Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Band - NEW EDITION - 14 min. - GRADE 6 -  live recording       studio recording      solo part      score sample        prg. notes                              

"congratulations Aldo on your magnificent concerto"  Col Tim Foley, USMC Retired, Conductor U.S. Marine Band, took the work on their 2000 Tour

A major tour de force for soloist and band alike    -  Soloist Irvin Peterson, U.S. Marine Band                            

                                     

      I. Mechanical - 2::50 - GRADE 5 - listen    score sample

       loud, noisy, boisterous                                            

                                   

                                                 

                       

       II. Electrical - of circuits and robotics  - 2:25  - GRADE 3.5

         listen to 2nd HONOR BAND                    score sample

        A HIT AT AU  H.S. HONOR BAND FESTIVAL                                                               

                                                       

          clever, minimalist, slow                            

             

                                                                                  

       III. Architecture - building blocks of grand structures  - 4:00 - GRADE 4

   Slow, beautiful, expressive   listen to 1st HONOR BAND   score sample

                                                      

         A HIT AT AU H.S. HONOR BAND FESTIVAL                                     

                                                               

                                                      

                                           

      IV. Aerospace - 4:00 - GRADE 4   - energetic, exciting closer                       

         listen to 1st Honor Band             score sample                                                   

       A HIT AT AU H.S. HONOR BAND FESTIVAL

                                            

                                          

                                             

                                      

Northwest Passages 12 min - 3 mvts. - PERFORMED AT 2015 CIBM IN VALENCIA, SPAIN         WATCH   VIDEO       

                 I. Mount St. Helens' Fury      II. Puget  Sound          III. Skiing Crystal Mountain                         prg. notes   

                                    

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Concertino for Flute, Bassoon, and Band  - 10 min. - Band parts GRADE 4, Solo parts GRADE 5+ -   listen      solo flute part      solo bassoon part    score sample

latin, neoclassical, fun!!!     ARGUEABLY THE ONLY WORK OF ITS KIND

                                             

                 program notes                                                      

                                               

                                                             

Dance Hall in Arles - movement III. from Vincent's Canvases, a Van Gogh sequel -  NEW EDITION - 3:30 - Grade 3.5 - 4  - listen to 2nd Honor Band     score sample

   mixes Swing Jazz Feel with Latin elements reaching a feverish outrageous pitch. . A HIT AT THE AU H.S. HONOR BAND FESTIVAL                                       

                                                      

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Tensegrity -a suite of engineering disciplines  - 13 min.  - 4 mvts  listen:    mvt. I.    mvt. II.        mvt. III.       mvt. IV.         prg. notes

                I. Mechanical         II. Electrical         III. Architecture - building blocks of grand structures       IV. Aerospace

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I. Mount St. Helens' Fury - 3:45  -   GRADE 5 +  -   VIDEO               LISTEN    SCORE SAMPLE     see program notes for entire work  above                                  

Racous, unsettled, shifting (harmonies) like a volcano          

                                               

                                                

                                               

                                                                              

II. Puget Sound  - 4:45  - GRADE 5+    LISTEN     SCORE                      

see program notes for entire work above                            

Calm, beautiful slow music featuring soloists

                                                                              

                                                           

   III. Skiing Crystal Mountain  - NEW EDITION -  3:30  - GRADE 4    

        LISTEN to original edition     SCORE SAMPLE

         see program notes for entire work above

          Exciting, positive, great closer

                                        

                                         

           

Weather Vanes - 15 min. - 5 mvts. - I. Raging Storm   II. Serene Parade of Clouds   III. Light Rain   IV. Bleak Winter Landscape (passacaglia)    V. Bright Sunlit  Sky

          Mvts. I. - IV.   GRADE 5 +             Mvt. V.  - GRADE 4           

THE DIVERSE MOVEMENTS LEND THEMSELVES  TO BEING PLAYED SEPARATELY, AS WELL AS IN MANY COMBINATIONS AND ORDER SUITABLE FOR CONCERT PERFORMANCE (ie;  iv. and i.,  iv., iii., v., etc. etc.)

    

      Listen             Mvt. I.          Mvt. II.         Mvt. III.          Mvt. IV.          Mvt. V.                          program notes

            

     AVAILABLE SOON                          

IV. Bleak Winter Landscape (passacaglia)  -               4:00              GRADE 5

Slow, mysterious, inspired by the perishing of

Robert Falcon Scott and his men on the South                                  

             read only score

                                         

                           

Canzonetta for Euphonium and Band -    7 min. -      GRADE 3         listen               CD:   Amazon                                   publisher:            Ludwig Masters Music

A Piedmont Celebration - 11 min. - GRADE 4 - 3 mvts. - I. MP 3 II. MP3 III. MP3 , AMAZON program notes publisher: TRN

Aldo Rafael Forte, Composer      -            Concert Band  pg. 1        

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A Piedmont Celebration -   11 min. - GRADE 5 -     3 mvts. - I. MP 3       II. MP3         III. MP3          CD:   AMAZON               program notes             publisher: TRN