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Ricky Ian Gordon 27Ricky Ian Gordon 27 vocal scoreLast month Ricky Ian Gordon, Royce Vavrek (librettist), and members of Opera Theatre of St. Louis celebrated the release of the world premiere recording of 27 – an opera about the life of Gertrude Stein and the legendary salons she hosted at 27 rue de Fleurus in Paris. In conjunction with this event, we are excited to announce that a full publication of the piano/vocal score is now available for purchase (411-41142).
Dragon Rhyme by Chen YiChen Yi is Guest Composer at the Chinese Music Festival at Rice University March 13th – 15th, where Ning (for violin, cello and pipa) will be performed. She then travels to Albuquerque to be Guest Composer at the John Donald Robb Composers’ Symposium at the University of New Mexico, which includes a performance of Dragon Rhyme for wind ensemble. Eric EwazenEric Ewazen starts the month with a residency at Flossmor High School in Illinois, where he will work with the school orchestra, band and chorus; and at the end of the month, he will be in London to hear Dame Evelyn Glennie perform his Marimba Concerto with the Isis Chamber Orchestra at Queen Elizabeth Hall. Also this month, the Boise Philharmonic, under Music Director Robert Franz, performs Concerto for Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra with soloist James Houlik (13th, 14th); and the Colorado Symphony performs the Oboe Concerto Down a River of Time with Peter Cooper, conducted by David Lockington (27th, 28th).
Steven StuckySteven Stucky is guest composer at the Red Note New Music Festival at Illinois State University in Normal (IL) March 29th – April 3rd. The festival includes performances of various works by Stucky to be performed by the faculty and students of the Illinois State University School of Music. Samuel JonesThe U.S. Marine Band, conducted by Lt. Col. Jason Fettig, will perform Samuel Jones’ new band transcription of Fanfare and Celebration twice this March. The first performance will be in Pennsylvania at the National Trumpet Competition (March 19th) and the other as part of the band’s regular concert series in Arlington, Virginia (March 22nd).
Iannaccone From Time to TimeAnthony Iannaccone’s symphonic work From Time to Time, Fantasias on Two Appalachian Folksongs receives its NY premiere on March 25th by the Spectrum Symphony, conducted by David A. Grunberg.
 
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recently added videos

Ricky Ian Gordon: 27
     - Excerpt from newly released CD
     - Interview with the composer, librettist and performers
     - Audience reactions following the premiere
Richard Wernick
     - Piano Concerto
     - Violin Concerto
Samuel Adler
     - String Quartet No. 9
Melinda Wagner
     - Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
     - Four Settings
     - Wick

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march birthdays
Sapieyevski and Boulez

birthday celebrations
this month include
Pierre Boulez (90) and
Jerzy Sapieyevski (70)!

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anniversaries below.

1 Eric Ewazen (1954)
2 Dan Welcher (1948)
4 Samuel Adler (1928)
4 Mario Davidovsky (1934)
7 Daniel Dorff (1956)
10 Stephen Montague (1943)
11 Henry Cowell (1897-1965)
11 Carl Ruggles (1876-1971)
12 Ralph Shapey (1921-2002)
13 David Carlson (1952)
14 Betram Turetzky (1933)
19 Robert Muczynski (1929-2010)
20 Jerzy Sapieyevski (1945)
24 Martin Kennedy (1978)
26 Pierre Boulez (1925)
27 Richard Hayman (1920-2014)
 
 
recently added to the rental library
William Bolcom
NINTH SYMPHONY [E.B. Marks]
Dur: 17'30"
Instr: 3(Picc. dbl Fl.3) 3(E.H. dbl. Ob.3) 3(B.Cl. dbl.
Eb Sop.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) - 4 3(3rd dbl. Flugel) 3(B.Tbn.) 1;
Timp. Perc. Pno.(dbl.Cel.) Str.

Kenneth Fuchs
RUSH [Piedmont]
Dur: 14'
Instr: Solo A.Sax.; 3(Picc.) 3(E.H.) 3 2 - 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1;
Timp. 4Perc. Hp. Str.

Ricky Ian Gordon
27
Dur: 95'
Instr: 2(2nd dbl. Picc.) 2(2nd dbl. E.H.) 2 2(2nd dbl. Cbsn.) AltoSax. – 2 2 2(2nd = B.Tbn.) 0; Timp. 2Perc. Hp. Pno. Str. (6.5.4.3.2)

Amanda Harberg
CONCERTO FOR VIOLA AND ORCHESTRA
Dur: 18'30"
Instr: Solo Vla.; 3(Picc.) 2 3(B.Cl.) 2 - 2 2 2 1;
Timp. 2Perc. Hp. Str.

Amanda Harberg
ELEGY
Dur: 8'30"
Instr: Orchestra version – 2 2 3(B.Cl.) 2 - 2 2 2 1;
     Timp. 1Perc. Str.
Viola and String Orchestra version - Solo Vla.; Str.

Amanda Harberg
OF EARTH AND AIR
Dur: 5'
Instr: 3(Picc.) 2 3(B.Cl. dbl. Bb Cl.) 2 - 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1;
Timp. 3Perc. Hp. Str.

Amanda Harberg
PRAYER
Dur: 5'20"
Instr: 2(2nd dbl. Picc.) 2(E.H.) 2 2 - 2 2 0 0; Timp. Hp. Str.

Steven Stucky
THE CLASSICAL STYLE: AN OPERA (OF SORTS)
Dur: 75'
Instr: 2(dbl. 2Picc) 2 2 2 - 2 2 1 0;
Timp. 1Perc. Hpsh.(dbl. Pno., Cel.) Str.

 
 
upcoming major anniversaries
Mark your calendars for these important upcoming anniversaries
2015
Diamond, Persichetti, PerleDavid Diamond (1)
     (1915-2005) (100)
Vincent Persichetti (2)
     (1915-1987) (100)
George Perle (3)
     (1915-2009) (100)
William Mayer (90)
Samuel Jones (80)
Peter Schickele (80)
Margaret Brouwer (75)
Thomas Pasatieri (70)
Justin Dello Joio (60)
Jeffrey Mumford (60)
Behzad Ranjbaran (60)
Jay Reise (60)
Larry Alan Smith (60)
2016
Kohs and PresserEllis Kohs (4)
     (1916-2000) (100)
William Presser (5)
     (1916-2004) (100)
Seymour Barab (95)
Marga Richter (90)
Robert Suderburg (80)
Bo Ayars (75)
Adolphus Hailstork (75)
John Melby (75)
Martin Bresnick (70)
Robert Downard (70)
Daniel Dorff (60)
Ricky Ian Gordon (60)
Philip Maneval (60)
James Primosch (60)
Samuel Zyman (60)
 
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additions to our online perusal library
Chester Biscardi: Piano Concerto
Martin Bresnick: B.'s Garlands
Chen Yi: Three Dances from China South
Henry Hadley: Mirtil in Arcadia
Samuel Jones: Reunion Benediction
Robert Maggio: Tributary Streams
David Maslanka: Mass
Shulamit Ran: Mirage
Shulamit Ran: Silent Voices
Steven Stucky: The Classical Style: An Opera (Of Sorts)
Click here for the complete online perusal library.
 
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recently released cds
Gordon 27 Ricky Ian Gordon
27
Albany Records (TROY1549-50)

Performered by: Opera Theatre of St. Louis;
Stephanie Blythe, Elizabeth Futral, Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, Daniel Brevik;
Michael Christie, conductor

 
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newly published scores

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Daniel DorffDaniel Dorff
GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS

Narrator and Orchestra

A favorite at family concerts from community ensembles through the Philadelphia Orchestra, Dorff’s Goldilocks uses the familiar story to engage listeners young and old, while the plot and characters illustrate variations on a theme, and contrasts between low/medium/high. The recording on Bridge Records has drawn rave reviews for exciting the next generation of concertgoers.

416-41396 — Study Score
See sample pages (PDF)

Narong PrangcharoenNarong Prangcharoen
ILLUMINATIONS

Orchestra

Illuminations is a 12-minute portrayal of the movements of light and fire. Most of its musical gestures, including a depiction of matches being lit, rise and fall like fire being blown up and down by the wind.

416-41483 — Study Score
See sample pages (PDF)

Narong Prangcharoen
PHENOMENON

Orchestra

Phenomenon was inspired by mysterious and unexplainable natural phenomena, such as the atmosphere and sensations of the Aurora Borealis, the Bolides, and especially the Naga Fireballs of Thailand.

416-41488— Study Score
See sample pages (PDF)

Roger ZareRoger Zare
LA ZEBU FORTE OVERTURE

String Orchestra

The enigmatic title is an anagram of “Zauberflöte” — the work is based on Mozart’s The Magic Flute, breaking down themes from the opera’s overture as well as the Queen of the Night aria, and spinning them out of control.

416-41451 — Study Score
See sample pages (PDF)

 
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•   Tritone-Tenuto, including News
 
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