Chamber music compositions and arrangements by
D. A. Hosek
At present this page is a bit sparse while I finish up some works
in progress, but I wanted to get one arrangement published after some
interest was expressed.
Some quick FAQs:
Don HosekYou may also contribute by buying some stuff from Amazon.com or zzounds.com (note that you have to pass through these links before purchaseing). In the future, I'll include links to particular pieces items which I think might be of interest.
How do I read the music files? You need Adobe Acrobat reader. Follow the link to get a copy.
How to I play the midi files? I've never been able to help anyone else with this. It works fine on my computer. That's all I know.
|Ode to Joy - Flute Choir|
Performance notes: This piece can actually be played with
various subsets of the full orchestration with flutes 1 and 2
forming the essential core of the arrangement. I would recommend
to make the piece interesting to the listener, adding and
dropping the other backing parts to alter the color of the piece
as it progresses. Note that Flute 4 and Alto 2 are playing the same
part which can be lost in the arrangement if not doubled like
this. This arrangement would be a good educational piece for
playing in schools to show how whole can be more than just the
sum of the parts. As a demonstration, have flute 1 play the first
4-8 bars, then flute 2 play the same. Then have them play
together. The emergence of the melody from what seemed to be a
fairly random set of notes previously will seem almost magical to
This is a fairly simple arrangement and even the lowest-level players should be able to find some part which they can play.