
Composer
George Job Elvey
Ensemble
brass trio (two trumpets and horn)
Difficulty
3
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We Shall Overcome

Patriotic Folk Song Protest

A gospel song which became a protest song and the signal anthem of the civil rights movement, We Shall Overcome is commonly believed to be lyrically descended from I'll Overcome Some Day, a hymn by Charles Albert Tindley. The modern version was first contributed to the People's Songs Bulletin by Zilphia Horton, who said she had learned it from tobacco workers organizer Lucille Simmons in 1945. It became associated with the civil rights movement in 1959 when Guy Carawan and Pete Seeger began using their version at the Highlander Folk School in Tennessee. Within a year, it had spread across the south, becoming the unofficial anthem of the civil rights movement. This simple solemn version for horn, trombone (or bassoon) and piano is offered for contemporary use.

Nature
Secular
Composer
Zilphia Horton
Ensemble
horn, bassoon or trombone and piano
Difficulty
3
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We Three Kings

Christmas

"We Three Kings", also known as "We Three Kings of Orient Are" or "The Quest of the Magi", is a Christmas carol written by John Henry Hopkins, Jr., in 1857. At the time of composing it, Hopkins served as the rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and he wrote it for a Christmas pageant in New York City. It remains one of the most popular Christmas carols today.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
John Henry Hopkins, Jr.
Ensemble
horn quartet
Difficulty
3
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What Is This Lovely Fragrance Wafting? (Quelle est cette odeur agréable?)

Christmas

"What is This Lovely Fragrance Wafting" (Quelle est cette odeur agréable?) is a popular French carol describing the nativity.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
John Gay
Ensemble
brass quintet
Difficulty
3
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What Is This Lovely Fragrance Wafting? (Quelle est cette odeur agréable?)

Christmas

This is a lush but playable arrangement of the traditional French Christmas carol. Everyone gets a go at the melody and everyone gets rests, but large lung capacity will definitely enhance the performance. A bass clarinet part is included for ensembles lacking a bassoon.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
John Gay
Ensemble
woodwind quintet
Difficulty
3
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When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Lent Good Friday

An excellent arrangement of the hymn, "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross." The tune, Hamburg (named after the German city,) was composed by Lowell Mason in 1824. Mason indicated that the tune was based on a chant in the first Gregorian tone.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Lowell Mason
Ensemble
flügelhorn, horn, or trombone with piano accompaniment
Difficulty
3
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When Rising From the Bed of Death

Worship Funeral

Tallis' "When Rising From the Bed of Death" (also used for the hymn, "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say") is appropriate for church use during Lent and up to Easter.

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Thomas Tallis
Ensemble
brass quintet
Difficulty
3
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Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (How Brightly Beams the Morningstar)

Worship Christmas Easter Funeral

For 2 Bb trumpets and Trombone.   Alternate F Horn parts provided for Trumpet II amd Trombone. Philipp Nicolai lived an eventful life–he fled from the Spanish army, sparred with Roman Catholic and Calvinist opponents, and ministered to plague-stricken congregations. Nicolai composed Wie Schön Leuchtet by adapting a tune written for Psalm 100 from Wolf Köphel's 1538 Psalter.z

Nature
Sacred
Composer
Philipp Nicolai
Ensemble
brass trio (two trumpets and horn)
Difficulty
3
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