Abundance – Arthur Breur, composer; Carlos Marquez, piano

Abundance – Arthur Breur, composer; Carlos Marquez, piano

A Patreon Reward for Angela Geno-Stumme, the “marching orders” were to create a jazz tune based on the word “Abundance”. When I first started creating the melody, I had it going much more slowly. As I played the tune on my piano, it gradually came to have a fun,...
Abundance – Piano Solo

Abundance – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION A Patreon Reward for Angela Geno-Stumme, the “marching orders” were to create a jazz tune based on the word “Abundance”. When I first started creating the melody, I had it going much more slowly. As I played the tune on my piano, it...
Alua Alueia – Mezzo Soprano Solo

Alua Alueia – Mezzo Soprano Solo

DESCRIPTION A wordless lullaby composed for Megan Ihnen’s “Sleep Songs” project. This lullaby uses only one consonant, and the vowels flow smoothly from one to the next. The notes in each phrase are all within a fourth, so as not to have melodic...
Asher’s Song – Piano Solo

Asher’s Song – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION Commissioned by Scott Dodson for the occasion of his son Asher’s bar mitzvah. An animated piano piece in the style of “Linus and Lucy” (sometimes called the “Peanuts Theme”). DURATION 3m11s COMPOSER Arthur Breur INSTRUMENTS...
Avah’s Song – Piano Solo

Avah’s Song – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION This piano solo gets its initial spark of inspiration from “Sisi Ni Moja” by Jacob Narverud and is composed to reflect the songs and styles of powerful female singers such as Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and P!nk. It was composed for the bat mitzvah...
Chemistry – Song for Contralto Voice & Piano

Chemistry – Song for Contralto Voice & Piano

DESCRIPTION This piece was commissioned by Annette Saarinen for her granddaughter Aurora, who happens to be studying chemistry (among other things) so she can pursue her goals of working on environmental restoration. Composing a song that is a gift for a...
Concert March No. 1: “Faithful Companion” – Concert Band

Concert March No. 1: “Faithful Companion” – Concert Band

DESCRIPTION A frolicking play on the traditional concert march structure, this 6/8 march brings to mind images of going for a walk, playing in the park, tossing a tennis ball, and other tail-wagging activities. With Cow Bell! “Dedicated to my sister, Margie, & my...
Cinderella’s Stepsisters – Flute & Piano

Cinderella’s Stepsisters – Flute & Piano

DESCRIPTION A bold but ugly fanfare in the piano starts this musical picture of Cinderella’s two sisters, who prance and pose as if they are the most delightful and deserving maidens in the land, but who are spiteful and nasty from the inside out. DURATION 3m...
Dance of the Monsters Under the Bed – Piano Solo

Dance of the Monsters Under the Bed – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION A fun, rollicking romp with musical references to the music played for silent movies. An homage to the spooky music composed by Danny Elfman, John Williams, Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith and others as well as the sound of the piano performances that...
Dance – Piano Solo

Dance – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION Composed as part of a commission for a Jewish wedding, this beautiful interlude has the right hand playing both an accompaniment and a melody at the same time, allowing the student to practice emphasizing and singling out the notes of the melody. This...
Dance of the Monsters Under the Bed – Concert Band Arrangement

Dance of the Monsters Under the Bed – Concert Band Arrangement

DESCRIPTION Concert band arrangement of this fun, spooky Halloween piece—an homage to movie score composers including John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Danny Elfman, and Bernard Herrmann, as well as to the sound of the piano performances that would accompany silent...
Francine’s Theme – Piano Solo

Francine’s Theme – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION A theme I composed in the style of a movie love theme for my friend Francine Gobel while still in high school. It includes references to “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and “I’m in the Mood for Love”. Listen to or buy Carlos...
Glacier Bay – String Trio (vn-vn-vc)

Glacier Bay – String Trio (vn-vn-vc)

DESCRIPTION Glacier Bay for String Trio. An audio impression of the experience of being in Glacier Bay. This is the premier performance of “Glacier Bay” by String Trio Black Diamonds – just one day after Arthur Breur composed the piece and provided...
Goslings – Viola Duet

Goslings – Viola Duet

DESCRIPTION A pedagogical viola duet in a minimalist style. Viola 1 may vary bowing and playing style over the same repeated phrases, while Viola 2 plays across the strings. Musically inspired by the “overlapping” but repeated sounds of geese honking and...
Godsong – Piano Solo

Godsong – Piano Solo

DESCRITION Beautiful, melodic, forward-moving piece that slides effortlessly from one key and mood to another. (Alternate notes included for smaller hands.) DURATION 2m 40s COMPOSER Arthur Breur INSTRUMENTS Piano Solo FORMAT Sheet Music Single GENRES 20th Century,...
The Healer – Piano Solo

The Healer – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION A composition for a long-time friend and recent patron, composed to represent their oldest daughter, who is working to become a doctor. Composed using the letters H-E-A-L-E-R (A-E-A-E-E-D), and meant to sound comforting and compassionate, as well as a...
I Love You – Piano Solo

I Love You – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION A piece of music I composed in high school in response to my very first crush. DURATION 1m 55s COMPOSER Arthur Breur INSTRUMENTS Piano Solo, Easy Piano FORMAT Sheet Music Single GENRES Contemporary Classical, Post-Romantic, Anniversary, Wedding LEVEL...
The Jester – Brass Quintet

The Jester – Brass Quintet

DESCRIPTION With a twisted mess of a fanfare, The Jester takes the stage, entertaining the court with his banter and stumbles and pratfalls. While he may presents a comic persona and distract his audience well with his antics, he knows the truth of the pain and...
Jodi’s Theme – Piano Solo

Jodi’s Theme – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION Short, lovely theme written with references to the style of John Williams. DURATION 1m 36s COMPOSER Arthur Breur INSTRUMENTS Piano Solo FORMAT Sheet Music Single GENRES 20th Century, Contemporary Classical, Christmas, Anniversary, Wedding LEVEL Early...
Kelly Morse’s Theme – Piano Solo

Kelly Morse’s Theme – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION Not very long or difficult to play, but compositionally clever and emotionally moving. Composer’s Notes: “In college, Kelly Morse knew that I often created melodies by using the letters of a person’s name (continuing the letters of the...
A Little Tune I Learned From Fflewddur Fflam – Harp Solo

A Little Tune I Learned From Fflewddur Fflam – Harp Solo

DESCRIPTION A beautiful little tune inspired by the character and the name of the truth-stretching bard/king from The Chronicles of Prydain. DURATION 1m 05s COMPOSER Arthur Breur INSTRUMENTS Harp FORMAT Sheet Music Single GENRES 21st Century, Contemporary Classical,...
Love Too Soon, Love Too Late – Piano Solo

Love Too Soon, Love Too Late – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION This piece was one of the first pieces I composed after college, and was highly influenced by the film scores of Danny Elfman. This piece was composed for my friend Steven McQuiston. DURATION 1m 32s COMPOSER Arthur Breur INSTRUMENTS Piano Solo GENRES...
Love Too Soon, Love Too Late – Harp Solo

Love Too Soon, Love Too Late – Harp Solo

DESCRIPTION Harp solo arranged by the composer from the solo piano work. “This piece was one of the first pieces I composed after college, and was highly influenced by the film scores of Danny Elfman. This piece was composed for my friend Steven...
A Lullaby For Marquishia – Piano Solo

A Lullaby For Marquishia – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION This piece was my reaction to the story of a little girl named Marquishia whose life was too short and tragic. I think she deserved more than her fate, and wrote this lullaby to sooth my own grief after following the developing story in the news, as it...
March of the Robots – Concert Band Arrangement

March of the Robots – Concert Band Arrangement

DESCRIPTION A fun, playful study of compound meter and changing meters, in a film-score style. Premiered December 8, 2019 at the Tigard Public Library in Tigard, Oregon by the Tualatin Valley Community Band. (TVCB.org) DURATION 2m 04s COMPOSER Arthur Breur INSTRUMENTS...
March of the Robots – Piano Solo

March of the Robots – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION Fun march with lots of parallel chords, and using complex meters in the opening “fanfare” measures. Performance (for reference) by Carlos Márquez at: https://breur.bandcamp.com/track/march-of-the-robots-2 (very fast!) DURATION 02m 00s COMPOSER...
March to Bethlehem – Piano Solo

March to Bethlehem – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION A fun little march that represents the shepherds, the wise men, and the star. Great for parallel 3rds practice, too! DURATION 2m 5s COMPOSER Arthur Breur INSTRUMENTS Piano Solo FORMAT Sheet Music Single GENRES Contemporary Classical, Christmas LEVEL Early...
Margie’s Theme – Piano Solo

Margie’s Theme – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION Sweet, harmonically simple, and distinct, with a haunting melody. From the composer: Very likely my second composition ever, composed in my early teens with my sister Margie in mind. I’ve always thought of it as “her” theme, even though...
Mastodons & Megafauna – Orchestra

Mastodons & Megafauna – Orchestra

DESCRIPTION (This standalone piece is an excerpt from the Tualatin Overture.) We step back into ancient history, and the footprints here are not made by humans. We hear the tread of the giant mammals of the Ice Age: mammoths, sloths, bison, horses… and mastodons. This...
Mia – Easy Piano Solo

Mia – Easy Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION Short, simple, mournful piano solo. Mia: Thank you for warming our laps and our hearts for ten wonderful years.  You were the prettiest cat at the Tampa Humane Society, and you were the sweetest pet anyone could ever wish for. No more hurting, no more...
Misted Swerve – Mixed Trio

Misted Swerve – Mixed Trio

DESCRIPTION A jaunty and mysterious theme composed on the name of a patron. DURATION 3m COMPOSER Arthur Breur INSTRUMENTS Alto Sax, Double Bass, Marimba FORMAT Score, Set of Parts GENRES 21st Century, Contemporary Classical, Jazz LEVEL Intermediate AUDIO...
Night Alone – Piano Solo

Night Alone – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION This haunting piece is carried by a melancholy bassline, creating a hypnotic but active atmosphere. The unexpected and devastatingly sad ending leaves the audience with a distinct sense of the isolation expressed. Edition 1.01 note: Adds low Ds played with...
Nostalgia – Piano Solo

Nostalgia – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION A composition based on the letters of a new friend’s name. This is one of the pieces I have composed for friends from and in the Middle East. DURATION 1m34s COMPOSER Arthur Breur INSTRUMENTS Piano Solo FORMAT Sheet Music Single GENRES Contemporary...
Not Forgotten – Piano Solo

Not Forgotten – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION Simple harmonies move from major to minor and this lovely piece opens up in to a harp-like verse and a lightly syncopated chorus. From the composer: “In 2013 I found an old sequence with the first part of this piece, and suddenly the whole thing came...
The Painting – Piano Solo

The Painting – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION The piece is dedicated to Gerry Busch, from whom I gathered the idea of the recurring pattern bassline and the overall structure. The accompaniment in this piece was inspired by Gerry’s compositions, and the melody was derived from the word...
Piano Sonata

Piano Sonata

DESCRIPTION Dedicated to Curtis Jerome Buckey, 1965-2015. First Movement: inspired by the choreography of Bob Fosse and jazz. Second Movement: melancholy, lyrical waltz. Third Movement: Originally titled “The Unicorn Hunt”; inspired by fantasy film scores...
Ragtime No. 1: Kiwi Rag – Piano Solo

Ragtime No. 1: Kiwi Rag – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION Short, quirky, upbeat Ragtime. DURATION 2m COMPOSER Arthur Breur INSTRUMENTS Piano Solo FORMAT Sheet Music Single GENRES 20th Century, Ragtime LEVEL Early...
Ragtime No. 2: Solace – Piano Solo

Ragtime No. 2: Solace – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION A Ragtime with Latin feel and rhythms, composed in the traditional AABBACCDD structure. Arthur Breur’s sister, Margie, negotiated with him that she got to have one piano piece—Scott Joplin’s “Solace”—that could be “her”...
Ragtime No. 3: George Takei Rag – Piano Solo

Ragtime No. 3: George Takei Rag – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION A concert rag based on the life of George Takei. Traditional AABBACCDD form. Happy birthday, George Takei! This piece is composed off the letters of George Takei’s name (just continuing the additional letters of the alphabet up the scale after A-G),...
Recessional – Organ Solo

Recessional – Organ Solo

DESCRIPTION I believe organ recessionals for weddings should be upbeat, exciting music reflecting the joy & celebration felt at that happy moment. I composed this lively solo organ recessional for the wedding of one of my best friends from high school. Its...
Reflections – Piano Solo

Reflections – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION One of my earlier pieces, displaying the fascination I had with the major 7th at that time. NOTE: Wide, open chords in the left hand can be brought up an octave and made simple triads, OR the top note can be left out (for smaller hands). DURATION 2m 08s...
Remembering Zayne – Piano Solo

Remembering Zayne – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION Here is the piece Arthur Breur composed for the family and friends of Zayne Shomler, December 14, 1998 – February 8, 2016.  Prior to performing the piece, he spoke to the assembled mourners with the following prepared text: It does no disservice to...
Romeo & Juliet – Piano Solo

Romeo & Juliet – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION This is the piano solo version of the theme I composed as incidental music for a theatrical performance of Romeo and Juliet my senior year at Millikin University. This lovely melody was inspired by the words “Romeo, oh, Romeo! Wherefore art thou...
Rondo for Richard and Sue – Piano Solo

Rondo for Richard and Sue – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION An AABABA rondo with a tender, melodic main theme that is developed and contrasted in the more dramatic B section. Commissioned by a patron to be a Christmas gift. DURATION 2m 15s COMPOSER Arthur Breur INSTRUMENTS Piano Solo FORMAT Sheet Music Single...
Sky In Motion – Piano Solo

Sky In Motion – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION (This is the same sheet music as https://www.floatinghomemusic.com/downloads/sky-in-motion-piano-solo-with-art-cover/ but with a the standard publisher’s cover page.) Note from the composer: “This is piece was composed for and dedicated to my...
Sky In Motion – Piano Solo (with Art Cover)

Sky In Motion – Piano Solo (with Art Cover)

DESCRIPTION (This is the same sheet music as https://www.floatinghomemusic.com/downloads/sky-in-motion-piano-solo/ but with a the photographic cover page.) Note from the composer: “This is piece was composed for and dedicated to my friend, the Persian composer...
Tema Triste – Easy Piano Solo

Tema Triste – Easy Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION A soft, simple piano piece. This is the original in the key of D-Flat Major, suitable for early players who are learning about key signatures. There is also an easier C Major version available. Audio of C Major version as played by Carlos Márquez available...
Tema Triste in C – Easy Piano Solo

Tema Triste in C – Easy Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION A soft, simple piano piece. This is the easier version in the key of C Major. Original D-Flat Major version available here. DURATION 1 m COMPOSER Arthur Breur INSTRUMENTS Piano Solo, Easy Piano FORMAT Sheet Music Single GENRES 21st Century, Contemporary...
Trio – Piano Solo Miniature

Trio – Piano Solo Miniature

DESCRIPTION A short piece composed as an interlude for a wedding. The melodies and harmonies are mostly built using the letters from a variety of words, including the couple’s names. DURATION 0m 33s COMPOSER Arthur Breur INSTRUMENTS Piano Solo FORMAT Sheet Music...
Tuesday Night Overture – Concert Band

Tuesday Night Overture – Concert Band

DESCRIPTION Commissioned by the Tualatin Valley Community Band (”TVCB”) for its 30th Anniversary: 1988-2018 Starting with only 14 players (representing the initial TVCB membership) and growing to full concert band, this piece celebrates: the beginning of the this...
Turning – Handbell Choir

Turning – Handbell Choir

DESCRIPTION Handbell piece composed during a trip to Denver, Colorado, inspired by the turning of the aspen leaves in fall.  Composed for Central Presbyterian Church, Denver, Colorado. Thanks to Ed & Jean Bolle DURATION 1m 10s COMPOSER Arthur Breur INSTRUMENTS...
Turning – Piano Solo

Turning – Piano Solo

DESCRIPTION Piano solo sheet music arranged from the original handbell piece. Notes from the composer: “Arranged from my original handbell piece, composed during a trip to Denver, Colorado, and inspired by the turning of the aspen leaves in fall. Composed for...
Undercurrent – Harp Solo

Undercurrent – Harp Solo

DESCRIPTION A composition for my Patreon patron, Margie Gilmore, intended to sound like a relaxing wake-up ringtone. I used the letters of the name of Margie and her husband, Mike, to create the melody. Special thanks to harpist Shana Norton for reviewing the score....
Wedding March – Organ Solo

Wedding March – Organ Solo

DESCRIPTION I composed this stately solo organ march for the wedding of one of my best friends from high school. DURATION 1m 45s COMPOSER Arthur Breur INSTRUMENTS Organ FORMAT Sheet Music Single GENRES Contemporary Classical, Neo-Classical,...
Wedding Prelude – Organ Solo

Wedding Prelude – Organ Solo

DESCRIPTION Calm, thoughtful organ solo suited to weddings, church services, or other ceremonies. Commissioned by Christopher Minnes for the wedding of Wendy Minnes and Bruce Sherman, Saturday, June 22, 1996. DURATION 3m 21s COMPOSER Arthur Breur INSTRUMENTS Organ...
Wedding Prelude – Woodwind Quintet

Wedding Prelude – Woodwind Quintet

DESCRIPTION Calm, thoughtful prelude suited to weddings, church services, or other ceremonies. Originally commissioned as an organ solo by Christopher Minnes for the wedding of Wendy Minnes and Bruce Sherman, Saturday, June 22, 1996. Arranged by the composer for...