MUSIC by MAESTRO SILAS HUFF

Orchestra Works

12 Themes of the Zodiac

(20') 3*3*3*2-4331-timp+3-str

Musical exploration of the relationships between the Zodiac signs

 

Begging the Question

(7') 2222-4231-timp+2-str

An homage to Charles Ives based on his Unanswered Question

Big Brass Swingin' Christmas

(8') 22*22-4331-timp+2-str

An upbeat "big band" version of 4 Christmas classics - Angels We Have Heard on High, We Three Kings, Joy to the World, and the Halelujah Chorus

Christmas Carol Big Band Extravaganza

(8') 3*222-5sax(opt)-4331-timp+2-str

An upbeat "big band" version of 3 Christmas classics - O Come All Ye Faithful, Little Drummer Boy, and Silent Night

Chunjie Ge ("Spring Song Festival")

(25') *2*2*22-4231-timp+2-str

(or 1111-2110-timp+1-str)

A ballet symphony, 3 movements may be performed separately
 

Fantasy for Orchestra

(7:25') 2222-4230-timp+2-str

Five Episodes for Cello & Orchestra

(27') *2222-4230-timp+2-str

Listen: Episode1, Episode2, Episode3, Episode4, Episode5

Four Cowboy Songs

(15') for voice & piano, chamber ensemble, orchestra, or band. Three 3 settings of old American cowboy songs and 1 original song

 

Mouse's Gift, The

(8') 3*222-4231-timp+2-str & narrator

The story of Scout the Fox and Tucker the Mouse, and their unlikely friendship (a holiday story by Taylor Morris)

Palisades Fantasy

(8') 2222-4231-timp+2-str

A fantasy that quotes great works, such as Beethoven 3rd Symphony, Mahler 6th Symphony, and more.

Western Hero March

(4') 2222-4331-timp+2-str

An upbeat march based on an old cowboy song and referencing great western soundtracks (pops)

Wind Band Works

Big Brass Swingin' Christmas

(8') for large symphonic wind ensemble

An upbeat "big band" version of 4 Christmas classics - Angels We Have Heard on High, We Three Kings, Joy to the World, and the Halelujah Chorus

 

Christmas Carol Big Band Extravaganza

(8') for large symphonic wind ensemble

An upbeat "big band" version of 3 Christmas classics - O Come All Ye Faithful, Little Drummer Boy, and Silent Night

Chunjie Ge ("Spring Song Festival")

(25') for large symphonic wind ensemble

A ballet symphony, 3 movements may be performed separately

Mouse's Gift, The

(8') for concert band & narrator

The story of Scout the Fox and Tucker the Mouse, and their unlikely friendship (a holiday story by Taylor Morris)

Texas Ranger Fantasy for Euphonium & Band

(8') for solo euphonuim and symphonic wind ensemble. May also use solo trombone or solo trumpet.

Texas Ranger March

(5') for concert band

An upbeat march setting of an old Texas cowboy song

Choral Works

Chamber Works

Five Requiem Pieces

(18') each movement is performable alone

 

Three Cowboy Songs

(10') chorus (TTBB or SATB) with piano, chamber ensemble, orchestra, or band.

Three settings of old American cowboy songs.

 

 

Three Entities for Clarinet

(10:42') solo clarinet, features multi-phonics
 

Entity 2.1

(6:06') for solo piano
 

Dia de la Muerte

(15') for flute, percussion, guitar, bass, and narrator, based on poetry of Garcia Lorca

 

Whiskey

(4:00-6:00') for 6 speaking, drinking alcoholics, this piece has been banned in a number of theaters in Germany

Opera/Musical Theater

Ugly Duckling

(45') an opera for kids (audience) in four scenes. Libretto by Taylor Morris.


Xanen: King of Time

(120') operetta/musical in two acts

Silas Huff, Composer

Maestro Huff studied music composition under Dr. Russell Riepe at Texas State University and Ian Krouse at UCLA. He won first prize in the 1998 Los Angeles Valley Composition Competition and has had his music performed by numerous orchestras, concert bands, new music ensembles, and chamber musicians in the United States of America, Europe, and in China.

 

To inquire about buying or renting any of the music above, or commissioning a work, please contact Maestro Huff directly:

silas@silashuff.com

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