Larry Tuttle’s music is published by Personal Sun Music (ASCAP).  Select works are available from Murphy Music Press as indicated. For the other works, orders are handled through this web site by PayPal or by check. Please send an email with the details of your purchase request to receive an invoice.

WIND ENSEMBLE/CONCERT BAND

ACROSS THE DIVIDE

Instrumentation: Wind Ensemble
Duration 3:00
Grade level 4.5
Full set score and parts $150, score only $40
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Baylor Wind Ensemble – 2018 ABA convention

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BIG WORLD (march)

Instrumentation: Large wind ensemble/concert band
Duration 4:10
Grade level 4.5
Full set score and parts $150, score only $40
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Baylor University Wind Ensemble, Eric Wilson conducting

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IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOUNTAIN

Instrumentation: Wind ensemble/Concert band
Duration 3:14
Grade level 3.5
Full set score and parts $100, score only $25
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University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Wind Symphony, Michael Scott Butler conducting

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UTOPIA RISING

Instrumentation: Wind Ensemble
Duration 6:24
Grade level 4.5
Full set score and parts $150, score only $40
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Louisiana State University Wind Ensemble, Damon Talley conductor

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TO A LOST WORLD

Runner-up – 2018 World Projects Composition Contest
Instrumentation: Wind Ensemble
Duration 6:49
Grade level 4
Full set score and parts $150, score only $40

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Midi realization

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DRAGON’S EGG (wind ensemble version)

Instrumentation: Large Wind Ensemble
Duration 9:45
Grade level 5
Full set score and parts $160, score only $40

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Midi realization

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REDEMPTION RIDE

Instrumentation: Wind Ensemble
Duration 3:52
Grade level 4
Full set score and parts $150, score only $40

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Midi realization

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KEYS TO THE KINGDOM

Instrumentation: Wind ensemble/Concert band
Duration 6:10
Grade level 4
Full set score and parts $150, score only $40

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Midi realization

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NIMBUS RHAPSODY

Instrumentation: Wind Ensemble with Solo Flute and Solo Tuba
Duration 7:18
Grade level 4+ (ensemble), 5+ (soloists)
Full set score and parts $175, score only $40, solo parts with piano reduction $40

score sample  program notes  solo tuba part  solo flute part

Midi realization

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WORKS IN PROGRESS/COMMISSION OPPORTUNITIES

Here are a few ideas that I have in the pipeline. I’m always looking for partners in the wind ensemble world to help support new projects.  If you’d like to participate in or help organize a commissioning consortium for any of these works (or for any project ideas of your own) I’d love to hear from you.

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THE TIME TRAVELER

THE TIME TRAVELER is an ambitious four-movement suite for advanced wind ensemble, about 17-18 minutes long, and a strong level 5.  It tells an epic story, sonically portraying eras of the past, present and future.  The work is influenced by thematic suites from the symphonic tradition (The Planets, Pictures at an Exhibition, etc), and by the great story-telling music of our own time, filmscore and soundtrack music.  It’s designed to be imaginative, challenging for the players, and involving and fun for the audience.

The sound and style of the piece reflect my own musical values, with an emphasis on iconic melodies, musical world-building (the creation of a unique musical vocabulary for each piece), narrative flow, and the kind of rhythmic drive and momentum that wind ensembles are especially well-suited for, with their large percussion sections, multiple mallet instruments, piano and harp.

Movements

I     INTO THE MULTIVERSE (Overture)
II    THE ANCIENTS (The Past)
III   ACCELERATION (The Present/Near Future)
IV   HERE AMONG THE STARS (The Far Future)

I’d love to have you aboard for this.  It’s an ambitious work and will require a significant consortium.  Please get in touch if you’re interested in participating.

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THE INFORMATION AGE

This will be a wind ensemble arrangement of my orchestral work of the same name.  You can hear the orchestral version below, and read the program notes.  Duration – 4 minutes.  Grade level about 4.5

program notes

San Fernando Valley Symphony, James Domine conducting, May 2015

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DAYS OF DISTANCE

DAYS OF DISTANCE is a mini horn concerto, consisting of two movements, probably about ten minutes long in total. The first movement will be lyrical in nature and the longer of the two, designed especially to take advantage of the beauty and nobility of the french horn. The second movement will be a scherzo/finale – fast, fun and full of great horn riffs, not to mention some challenging passages in the ensemble. The horn part will be virtuosic, while the ensemble parts will be a strong level 4, maybe a 4+. I’ve been workshopping this in my composer’s group for a while already and I have some early rehearsal audio that I can show to interested parties.

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GIVE THANKS

GIVE THANKS will be a meditative and melodic chorale, with an emphasis on beauty of sound, subtlety and blend. The length is still to be determined, but I’m thinking around 5 to 7 minutes. The difficulty level will probably be about a level 4. Technically it won’t be super-difficult, but getting the interpretation and feeling right will be the challenge.

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THE FOOL (working title)

Tricky, clever, full of fast switches and hot riffs. This will be seriously quirky, even funny in spots, and challenging for the musicians, a good solid level 5. Slightly inspired and influenced by the URANUS movement from Holst’s THE PLANETS, but taking off from there to wind up who knows where. One movement, figure 6 to 8 minutes (roughly – that could easily change).