The idea for Talent Music Publishers originated in 1995 in the small town of Talent, Oregon. In 2007 the idea became reality and Talent Music Publishers began operations. The music offered by Talent Music Publishers encompasses a wide variety of pieces for performance. Many of the band pieces have the multiple-option of string parts in the main band key and String Orchestra adaptations in string friendly keys.
A colorful medley of songs made popular by Francisco Gabilondo Soler; lovingly known in Mexico as "Cri-Cri." This medley consists of: "Tema of 'Cri-Cri' (Theme song of 'Cri-Cri')," "Di Porque" ("Tell me why, Grandmother"), "Aztec chant to the Sun," and "Llueve" ("Rain"). These songs are still sung by children in Mexico today.
A fun novelty piece based on the themes of California Television children's programs of the 1950's and 60's. Echos of "Crusader Rabbit," "Underdog," and "Sherrif John" including his birthday song and theme song.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Ave verum corpus in D major (K. 618) was written for Anton Stoll (a friend of his and Joseph Haydn's) who was musical coordinator in the parish of Baden bei Wien, near Vienna. This setting of the Ave verum corpus text was composed to celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi and the autograph is dated 17 June 1791.
Based on a traditional Shaker tune not heard very often, "Come to Zion" is primarily written for the middle school to early high school band. The more popular "Simple Gifts" is utilized in the "B" section of this piece as well as in the end.
This major work utilizes musical themes from Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and China in a delightful combination of sounds. It is believed by many Ethnic-sociologists that all of the asian peoples originated from China which, in Chinese means "Middle Kingdom." The songs utilized are "Ariang" from Korea, "Sakura" from Japan, "Jung ai shiren" from Taiwan, and "Rain" from Japan. An unusual section at letter "D" which emulates the sound of train travel; which is one of the major means of transportation in Asia. There is a large percussion part with solo’s that will be appreciated by percussionists. There is an aleatoric section as well as utilization of the human voice.
This original piece is based on the memories of the composer's visit to the Cascade mountain range as a young Sailor on liberty from his ship moored in Tacoma, Washington. The piece is written in three sections: Skagit Mountain, Lake Helena, and Bridge of the Gods. It closes with a recapitulation of the first theme.