Sep 062017
The Hanging Tree is a composition written by James Newton Howard and featured in the 2014 film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 from the Hunger Games film series. This arrangement is for a British Style Brass Band by Lisa Lenke Sousa.
The brass band arrangement starts with a cornet solo and later joined by the solo horn. As the piece grows in dynamics, so does the instrumentation until it reaches a full band at a double forte. At the very end of the composition, the solo cornet returns with the melody and slows down at the end. It is a tiered piece with different dynamics that make the arrangement.
Sep 062017

This arrangement of No. 5 Pas de deux From Act I from the Ballet Swan Lake Op. 20 is a challenging piece for British Style Brass Band. It contains a full score including parts for 9 cornets ( 4 solo cornets, 2 second cornets and 3 3rd cornets), 1 Flugelhorn, 3 Tenor Horn parts, 2 Baritone, 2 Tenor Trombones, 1 Bass Trombone, 2 Euphoniums, 2 E flat Tubas, and 2 BB flat Tubas.  Please order this piece today!!


Feb 142017

Fingal’s Cave is a sea cave located on an island called Staffa in the Hebrides archipelago located off the west coast of Scotland. Formed from hexagonally jointed basalt columns within a Paleocene lava flow, the caves size and arched roof give the true atmosphere of a natural cathedral along with the sounds produced by the waves of the ocean.

Shortly after a tour of England, Felix Mendelssohn visited the Fingal’s Cave in 1829 and was inspired by the echoes that were produced by it. With that inspiration, a famous piece was born and named after the cave, Hebrides Overture (aka, Fingal’s Cave). The opening phrase was first jotted down on a postcard and sent to his family along with a note to his sister, Fanny that said, “To make you understand how extraordinarily The Hebrides affected me, I send you the following, which came into my head there.”

Hebrides Overture was completed December 16, 1830, and was originally entitled Die einsame Insel( The Lonely Island). Later, Mendelssohn revised the work and completed it by 20 June 1832 with a new name, Die Hebriden, or The Hebrides. Fingal’s Cave was another title that used. The piece premiered on May 14, 1832, in London and dedicated to the Crown Prince of Prussia, King Frederick William IV. William IV invited Mendelssohn to England shortly after the composer’s twentieth birthday in 1829, thus helping with the conception of the work.

Intended as a complete work itself the composition is labeled an overture, Hebrides Overture. The work also accompanies the Sibelius composition program as a demo piece, used in a scene in the cartoon “Race For Your Life Charlie Brown” and the ‘chase music’ in the radio serial “Challenge of the Yukon.”256px-Scotland-Staffa-Fingals-Cave-1900

Sep 212016

Looking for a piece of music for your woodwind quintet to play? My Woodwind Quintet No. 2 is now available to purchase. Written in 2016, Woodwind Quintet No. 2 is a joyful piece in Ab Major with a 6/8 meter. This 1 minute 58 second work can be used in small ensemble contests, concerts or other performances.  Click Here for more information. :)

Sep 212016

Excelsior! (1901), also known as The Prince of Magicians and The Magician and the Human Pump, is a short film by Georges Méliès. Music for this presentation is composed by Lisa Lenke Sousa. Excelsior is a Public Domain Film; however, the music, Woodwind Quintet No. 2 by Lisa Lenke Sousa, is not.  You can purchase this and other sheet music by Lisa through Sheet Music Plus. You can also support her through Patreon.

Mar 082016

Here is the music video from my latest composition. The film, Le Papillon Fantastique *The Spider and the Butterfly* is by Georges Mlis (from 1909) and it is  Public Domain.  The title of the music  composition is “Jonagold” from 2016. It is a joyful piece in 5/8 and features a string orchestra and an English horn solo.

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Jan 052016

Gala is a joyful woodwind dectet in 7/8 time. It comes complete with score and parts consisting of 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, and 2 Horns. With a duration of 1 minute, 40 seconds, Gala makes a great opening number for concerts and festivals.

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Jan 052016

Cardinal Quintet in G Major is a joyful piece written for woodwind quintet. This 3 minute, 14 second work has 3 distinct movements. The first movement is in 2/4, the second, 5/8, and the 3rd is in 3/4. This advanced musical composition is an excellent choice for any concert or solo and ensemble contest.

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Dec 312015

Composed by Lisa Lenke Sousa and released in 2015, Frolicking in the Daisies is a happy, dance-like tune written for String Quartet. This joyful piece in 3/8 gives the feel of a warm summer day and of carefree children and animals in a field full of flowers. With a duration of 1 minute and 43 seconds, this piece serves as a great opener to a recital, concert or festival piece.

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Dec 302015

Written in 2015, A Peace Offering is an original musical composition for orchestra composed by Lisa Lenke Sousa. This lyrical work is 4 minutes and 15 seconds long and features the string section, flute, oboe and clarinet. This music contains both score and parts including 1 score, 1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet in Bb, 8 1st Violin parts, 8 2nd Violin parts, 7 Viola parts, 8 Cello parts and 6 String Bass parts.

You can purchase and download sheet music for A Peace Offering  at Sheet Music Plus.