John Bratton Composer Arranger DCI BOA Marching Band

John Bratton

Owner, composer, and arranger at Creative Intonation Music.

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Winner - Best Original Music/Score -Atlanta 48 Hour Film Project -

"The Shadow of Life" 

Finalist - Blue Stars Arranging Contest

Current Works

Below you will find my most recent works for concert band. Feel free to peruse the sample scores and listen to recordings of each work. To learn more and to purchase, simply click the learn more button or go to the store.

The Chase

For Concert Band

Difficulty: E - 2.5

"The Chase" is a great piece for younger bands. It is great for teaching students the concept of the minor scale. It will help them become more comfortable with a basic melody and some of the chords found within minor keys.

 

Your students will really enjoy this simple piece and will have fun performing "The Chase"! 

What If?

For Concert Band

Difficulty: ME

This piece was inspired by and dedicated to the memory of a student I taught at Campbell High School who passed away this past fall.  As one of my students, Jose continuously inspired me to look on the bright side of each day. I hope that this simple piece of music can say what my words cannot express.

The Ancients

For Concert Band

Difficulty: ME

Far off lands, misty mountains, Kings and Knights, this piece sends us on a journey to a time long forgotten. Using quartal/quintal harmonies as a base, this piece has a medieval-like quality that will interest performers and listeners alike!

In the Crater of a Fallen Giant

For Concert Band

Difficulty: ME

This is a wonderful piece that was inspired by the Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. Crater Lake was formed approximately 7,700 years ago when the 12,000ft Mount Mazama Volcano erupted explosively. This caused it to collapse and create an enormous caldera that has since filled with rain water and snow melt. This once massive volcano has created an absolutely stunning vista that is simply breathtaking.

A Hero's Journey

For Concert Band

Difficulty: M

This Multi piece collection centers around the traditional story arc of the hero in the monomyth. There are many small pieces within the idea in literature but it is primarily separated into 3 large sections:

I. Departure

II. Initiation

III. Return

This work is separated accordingly to align with the literary sections. The music itself is rich with cinematic-style writing and scoring.

2020 Marching Shows

2020:

The hero's journey

This show depicts the classic literary arc of the hero's journey. This arc has been used extensively throughout history in countless stories, plays and now movies. This show uses music from composer John Bratton as well as arrangements of music from various settings of the story of "Orpheus in the Underworld".

Price:

$750.00

Price with adjustments or alterations: Contact Me

2020:

invictus

This show was inspired by the poem "Invictus" by William Ernest Henley. It is set to music pulled from various works by Richard Wagner that highlight the varying tones and moods seen throughout the poem.

Price:

$500.00 (No Drumline Parts)

Price with custom drumline parts, adjustments, or alterations:

Contact Me

2019 Marching Shows

2019:

Emotion

This show is all about the emotions we feel as humans and how we express those feelings. It uses original music as well as arrangements of: Mozart's Requiem, Chopin's Nocturne in E minor, and Dvorak's Symphony No. 6.

Price:

$750.00

Price with adjustments or alterations: Contact Me

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