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Each selection on our web site has an MP3 recording and sample pages in PDF format. On this page you can see and hear some of our newest publications plus several that you may have missed in the past.

You're listening to Percussive Thoughts by Donald Coakley.


A Short Tale Michael R. Oldham. This is a contemporary piece that is full of excitement and presents woodwinds, brass and percussion with each section making its mark. This is a short 3 minute piece that could be an opener or closer. Grade 4. Check our the page for the price.

Fanfare to the Stars by Chandler Wilson. This is getting a lot of attention. This is available on Smart Music for your students to practice their parts.

Weigala. Written by poet Ilse Weber who was a Jewish poet who wrote songs for theater pieces for Jewish children. Arrange by Richard D. Brasco. Grade 3. Do you like melody?


Romanian Folk Dances by Bela Bartok. 6 movements, showing piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute solos. Can be seen on You Tube with the Wings of The Wind Flute Choir.

Children's March: "Over the Hills and Far Away" by Percy Grainger, arranged by Tom Kennedy. On the New York, Indiana, and Texas contest lists. Ideal for adult flute choirs.

Pavan and Galliard by William Byrd. Renaissance music for your next concert. On the New York and Indiana lists.


For the young soloist, three pieces of melodic material by David Barton. We Will Remember Them  displays the tone quality and musicianship of the student.

Hebrew Dance, an easy solo by Laurie Perks. Includes CD with performance track and accompaniment track. Ideal for a contest performance.

Flutist First Solos. Grade 1. Comes with a CD of the performances and practice tracks.


Prelude to an Allegro by Bruce R. Smith. This is on the New York, Texas and Indiana contest lists. Clarinet and Piano. Also available for Clarinet and Band.

Concerto No. III, Rondo, Carl Stamitz. From the BRS Music Contest Abridge Series. This comes with a CD recording of the movement, 3 practice tracks at various tempos, and a demonstrations of each cadenza. Comes with separate copy marked for the judge.

I Lombardi, Piccola Fantasia, by Giuseppe Cappelli, edited by Elizabeth Crawford. On the New York and Indiana lists.


with Pride and Grace written for the Hebron Clarinet Choir and premiered at the Midwest Clinic. Great piece for your high school clarinet choir by composer Eric Rath. On the New York, Texas and Indiana contest lists.

Golliwogg’s Cake Walk by Debussy from the Childrens Corner. On the Texas and Indiana contest lists. Great selection for your Clarinet Choir.

Dowland Suite by John Dowland is on the Indian Texas and Wisconsin lists. Four Renaissance selections in this suite.


Fugue in G Minor, J. S. Bach. Arranged by Gary Bricault. On the Indiana List.

Menuetto, Op. 64, No. 3. Joseph Haydn. Ideal for contest presentation. On the Indiana and New York lists.


Golliwogg’s Cake Walk by Debussy from the Childrens Corner, Great selection for your Saxophone Choir. Have you listened to this selection?

Russlan and Ludmilla by Michael J. Glinka. A great opener or closer for your concert. On the Indiana contest list.

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by W. A. Mozart, arranged by George H. Rowe IV. 2 soprano, 2 alto, 2 tenor, 1 baritone and optional bass.


Fusion of Four, Bassoon Quartet by Brendan McConville. This work fuses four famous bassoon themes from orchestral repertoire. These include Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, and Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

March of the Dwarfs by Edvard Grieg. Basson quartet for 3 bassoons and contra basson arranged by Gary Bricault. This is an excellent piece for an encore.


Promenade opens with a clarinet solo followed later by an oboe solo. Performed at the Midwest Clinic. Composed by R. Christopher Teichler. O Come, O Come, Emmanel for your Christmas program. Give this a listen! Arranged by KE Peace.


Percussive Thoughts for String Orchestra by Donald Coakley. Energy and excitement with this selection. Would make a good contest or concert feature. This an exciting and energetic selection for your strings. The strings play short, decisive marcato accents with strong rhythmic gesturers. Techniques include “Bartok Pizz”, and “col legno” which are featured and prominent in the central part of the work.

Vivaldi Rag by Louis F. Jendras. This is light hearted with a humorous feeling. Interesting inner parts throughout the piece. Fun and entertaining.

Arabian Dance, Tchaikovsky, arranged by Eric Rath. Grade 2. Ideal for your Christmas program.

The Elephant, Saint Saens,. Double bass solo with string orchestra.

The Winter Storm is written in the key of D minor. Composed by Jeff Frizzi. Excellent material for the young string orchestra. Grade 1 1/2.


The Prairie Dog Rag for woodwind quintet by Louis Jendras. Clever melodic and unpredictable harmonies make this a fun and entertaining piece to perform. On the New York and Indiana contest lists.


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