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DDAT Suite (Full Set Print)
Score and Parts (Print)
Commissioned by the Delbert Anderson Trio and the University Friends of Music for the 49th Annual Eastern New Mexico University POPS Dinner Concert
Instrumentation: Rapper, Jazz Trio (Trumpet in Bb, Bass, Drumset), and Wind Ensemble
Wakinyan (Full Set)
Full Set of Printed Score (x3) and Parts (x1*)
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The Sacral Trees / Piano Reduction Full Set (Print)
Full Set (score and parts) with solo parts in both Bb and A Clarinet*
Commissioned by Micheal Muñoz for his nephews Jayce Abraham and Jordan Thomas
Grade 6 (solo) / Grade 5 (band)
* While a Bb part is provided to facilitate easier key signatures, the composer highly prefers the timbre of the A clarinet – it more closely resembles the traditional G clarinet from traditional Middle Eastern music.
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