In each of his musical roles, David Pierce demonstrates the highest level of professionalism. His arrangements are enjoyable to play because they are tasteful and swinging, and every detail of the notation and layout of the parts is thoughtfully done. As a musical director, he takes care of the musicians and puts everyone at ease so they can do their best work. David is a musician’s musician.- John Murphy / John Murphy, Ph.D. Saxophonist, Chair of the Division of Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas
Young Low Brass Solos, Vol. 1
All original compositions for your young trombone, euphonium and tuba player. Difficulty ranging from beginner to advanced 2nd/3rd year players. Please email me directly for score images and audio!
Ensembles for Young Musicians (advanced)
Arrangements and original compositions for 2nd or 3rd year band students. Featuring works like : Theme From Super Mario Bros, Spider Pig, Land Down Under, Take a Chance on Me, Pink Elephants on Parade and more!
Ensembles for Young Musicians, Vol.1
A collection of original works and arrangements of class ensembles that are “tried and true!” Everything from Russian Sailor’s Dance & Shepherd’s Hey, to Saxy Polka, Hunting Song and Can-Can…
Ensembles for Young Musicians, Vol. 2
Original works for the beginning class ensembles. : Mischievous March, Butterfly Ballet, Wiggle Worm, Dragon Fire! and many more….
A Night in Tunisia
This arrangement was commissioned for the Dallas Tx brass quintet, “Imperial Brass.” A nice way to spice up your brass quintet’s concert!
Commissioned for Dallas’ “Imperial Brass,” this arrangement in a latin setting features the trombone player, and even mixes in a little jazz improvisation!
Beignet for Brass
This original work was commissioned by Adjunct Instructor of Trombone at OCU and Principal Trombonist of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, John Allen. Written for two brass quintets, this fun piece leads you down the cobblestone streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans!
Commissioned for the 2012 Tidwell MS band and orchestra for their Veterans’ Day performance.
All The Best Hits
A medley of tunes commissioned for Ray Hilley and the 2014 NWHS Cluster MS Bands. Featuring works from Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, Lourdes, and Katy Perry.
A nice song for your beginner band’s spring concert or contest piece. A medley of two fun, folkloric latin tunes to introduce some latin percussion / rhythms to your band. Fun and easy - a great recipe!!! Remember, please contact me directly for score samples and/or midi mock-ups of any song you may be interested in!
Here’s the perfect piece for your beginner band’s first holiday concert! A spirited medley of “Up on the Housetop,” and “Jingle Bells,” mixed with a little touch of Crescent City. This is a fun piece for all involved!
Commissioned for the 2013 Region II, All Region Jazz Band. An up tempo jazz samba, scored for 5/5/5 and full rhythm. If you are interested in big band compositions or arrangements, please contact me directly for my full library.
Say it Everyday
Commissioned for the Texas Region II Jazz Band in 2010, this original composition has a special place in my heart. Inspired my by wife’s uncle David Gil, its message is simple but powerful : tell the ones you love how much they mean to you…everyday. 5/5/5/4, this gentle jazz samba builds to an exciting break down and switches from Brazil to Cuba, with a mambo/montuno chorus at its end.
I wrote this arrangement when I was a band director, and it quickly became one of my students’ favorites! This fast jazz samba is scored for 5/5/4/4, with flugelhorn doubles and extra optional percussion. A perfect festival/competition piece or just a great finale for any concert!
This arrangement was commissioned for the Jazz Ambassadors. Set in a traditional “samba marcha” style, this tune works well in a medium tempo and an up-tempo ( for the more adventurous! ). 5/5/4/4, solos for tenor and piano, and plenty of high notes for your lead trumpet!
I’ll Be Seeing You
Probably one of the most special songs in the world to me. Written for my grandmother, Francis Hampton Pierce. This mellow swinger is scored for Trumpet, Tenor and Bone plus full rhythm.
Out of Nowhere
A straight-ahead swinger! Scored for Trumpet ( Flugel ), Tenor and Bone with full rhythm.
On a Slow Boat to China
A fun, catchy swinging take on a delightful tune. Three horns, Trumpet, Tenor and Bone, and full rhythm.
A quick and lively swinger, written for a good friend’s favorite catch phrase. This original tune is scored for Trumpet, Tenor and Bone, plus rhythm.
Dream a Little Dream of Me
One of my favorite all time songs. It always puts a smile on my face! Scored for Trumpet, Tenor and Bone plus rhythm.
September in the Rain
This arrangement was literally written on a rainy day! ...not in September, though. Nice, chill and blue. Trumpet ( Flugel ), Tenor and Bone plus rhythm.
Heart Shaped Box
Take your string ensemble and add a rock rhythm section, and - voila! - the rock orchestra is born! This classic is a fun addition to any concert or show. Scored for vocals, 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, 2 guitars, 2 keyboards, bass and drums. Please contact me directly for any scores, audio, or if you’d like to some custom arrangements for your group’s next performance!
This one rocks! Scored for violin, viola, cello, piano, gte, bass and drum set, this Nine Inch Nails tune will bring down the house!
A fun arrangement of the Zeppelin classic for your “rock orchestra.” Scored for 4 violins, 2 cellos, gtr, bass and drums.
Trans-Siberian Christmas Medley
Scored for violin, viola, 2 cellos, piano, gtr, bass, drums & auxiliary percussion - a great finale to your holiday concert!