|Music artfully composed and arranged in a
neo-baroque style by the talented Glen Shannon. Born in Buffalo, NY in 1966, he has been
playing recorder since the third grade and composing music in this style since the age of
12. He now lives in California.
||PRELUDE & FUGUE No.1 in d minor / published-1999, Quintet SSATB, Intermediate & up, A very pleasing
piece! We used it at three workshop with players of varying abilities in the summer of
2000 and every one thoroughly enjoyed the piece. All parts are interesting, phrasing and
articulation is clearly indicated. Score and parts
||QUARTET No. 1 in g minor / SATB,
2nd edition incorporates more articulation markings than the first
edition. Four movements Introduction (Andante), Dance (Allegro), Reflection (Largo
e dolce), Fugue (Moderato). The movement "Reflection" is particularly beautiful.
At a recent "new issue" sight-reading session everyone gave this work
"thumbs up"! Upper Intermediate score and parts.
||CONCERTO from LESTRO ARMONICO Op. 3 No. 11 / Quartet SATB expandable to 8 or more as there are "Solo &
Tutti " indications. This arrangement incorporates many of the
"improvements" made by J.S. Bach. For the recorder, Glen has broken long
passages into smaller pieces and distributed them among the parts, solo and ripieno. This
helps players keep from running out of breath and also helps less-advanced groups develop
ensemble skills. Intermediate-Upper Intermediate, Score and parts. Another winner
- enjoyed by all.
||Bach, J. S.
||LUTE SUITE BWV 996 / Quartet SATB,
Six movements - Passaggio, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Bouree, Gigue. In this
arrangement he has attempted to capture the flavor of the lute chords with single and
arpeggiated grace notes. The Passaggio: is a fantasia, with solo scale passages punctuated
by homophonic statements. This piece rates an Advanced indication because
counting and teamwork are critical. Four playing scores
||"LA FOLLIA" VARIATIONS for ORCHESTRA / N,SS,AAA,TTT,B,Gb,Cb, Based on the well-known "ground"
pattern. In this new work the basic chord progression in its unadorned entirety begins the
piece, then come 14 variations ranging from high drama to light fluff to schmaltzy kitch.
Different sections of the orchestra are featured. The piece builds in intensity to the
exciting climax. Intermediate to Advanced. Score & parts