The Music of William R. Higgins

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

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Grade 2 Overture for a Twelfth Night

Double Reed Quintet 12 minute Overture based on 6 original Christmas carols. For 2 Ob., EH, 2 Bsn.

Higgins (2002)
Grade 2 Easy Christmas Carols for Lever Harp

Angels We Have Heard On High
Away in a Manger
Coventry Carol
Deck the Halls
First Noel
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Lo, How A Rose E're Blooming
Once in Royal David's City
Simple Gifts
Still, Still, Still
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

Higgins (2006)
Grade 2+ Ten Bagatelles

Ten easy to intermediate concert etudes for lever harp.

Higgins (2007)
Grade 3 Aria for Alto Saxophone

Bozza's famous Aria arranged with
String Sextet or String Orchestral Accompaniment. 

 Bozza/Higgins (2012)
Grade 3 Sonata No. 4

For Alto Saxophone, Bassoon and Harpsichord or Alto and Baritone Saxophone and Piano. This is a Baroque Sonata found in the Library of Congress. Originally for two bassoons and continuo

 Paxton/Higgins (1985)
Grade 3 First Suite in G for String Orchestra
A three movement suite (11 minutes) based on three ancient Irish melodies

Higgins (2006)
Grade 3 First Suite in F for Clarinet Choir
A three movement suite (11 minutes) based on three ancient Irish melodies
(Eb, 4 Bb, Alto, Bass, Contrabass)
Higgins (2006)
Grade 3 Offertory in Olden Style
An offertory for Two Bb clarinets and piano

Higgins (2007)
Grade 4 Three Snacks for Solo Trumpet
I. Piccolo Popcorn - Piccolo Trumpet
II. Flugel Fudge - Flugelhorn
III. Trumpet Crumpet - C Trumpet

Higgins (2003)
Grade 4

Sonatina
For Bb Clarinet and Piano
Three Movements
For Beverly A. Butts
Professor of Clarinet Lebanon Valley College

Higgins (2010)
Grade 5 Muse and Frolic
For English Horn (Muse) and Oboe (Frolic)
and Piano
Commissioned by Toni Marie Marchioni
Juilliard School of Music
also for
BbClarinet and Piano

Higgins (2006)
Grade 4
Escapade
A four minute lively piece in traditional style for Bb Clarinet and Piano. Written for Beverly A. Butts, Professor of Clarinet at Lebabon Valley College.
Higgins (2013)
Grade 5 Capriccio
on a Theme by Prokofiev
A major contemporary work for clarinet alone comissioned by Beverly A. Butts, Professor of Clarinet at Lebanon Valley College.
Higgins (2013)
Grade 4 Mozart's Guide to the Woodwind Quintet

Five Mozart Conterto themes show off the individual instruments. Dedicated to the Central Pennsylvania Woodwind Quintet
Higgins (2014)
Grade 2 Wisteria

An original composition for Woodwind Quintet
Higgins (2014)
Grade 4 Variations on A Frog Went A-Courtin'

A Novelty or Encore arrangement of this folksong. Dedicated to the Central Pennsylvania Woodwind Quintetz

Higgins (2015)
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Grade 2 And So It Goes
Oboe and English Horn Septet

Higgins/Joel (2014)
Grade 3 The Gliding Girl
Oboe and English Horn Quintet

Higgins/Sousa (2014)
Grade 3 Some of These Days
Oboe and English Horn Septet

Higgins/Brooks (2014)
Grade 4 That's A Plenty
Oboe and English Horn Quartet

Higgins/Pollack/Gilbert (2014)
Grade 3 When I'm 64
Oboe and English Horn Quartet

Higgins/Lenon/McCartney (2014)
Grade 2 Wisteria
Oboe and English Horn Quartet

Higgins (2014)
Grade 3 Walkin' the Dog
Oboe and English Horn Quartet

Brooks/Higgins (2014)
Grade 3 PianoMan
Oboe and English Horn Quartet

Joel/Higgins (2014)
Grade 2 Reindeer Rag
Oboe and English Horn Quartet

Lamb/Higgins (2014)
Grade 4 Let It Go
Oboe and English Horn Quintet

Higgins/Lopez/Lopez (2015)
Grade 2 Rollin' inthe Deep
Oboe and English Horn Quartet

Atkins/Epworth/Higgins (2015)
Grade 2 Stairway to Heaven
Oboe and English Horn Quartet

Page/Plant/Higgins (2015)
Grade 3 Somewhere Oboe the Rainbow
Oboe and English Horn Quintet

Arlen/Higgins (2015)
Grade 4 Suite II
Oboe and English Horn Trio

Durnel/Higgins (2014)
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Grade 2 Come Before Winter
An Anthem based on a sermon by Dr. Carl Schneider.

Higgins (2001)
Grade 3 Christus Praestabilis
(Christ Preeminent)

A Latin anthem based on the motto of Messiah College (Colossians 1:18) and dedicated to the Messiah College Concert Choir, Linda L. Tedford, Musical Director.

Higgins (2005)
Grade 3 Celebrate the Journey

An anthem for the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church, Suzanne Klinedinst, Director.
Higgins (2007)
Grade 3 God Be With You Till We Meet Again

A benediction anthem based on the hymn of Jeremiah Rankin and William Tomer. Written for the Messiah College Concert Choir, Linda L. Tedford, Musical Director
Higgins (2008)
Grade 3 I Sing The Birth

A SATB Christmas anthem with words by Ben Johnson (1572-1637)
Higgins (2008)
Grade 3 Requiem in C minor

A seven movement Requiem (36 minutes), in English, for Church Choir, Woodwind Ensemble and Percussion.  Can be performed with choir, organ, and handbells
Higgins (2012)

COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER

All arrangements and compositions are by William R. Higgins.   To purchase arrangements, you must first obtain Permission to Arrange from the publisher of the original work. This restriction is in place to abide by copyright law.