Robert McBride

ACE Publications

1 1776 OVERTURE (1975)
pf-4 hands

2 BOOGIE (1952)
alto sax, piano

3 BOP PIZZICATO (1949)
hp,gtr,pf,str

4 BOP SOPHISTICATE (1949)
Orch: 2222 2330 PERC HP, PF, STRINGS

5 BROKEN UKELELE (1952)
boingaphone, str orch: vln A,B,C,D, vla,vcl,cb or saw or jews harp

6 CHIAPANECAS (1973)
vln,vcl,hp

7 CIELITO LINDO (1968)
str qrt

8 CIELITO LINDO (1973)
vln,vcl,hp

9 COMFORTABLE FLIGHT (1958)
ehn,str qrt

10 COMMENTARY (1972)
ten,2tpt,2tbn,synth,pf,cb,drm

11 CONCERTO FOR DOUBLES
fl, ob, 2 asx, 2tsx, bsx, hn, 3tpt, 4tbn, gtr, hp, pf, tba, solo sax, perc, strings

12 COPYCAT MARCH (1978)
symphonic band

13 COUNT OFF IN FIRST POSITION (1973)
str orch

14 CUATRO MILPAS (1952)
woodwind quintet

15 DANCE
vcl,pf

16 DANCE SUITE (1934)
pf

17 DEPRESSION (1933)
vln,pf

18 EASTER HYMN VARIATION (1979)
org

19 EASY FIVE FOR FOUR HANDS (1974)
pf-4 hands

20 EVERGLIDE (1977)
ob,pf

21 FANFARE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (1971)
woodwind quintet

22 FANTASY FROM THE 1ST 6 GRADES
See FOLKSONG FANTASY(MCBRI10134) for brass trio OR (MCBRI11493) for orch

23 FINE THOUGHT (1951)
vln,pf

24 FIVE WINDS BLOWING (1957)
1-1-1-1,hn

25 FLUTE PRELUDE (1972)
org

26 FOLK TUNES FOR 4 HANDS (1976)
pf 4-hands

27 FOLKSONG FANTASY (1968)
hn,tpt,tbn

29 GOLDEN SEQUENCE, THE (1974)
satb,org

30 GUESS WHAT (1976)
vcl,org

31 HARPSIPATRICK SERENADE (1952)
hpschd

32 HOME ON THE RANGE (1961)
ww qnt (1-1-1-1,hn)

33 HOME ON THE RANGE (Trio) (1973)
vln,vcl,hp

34 HOT-SHOT DIVERTIMENTO (1939)
cl&ob OR cl&pf

35 I RIDE AN OLD PAINT (1973)
garden hose in f#,tpt,tbn

36 ILL TEMPERED (1951)
pf & orch:3-1-3(+solo cl)-sax-1, 1-4-1-0,gtr,pf,str

37 IMPROVISATION (1976)
boy's chor,ssaa,pf

38 IN BABILONE VOLUNTARY (1979)
org

39 INTERWOVEN (1958)
2cl,2bsn

40 JAM SESSION (for ww qnt) (1944)
1-1-1-1,hn

41 JINGLE-JANGLE (1942)
vib & str

42 LAMENT FOR THE PARKING PROBLEM (1967)
tpt,hn,tbn

43 LET-DOWN, WARM-UP (1980)
Eng hn (or alto sax), pf

44 MELODIC POSTLUDE NO.1 (1967)
org

45 MELODIC POSTLUDE NO.2 (1967)
org

46 MEXICAN DANCE (1962)
1-1-1-1,hn

48 NIGHTCLUB IMPROMPTU (1977)
cl,pf

49 NONSENSE SYLLABLES (1940)
sop,fl

50 ONE FINGER WALTZ (1973)
str

52 PAJARILLO BARRANQUENO (1972)
ww qnt:1-1-1-1,hn

54 PARKING ON THE PARKWAY (1952)
Eng hn (or alto sax), pf

55 PATHIHARPSIC SERENADE (1952)
hpschd

56 PLAINSONG POSTLUDE (1979)
org

58 PRELUDE FOR ORGAN (1931)
organ

59 PRELUDE FOR VIOLIN & PIANO (1930)
vln,pf

60 PRELUDE ON A LENTEN HYMN (1979)
org

63 QUIETUDE (1951)
vln,pf

64 QUINTET FOR OBOE & STRINGS (1937)
oboe, string quartet

65 RED RIVER VALLEY (1967)
tpt,hn,tbn

67 ROCK 'EM COWBOY
Woodwind Quintet

68 RUDIMENTS OF RUGCUTTING (1950)
2 ob,bsn,pf OR 2 vln,vcl, pf

69 SERENADE TO COUNTRY MUSIC (1965)
ww quintet

70 SHOWPIECE1 (Ballet): (1937)
(A) orch: pic-2-2-2-2, 4-3-3-1, perc, hp, str, (B)solo pf, (C) 2 pf

71 SHOWPIECE:ADAGIO(#34) (1937)
pf

72 SHOWPIECE:ADAGIO(#35) (1937)
pf

73 SHOWPIECE:ADAGIO(#37) (1937)
2pf

74 SHOWPIECE:BOLERO(#39) (1937)
pf

78 SHOWPIECE:FOURSOME(#54) (1937)
2pf

86 SHOWPIECE:JIG(#20) (1937)
pf

87 SHOWPIECE:JIG(#21) (1937)
2pf

94 SHOWPIECE:PARADE(#9) (1937)
2pf

98 SHOWPIECE:ROMANCE(#15) (1937)
pf

100 SHOWPIECE:ROUND(#46) (1937)
pf

101 SHOWPIECE:STRUT(#18) (1937)
pf

102 SHOWPIECE:THREESOME(#52) (1937)
pf

103 SHOWPIECE:WALTZ(#30) (1937)
pf

104 SHOWPIECE:WALTZ(#31) (1937)
2pf

107 SHUT UP, MOCKINGBIRD (1976)
4 picc

108 SLOW JUMP (1974)
pf 4-hands

109 STRING FOURSOME (1957)
str qrt

110 STUFF (1951)
vln,pf

111 SWING FUGUE
org

112 SWING STUFF (1938)
cl & orch:2/pic-2-ehn-0-2,4-3-3-1,perc,str

113 TAKE-OFF (1951)
vln,vcl

115 VARIATIONS ON AN UNKNOWN THEME (1952)
str orch

116 VARIATIONS ON VARIOUS POPULARISMS (1965)
Ehn, Cl, Bsn

117 VARIETY DAY (1948)
vln,pf

118 VARIETY DAY, a Violin Concerto (1975)
vn, orch:2-2-2-2, 2-2-2-0,timp,hp,pf,str

119 VOCALISE (1935)
sop,fl,pf

120 VOCALISE NO.3 ON NONSENSE SYLLABLES (1970)
ten,pf,drms,cb

122 WATCH YOUR DRIVIN', BABY - I'LL DO THE LOOKIN' (1976)
saxophone quartet 2 1 1 or 1111

123 WAY OUT, BUT NOT TOO FAR (WOBNTF) (1975)
Baritone horn (Euphonium) and piano

124 WAYFARIN' STRANGER (1973)
2sop,gtr,hpschd

125 WISE-APPLE FIVE (1945)
cl & str qnt(str orch)

126 WORKOUT FOR OBOE AND PIANO (1936)
ob, pf

127 WORLD IS OURS, THE (1951)
sax,1-1-1-0, pf,gtr,strcl & orch:3-1-3-1-

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Biography: 

Robert Guyn McBride, University of Arizona Music Professor Emeritus, died July 1, 2007. He was born in Tucson, Arizona Territory, on February 20, 1911. Robert is survived by Carol, his wife of 66 years; their daughter, Marion of Irvington, NY; their son, Lawrence (Barbara) of Arlington, VA; and by grandchildren, Karin Sosis, Andrew Sosis, Lindsay McBride, and Graham McBride. Bob's musical talents matured at the UA, where he received a Master of Music degree in 1935. This "desert rat" then taught at Bennington College in Vermont, where he met and married Carol. In 1945 he moved to New York City to write music for films. As television supplanted short subjects at the movies, he returned in 1957 to Tucson and the UA to teach composition. Skilled as an instrumentalist (oboe, English horn, clarinet, and saxophone), Bob performed widely at colleges and with orchestras. His compositions were played by major orchestras and chamber groups, and were published and recorded.

His music, often with catchy titles, ranged from serious to whimsical: opera, jazz pieces, modern dance scores, instrumental solos, chamber pieces, and orchestral works. He received a Guggenheim Foundation grant in 1937, and in 1942 the American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded him a prize for "writing a new idiom and expression" in modern American music. Later, the UA honored him with a Medallion of Merit. Bob was a true gentleman whose great patience and wonderfully agreeable nature endeared him to his family, friends, and students. An achievement Bob especially enjoyed was scoring 11 holes-in-one at the local par three course, the last at age 92.