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THOMAS DOSS

Introduce yourself:

I was born in Linz into a family of musicians. Music has always been the centre of my life, so eventually I turned it into my profession. At the age of nine I began to compose and conducted the premiere of my first Symphony at the age of 19. I completed my studies in Salzburg, Vienna, Linz, Los Angeles and Maastricht. Next to teaching, conducting and composing, I commit myself to all musical genres and I learn something new every day. It is a big privilege for me to to lead the life of a composer, and to write for a great publisher. Besides my family, who gives meaning to my life, I’m interested in politics, art, nature and social issues.


 
 

What inspired you to start composing?

Already at the age of 5 I heard orchestras play in my mind, no knowing where the music came from. Also, my parents’ musical profession influenced me very much and I spent a lot of time at rehearsals, concerts and in theatres. My great-grandfather was a composer and a K&K-Kapellmeister. You might say, it was in my genes to take up the pen. The music simply had to come out.


What is your biggest source of inspiration?

I’m very much interested in foreign cultures. Particularly the customs, instruments and rites of Asia and indigenous people have continuously inspired me. Much the same as other composers and natural, physical and spiritual phenomena and many artists with whom I worked. Apart from the Concert Band, I have a strong love for the Symphony Orchestra, as I grew up with it, have played in and conducted it. Anton Bruckner is my hero. My greatest inspiriation, however, are sounds, instruments, orchestras and people who make music. It is very important to me to bring my music and my own tonal language to the people, and to see, that it arouses their joy, interest and curiosity. 


Your top 5 symphonic works

David Maslanka – Symphony No. 4

Frank Ticheli – Blue Shades 

Percy Grainger – Lincolnshire Posy

Philip Sparke – Sinfonietta 2

Friedrich Gulda – Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra


What is your next project?

I won’t be bored. Next to many invitations, master classes and travels, I have completed four orchestral works this year. I have just finished a work for Symphony Orchestra about Johannes Kepler and I’m working on an arrangement of the Romany hymn “Gelem” for the well-known guitarist Harrie Stojka, his band and the Vienna Symphonics. Furthermore, there’s a Concerto for Percussion and Wind Band and some more projects on my list.


The Spirit of Youth
Europe`s broad cultural heritage is a valuable possession that should be protected.We stand before the enormous challenge of creating a unity of East and West while at the same time maintaining the long established cultural diversity. After all, the wealth of Europe lies within its variety of traditions - this is what the future should be built upon. This hymn, written within the context of the Austrian EU Presidency 2006, is dedicated to all of Europe´s young people and will add a wonderfully uplifting feel to any performance.
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The Spirit of Youth
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 110,00
Musica Eroica
Composed for the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the city of Bruneck (Brunico), South Tyrol, Italy, Musica Eroica reminds the listener of the days of knights and heroes. The introduction is heroic in character, launching a hymn that is gradually taken over by the band. The cheerful atmosphere of this composition symbolizes the beauty of South Tyrol and the hospitality of the city of Bruneck, a place where one can feel at home. Now your band can also feel at home with this wonderful work for Concert Band.
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Musica Eroica
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 115,00
Triumphal Prelude
This work was commissioned by the Musikkapelle Heiden, Germany, on the occasion of the centenary of this versatile and energetic music society. Triumphal Prelude begins with fireworks of sounds and fanfares, which are worthy of a centennial. It is therefore an ideal opening work. Undoubtedly, the sparkling music will enthrall the audience, thanks to the dazzling sound of the Brass players - who can be heard above the radiant performance of the Woodwind players.
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Triumphal Prelude
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 105,00
Trumpets and Bridges
Trumpets and Bridges was composed to celebrate the opening ofa new bridge linking Austria with Germany. This bridge is a symbolfor the meeting of cultures and the lifting of borders. In the thirdmillennium, geographical and political borders are losing theirmeaning and often they cause senseless suffering. Music is the bestevidence against the necessity of borders. Music is more global andinternational than any other language, because it is understood inthe heart, where no boundaries exist.
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Trumpets and Bridges
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 105,00
Solaris
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Solaris
Concert Band
Scenes and Eclipse
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 305,00
Romantic Ballad
Romantic Ballad is a short atmospheric piece which is intended to remind us of a beautiful and unforgettable moment. This piece makes us pause for a moment to relive the experience in our mind. Everybody knows such moments of bliss that will always be remembered with longing. The composer dedicates this piece to his daughter, Amadea, describing the touching moment when he saw her for the first time.
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Romantic Ballad
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 82,00
Power Play
The composer has dedicated this piece to hischildren. From a parent’s point of view, childhoodpasses by too quickly. However, at other times thedays seem endless - particularly those days whenchildren keep their parents so busy and pushed tothe limit that they don’t know if they’re coming orgoing. Scraped knees, crayoned walls and ravagedplayrooms are the ingredients for a battle of wills -a real “power play.” However, one enchantingsmile from a child is enough to make the hardwork worth it. This piece was written in the middleof teddy bears, toy cars and Lego bricks.
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Power Play
Concert Band
To Edi and Ana-Maria
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 105,00
Fanfare del Popolo
Fanfare del Popolo - fanfare of the people - is a reminder of the terrible periods of fascism and dictatorship in world history. It describes a revolution of the oppressed against the tyrant. The people storm the bastions of the dominion and take their fate into their own hands. This fanfare was commissioned by the Symphonic Band Vorarlberg and its conductor Thomas Ludescher. It is dedicated to all people who currently have to live in countries under dictatorship. This item makes an ideal opening work for any concert.
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Fanfare del Popolo
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 110,00
Fanfare in Iubilo
The power of this bright fanfare reflects the optimism, joy and commitment to tradition that the people of the Italian town of Schlanders have deep within their souls. The golden trumpets from the valleys of South Tyrol echo across the mountains on both sides of the Austrian-Italian border and help to convey the composer's message: just as the sun shines on all parts of the world, music knows no boundaries. This message echoes throughout this brilliant fanfare.
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Fanfare in Iubilo
Brass Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Brass Band
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 58,00
Romanian Dances III - Finale
Romania boasts an endless wealth of folk music and culture. Whilethe music of the north still sounds familiar to West-European ears,it becomes gradually faster and fierier towards the south. The sixmovements of Romanian Dances consist of various folk songs, whichthe composer collected and arranged, and represent a cross sectionof styles from dances with stomping and drumming to dancesassociated with prayer. Each movement can be performed separatelyensuring you will find something for all occasions.
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Romanian Dances III - Finale
Concert Band
Finale-Batuta 2
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 115,00
Harmonicis Mundi
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Harmonicis Mundi
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 115,00
Ich sage ja
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Ich sage ja
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 76,00
Halleluja, willkommen schönste Zeit
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Halleluja, willkommen schönste Zeit
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 140,00
Alpina Saga
The enticing sounds of a fanfare come drifting down the mountainside into the valley. A hiker pauses and looks upward to admire the beauty of the mountain. However prudence is in order, for this splendour can be deceiving and many a hiker has taken this way - never to return.
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Alpina Saga
Concert Band
Dedicated to Gemeinde Pregarten
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 145,00
Pilgrim Concerto
The Pilgrim Concerto, written for the 2012 World Music Contest Kerkrade, is a highly demanding yet rewarding work for alto saxophone and wind band. It is one of a series of spiritual works by the composer which also includes Symphony in Green. Sometimes minimalistic and at other times romantic, it describes a pilgrim who is at times calmy meditative, but also full of anxious impatience to reach his goal.
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Pilgrim Concerto
Concert Band
Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 305,00
Stadium Fever
The stands are packed, two world-class teams are on the field, the smell of hotdogs fills the air and fans chant and scream. All of these contribute to create stadium fever. The composer has conveyed these elements in the composition including the aspect integral to the fever: an atmosphere full of excitement.
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Stadium Fever
Concert Band
Fair play for Band
Thomas Doss
Music Sales
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 82,00
Messengers of Light
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Messengers of Light
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 175,00
Conductor's March
Conductor’s March is a deft and witty concert march. A conductor should always strive to motivate his musicians and to stay one step ahead of his orchestra—this is the motto and idea behind this piece. First it takes the form of a drum solo which represents the constantly driving force of the conductor. Gradually the musicians fall into line and eventually a cheerful music-making ensemble emerges.
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Conductor's March
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 88,00
Berlin Memories
This piece is a light-hearted waltz in the Viennese style, and waswritten in the 1970s by the composer’s father as a gift to his wife. Thomas Doss arranged the piece - originally written for piano - for wind band and in doing so created an orchestral work, which is suitable for the concert hall as well as for special occasions or celebrations.
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Berlin Memories
Concert Band
Irenenwalzer
Werner Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 94,00
Prima la Musica
This work describes the development of a local village band as it grows in both size and ability to become a symphonic wind band. It is dedicated to all orchestras that follow the same, sometimes hard, road. No matter what, the focus should always be the music, providing us with the energy and motivation we need along the way! With this in mind the march Prima la Musica reflects a spirit of change and optimism from the first to the last note.
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Prima la Musica
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 88,00
La vergine degli angeli
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La vergine degli angeli
Concert Band
Die Macht des Schicksals
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 64,00
Navigations
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Navigations
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Robert Martin
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 190,90
Coniunctio
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Coniunctio
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 105,00
Sentimental Ballade
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Sentimental Ballade
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 88,00
Theme from "Star Trek®"
Who doesn’t know the famous introduction "To boldly go where no man has gone before" at the beginning of each Star Trek sequel? Many generations grew up with Star Trek - one of the most iconic Sci-Fi series ever written. The original theme is as iconic as the opening line. A great warm up for the next Star Trek series in 2017, arranged by Thomas Doss.
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Theme from "Star Trek®"
Concert Band
from the Paramount Television Series STAR TREK
Alexander Courage
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 82,00
Canzone di Francesco
This beautiful and intense slow composition including lots of melodic and musical sequences is dedicated to Saint Francis-a figure whose life story has always impressed the composer. He had previously honoured Francis of Assisi in several works including a composition for strings, an oratorio, a mass and a Laudate for choir and concert band. Canzone di Francesco will create a moment of meditation and reflection during your concert, but is also very suitable as a warm up piece offering various possibilities to work on intonation, phrasing and sound building.
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Canzone di Francesco
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 110,00
Luceafarul
Luceafarul (The Evening Star) is based on an old Romanian legend about a princess who falls in love with the evening star. Eventually the star returns her love, and one night he climbs down in human form to her. However, their love fails because of his realisation that such a connection between heaven and earth is impossible. Thomas Doss has translated this romantic, touching love drama into an equally dramatic and emotional musical work. Deeply moving!
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Luceafarul
Concert Band
The Evening Star
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 240,00
Festival Bells
Festival Bells is a fast-paced and demanding opening work. The uplifting mood of the piece describes the anticipation of a festival in Austria. Within the middle section, the Upper Austrian anthem is incorporated into the music. This composition was commissioned by the Upper Austrian regional music directorate on the occasion of the Upper Austrian regional music festival, and was premièred at the Brucknerhaus in Linz by the Salzkammergut Bläserphilharmonia under the direction of the composer. A festive, cheerful and spectacular piece of music!
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Festival Bells
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 125,00
Pulse
Pulse is a solo work for baritone or euphonium and concert band. As the title suggests, this piece is very rhythmic in nature. Pulse represents life and vitality, which also characterises the work. The tempo remains virtually constant throughout the piece. Even during the cadenza, played by the baritone, the pulse of the timpani continues to beat steadily. This work is dedicated to the young soloist Felix Geroldinger of upper Austria.
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Pulse
Concert Band
for Solo Bb Euphonium (or Bb Baritone ad lib.) and Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Baritone/Euphonium and Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 140,00
Fantasia
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Fantasia
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 105,00
Kyrie in Pop
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Kyrie in Pop
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 295,00
Grand Canyon
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Grand Canyon
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 200,00
Tramway
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Tramway
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 195,00
Austrian Overture
Austria is an industrious country. During the last century—which was characterized by extreme changes—the hard-working and ambitious people achieved a great deal, enduring two world wars and numerous political skirmishes. Despite all the problems involved in a change from a dual monarchy to a small state, Austria has found its independence. With his Austrian Overture, Thomas Doss looks toward the future. The first part of the composition provides an optimistic outlook; along with the happiness and energy, some musical humor is also present: while the horns powerfully express joy, small yodeling melodies sound throughout. As the rhythm continues in search of new ways to go, catchy tunes compete to be heard. However, in addition to the energetic, diligent Austria, there’s also the quiet landscape where one can enjoy repose and beauty. These aspects - as well as the freedom of spirit and cultural life -are conveyed in the second part of the work through the surprising linking of chords, romantic phrasing, and tender melodies. But life never stands still: creativity, ambition, and work are the driving forces of our existence. Embracing this thought, a reprise of the first part provides a compelling ending.
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Austrian Overture
Concert Band
Die Österreichische
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 185,00
Errinerung
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Errinerung
Concert Band
Anton Bruckner
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 76,00
San Francesco Choral
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San Francesco Choral
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 105,00
Mistery of Winning
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Mistery of Winning
Concert Band
Hymn of Sport
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 155,00
Concerto pentru voi
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Concerto pentru voi
Concert Band
Rumänisches Konzert
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 220,00
Windmania
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Windmania
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 165,00
Looking Forward
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Looking Forward
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 88,00
Scherzpolka
In the somewhat sarcastic Scherzpolka (Joke Polka), the composer does not intend to make fun of Alpine traditions and music but rather of the typical social attitude that does not always do justice to the valuable folk music and culture. Imagine a band that has to play in a beer tent for hours. During the performance the guests treat the musicians to one beer after another. Gradually, the players and the conductor lose control over their instruments and their interpretation of the music. Finally, the performance comes to an end: the Scherzpolka is actually the last piece. There are no limits to the creativity in both the visual and musical aspects during a performance of the Scherzpolka!
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Scherzpolka
Concert Band
Polka for Fun
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 82,00
Genesis
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Genesis
Concert Band
Fantasie
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 115,00
Storia Montana
Storia Montana is an easy work which takes the audience on a scenic tour though the Austrian mountains. The journey begins on a dark drizzly morning, gradually reaching its musical climax with the final ascent to the summit. Creative special effects, conjuring up images of wind, rain, birds and cowbells, all help accentuate the realism of the work.
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Storia Montana
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 94,00
Conatus
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Conatus
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 250,00
Zeppelin-Sinfonie
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Zeppelin-Sinfonie
Concert Band
Sinfonie Nr. 1
Thomas Doss
M-Disc
Concert Band
CD Only
€ 17,95
Trance
In this piece, the composer depicts a mother who hears her unborn baby cry for her. She is thrown into doubt as to whether she will keep the child, and passes this feeling onto the baby. Underlying this successful work is the Bach chorale Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern and has already proven itself as a winning piece in several renowned contests!
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Trance
Brass Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Brass Band
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 155,00
Clockwork
In vivid, imaginative musical pictures Clockwork tells the story of a young girl who finds it hard to get up in the mornings: Every evening Barbara sets her alarm so that she doesn’t sleep in and isn’t late for school. Today, as usual, she can´t make it, and lets her alarm ring again and again. She dozes off and dreams of lovely things - landscapes and stories - while time flies by and the clock continues to tick. As the big living room clock loudly strikes eight, however, she jumps up, startled - school has already begun! Now she’ll be late again…
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Clockwork
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 76,00
Dublin Dances
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Dublin Dances
Concert Band
Best Selections for Concert Band
De Haske Records
Concert Band
CD Only
€ 17,95
A Princess’s Tale
A Princess’s Tale is based on one of the best-known of all fairy tales by the Grimm Brothers with the original German title Schneewittchen. According to the mythologies the story actually took place in Spessart. It is even allegedly possible to identify specific reference points within the plot to Lohr and its environs. Thomas Doss has taken this opportunity to link this story to the area, and has even incorporated the motif from the famous “Spessart Song” into each of the four movements Once Upon a Time…, The Dwarfs, The Glass Coffin and The Princess’s Release and Wedding.
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A Princess’s Tale
Concert Band
A Fantasy Adventure
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 145,00
Momentum
The Latin word Momentum has come to mean many different things in our language: a short period of time, a force, or a speed of movement. In our current times of around-the-clock high speed and energy, the composer wanted to write a refl ective and meditative piece that focuses on the moment at hand. An ideal point of rest for your concert programme!
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Momentum
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 94,00
St. Florian Choral
This beautiful chorale was inspired by the music of the great romantic Anton Bruckner, one of the favorite composers of Thomas Doss.
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St. Florian Choral
Concert Band
in memoriam Anton Bruckner
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 88,00
REM-scapes
Sweet echoes of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata in the introduction bring a gentle slumber. Breathing is calm and sleep holds the promise of rest and relaxation.
With the onset of the REM sleep phase, however, in which most dreams take place and where the day’s events are worked through, we hear other sounds played.
With distorted sounds, reminiscent of an old gramophone, the music pulls the listener inevitably ever deeper into the dreamscape, in a very realistic dangerous situation that comes to a dramatic head. It triggers a desperate struggle between the impulse to awaken and the exhausting urge to flee. For a short moment, it seems as if the wakeful urge has won out, before dream’s powerful spell is again cast, and there’s no escape…
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REM-scapes
Brass Band
...some moments for Ludwig van...
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Brass Band
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 155,00
Devil's Tower
This piece tells the story of the tower as the only remain of the once legendary castle in Waldneukirchen. The Devil took possession of the tower and of course this leads to nothing good. A fantastic piece featuring Renaissance sequences hidden within a filmic compositional style, plus other sound effects integrated into this spectacular and challenging piece full of beautiful melodies and themes!
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Devil's Tower
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 145,00
Sidus
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Sidus
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 260,00
Stone Age
Stone Age, Middle Age and New Age are the three distinct sections of this single movement work at the highest level. Whilst Stone Age has a menacing and ancient atmosphere, an old German song can be made out in Middle Age – vocals, guitar, recorder or even bagpipes can be incorporated into the melody, which gradually gives up merry Celtic dances. In New Age, the ‘present’, the Celtic sounds finally connect with untamed, rousing dance rhythms.
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Stone Age
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 305,00
Colossus
The giant Haymon was a peaceful knight who lived in Inntal (Austria). One day the bloodthirsty giant Thyrsos came and destroyed Haymon’s castle. A horrible fight ensued and Haymon, being the better armed, was victorious and slew his adversary. But instead of rejoicing in his success, Haymon felt deep remorse. This remorse led him to seek out a monk and become a Christian, upon which he immediately started building a monastery. Once completed, Haymon joined the monastic order. Two statues at the monastery’s entrance stand in remembrance of his victory. A colossal new work for concert band.
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Colossus
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 175,00
Panoptikum
Armin Schaer commissioned this work in his search for a new piece for the tuba. More specifically, he wanted a work that showed off the versatility of this splendid instrument, written in a musical style that is both fresh and modern, while not banishing the orchestra to a simple supporting role. Taking all these specifications into account, Thomas Doss created a work that allows stylistic leaps and is fun, exciting, romantic, and virtuosic, but does not lose sight of the thread that connects the opening measures to the very last.Armin Schaer describes his Panoptikum as follows:Panoptikum is a show of appreciation for my beautiful home and community at Lake Constance, an eventful life, the people that have enriched this life, and a fascinating instrument: the tuba. This work musically embodies the many different moods found around theBodensee - cheerfulness and melancholy, departures and longing, calm and agitation. The roles of the soloist and the orchestra were consciously crafted in a way that does not follow the usual conventions of the genre. The work should spark emotions, address broad segments of listeners, and persuade them of the tuba’s ability to be a solo instrument as well as the richness symphonic wind ensembles have to offer. I hope this work enriches the lives of all the soloists and orchestras that cross its path, as well as everyone in the audience who gets to partake!
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Panoptikum
Concert Band
Scenes from Lake Constance
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie and Tuba
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 295,00
Music for a Hero
There have always been heroes, big and small. This composition is dedicated to all those heroes who are committed to whatever it may be through a strong conviction; those who have ideals and who stand up for them; those who live their dreams; and finally those ‘everyday heroes’ who undertake their little deeds behind the scenes and receive no thanks for it. These heroes are everywhere, but they often shun the limelight.
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Music for a Hero
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 105,00
Dance from the East
Dance from the East is a fiery, oriental dance. It starts with an imposing introduction with the feel of a solemn lament and seamlessly merges into a dance. The piece then builds gradually through an incessant accelerando and crescendo until it reaches a fervent passion, captivating every listener.
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Dance from the East
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 94,00
Terra Mystica
Terra Mystica is a concert work describing the beautiful area of Hausruck in upper Austria. The three segments (Pastorale, Cathedral and Homeland) each depict different aspects with very different musical characters.
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Terra Mystica
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 165,00
Dona Nobis Pacem
Dona Nobis Pacem is a three-part round by an unknown composer. It can be performed for many occasions, both in and outside church, often being used at Christmas. By the time of the holy crusades, this melody was incorporated into the Mass Ordinary (the manual of the holy mass). Dona Nobis Pacem is a free fantasia on this round, which itself naturally forms a part of the piece. If desired you can add vocals (solo or choir) to the band to enhance the spiritual feel of this fantastic work.
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Dona Nobis Pacem
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 105,00
Nocturne
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Nocturne
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 160,00
Alpenländische Weihnacht - Christmas in the Alps
Five well-known Christmas carols or folk-songs from the Alps are the basis for this Christmas fantasy: Andachtsjodler, Aber heidschi, bumbeidschi, Es ist für uns eine Zeit angekommen, Auf dem Berge da wehet der Wind and Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht. The simple melodies and sounds will rekindle Christmas reminiscences from childhood. These happy memories and uplifting sounds are sure to put a smile on anyone's face.
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Concert Band
Fantasie über deutschsprachige Weihnachtslieder - Fantasy on German Carols
Traditional
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 94,00
Toccata e Fantasia
Toccata e Fantasia was inspired by the composers’ love of Anton Bruckner’s fantastic wind instrument scoring in his symphonies. Within Toccata e Fantasia Thomas Doss has used several of Bruckner’s motifs. In addition to these obvious references you will also find hints of Eastern music with the small motifs being repeated again and again in a sort of Indian guru’s mantra, and an improvised blues section with a Big Band feel! A unique concert work that will thrill your audience.
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Toccata e Fantasia
Brass Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Brass Band
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 145,00
Theme from "Star Trek®"
Who doesn’t know the famous introduction "To boldly go where no man has gone before" at the beginning of each Star Trek sequel? Many generations grew up with Star Trek - one of the most iconic Sci-Fi series ever written. The original theme is as iconic as the opening line. A great warm up for the next Star Trek series in 2017, arranged by Thomas Doss.
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Theme from "Star Trek®"
Brass Band
from the Paramount Television Series STAR TREK
Alexander Courage
Mitropa Music
Brass Band
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 64,00
Sirína
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Sirína
Concert Band
for Violin and Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie and Violin
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 155,00
Frühlingsluft
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Frühlingsluft
Concert Band
Overtüre zur gleichnamigen Operette
Johann Strauss Sr.
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 145,00
Idée Fixe
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Idée Fixe
Concert Band
from Zeppelin Symphony
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 88,00
Romanian Dances II - Suite
Romania boasts an endless wealth of folk music and culture. Whilethe music of the north still sounds familiar to West-European ears,it becomes gradually faster and fierier towards the south. The sixmovements of Romanian Dances consist of various folk songs, whichthe composer collected and arranged, and represent a cross sectionof styles from dances with stomping and drumming to dancesassociated with prayer. Each movement can be performed separatelyensuring you will find something for all occasions.
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Romanian Dances II - Suite
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 260,00
Blackout
The piece portrays the hustle, bustle, harshness and excessiveness of a city. Stocks and shares, banking, the Internet, consumerism and wanton materialism drive people to the very limits of their physical and mental well-being. A sudden blackout abruptly interrupts the hectic pace and then immediately all is calm…
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Blackout
Brass Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Brass Band
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 135,00
The Colors of Tali
Tali is a thirteen-year-old Israeli girl who has grown up amidst the religious conflicts between Palestinians, Christians, and Jews. Thomas Doss was so touched by a poem she wrote, he decided to set it to music. The poem and the music describe the world from a child’s perspective, a child that has grown up with war and tries to express things she cannot yet fully understand.
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The Colors of Tali
Concert Band
Die Farben von Tali
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 185,00
Ecce sacerdos
The celebrated Austrian composer Josef Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) owes his fame predominantly to his symphonies, his masses, his Te Deum, his string quintets and his devotional church music, including numerous motets. One of these is the magnificent Ecce sacerdos, which Bruckner composed in 1885. The trombones and organ support the choral parts and the harmonies are inventive and glorious. The Austrian composer and arranger Thomas Doss has made this delightful arrangement for concert band, which does justice to the impressive original work.
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Ecce sacerdos
Concert Band
Anton Bruckner
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 82,00
Time Machine
Time Machine is a journey through time that begins in the Stone Age. Evolution and the coming of man take place. The journey takes us into the present, in which disorientation and chaos abound. We travel further into the future. An unfamiliar, quiet and surreal landscape lies before us and we wander through it, bewildered as we become aware of the destruction of the environment. Suddenly, and for no reason, memories from our childhood are awoken. Cultures have become completely mixed into one and the evolution of man has run its course. We realise that there is no “afterwards” as before us lies the Stone Age once again... The wheel of time spins blindly on and all is repeated.
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Time Machine
Brass Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Brass Band
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 165,00
Elegy
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Elegy
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 88,00
Montana Fanfare
This piece was composed as a birthday present for the Austrian conductor Walter Rescheneder to acknowledge the strong support he has given to the composer, Thomas Doss. Doss drew the inspiration for this fanfare from a mountain hike in the Salzkammergut. A powerful fanfare reveals enthusiasm and triumph. It is an exulting feeling and gives boundless freedom to look down into the depths from high up giving a view of the stunning landscape. The main melodic theme represents the feeling of vastness one experiences by taking just one quick glance into the distance. A musical treat!
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Montana Fanfare
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 88,00
St. Florian Choral
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St. Florian Choral
Fanfare
In memoriam Anton Bruckner
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Fanfare
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 88,00
EKSTASE
EKSTASE is a piece about a mentally ill patient who is kept completely shut off from the outside world. His condition is worsening, and due to his medication the border between the real world and his hallucinations becomes increasingly vague. One day the patient discovers an old piano and begins to play Mozart which brings both himself and other patients back to life. A very innovative and virtuoso new work from Thomas Doss.
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EKSTASE
Brass Band
Rendez-vous with W.A. Mozart
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Brass Band
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 155,00
Toccata Barbaro
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Toccata Barbaro
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 165,00
St. Florian Choral
The convent of St. Florian was the place of work of the upper Austrian composer Anton Bruckner. This convent with its marvellous church, where many of his great symphonies were composed, is situated in the middle of a rural idyll. St. Florian Choral is Thomas Doss’ modest and deep bow to this great master, whose music has been very formative for the composer’s musical life.
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St. Florian Choral
Brass Band
In memoriam Anton Bruckner
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Brass Band
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 58,00
Opening Fanfare
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Opening Fanfare
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 64,00
Sunset Serenade
Sunset Serenade is a tribute by the composer to a music colleague, whose life was unexpectedly cut short. In spite of the sad circumstances of its creation, the music reflects overwhelmingly happy memories and thoughts of gratitude for time spent together and shared experiences. The overall peaceful nature of this composition symbolises a reconciliation with, and acceptance of, the transient nature of man.
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Sunset Serenade
Brass Band
In Memoriam Dr. Klaus Brandstätter
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Brass Band
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 64,00
Elegie
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Elegie
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 88,00
Enjoy the Music
‘Enjoy the Music’ is the motto of Austrian composer Thomas Doss. This motto is reflected in this lively concert work in which the composer shows music is melody, harmony, rhythm, dynamics, timbre and much more. The modern yet tuneful melodies of this piece make use of all the colours of the concert band and the results speak for themselves. This item will be a definite favourite with both performers and audience.
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Enjoy the Music
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 88,00
Spiriti
A Bach chorale stands at the centre of this work (Für deinen Thron tret´ ich hiermit).Anton Bruckner was one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s great admirers. His work is full of the spirit of that musical genius. For Thomas Doss, it was Bruckner’s spirit that always seemed to be with him while working on Spiriti. Bruckner’s spirit is captured in this composition by a quote from the chorale of his Fifth Symphony at the end of the piece.The introduction, written in the style of a funeral march, already displays the first fragments of the chorale. Like splinters they are strewn throughout the first Allegro, combining and recombining in turbulent, powerful tutti passages. As the music becomes more rambunctious, the Bach-like fragments begin to swirl around each other, only to be scattered once more.The middle-section is of a more pensive nature. The Religioso character gives the audience time to reflect. The music is meditative and the quarter-note (or crotchet) elements mimic a soul that is yearning and crying out.The third part of the piece finally leads, by way of minimalist elements and the fragments mentioned earlier, to a magnificent presentation of the Bach chorale. As the church bells ring out, one can almost hear the great masters presiding at the organ.
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Spiriti
Brass Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Brass Band
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 155,00
ITEC Fanfare
This impressive fanfare was composed for the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference (ITEC) 2012 in Linz, Upper Austria, where it sounded at the beginning of every event. Rhythmically striking dialogues between different instrumental groups are answered by powerful homophonic tutti passages, before this brief opening work comes to its sparkling close.
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ITEC Fanfare
Brass Ensemble
for Brass Ensemble
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Brass Ensemble
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 20,00
Zeppelin Symphony
Written to celebrate the Zeppelin-Foundation’s centennial, Thomas Doss’ first symphony represents the passionate history of the world’s most renowned airship. Through his contrasting score Thomas Doss has captured Count von Zeppelin’s obsession and subsequent realisation of his dream of producing a ‘flying cigar’!
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Zeppelin Symphony
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band
Study Score
€ 19,00
Sketches from Nowhere
Sketches from Nowhere is the second composition that Thomas Doss has written for brass band. The title was inspired by various images the composer saw in his mind’s eye while working on this piece: pictures of foreign places; pictures of the creation of our world. The main motif that weaves its way from the beginning to the end of the work is meant to parallel humanity’s great evolution: from its humble beginnings as mere stardust to the present day.
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Sketches from Nowhere
Brass Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Brass Band
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 155,00
Images of a City
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Images of a City
Concert Band
Music by Franco Cesarini, Thomas Doss & Otto M. Schwarz
Franco Cesarini
M-Disc
Concert Band
CD Only
€ 17,95
Lacrimosa
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Lacrimosa
Concert Band
Denkmal für die Kinder des Krieges
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 155,00
Lone Star Overture
At the Lone Star Ranch in Weilbach in Austria the most elevated breed of horse is the Missouri Foxtrotter, a breed which originated in the state of Texas, also known as the Lone Star State. Apart from the sweet perfumes of the American West, Lone Star Overture is also influenced by the European music tradition thus creating a charming musical item portraying the Lone Star Ranch and its environment.
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Lone Star Overture
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 135,00
Mysterious Waltz
Mysterious Waltz: this title should draw your attention! This particular waltz is not based on any specific example, least of all the Viennese waltz. Two souls are latent in this work, one lovely and cheerful and one melancholic with a touch of irony. Which of these two characters will finally dominate the listener depends on the conductor, who will reveal this secret according to his personal disposition…
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Mysterious Waltz
Concert Band
to my mother
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 82,00
Magic Overture
Magic Overture was written as an anniversary present for the Bürgermusik Götzis in Austria.The magic of the music and landscape in the Austrian region of Vorarlberg are in abundance in the charming village of Götzis.Visiting a place as wonderful as this helps one appreciate local traditions and experience the joy of living. Once touched by the magic, every visitor will gladly return time after time. This new overture reflects the carefree cheerful atmosphere, taking the band on a walk through the village on an icy winters night to participate in the sparkling celebrations of the villagers.
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Magic Overture
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 145,00
Orientales
This music depicts “tales” from the “Orient” and conjures up a pot pourri of oriental dances, scents and spices. These are contrasted with the darker side of some Eastern countries such as poverty, war and oppression - aspects from which people find escape in art and music. This piece is both thought-provoking and enjoyable.
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Orientales
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 155,00
Nyx
Nyx was the goddess of the night - one of the most ancient goddesses, respected even by Zeus. This piece depicts the role she played in the creation of the world, the generation of life and the formation of the four essential elements - fire, water, air and earth.
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Nyx
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 325,00
Pathétique
In common conversation, the term ?bathetic? (pathétique in French) means a grossly sentimental pathos, or exaggerated sympathy. True pathos, however, is really showing your feelings ? crying when you need to cry, having courage when needed, showing commitment when required. Pathétique reflects all these feelings in a stately and dignified manor. A truly emotional major concert work.
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Pathétique
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 160,00
Il Briccone
A wind music federation from Upper Austria commissioned Thomas Doss to compose Il Briccone, the Italian word for scoundrel. It is an elegant concert march which combines light ironic elements with virtuosity and exciting rhythms. Its alternation between chamber music-like passages with figures from solo instruments combined with surprising stylistic changes keeps everybody’s interest. This march is sure to be a great crowd pleaser.
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Il Briccone
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 115,00
Atlantis
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Atlantis
Concert Band
3 Traumbilder für sinfonisches Blasorchester
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 390,00
Aurora
Aurora was the Greek goddess of dawn. Through the ages dawn has had a significant spiritual meaning - daylight conquering the ominous darkness of the night. This exciting work by Thomas Doss uses musical imagery to reflect the meaning of dawn by cultures throughout the world. The emphasis lies on oriental sounds - symbolizing the daily aurora in the Far East.
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Aurora
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 200,00
Prima La Musica
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Prima La Musica
Concert Band
M-Disc
Concert Band/Harmonie
CD Only
€ 17,95
Sinfonic Fanfare
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Sinfonic Fanfare
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
MCS
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 60,00
Alpina Saga
The enticing sounds of a fanfare come drifting down the mountainside into the valley. A hiker pauses and looks upward to admire the beauty of the mountain.

However prudence is in order, for this splendour can be deceiving and many a hiker has taken this way - never to return.
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Alpina Saga
Fanfare
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Fanfare
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 160,00
Days of Enlightment-Tage der Erleuchtung
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Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 88,00
Sketches from Nowhere
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Sketches from Nowhere
Brass Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Brass Band
Study Score
€ 11,50
Valdemossa
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Valdemossa
Concert Band
De Haske Records
Concert Band/Harmonie
CD Only
€ 17,95
Intrada
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Intrada
Woodwind Ensemble
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Ensemble
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 64,00
Lumina din lacrime-In den Tränen das licht
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Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 88,00
Tempus Fugit
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Tempus Fugit
Concert Band
Curnow Music Press
Concert Band/Harmonie
CD Only
€ 17,95
Aurora
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Aurora
Concert Band
M-Disc
Concert Band/Harmonie
CD Only
€ 17,95
Symphony in Green - Sinfonie in Grün
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Symphony in Green - Sinfonie in Grün
Concert Band
Thomas Doss - A Composer's Portrait / Komponistenporträt
Thomas Doss
M-Disc
Concert Band/Harmonie
3CD Only
€ 25,95
Romanian Dances (2-CD)
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Romanian Dances (2-CD)
Concert Band
Doss conducts Doss
Thomas Doss
M-Disc
Concert Band
2CD Only
€ 21,95
Solaris
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Solaris
Fanfare
Scenes and Eclipse
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Fanfare
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 305,00
Cape Horn (2-CD)
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Cape Horn (2-CD)
Concert Band
Music by Franco Cesarini, Thomas Doss & Otto M. Schwarz
Franco Cesarini
M-Disc
Concert Band
2CD Only
€ 21,95
Festival Bells
Festival Bells is a fast-paced and demanding opening work. The uplifting mood of the piece describes the anticipation of a festival in Austria. Within the middle section, the Upper Austrian anthem is incorporated into the music. This composition was commissioned by the Upper Austrian regional music directorate on the occasion of the Upper Austrian regional music festival, and was premièred at the Brucknerhaus in Linz by the Salzkammergut Bläserphilharmonia under the direction of the composer. A festive, cheerful and spectacular piece of music!
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Festival Bells
Fanfare
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Fanfare Band
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 125,00
Time Machine
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Time Machine
Brass Band
The Brass Band Music of Thomas Doss
Thomas Doss
M-Disc
Brass Band
CD Only
€ 17,95
ITEC Fanfare
This impressive fanfare was composed for the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference (ITEC) 2012 in Linz, Upper Austria, where it sounded at the beginning of every event. Rhythmically striking dialogues between trombones and euphoniums are answered by powerful homophonic tutti passages, before this brief opening work comes to its sparkling close.
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ITEC Fanfare
Brass Ensemble
for Low Brass Ensemble
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Low Brass Ensemble
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 21,00
The Best of Thomas Doss for Concert Band
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The Best of Thomas Doss for Concert Band
Concert Band
Anniversary Edition
Thomas Doss
M-Disc
Concert Band/Harmonie
5 CD
€ 39,95
Classical Overtures for Concert Band
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Classical Overtures for Concert Band
Concert Band
De Haske Records
Concert Band
CD Only
€ 17,95
Timeless Classics
arranged or transcribed for concert band by Wil van der Beek
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Timeless Classics
Concert Band
Famous classical pieces for concert band
De Haske Records
Concert Band/Harmonie
CD Only
€ 17,95
Fanatic Winds
Fanatic Winds is a lively concert work with a youthful character. With it’s freshness and fast tempo this piece is an ideal work to open any concert. The title reflects the healthy fanaticism that musicians must have to go to rehearsals every week after work or school dedicating many hours to their band. Following much hard work this fanaticism is always rewarded by the joy of performing and the audience’s applause during a concert. Along with a passion for playing, the positive reactions of the audience provide the necessary encouragement to keep the players coming back for rehearsals time and time again.
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Fanatic Winds
Concert Band
Overture for Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 110,00
Symphony in Green
As with the first symphony, the second symphony is not programmatic as such, but also takes its inspiration from the confrontation of man with his role in nature. Dedicated to the 2011 National Garden Show in Upper Austria, this symphony earned its subtitle Symphony in Green and explores musically the connotation of this colour as the colour of nature, of life and of hope.
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Symphony in Green
Concert Band
Symphony No. 2
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 535,00
Ante Lucem
This meditative work describes the final minutes before the night slips away and officially turns to day, the last few moments before a new dawn. The composition is based on the old Austrian folk tune Auf dem Berg bin i gern which has been used as the main theme in a wonderfully atmospheric way. Calm yet effective!
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Ante Lucem
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 145,00
Goodnight
The composer dedicated Goodnight to his two youngest daughters, Teresa and Sarah, creating another addition to his series of children’s pieces, which includes Powerplay and Romantic Ballad. The intimate atmosphere created by the music reflects the unique and precious connection between a father and his daughters. As the name implies, Goodnight was conceived as a lullaby, making it a perfect encore to end an evening concert.
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Goodnight
Concert Band
Lullaby
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 82,00
Monastery Tales
Within the old monastery walls that today are home to the school that commissioned this work, a school orchestra is rehearsing: young people who stay together and make music; a teacher, who does what he can to bring the students, the music and the orchestra together. The concerts begin and the first successes soon follow. Then comes a tragic death that brings the project to its knees. The mood is forlorn. No one expects to continue with it. But ‘now more than ever!’ rings out. The message of this musical story is that when a teacher has ideals and commitment to his students, anything is possible.
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Monastery Tales
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 185,00
Outback
This work was commissioned by the "Österreichische Blasmusikjugend" (Austrian Brass Band Association - Young Musicians).The Aboriginal indigenous people of Australia are among the oldest surviving human cultures. The arrival of the Europeans marked their decline and endangered their existence. The many secrets the Aborigines hold served as inspiration for this work. Aboriginal SpiritOver many centuries, the Aboriginal people have cultivated a unique ability to live in harmony with the world around them. Maintaining the deli¬cate balance between their trinity - nature, man, and creation - is an important factor for bliss and happiness.Primeval Sound and Dreamtime The tens of thousands-year-old stories from the era called Dreamtime - the Aborigines’ creation myth - play an important role in not only their be¬liefs, but their everyday lives and laws as well. Ancestral worship and various other rituals and ceremonies are still held in high regard to this very day.Running HunterThe Aborigines are extremely skilful hunters and are able to run for extended periods of time when chasing their prey. Hunting weapons, such as the boomerang, exemplify their abilities.Uluru (Red Rock)Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a natural sandstone “inselberg” rising 348m above Australia’s plains, and is one of the country’s most recognisable icons. Uluru is also a sacred place for the local Aborigines. Its history stretches back to Dreamtime, although it did not exist in its current state at that time.Encounter with the White MenUnfortunately, the “White Men” did not realize the significance and importance of the Aborigines and their culture until the end of the 20th century. Before then, they were unaware that the Aborigines were quite possibly one of the oldest known cultures on earth, with a seamless history stretching back to creation itself; Dreamtime. BushfireFire has been present on the Australian continent for millions of years. Many of the indigenous flora and fauna have needed to adapt to fire, and evolution has led to unique solutions for survival. Over time, a complex symbiotic relationship has grown between life and the continually returning bushfire.
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Outback
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 185,00
Cultus
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Cultus
Concert Band
Hexenverbrennung für sinfonisches BO und Akteure
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 150,00
Il Presidente
Il Presidente is a humorous march depicting a president’s appearance before his people! The president’s convoy is accompanied by a grand fanfare as he pulls up in his car. The people cheer and wave as the president starts to deliver his speech. Slowly their mood begins to shift and they become restless. Finally bored, the people begin to drift away. The finale accompanies people as they return to the city in search of more interesting ways in which to spend their time. An amusing tongue-in-cheek piece that will add a little joy to any concert!
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Il Presidente
Concert Band
Marche comique
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 105,00
A Little Suite of Horror
A Little Suite of Horror is an easy suite for beginner bands, consisting of five contrasting movements. With this piece it is also possible to pick and choose only a few movements to showcase at a concert as well. The story behind this composition is somewhat grim and ghoulish, so prepare your musicians and audience for a nerve-wracking experience!Friday the 13th: A day unlike any other runs its mysterious course...Midnight Scene: Footsteps, creaking, and the hoot of an owl precede the twelve strokes of midnight ringing from the steeple. Suddenly, a fairy-like apparition appears in the room.Wurdalak: "Wurdalak" is a vampiresque creature roaming about the Slavic countries. A single bite makes entire villages cower and tremble in fear. Voodoo: Performing voodoo rituals has enchanted many a human over the years. Halloween Party March: Jack-o-lanterns, skeletons, zombies, and other creepy characters march down the street. Is anyone brave enough to join this haunted parade?
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A Little Suite of Horror
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 115,00
Pirates Overture
Pirates Overture is an overture for all those young “pirates” out there, who will undoubtedly rock the boat with their tidal waves of music!During the introduction a mysterious pirate ship appears on the distant horizon. The music builds as it slowly draws closer and closer, until the wild pirates jump over the guardrail and seize everything in sight...
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Pirates Overture
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 64,00
Sunset Serenade
Sunset Serenade is a tribute by the composer to a music colleague, whose life was unexpectedly cut short. In spite of the sad circumstances of its creation, the music reflects overwhelmingly happy memories and thoughts of gratitude for time spent together and shared experiences. The overall peaceful nature of this composition symbolises a reconciliation with, and acceptance of, the transient nature of man.
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Sunset Serenade
Concert Band
In memoriam Dr. Klaus Brandstätter
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 88,00
Legends of Gold in Green
This is the tale of the small Upper Austrian village of Neukirchen/Lambach. The beautiful landscape around the village is as green and golden as the linden leaf cross on the village coat of arms. For almost 1000 years, this community and its hardworking folk are known for being creative, ambitious and joyful. Above all, music plays an important role in their every day life.
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Legends of Gold in Green
Concert Band
The Story of Newchurch Village
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 145,00
Spotlights
Spotlights is a fantastic virtuoso piece for saxophone quartet (SATB) and concert band that was commissioned by the outstanding Austrian saxophone quartet Mobilis. It is an impressive and exceptionally spectacular piece in which every member of the saxophone family is featured. The most important ingredients of this solo work are virtuosity, rhythm and a good dollop of funk. It is a challenging, but rewarding piece for your saxophone soloists and yet very accessible to the audience.
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Spotlights
Concert Band
for Saxophone Quartet and Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 195,00
La Vouivre
This spectacular work is based on the legend of La Vouivre - the giant snake. Suitable as a contest or concert piece, La Vouivre is full of sounds effects such as the sound of a snake, as well as short vocal tutti segments. Due to its expressive and dramatic nature, this musical symphonic poem is a true masterwork. This spectacular work is based on the legend of La Vouivre - the giant snake. Suitable as a contest or concert piece, La Vouivre is full of sounds effects such as the sound of a snake, as well as short vocal tutti segments. Due to its expressive and dramatic nature, this musical symphonic poem is a true masterwork.
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La Vouivre
Concert Band
The Giant Snake
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 180,00
The Curse of the Mermaid
The Curse of the Mermaid tells the story of a greedy and wealthy fisherman wanting to make money in any way possible. When his business starts to fail, he puts the blame on the mermaids. One day, the fisherman kills a mermaid, who casts a spell on him shortly before she disappears into the water. The composition is in the form of a symphonic poem, starting slow and then mysteriously opening up revealing a fantastic colourful world of sounds and motion. There are various moments during the piece where the composer includes broad and beautiful melodic material, as well as surprising effects and great rhythmical interest. This is a challenging but great piece for concerts or contests!
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The Curse of the Mermaid
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 180,00
Minimundus
Thomas Doss composed this suite against the backdrop of his experience with young conductors and youth orchestras. Each of the four parts contains a different "soundscape", in which each of us is free to let our imaginations run wild. An Overture, heralding a celebration, a magnificent Pastorale at dusk, the Lament that seems descended from heaven, and finally a colourful, fiery Danza - ideal for young orchestras and conductors with plenty of imagination.
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Minimundus
Concert Band
4 Pictures for Youthband
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 100,00
Ave Maria
Thomas Doss created a beautiful and sensitive arrangement of this famous religious work by Anton Bruckner (1824-1896).
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Ave Maria
Concert Band
Anton Bruckner
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 76,00
From Crystals and Eagles
The title of this work alludes to the flight of the eagle. In the course of a short flight, the composer was able to get a birds-eye view of the landscape in which the sun’s rays, glistening on the snow and ice, transformed the scenery into crystal. This unforgettable image of the breathtaking beauty of the mountains is captured in musical form in From Crystals and Eagles.
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From Crystals and Eagles
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 105,00
Fanfare for a New Horizon
This fanfare stands for progress and the discovery of new horizons. But it also represents an expanding awareness while nurturing traditional values. These are the cornerstones of the Austrian music tradition and not least of all in social and amateur music, which must be preserved the world over for future generations.
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Fanfare for a New Horizon
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 105,00
Firework
Firework is a composition commissioned by Musikkapellen Energie-AG and Magistratskapelle Stadt Linz.This sparkling work shows that from time to time Thomas Doss is happy to produce music of sheer entertainment.Fireworks are always joyful and festive. Whether big or small, we all love watching fireworks. In this piece of music, the audience experiences not so much a visual feast as a spectacle in sound—a star-burst of colourful melody and rhythm that guarantees high spirits and a good mood.
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Firework
Concert Band
Thomas Doss
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 140,00
Die Himmel rühmen des Ewigen Ehre
Master-composer Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, in 1770, but he lived in Vienna from 1792, until his death in 1827. With his innovative style, he has had a great influence on Western classical music. ‘Die Himmel rühmen des Ewigen Ehre’ (The Heavens Extol the Glory of God) is the first line of the poem ‘Die Ehre Gottes in der Natur’, which was written by Christian Fürchtegott Gellert (1715-1769). The music that Beethoven composed to the text, was published in 1803, as the fourth Lied (song) in a cycle of six (6 Lieder nach Gedichten von Gellert, opus 48). Thomas Doss has arranged the song - in which nature, as created by God, is mirrored majestically - into a wonderful work for concert band.Choir parts available separately: 1589-09-050 M
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Die Himmel rühmen des Ewigen Ehre
Concert Band
with optional Choir SATB
Ludwig van Beethoven
Mitropa Music
Concert Band/Harmonie and Opt. Choir
Set (Score & Parts)
€ 76,00
Traffic
This piece describes the daily madness of traffic in a city full of cars, noise and exhaust fumes. Even in the countryside the 'monster on four wheels' has already arrived and is destroying idyllic villages. In the middle of the composition, we experience a traffic jam, where some drivers tend to behave in a very primitive way! This work is dedicated to all those who are affected by or are suffering from the overpowering proliferation of traffic. This work will 'drive' your audiences crazy with excitement !!
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Traffic