50 Miniatures for Band Consortium
A set of 50 short compositions for wind band

Each miniature is
between 45 seconds and 3 minutes in duration.
There are approximately 80 total minutes of music.

I've been thinking that you can mix and match them, do miniatures in between longer compositions, use them as an opener or closer on a concert (or on either side of intermission), use the longer ones as standalone works, or even use them as sight reading or as a way to build up a new/challenging piece with limited time.

I've included a pair of 5-minute demos below with MIDI/PDF excerpts from 19 of the miniatures:

Click here to download a PDF of the score excerpts featured in the audio file above

Click here to download a PDF of the score excerpts featured in the audio file above

The buy-in for this consortium is $400. Consortium members will receive:
-A PDF copy of the score and parts by January 1, 2023
-Your name, ensemble, and institution will be listed on the inside cover of the score
-One of the miniatures will be dedicated to you (you can request a specific style/mood/difficulty level etc)
-Exclusive performance rights through October 15, 2023

Zoom residencies can be added for an additional $100 per hour
In-person residencies are also available: contact me at michael@michaelmikulka.com for specifics

Payment can be made with Venmo ( @Michael-Mikulka ) or with Credit Card or PayPal via the payment button below.


For additional payment options (or for more information), please reach out to me at michael@michaelmikulka.com

Additional details:
-Both C scores and transposed scores will be available
-In addition to the full score/parts, there will be a zipped folder with the score and parts for each miniature
so that you only have to print out / distribute the miniatures that you are actively playing

You can listen to recordings / view scores of my previous band compositions here:

"50 Miniatures" Instrumentation:

Flute 1+2
Oboe 1+2
Bassoon 1+2
Bb Clarinet 1+2+3
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone 1+2
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet 1+2+3
F Horn 1+2+3+4
Trombone 1+2
Bass Trombone
Percussion 1: Snare Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Triangle
Percussion 2: Bass Drum, Marimba (shared w/ Perc. 4)
Percussion 3: Vibraphone, Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbals (shared w/ Perc. 5) Wood Block, Cabasa, Wind Chimes
Percussion 4: Xylophone, Tam-tam, Marimba (shared w/ Perc. 2), Shaker
Percussion 5: Glockenspiel, Hi-Hat, Crash Cymbals (shared w/ Perc. 3), Tambourine

(there is a piccolo part in 29/50 miniatures)


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