This spirited and energetic fanfare makes for an exuberant opener to either half of a concert. Orchestral performances of note include the L.A. Philharmonic's performance at the Hollywood Bowl Gala,
August in York represents two things that are important to Charles Long, for whom it was written: Jazz and York, Pennsylvania. It references the famous jazz tune, during which the soloist has the
A clever blending of 6 famous orchestral bassoon excerpts, with popular Christmas tunes. This piece has been an absolute favorite for all who have performed it! Available for 2 or 3 solo bassoons.
Compose Yourself! by James Stephenson has the perfect blend of education and entertainment. Students learn about the instruments of the orchestra and even get to participate in composing a piece
The 18-minute concerto is in one movement form, opening with an extended lush and dramatic section before eventually subsiding into bossa-nova style rhythms. Further fantastic and virtuosic displays follow,
Stephenson's most-performed concerto. A two-movement piece beginning with a wonderfully lyric Adagio, and ending with an Allegro displaying technical virtuosity. Originally written in 2003, the concert
This riveting piece was written to showcase a trumpeter's tremendous versatility and possibilities. The three movement work includes modern classical trumpet writing, beautiful ballad solos, and allows
The form of this work follows closely to the historic construction of the Arch in St. Louis. Everything from range of the instrument,as well as sections of the work are modeled entirely after the
A light-hearted commentary on the ever-present, yet sometimes unfortunate, interruptions that take place in the concert hall. Cleverly derived from 6 popular cell phone ringtones, in which the
Written as a sequel to Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat. Jim Stephensons's version of this familiar story of Joseph, the devil, et al, is called "The Devil's Tale." It's inspiration comes from
Inspired by a poem written by William Butler Yeats. Written in two contrasting movements, with a solo bassoon part that is intended to be accessible to almost all levels of player; not too difficult for the
The first movement is a fanciful, almost circus-like piece, with nonstop energy throughout. At eight minutes in length, it can be performed as a stand alone movement. The 2nd movement is more serious in
Originally written for 5 different oboes, it can also be played using only solo oboe, and or english horn. The solo part features melodic and dance-like qualities, as it duels with the accompanying rhythmic
A theme and variations that showcases two trumpets in rhapsodic dialogue. Commissioned in 2007 by Eric Berlin, with financial support from the Charles Schlueter Foundation. Premiered by Eric Berlin
A glorious fanfare which is great for any concert occasion. Performance of note includes Gustavo Dudamel's performance in Venezuela. Duration 4'.
Dedicated to Jeanne Pocius for her courage, bravery and loving support of the people of Haiti.
This work features a rondo theme that varies and breaks down upon each repetition. The scoring of this piece includes options for extended techniques.Commissioned by a consortium of 9 universities, led and
A delightful interplay for two contrasting members of the brass family. This colorful 4 movement work explores harmonies derived from both jazz and classical sources. The highlight is a Bouree scored over a