2016 || Dragonheart: To the Stars (Bassoon Trio)

3 parts4 pages02:012 months ago76 views
Bassoon(3)
I also used to write music for a bassoon trio. We played this one for a solo-ensemble contest, I wanna say. Or maybe it was a charity drive ... I don't remember. The other bassoonists liked it, though! It was a good piece to practice while perfecting tuning and "making pretty noises."

2015 || Spirited Away: The Dragon Boy (Arrangement)

26 parts17 pages02:242 months ago403 views
Flute(2), Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet(4), Alto Saxophone(2), Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet(3), French Horn(2), Trombone(2), Tuba(2), Piano, Percussion(3), Timpani
This was my final for AP Music Theory back in the day, I got a pretty good grade on it, I'm happy to say! My band director let me give the finished score to the wind ensemble to play (which is why there aren't any string parts in this arrangement, even though the original used them.)

2015 || Ib: Puppet (Arrangement)

1 part2 pages01:192 months ago55 views
Percussion
A much-simpler arrangement of Mary's theme from Ib. She's an endearing villain, though I've never tried to get her ending (she's creepy!)

2015 || Ib: Hide and Seek and Fighting For You (Arrangement)

1 part5 pages03:142 months ago153 views
Piano
Garry has two or three themes, I think. This arrangement sorta mashes the themes together into a long piano piece. Very fun to bang out if you're in a mood!

If you've never played Ib and are looking for a fun little indie horror game, I DEFINITELY recommend Ib. It's got multiple endings, a few sweet tracks, darling characters ... play-through time is a couple of hours when you first make a run of it, though if you get good, you can finish the game in, oh ... 30ish minutes, so really it takes no time at all!

Download it here, it's free (no malware here, I promise): http://www.vgperson.com/games/ib.htm

2015 || WW: Sage Laruto (Transcription)

3 parts2 pages01:132 months ago34 views
Harp, Other Woodwinds, Voice
Fado was a good Sage too, but it felt like we had a lot more time as players to learn about Medli, her culture, and the Sage that came before her. We got, what, 3 ...? scenes with Laruto? Yeah. Good tunes, right there.

2015 || To Kill a King (Original Composition, Unfinished)

16 parts26 pages06:142 months ago51 views
Piccolo, Flute, French Horn, Trumpet, Timpani, Percussion(3), Sound effects, Brass Ensemble, Violin(2), Viola, Cello, Contrabass(2)
I don't know that I'll ever finish this one, but it was fun while I was working on it. This was meant to be a musical depiction of a scene in a book I was writing, where a young man goes to kill a tyrant king at the request of a rebel band. He's not well-prepared for this undertaking, as he is naive, inexperienced, suffers frequent migraines, and has been bamboozled by a bout of amnesia, but he's also stubborn and has a hold on the weather so strong he can just about displace the stratosphere--so off he goes to zap, snap, and crack the tyrant king out of business.

This would be a perfectly fine venture with absolutely no hiccups at all except our young hero has also heard tale of a monster with sharp teeth and a thirst for blood. Taller than a house, they say! Now that makes him a little nervous. But in he strides, hoping to make it a quick in-and-out little trip ...

2015 || Nichole Nordeman's Gratitude (Arrangement)

2 parts8 pages04:322 months ago79 views
Piano(2)
Nordeman's 2002 album "Woven and Spun" is probably one of the earliest memories I have ... three years old and these tracks were absolutely popping off, my dude. The album still slaps to this day, but this track in particular ... idk. It's special. I convinced my mom to play accompaniment while I sang this for offertory once in 2015? 2016? It was pretty fun.

2015 || Mysti's Minuet (Arrangement)

1 part3 pages01:412 months ago142 views
Piano
A friend's brother wrote this, and that friend sorta adopted it as a theme for one of her characters. And well, I liked that friend so much that I wanted to arrange that favorite song of her's (if she saw a piano, you'd bet she'd sit down to play this tune ...) I thought maybe I wouldn't put this one up, but then again, it's just so pretty.

2013 || Distant Times, Different Places (Original Composition)

1 part2 pages01:252 months ago27 views
Piano
Ah yes, the piece that started it all. Privately I've regarded this short work as a musical theme for myself, or at least--a musical phrase that could become something greater, were I to try.
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Younger me was very excited about this piece. Rather than do her vocal lessons, she begged her teacher to teach her music theory instead and teach her how to compose. Her teacher said, "No, you're here for voice lessons," but when younger-me showed up with paper scraps full of musical notation, she gave in and helped younger-me write this. Thanks, Rachel.

To Kill a King [WIP ---> Updated: 1/31]

16 parts26 pages06:143 years ago417 views
Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Percussion, Timpani, Sound effects, Violin(2), Viola, Cello, Contrabass
This is a ... musical way of telling a story about a foolish young rebel who decided to volunteer to assassinate a king.

Eh such troubles for me. ^_^' I'm really, really not a composer so trying to write this piece has been one big struggle.

[12/28] Uploaded score.
[12/29] Up to 60+ measures!
[12/30] Measure count: 72. Added Double Bass.
[1/31] Got to sit down and add on some more.

"Gratitude" by Nichole Nordeman (100 followers!)

2 parts8 pages04:323 years ago2,210 views
Violin, Piano
This is song is about and to God. But, just going off the title of this song, let me say that I definitely have a lot of gratitude to all of you guys out there who so graciously follow, favorite, and comment. Thanks for all your support, critique, and thoughts! I love hearing from all of you. :)

I'm up to ... 4? accounts now, so here they all are:

Whitehawk (https://musescore.com/user/46952)
Whitehawk. (https://musescore.com/user/164736)
Whitehawk.. (https://musescore.com/user/958556)
_Whitehawk_ (https://musescore.com/user/4429901)

I would say I'm fairly prolific but not exactly good. xD

.:BACKGROUND ON THIS SONG (only read if you want to know too much):.

You know how as you exist and age, your first years of your life exist more as memories as opposed to how you live today -- moment by moment, being fully conscious and aware of both yourself and the going-ons around and within you?

Well, at the age of about 3-4, I did once very much exist within those little snippets of existence, where my growing brain was able to comprehend the things that I was experiencing. Instead of my existence being little snippets of sensations, ideas, or revelations, I would have little blocks of ... being (only at most a minute or two long) where I could actually understand what was going on (as opposed to, "durrrrrrr ..... hey ... is this a ... a book???"

Most of those blocks of existing (now memories) centered around music or movies. Movies like Nemo, Aladdin, Sword in the Stone, the Black Cauldron, Balto, The Road to El Dorado etc., etc. But the music was the most important. Two albums that come immediately to mind are "Run the Earth, Watch the Sky" by Chris Rice and "Woven and Spun" by Nichole Nordeman. Somewhere along the way the songs on those albums had become ingrained into me and I later knew and realized, for no reason at all that I knew, that I had the songs down by heart -- and more than that, they were super important to me.

So I've listened to that Nichole Nordeman album a lot in my lifetime, but to me the most important, and quite possibly the best, song there has always been "Gratitude."

LYRICS:

Send some rain, would You send some rain?
'Cause the earth is dry and needs to drink again
And the sun is high and we are sinking in the shade
Would You send a cloud, thunder long and loud?
Let the sky grow black and send some mercy down
Surely You can see that we are thirsty and afraid
But maybe not, not today
Maybe You'll provide in other ways
And if that's the case . . .

We'll give thanks to You
With gratitude
For lessons learned in how to thirst for You
How to bless the very sun that warms our face
If You never send us rain

Daily bread, give us daily bread
Bless our bodies, keep our children fed
Fill our cups, then fill them up again tonight
Wrap us up and warm us through
Tucked away beneath our sturdy roofs
Let us slumber safe from danger's view this time
Or maybe not, not today
Maybe You'll provide in other ways
And if that's the case . . .

We'll give thanks to You
With gratitude
A lesson learned to hunger after You
That a starry sky offers a better view if no roof is overhead
And if we never taste that bread

Oh, the differences that often are between
What we want and what we really need

So grant us peace, Jesus, grant us peace
Move our hearts to hear a single beat
Between alibis and enemies tonight
Or maybe not, not today
Peace might be another world away
And if that's the case .

We'll give thanks to You
With gratitude
For lessons learned in how to trust in You
That we are blessed beyond what we could ever dream
In abundance or in need
And if You never grant us peace

But Jesus, would You please . . .