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Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (String Orchestra with Brass Quintet)
J. S. Bach/arr. John O'Neill - Music from the Desert

Contrary to common knowledge, Bach did not compose the hymn upon which this piece was based. Johann Schop penned the work in 1642 and it wasn't until 1723 that Bach incorporated it into one of his many... view details
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String Orchestra with brass quintet
MEMedium Easy
$35.00
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Slidin' Around Slidin' Around
John O'Neill - Music from the Desert

My wife, Nelle and I have taught hundreds of beginning string players over the years and one "happening" that seemed universal in all of our classes was the discovery of THE GLISSANDO! Usually after a

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Finale from Symphony No. 40 Finale from Symphony No. 40
W. A. Mozart/arr. John O'Neill - Music from the Desert

Mozart's Symphony No. 40 was completed in July of 1788 and was scored for flute, oboes, bassoons and strings; absent were the traditional trumpets and timpani. Subsequently, he added a pair of

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MAMedium-Advanced
$35.00
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Nutcracker Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky / John O'Neill - Music from the Desert

The first performance of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" ballet in 1892 was deemed a failure and only the suite of dances extracted from the original score enjoyed any popularity until the early 20th century when... view details
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MMedium
$35.00
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Jupiter Jupiter
W. A. Mozart / John O'Neill, ASCAP - Music from the Desert

"Symphony No. 41" was completed in the summer of 1788 along with symphonies No. 39 and No. 40 and there is no evidence that any of the three were performed during Mozart's lifetime. Due, perhaps to its... view details
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Coriolanus Overture Coriolanus Overture
Ludwig van Beethoven / John O'Neill, ASCAP - Music from the Desert

"Coriolanus Overture" was written as the prelude to a play by Heinrich Von Collin and received its first performance in 1802. The play was based loosely on the legend of a Roman officer torn between personal... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$35.00
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Variations on a Theme by Haydn Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Johannes Brahms / John O'Neill, ASCAP - Music from the Desert

One of Brahms' most enduring compositions, his "Variations on a Theme by Haydn" has been cloaked in mystery ever since its premiere by the Vienna Philharmonic in 1873. Though the composer obviously believed... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$35.00
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Finlandia Finlandia
Jean Sibelius / John O'Neill, ASCAP - Music from the Desert

This tone poem was composed by Jean Sibelius in 1899 as a protest to the increasing censorship being imposed on Finland by the Russian Empire, which at that time considered Finland to be part of Russia. First... view details
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A Little Ragtime! A Little Ragtime!
John O'Neill, ASCAP - Music from the Desert

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MEMedium Easy
$35.00
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Londonderry Air Londonderry Air
John O'Neill - Music from the Desert

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The Root Beer BarrelPolka The Root Beer BarrelPolka
John O'Neill - Music from the Desert

The Root Beer Barrel Polka is a "just-for-fun" piece that can be performed in a variety of different ways; as written, with all the parts; string orchestra alone or violins/violas alone with piano or . . . a... view details
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Exaltations! Exaltations!
John O'Neill, ASCAP - Music from the Desert

"Exaltations" first began to take shape back in 1992 as an expression of my exuberance at having escaped THE BIG CITY with its traffic jams, smog and population explosion and relocating to the beautiful

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AAdvanced
$35.00
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The Telephone Song The Telephone Song
John O'Neill, ASCAP - Music from the Desert

Many moons ago, I picked up my phone, pressed the "speed dial" button and a short musical motif embedded itself in my brain . . . this was the beginning of "The Telephone Song". At first materializing as a... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$35.00
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Minuetto Minuetto
W. A. Mozart / John O'Neill - Music from the Desert

Mozart's "Symphony No. 40" was completed in July of 1788 and was scored for flutes, oboes, bassoons, French horns and strings; Subsequently, he added a pair of clarinets to accommodate two brothers who were... view details
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Songs Around the Campfire Songs Around the Campfire
John O'Neill, ASCAP - Music from the Desert

This score was inspired by Kendra Kostelecky, KOLOTV Anchor, when she asked during an interview with Nelle and me how I used a computer to write music. I chose a folk song "She'll be Comin' 'Round the... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$35.00
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Andante from Symphony No. 40 Andante from Symphony No. 40
W. A. Mozart / John O'Neill, ASCAP - Music from the Desert

Mozart's "Symphony No. 40" was completed in July of 1788 and was scored for flute, oboes, bassoons and strings; absent were the traditional trumpets and timpani. Subsequently, he added a pair of clarinets to... view details
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Finale from Symphony No. 5 Finale from Symphony No. 5
Beethoven / John O'Neill, ASCAP - Music from the Desert

Although Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5" begins in the key of C minor, the master chose to defy tradition and write the Finale in C Major. When asked about his departure from the norm, he was reported to have... view details
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MMedium
$35.00
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Three Pieces for Unencumbered Clarinet Three Pieces for Unencumbered Clarinet
John O'Neill, ASCAP - Music from the Desert

My introduction to the world of instrumental music came during fourth grade in a tiny school in upstate New York when the music teacher came around and asked, "which instrument would you like to play?" Since I... view details
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Clarinet Solo 
AAdvanced
$10.00