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:
How much does it cost? Well, for a private or free performance, it's free. For a public performance, you must credit me in any program listings and send me a copy of the program. I may also want a pair of tickets to any performance for which there is an admission charge. If you record any of these compositions or arrangements, you will have to pay standard publishing royalties for the recording rights. Contact me for details on this. If you'd like to make other contributions to my music fund, you can send cash or checks to me at:

Don Hosek
1548 N La Salle Dr, #206
Chicago, IL 60610
You 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

Midi realization

Score
Flute 1
Flute 2
Flute 3
Flute 4
Eb Flute
Alto Flute 1
Alto Flute 2
Bass Flute

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 many listeners.

This is a fairly simple arrangement and even the lowest-level players should be able to find some part which they can play.