Full score and performing piano reduction
Published by Tuba Euphonium Press (Cimarron Music Press)
Pastorale is based on an anonymous sixteenth century English counterpoint exercise contained in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book (Vol. II: CXI), reproduced below. The original ten-measure three-voice exercise was found notated in unstemmed noteheads, without meter or key signature. A rhythmicized version of this exercise is presented at the beginning of Pastorale and serves as a “theme” for a series of informal variations, sometimes treating the treble line, sometimes the bass line, sometimes the harmony. The “theme” returns at the end of the work with a superimposed descant line for the solo baritone horn. The work was composed for baritone hornist Peter Sexauer in 1970.
The work is published by Tuba-Euphonium Press (Cimarron Music).