List of Works
Composer and Clarinetist Sean Osborn has traveled the world as soloist, chamber musician, and during his eleven years with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. A recipient of an “Accomplished Musician” award from the IBLA Grand Prize, 15 ASCAPlus awards, and grants from Jack Straw, Sean has been commissioned by the Cornish College of the Arts, and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Woodwind Quintet, and multiple solo performers. His compositions have been widely performed by amateurs, students, and professionals, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Auburn Symphony, Philharmonia Northwest, and members of the American Saxophone Quartet, the orchestras of New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, the MET and participants in the Marlboro Music Festival. Mr. Osborn's compositions have also been featured on recordings by Cambria and Albany records, and reviewers have called his music full of "ingenious antiphony and counterpoint" (ClassicalNet), "fun-to-play" (The Clarinet), "engaging" (Fanfare), and "impetuous" (Hoeffner Volksblatt).
Combining multiple styles and genres (Modern, Gregorian, Rock, Folk, Post-Minimal, etc.) with the styles of his Celtic and Native American heritage, Mr. Osborn achieves a synthesis like no other. Complex overlapping rhythm and ostinati often combine with multiple simultaneous tempos and free melodies. "Extended techniques" make up his wide and colorful palette, with each unusual sound always in service to the musical expression.
Unless otherwise noted, all music is published by Octogram Press. Please contact me if you wish to purchase any music, or borrow scores to peruse, or use the convenient PayPal buttons. All prices include shipping and handling to the US.
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Many of these files are free to download as pdfs. If you cannot read these files, try downloading the petrucci font here, the Finale program font pack here, or finale reader here.
Claude Debussy Preludes for Orchestra - Complete orchestration of Debussy's Preludes for Piano, Book I. Score and recordings here
(2005) Deck with Joy, Double Fugue for Orchestra - 5.5 min. Double fugue with Deck the Halls, and Joy to the World as the subjects.
Score and parts: $50
Listen (midi mp3 file)
(2003) Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra - written for Trombonist Don Immel - 16 min. Playable by High School/College/Amateur level orchestras and professional trombonists.
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(2002) Symphony No. 1 September 11th - 25 min. long for full orchestra. Begun September 11, 2001. Three movements, played without break. Unpremiered.
Score/Parts on request.
(1997) Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra with Percussion - Written for Metropolitan Opera Oboist John Ferrillo. 22 min. The inner movements are based on songs by Enya.
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(2005) Deck with Joy Double Fugue for Band 5.5 min Double fugue with Deck the Halls, and Joy to the World as the subjects.
Listen (midi mp3 file)
(2003) Concerto for Trombone and Band - written for Trombonist Don Immel - 16 min. Playable by High School/College/Amateur level bands and professional trombonists.
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(2002) Symphony No. 2 for Band - 30 min. Challenging for players, accessible to audiences. Four movements, colorful orchestrations, dance and song themes in traditional forms. The last movement is a double fugue. Unpremiered.
Parts on request.
First movement - MIDI recording Score. First movement is in traditional Sonata form, with a chromatic first theme full of energy, and a beautiful second theme in 5/8. A fugue developement leads to a free-form re-cap and beauty-culminating coda. Themes are constantly morphing from instrument to instrument bringing new dimensions of color to the ensemble that specializes in color: the Band.
II - Mosaic Recording. Score. Mosaic pieces of themes are interwoven over ostinato in beautiful layers as the arch form reaches its peak, then subsides.
III - Song Recording. Score. Three lyrical themes in verses and choruses separately and together, with a beautiful layered coda.
IV - Jig Recording. Score. A double fugue featuring many original themes and "The Weaver and the Factory Maid." The second fugue is the inverse augmented retrograde of the first. A short homage to Grainger brings the folk song back with beautiful, crunchy harmony at the end.
(2001) Bulldog March for Band - 4.5 min. - Grade 4.
Score/Parts $50. Listen (mp3 file)
(2000) Fantasy on "Lo, How a Rose e'er Blooming" For Junior High Band - 3.5 min - Grade 3.
Downloadable Score FREE
(2015) Epitaph for a capella SSAATTBB chorus. On a text by Merrit Malloy, used with permission
Score (with piano part for rehearsal)
(2012)Fantasy Variations for Viola and 'Cello - 4 minutes. Light-hearted and Tonal, also a version for Clarinet and Bass clarinet
(2011, rev. 2014) Trio No. 2 for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon - Tired of light, short music for reed trio? This is your piece! A major work of 25 minutes and four movements.
I. Allegro Score, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Video
II. Scherzo Score, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Video
III. Slow Score, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Video
IV Rondeau Score, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Video
(2009) Lyric Pieces - Quartets for Violin, Clarinet, 'Cello, and Piano. Download Score, Parts, and Recordings HERE
(2008) Theme and Three Variations for Piano - 11 min. - Piano piece with a LOT of leeway for the performer to put their stamp on it.
Theme (Finale *.mus file)
Variation I (Finale *.mus file)
Variation II (Finale *.mus file)
Variation III (Finale *.mus file)
Theme (mp3 file)
Variation I (mp3 file)
Variation II (mp3 file)
Variation III (mp3 file)
(2005) 12-4-6 - 12 min. - Sextet for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, 'Cello, Percussion, and Piano. Twelve pitches in twelve minutes for six players. The mood, volume, and number of pitches available to use follows a hyperbolic curve up and down (and from calm to activity) over the course of the 12 minutes, peaking at 7 minutes. Each pitch is then removes in the order in which it was introduced. For example, for the first minute, all we here is F, then we get E and play between the two, then C, etc., ending on A-flat.
Bound Score and Parts: $25
(2004) Quintet for Clarinet and Strings - "The Beatles" - 21 min. - Beatles songs used compositionally for more than just an arrangement. 19 songs in four movements. Published by permission from Hal Leonard.
Score and Parts: $25
I. For Eleanor excerpt
II. Mother Julia Will excerpt
III. Chaos excerpt
IV. I've got nowhere, love sunshine. Think writer. Because, the end. excerpt
(2001) Miniature Trio - 7 min. - Familiar forms (sonata-allegro, scherzo-trio, song, and rondo) done with the absolute minimum length needed to fulfill all the rules. Part one can be played on Oboe, Clarinet, or Violin; part two on Clarinet or Viola; and part three on Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, 'Cello, or Trombone, thus giving you a Reed Trio, a String Trio, a Clarinet Trio, or any combination. $15 for bound score and 6 parts. Download is FREE
I. Sonata-Allegro Recording Score Parts
II. Scherzo Recording Score Parts
III. Song Recording Score Parts
IV. Rondo Recording Score Parts
(2000) Serenade for Woodwinds (Pic, Fl, Ob, EH, Eb Cl, Bb Cl, Bs Cl, A Sax, T Sax, and BN) - 60 min. - a major work of large scope. Pointellism, Minimalism, Rock and everything in between. Written as a 20th Century companion to Mozart's Gran Partitta.
Parts on request.
IV. The Blender
II. Mosaic (complete)
IV. The Blender
VI. Jig - 1
VI. Jig - 2
(1995/1999) Sonata for Violin and Piano - 17 min. - An ecclectic mixture of Celtic polyrhythms, avant garde construction and "new age" sounds. $15
I. April Morning Recording, Violin, Score.
II. Night Music Recording Violin, Score.
III. Jig Recording Violin, Score.
(1999) Romanza for 'Cello and Piano - 5 min. - Written for Gerald and Susan Kagan. Also available for Viola, Clarinet, or Bassoon and Piano - specify instrument when ordering. $15
(1997) Brief Duet for Bassoon and Clarinet - 12 min. - Fun, professional-level piece.
I. Very Fast - mp3 Free Download Sheet Music: Score, Clarinet, Bassoon
II. Freely - mp3, Score, Clarinet, Bassoon
III. Waltz - mp3, Score, Clarinet, Bassoon
IV. Moderate - mp3, Score, Clarinet, Bassoon
$15 for hard copy
(1995) Quintet for Clarinet and Strings No. 1 - 20 min. - Five movements, tonal, beautiful, simple. $20
II. Tempets in a Teacup
Free Score and Parts
To purchase a bound score and parts, click button below.
(1993) The Mating Call of the Warthog for Basson and Contrabassoon - a short self-explanitory piece. $10
(2016)Four Moods for Two Bass Clarinets - 12 minutes, four movements. Showcasing the vast palette of colors and sounds available on the Bass Clarinet, in service to musical expression.
I. Dramatic and II. Creepy Score
III. Fun and IV. Contemplative Score
(2014)A Day at the Opera/A Night at the Races for Clarinet in A (or Basset Clarinet in A) and Piano - 20 minutes, 3 movements. This sonata is based on the music of Queen, all with permission of the copyright holders. Songs are used motivically, and include We Will Rock You, Under Pressure, Bohemian Rhapsody, Love of my Life, Death on Two Legs, Tie Your Mother Down, and many others.
(2013) Suite of Music by William Byrd for Three B-flat Clarinets and Bass Clarinet - 20 Minutes, 6 movements.
I. O Mistris Myne Score, 1, 2, 3, Bass, Recording
II. Pavana. The Earle of Salisbury Score, 1, 2, 3, Bass, Recording
III. Galiarda Score, 1, 2, 3, Bass, Recording
IV. Galiardas Passamezzo Score, 1, 2, 3, Bass, Recording
V. The Carman's Whistle Score, 1, 2, 3, Bass, Recording
VI. Tregian's Ground Score, 1, 2, 3, Bass, Recording
(2012) Fantasy Variations for Clarinet and Bass Clarinet - 4 minutes.
Part of my new Commissioning Project, commissioned by Jean Pace.
(2011) Bits and Pieces for Solo Clarinet - 11 Minutes, 5 movements. Commissioned by Paul Petrucelly. For PARTS of the clarinet. Some extended techniques. Recording on my CD "Bits and Pieces"
Title and Explination pages
I - for Mouthpiece and Barrel Score mp3 excerpt
II - for Mouthpiece, Lower Joint, and Bell Score mp3 excerpt
III - for all but Mouthpiece Score mp3 excerpt
IV - for Mouthpiece, Barrel, Upper Joint Score mp3 excerpt
V - for Upper Joint, Lower Joint, and Bell Score mp3 excerpt
(2011) Character Duets for two B-flat Clarinets - 12 minutes. Six movements.
I. Joze (Kotar)Score mp3
II. Eric (Mandat)Score mp3
III. Jim (Ognibene)Score mp3
IV. Jesse (Canterbury) Score included in "Jim" above. No recording (I don't want to cause undue influence).
V. Frank (Kowalsky)Score mp3
VI. Jennifer (Nelson)Score mp3
(2012) Hedwige Chretien - Andante espressivo from Sonatine No. 3 for Piano, arranged for Four B-flat Clarinets - 2 minutes.
(2011) Three Miniatures for B-flat Clarinet solo. 3 min. Student level piece.
(2009) Three Women and Three Girls for B-flat Clarinet and Piano. Musical portraits of six of my cousins. Uncomplicated, beautiful, humerous, sweet. Playable by high school students as well. 11 min. Download the music and listen for FREE here.
(2004) Character Pieces for solo B-flat Clarinet. Five movements depicting five people - four clarinetists and three composers. 10 min. Download the music and listen for FREE here.
(2001) Miniature Trio for Two B-flat Clarinets and Bass Clarinet - 7 min. - Familiar forms (sonata-allegro, scherzo-trio, song, and rondo) done with the absolute minimum length needed to fulfill all the rules. Part one can also be played on Oboe or Violin; part two on Viola; and part three on Bassoon, 'Cello, Euphonium or Trombone. To listen to MP3 files, or download free pdfs of score and parts, scroll down to entry under Chamber Music.
$15 for score and 6 parts.
(1995/1999) Sonata for E-flat Clarinet and Piano - 17 min. - An ecclectic mixture of Celtic polyrhythms, avant garde construction, and "new age" sounds.
I. April Morning - mp3, Free Download: Score, Clarinet
II. Night Music - mp3, Score, Clarinet
III. Jig - mp3 Score, Clarinet
Hard Copy: $15
(1995) Quartet No. 1 for Four Bb Clarinets - 13 min. - Good for professionals and students alike. Available from Presser. $25
Review in "The Clarinet"
Recording I. Moderate
IV. Dorian Dance
(2002) The Machine for Wind Quintet. Commissioned and premiered by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Woodwind Quintet - 4 min. of heavy metal for winds.
Score and parts: $15
Ravel - Pavanne for a Dead Princess $15
Mozart - Impressario Overture $15
Grieg - Lyric Pieces March of the Dwarves, Notturno, Scherzo, Ringing Bells. $15
Bach - Fugue in g minor (the little) $10
Byrd - The Bells $10
Deck the Halls Carol and Fugue $10
Boar's Head Carol and Fugue $10
Variations on the Twelve Days of Christmas Humorous and fun. $10
Come All Ye Shepherds/Carol of the Bells $10
Miscellaneous Write to me with questions about these.
(2002) Triangle Round for Four Trinagles - 2 min.
(2002) Three variations for Quake's New Diabelli Variations
(2001) The Scorpio Creed for A Capella Chorus - 3 min.
(2000) Sarah for electronic piano - 5 min. - named for my cousin Jennifer's daughter Sarah Nicole.
(1996) "The Fox Hunt" for Soprano and Piano - meant to be part of a larger cycle. Currently looking for animal-related texts to finish it.
(1994) Solitare for Piano - a minimalist experiment representing a game of cards.
(1984) Andante for Piano - a short, easy piece.
Currently in production:
Mixed Clarinet Quartet
Quartet for Newspapers
Sonata for Flute and Piano
Preludes and Counterpoints for Wind Quintet