Paul Sarcich - composer - arranger - conductor

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  BRASS          WOODWIND      GUITAR       STRINGS        CHORAL        VOCAL       OPERA
ORCHESTRAL        OTHER CHAMBER ENSEMBLES        PERCUSSION       PIANO       HARP
BRASS ARRANGEMENTS        PERCUSSION ARRANGEMENTS        ORCHESTRAL and BAND ARRANGEMENTS

 


BRASS

Four Sea Shanties and Fantasia on Sea Shanties (1977)
Brass Quintet
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
'Four Shanties' duration: 4:35
'Fantasia' duration: 5:17
Recording: 'Fantasia' recorded on Move Records

Festival Music for Brass and Percussion (1978-79)
2 Picc Tpt, 3 Tpt (Flugel), 4 Hn, 3 Trb, Ten Tba., 2 Bass Tba, Timps, 3 Perc
duration: 25.00
Publisher: Australian Music Centre

Centripetal Serenade for Brass Trio (1983)
Tpt, Hn, Trb
duration: 7:05
Publisher: Australian Music Centre

Chaconne in Bb for Solo Tuba (1983)
duration: 5.45
Publisher: Warwick Music

Essay for Brass Quartet and Tuba Octet (1983)
2 Tpt, Hn, Trb, 2 Bari, 2 Euph, 2 Eb/F Tba, 2 CC/BBb Tba.
duration: 9:50
Publisher: Warwick Music

Maranoa Songs for Brass Quintet (1983)
brass quintet
duration: 8:53
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Recording: Move Records

Concerto for Bass Trombone (1984-85)
Versions for orchestra, concert band, brass band available
duration: 18:15
Publisher: Australian Music Centre (orchestra), Warwick Music (concert and brass bands)
Piano reduction available
Recording: STEMRA C13184 (brass band), Digital Archives Network (concert band)
Further information available

Five in the Afternoon (1986)
Tpt, Kybds (pno, cel, hpschd), Percussion
duration: 18:00
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Based on Federico García Lorca's poem Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías

Dance Suite for Three Tubas (1987)
Tenor Tba, Eb/F Tba, BBb/CC Tba
duration: 10:30
Publisher: Warwick Music

Music for Tubes and Sticks (1987-88)
Ten Trb, Bass Trb, 2 Perc, Aboriginal instruments
duration: 12:00
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Recording: Move Records MD3174

Fanfare for the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire (1994)
4 Tpt, Timp (opt.), Organ
duration: 1:10
Publisher: Australian Music Centre

A Song and Dance (2009)
8 horns
duration: 9:00
Publisher: Warwick Music

Sonata Circolare (2009)
French Hn, Pno
duration: 13:40
Publisher: Warwick Music


WOODWIND

Three Songs for Bassett Horn and Piano (1978)
duration: 14:30
Publisher: Australian Music Centre

The Children's Court (1990)
Clt/BClt, Hp
duration: 15:30
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Five miniatures for Clarinets and Harp

Invocation and Dance (1994)
Alto sax, Eb Clt, Bb Clt, BClt
duration: 3:40
Publisher: Australian Music Centre

Matters Arising (1997)
Multisax soloist (sop, alto, ten, bari, clt, bass clt); 2 Cor Ang, 2 BClt, CBsn, 2Vln, Vla, Vlc, CB, 5 perc
duration: 18:00
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Winner of the Best Work by an Australian Composer award, Sounds Australia Awards 1998
Recording: Tall Poppies TP132

Jacku (2002)
Picc/Fl/Al. Fl; Pno
duration: 9:00
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Based on a Quechua song

Jacku II (2003)
Picc/Fl/Al. Fl; Perc
duration: 9:00
Publisher: Southern Percussion
Based on a Quechua song

Sinfonia Concertante for Oboe and Small Orchestra (2007)
2020 2000 Timp Perc(1) Solo Oboe Stgs
duration: 23:00
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Piano reduction available

All at Sevens and Eights (2012)
Tenor Saxophone and Piano
duration: 10:15
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Recording: Cala Records CACD77021

Three Morphic Studies (2015)
Clarinet in Bb and piano
duration: 10:30
Publisher: Australian Music Centre


GUITAR

Aikon (2012)
Guitar duo
duration: 6:45

Stenka Rasin (2012)
Arrangement of the Russian folk song for guitar orchestra
2 Oct Guit, 4 Guit. parts, Bass Guit., opt. Accordian
duration: 3:35
Publisher: Australian Music Centre


STRINGS

Fantasia in G minor for Solo Violin (1981)
Vln.
duration: 10:00
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
A jazz-rock influenced unaccompanied solo

Divertimento for Four Violas, Cello, Bass and Percussion (1985)
4 Vla, Vlc, Cb, Perc (1)
duration: 16:00
Publisher: Australian Music Centre

The Anna Celliana Notebook (1988-89)
Three unaccompanied pieces for intermediate cellists
Vlc.
duration: 8:40
Publisher: Australian Music Centre

Concerto for Cello and Strings (2000-01)
Solo Vlc, Stgs
duration: 26:00
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Piano reduction available

Ajean (2004)
Vln, Vlc, Hp
duration: 15:30
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
A trio based on two bars of the opening of the Sibelius Violin Concerto.

A Sadly Diminished World Sonata after Shostakovich for cello and piano (2006)
Vlc, Pno
duration: 17:00
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Based on the bassoon cadenzas of Shostakovich's Ninth Symphony.

Chaconne in D minor (Bach) (2015)
Arrangements for solo violin and ensembles
(i) Chamber Orchestra (ii) String Orchestra (iii) String Quartet
duration: 13:00
Publisher: Composer


CHORAL

Liturgy for the 1993 NLMC Youth Congress
SATB, 4 Perc, Sop. solo, Bari. solo
duration: 35:00
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Language: English

Percussion Mass (1991)
SATB, 4 Perc
duration: 23:00
Publisher: Southern Percussion
Language: Latin

Austranimalia (1994)
Text: Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Jeni Flood, Ann Coleridge, Gavin Ewart.
SATB, Pno, Bass, Perc
duration: 12:00
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Language: English

Uncover the Harp! (2004)
SATB, 2 Hp, Sop. solo
duration: 10:35
Publisher: Salvi Harps
Language: English
Piano reduction available
Further information available

Percussion Requiem (2006-07)
SSAATTBB, 8 Perc; Sop, Mezzo, Contr, Tnr, Bari, Bass soloists
duration: 65:00
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Language: Latin
Piano reduction available

Two Choral Songs (2012)
Soprano solo and SATB choir, piano (or harp).
duration: 9:05
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Language: English.
A solo and choral setting of The Lord's Prayer from Tess of the d'Urbervilles; and an imaginery Celtic lament.

Clock Work (2016)
6 female and 6 male voices, Director and Chime Bars
duration: 6:00
Publisher: Composer
Language: English
A quasi-theatrical treatment of a text about time, including singing, noise-making and some movement.


VOCAL

Songs of Light and Shade (1989)
Text: Chris Wallace-Crabbe
Sop, Clt/BClt, Hp
duration: 16:00
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Language: English

The Illusionist (1993)
Text: Thomas Hardy
Bass, Pno
duration: 24:00
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Language: English
Setting of 11 Hardy poems

Remember (1994)
Text: Christina Rosetti
Sop/Mezzo, Pno
duration: 3:00
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Language: English

Three Neruda Love Songs (1994)
Text: Pablo Neruda
Sop. (or high mezzo), Hpschd, Hp, Guit/Charango (or octave guitar), Vlc, Perc.
duration: 20:00
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Language: Spanish

Ancient Person (1996)
Text: John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester
Mezzo, Pno
duration: 3:00
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Language: English

From the Suitcase of Marina Vlady (1999)
Text: Osip Mandelshtam, Dmitri Merezhkovsky, Nicolai Otsup, Mikhail Kuzmin, Oleg Chukhontsev
3333 4331 Hp Timp Perc Mezzo Stgs
duration: 20:30
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Language: Russian (with transliteration)
Piano reduction available

Fantasias for Feisty Females (2002-2003)
Cabaret songs
Text: Wendy Cope, e. e. cummings, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Paul Éluard, Phyllis McGinley, Dorothy Parker, Susan Kelly, Anon.
Female voice and piano (available in high and low voice keys).
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Language: English

Pater Noster The Lord's Prayer (2003)
Bari, Stg Quartet
duration: 6:15
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Language: Latin

The Constant North (2003)
Text: Edwin Morgan, Douglas Dunn, Liz Lochhead, George Mackay Brown, Robert Tait, J. F. Hendry
Sop, Fl, Alto sax., Bclt, Vln, Vla, Vlc.
duration: 14:15
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Language: English

Canciones Imaginarias (2005-06)
Text: Federico García Lorca
Sop, Pno
duration: 50:30
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Language: Spanish
Settings of 18 Lorca poems

Britten Folk Song Arrangements (2013)
Arrangements of Britten Folk Song settings for mezzo and chamber orchestra
1011 1000 Stgs
duration: 17:15
O Waly Waly, The Ash Grove, La belle est au jardin d'amour, The Salley Gardens, The Last Rose of Summer, Oliver Cromwell
Publisher: Composer
Language: English
SEE ALSO ORCHESTRAL and BAND ARRANGEMENTS for other folk song arrangements for mezzo and orchestra

Invocation and Soliloquy with Spirits (2014)
A scena for mezzo soprano based on Lady Macbeth
2222 2000 Timp TTBB Mezzo Strings
duration: 11:30
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Piano reduction available.
Language: English

Four Monteverdi Realisations (2015)
Contemporary realisations of Si dolce e'il tormento, Lamento d'Arianna, Con che soavita and Pur ti miro
Sop, Mezzo, Flutes, Percussion, Piano
duration: 19:40
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Language: Italian

Of Death and Gardens (2015)
Three songs on Australian poets
Text: Philip Hodgins, Amy Witting, Clive James.
Voice and piano
duration: 9:30
The Garden, Figure in a Landscape, Japanese Maple
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Language: English

Strange Meetings (2016)
Song cycle for bass voice and orchestra
Text: A E Houseman, Harold Monro, Thomas Hardy
3333 4331 timp perc hp bass stgs
duration: 18:15
The True Lover, Go Now Beloved, A Gentleman's Epitaph
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Piano reduction available
Language: English


OPERA

Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1994-2000)
Three act opera
Text: Based on the novel by Thomas Hardy
duration: 3hr
Language: English
Piano reduction available

La Casa de Bernarda Alba (2007-2008)
1 act chamber opera
Text: Based on the play by Federico García Lorca
7 voices (3 soprano, 2 mezzo, 2 contralto), Ob/CAng, Clt/BClt/Eb Clt, Hn, Hp, Perc, 2 Vla, 2Vlc, Cb
duration: 70min
Language: Spanish
Piano reduction available


ORCHESTRAL

Chaconne in D minor (Bach)
See STRINGS
For Chamber Orchestra or String Orchestra

Festival Overture (1981)
3332 4331 Timp Perc Hp Stgs
duration: 7:05
Publisher: Australian Music Centre

Fantasia on a Fragment of Martinu (1982)
2222 4331 Timp Perc Hp Stgs
duration: 16:40
Publisher: Australian Music Centre

Symphonic Meditation on 'Tess' (2002)
3333 4331 Timp Perc Hp Stgs
duration: 12:00
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Based on themes from the opera Tess of the D'Urbervilles.
See also: OPERA

Sinfonietta for Two Orchestras (2009)
Symphony Orchestra (3333 4331 Timp Perc Stgs) and Jazz Orchestra (8 brass, 5 saxes, 4 rhythm)
duration: 23:30
Publisher: Australian Music Centre

Phases (2010)
Suite based on paintings of David Alexander Cross
2222 2000 2Perc Hp Stgs
duration: 15:25
Publisher: Australian Music Centre

Imaginary Dances (2017)
2222 2200 timp perc stgs
duration: 16:40
Publisher: Composer
Four movements: Air Dance, Earth Dance, Waltz for Winter, Danza Iberica


OTHER CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

Phlogiston (2000)
2Ob, 4Hn
duration: 6:00
Publisher: Australian Music Centre

The Great Raspberry Jam Session A Competition for Ensemble and Audience (2001)
Fl, Alto Sax, BClt, Vln, Vla, Vlc, Pno (opt) & audience.
duration: variable
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
A highly flexible piece involving audience participation, especially designed for workshopping in schools.


PERCUSSION

Two Solos for Side Drum (1979)
duration: 2:20 and 2:45
Publisher: Mostly Marimba
UK buyers click Southern Percussion

Sonata for Side Drum and Percussion Trio (1980)
Solo SD, 3 Perc
duration: 9:15
Publisher: Mostly Marimba

Duets for One Marimba (1982)
Marimba two players
duration: 13:00
Publisher: Shawnee Press

Two Fanfares for Percussion Ensemble (1984-85)
5 Perc, 7 Perc
duration: 1:15 and 1:30
Publisher: Southern Percussion

Antiphon for Two Drummers (1986)
2 Perc
duration: 3:05
Publisher: Mostly Marimba
UK buyers click Southern Percussion

Concerto da Camera for Percussion and Strings (1987-88)
Solo Perc, Stgs
duration: 15:00
Publisher: Southern Percussion
Piano reduction available

Concert Pieces for Timpani and Piano (1990)
Timp, Pno
duration: 11:30
Publisher: Mostly Marimba
UK buyers click Southern Percussion

Fiesta (1993)
Flamenco-based dance theatre piece
Solo Timp, 4 Perc, Sop, Dancers, Director
duration: 22:00
Publisher: Australian Music Centre

Alegrias (1996)
8 Perc
duration: 8:15
Publisher: Southern Percussion
Based on the flamenco choreography of Eduardo López

Donnerkreis (1996)
8 timpani, 8 players
duration: 5:45
Publisher: Mostly Marimba

Marimba Etudes (2001-02)
Solo marimba
duration: 13:45
Publisher: Mostly Marimba
Four studies for intermediate marimbist

Jacku II (2003)
For flutes and percussion
See under WOODWIND

Concerto for Marimba and Small Orchestra (2004)
2000 2200 Timp 3Perc Hp Solo Mar Strings
duration: 22:00
Publisher: Southern Percussion
Piano reduction available

Ix6 (2013)
Solo Percussionist
duration: 10:00
Publisher: Southern Percussion
A percussion theatre piece based on The Ages of Man, requiring the player to act and vocalise.


PIANO

Cross Purposes (2008)
Seven etudes for solo piano based on paintings of David Alexander Cross.
duration: 19:00
Publisher: Australian Music Centre

One Minute Wonders (2010)
24 Preludes in all keys
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Pieces in traditional forms with a contemporary edge, for intermediate to advanced piano students.


HARP

Ajean
Hp, Vln, Vlc
See STRINGS

Andalucia
16 harps/8 harps
duration: 3:33
Publisher: Cala Music Publishing
Score cat no CMP0119-11
Recording: Cala CACD0119
Further information available

Les Chansons du Piaf
La vie en rose/L'hymne a l'amour/Non, je ne regrette rien
16 harps
duration: 8:24
Recording: Cala CACD0119
Further information available

Muo Li Hua (Jasmine Flower)
Arrangement of the famous Chinese folk song
16 harps/8 harps
duration: 3:36
Publisher: Cala Music Publishing
Score cat no CMP0119-05
Recording: Cala CACD0119
Further information available

My Baby Just Cares for Me
8 harps/6 harps
duration: 3:32
Publisher: Cala Music Publishing
Score cat no CMP0119-07
Recording: Cala CACD0119
Further information available

Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
16 harps/8 harps
duration: 8:56
Publisher: Cala Music Publishing
Score cat no CMP0119-01
Recording: Cala CACD0119
Further information available

Songs of Light and Shade
Hp, Clt/BClt, Sop
See VOCAL

The Carnival of Venice
The Possee solo accompanied by string orchestra
Hp, Stgs
See ORCHESTRAL and BAND ARRANGEMENTS

The Children's Court
Hp, Clt/BClt
See WOODWIND

The Music of the Night
16 harps/8 harps
duration: 4:46
Publisher: Cala Music Publishing
Score cat no CACD0119-13
Recording: Cala CACD0119
Further information available

The Windmills of Your Mind
16 harps/8 harps
duration: 4:27
Publisher: Cala Music Publishing
Score cat no CMP0119-08
Recording: Cala CACD0119

Uncover the Harp!
2Hp, SATB, Sop
See CHORAL


BRASS ARRANGEMENTS

A Romp With Lennie Bernstein medly
2 Bari Hn, 2 Euph, 2 F/Eb Tba, 2 CC/BBb Tba, Pno, Perc

By George Gershwin medly
2 Bari Hn, 4 Euph, 2 Eb/F Tba, 2 CC/BBb Tba, Drs

Czardas
Monti's Czardas as a trombone solo
Solo Trb, 2 Tpt, Hn, Tba/Bass Trb

Ellingbones Duke Ellington medly
Features trombone and tuba/bass trombone
Brass Quintet

LeGrande Brass Michel Legrande medly
for large brass ensemble

St Louis Blues March
2 Bari Hn, 2 Euph, 2 Eb/F Tba, 2 CC/BBb Tba, Drs

Strike Up The Band Gershwin medly
for large brass ensemble

The King and I Selection
Large brass ensemble with percussion

Sing Sing Sing (2002)
Solo Tpt, Picc Tpt, 8 Tpt, 4 Flghn, 2 BTpt, Guit, Bass, Drs
duration: 5:22
Publisher: Cala Music Publishing
Score cat no CMP0113-01
Also available from CMP as a full orchestral arrangement
Recording: Cala CACD0120
Further information available

The Carnival of Venice (2003)
Solo Tpt, Solo Cnt, Eb Tpt, 3 Tpt, 3 Cnt, BTpt, Bass, Timp, Perc
duration: 8:48
Publisher: Cala Music Publishing
Score cat no CMP0114-07
Also available from CMP in a concert band arrangment
Recording: Cala CACD0120
Further information available


PERCUSSION ARRANGEMENTS

Baba Yaga and The Great Gate of Kiev
Two movements of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition
8 Perc

Brandenburg Concerto No.3 (Bach)
3rd movt.
3 marimbas, 3 vibraphones, bass marimba

Carmina Burana excerpts
8 Perc

Chromatic Foxtrot
George Hamilton Green's novelty rag for xylophone solo and small group
Solo Xylo, 2 vln, tpt, trb, clt, picc, tuba, drs

Sevillana
From Albeniz' Suite Espanola
Marimba Quintet

The Cascades
Scot Joplin's rag
Marimba two players
Publisher: Mostly Marimba


ORCHESTRAL AND BAND ARRANGEMENTS

English Folk Songs Blow The Wind Southerly, I Know Where I'm Going, O Waly Waly
Mezzo, Orch. 1111 1100 Timp Perc Stgs
Publisher: Composer
SEE ALSO VOCAL for other folk song arrangements for mezzo and orchestra

Multicultural Variations on Waltzing Matilda
2222 4331 Timp Perc Hp Pno Stgs
duration: 8:00
Publisher: Australian Music Centre

Sing Sing Sing
Solo Tpt, Orch: 3333 4331 Timp Perc Drs Guit Stgs
duration: 5:23
Publisher: Cala Music Publishing
Score cat no CMP9000-12
See brass arrangements
Further information available

The Carnival of Venice
Solo Tpt, Solo Cnt, Concert Band
duration: 8:48
Publisher: Cala Music Publishing
Score cat no CMP9000-02
See brass arrangements
Further information available

The Carnival of Venice
William Possee's harp solo with string orchestra accompaniment
Solo Hp, Stgs
duration: 11:15
Publisher: Cala Music Publishing
Score cat no CMP9000-01
Piano reduction also available
Further information available

 

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