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Compositions for Wind-Orchestras

Here you find a list of compositions for different kinds of wind-orchestras. Some of them are written for complete orchestras, including wood, sax, brass and fulll percussion, the others are for simple brass bands. Thereby, in particular the brass examples are rather simpler creations. It is of course possible to play some of them also with other instruments (wood or even strings; if interested, please contact OTmusic).

For each piece you get a short comment, an audio-example (in form of a mp3-file), its full score and a condensed score. The audio examples are however only synthetic computer recordings. Their sound is of course not at all satisfying, but they give at least a rough audio impression of the piece.

The complete set of the score and its parts can be ordered by e-mail at ("rickenbacher at opentrain.ch". ). You will get them as printable PDF-files, according to the specified list of instruments. The payment (by IBAN bank transfer or by PayPal) will be due when you really use it (in case of public representation, please declare it at SUISA).
Of course, OTmusic can deliver also other or additional parts for other instruments (tonality, clef). Exceptionally, the score and its parts can be delivered in printed form on paper (-.20 cts. per A4-sheet, plus shipping).

Note: all following content is copyright protected. The prices per piece are specified below, the instructions for payments under "Contacts information".



Folk Swing         for full Wind-Orchesta
After a short (optional) introduction of a flute/Oboe the orchesta takes over the theme in swing style and extends it in other motifs, wherby the theme reappears in another tonality and by other instruments.

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Listening (MP3): Folk Swing

Full score (PDF): Folk Swing

Instrumentation (PDF): Folk Swing

Condenced score (PDF): Folk Swing

Price of the complete score and parts set (according to the list of instruments) : CHF 30.-




Tango Amore         for full Wind-Orchesta
Dies ist eine Adaptation eines typischen argentinischen Tangos von R.Lopez/R.Lavagna (gefunden auf einer Vinyl-Platte von 1971). Der etwas rauhe rythmische Charakter des Tangos soll hier in einem Bläser-Ensemble nachgebildet werden.

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Listening (MP3): Tango Amore

Full score (PDF): Tango Amore

Instrumentation (PDF): Tango Amore

Condenced score (PDF): Tango Amore

Price of the complete score and parts set (according to the list of instruments) : CHF 30.-




Souvenirs veveysans         for full Wind-Orchesta
The idea for this special march came up in the context of the preparation of the "Fêtes des vignerons 2019" (big spectacle on the occasion of the festival of the winegrowersin Vevey/Switzerland). Several typical and well-kown traditional melodies reappear there in an interwoven and surprising way (e.g. by using ternary melodies in binary form): Ranz des vaches, La Montferrine, Chanson des Colombines, La noce/Valse de Lauterbach. NB : the use of the "Chanson des collombines", composed by J.F.Bovard for the spectacle in 1999, was authorized by the owner of the rights, Ms Nicole Bovard.

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Listening (MP3): Souvenirs veveysans

Full score (PDF): Souvenirs veveysans

Instrumentation (PDF): Souvenirs veveysans

Condenced score (PDF): Souvenirs veveysans

Price of the complete score and parts set (according to the list of instruments) : CHF 30.-




Fais comme chez toi         for Brass-Ensemble
As the title says "Feel like at home", it is a slow homelike waltz which expresses a relaxed effortlessness. The main theme is repeating twice after intervening decorating middle sections.

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Listening (MP3): Fais comme chez toi

Full score (PDF): Fais comme chez toi

Instrumentation (PDF): Fais comme chez toi

Condenced score (PDF): Fais comme chez toi

Price of the complete score and parts set (according to the list of instruments) : CHF 20.-




La Marche de l'Automne         for Brass-Ensemble
The music orchestra "Fanfare de l'Automne" in Blonay (founded in 1980) had chosen his name due to the fact that their members are all in pension age, i.e. in the autumn of their life. This spawned the idea to write a march based on some typical themes out of Vivaldi's "Autumn" in the "For Seasons" and to dedicate it to that orchestra (with "Thanks and Excuses to Mr. Vivaldi" as mentioned in the subtitle).

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Listening (MP3): La Marche de l'Automne

Full score (PDF): La Marche de l'Automne

Instrumentation (PDF): La Marche de l'Automne

Condenced score (PDF): La Marche de l'Automne

Price of the complete score and parts set (according to the list of instruments) : CHF 20.-




Voyage au Sud         for Brass-Ensemble
This is a medley with typical transalpine (Ticino/Switzerland and Italy) melodies: Fra le rose, Coucou/L’hinverno è passato, Avevi gli occhi neri, Aprite le porte, Addio la caserma, Vieni sulla barchetta, Bionda bella bienda, La Montanara. The piece has a quite simple level, the only challenge is in the transitions between the different parts in 3/4, 2/4, 6/8, 4/4 measures.

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Listening (MP3): Voyage au Sud

Full score (PDF): Voyage au Sud

Instrumentation (PDF): Voyage au Sud

Condenced score (PDF): Voyage au Sud

Price of the complete score and parts set (according to the list of instruments) : CHF 20.-




Ça marche         for Brass-Ensemble
The title can be translated by "Let's go". It is a traditional 2/4 march, with syncopation giving it slight swing-feeling.

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Listening (MP3): Ça marche

Full score (PDF): Ça marche

Instrumentation (PDF): Ça marche

Condenced score (PDF): Ça marche

Price of the complete score and parts set (according to the list of instruments) : CHF 20.-




Happy Birthday         for Brass-Ensemble with solo
Based on the wellknown birthday melody a solist paraphrases the theme in several variations until he approaches in a final tutti the original melody. The orchestra accompanies the solist with simple chords.
The solo is written for Euphonium/Tenorhorn, but it is of course possible to play it with another instrument (F-Horn or soprano instruments, you can ask for a transposition).


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Listening (MP3): Happy Birthday

Full score (PDF): Happy Birthday

Instrumentation (PDF): Happy Birthday

Condenced score (PDF): Happy Birthday

Price of the complete score and parts set (according to the list of instruments) : CHF 15.-




Méli-Mélo         for Brass-Ensemble
This short march is an adaptation of the humorous 4-voice choral piece with the same title (méli-mélo means 'farrago'). It was composed by Abbé Josepf Bovet. Here it is a version for brass instruments, but it could be adapted for other instruments.
Bovet called the song also a "Fantaisie humoristique en forme de pas-redoublé".


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Listening (MP3): Méli-Mélo

Full score (PDF): Méli-Mélo

Instrumentation (PDF): Méli-Mélo

Condenced score (PDF): Méli-Mélo

Price of the complete score and parts set (according to the list of instruments) : CHF 15.-




Au Point du Jour         for Brass-Ensemble
"In the dawn" is a simple waltz for brass instruments and reflects the pastoral, serene morning atmosphare. It can be played of course also with a smaller group, i.e. with less or other instruments. - The piece was written together with "Au Crépuscule" under the title "Two Waltzes".

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Listening (MP3): Au Point du Jour

Full score (PDF): Au Point du Jour

Instrumentation (PDF): Au Point du Jour

Condenced score (PDF): Au Point du Jour

Price of the complete score and parts set (according to the list of instruments) : CHF 15.-




Au Crépuscule         for Brass-Ensemble
"In the dusk" is a simple waltz for brass instruments and reflects the pastoral, serene evening atmosphare. It can be played of course also with a smaller group, i.e. with less or other instruments. - The piece was written together with ""Au Point du Jour" under the title "Two Waltzes".

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Listening (MP3): Au Crépuscule

Full score (PDF): Au Crépuscule

Instrumentation (PDF): Au Crépuscule

Condenced score (PDF): Au Crépuscule

Price of the complete score and parts set (according to the list of instruments) : CHF 15.-




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