Archive for the ‘Medium’ Category

A Change of Tone

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Difficulty Level: Medium, Grade 4

Style: Contemporary Arrangements of Classical Music

Arranged by Tim Hinton

Percussion Music by John Cypert

Originally commissioned by the Whitewater H.S. Band, Fayetteville, GA – Jack Jean, Director.

A great concept with a clever musical twist!  Very famous, recognization, audience-friendly classical melodies are played and then "transformed" to a different tone!  Happy "major" melodies like "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" or "Beethoven's 9th" shift to a dark, minor tone.  Famous "minor" melodies like "Night on Bald Mountain" become a gorgeous lush ballad in a major key!  Audiences and judges feel smart as the hear the tonality shift throughout the show.  Review from a fan: "I loved your show; it was the best concept I've ever seen from any marching band (including drum corps), and you guys executed it very well! I really enjoyed your music selection and transitions to parallel keys; it was very interesting and extremely effective (along with the unique solos and duets) at creating a change in tone. Congratulations to you and whoever else helped in creating that show, and congratulations to your amazing band!"

Fee for the use of the music for the season:
Winds and Percussion – $1500

Download Perusal Score Part One (PDF)

Download Perusal Score Part Two (PDF)

Blue Horizons

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Difficulty Level: Medium, Grade 4

Style: Contemporary Symphonic Music

Music from the Spectacular Theatrical Animal Show at Sea World Orlando, Arranged by Tim Hinton

Percussion Music by Michael Skellett

Originally commissioned by the Northwestern H.S. Band, Rock Hill, SC – Mark Yost, Director.

This is music from the spectacular theatrical animal show at Sea World Orlando.  Tim is honored to be the first and only composer given permission to arrange this music for band.  The music is full of great melodies, dramatic flair, and a variety of moods and sounds.  And the visual possibilities are endless!  (Gorgeous jellyfish props, guard costuming and equipment may be available to save you time and money.  Inquire ASAP.)

Fee for the use of the music for the season:
Winds and Percussion – $1500 (Includes Copyright Permission, already granted to Tim Hinton, Inc.)

Download Perusal Score Part One (PDF)

Download Perusal Score Part Two (PDF)

Download Perusal Score Part Three (PDF)

Video courtesy of MarchingArts.Education.  View and Purchase videos HERE

In The Dark Forest

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Difficulty Level: Medium, Grade 4

Style: Contemporary Symphonic Music

Original Music Composed by Tim Hinton

Percussion Music by Torey Riser

Originally commissioned by the Ninety Six H.S. Band, Ninety Six, SC – David Vickery, Director.

The first production of this show music won the 2015 South Carolina 1A State Championship.

Written for a smaller and younger band, this show of original music creates the dark tone and sounds that audiences and judges love on the field.  The show begins by featuring the group's top performers, building to an arrival of the full band with great drama and impact.  A haunting ballad, section features, and many smartly composed drum moments create a full-package that will make your group sound even more talented and professional than they are.  (Gorgeous tree props, guard costuming and equipment may be available to save you time and money.  Inquire ASAP.)

Fee for the use of the music for the season:
Winds and Percussion – $2000
Individual Movements – $675 apiece

Download Perusal Score Part One (PDF)

Download Perusal Score Part Two (PDF)

Download Perusal Score Part Three (PDF)

Video courtesy of MarchingArts.Education.  View and Puchase videos HERE

Iditarod

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Difficulty Level: Medium, Grade 4

Style: Contemporary Symphonic Music

Original Music Composed by Tim Hinton

Percussion Music by Clif Walker

(Originally commissioned by the Woodruff H.S. Band, Woodruff, SC – Barry Wash, Director)

A show unlike anything you’ve seen before, this original composition celebrates the energy, challenges, and drama of the Iditarod dogsled race in Alaska.  Wind, cold, snow, and isolation are all explored as we portray the beauty and danger of man’s fight against nature in the frozen North.  Visual opportunities abound!  A real hit!

Fee for the use of the music for the season:
Winds and Percussion – $1500
Winds Only – $1000

Download Perusal Score Iditarod (PDF)

The Lady in the Light

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Difficulty Level: Medium, Grade 3/4

Style: Contemporary Symphonic Music

Original Music Composed by Tim Hinton

Percussion Music by Clif Walker

(Originally commissioned by the St. Augustine H.S. Band, St. Augustine, FL, Ryan Davenport, Director)

This original composition is based on the famous story of the ghost which haunts the St. Augustine Lighthouse.  Filled with Spanish melodies and a gorgeous moody ballad, it builds to a dramatic conclusion as the lady leaps to her death during a storm at sea!  Great drum parts by Clif Walker are available for this very playable show.

Fee for the use of the music for the season:
Winds and Percussion – $1750
Winds Only – $1000

Download Perusal Score of Lady in the Light (PDF)

The Piano Lesson

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Difficulty Level: Medium, Grade 3/4

Style: Contemporary Symphonic Music based on classical piano favorites

Original Music Composed & Arranged by Tim Hinton

(Originally commissioned by the Swansea H.S. Band, Swansea, SC, Travis Kelly, Director)

Following the progress of a piano student from beginning exercises to the concert hall, this show is chock full of audience-friendly melodies and variety.  From Chopsticks" to the "Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto," this very playable show has a concept and melodies that your crowd will love.

Fee for the use of the music for the season:
Wind Parts Only – $1000

Tim Purple Shirt squareNOTE: If you perform this arrangement, I will help you get drum parts written.  If you use my percussion writer I'll pay part of the fee for percussion music!  Contact me (at the bottom of this page) for more info.

Download Perusal Score of The Piano Lesson (PDF)


2010 Swansea HS Band

Pictures at an Exhibition

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Difficulty Level: Medium, Grade 3/4

Style: Contemporary Symphonic Arrangement of Classical melodies

Original Arrangement by Tim Hinton

(Originally commissioned by the Chamberlain H.S. Band, Tampa, FL, Bruce Hermann, Director)

This contemporary show takes the classic melodies and turns them on their ear in ways you have to hear to believe.  I call it my "highlights" version of  "Pictures."  Fresh and interesting!

Fee for the use of the music for the season:
Wind Parts Only – $1000

Tim Purple Shirt squareNOTE: If you perform this show and use my percussion writer, I will help pay to get great percussion parts written!  Contact me (at the bottom of this page) for more info.  I love this show – contemporary and yet classic!

Download Perusal Score of Picture at an Exhibition (PDF)

2010 Chamberlain HS Band

Water

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Difficulty Level: Medium, Grade 3/4

Style: Contemporary Symphonic Music

Original Music Composed by Tim Hinton

(Originally commissioned by the Clinton H.S. Band, Clinton, NC, Mark Cashin, Director)

The three stages of water – liquid, solid, and gas – are explored in this original composition.  Written for a smaller band, it's full of interesting music, including 5/4 and 6/8 time signatures, and yet is very playable by most any group.

Fee for the use of the music for the season:
Winds Only – $1000

Tim Purple Shirt squareNOTE: If you perform this music, I will help you pay to have percussion music written.  If you use my percussion writer, I will help pay the fee to have the music written.  Contact me (at the bottom of this page) for more information.

Download Perusal Score of Mvt. 1 – Ice (PDF)
Download Perusal Score of Mvt. 2 – Water (PDF)
Download Perusal Score of Mvt. 3 – Gas (PDF)

WATER 2010 Clinton High School Band, Clinton, NC (Tim Hinton, Inc. created both the music and the drill for this show.)

Aquatic Explorations

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Difficulty Level: Medium, Grade 4

Style: Contemporary Symphonic Music based on melodies by Saint-Saens

Original Music Composed & Arranged  by Tim Hinton

Percussion Music by Clif Walker

(Originally commissioned by the North Lincoln H.S. Band, Lincolnton, NC, Neil Underwood, Director)

Take a musical dive into the coral reef, exploring sea life with the beauty and danger of the sea. Based on the music of Camille Saint-Saens, this show features surprising contemporary arrangements of music from "Carnival of the Animals" (the popular "Aquarium" and "The Swan") and "The Organ Symphony."

Fee for the use of the music for the season:
Wind parts only – $1000

Download Perusal Score of Mvt. 1 (PDF)
Download Perusal Score of Mvt. 2 (PDF)
Download Perusal Score of Mvt. 3 (PDF)

Tim Purple Shirt squareI know these midi recordings are pretty bad, but I like this show and audiences love these melodies!  When listening, the piano sounds represent the front ensemble music and any repeated notes are for drum breaks.  Use your imagination and you'll see the potential of this show! 

Construction

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Difficulty Level: Medium, Grade 3/4

Style: Contemporary Symphonic Music with jazzy moments

Original Music Composed by Tim Hinton

Percussion Music by Clif Walker

(Originally commissioned by the Plymouth H.S. Band, Plymouth, IN – Cindy Wagoner, Director)

Pt. 1: The Workday Begins / Pt. 2: Lunch Break / Pt. 3: Down to Work

Here’s a very crowd-friendly concept ripe with visual possibilities!  Portray a day on a construction site with all original music featuring upbeat jazzy tunes and contemporary melodies.  Great drum parts by Clif Walker.

Fee for use of music: Winds and Percussion – $2000

Download Perusal Score of Part One – The Workday Begins (PDF)
Download Perusal Score of Part Two – Lunch Break (PDF)
Download Perusal Score of Part Three – Down to Work (PDF)

Video of the Ninety Six HS Band, David Vickery, Director, which won the South Carolina 2013 1-A State Championship.  Drill by Greg Basham and Guard Design by Mary White.