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Gloria Wilson Swisher

Choral Music : Small Ensemble

Beat! Beat! Drums!

A most suitable composition for excellent college or experienced community choirs is the exciting and challenging BEAT! BEAT! DRUMS! Text by Walt Whitman
SATB, 2 Trumpets, Timpani, Piano

Beat! Beat! Drums!

ProductPrice
25 Choral Parts$95.00
Full Score$15.00

God is Gone Up With a Merry Noise

A most interesting work, very suitable for church choirs, can be found in GOD IS GONE UP IN A MERRY NOISE. SATB, Piano or Organ

God is Gone Up With a Merry Noise

ProductPrice
Choral / Piano-Organ Score$8.00

Let Us Celebrate

An especially suitable work for festive occasions is LET US CELEBRATE that will challenge the interest of excellent college or community choirs.
SATB, 2 Trumpets, Piano

Let Us Celebrate

ProductPrice
Full Score/ Parts$15.00

Psalm 150

The music of PSALM 150 mirrors its expressive text and is most suitable for performance by college or community choirs.
SATB, 2 Trumpets, Timpani, Piano

Psalm 150

ProductPrice
Full Score$40.00
Full Score/ Parts (Trumpets & Timpani)$55.00

Two Faces of Love

TWO FACES OF LOVE, based upon two poems by Shakespeare in which one presents constant love and the other fickle love, can prove to be an interesting challenge for college or professional choirs.
SATB, Piano

Two Faces of Love

ProductPrice
Choral / Piano Score$12.00

Instrumental Music

Transcending

TRANSCENDING describes a battle against opposing forces, ending in a peaceful victory. The words of Martin Luther's "Ein feste Burg" were the inspiration, and the melody of the choral is incorporated into the composition. In the coda, the last line of another hymn, as set to the tune "Hyfrydol," is quoted: Lost in wonder, love and praise."

Short and expressive, TRANSCENDING requires a solid piano technique
Pianoforte (Solo)

Transcending

ProductPrice
Piano Score$10.00

Instrumental Music : Large Ensemble

Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra

“The audience can virtually feel the electrically and emotionally charged atmosphere of this concerto as the clarinet and orchestra are put though their paces in this extraordinarily well orchestrated composition.”

Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra

ProductPrice
Full Score/ Full Set of Parts$160.00
Full Score$40.00
Solo Part with Piano$30.00

Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

Written for a smaller orchestra, the score calls for the traditional body of strings plus three single woodwind instruments (oboe, clarinet, bassoon), three brass instruments (horn, trumpet, trombone), harp and percussion. This ensemble was chosen to provide a wide palette of instrument colors, while preserving the careful balance that must be maintained with the flute soloist. 

Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

ProductPrice
Full Score/ Full Set of Parts$125.00
Full Score$50.00
Solo Flute with Piano Accompaniment$20.00

Niigata No Sumie

NIIGATA NO SUMIE is an exciting and challenging concerto in which the individual movements are expressive of the Japanese city and its varied nature,
Concertino for Piano and Orchestra

Niigata No Sumie

ProductPrice
Full Score/ Parts$110.00
Full Score$30.00
Piano Score$15.00

Instrumental Music : Small Ensemble

Caprichos

CAPRICHOS is technically demanding and based on Spanish style.”
Guitar and Piano

Caprichos

ProductPrice
Full Score and guitar part$20.00
PDF Version$12.00

Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (Arranged for Flute with Piano Accompaniment)

Flute and Piano

Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (Arranged for Flute with Piano Accompaniment)

ProductPrice
Flute / Piano Score$20.00

Pas de trois

This is a dance in musical terms, and was composed for three exceptional performers and musicians. The "Adagio" movement would be suitable for classical ballet partners, and has the name of the first slow, lyrical part of a classical pas de deux.
Piano Trio (Flute, Violin and Pianoforte)

Pas de trois

ProductPrice
Flute Part, Violin Part, Piano Score$25.00

Vocal Music : Solo

Montana

MONTANA is a setting of contrasting poems by three Montana pre-college students.
Six Songs for Mezzosoprano or Baritone

Montana

ProductPrice
Voice and Piano Score$15.00

Sisters

The texts chosen for SISTERS this work are about social issues, rather than the more common subject of romantic love.

For Soprano Solo and Piano

Sisters

ProductPrice
Song Cycle for Voice and Piano$15.00

Sonnets for Donald

SONNETS FOR DONALD are composed for an accomplished soprano or a mezzo-soprano.
Soprano Solo and Piano

Sonnets for Donald

ProductPrice
Voice and Piano Score$15.00

Gloria Wilson Swisher (b.1935)
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Gloria Wilson Swisher was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1935. She holds music degrees from the University of Washington, Mills College, and the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Her composition teachers were John Verrall, Darius Milhaud, Bernard Rogers, and Howard Hanson. She is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Swisher's compositions include works for solo instruments, solo voices and small ensembles, as well as concerti and compositions for band, wind ensemble, orchestra, and chorus, both accompanied and a cappella. She has written two musicals and three operas, as well as settings of the Service of Holy Communion and choir anthems for church services.

Her music is strongly tonal in its overall harmonic language, with clear rhythmic organization and contrapuntal lines. Many of her compositions were written on commission, and she worked closely with the soloists and/or conductors to ensure that the resulting music was performable as well as challenging.

Swisher's compositions have been published by C. F. Peters, Carl Fischer, Hinshaw and others. She has taught at Washington State University, Pacific Lutheran University, Shoreline Community College, and most recently at the University of Washington. She performs regularly as a duo pianist with Nancy Matesky.

Swisher is a founding member of Ars Nova Press, Inc.

Many of the Composers published by Ars Nova Press® have numerous publications available from other publishing houses. Although these works are not available from Ars Nova Press®, we have compiled a list of these publications in an effort to promote our composers and their works.

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