The Swan for Mallet Ensemble

4 parts8 pages02:456 days ago30 views
One of my all-time favorite pieces of music is "The Swan" from Camille Saint-Saëns' The Carneval of the Animals. I arranged it a while back for mallet ensemble, but now I'm re-uploading it to MuseScore's website since I now have a pro membership.

I also made a few adjustments to notes so that it's more faithful to the original composition--although now it requires an extended-range marimba *or* a marimba and a bass marimba.

Go ahead and download the full score if you want--just make sure to mention me if you perform it!

Super Smash Bros Melee - Opening Theme and Menu Music | Arrangement | Finished

31 parts12 pages05:576 days ago291 views
Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Violin(3), Trumpet(3), French Horn(3), Tuba(2), Trombone(3), Viola, Cello, Contrabass, Guitar(3), Harp, Timpani, Percussion(6)
It's exactly what the title says. I arranged it starting a few years back and I honestly can't do anything about getting commissioned without getting my name out there. So please, PLEASE, attribute this to me if you download! No, I won't sue you; just please respect this wish of mine.

Original music by Koji Kondo and owned by Nintendo so I can't make money off of this. So just, like, attribute the original composition to him and the arrangement to me.

I hope you enjoy; I really put my soul into this one!

Indoor Percussion - Time Curve Prelude

12 parts9 pages00:5214 days ago46 views
Percussion(9), Piano, Guitar, Timpani
The start to an indoor show I've been working on. An arrangement of one William Duckworth's "Time Curve Preludes". Will ultimately need battery parts, but I don't really write those.
In The Sky - Tenor Lick #2
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In The Sky - Tenor Lick #2

1 part1 page00:2621 days ago26 views
I know the stickings look a little goofy on the website, I don't why it does that or how it happens. Don't worry though, because if you download the score and open it up in musescore the stickings are in their correct spots, so I recommend doing that before printing it out.

Hello again, here's the second tenor lick I decided to share. It's a fun one to learn and play, so I hope you enjoy it! Also, don't miss the first one I posted, "Yarr Lick", which is also on my profile here on musescore!

I'm also working on videos of me teaching and playing the licks I post here, and the first one will be out soon. When I start posting them, I'll put links in my musescore profile bio as well as in the descriptions of the sheet music themselves.
Yarr Lick - Tenor Lick #1
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Yarr Lick - Tenor Lick #1

1 part1 page00:1821 days ago60 views
I know the stickings look a little goofy on the website, I don't why it does that or how it happens. Don't worry though, because if you download the score and open it up in musescore the stickings are in their correct spots, so I recommend doing that before printing it out.


This is a little out of the ordinary from what I usually post here, but I've been writing some tenor licks recently and wanted to share with you nice people. I hope you enjoy this one! It's a little more on the easier/intermediate side of difficulty, but still a fun one to play.
Beyond the Celestial Sea
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Beyond the Celestial Sea

19 parts43 pages07:3421 days ago71 views
Percussion(18), Strings
(This piece is still a work in progress!!!)

"Beyond the Celestial Sea" is basically me turning my vibraphone solo, "Nocturnal Waves", into a percussion ensemble piece, but I renamed it because I feel like it tells a whole new story. "Beyond the Celestial Sea" is about a duo of travelers who take a journey out into the Celestial Sea. With the piece being split into two movements, the diurnal and the nocturnal, the travelers experience the ocean in two different ways. In the daytime, the ocean is more energetic; there are high waves, a bright Sun, and puffy white clouds in the sky. In the nighttime, a fog covers the water, but once the fog clears, the beautiful sight of the stars and moonlight refelcting against the waves of the sea leave the travelers starstruck (pun intended). In the end, however, they end up back where they started, even though they sailed in a straight line.
With this being my first full-blown percussion ensemble piece, there are BOUND to be mistakes and places that could sound better. As I work on perfecting this piece, if you have any feedback, I would greatly appreciate it; it will help me out greatly.

Symphony no. 7, 2nd Movement

8 parts33 pages06:5221 days ago58 views
Violin, Flute(2), Clarinet, Harp, Guitar, Percussion, Timpani
The Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, is a symphony in four movements composed by Ludwig van Beethoven between 1811 and 1812, while improving his health in the Bohemian spa town of Teplice. The work is dedicated to Count Moritz von Fries.

At its premiere, Beethoven was noted as remarking that it was one of his best works. The second movement, Allegretto, was the most popular movement and had to be encored. The instant popularity of the Allegretto resulted in its frequent performance separate from the complete symphony.

The work was premiered with Beethoven himself conducting in Vienna on 8 December 1813 at a charity concert for soldiers wounded in the Battle of Hanau. In Beethoven's address to the participants, the motives are openly named: "We are moved by nothing but pure patriotism and the joyful sacrifice of our powers for those who have sacrificed so much for us."

The program also included the patriotic work Wellington's Victory, exalting the victory of the British over Napoleon's France. The orchestra was led by Beethoven's friend Ignaz Schuppanzigh and included some of the finest musicians of the day: violinist Louis Spohr, composers Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Giacomo Meyerbeer and Antonio Salieri, bassoonist Anton Romberg, and the Italian double bass virtuoso Domenico Dragonetti, whom Beethoven described as playing "with great fire and expressive power".[citation needed] The Italian guitar virtuoso Mauro Giuliani played cello at the premiere.

The piece was very well received, such that the audience demanded the Allegretto movement be encored immediately. Spohr made particular mention of Beethoven's antics on the rostrum ("as a sforzando occurred, he tore his arms with a great vehemence asunder ... at the entrance of a forte he jumped in the air"), and "the friends of Beethoven made arrangements for a repetition of the concert" by which "Beethoven was extricated from his pecuniary difficulties".

The second movement in A minor has a tempo marking of Allegretto ("a little lively)", making it slow only in comparison to the other three movements. This movement was encored at the premiere and has remained popular since. Its reliance on the string section makes it a good example of Beethoven's advances in orchestral writing for strings, building on the experimental innovations of Haydn.

Jub Jub 2
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Jub Jub 2

4 parts4 pages01:222 months ago117 views
Percussion(3), Piano
Based off a cadence we play at my high school. I would appreciate feedback and any tips on stickings (sorry I haven't put them in yet).
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4 parts5 pages01:3026 days ago109 views
Cadence No. 3. Cymbal part is mainly for time keeping, although I am always open to ideas. This one got inspiration from the typical off the field cadence played by the center snare and a really cool cadence done by Brentwood High School in Tennessee as their off the field cadence (is there a name for an off the field cadence so I don't have to keep saying off the field cadence)

Hornet's Nest - Cavaliers 2018 Front Ensemble Warm Up

11 parts6 pages01:15a month ago284 views
Percussion(8), Piano, Timpani, Bass
The Cavaliers 2018 Front Ensemble warm up. Transcribed by Johnathan Whitehorn.
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Band WIP [Concert?? Band]

25 parts8 pages04:34a month ago215 views
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet(3), Alto Saxophone(2), Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet(2), French Horn(2), Trombone, Tuba, Percussion(10)
Concert(???) band work in progress (idk if this should be classified as concert band or not help).

Wow! This is pretty different from the usual stuff I post on here, isn't it? I mean, for starters, it's a work in progress, which I never usually post, and sweet Gsus, look at the instrument count!

I have never worked on any really big ensemble pieces like this before, so please be kind! As this is a work in progress and I'm pretty much ad-libbing things, I hoped that publishing what I have so far would be a good way to ask for advice from band peeps and other composers to see what they think of it so far. I'm also hoping it'll prove to be motivation to keep me writing this (since I accidentally forgot it existed for like a semester...whoops).

The current plan: Next comes a more minor-y section that I have vague ideas for, and I'm not too sure what will come after that, but I do have the ending of the piece fairly fleshed-out. Any other ideas would be much welcomed, though! (Name ideas would also be much welcomed.)

Note: As this is a WIP project, I'm not really worrying about formatting right now, so there are pretty much no rehearsal markings and stuff. Also, there are some empty staves (i.e. oboe and unpitched percussion rip). I will add all of that stuff in later. I'm also not worrying about going soundfonting at this point, but here's slightly better audio if you really want it:


This is just a work in progress at the moment, so please do not perform this song. Do not take, share, or post this audio or sheet music anywhere else.

Enjoy! :)

Public Release Date: 26 January 2019

© Sophia Goudes 2019
Early Morning (Snare Drum Lick)
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Early Morning (Snare Drum Lick)

1 part1 page00:19a month ago174 views
Random snare lick I made up this morning. I'll probably post a playing video of it on my Instagram this coming week. Hope you enjoy.