Original Compositions by Ed
available for purchase
above will take you to the appropriate page for your ensemble(s) where
complete scores and recordings are posted.
Here's what you need to view scores and
listen to samples.
makes Edly's Musical EdVentures Music Publishing different
You have direct access to both composer and publisher. I welcome your
feedback, whether positive or negative. I'm also available to come work with your students.
and copying rights
I believe that you shouldn't have to buy multiple copies of a piece in
order to get enough parts for your ensemble. When you buy a Musical
EdVentures composition**, you'll receive one copy of the score
and parts, with the understanding that you'll keep the originals and
copy as many parts as you need for your ensemble. The parts must be
only for your ensemble, not any others, and the title, composer, and
copyright must remain unaltered.
**Compositions marked **
are published by Northeastern Music Publications and are subject to
their copying policies, rather than mine.
A piano reduction part is included with easier pieces. This enables you
to enlist a pianist (or two, in some cases) to flesh out small groups
or sections. Chord symbols are included in the score and piano part in
all simpler pieces.
senza rudiments" part is included in simpler pieces. If your snare
players aren't yet ready for rudiments, give them the included
rudimentless snare part.
have tons of alto saxes, but few trumpets? Don't worry: In simpler
pieces, the Trumpet 1 & 2 parts are doubled by the included
(optional) Alto Sax 3 & 4.
Musical EdVentures pieces only.
I hope these compositions will be as exciting as they are
educational--for you, your students, and their parents. Without
sounding experimental or intellectual, my pieces often include
dissonance, extended, altered, or cluster chords, as well as modes,
world music, and aleatoric, and other Twentieth Century elements.
(Expand your students' ears while you expand their technique!) Also
included is a generous helping of joie de vivre, and sometimes, humor.
level versions of the same piece
I will be publishing different orchestrations and level versions of the
same piece as time allows. One completed example is "Expanding Space,"
which comes in two versions--one predominantly quarter-notes with a
range of a sixth, and the other predominantly eighth-notes with a range
of an octave or so. On the outside chance that a student will play the
"same" piece in different years, s/he will gain a valuable glimpse into
the compositional process.
Especially in easier pieces, specific skills are addressed: technique,
rhythms, range-extending, chromatic notes, breath control, or hearing
unfamiliar chords, etc. I include this in the notes to the conductor.
That's you. Hi!
Visiting Composer program
Let me know if you're interested in my coming into your school for a
day to work with your students. Fees are TBA.
Publishers provide composers with valuable services: printing,
advertising, distributing, and exhibiting at conventions, to name some.
But, in a typical traditional publishing contract, the
publisher, not the composer, owns the rights to the piece.
Self-publishing allows me to retain control of these pieces, so I can
write additional orchestrations as I wish.
Interested in commissioning
Drop me a line.
Submit a recording (preferably on DAT or CD) of your ensemble playing
one of my pieces. The winner will receive a free copy of both of my
books for the school library or music room, and the recording will be
posted as the audio example on my site. The name of the director and
school (and URL links, if you choose) will also be listed. Performance
quality will be my primary criterion, but I'll
also take recording quality into account.
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