"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
021c Canto di Guerra Schumann, Robert Strumentale 10-20 ensemble < 2:00
055b Caravan Ellington, Duke Strumentale 10-20 ensemble Avanzato 2:00-5:00
055c Caravan Ellington, Duke Strumentale 10-20 ensemble Avanzato 2:00-5:00
011a Carnavalita Trad. Strumentale Orchestrale Semplice < 2:00
011b Carnavalita Trad. Strumentale Quintetto Semplice < 2:00
104a Castelivi Fiesta de la Santa Cruz Civil i Castellvi, Francesc Strumentale 10-20 ensemble Avanzato < 2:00
182a Catacombae, Con lingua Moussorgsky, Modest Strumentale Orchestrale Intermedio 2:00-5:00
082a Cello Concerto Ibert, Albert Strumentale 10-20 ensemble Avanzato 10:00-15:00
057a Ci Vuole Orecchio Jannacci, Enzo 10-20 ensemble Intermedio 2:00-5:00
197a Ci Vuole un Fiore Endrigo, Sergio Vocale
197b Ci Vuole Un Fiore Endrigo, Sergio Strumentale Sestetto Semplice < 2:00
037c Cinema Satie, Erik Strumentale
237 Come Count the Time (canone) Vocale Semplice < 2:00
202 Come Follow Me (canone) Vocale < 2:00
015a Concerto per 2 sassofoni e orchestra Ibert, Jaques Strumentale 10-20 ensemble Avanzato 10:00-15:00
013a Concerto per 2 Violoncelli e Orchestra Handel, George Frederick Strumentale 10-20 ensemble Avanzato 10:00-15:00
198 Coscine di Pollo Vocale Semplice < 2:00
094a Country Club Scott, Joplin Strumentale Sestetto Intermedio 2:00-5:00
044c Croquis et Agaceries Satie, Erik Strumentale 10-20 ensemble Avanzato 2:00-5:00
140a Cu ti lu Dissi Trad. Semplice 2:00-5:00
174a Dance des Mirlitons Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilich Strumentale 10-20 ensemble Avanzato 2:00-5:00
024a Dance Suite Seiber, Matyas Strumentale 7-10 piccola ensemble Semplice
024b Dance Suite Seiber, Matyas Strumentale 10-20 ensemble Semplice
024c Dance Suite Seiber, Matyas Strumentale 10-20 ensemble Semplice
045c Dance Suite (Basse Dance) Susato, Tielmann Strumentale Orchestrale 5:00-10:00