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Daniel DorffThe Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair features an all-Daniel Dorff concert on February 22nd in Reston, Virginia, performed by Cynthia Rugolo (flute and piccolo), Cindy Anne Broz (flute), and Tim Carey (piano). The programme includes the world premiere of Cindy (after the Folk Song) for Two Flutes, Sonatine de Giverny for Piccolo and Piano, Sonata (Three Lakes) for Flute and Piano; and Invention after BWV 1013 for Two Flutes, which received its premiere in January in Philadelphia with Mimi Stillman and Jeffrey Khaner.
sonatine de giverny
Melinda WagnerMelinda Wagner is composer-in-residence for the “Music and Words Festival 2015” at UC-Davis (Jan. 27th-31st). Performances include Four Settings (29th), with Christine Brandes, soprano, and the Empyrean Ensemble, as well as her Concerto for Flute, Strings and Percussion (Pulitzer Prize 1999), with flute soloist Tod Brody (31st). Daron HagenDaron Hagen speaks to Frank J. Oteri in an extended interview on NewMusicBox.org about composing, and writing for voice and operas in particular.

Shulamit RanThe Juilliard String QuartetThe Juilliard String Quartet is touring across North America this January and February, performing Shulamit Ran’s String Quartet No. 2 (“Vistas”). The legendary ensemble will be perform the work on January 8th, 15th, 17th, 25th and February 5th stopping in Toronto (Canada), Edmond (OK), Santa Barbara (CA), Philadelphia (PA), and New York City (NY).

Juilliard String Quartet photo credit Simon Powis,
via Colbert Artists Management

Clint NeedhamCongratulations to Clint Needham whose Concerto for Wind Ensemble, written for and premiered by the Baldwin Wallace Symphonic Wind Ensemble last spring, has been awarded the 2014 Walter Beeler Memorial Composition Prize from Ithaca College. In addition to the prize, the Ithaca College Wind Ensemble plans on performing the work in the Fall of 2015.
Steven Stucky, Jeremy DenkThe Classical Style: An Opera (Of Sorts), music by Steven Stucky and libretto by Jeremy Denk, received its New York premiere at Carnegie Hall in December to critical acclaim.

…madcap, hilarious and touching…

It's a delight to hear this remarkable collage of stylistic allusions, references, outright quotes, and the means of getting from one 'memory' to another … Stucky's command of instrumental and vocal color is equally striking.

"The Classical Style" holds its own as sheer entertainment.
--Elliot Schwartz, Classical Source, December 1, 2014

Mr Stucky's music is subtle, sly and vividly colorful.
--Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times, December 5, 2014

Robert MartinThe North/South Chamber Orchestra presents a Robert Martin retrospective on January 11th at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church in New York. The programme consists of six works by Martin inspired by paintings of Arshile Gorky. Flutist Lisa Hansen and guitarist Jordan Dodson join the orchestra, conducted by Max Lifchitz, for performances of Nighttime, Enigma, Nostalgia, Charred Beloved, Water of the Flowery Mill, and One Year the Milkweed, representing works written between 1979 and 2010. Samuel AdlerSamuel Adler was Keynote speaker and conductor of the Louis Lewandowsky Sacred Music festival in Berlin, Germany, in December, which included performances of five of his Sacred Music work). More of his music is heard in Germany this month when the Bavarian Radio Classical Music Hour features his String Quartets No. 8, 9 and 10, as well as the Sonata for Viola and Piano on January 20th (8PM, local time); and on January 27th, Elegy for String Orchestra will be performed by the Berlin Philharmonic in a special concert.
Daniel Dorff, Eric Ewazen, Amanda HarbergMusic in Montclair” (New Jersey), features music by Daniel Dorff, Eric Ewazen, and Amanda Harberg on their January 11th concert at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Included in the programme are Perennials for flute, clarinet, piano by Dorff, Wildflowers for flute, clarinet, piano by Ewazen, and Birding in the Palisades for flute, clarinet, piano by Harberg, who is also Artistic Director of the series.

Paul LanskyShe-e WuTouch and Go for solo percussion and wind ensemble by Paul Lansky will be premiered by the Northwestern University Wind Ensemble and She-e Wu, soloist, on January 30th.

She-e Wu photo credit: Northwestern University

Martin BresnickMartin Bresnick’s recent Starkland CD, “Prayers Remain Forever”, is New York’s WQXR Music Album of the Week for January 5th. The Big City Blog has also named it among the best Classical Albums of 2014.

Prayers Remain ForeverOther accolades have been posted by the Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review, New Music Buff, Sharps & Flatirons, Thought Catalog, and by Robert Carl in Fanfare. The album includes Going Home—Vysoke My Jerusalem, Ishi’s Song, Josephine the Singer, Strange Devotion, A Message from the Emperor, and Prayers Remain Forever.

 
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recently added videos
William Kraft: Timpani Concerto
     - Mvt. I performed by Jonathan Sickerdick
James Galway performs the works
     of Lowell Liebermann

Lowell Liebermann: Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 10
     performed by Menghua Lin
David Maslanka: Traveler
     performed by the University of Cincinnati
     College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Wind Ensemble;
     Angela Holt, conductor
David Maslanka: Morning Star
     performed by Lungegaardens Musikkorps Bergen
     Wind & Marching Band
Behzad Ranjbaran: Nocturne
(Night In A Persian Garden)

     performed by Joe Mohan
Dan Welcher: Dante Dances
     performed by Lucas Gianini

 

 
recently added to the rental library

Warren Benson
Symphony for Drums and
   Wind Orchestra
[E.B. Marks]

Dur: 21'

Picc. 2Fl. 2Ob. E.H. EbCl. 6BbCl. B.Cl. 2Bsn. Cbsn. -
6Hn. 6Tpt.(in C) 4Tbn. 2B.Tbn. Tu.;
Timp. 5Perc. 2Hp. Pno. Cb.

Premiere: July 4th, 1964. American Wind Symphony, Robert Boudreau, conductor; Pittsburgh, PA.

Commissioned by William MacLean for the American Wind Symphony, Robert Boudreau conductor.

 
 
upcoming major anniversaries
Mark your calendars for these important upcoming anniversaries
2015
Diamond, Persichetti, PerleDavid Diamond
     (1915-2005) (100)
Vincent Persichetti
     (1915-1987) (100)
George Perle
     (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
     (1916-2000) (100)
William Presser
     (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
Chen Yi: Happy Rain on a Spring Night
Francois Couperin (orch. by Darius Milhaud): Overture and Allegro from "La Sultane Suite"
Jon Deak: Jack and the Beanstock
Jon Deak: The Broccoli Beast of Bedford Avenue
Eric Ewazen: Concerto for Horn and String Orchestra
Iain Hamilton: Symphony No. 4 in B
Howard Hanson: Concerto for Organ, Strings and Harp
Henri Lazarof: Divertimento II
Henri Lazarof: Prayers
Henri Lazarof: Preludes and Interludes to a Drama
Henri Lazarof: Sinfonietta
Henri Lazarof: Third Concerto for Violin and Orchestra ("The Edinger")
Henri Lazarof: Three Pieces for Orchestra
Jerzy Sapieyevski: Æsop Suite
Jerzy Sapieyevski: Mazurka
David Ward-Steinman: Taj Mahal
Dan Welcher: Museon Polemos ("War of the Muses")
Click here for the complete online perusal library.
 
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recently released cds
Into Xylonia Martin Bresnick
Into Xylonia
Blue Griffin Recording BGR319

includes:
Every Thing Must Go (for saxophone quartet)
Iridium Quartet

Amlin An American Menagerie Martin Amlin
AN AMERICAN MENAGERIE Music for Viola and Piano
MSR Classics MS 1474

includes:
Kennel
Lullaby
Sonata
Violetta

Michelle LaCourse, viola; Martin Amlin, piano

Pasatieri 3 Symphonies Thomas Pasatieri
Three Symphonies
Albany TROY1552

Includes:
Symphony No. 1
     with Catherine Clarke Nardolillo, soprano; Lexington Singers Children’s Choir;
     Danville Children’s Choir
Symphony No. 2
Symphony No. 3
University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Nardolillo

Welcher Places in the West Dan Welcher
Places in the West
Longhorn Music LHM2013003 (Naxos)

Includes:
Four Places in the West: Glacier, The Yellowstone Fires, Arches, Zion
Symphony No. 4 “American Visionary”

University of Texas Wind Ensemble, Jerry Junkin, 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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