Theodore Presser is pleased to announce that it has recently joined forces with Leshnoff Publishing: sole representative of prominent composer, Jonathan Leshnoff.
Mr. Leshnoff has an exciting 2015-2016 season ahead of him, with four significant world premieres already on the calendar. In April, the Philadelphia Orchestra will premiere his Clarinet Concerto (Ricardo Morales, clarinet) and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will premiere Zohar, an oratorio co-commissioned by the ASO and Carnegie Hall. Later that Spring Leshnoff’s new Violin Concerto will be ushered in by legendary violinist Gil Shaham and The Knights, while his Symphony No. 3 will be premiered by the Kansas City Symphony.
Explore the newest publications from Leshnoff Publishing below and be sure to visit Theodore Presser for more exciting news about this composer’s work.
Three Minute Chaconne for Violin
Commissioned by the Johansen String Competition as the required work for semi-finalists. Many young string players appreciate the brevity and melody of this work. This work is frequently performed as an encore.Three Minute Chaconne for Viola
Commissioned by the Johansen String Competition as the required work for semi-finalists. Many young string players appreciate the brevity and melody of this work. This work is frequently performed as an encore.Three Minute Chaconne for Violoncello
Commissioned by the Johansen String Competition as the required work for semi-finalists. Many young string players appreciate the brevity and melody of this work. This work is frequently performed as an encore.
String Quartet No. 2
Commissioned by the friends and family in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Edelman’s 50th wedding anniversary, this work opens with a melodious prayer, followed by a flowing song and ends with a vibrant and constantly-changing allegro. This work has been recorded for the Naxos label.…without a chance for Percussion Trio
Scored for marimba, vibraphone and mixed percussion, this work opens with a haunting, lyrical theme suspended over marimba murmurs. The middle section matches unpitched percussion with vibraphone producing a rhythmic, kinetic texture. Ending in a haze of soft sounds.Yiddish Suite for Violin and Piano
Written for Gil Shaham and premiered at the 92nd St Y in New York, this work contains traditional Jewish tunes as well as newly-composed ones. A Rabbi’s Dance brings this work to a lively close. This work is also available for viola, clarinet and piano.
Rush for Orchestra
Rental Materials | Study Score
This 8-minute concert opener alternates between pulsating fast sections and ethereal, suspended solos for clarinet and harp. Recorded on the Naxos label by Michael Stern and the IRIS orchestra, it has been broadcast numerous times.
Double Concerto for Violin, Viola and Orchestra
Rental Materials | Soli Parts with Piano Reduction
Melodious and introspective, this work combines the soloists in a contrapuntal fabric that is sure to thrill. Its energetic scherzo is contrasted by the ethereal third movement that is suspended in time. This work has been recoded on the Naxos label with Roberto Diaz as viola soloist.Flute Concerto
Rental Materials: Standard Orchestration or Reduced Orchestration
Solo Part with Piano Reduction
Premiered by Jeffrey Khaner and the Philadelphia Orchestra, this tour de force work has received rave reviews from players and critics alike. Fast, energetic and spiritual, this concerto is rewarding for those ready for the ride.Guitar Concerto
Rental Materials | Solo Part with Piano Reduction
Written for Manuel Barrueco, this concerto utilizes the guitar idiomatically. The composer worked closely with the soloist to form a piece that is rhythmic, lyrical and fits the instrument. This work was co-commissioned by the Baltimore, Nashville, Reno and Asturias Orchestras.
Song of Songs for SATB Chorus, a cappella
A translucent and melodious setting from Canticles, this work explores smooth choral textures in sweeping, lush harmonies.
Concerto Grosso in the Baroque Style
Dancing Blue Crabs for Orchestra
Hadran for Orchestra
Rush for Chamber Orchestra
Starburst for Orchestra
Symphony No. 1 for Orchestra
Symphony No. 2 for Orchestra
ORCHESTRA WITH SOLOIST(S)
Chamber Concerto for Solo Violin and Chamber Orchestra
Concerto for Two Percussionists and Orchestra
Distant Reflections for Solo Violin, offstage String Quartet, Piano and String Orchestra
Double Concerto for Violin, Viola and Orchestra
Flute Concerto (Standard Orchestration)
Flute Concerto (Reduced Orchestration)
String Quartet No. 2 (String Orchestra version)
String Quartet No. 3 (String Orchestra version)
Symphony No. 3 for Solo Baritone and Orchestra
ORCHESTRA WITH CHORUS
Dark Bells for Chorus, Solo Viola and Orchestra
Hope: An Oratorio
Requiem for the Fallen for Chorus and Chamber Orchestra
Zohar for Solo Soprano, Solo Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra