Chamber Works & Solos | Choral | HandbellsWind Ensemble

Usage

Many of the pieces listed below include a link to the full score. Anyone is welcome to download and perform those works. I only ask that you send me a copy of the program if you actually perform them.

Musical Deconstructions

A collection of short pieces that explore the different fundamental elements of music using avant garde styles and techniques.

Chamber Ensembles / Solos

Six Episodes for Unaccompanied Oboe (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

  • solo oboe
  • a collection of short one-page works written one per year for 6 years
  • may be played in any order
  • the complete set of sheet music is available here
  • video of #1-3 at http://youtu.be/_c2to52PEAU

Sailing Away (2012)

  • flute trio (two standard flutes, one alto flute)
  • in honor of the retirement of Lewis R. Miller, Dean of Libraries at Butler University
  • full score available here
  • video at http://youtu.be/RPNVEP6jaZQ

Birth of the Dragon Nebula (2010)

  • Bb clarinet, tuba, piano, and three percussionists
  • uses spatial-proportional notation
  • full score available here

Meditation for Alto Flute (2010)

Snaggleteeth (2010)

TripleThreaT (2010)

Fourteen Dancing Strings (2009)

  • guitar, viola, and double bass
  • three movements: Watusi, Habanera, and Tarantella
  • complete score available here

Night Life on Venus (2009)

  • digital recorded medium (electronic composition)
  • created with Reason 5.0
  • audio recording available here

Vestiges of a Dream (2009)

Wholly Tonitrophobic (2009)

  • any number of C or Bb instruments
  • an “open form” piece where parts of the piece are variable based on performer choices
  • full score available here

Mallet-justment: A Musical Palindrome (2008)

Bang-A-Box (2008)

Di Criceto Sogno (1989)

  • flute, clarinet, and tenor saxophone
  • my first ever original composition
  • full score and parts available here

Choral / Vocal

Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (2013-2014, in progress)

  • SATB a capella choir
  • appropriate for Orthodox Christian and Eastern Catholic services or for concerts
  • Check my Orthodoxy page for the description and music

Be Still My Soul (2012)

The Lord’s Prayer (2009)

Epitaph (2008)

Venite popoli lodate (Salmo 66) (2004)

  • SATB a capella choir
  • text in Italian from Psalm 66
  • written for the Cornerstone University Chorale
  • score available here
  • video at http://youtu.be/zWNLBkJfPdE

Response of the Angels (2002)

  • 6 octaves of handbells and women’s chorus (SSAA)
  • written for Embellish Handbell Ensemble and the Calvin College Women’s Chorus

Confession (1993)

  • SATB a capella choir
  • Text from Psalm 32:1-5; 51:1-2, 10, 17; 86:5

Handbells

If a composition or arrangement is not otherwise available, please contact Scott to view a score or hear a recording.

Original Compositions

Handbell Salsa (2017)

  • 3-6 octaves of bells
  • alternates between hot and mild
  • syncopated with clave rhythm and techniques including TD, gyros, and mallets

Mallet Madness (2017)

  • 3-6 octaves of bells
  • completely malleted
  • rather fast and syncopated

Celestial Impressions (2017)

  • 3-6 octaves
  • based on Psalm 148:2-4
  • slow, with very fluid beginning and ending

Summer Storm (2011)

  • 4-7 octaves
  • a “contemporary classical” piece using some avant garde techniques to musically depict a rainstorm
  • published by Tinnio Ergo Sum Press
  • also available at Sonology Music

[Bride’s Name Here]’s Theme (2010)

  • 3-6 octaves
  • a customizable wedding processional where even the title can be changed to fit
  • full of optional repeats and movable sections
  • written for the wedding of Karen and Dan Wiggins
  • available at Sonology Music

Six-in-Hand Sonata (2008)

  • six-in-hand soloist and 4-6 octave ensemble
  • the six solo bells are taken out of the ensemble
  • published by Tinnio Ergo Sum Press

Rondo Azzurro (2005, 2010)

  • 4-5 octaves
  • performed at Pinnacle 2010 by the Circle City Ringers
  • written for the Circle City Ringers
  • published by Tinnio Ergo Sum Press
  • 3-7 octaves
  • available at Sonology Music

Appalachian Sunrise (2004)

  • 3-5 octaves of handbells or chimes
  • published by Tinnio Ergo Sum Press
  • also available at Sonology Music

Celebrondo (2004)

  • 4-6 octaves of bells and 5 octaves of chimes
  • mostly in 7/8 time

Fuzzy Logic (2003)

Triad (2003)

  • 4-6 octaves of handbells and optional chimes
  • a three-movement suite combining original melodies with familiar hymn tunes; may be performed together or separately
    • Exaltation
    • Reverence
    • Worship

Funktasia (2002)

Response of the Angels (2002)

  • 6 octaves of handbells and women’s chorus (SSAA)
  • written for Embellish Handbell Ensemble and the Calvin College Women’s Chorus

Late Night Blues (2001)

  • 4-6 octaves
  • written for Embellish Handbell Ensemble
  • soon to be published by From The Top Music

On the Street Corner (2001)

  • 6 octaves
  • doo-wop style

Neon Blitz (2000)

  • 4-6 octaves
  • modern rock style, with driving bass and syncopated rhythms
  • published by Tinnio Ergo Sum Press

A Kingly Fanfare (1991)

  • Scott’s first handbell composition, written for his own wedding, used as the recessional

Arrangements & Transcriptions

Eternal Hope (2017)

  • 3-5 octaves of bells
  • based on PROSPECT, a hymn from Southern Harmony (1849)

Moonlight Sonata (2015)

  • 4-7 octaves of bells
  • was originally written by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • commissioned by Lisa Vandertol in honor of her father

Sweet Hour of Prayer (2012)

  • 3-5 octaves of bells
  • was originally written by William B. Bradbury

The Lily of the Valley (2012)

  • 3-5 octaves of bells
  • was originally written by William S. Hays

David’s Prayer (2012)

  • Baritone soloist and 4-6 octaves of bells
  • was originally written by Michael Costa
  • commissioned by Eric J. Wickens

Evening Hymn (2011)

  • Baritone soloist and 5 octaves of bells
  • was originally written by Henry Purcell
  • commissioned by Eric J. Wickens

Funeral March (2009)Scott playing bass bells

  • 4-6 octaves
  • Chopin’s “Funeral March” (from his Piano Sonata Op.35)
  • published by Tinnio Ergo Sum Press

Allegretto (from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7) (2008)

  • 4-6 octaves
  • the Second Movement from Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony
  • published by Tinnio Ergo Sum Press

Aubrey’s Waltz (2008)

  • 4-6 octaves
  • was originally written by Luigi Boccherini and called “I spagnoli si divertono per la strada”
  • made popular in the movie “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”

Larghetto (from Benda’s Sinfonia No. 11) (2008)

  • 3-5 octaves
  • from Georg Benda’s Sinfonia No. 11
  • published by Tinnio Ergo Sum Press
  • also available at Sonology Music

Minute Waltz (2008)

  • 3-7 octaves
  • Frederic Chopin’s Waltz, Opus 64, No. 1, marked molto vivace
  • published by Tinnio Ergo Sum Press
  • also available at Sonology Music

Ave Verum Corpus (2006)

  • 3-5 octaves of handbells and chimes
  • a short Eucharistic hymn by Mozart, originally for SATB choir, strings, and organ
  • published by Tinnio Ergo Sum Press
  • also available at Sonology Music

2nd Suite in F (Holst) (2005)

  • 3-7 octaves of handbells and 3-5 octaves of chimes
  • all four movements of Gustav Holst’s Second Suite for Military Band
    • March (arr. for 3-7 octaves of bells & 3 octaves of chimes)
    • Song without Words (arr. for 3-5 octaves of bells and 3-5 octaves of chimes)
    • Song of the Blacksmith (arr. for 4-5 octaves of bells)
    • Fantasia on the ‘Dargason’ (arr. for 5-6 octaves of bells and 5 octaves of chimes)
  • published by Tinnio Ergo Sum Press
  • also available at Sonology Music

William Bell’s Overture (2005/2009)

  • 2-4 octaves
    • Scott’s original transcription of the final part of Gioacchino Rossini’s overture (the “Lone Ranger” part)
    • published by Tinnio Ergo Sum Press
    • also available at Sonology Music
  • 4-7 octaves

Ravel’s Bolero (2004)

  • 6 octaves of handbells and 3 octaves of chimes
  • variations on Maurice Ravel’s famous piece
  • performed at Pinnacle 2004 by Embellish
  • written for Embellish Handbell Ensemble
  • also available at Sonology Music

Slavonic Dance #8 (2001)

  • 5-6 octaves
  • from Antonin Dvorak’s first set of Slavonic dances, Opus 46

Christmas

Jingle Bellistic (2011)

  • 3-7 octaves
  • dedicated to Bellistic! of Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • published by Tinnio Ergo Sum Press

Tannenbaum Variations (2007)

  • 3-6 octaves
  • written for the Circle City Ringers
  • published by Tinnio Ergo Sum Press

Rise up Shepherds and Swing (2004)

  • 5 octaves
  • jazzy arrangement of this Christmas song
  • written for Embellish Handbell Ensemble

Betlehem Városban (2003)

  • 3-6 octaves
  • traditional Hungarian carol
  • published by Tinnio Ergo Sum Press

Ein Kindlein in der Wiegen (2003)

  • 3-6 octaves and SATB choir
  • traditional Austrian carol
  • published by Tinnio Ergo Sum Press

Los Peces en el Rio (2002)

  • 4-6 octaves
  • traditional Mexican carol
  • written for Embellish Handbell Ensemble
  • published by Tinnio Ergo Sum Press
  • also available at Sonology Music

Once in Royal David’s City (2002)

  • 3-6 octaves
  • jazzy arrangement of this Christmas song
  • published by Tinnio Ergo Sum Press

Wind Ensemble / Concert Band

The Memory of Persistence (2010)

  • Scott’s Master’s Thesis Composition
  • The piece is a combination of styles, philosophies, and techniques, all in balance with each other. Avant-garde and traditional techniques are used; tonality and atonality vie with each other, resulting in a combination of the two; specific musical directions are balanced by a degree of choice available to each participant.
  • available for free through Butler University’s Digital Commons

A Russian Soldier (1990)

  • Scott’s Bachelor’s Degree Final Composition
  • incorporating several Russian folk tunes and blending them with original melodies