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P. DAN BRITTAIN


Transcriptions, Arrangements and Original Compositions
Wind Band, Brass Band, Choir, and Ensembles


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A COMPOSER INDEX

Music samples, prices and purchasing instructions will be found
on each category page.


Brass Band            Wind Band           Choral   

Ensembles-Solos          Ensembles for School



Brass Ensembles (quartet and larger)

Bach, JS Crucifixus (full ensemble) 3' 12” MA
Benevoli, Orazio I will give thanks (4 choirs and cont: 10' 17” A
I, II, III – 2 tpt, hn, trb; IV – 2 tpt, Hn, Bs Trb;
Cont - euph-tuba )
Gesualdo, Don Carlo Moro Lasso (quintet) 3' 26” MA
Handl, Jacob O Magnum Mysterium (double choir) 1' 45” M
Glazunov, A K In modo religioso (quartet) 2' 36” M
Hassler, Hans Leo Dixit Maria (quartet) 3' 27” MA
Hassler, Hans Leo Psalm 96 (Quartet) 2' 00” M
Victoria, Tomas O Vos Omnes (Quartet or larger) 4' 32” MA

Clarinet Ensembles (quartet and larger)

Brittain, PD Celtic March Suite (Eb, 2 Bb, Alt, Bs) 3' 11” MA
Gesualdo, Don Carlo Moro Lasso 3'26” MA
Reinecke, Carl Scherzo – Octet ( Eb, 3 Bb, 2 Bsthn or Alt, Bs, Cb) 3' 12” MA
Schneider, G. A. Quartet Op 62 (1st Mvt) ( 2 Bb, Bb or Alt, Bs) 7' 31” MA



Saxophone Ensembles (quartet and larger)

Gesualdo, Don Carlo Moro Lasso 3' 26” MA
de Lassus Tui Sunt Coeli (Double Quartet) 3' 15” A
Schneider, G. A. Sextet Op. 45 No. 2 6' 15” MA
Brittain, PD Three Revolutionary Etudes 3' 59” A


Euphonium/Tuba Ensembles (quartet and larger)

Gesualdo, Don Carlo Moro Lasso (Quintet 3/2) 3' 26” MA
Handl, Jacob O Magnum Mysterium (double choir 4/4) 1' 45” M
Hassler, Hans Leo Dixit Maria (quartet 2/2) 3' 27” MA
Hassler, Hans Leo Psalm 96 (Quartet) 2' 00” M
Verdi, Giuseppi Chorus of the Hebrews – Nabucco (4/4) 2' 30” A
Victoria, Tomas O Vos Omnes (Quartet) 4' 32” MA


School Ensembles (quartet and larger)

Brittain, PD Early American Suite 1 2' 30” E-ME
Brittain, PD Early American Suite 2 3' 21” E-ME
Brittain, PD Early American Suite 3 2' 49” M
Selections in this category are quartets and include parts for most instruments
mix the instrumentation as you desire

Respighi Ancient Ayres and Dances - Mascherada 1”00” ME
(brass Sextet – other ens on request)

Solo/Duet/Trios

Bach, J S (duet) Ei! Wie schmect (Coffee Cantata) (Fl, Cl) 4' 19” A
Bach, J S (duet) Ei! Wie schmect (Coffee Cantata) (Ob, Ob) 4' 19” A
Bach, J S (Solo) Hat man nicht mit seinen Kindern 3' 09” MA
(Euph or Trb) (Coffee Cantata)
Hassler, H L Psalm 121 (Trio for tubas, horns, or trombones) 2' 40” MA/A
Pleyel, Ignaz 6 Duets for flutes various M/MA
Verdi, Giuseppi (solo) Il Balen – Trovatore (Euphonium/band or piano) 2' 35” MA



Choral

Brittain, PD Amazing Grace (Tallis 3 mode melody) 3' 50” M
Brittain, PD Legacy 1' 47” ME
Brittain, PD Lumen Christi 3' 20” MA
Brittain, PD Nunc Dimittis 2' 57” MA
Brittain, PD Psalm 84 6' 48” A
Haydn, Michael Tenebrae factae sunt 4' 06” M


Brass Band
( Eb Cornet; Solo, 2, 3, Repiano Cornet; Flugelhorn; 3 tenorhorns; 2 baritones; 2 trombones;
Bass Trombone; Euphonium; Eb Bass; Bb Bass; Percussion)



Bach, JS Chorus 64, Christmas Oratorio 3' 25” A
Bach, JS Crucifixus (B minor Mass) 3' 15” MA/A
Bach, JS In dir ist Freude 2' 32” MA
Benevoli Psalm 111 10' 20” A
Brooks, Ellis Chiphunter's Quickstep March 1' 52” M
Brooks, Ellis Home Folks March 3' 55” M
Bruckner, Anton Locus iste 3' 12” M
Bruckner, Anton Os Justi 4' 23” A
Fauré, Gabriel Pie Jesu (Requiem) 3' 33” MA
Haydn, Franz Josef Agnus Dei (Mass in Time of War) 4' 35” MA
Heed, J C In Storm and Sunshine 2' 40” A
Mendelssohn, Felix Nocturne (Midsummer Night's Dream) 4' 50” MA
Mozart, Leopold Toy Symphony 12' 00” M
Sousa, John Phili[ El Capitan Waltzes 6' 26” MA
Sousa, John Philip Presidential Polonaise 5' 59” M
Sousa, John Philip Transit of Venus March 2' 11” M
Verdi, Giuseppi Nabucco Overture 8' 28” A
Yon, Pietro Gesú Bambino 3' 43” M


Wind Band (Concert/Symphonic Band)

Bagley E E The Ambassador March 2' 34” M/MA
Beethoven, Ludwig Military March #1 1' 25” M
Beethoven, Ludwig Military March #2 1' 25” M
Brittain, PD Chaconne 4' 18” A
Brittain, PD Fantasy on Captain Kidd 2' 56” M
Brittain, PD Just Before the Battle, Mother 2' 00” M/MA
Brittain, PD Star of Columbia 5' 13” MA
Brittain, PD The Wandering Gobbler 1' 45” MA/A
Brooks, Ellis Chiphunter's Quickstep 1' 52” M
Brooks, Ellis Home Folks 3' 55” M
Bruckner, Anton Ecce Sacerdos 6' 10” A
Chambers, Wm Paris Polka – Tuba's Choice 2' 27” M
Chambers, Wm Paris Boys of the Old Brigade March 2' 03” A
Fauré, Gabriel Pie Jesu/Agnus Dei (Requiem) 3' 33'-4' 59” MA
Grafulla, Claudio S. Washington Grays march 4' 56” M-MA
Haydn, Franz Josef Agnus Dei (Mass in Time of War) 4' 35” MA
R B Hall Dunlap Commandery March 2' 27” M/MA
R B Hall New Colonial March 3' 24” MA
R B Hall Tenth Regiment March 3' 16” M
J C Heed In Storm and Sunshine March 2”40” A
T. Ed. King Pride of the Baritones 2' 45” MA
Mendelssohn, Felix Ruy Blas, Overture 7' 25” A
Sousa, John Philip Presidential Polonaise 5' 59” M
Sousa, John Philip Transit of Venus March 2' 11” M
Sousa, John Philip Invincible Eagle March 3' 45” MA
Sousa, John Philip Yorktown's Centennial March (Sen-Sen) 2' 34” MA
St Clair, Floyd American Beauties March-two step 4' 27” M
Verdi, Giuseppi Il Trovatore Selection 12' 00” A




DIFFICULTY:

E - Easy
ME – Medium Easy
M - Medium
MA – Medium Advanced
A - Advanced





P. Dan Brittain

is originally from Phoenix, Arizona.  He holds the Bachelor of Music in Music Education/Theory and Composition and a Master of Music in Composition from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas and a Diploma of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Music with a specialization in Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble from the University of Calgary. Among his teachers was the late Andy J. Patterson, a student of Arnold Schönberg.

Major Brittain served twenty years in the US Army, primarily as a bands officer. He also had a tour as Assistant Professor of Military Science at the University of Central Arkansas. He served as Commander and conductor of the US Continental Army Band at Fort Monroe, Virginia at the end of the Bicentennial, and followed that tour as Assistant Commandant of the US Army Element, School of Music.

PHOTOS FROM THE ARMY DAYS

After retiring from the Army in 1990, Dan became the first band director for Christopher Newport College, Newport News, Virginia. He then became Choirmaster at St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Cazenovia, New York.  Returning to public education, he taught band in Eastland, Texas in the late 1990's. He returned to Arkansas and was director of bands for Green Forest Public Schools and then was Director of Bands in Jasper, Arkansas until his retirement.

He has written works for chamber music, chorus, orchestra, wind band, and brass band, as well as several solo works. Publications include tunes in the 1991 edition of The Sacred Harp, The Sacred Harper’s Companion, The Millenial Harp, September Psalms and a new edition of the 1820s Missouri Harmony, for which book, released by the Missouri Historical Society in May 2005, he was principal engraver. “Memorial Anthem,” composed by Dan with Bruce Randall of Massachussetts, was included as a sample file (shape notes)  as part of Sibelius notation software from release 1.4 in the late 1990's through version 5.

Recent performances include original choral works sung at Kansas City’s Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in 2003 and again in 2010, his revised version of Laurendeau's transcription of Verdi's Overture to Nabucco by the concert band of Hardin-Simmons University in November 2008 and The Ozark Mountains British Brass Band's performance in Eureka Springs of his setting of Sousa's Presidential Polonaise in September 2009, on the 80th anniversary of Sousa's band opening the Eureka Springs Civic Auditorium. Also, Fauré's Pie Jesu and Agnus Dei by the Pensacola Civic Band October 26, 2010. His brass band version of the Pie Jesu was performed by the Ozark Mountains British Brass Band earlier in October 2010.

Dan continues to play euphonium with the Ozark Mountains British Brass Band. He and his wife Myrna have three children and 3 grandchildren.  He is an annual presenter at the Arkansas Folk Center State Park's National Shape Note Gathering. He is a member of the Arkansas Bandmasters Association, a Life Alumni Member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a life Member of the Association of Concert Bands, a past member of their National Board of Directors; and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Cowboy Band Foundation.



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The middle photo at the top of this page shows the Continental Army Band outside the North Sallyport of Fort Monroe, Va., in 1978.