With a theme and six variations, Tango di Romanze is engaging and accessible. Tom Nelson describes his work: "This work was composed during the pandemic lockdown of 2020. It is a set of six variations based on an original tango theme that began as a piano improvisation during a brunch gig. (Luckily, I recorded it on my iPhone!) It is dedicated to my 18-year-old daughter Christina, who was my captive horn consultant during the quarantine. Heidi Garson, Christina's wonderful and dedicated horn teacher for the last four years, had some very helpful suggestions regarding notation and writing for the horn. Christina did a wonderful job playing and recording this challenging music!"
Tango di Romanze is Tom's first work in our catalog, and we are thrilled to have him on board!
Trio for Brass for trumpet, horn, and trombone, by Gina Gillie is now available in both print edition and download format. Our page has links to videos of performances of each of the three movements: I. Fanfare and Chorale, II. Lament, and III. Tango. Total performance time for all three movements is approximately 10:30.
Horn Quartet No. 1 by Gina Gillie is lyrical and exciting for both performers and listeners. This piece was performed at the 53rd International Horn Symposium in August, 2021. Movements are I. Adagio and Allegro; II. Andante; and III. Variations on Ich Schell Mein Horn. The third movement is a theme and variations on "Ich Schell Mein Horn", the tune that Hindemith used for his Sonata for Four Horns. The entire work has a performance time of approximately 19 minutes. Available in both print and download formats.
Scenes from Heceta Head by Brent Lawrence. In the composer's words: "Scenes from Heceta Head draws from my early experiences of the Pacific Coast. Having grown up in Virginia and attended college in North Carolina, making a cross-country move to Oregon gave me my first glimpse at the natural wonder of the state. As I discovered my new surroundings, I was aghast at the sheer variety of landscapes Oregon offers; one can travel from the stark, cold, windy coast, through the rain forest, and into the desert all within a day’s drive."
The entire catalog of RM Williams Publishing, Tallahassee, FL, was acquired by WaveFront Music. Established and run by Michelle Stebleton, horn professor at Florida State University, the RM Williams catalog features some of the finest contemporary works for solo horn, horn ensembles, horn in chamber settings, and methods and studies.