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.

Medieval / Renaissance Dance

One of my primary hobbies is involvement with the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), a worldwide non-profit organization that studies, teaches, and re-creates most aspects of life from the Middle Ages. I am heavily involved in teaching dance. To combine my music composition background and my love of medieval/Renaissance dance, I began writing my own dance tunes and choreographing them. They are similar to period English Country Dances as found in the first couple of editions of Playford’s Dancing Master, with the tunes and the dance steps being typical for southern England around 1600. My plan is to collect these into a document and present them as a “long-lost manuscript” that has recently been found. I call it the Chichester Manuscript.

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 (2013-2015, 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

Haunted House (2017)

  • 3-6 octaves of bells and 3-5 octaves of optional chimes
  • a musical walkthrough of a spooky house
  • additional visual or sound effects may be added
  • published by Handbell Musicians of America

Wind Suite for Handbells (2017)

  • 3-6 octaves of bells
  • each movement is based on a wind from around the world
    • I. Williwaw (3-5 octaves)
    • II. Mistral (3-5 octaves)
    • III. Chinook (3-5 octaves)
    • IV. Simoom (3-5 octaves)
    • V. Zephyr (3-6 octaves)
    • VI. Chubasco (3-5 octaves)

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
  • available at Sonology Music

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

Reki (Rivers) (2017)

  • 3-6 octaves of bells
  • a medley of Russian folk songs
  • includes “Song of the Volga Boatmen,” “The Cossacks Ride over the Danube,” and “Kalinka”

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

Golliwog’s Cakewalk (2012)

  • 4-6 octaves of bells
  • was originally written by Claude Debussy

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
  • written for Embellish Handbell Ensemble
  • performed at Pinnacle 2004 by Embellish
  • available at Sonology Music

Slavonic Dance #8 (2001)

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

Christmas

Wenceslas Variations (2018)

  • 3-6 octaves
  • variations include playing the theme against Chopsticks, Drunken Sailor, Great Gate of Kiev, and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #2

Midnight Clear (2018)

  • 3-5 octaves

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