Inspired by a massive work of art in which steel rods are placed over a large expanse of desert, drawing lightning strikes and creating powerful man-made electrical storms. This work draws on
This terrific work is a wonderful adaptation of the middle movement of the larger work Wine-Dark Sea: Symphony for Band. It's meant to represent the song of the beautiful and immortal nymph Kalypso
Uplifting and encouraging, this music has an attitude! From the opening multi-phonic saxophones to fluttered tongued winds and crashes of cymbals, it's strong and defiant music with a purpose. Dedicated to
This item is available only on rental. You must contact John Mackey directly to rent the item.
The fourth movement of The Soul Has Many Motions, this boisterous piece is a great way to bring your performance to a resounding finish! A rambunctious circus march-style piece, it
A kingfisher is a bird with beautiful, brilliantly colored feathers that look in sunlight as if they are on fire. Kingfishers are extremely shy birds and are rarely seen, but when they are seen, they are
The atmosphere of courtly intrigue and suspense is created from the very beginning with soft murmuring whispers that introduce the unfolding drama. Ripples of sound grow and spread, rising in intensity as
For clarinet & percussion quartet. A challenging and fast-paced work in one movement. Score, 11 p. and parts.
A collection of four separate movements, each with its own special style and meaning. Violet Crown Fanfare captures the movement of the heavens and optimism of the wide open West. Night on
The third movement from "The Soul Has Many Motions," this delightful work begins quietly, like a specter taking shape from a cloud of mist. Soon, the music begins swirling, changing to a
Contents: Millennium Canons (Kevin Puts, arr. Spede); Concertino for Piano (Karel Husa); Krump (Scott McAllister); Kingfishers Catch Fire (John Mackey); Symphonic Suite (Clifton Williams) and
Wild Nights! (Ticheli), Shadow Dance (Dzubay), Dusk (Bryant), Anahita (Etezady), Soprano Saxophone Concerto (Mackey).
Disc 1: High Wire (2012); (Redacted) (2013); Redline Tango (2005); Undertow (2008); Sheltering Sky (2012);Kingfishers Catch Fire (2007):
For wind ensemble. First printing. Commissioned by the Senzoku Wind Symphony at the Senzoku Gauken College of Music. Includes a program note. One movement. Duration: ca. 9'. Spiral bound score, 61 p.
The word verve was the sole inspiration for this duet for bass clarinet and marimba. The woody, reedy qualities of both instruments constantly emerge out of one another in similar ranges. There is also a
Contents: Offerings (2011) Oscar Navarro; Farewell to Gray (2001) Donald Grantham; Graceful Ghost Rag (2010) William Bolcom; Ruffles Call from Afar (2014) Yo Goto;
A rhythmic tour de force for concert band that focuses on the percussion section and includes a part for six tom-toms. The music reflects a love of progressive metal bands and features a pulsating and
For concert band. First printing. Commissioned by The University of Texas at Austin, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music. Premiered on February
For concert band. First printing. Commissioned by Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma. Premiered in July 2013 by the 2013 National Intercollegiate Band. One movement work.
A brilliant fanfare introduces this work in the same grand manner as a colorful circus ringmaster. Then comes a dazzling and energetic display of harmonic and technical energy that has all the thrills and
Sasparilla (John Mackey); Masks and Machines (Paul Dooley); The Earth from "The Planets for Trouvere" (Jun Nagao); American Symphony (Adam Schoenberg);
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