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David Shaffer

David Shaffer composer / arranger

date of birth: 10.09.1953

David Shaffer was born in Columbus, Ohio and attended Grove City High School, Grove City, Ohio. He holds a Bachelor Degree from the Ohio State University and a Master of Music Degree from Miami University (Ohio). Mr. Shaffer has taught in the Hamilton, Ohio; Northridge, Ohio; and Wyoming, Ohio schools. Mr. Shaffer has been associated with the Miami University Marching Band for 30 years as Graduate Assistant Director (1978-80), Assistant Director (1980-97) and as Director (1997 – 2009). The Miami Band has performed for seven regional Bands of America Contests. In 2003 the Miami Band was selected as the “Santa Band” in the 77th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

In addition to his involvement with Miami University, Mr. Shaffer has over 400 compositions and arrangements in print. His compositions have been used at clinics and music festivals around the world and have been placed on contest required-performance lists in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Mr. Shaffer has been the recipient of the ASCAP Standard Award in Music Composition for 24 years.

Under the direction of Mr. Shaffer, the Wyoming High School String Orchestra performed as the opening group at the 1984 Mid-West National Band and Orchestra Director's Clinic in Chicago. Additional Mid-West conducting appearances were in 2000 and 2001 when Mr. Shaffer guest conducted his compositions with the Robinson School Band, Fairfax, Va., and the South Central Middle School Band, Carterville, Ga.

Currently residing in Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. Shaffer is in demand as a conductor for honor bands, new music reading clinics, music festivals, and music education seminars. During the summer of 1986 and 1992, he served as instrumental director for the Saskatchewan School of Fine Arts. In February of 1997 he conducted a program of his music, with the China Youth Corps Band in the National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan. In April of 2011 Mr. Shaffer premiered his composition At The Red Creek with the Musikkapelle Roethenbach, at Roethenbach, Germany.

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Takeoff! - David Shaffer

Takeoff! David Shaffer

Fasten your seat belts and prepare for takeoff with this programmatic piece written to capture the exhilaration of powered flight. Unique percussion instruments and contemporary instrumental sonorities are used to build the excitement from the takeoff and flight through dramatic turbulence to the resolution of a successful landing. David Shaffer's trademarks including driving r ...
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Duration: 2:13 min
Difficulty: 2
Composer: David Shaffer
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Fantasy on "O Tannenbaum" - Traditional / Arr. David Shaffer

Fantasy on "O Tannenbaum" Traditional / Arr. David Shaffer

A novel arrangement transforming the famous carol through a number of entertaining variations. March, beguine and swing treatments are all included to create an interesting and audience friendly composition.
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Duration: 3:16 min
Difficulty: 2+ (2,+)
Composer: Traditional
Arranger: David Shaffer
Article Nr: 126787
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Amazing Grace - Traditional / Arr. David Shaffer

Amazing Grace Traditional / Arr. David Shaffer

Rising Band Elementary Band Series David Shaffer hat hier ein spektakuläres Arrangement dieses klassischen Chorals für jüngere Musiker geschaffen. Sobald die anmutige Einleitung in die fließende Vorstellung der Melodie übergeleitet hat, wächst das Arrangement mit seiner dramatischen Energie bis zum Schluss. Obwohl das Arrangement sehr einfach ist, machen die typischen David-Sh ...
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Duration: 2:17 min
Difficulty: 2
Composer: Traditional
Arranger: David Shaffer
Article Nr: 160081
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Freefall! - David Shaffer

Freefall! David Shaffer

Rising Band Elementary Band SeriesFreefall is defined as pure energy; motion with no acceleration other than that provided by gravity. From the very first measure, David Shaffer's inspired contribution to the young band repertoire brings a level of excitement and intensity that will capture and cultivate your student's creative and performing interests. Utilizing contemporary c ...
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Duration: 2:18 min
Difficulty: 2
Composer: David Shaffer
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Article Nr: 151866
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Fire Dance - David Shaffer

Fire Dance David Shaffer

Build-A-Band SeriesDavid Shaffer's energetic "Fire Dance" has been a very popular band piece for many years, and David's new arrangement for the Build-A-Band Series retains all of the fun and excitement of the original but allows it to sound great with very small bands or bands that have instrumentation issues. Includes multiple percussion parts which greatly enhance the piece. ...
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Duration: 4:12 min
Difficulty: 2+
Composer: David Shaffer
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Article Nr: 160084
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A Crazy Mixed-Up Christmas Concert - David Shaffer
Several years ago in a town near you the local band was all set for the annual holiday concert. They had rehearsed all the carols everyone loves and the auditorium was full of friends and family awaiting the performance. Unfortunately, somehow the music in the folders had gotten completely mixed up, and when the Conductor brought down the baton for the first note complete chaos ...
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Duration: 2:45 min
Difficulty: 2+
Composer: David Shaffer
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Article Nr: 142560
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Fire Dance - David Shaffer

Fire Dance David Shaffer

Big, bold and full of percussion, this exotic high energy Shaffer composition is sure to be a huge favorite with developing bands. Lots of extra percussion parts to keep even the largest drum section involved. Includes a slow mysterioso section providing a contrast to the energetic nature.
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Duration: 4:15 min
Difficulty: 2+ (2,+)
Composer: David Shaffer
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Sax Attack! - David Shaffer

Sax Attack! David Shaffer

It doesn't get any better than this, a groovin' rock beat, hot percussion writing, and wailin' saxophones! The slight use of syncopation provides great teaching opportunities. This high-energy sax section feature is sure to bring down the house at your next concert.
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Duration: 1:58 min
Difficulty: 2
Composer: David Shaffer
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Article Nr: 154200
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Santa's Big Adventure - David Shaffer

Santa's Big Adventure David Shaffer

An entertaining Rhapsody of familiar carols as Ol' Santa might hear them on his Christmas eve journey around the world. Bright tempos and novel effects make this a terrific programing choice for any holiday performance! Easy enough for younger bands, but nice enough for more experieced bands who have limited rehearsal time! Lots of fun and totally audience friendly! Outstanding ...
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Duration: 2:30 min
Difficulty: 2+
Composer: David Shaffer
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Article Nr: 145377
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Into the Light - David Shaffer

Into the Light David Shaffer

An enchanting concert piece for younger bands that is certain to inspire your students. Bright and robust at the beginning, it soon settles down with a slower section which is truly delightful.This work was commissioned by and dedicated to the Washington Middle School 8th Grade Band, Washington Court House, Ohio, Dennis Wollum, Director. It is in the key of E-flat in 4/4 meter. ...
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Duration: 5:02 min
Difficulty: 2
Composer: David Shaffer
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Article Nr: 112952
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March Mania - David Shaffer

March Mania David Shaffer

Sound Foundations A perfect piece to introduce your developing musicians to the traditional march form! A terrific march that is full of fundamental teaching material, written to be successfully performeds with musicians who have studied less than a year. Everyone has an interesting part, including the bass/tenor instruments. From the introduction to the finale, March Mania wil ...
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Duration: 02:13 min
Difficulty: 1
Composer: David Shaffer
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Dominion of the sky (The Awakening of Apollo) - David Shaffer
The second of three Shaffer pieces based on Greek mythology, it's an exceptional choice for contest or concert. Includes short solos for piccolo, oboe, trumpet, clarinet, alto sax & F Horn. Mixed meters provide rhythmic challenges throughout while numerous percussion parts will keep your drummers actively involved.
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Duration: 5:29 min
Difficulty: 4
Composer: David Shaffer
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Article Nr: 136462
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Spania - David Shaffer

Spania David Shaffer

A delightful Spanish march for developing bands that is a real confidence builder and a terrific teaching tool. Written in the classic paso doble style, all sections in the band have interesting parts and it will be a real showstopper on any concert or contest performance. Very Highly Recommended!
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Duration: 1:54 min
Difficulty: 2
Composer: David Shaffer
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Article Nr: 120974
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Cantus Jubilante - David Shaffer

Cantus Jubilante David Shaffer

Diese majestätische Komposition von David Shaffer wird mit einer Fanfare im Brass Register, begleitet von Verzierungen der Holzbläser. Viele einzigartige musikalische Strukturen machen aus dieser Komposition ein Konzertstück, welches Publikum und Musiker gleichwohl begeistern wird. Ein eindrückliche Wahl für Wettbewerb und Konzert. European Supplementary Set extra lieferbar. P ...
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Duration: 6:41 min
Difficulty: 3
Composer: David Shaffer
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Article Nr: 147033
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The Twelve Songs of Christmas - David Shaffer
Rising Band Elementary Band SeriesWhy play 2 or 3 holiday tunes in a Christmas concert when you can play 12 in 2 minutes! Written as a parody of "The Twelve Days of Christmas," David Shaffer has cleverly woven twelve holiday classics into a fun-filled medley with lots of surprises for your audience. You can even play a name-that-tune game with your audiences. Easy to prepare an ...
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Duration: 2:01 min
Difficulty: 2
Composer: David Shaffer
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Article Nr: 160076
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Triple Treat - David Shaffer

Triple Treat David Shaffer

Titel / Title: Triple Treat Herausgeber / Publisher: Barnhouse Instrumentation: Concert Band Produkttyp / Product: Partitur + Stimmen Erscheinungsdatum / Date of Production: 1992 Showcase your finest trumpet players with this exciting David Shaffer opus. Written as a solo trio with band accompaniment, the simplicity of the band parts will make this piece just plain fun to prep ...
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Duration: 2:27 min
Difficulty: 2+
Composer: David Shaffer
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Rev. 4.118 - Time: 90 ms | SQL: -1 ms