"Il catalogo è questo"

This collection of scores is a result of my conviction that many music teachers, conductors and music associations are constantly searching for suitable musical material for their students. The work I am engaged in for Associazione Prima Materia could be also useful for other situations and rather than leave it to gather dust (or the equivalent inside a computer) launching it online could save someone somewhere some hours of preparation.

Prima Materia is an association which thinks of music in its social context. We encourage young and 'diversely young' musicians to play together right from the very beginning – at least the 3-4 notes available to the performer can be linked to another 3-4 notes from another instrument. In addition the scores reflect the free choice of instrument that the student has made, resulting in unorthodox ensembles, sometimes with surprising sonorities. Not only do the arrangements reflect the instrumental forces available in that particular academic year but often they come with name and surname of the player attached, in the sense that maybe I have a particularly accomplished oboist or marimba player participating in the ensemble that year. Because of this it is improbable that the scores as they stand are useful to anybody: infact the different versions of some pieces indicate clearly the need to reorganise the score to suit everchanging needs.
This is a work in progress which can and should be continually improved – I await your suggestions.

Finally Prima Materia is in constant need of financial support. These scores are available freely but any contribution is gratefully received. Remember that if this work saves you time - time is . . . time is energy, time is caring, time is the space music inhabits.
If you would like us to provide a version which suits your specific needs and which you yourselves don't feel equipped to do, maybe it is possible to help out. Get in touch and request your custom arrangement.

Happy browsing, and we look forward to hearing your impressions.

Henry Brown

P.S. Now there is a new website: henrybrownmusic.com dedicated to my compositions and my arrangements for concerts. The scores are not free, but all proceeds from sales will go directly to Prima Materia. Take a look.

Scores database

Browse this database using the drop-down menus below to narrow your search. The free "title" and "instruments" search fields allow you to search for a specific piece, or an arrangement that contains one or more specific instruments (pay attention to the spelling of the words).

Click on the title of a piece to access the complete information and the files of the relative scores. Click on a column header to sort the results by that attribute.

N. cat. Titolo Sort descending Compositore Tipologia Organico Difficoltà Durata
184c Amacord Suite Rota, Nino Strumentale Orchestrale Intermedio 2:00-5:00
066b America Bernstein, Leonard Orchestrale 5:00-10:00
188a And The Sounds Clash and Clang Bartok, Bela Strumentale 7-10 piccola ensemble Semplice < 2:00
030a Aquarium Saint-Saens, Camille Strumentale 7-10 piccola ensemble < 2:00
167 Atom Heart Mother Pink Floyd Orchestrale Avanzato > 30:00
003a Au Clair de la Lune Trad. Strumentale 7-10 piccola ensemble Principianti < 2:00
003b Au Clair de la Lune Trad. Strumentale 7-10 piccola ensemble Principianti < 2:00
099a Ausencia Bregovic, Goran Strumentale 7-10 piccola ensemble Avanzato 2:00-5:00
099b Ausencia Bregovic, Goran Strumentale 7-10 piccola ensemble Avanzato 2:00-5:00
195 Baco Gigi Marasco, Riccardo Vocale Semplice < 2:00
054b Ballata del Magnaccia Weill, Kurt 10-20 ensemble Intermedio 2:00-5:00
168 Belle Qui Tiens Ma Vie Anon. Strumentale Trio < 2:00
121a Bohemian Rhapsody Queen Orchestrale Intermedio 5:00-10:00
227b Bona Nott'e Bonos Annos Strumentale Semplice < 2:00
227a Bona Nott'e Bonos Annos (3 voci) Intermedio < 2:00
125a Bridgesinging! Brown, Henry Semplice < 2:00
175a Bydlo Moussorgsky, Modest Strumentale 10-20 ensemble 2:00-5:00
071 Cabaret Kander, John Quintetto Avanzato 2:00-5:00
085a Cabaret Kander, John 10-20 ensemble Avanzato 2:00-5:00
214a Cade L'uliva (3 voci) Intermedio < 2:00
214b Cade L'uliva (trio d'archi) Strumentale Trio Intermedio < 2:00
247 Cancion de Bourg Madame (3 voci) Intermedio < 2:00
073a Canto d'Autunno Trad. 7-10 piccola ensemble Principianti < 2:00
021a Canto di Guerra Schumann, Robert Strumentale 10-20 ensemble < 2:00
021b Canto di Guerra Schumann, Robert Strumentale 10-20 ensemble < 2:00