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  1. A House of Prayer

    Composer: York, Barbara
    Instrumentation: Ensemble Instruments: Cello, Choir, English Horn, French Horn, Piano
    Genre: Contemporary
    Horn or English Horn or Cello, Baritone, SATB and Piano Learn More

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  2. Amuses Bouches

    Composer: York, Barbara
    Instrumentation: Mixed Ensemble Instruments: Flute, Viola
    Genre: Contemporary
    for Flute and Viola; 10 Deuts with recipes from Gerad Gabehart Learn More

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  3. Amuses-Bouches

    Composer: York, Barbara
    Instrumentation: Duet
    Genre: Contemporary
    for Flute and Trumpet; 10 Deuts with recipes from Gerad Gabehart Learn More

    As low as $18.00

  4. Duo Sonata

    Composer: York, Barbara
    Instrumentation: Trio Instruments: Alto Sax, Piano, Trumpet
    Genre: Contemporary
    Sax, Tpt, Piano Learn More

    As low as $20.00

  5. Hot Cross Buns Suite

    Composer: York, Barbara
    Instrumentation: Wind Band
    Genre: Contemporary

    This is a perfect piece for any High School band and every audience member will know the tune it is based on: Hot Cross Buns

    It is set in three movements:

    1. Introduction and Processional, "The Buns Are Made!"

    2. One a Penny, Two a Penny

    3. Give Them to Your Daughters

     

    Program Notes for “Fantasy Suite on “Hot Cross Buns’”

    The common nursery rhyme, “Hot Cross Buns,” refers to a sweet, spiced roll topped with a cross, made and sold at Easter.  Breads such as these have a long history and carry religious, and sometimes controversial, significance.  At one troubled point in English history, crossed buns were considered dangerous because of their association with one or another religious group.  The law suppressed their sale, limiting it only to specific holidays. 

    The rhyme and song is the call of a baker marketing his wares: 

                Hot cross buns!

                Hot cross buns!

                One a penny, two a penny,

                Hot cross buns!

                If you have no daughters,

                Give them to your sons.

                One a penny, two a penny,

                Hot cross buns!

    In spite of the simple melody and words, there is an underlying air of desperation.  The baker has created a perishable product that must be sold within a limited time.  He anxiously peddles his product from street to street.  Bearing on this man’s dilemma are the larger issues of ancient customs, religious meaning, and sectarian conflict.  “Hot Cross Buns,” a seemingly straightforward piece, is charged with powerful human and historic issues; of course, most nursery rhymes are.

    The musical significance for me as a band director is that “Hot Cross Buns” is usually the first actual piece of music that beginners play.  Prior to this, they produce unrelated pitches in routine exercises.  When we get to Hot Cross Buns, suddenly the connection from one note to the next makes sense.  Order emerges out of chaos and the light bulbs come on.  The excitement at that golden moment is almost uncontainable!  No matter what amazing musical accomplishments may follow, “Hot Cross Buns” is fondly remembered as the first, decisive music-making moment.

    In “Fantasy Suite on ‘Hot Cross Buns,’” Barbara York has created an advanced, serious work in four movements describing different moods inspired by the baker’s story.  It also reflects our story as musicians recalling the first exciting days with our instruments, followed by years filled with the joy of music.  It is my hope that performers and listeners alike will find inspiration in Barbara York’s refreshing treatment of my favorite song.

    --John Cisetti (Louisburg School District)

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    As low as $90.00

  6. Lion and the Mouse, The

    Composer: York, Barbara
    Instrumentation: Mixed Ensemble Instruments: French Horn, Piano, Piccolo Trumpet, Trumpet
    Genre: Contemporary
    Piccolo/B-Flat Trumpet, Horn and Piano

    Written for Conspiratus Brass, 2018 Learn More

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  7. Lion and the Mouse, The

    Composer: York, Barbara
    Instrumentation: Mixed Ensemble Instruments: Euphonium, Piano, Piccolo Trumpet, Trumpet
    Genre: Contemporary
    Piccolo/B-Flat Trumpet, Euphonium and Piano

    Written for Conspiratus Brass, 2018 Learn More

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  8. Measuring Time

    Composer: York, Barbara
    Instrumentation: Trio Instruments: Flute, Piano, Violin
    Genre: Contemporary
    Flute, Violin and Piano Learn More

    As low as $25.00

  9. Moral Dilemmas

    Composer: York, Barbara
    Instrumentation: Mixed Ensemble Instruments: Percussion, Tuba
    Genre: Contemporary

    Tuba and Percussion

    "This piece is written in such a way that any or all of the movements could be juxtaposed beside or between each other, before or after. Hence the movement titles ' ....vs'

    In this respect, I am suggesting that moral dilemmas come in many forms and to many different people. Enjoy and experiment." Barbara York

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  10. Music from "Under Tennessee Skies"

    Composer: Various
    Instrumentation: Mixed Ensemble Instruments: Percussion, Piano, Tuba, Vibraphone
    Genre: Contemporary

    Music from the CD "Under Tennessee Skies" featuring Tubist Chris Combest.  

    All the music was written for Chris and was supported by an MTSU Faculty Creative Activities Grant

    Tennessee Journey (Tuba and Piano) - Barbara York

    Synchronous Fireflies (Tuba, Piano and optional Percussion - Evan Zegiel

    Under Tennessee Skies (unaccompanied Tuba) - Jamey Simmons

    Broken Echoes (unaccompanied Tuba) - Brad Baumgardener

    Becoming (Tuba and Vibraphone) - Brian Mueller

    Nashville Nightlife (Tuba, Percussion and Piano) - Paul Osterfield

     

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    As low as $14.00

  11. Nordic Suite

    Composer: York, Barbara
    Instrumentation: Trio
    Genre: Contemporary
    Trombone, Tuba and Piano; I. The Chieftain II. The Princess III. The Lonesome Knight IV. The Jester V. The Skald Learn More

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  12. Personalities

    Composer: York, Barbara
    Instrumentation: Trio Instruments: Euphonium, French Horn, Tuba
    Genre: Contemporary

    In five movements, this pieces allow each of the three instruments (Horn, Euphonium and Tuba) to shine.

    I. Quirky

    II. Romantic

    III. Sassy

    IV. Solitary

    V. Brilliant

    Cimmissioned by Trio di Velutto and  funded in part by the  Meir Rimon Commissioning Assistance Program  of the International Horn Society 

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  13. River of Stars

    Composer: York, Barbara
    Instrumentation: Wind Band
    Genre: Contemporary
    Written in 2019 for the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point bands, Michael S. Butler, director. Dedicated to Donald E. Greene and in celebration of the 125th anniversary of UWSP.

    This piece is not "sweet and twinkly" as one might expect from a piece about "stars". It is about vastness, movement through space, rotation, awe and even at times the calm in the middle of the storm. I used photos of the Milky Way and even Van Gogh's "Starry Night" as my inspiration for this piece. We are past thinking that space and the stars are sweet, twinkly, calm and always beneficent. This is a more contemporary view of our understanding of what we see when we look up at night. Barbara York

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    $95.00
  14. Ship on Fire

    Composer: Russell, Henry Arranger: Lee, William
    Instrumentation: Mixed Ensemble Instruments: Euphonium, Tuba, Vibraphone
    Genre: Contemporary
    Voice and Tuba Quartet (EETT) Learn More

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  15. Suite for Euphonium and Tuba

    Composer: York, Barbara
    Instrumentation: Duet Instruments: French Horn, Piano, Tuba
    Genre: Contemporary
    with Piano Learn More

    As low as $24.00

  16. Waiting for the Wisemen

    Composer: York, Barbara
    Instrumentation: Mixed Ensemble Instruments: Cello, Choir, Clarinet, Flute, French Horn, Oboe, Percussion, Viola, Violin
    Genre: Contemporary

    Written in 2019 for the choir of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Pittsburg KS Carol Cook, Director

    FLUTE, OBOE, CLARINET , HORN, SATB CHOIR, 2 PERCUSSION, 2 VIOLINS, VIOLA AND CELLO

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