Free pieces from STORMWORKS Chapter 89  may be found here.  Many of these pieces are yet to be premiered and recorded.  You can get the pieces now, but must wait to render them until after they are premiered.  Godspeed!  S

The New Beginning
17:00 Grade 5-6  (in 5 Sections, for Quarantine and optional Live Music-making.) 

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Commissioned by 
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Concert Band 
Dr. Thomas E. Reynolds, Co-Conductor 
Collin J. Myers, Co-Conductor 


Forty years ago on 3 May of 1980, the M.I.T. Concert Band under 
the direction of Professor John Corley rendered my first suite 
of pieces, a 10 movement work for extended Band and Jazz 
Ensemble, called “Only for Now.” Today, 40 years and 1,243 pieces later, we present “The New Beginning.” 

The following “score” mixes the use of standard practices with the  technological restrictions and possibilities of a “quarantined” Music-making process. With MIT Musicians literally scattered across the world because of the 2020 lock-down, some of whom were in the ensemble from 40 years ago, this piece has been devised and humbly offered. One day, portions of it can be rendered live. We long for such a day. 

Other portions provide an opportunity for Music-making in ways that combine human with beyond normal physical expressions. 
Whereas each Musician will receive a “part” as necessitated by a particular sub-section of the work, each Musician will also receive the Score, namely, this document. The Score combines staging directions, notations, and processes specific to the possibilities of this ensemble of scattered Musicians, at this Time, in this technological environment. 

Let’s begin!  Godspeed! Stephen Melillo , Composer

The New Beginning (in 5 Sections)

 

 

 

 

I Hear Now in Heaven
20:20 Grade 5-6  (3 movements)

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Commissioned by Das Musikkops der Bundeswehr for the 250th Anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven.  This work was to be premiered by Das Musikkorps der Bundeswehr at the Telekom-Dome in Bonn, Germany on 21 April 2020.  Because of covid, it has been postponed.  You can order the work, but you will have to wait until after the formal world premiere before playing it.  Godspeed!  S

 
I Hear Now in Heaven (3 movements)

 
 

Ours are the Hours
4:38 Grade 4

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Because of covid, the premiere has been postponed.  You can still order the work, but must wait until after the formal world premiere before playing it.  Godspeed! S

Ours are the Hours
 
 

The Souls of Heaven 
7:33  Grade 5 w/embedded 20-part Brass Fanfare

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Because of covid, the premiere has been postponed.  You can still order the work, but must wait until after the formal world premiere before playing it.  Godspeed! S

 
The Souls of Heaven

 

Concerto for Tuba & Wind Ensemble
"The Strong Soul"
17:33 Grade 5-6 (3 movements)

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This work was to be premiered by Andreas Martin Hofmeir and the Waldorf School in Wangen, Germany on 10 May 2020.  Because of covid, the premiere has been postponed.  You can still order the work, but must wait until after the formal world premiere before playing it.  Godspeed! S

Concerto for Tuba & Wind Ensemble