Rescue *COMING MAY 2020*

Rescue *COMING MAY 2020*

[for orchestra]

Commissioned by the Kingston Youth Orchestra, Hugh Johnston – conductor.

Premiered May 24 2020 – Kingston, ON, Canada.

 

PURCHASE:

*FULL PRICING COMING SOON*

Print versions come on high quality paper.

FULL SET A (print) – (9×12 stapled Conductor’s Score + All Parts)

FULL SET B (print) –  (11×14 coil-bound Conductor’s Score + All Parts)

CONDUCTOR’S SCORE A (print) – (9×12 stapled):

CONDUCTOR’S SCORE B (print) – (11×14 coil-bound):

ALL PARTS (print): 

FULL SET (PDF) – (Conductor’s Score + All Parts):

CONDUCTOR’S SCORE (PDF):

ALL PARTS (PDF)

Purchase items by contacting me at: ekr.hammell.music@gmail.com

order code: EKRH0014

Preview PDF score:

*COMING SOON*

 

Listen:

*COMING SOON*

 

grade:

3.0-4.0 | B300

duration:

3 mins

program notes:

*COMING SOON*

instrumentation:

Fl. 1/2 – Ob. 1/2* – Bb.Cl. 1/2** – Bsn. 1/2***

F.Hn. 1/2 – Bb.Tpt. 1/2 – Tbn. 1/2 – Tuba****

Perc. 1/2/3 (timpani – triangle – glockenspiel – crash cymbals – suspended cymbal – bass drum – tambourine)

Strings

You Wave

You Wave

SATB chorus & piano

words by Emily Sanford

music by E.K.R. Hammell

[2020]

 

Commissioned by Exultate Chamber Singers, Mark Ramsay – artistic director

Premiered May 24th 2019 in Toronto, ON, Canada.

 

PURCHASE:

PDF: $2.10 CAD per score. Purchase by contacting: ekr.hammell.music@gmail.com

 

Preview PDF score:

YOU WAVE – perusal score PDF

(product unit code: EKRH0012)

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Listen:

PREMIERE PERFORMANCE: Exultate Chamber Singers (May 2019)

*This audio is a performance of an earlier version of the piece. Updated version reflected in the perusal score above.

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Duration:

5 minutes

 

Description: 

You Wave is a piece about memory. Fragmented piano gestures underlie a gently lilting vocal melody, intending to illustrate nostalgic—yet imperfect—images of a unique moment in time. The lulling motion of the tide ebbs and flows in an almost seamless exchange with the feelings of the narrator as they recall this deep, shared personal experience with a special individual.

 

Text:

(Reproduced with permission from the author:)

 

“You Wave” by Emily Sanford

 

Come slowly to sit with me on the shore

look out at the horizon

the dazzling motion of waves—

 

light dapples watercrests

in shimmerings that trick the eye.

You wave,

 

pause, bend

for beach glass, saltwater

tumbled, bit of frost.

 

It seems like the summer

you were here,

gleaming.

 

Waves, one by one, slow,

tumultuous and cumulative.

Tidal flow—

 

rising water, I know—

you wave.

I always know you’re here

and feel you go.

 

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EKRH0012

Spring

Spring

SATB chorus & piano

words by Janet Mason

music by E.K.R. Hammell

[2019]

PURCHASE:

PDF: $1.50 CAD per score. Purchase by contacting: ekr.hammell.music@gmail.com

Print: $2.75 CAD per score + shipping. Purchase by contacting: ekr.hammell.music@gmail.com

Preview PDF score:

“SPRING” – PDF score preview

(product unit code: EKRH0011)

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Listen:

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Duration:

2.5 minutes

Description: 

This piece is meant to evoke visions of flourishing and blossoming flora (the piano part), over which the singers soar blissfully above. It is a setting of the poem of the same name by Janet Mason, and was commissioned in her honour by the Timothy Eaton Memorial Church Choir in Toronto, of which she has been a chorister for several decades.

 

Text:

(Reproduced with permission from the author:)

 

Janet Mason

Spring

The radiance of Spring awakens

The warmth and tenderness of life.

Buds and greening fill the eye.

With joy we feast upon thy splendour.

Our lives they are renewed, restored

And our souls they are refreshed,

But that we could forever dwell

In the springtime of thy world.

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EKRH0011

A Winter Dawn (wind band version)

A Winter Dawn

[wind band version]

E.K.R. Hammell

[2019]

 

premiere performance by Cambrian College Wind Ensemble, director – Dylan Rook Maddix.

 

Purchase:

Print versions come on high quality paper.

FULL SET (print) – (9×12 stapled Conductor’s Score + All Parts): $85 CAD [+shipping] 

CONDUCTOR’S SCORE (print) – (stapled 9×12): $25 CAD [+shipping]

ALL PARTS (print) : $70 CAD [shipping]

FULL SET (PDF) – (Conductor’s Score + All Parts): $50 CAD

CONDUCTOR’S SCORE (PDF): $15 CAD

ALL PARTS (PDF): $45 CAD

 

Purchase items by contacting me at ekr.hammell.music@gmail.com

order code: EKRH0010

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PREVIEW SCORE:

Preview Score PDF – A Winter Dawn (wind band version)

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Listen:

 

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Duration:

4 minutes

Difficulty:

Grade 2.5-3.0

Instrumentation:

Flute 1 – 2 / Oboe / Bassoon / Clarinet in Bb 1 – 2 – 3 / Bass Clarinet in Bb / Alto Saxophone in Eb 1 – 2 / Tenor Saxophone in Bb / Baritone Saxophone in Eb / Trumpet in Bb 1 – 2 / Horn in F 1 – 2 / Trombone 1 – 2 / Euphonium (B.C.&T.C.) / Tuba / Contrabass / Percussion 1 – 2 – 3 (timpani, glockenspiel, suspended cymbal, triangle, mark tree, bass drum)

Description:

A Winter Dawn was originally a piece for SATB chorus a cappella composed in 2017 as a setting of the poem of the same name by L.M. Montgomery. It attempts to use musical ideas in a way that evokes feelings of both physical and spiritual awakening, amidst atmospheric imagery of snow, wind, and sky. This re-orchestration for wind band was arranged by the composer in 2019.

Want to check out the original choir version of this piece? Check it out here.

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EKRH0010

Songs from the Aviary

Songs from the Aviary (song set)

[soprano & piano]

Commissioned and premiered January 2019 by Clarisse Tonigussi. Toronto, ON, Canada.

 

PURCHASE:

Print versions come on high quality paper.

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FULL SONG SET BOOKLET (print) – (8.5×11 stapled): $22 CAD [+shipping]

FULL SONG SET BOOKLET (PDF): $15 CAD

INDIVIDUAL SONGS (PDF): $5 CAD each

product unit code: EKRH0009

Preview PDF score:

Songs from the Aviary PREVIEW score

 

Listen:

 

vocal range:

C#4-A5

duration:

ca. 10 mins total

songs:

  1. the bird’s hour (part 1)
  2. the first bluebird
  3. the hummingbird
  4. the screech owl
  5. the chickadee
  6. the bird’s hour (part 2)

program notes:

Songs from the Aviary is a song set comprised of several brief, yet distinct musical images of birds depicted in the poetry of Canadian poet, A.E. Wetherald (1857-1940).

Wetherald’s poems seem to evoke miniature scenes in which intense, fleeting moods suddenly arise from a brief shared moment she may have had with a particular bird. These intense, short bursts of character and personality are what I tried to highlight when creating these six songs.

 

Skyline

Skyline

[for wind band]

Premiered by University of Toronto Wind Ensemble (Gillian MacKay – director). December 1st 2018 – Toronto, ON, Canada.

 

PURCHASE:

Print versions come on high quality paper.

FULL SET A (print) – (9×12 stapled Conductor’s Score + All Parts): $110 CAD [+shipping]

FULL SET B (print) –  (11×14 coil-bound Conductor’s Score + All Parts): $125 CAD [+shipping]

CONDUCTOR’S SCORE A (print) – (9×12 stapled): $30 CAD [+shipping]

CONDUCTOR’S SCORE B (print) – (11×14 coil-bound): $45 CAD [+shipping]

ALL PARTS (print): $90 CAD [+shipping]

FULL SET (PDF) – (Conductor’s Score + All Parts): $75 CAD 

CONDUCTOR’S SCORE (PDF): $20 CAD

ALL PARTS (PDF): $65 CAD

Purchase items by contacting me at: ekr.hammell.music@gmail.com

order code: EKRH0007

Preview PDF score:

SKYLINE preview PDF – Conductor’s Score

 

Listen:

 

grade:

5.0

duration:

3 mins

program notes:

Skyline is an impression of Toronto’s cityscape. The piece attempts to synergize a potentially nonsensical mix of ideas in musical terms (anxiousness & coolness, order & chaos, gracefulness & rambunctiousness, etc.), and does this primarily by building upon a basic aesthetic of perpetual motion and increasingly interlocking layers, patterns & textures.

instrumentation:

Picc. – Fl. 1/2 – Ob. 1/2 – Bsn. 1/2 – Eb.Cl. – Bb.Cl. 1/2/3 – Bs.Cl. – A.Sax 1/2 – T.Sax – B.Sax

Tpt. 1/2/3/4 – Hn. 1/2/3/4 – Tbn. 1/2/3 – Euph.(b.c./t.c.) – Tuba

String Bass – Piano

Perc. 1/2/3/4/5 (timpani – suspended cymbal – vibraphone – shaker – triangle – xylophone – bell tree – bongos – glockenspiel – 4 tom toms – 5 temple blocks – cabasa – bass drum)

Thee

Thee

SSAA chorus a cappella

Premiered November 17th, 2018 by SIRENS (Kelsea McLean – artistic director) in Charlottetown, PE, Canada.

 

PURCHASE:

PDF: $2.00 CAD per score. Purchase by contacting: ekr.hammell.music@gmail.com

Print: $3.00 CAD per score + shipping. Purchase by contacting: ekr.hammell.music@gmail.com

 

Preview PDF score:

“THEE” – PDF score preview

(product unit code: EKRH0008)

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Listen (audio only):

 

duration:

4 mins

 

original text:

THE DIFFERENCE

by L.M. Montgomery (1874-1942)

When we were together, heart of my heart, on that unforgotten quest

With your tender arm about me thrown and your head upon my breast

There came a grief that was bitter and deep and straitly dwell with me

And I shunned it not, so sweet it was to suffer and be with thee.

And now when no more against mine own is beating thine eager heart,

When thine eyes are turned from the glance of mine and our ways far apart,

A dear and long-sought joy has come my constant guest to be,

And I love it not, so bitter it is, unfelt, unshared, by thee.

program notes:

Thee is an SSAA setting of the L.M. Montgomery poem “The Difference.” The piece is a simple song meant as a reflection on heartbreak and the value of shared personal experiences.

 

“L.M. Montgomery” is a trademark of Heirs of L.M. Montgomery Inc.

Cluster of Cells

CLUSTER OF CELLS website promo

Cluster of Cells

for wind band

music by Shawn Doiron

wind band adaptation by E.K.R. Hammell

Commissioned and to be premiered November 15th, 2018 in Charlottetown PE by the Colonel Gray High School Concert Band, conductor – Shawn Doiron.

*Check back here in the near future to listen to a recording and purchase sheet music!*

Cluster of Cells is a musical collaboration between Shawn Doiron and E.K.R. Hammell.  This piece is meant to celebrate life and illustrate the interplay of cells starting from the simplest of cellular interactions, to the formation of beings, and the cycle of life and death.  Based off of motifs and ideas originally composed by Doiron, Hammell orchestrated and arranged these ideas to fit in the context of a typical concert band. The final result is a new arrangement that will be premiered Nov 15th at the Confederation Centre of the Arts by the Colonel Gray High School Concert Band, with the composer Shawn Doiron at the helm.

 

Oh Earth

Oh Earth

SATB chorus a capella (some divisi)

Commissioned and premiered April 14th, 2018 in Toronto, ON, Canada by Central Bucks West Choir, Joseph Ohrt – Conductor.

 

Purchase:

SCORE & AUDIO available now through Santa Barbara Music Publishing.

SBMP 1515

 

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Description:

OH EARTH is a choral setting of Canadian poet Archibald Lampman’s A Prayer. It was commissioned in 2018 by Joseph Ohrt and the Central Bucks West Choir for a concert of new music by young Toronto area composers on the theme of global conservation. The song is intended as a humble declaration of reverence for everything the Earth provides us, both physically and spiritually.

Duration: 

3 minutes

Themes: 

Nature — Environmental — Light

 

 

 

Text:

Archibald Lampman (1861-1899)

A Prayer

Oh Earth, oh dewy Mother, breathe on us

Something of all thy beauty and thy might,

Us that are part of day, but most of night,

Not strong like thee, but ever burdened thus

With glooms and cares, things pale and dolorous

Whose gladest moments are not wholly bright

Something of all thy freshness and thy light,

Oh Earth, oh mighty Mother, breathe on us.

 

Oh Earth, oh mighty Mother, breathe on us.

Oh Mother, who wast long before our day,

And after us full many an age shalt be.

Careworn and blind, we wander from thy way:

Born of thy strength, yet weak and halt are we

Grant us, oh Mother, therefore, us who pray,

Some little of thy light and majesty.