R. Christopher Teichler, Composer

2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones; 2005 $15

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Commissioned by the Lincoln Park Brass, the piece is based on DIVINUM MYSTERIUM, a 13th century plainsong most well known as “Of the Father's Love Begotten." This piece is a nice addition to a Christmas holiday program or service.

 

 

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Piano, 2009 $12
2016
R. Christopher Teichler

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Three arrangements of old hymns and one original tune comprise this collection; suitable for offertories, communion, or other special music needs.

 

 

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Flute, Trumpet and Piano, 2005 $10

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This African-American spiritual is one of my favorite songs. The simplicity of the melody and text is truly inspiring, and I tried to play to these strengths.

 

 

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Trumpet and Piano, 2014 $10

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Commissioned by Dr. R. Allen Lott, this setting of the familiar Advent tune is for B-flat or C trumpet and piano.

 

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Trumpet and Piano, 1998 $8

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Written for piano and trumpet, this arrangement is suitable for church offertories or special music. This is a reflective and intimate setting on a hymn tune which is often found in more majestic contexts.

 

 

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Violin and Piano, 2006 $15

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Commissioned by Chicago area violinist Jeri-Lou Zike, in honor her mother. This medley of two beloved hymns ("Pass Me Not" and "I Need Thee Every Hour") features rich harmonies. My intent was to create a very intimate setting that could symbolize silent and reverent prayer.

 

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Orchestra, 2015 $125

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For church or school orchestras, this medium-advanced piece is a musical reflection on Philippians 4:7:
           "And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

 

 

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Brass Quintet, 2008 $20

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ELLACOMBE is most commonly known as the tune for the Isaac Watts hymn "I Sing the Mighty Power of God." This very spirited setting for brass quintet is an appropriate service prelude or call to worship.

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Solo Flute, 2009

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My wife Sarah asked me to write this for her to play at her Grandfather's funeral. This old spiritual song is simple, yet profound; it is plain, yet rich; it is mournful, yet uplifting and glorious. It is one of the most beautiful songs our world has ever known.

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Orchestra, 2017, $75

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Based on the hymn tune HYFRYDOL. A well-known hymn tune, I wanted to make sure that it was always recognizable in my setting, not wanting to hid it with melodic variation or alteration. The uniqueness of this arrangement, then, lies in the harmonization, textures and orchestral colors that support the familiar tune.

 

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Violin/Piano, 2008 $15

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Commissioned by Jeri-Lou Zike, this piece is a setting of two hymns, COME THOU FOUNT OF EVERY BLESSING and HOLY, HOLY, HOLY. The violin part is extremely demanding and appropriate for highly skilled violinists.

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Brass Trio, 2015 $8

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For Brass Trio (Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone). This fanfare setting of the tune SOLID ROCK works well as a prelude, offertory or other special music.

 

 

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Flute and Piano, 2014 $10

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Based on the well-known hymn "I Surrender All."

 

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Flute and Piano, 2011 $8

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A contemplative setting of the familiar hymn tune for Flute and Piano.

 

 

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Brass Quintet, 2011 $10

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VENI EMMANUEL is best known as the Christmas carol "O Come, O Come Emmanuel."  This setting for brass quintet is in the style of a fantasy.

 

 

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Flute, Piano; 1999 $10

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The melody of this SACRED HARP song is very simple, yet lovely. The harmonies are very stark and haunting, and I wanted to bring out these inherent strengths in my arrangement.

 

 

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