Thursday, October 9, 2014

Please note:  All of my music is available at no cost.  Please contact me at ray_braswell@icloud.com for preview copies. 

The first page of each composition is available on Scribd. 

Sound files created in Finale 2012.

Matthew Curtis performances courtesy of ChoralTracks (choraltracks.com).

Instrumental works (orchestra, wind ensemble, small ensembles and solo) are listed below the choral works section.

 Recently added (2014):

     •  Les Voix des Anges Déchus (Voices of the Fallen Angels) (for wind ensemble)

     •  Toccata for Band (for wind ensemble)

     •  Four Appalachian Folk Songs (for brass band)

     •  Symphony in 3 Movements for Brass Band 
(for brass band)


     •  The Happy Wanderer (for brass band)

     •  Praise To The Lord (for trombone and organ)

     •  Psalm 8 (for SATB and organ)

     •  Proverbs 3: 5-6 (for SATB and piano)

     •  The Tree in the Wood (for wind ensemble)

     •  To the clouds (for 2 trombones and 2 tubas)

     •  Music for a special occasion (for brass quintet, timpani and organ)

     •  Варnа (for wind ensemble)

     •  Variations on a Southern Chorale (for brass band)

     •  Whippersnapper March  (for brass band)

     •  Letter to my Family (for TTBB and piano)  

     •  If Corelli Were a Baptist (for brass quartet and timpani)

     •  16 variations on a very short theme (for solo piano)

     •  Ask (for SATB and piano) 

     •  Night (for SATB and piano)

     •  Densk (for wind ensemble)

     •  Hymn Variants (for wind ensemble)

     •  Between light and darkness, there is... (for wind ensemble)

     •  With Resplendent Voices (for wind ensemble w/optional SATB chorus)

     •  Psalm 150 (for SATB and small ensemble)

     •  The Lion and The Lamb (for wind ensemble)

     •  Psalm 23 (for voice, flute and piano) 

     •  Finis (SATB a cappella) 

     •  Dances, Jigs and Flings (for woodwind quintet)

     •  String Quartet #1: Morganton, 1932 (for string quartet)

     •  O To Be Flying (for symphony orchestra)

      •  To The Mountains (for wind ensemble)
 



Choral Works  

•  I Will Not Forget You
A Mass for SATB and strings


(Organ reduction also available)

Mvt. 1:  Kyrie

Click HERE to hear this composition performed by Matthew Curtis.

Click HERE for the first page of the score. 

Mvt. 2:  Gloria

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Mvt. 3:  Credo

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Mvt. 4:  Sanctus

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Mvt. 5 Benedictus

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Mvt. 6:  Agnus Dei

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 •  Psalm 8

For SATB and organ

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.
 


• Proverbs 3: 5-6

For SATB and piano

Click HERE to hear this composition

Click HERE for the first page of the score.


•  Letter to my Family

For TTBB and piano
Text from a Civil War letter by Henry R. Hoyt, January 1, 1860

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.


•  Ask

For SATB and piano
Written for the Arizona Repertory Singers, Dr. Jeffry Jahn, director

Click HERE to hear this composition performed by the Arizona Repertory Singers

Click HERE for the first page of the score.


•  Night

For SATB and piano
A choral piece without words

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.

•  Psalm 150

For SATB and small ensemble (piano, flute, 2 trumpets, 2 violins, cello and percussion)
(Organ reduction available for string parts)

Based upon Psalm 150

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.


•  Psalm 23

For voice, flute and piano

Based upon Psalm 23

Click HERE to hear this composition.

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• Finis

SATB a cappella

Based upon the poem "Finis" by e. e. cummings

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.



•  Christmas Carol

SATB w/children's choir and piano

Based upon the poem "Christmas Carol" by Sara Teasdale

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.
 

•  Snow


SATB w/flute, oboe, strings (optional) and piano

Based upon the poem "Snow" by Archibald Lampman

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score. 


•  A Celtic Prayer

SATB w/harp and flute

Based upon a traditional Irish blessing.

Click HERE to hear this composition performed by Matthew Curtis.

Click HERE to hear the Finale version of this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score. 


Three Poems
•  Silence

SATB w/piano
(Part 1 of "Three Poems")

Based upon the poem "NIght Song at Amalfi" by Sara Teasdale

Click HERE to hear this composition.

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• Gifts

SATB a cappella
(Part 2 of "Three Poems")

Based upon the poem "Gifts" by Sara Teasdale

Click HERE to hear this composition.

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• Joy

SATB w/piano
(Part 3 of "Three Poems")

Based upon the poem "Joy" by Sara Teasdale

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.


•  A Million Stars

SATB w/piano

Based upon the poem "Ebb Tide" by Sara Teasdale

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.


•  The Ride to Bumpville

SATB w/piano

Based upon the poem "The Ride to Bumpville" by Eugene Field

Click HERE to hear this composition performed by The First Readings Projects, J. David Moore, music director.

Click HERE for the first page of the score. 


•  Tell Them

SATB a cappella

Based upon the poem "Love's Caution" by William Henry Davies

Click HERE to hear this composition performed by Matthew Curtis.

Click HERE to hear this composition in Finale.

Click HERE for the first page of the score. 


•  There Will Come Soft Rains

AAAA w/piano (Yes, four alto parts)
(Also available in SSAA & SATB)

Based upon the poem "There Will Come Soft Rains" by Eugene Field

Click HERE to hear this composition performed by Matthew Curtis.

Click HERE to hear the Finale version of this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.  


•  Clark Street Bridge
SATB w/piano

Text by Carl Sandburg (from his 'Chicago Poems')

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score. 


•  The Home for Aged Altos

AAAA w/piano (4 Alto parts)

Text by Kit Grundstein and Jane Allison

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score. 
 

•  A Forest Raised a Christmas Tree

SATB w/piano
(Also available in Russian)

Based upon a traditional Russian folk song

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score. 


•  But They Who Wait

SATB w/brass quartet (or organ)

Based upon Isaiah 40:31

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.


 •  Psalm 117

SATB w/handbells and piano
Hebrew text

Based upon Psalm 117 (Hebrew)

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.


•  Oh My Heart

SATB a cappella
A Country-Western motet

Based upon something silly I thought of on a walk with my dog

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.


•  Die aber auf den Herrn harren

Alto solo w/string quartet (or piano)
German text

Based upon Isaiah 40:31

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score. 


•  Qui Autem Sperant

SSAA w/harp
(also available as SATB w/harp)
Latin text

Based upon Isaiah 40:31

Click HERE to hear this composition performed by the University of Michigan Women's Glee Club, Jaclyn Johnson, conductor.

Click HERE to hear this composition (Finale file).

Click HERE for the first page of the score. 


Instrumental Works

•  Les Voix Des Anges Déchus
(Voices of the Fallen Angels)



For wind ensemble
Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.


• Toccata for Band

For wind ensemble
Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.



•  Four Appalachian Folk Songs

For brass band
Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.



•  Symphony in 3 Movements for Brass Band

For brass band

Movement 1:  Awakening
Click HERE to hear this composition.
Click HERE for the first page of the score.

Movement 2:  Solitude
Click HERE to hear this composition.
Click HERE for the first page of the score. 

Movement 3:  Agitation
Click HERE to hear this composition.
Click HERE for the first page of the score.   

•  The Happy Wanderer

An encore piece for brass band

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.


•  Praise To The Lord

A short offertory for trombone and organ

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.


•  The Tree in the Wood

For wind ensemble

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score. 


•  To the clouds

For two trombones and two tubas

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.


•  Music for a special occasion

For brass quintet, timpani and organ

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.


•  Bapna

For wind ensemble

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.



•  Variations on a Southern Chorale

For brass band

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.


•  Whippersnapper March

For brass band

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.



•  If Corelli Were a Baptist
  
For brass quartet (two trumpets, french horn and trombone) and timpani

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.



•  16 variations on a very short theme

For solo piano

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.


•  Densk

For wind ensemble

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.


•  Hymn Variants

For wind ensemble
Based upon "Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal"

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.


•  Between light and darkness, there is...

For wind ensemble

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.


•  With Resplendent Voices

For wind ensemble (with optional SATB chorus)

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.


•  The Lion and The Lamb

For wind ensemble

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.


•  Dances, Jigs and Flings

For woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon)

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.


•  String Quartet #1: Morganton, 1932

For string quartet (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello)
Mvt 1:
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Mvt 2:
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Mvt 3:
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Mvt 4:
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• O To Be Flying

For symphony orchestra
Music for to accompany video from Olympic National Park
(Video available on request)

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.
 

•  To The Mountains

A symphonic overture for wind ensemble

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.

•  Suite for Band

For brass band

I.  Fanfare Variations
Click HERE to hear this composition.
Click HERE for the first page of the score.

II.  Riversong - Nightfall
Click HERE to hear this composition.
Click HERE for the first page of the score.

III.  Jack Whidbey's Folly
Click HERE to hear this composition.
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•  Five Variations

For brass band

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score. 


•  Ding Dong, Merrily on High

Full orchestra

Based on the traditional Christmas carol

Click HERE to hear the composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.
 

•  Danzon Cubano

Full orchestra

For Dr. John Blakemore and the Grand Rapids Christian High School Orchestra

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score. 


•  Variations on a Whitley Theme

Brass quartet (Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, French Horn, Trombone)

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score. 


• Ballade

French horn and piano

Violin and piano version also available

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.


•  Variations on a Simple Tune

Flute w/strings

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.

 

•  Sonata for flute and piano
Mvt 1 (Toccata)

Flute and piano

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score. 


•  Sonata for flute and piano
Mvt 2

Flute and piano

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score. 



•  Sonata for flute and piano 
Mvt 3

Flute and piano

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score. 


•  Four Variations for Flute and Piano

Flute and Piano

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score. 


•  Fanfare Variations

For two trumpets and organ
(Also available for brass quartet - Tpt 1, Tpt2, Tbone, Tuba)

Click HERE to hear this composition.

Click HERE for the first page of the score.

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All compositions © 2012 - 2014 Ray Braswell

Please contact me at ray_braswell@icloud.com for preview copies. 

The first page of each composition is available on Scribd.  
   
Sound files created in Finale 2012.

Matthew Curtis performances courtesy of ChoralTracks (choraltracks.com).