Thursday, January 7, 2016

A "Four Seasons" theme for clarinet choir

If you're planning a clarinet choir concert, why not have a "Four Seasons" theme? Here is some clarinet choir music for each season, available on Sheet Music Plus.

Spring: "Now is the Month of Maying" by Thomas Morley. Score here. Parts here.

Summer: "Sommarsang" ("Summer Song") by Wilhelm Olof Peterson-Berger. Score here. Parts here.

Fall: "Automne" ("Autumn") by Cecile Chaminade. Score here. Parts here.

Winter: "February Sunlight" by Emily Gray. Score here. Parts here.
(or choose a Christmas carol arrangement - details in this blog entry.)

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

More Christmas music arrangements available on SheetMusicPlus

Here are some more of my Christmas music arrangements that are now available online.

Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming, arranged for four violins. Sheet Music

Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming, arranged for four clarinets (four B-flat clarinets, or four of any of the same type of clarinet.) Sheet Music

Two B-flats and Alto: Christmas Clarinet Trios - Christmas music arranged for clarinet trio consisting of two B-flat clarinets and alto clarinet. Sheet Music

10 Christmas Duets for Oboe and Clarinet - Ten Christmas songs for oboe and clarinet duet. Sheet Music

Christmas Trios for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon - Seven Christmas tunes arranged for trio consisting of oboe, clarinet, and bassoon. Sheet Music

Monday, December 21, 2015

Duets for violin and clarinet

I currently have four volumes of music arranged for violin and clarinet duet. They're available on

Duets for Violin and Clarinet, Volume One and Duets for Violin and Clarinet, Volume Two are two volumes of classical pieces arranged for violin and clarinet. Composers whose music is featured in these two volumes include Bach, Beethoven, Handel, Mozart, Grieg, Schubert, Satie, Elgar, and others. You can see the complete list of pieces in each volume by going to the second preview page on each volume's page (click on "Look inside," and it's the page after the cover.)

I also have two volumes of Christmas music duets for violin and clarinet. Volume One and Volume Two are available on Sheetmusicplus.

Bartok's Romanian Folk Dances are also available in my arrangement for clarinet and violin.

I plan to arrange more music for this combination of instruments in the future.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Edward Elgar's "Enigma Variations" for clarinet choir

My clarinet choir arrangement of Elgar's "Enigma Variations" is now available online.

Sheet music links:
Enigma Variations for Clarinet Choir, Score
Enigma Variations for Clarinet Choir, Set of Parts (E-flat clarinet, 6 B-flat clarinets, alto clarinet, bass clarinet, alto clarinet, bass clarinet, and optional timpani.)

Program the whole piece in a clarinet choir concert, or choose a few of the variations to play.

If you would like to play just the Nimrod variation, an arrangement by Jeanie Murrow is available on Sheetmusicplus.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Trios for 2 Clarinets and Horn, and Duets for Violin and Clarinet

Some more of my music arrangements have been published lately.

Trios for Two Clarinets and Horn
- 16 pieces. Includes music by Tchaikovsky, Bach, Haydn, and others.

Duets for Violin and Clarinet, Volume One - 30 pieces. Includes music by Mozart, Rossini, Rimsky-Korsakov, and others.

Duets for Violin and Clarinet, Volume Two
- 30 pieces. Includes music by Handel, Beethoven, Schumann, and others.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Recent Montreal music events

A lot has been going on this past little while.

Once again, I played clarinet in the orchestra for a McGill Savoy Society production. This year, we did H.M.S. Pinafore. Pinafore was also the very first production that I played in, 10 years ago. Once again, it was such a pleasure to be in the Savoy Society!

On March 7, the Sam Roberts Band played the last show of their Lo-Fantasy tour. The show was here in Montreal. And what a show it was! Stunning visual displays, a wonderful mix of older and newer songs, and a very enthusiastic audience combined to create a most memorable concert. This was my fourth time seeing the Sam Roberts Band, and it was my favourite show of theirs that I've seen.

I love living in Montreal, where there are so many great things happening.