October 27 - Added a new brand new march for Brass Band - Unity series. The title is "Believe!", which includes the chorus "I do believe, I will believe". The final sections of the march feature the well-known song, "I Know Whom I Have Believed". A new YouTube scrolling score video was also add to the Gerry Shoults Music YouTube channel.
October 25 - Added a new edition of the brass band piece "The Reason", including a new YouTube scrolling score video.
October 6 - Added a brand new song arrangement "Come Home", scored for brass band unity series. A scrolling score video is also available on YouTube.
September 29 - Added "Wonderful Story", a three movement suite for brass band. This version is scored for Unity Series, which consists of 8 brass parts plus percussion. The original version of this suite was written for full band, using General Series layout. This scaled-down version is true to the original version. Traditional treble clef parts are provided, along with parts for F Horns, and bass clef parts for all low brass instruments. There is also a scrolling score YouTube video available.
August 23 - Added "Slane Variations". This is a newly completed major work for brass band. All low-brass parts are provided in both the usual treble clef transposition as well as in bass clef concert pitch. Notably (no pun intended), this is my first project created with Dorico 4 and NotePerformer 3. Dorico™ is a registered trademark of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH, and Noteperformer™ is a registered trademark of Wallander Instruments AB.
August 17 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the euphonium solo "Variants on Rachie".
June 29 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the a cappella choir arrangement "Thou Art Enough for Me".
June 23 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the euphonium solo "Greenwood Air and Variations".
June 20 - Repaired a major problem with the downloadable files. The folder was accidentally moved or deleted on the web server. It is now completely restored. Also sent an email to all registered users on June 23 to notify them of this problem and resolution.
June 16 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the piano solo "My Jesus I Love Thee".
June 9 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the brass band suite "Wonderful Story".
May 24 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the brass band transcription "When In The Hour of Uttermost Need".
May 17 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the brass sextet "Evening Prayer".
May 11 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the brass septet "The Entertainer".
May 3 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for "Blueberry Lullaby" for small orchestra.
April 26 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the piano solo "Blueberry Lullaby".
April 19 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the "Processional to Chadwick and Ashley" written for solo piano.
April 12 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the brass band march "Hallelujah".
April 4 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the brass septet "Teach Me How to Love Thee".
March 15 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the trombone solo "Pass Me Not", dedicated to my brother Ron Shoults. There is also a link to the Facebook video featuring Ron playing this with the Oakbrook Terrace Corps Band on March 13, 2022.
February 16 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the SATB choir setting for "Just Where He Needs Me ".
February 15 - Re-titled the "Error" page to "Message". This page displays any website messages that are encountered using this site. Some of these messages are informational only, e.g. password successfully reset, others may be the result of an error. If you encounter an error message, please contact us.
February 10 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the vocal solo "In His Image".
February 3 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the vocal duet "Greater Love".
January 20 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the vocal solo "Sunshine and Daisies".
January 13 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the a cappella vocal setting "He Leadeth Me".
December 30 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the piano wedding recessional "Recessional to Melissa and Corey".
December 14 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the piano wedding processional "Procession to Melissa and Corey".
December 7 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the piano solo "Opus 20".
December 3 - Updated the parts file for the brass band band scores "I Need Thee Every Hour", "Now Thank We All Our God", and "Ballade for Euphonium. The parts file now includes bass clef parts for baritones, trombones, euphonium, Eb bass, and Bb bass.
December 2 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the piano solo "Opus 12".
November 25 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the piano solo "Kathie's Tune".
November 16 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the brass quartet "Trumpet of the Lord".
November 11 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the brass quartet "Silent night" arranged in November 1971.
November 2 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the brass sextet "Good Christian Men Rejoice" arranged in 1974.
October 29 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the brass quartet "Jesus Loves Me" written in 1969.
October 19 - Added the scrolling score YouTube video for the Recessional written for Gerry and Kathie's wedding. This is from Giovanni Gabrieli (1608) and arranged for Brass Choir, Handbell Choir, and Organ.
October 13 - Added a brand new SATB Choir and Piano arrangement of "Near the Cross", the familiar hymn by Fanny Crosby. There is also a YouTube scrolling score video provided for this piece. Also added a piano accompaniment for William Himes euphonium solo "My Christ is All in All", based on a song by Herbert H. Booth.
October 7 - Added YouTube video for brass band score to "I Need Thee Every Hour".
October 1 - Added a page for the Euphonium Solo "All That I Am", words/music by William Himes, arranged by Gerry Shoults for Euphonium and Piano. This version is based on the chorus of the popular song "All That I Am". This arrangement is published by The Salvation Army USA Eastern Territory, and the links to purchase this music are provided on this new page of the website.
September 21 -Added YouTube video for the song "Though Your Sins Be As Scarlet" for SAB choir and piano.
September 14 -Added YouTube video for the brass band score to "Ballade for Euphonium"
September 7 -Added YouTube video for the baby dedication song "We Adore Thee".
September 2 - Added 13 Brass/Vocal arrangements by Gerry Shoults that are published by The Salvation Army USA Central Territory in their ongoing Hallelujah Choruses collections. These arrangements are for brass ensemble and SAB vocals. These span a timeframe from 2003 through the present day. Titles include All For Thee, Be Unto Your Name, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, Enter In, I Stand in Awe, I'm in His Hands, In This Quiet Moment, In This Sanctuary, My Desire, My Jesus I Love Thee, They Need Christ, We All Bow Down, and You Are My All in All. Also added a page with links to the brass band arrangement "Glorify Thy Name" that is published in the The Salvation Army Festival Series (2013).
August 31 - Added YouTube videos for two pieces: Brass Septet "Rag-Time Dance" and Piano Solo "I Know a Fount"
August 24 - Added YouTube videos for two pieces. Fanfares and Hymn for Brass Band "Now Thank We All Our God", Trombone Solo and Piano "Pass Me Not".
August 17 - Added YouTube videos for two pieces: A cappella Choir "In God We Trust - Psalm 20", Brass Band and Eb Bass solo "Praise the Everlasting King".
August 10 - Added YouTube videos for two pieces. Suite for Brass Band - "Pathway", SATB Choir and Piano "I Must Have the Savior With Me".
August 3 - Added YouTube videos for three pieces. Euphonium Solo and Piano "Ballade for Euphonium", Eb Bass solo and Piano "Praise the Everlasting King", Brass Choir, Organ, and Handbells "Processional to Kathie".
This new version of the website contains major improvements including:
October 13 - Another piece for brass band, written for a congregational sing-along in 1982 was published today "To God Be the Glory". This features the Fanny Crosby song "To God Be the Glory", the chorus "Praise Him With Melody", and the chorus "Give to Jesus Glory". You can find this on the brass band page.
October 9 - A suite for brass band "Pathway" was published this week. This three movement suite was written for the retirement service of Commissioner and Mrs. Harold Shoults (Gerry's parents), and features three of their favorite songs. It was performed on March 18, 1994 at that service by the Chicago Staff Band. It is now being made available in a newly edited edition. It can be found on the brass band page, where you will find the downloadable .pdf file for the score and all parts, along with a Finale recording. Go have a listen.
September 22 - A song arrangement of Thou Art Enough for Me was added to the Choir Music page today. This is an a cappella arrangement written at the request of the late Ed Lowcock, one of Gerry's beloved bandmasters and a trusted friend. It is dedicated to his memory. This piece marks the 55th publication here.
August 31 - Majors Paul and Paula Fleeman recorded the song he wrote for Gerry and Kathie's wedding. This new audio file was added to the wedding music page today.
August 18 - Marking the 53rd and 54th publication on this site, two vocal arrangements were added "Though Your Sins Be As Scarlet", the first is an a cappella version of the familiar Fanny Crosby song taken from Isaiah 1:8. The second version, an original melody, is for SAB choir with piano, and was written in memory of Howard Cox. You can find both of these on the Choir Music page.
August 17 - Three piano solos were added: "My Jesus I Love Thee", "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing", and "I Know a Fount", marking the 52nd piece posted on this website. These three selections are useful as an offertory, or could also be used to accompany your church congregation. You can find these on the Piano Music page.
August 12 - The brass band piece "Sing Praise" was added to the site. This was written in 1988 as the opener for the Congress of Praise held in Chicago. It features three songs, To God Be the Glory, Praise Him Praise Him, and Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation.
June 9 - Three pieces were added. A brass band arrangement of the final chorale prelude from J.S. Bach, "When In the Hour of Uttermost Need". This is found on the brass band music page. Another brass septet version of Scott Joplin's "Rag Time Dance" was published on the brass ensemble music page. This piece was written for Gerry and Kathie's wedding reception. The third piece added is a vocal solo, "Sunshine and Daisies", written by Kathie's brother, Paul Fleeman. He wrote and performed this at our wedding in June 1975 - this arrangement provides piano accompaniment.
June 10 - A short fanfare for brass septet was added, "Elmwood Park Fanfare", written in 1973, Gerry's sophomore year in college. Also added is a fanfare for three trumpets which leads into The National Anthem. Both of these items are on the brass ensemble music page.
June 30 - Added a brass sextet "Teach Me How to Love Thee" written during Gerry's senior year of high school. This piece is a chorus arrangement that would be useful for a small brass ensemble offertory.
May has been another productive month with ten compositions added to the site, making a total of 43 pieces available now.
May 7 - A new Tuba Music page was added. A solo for Eb Bass (Eb Tuba) was published for the first time, a completely newly engraved/edited version of a solo Gerry wrote in the summer 1985 for his cousin Bob Alder. This solo was performed in the Chicago area a few times by a friend of Gerry's, the late Steve Diaz. It has a challenging range for Eb Bass and it takes a bit of endurance to play through to the end. The recorded Finale mp3 files provide a realistic musical interpretation. If you are an aspiring tubaist who is ready to take on this challenge and decide to make a recording, we would be happy to link to your site.
May 9 - A new Christmas Music page was added. This contains a brass sextet arrangement of J.S. Bach's setting of Good Christian Men Rejoice. Also, there is a short arrangement of Silent Night for brass quartet.
May 11 - An arrangement of Sir Edward Elgar's "Nimrod" from Enigma Variations was added to the Brass Ensemble Music page. This was arranged for Gerry's wedding and is for brass sextet and organ.
May 13 - Two more arrangements were added to the Brass Ensemble page, the first is Scarborough Fair for Brass Sextet, Organ, and Handbells. The second is Evening Prayer, from Englebert Humperdinck's opera Hansel and Gretel, arranged for brass sextet. Both of these pieces were played during the preliminary music at Gerry's wedding.
May 18 - Blueberry Lullaby was published, one version is a piano solo, the other includes a small orchestral score .This is in memory of Gerry's first unborn grandchild in 2008. You can find the sheet music and audio demos on the "Baby Dedication Songs" page.
May 26 - A brand new brass band score for the euphonium solo Ballade For Euphonium was published. Originally scored 17 years ago, this is a much improved accompaniment especially in terms of balance and overall sound textures. The soloist's lines are more clearly articulated with this minimalist score. If you are a euphonium player who decides to play this solo and make a recording, either with piano or band accompaniment, please provide us with a link to your site, and we'll be happy to promote your performance. Just use the "Contact" link in the footer of this website.
May 27 - A short brass quartet for Horn, two Baritones, and Tuba "Trumpet of the Lord" was published. See the Brass Ensemble Music page to download the score and parts.
This has been a productive month. Twelve compositions have been added to the site, making a total of 33 pieces available now.
One of Gerry's earliest brass band arrangements was published, "I Need Thee Every Hour". This can be found on the "Brass Band Music" page.
Another very early composition, circa 1969, was also published. This is a brass quartet based on the familiar children's song "Jesus Loves Me" and can be found on the "Brass Ensemble Music" page. Also published on that page is a brass septet arrangement of Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer".
On the "Euphonium Music" page, a euphonium (or trombone) quartet was added "God's Soldier".
An original choral composition from the mid-90s was added, a setting of Psalm 20, titled "In God We Trust", found on the "Choir Music" page.
Also published for the first time, there are six original compositions and one transcription including four wedding processionals and three wedding recessionals. These were written by Gerry for his own wedding and for his three children's weddings, and have been performed exactly once! You can find these on the "Wedding Music" page.
A new trombone solo "Pass Me Not" was added. This solo is dedicated to Gerry's brother Ron Shoults. There is a Trombone/Piano version available, as well as a full brass band accompaniment.
Three baby dedication songs were added. These were originally composed in 1979, 1982, and 1986 just prior to the baby dedication services for Gerry's three children. The three songs have been engraved for the first time, and are now made available freely to anyone who is looking for music for this type of occasion.
The site now includes 21 compositions. Like much of the world, we are in the middle of COVID-19 "shelter in place" restrictions right now, so Gerry is devoting more time at home creating new music and publishing older works as well. Stay tuned. More music files are coming soon!
The three-movement suite for brass band "Wonderful Story" was added to the site, newly scored for full brass band.
The site layout was refreshed to include visual thumbnails of the score title pages for each piece. You can now click on these links to download the sheet music files. Note: you still need to register and log in to the site to download the sheet music files.
The site now includes 16 compositions.
The march for brass band "Hallelujah" was added to the site, a newly scored version of the march written in 1980.
Three piano solos were also added, "Kathie's Tune", "Opus 12", and "Opus 20". See the music pages for detailed descriptions of these new additions.
The home page was also updated with a simple site map navigation list right on the front page (in addition to the navigation bar used throughout the site).
Three euphonium solos were added to the site: "Ballade for Euphonium", "Variants on Rachie", and "Greenwood Air and Variations". These solos were written for each of Gerry's children while they were middle school students. The piano score, as well as treble clef and bass clef euphonium parts are provided here.
The site was created in December 2018 with the first eight compositions. The choir music published include: "He Leadeth Me", "I Must Have the Savior With Me", "Just Where He Needs Me", "Hold Thou My Hand", "I Have Not Much to Give Thee", and "My Desire".
Two pieces for brass band were also published "Fanfares and Hymn - Now Thank We All Our God" and "The Reason".