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Posts by Michael J. Miller

Isle of Skye: An Old Tune Reimagined

Skye Isle is located in the Inner Hebrides archipelago on Scotland’s west coast where it is both the largest and northernmost island. Known for its picturesque landscapes, castles, and wildlife, it is frequently visited by tourists from all over the world. This piece is a setting of the Skye Boat Song, a beautiful Scottish folk tune…

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Purple Mountain Heather

COMING SOON from Excelcia Music Publishing Folk music has long been a source of inspiration for composers. Many melodies of more than several hundred years of age have survived in part due to their incorporation in modern music, and also because they are tuneful and memorable. Much of my music for band thus far has been…

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Alpine Memories

COMING SOON from Excelcia Music Publishing: ALPINE MEMORIES is a fantasy on traditional folksongs from the alpine region of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. A grade 3 piece for band, it was premiered in January of 2018 by the 9th and 10th-grade Hillsborough all-county band in Tampa, FL. The premiere performance was conducted by my longtime friend, Dr.…

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