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Sound Innovations  

Sound Innovations

Undoubtedly the BEST option for starting beginners in a post-COVID teaching environment.


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Commonwealth  

Commonwealth

Just released, and ONLY available here!




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Lone Eagle  

Lone Eagle

Newly released and destined to become one of the most-performed pieces of the year.


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Glorious Insurrection
 


Glorious Insurrection

This powerhouse composition also has parts of varying difficulty levels available to allow it to be performed with musicians of all levels of experience.


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By the River's Edge  

By the River's Edge

With parts available of varying difficulties on Total Sheet Music, this piece can work well for virtual performances since it fun to play and has no tempo changes!


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Music FUNdations  

Music FUNdations

A truly innovative workbook that addresses important values seamlessly incorporated with musical excerpts, exercises, and music activities. Now available for Band AND for Strings!

 
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What's new?

Newest additions to the RSM website include:

The Celts of County Clare - grade 3.5 rhapsody for band inspired by the folk music of Ireland.

Bright Auroral Skies - grade 4 composition that includes settings of the hymns "Jerusalem" and "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty."

An Iberian Folk Tale - grade 3.5 woodwind quintet inspired by the music of Spain.

Union Hymn Variants - grade 3.5 chorale prelude and variations on "God of Our Fathers"

Paragon - grade 4.5 overture for band

Illusions for Brass - grade 5 four-movement suite for brass quintet

Divertimento - grade 5 overture for band

Maqamat - grade 5 fantasy for band, based on an Arabian maqam

My first two pieces for band were written in 1971 (Divertimento) when I was in high school, and 1974 (Maqamat) when I was an undergraduate music major. I conducted both of these at my senior recital in 1975 along with several chamber works I had written. But these two band pieces have rarely been performed due to their difficulty and a number of unreasonable instrumentation requirements. After living a lifetime of experience since those days, I have resuscitated both of these with some careful editing, improving the notation and making the instrumentation more user-friendly. Otherwise they are nearly identical to their original pencil-and-paper versions.

With Divertimento celebrating its 50th anniversary, and Maqamat not far behind, I am thrilled to finally have them available to be played again, giving them both a new life. I can't believe I have been writing music for this many years...

If you like, you can have a look at the scores and hear a NotePerformer version of any of these pieces by clicking on the titles. Hope you like them!

Sound Innovations

The Band Director's Toolkit

This 42-page eBook offers 20 compelling ideas for improving your band today.

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Hit the Highest Notes

This 23-page eBook offers tips for hosting a successful honor ensemble festival.

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