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woodwind
Flight of Fancy
Stephen Lias
Flight of Fancy

Flute Solo

Alias Press
494-03088 – Score – $10.99
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Flight of Fancy is an almost six-minute exposition for solo flute, using multiple techniques, such as tongue ram, flutter-tongue, beat-box, and singing, to punctuate and enhance the musical line. For the advanced flutist.
Sonata for Flute and Piano
Stephen Lias
Sonata for Flute and Piano

Flute and Piano

Alias Press
494-03100 – Score and Part – $22.99
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The Sonata was a commission by the Texas Music Teachers Association, written in 2003. In this 20-minute work, the three movements were titled after the notes had been written, and Lias chose titles descriptive of the music: I. Wide Blue Run; II. Memory Dance; III. Kludge March. While the middle movement is somewhat introspective, the outer movements are full of the joy of music-making. For advanced performers.
The Ghosts of Mesa Verde
Stephen Lias
The Ghosts of Mesa Verde

Two Flutes

Alias Press
494-03090 – Score and Parts – $10.99
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For his National Park Series, Lias was able to tour the unusual Mesa Verde location, ancient Pueblo indian structures that cannot fail to impress. Lias explains, “I recently had the added opportunity to tour the ruins in the dead of winter with deep snow on the ground and not another tourist in the park. Even under such circumstances, I couldn't escape the sensation that these abandoned structures are still alive with the echoes and memories of the Puebloan people that left so long ago. This composition, written in 2013, imagines a tentative descent into an ancient kiva where the past comes to life in a vibrant and exuberant dance, then evaporates suddenly as the fire sends smoke up the chimney and out into the night.” For advanced performers.
The Six Souvenirs
Robert Russell Bennett
The Six Souvenirs

Edited by Janet Schlein Somers and Paul Mack Somers
Two Flutes and Piano

Maurice River Press
494-03113 – Score and Parts – $44.00
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For the flute talents of John Wummer and Mildred Hunt Wummer, Bennett composed a set of six descriptive movements, each an homage to friends integral to the American flute scene of the day. Certainly, the names George Barrére, William Kincaid, and Verne Powell are well-known, but to Bennett they were richly colorful friends. The Six Souvenirs may be performed as a complete suite or individually. For advanced performers.
Concertino in F
Gaetano Donizetti
Concertino in F for English Horn and Orchestra

Edited by Pedro Díaz
Piano Reduction by Mark Biggam
Historical Notes by Michael Finkelman
English Horn Solo Part and Piano Reduction

Theodore Presser Company
114-41725 – Score and Parts – $19.99
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Previously known only through a spurious edition in G Major, the authentic Concertino in F was recently discovered in Italy by Pedro Díaz, English Hornist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Díaz prepared this ground-breaking authentic edition through comparison of the multiple historical sources and an intimate knowledge of Donizetti’s works. The new edition in F Major is embellished with footnotes regarding sources and ornamentation. The piano reduction and orchestral score and parts (available on rental) were prepared by composer/oboist Mark Biggam in tandem with Díaz’s work, and the publication includes extensive historical notes by scholar Michael Finkelman.
The Art of Chunking
Patricia George and Phyllis Avidan Louke
Advanced Clarinet Studies: The Art of Chunking

Clarinet Edition by Rob Patterson
Clarinet

Theodore Presser Company
414-41216 – Score – $29.99
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Advanced Clarinet Studies: The Art of Chunking presents the first and only method for clarinetists to master the process of “chunking” as a practice technique. Through exploration of technical studies, etudes, preludes, cadenzas, and orchestral excerpts, the clarinetist is introduced to basic and advanced chunking techniques to facilitate reading and tone development. Exercises for articulation, intonation, dynamics, and tone development are also integrated into the innovative curriculum.
Matheson Contact
James Matheson
Contact

Alto Saxophone and Piano

Theodore Presser Company
114-41418 – Score and Part – $19.99
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This 14-minute work was co-commissioned by a consortium of 19 saxophone/piano duos. Matheson cites the irony that humans throughout time find new ways to connect with each other, while distancing themselves in other ways. We reach out across great distances and time, yet supplant the magical, physical presence of another living being. Contact is an exploration of this impulse to connect, and of the paradoxes inherent in our efforts to make the world smaller. Contact is lyrical then severe, gentle then brutal – a microcosm of our interactions with others. For advanced performers Dur.: c. 13'
Forever Alive, Forever Forward
Stephen Lias
Forever Alive, Forever Forward

Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano, Percussion

Alias Press
494-03089 – Score and Parts – $27.99
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Forever Alive, Forever Forward takes its title from Whitman's Song of the Open Road and features bold, driving rhythms and tight coordination within the Pierrot Ensemble scoring. Says Lias, “Beginning with lyrical and expressive lines, the music progresses through a series of revelations and expansions, arriving at an exuberant ending.” For advanced performers.
Jeffrey Pine
Stephen Lias
Jeffrey Pine

Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano, Percussion

Alias Press
494-03094 – Score and Parts – $19.99
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For the ensemble Wild Shore New Music, Lias has adapted the third movement of his Range of Light, an extended work for alto saxophone and piano from his National Parks Series. Jeffrey Pine is now scored for Pierrot Ensemble and, as inspired by the Ansel Adams photo, reflects “an aching sense of stasis, patience, and sadness.” (Lias) For advanced performers.
The Quest
Stephen Lias
The Quest

Flute, Clarinet, Two Violins, Viola, Cello, Piano, Percussion

Alias Press
494-03117 – Score and Parts – $49.99
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A new work commissioned by the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, The Quest is a reflection of the annual Yukon Quest dog sled race. The thrill at the start of the race, a driving slog, moments of calm, and the dash to the triumphant finish are all here in this nine-minute ensemble piece.
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string
Variations on a Viennese Theme
Franz Joseph Clement
Variations on a Viennese Theme

Edited by Richard M. Long and Evelyn Moore
Violin and Guitar

Tuscany Publications
494-02697  –  Score and Parts  –  $15.00
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Long points out that Clement's most notable claim to fame today is as dedicatee for the Beethoven Violin Concerto, Op. 61, but he was a prodigious talent from an early age and his performances on violin were highly lauded. Clement is credited with a large number of compositions, primarily for violin, including as many as 25 concertinos and 6 concerti. Although Vienna was experiencing a growing love of guitar at the time, this set of Variations is the only known work by Clement that features guitar, even if it acts as accompaniment only to the solo violin. Long works faithfully with the original 1819 publication, making only corrections of obvious errors, and the solo violin part has been edited by Evelyn Moore. Now rediscovered, Clement's set of seven Variations on a Viennese Theme can be a fresh challenge for this underserved pairing of instruments.
Bennett String Quartet
Robert Russell Bennett
String Quartet (1956)

Two Violins, Viola, Cello

Maurice River Press
494-03115  –  Score and Parts  –  $49.00
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Bennett's 1956 String Quartet was dedicated to Hugo Grunwald, who served as treasurer for many years of “The Bohemians,” an organization dedicated to service of musicians who had fallen on hard times. The work is comprised of three movements, the second a loving tribute to Grunwald's long service to musicians. The editors note that the source manuscript was an ozalid, a mirror image that was held up to a light source to read the music.
Bennett Water Music
Robert Russell Bennett
Water Music

Two Violins, Viola, Cello

Maurice River Press
494-03082  –  Score and Parts  –  $44.75
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A 1937 string quartet by a composer perhaps better known as arranger/orchestrator of some 300 Broadway and London productions, Water Music uses the folk tune Sailors' Hornpipe as a starting point. But, as the publisher points out, it “soon becomes a witty compendium of modernist techniques, though omitting 12-tone. Not very far into the piece, for example, Bennett puts each player in a different key. He fragments and reassembles the tune to dramatic effect well beyond what one would expect from an essentially trivial folk melody." For advanced performers. Dur.: c. 14'
Lias …Into the Blue
Stephen Lias
…into the blue

Two Violins, Viola, Cello

Alias Press
494-03093  –  Score and Parts  –  $37.99
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From Lias' National Parks Series, …Into the Blue is his musical distillation of the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site (Cornish, New Hampshire). Three movements describe the pastoral setting, several of the monuments, and the famous "Masque of Ours," a performance by the artist community to honor their patron. Commissioned by the Trustees of the Saint-Gaudens Memorial, …Into the Blue was premiered in the Little Studio on site.
Matheson Spin
James Matheson
Spin

Two Violins, Viola, Cello

Theodore Presser Company
114-41420  –  Score and Parts  –  $24.99
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Composed for violinist Baird Dodge, James Matheson’s Spin is a three-movement study in various meanings of the word spin. I. Gyre has the character of a whimsically spinning object in a sort of arena. II. Web is essentially a slow movement. It explores a nearly static, sinewy texture comprised of slowly undulating chords in which snippets of melody emerge from the notes held while the chords disappear. Similar to the first movement, III. Spiral explores a kinetic notion of spinning, this time in the form of rapidly rising scales.
Sonata con variazioni
Nicolò Paganini
Sonata con variazioni (M.S. 82)

Arranged by Adriano Sebastiani
Violin Solo with Viola, Cello, and Guitar

Tuscany Publications
494-02703  –  Score and Part  –  $25.00
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Paganini (“the phenomenal violin virtuoso of all time,” says Sebastiani) was master of a number of instruments, not least the guitar. He often used the guitar in his vast number of chamber works, perhaps because of his lack of knowledge of piano, typically serving as accompaniment with arpeggi and chords. The present Sonata con variazioni, was written for the “only authentic pupil of Paganini,” Camillo Sivori, and was first performed in 1824. Copies of the manuscript survive, as it was intended to be performed for the 100th anniversary of Sivori's birth, but World War I intervened and the work was shelved once more. It is only now that this unpublished, unknown Paganini quartet has come to light, and it is here presented in a handsome Guitaromanie Edition by Tuscany.
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keyboard
Fantasy-Inventions
Carter Pann
Fantasy-Inventions for Piano

Piano Solo

Theodore Presser Company
110-41766  –  Score  –  $18.99
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Described by Pann as “for the muscular pianist,” Fantasy-Inventions was commissioned through the University of Rochester for Pann’s former piano teacher Barry Snyder. There is a transcendental quality about the outer movements March and The Wheel, which are like grand gallop-fantasies. The middle piece, Passpied, is shorter and lighter, as an intermezzo for relief between the behemoths.
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vocal / choral
Like John in a Tree
Stephen Lias
Like John in a Tree

Baritone Voice and Piano

Alias Press
491-00667  –  Baritone Voice and Piano  –  $13.99
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Like John in a Tree is Lias' telling of an important, yet typical, event in the life of naturalist John Muir. Lias suggests a musical theatre style in presenting this tale with humorous and serious aspects of Man and Nature. Dur.: 8'
Songs of a Sourdough
Steven Lias
Songs of a Sourdough (Five Songs)

Baritone Voice and Piano

Alias Press
491-00668  –  Score  –  $19.99
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Lias describes his Songs of a Sourdough as “a vibrant and emotional song cycle ([for those] sick of the Vaughan-Williams)… a manly five-movement set.” His exploration of life in the Yukon was written for baritone Scott LaGraff, who premiered and recorded the work.
Stucky Eyesight
Steven Stucky
Eyesight

SATB Chorus, a cappella

Theodore Presser Company
342-40207  –  Octavo  –  $2.25
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To benefit Chorus America, Stucky allowed himself to be auctioned off as a prize - the high bidder would receive a new work from the composer. After a few years and not really hearing anything, Stucky suddenly found himself up against a deadline. He reached back to a favorite poem by A.R. Ammons, Eyesight, which, he says, “Won't let…his reader rest till the very last word…one of those sudden insights that leave us breathless.”
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band
All Fired Up
Chris Bernotas
All Fired Up

Young Band Concert Series - Grade 2

Northeastern Music Publications
N200180  –  Complete Set  –  $45.00
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The percussion have an exciting and energetic part. There is an eighth note pattern that keeps a strong pulse throughout the composition. The syncopation adds an off beat pattern keeping this a fun composition to play. The 1st trumpet's highest note is E.
Cape Breton Highlands
Randy Navarre
Cape Breton Highlands

Young Band Concert Series - Grade ½

Northeastern Music Publications
N100266  –  Complete Set  –  $45.00
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A very easy composition for beginning band. It is a good introduction to very easy independence. 1st trumpet's highest note is Bb. Easily playable after a few lessons.
Elegy and Allegro
Drew Shanefield
Elegy and Allegro

Young Band Concert Series - Grade 1½

Northeastern Music Publications
N100268  –  Complete Set  –  $45.00
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An up temp of quarter note = 120 beats per minute. It is exciting, but not difficult. Lots of whole note trills for the upper woodwinds. It is a fun composition for the audience and musicians.
The Beaded Purse
Randy Navarre
A Fantasie On “The Beaded Purse”

Advanced Concert Band Series - Grade 4

Northeastern Music Publications
N400142  –  Complete Set  –  $80.00
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This is an original folksong from China. The Beaded Purse is an art produced in ancient China by daughters and women. It was a highly praised item. The composition weaves melodies in a beautiful fashion with lovely harmonies. The 1st trumpet's highest note is A. The 1st F Horn's highest note is G. That high range does not happen often, nor is it a constant test of endurance.
Golden Age
Yu Jianfang
Golden Age

Advanced Concert Band Series - Grade 4 ½

Northeastern Music Publications
N400141  –  Complete Set  –  $80.00
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This is a great story of the hope and joy of the Chinese culture. The program notes tell of the mood and hope for the future. The 1st trumpet's highest note is Bb. It is not over complicated. The 7 minute work is worth the time to prepare it for concert whether it is high school, university, or community band level. It is a wonderful journey into a beautiful land.
On The Steppes of Central Asia
Alexander Borodin
On The Steppes of Central Asia

Transcribed by Randy Navarre
Advanced Concert Band Series - Grade 4

Northeastern Music Publications
N400138  –  Complete Set  –  $80.00
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A true transcription of this beautiful Romantic Era work by one of the Russian Mighty Five composers. It is not complicated and the ranges are mostly in the Grade 3 category. But the 6 1/2 minute work with the key for the last half of the work going to 3 sharps concert pitch makes it a grade 4.
Rubicon
Gary Fagan
Rubicon

Young Band Concert Series - Grade 1

Northeastern Music Publications
N100267  –  Complete Set  –  $45.00
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This composition is almost a grade 1/2. Rhythms consist of quarter, half, and whole notes. It could easily be handed out after 4 or 5 lessons. 1st trumpet's highet note is A.
Swarm Theory
Gary Fagan
Swarm Theory

Advanced Concert Band Series - Grade 4

Northeastern Music Publications
N400139  –  Complete Set  –  $80.00
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Swarm Theory opens in 3/4 time at a slow tempo, but immediately takes off in 6/8 at a fast clip with exciting rhythms. It is non-stop excitement to the end. 1st trumpet's highest note is A.
Triumphal March of the Titans
Jerry Nowak
Triumphal March of the Titans

Advanced Concert Band Series - Grade 3

Northeastern Music Publications
N300156  –  Complete Set  –  $80.00
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A majestic march for your middle or high school band. It is a solid grade 3 composition that is also a great feature for your percussion section. 1st trumpet's highest note is G.
Trumpets Three
Jerry Nowak
Trumpets Three

Young Band Concert Series - Grade 2

Northeastern Music Publications
N200181  –  Complete Set  –  $49.00
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This is the perfect composition to show off the trumpet section of your young band. Solidly a grade two composiiton, your band will learn to play it quickly. The 1st trumpet's highest note in both the trio feature and the trumpet section is E.
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string orchestra
Denali
Stephen Lias
Denali

String Orchestra

Alias Press
496-00117  –  Complete Set  –  $49.99
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Lias was fortunate to live for a week within the wilderness of Denali, a guest of the Denali Arts and Humanities Alliance. How humbling, how joyful an experience to explore this inspiring Alaskan landscape. Lias, says, "This rare opportunity to commune with nature, watch wildlife, hike the tundra, and be reminded of my own smallness was a deeply inspirational experience. The events and emotions of my time in Denali are given sound and form in this celebratory piece as it moves through exuberance, grace, danger, and grandeur."
Pursued
Stephen Lias
Pursued

String Orchestra

Alias Press
496-00120  –  Complete Set  –  $43.99
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Lias pays homage to Bernard Hermann, whose film scores have given us all chills for many years (Psycho, Vertigo, Taxi Driver, North by Northwest, Cape Fear, Marnie, etc.). Pursued immediately sets the mind on a classic Hollywood chase scene, with a break for a lush, romantic development, then back to the action!
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David LeisnerDavid Leisner
Battlefield Requiem

Solo Cello and Percussion Quartet

144-40720 – Complete Set – $100.99
144-40720S – Score – $34.99
144-40720M – Set of Parts – $75.99
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With a lone cello and four percussionists, Leisner considers the horror and waste of war - the few who lust for power, the millions who suffer and die. A requiem mass is played by instruments, followed by a gathering of armies, an all-out conflict, and the heart-rending lament of survivors. The percussionists use a wide variety of materials, from vibraphone and marimba to drums, tubular bells, chains, thunder sheet, anvil, whip, and more.

Robert MartinRobert Martin
While staying in Arden, West Virginia, Martin found himself thinking of other Forests of Arden, possibly in France, possibly in England, as mentioned in Shakespeare's As You Like It. Pondering earlier times of "bucolic delight," as he calls it, Martin has written this series of ten quartets, all featuring horns, the perfect vehicle for his imagined life.

Arden Horn Quartet No. 1
144-40706 – Complete Set – $23.99
144-40706S – Score – $13.99
144-40706M – Set of Parts – $19.99
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Arden Horn Quartet No. 2
144-40707 – Complete Set – $23.99
144-40707S – Score – $13.99
144-40707M – Set of Parts – $19.99
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Arden Horn Quartet No. 3
144-40708 – Complete Set – $23.99
144-40708S – Score – $13.99
144-40708M – Set of Parts – $19.99
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Arden Horn Quartet No. 4
144-40709 – Complete Set – $23.99
144-40709S – Score – $13.99
144-40709M – Set of Parts – $19.99
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Arden Horn Quartet No. 5
144-40710 – Complete Set – $23.99
144-40710S – Score – $13.99
144-40710M – Set of Parts – $19.99
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Arden Horn Quartet No. 6
144-40711 – Complete Set – $25.99
144-40711S – Score – $15.99
144-40711M – Set of Parts – $19.99
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Arden Horn Quartet No. 7
144-40712 – Complete Set – $25.99
144-40712S – Score – $15.99
144-40712M – Set of Parts – $19.99
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Arden Horn Quartet No. 8
144-40713 – Complete Set – $23.99
144-40713S – Score – $13.99
144-40713M – Set of Parts – $19.99
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Arden Horn Quartet No. 9
144-40714 – Complete Set – $25.99
144-40714S – Score – $15.99
144-40714M – Set of Parts – $19.99
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Arden Horn Quartet No. 10
144-40715 – Complete Set – $23.99
144-40715S – Score – $13.99
144-40715M – Set of Parts – $19.99
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available again
The following titles are once again in print and available at normal discounts.
Agay Two Improvisations
Denes Agay
Two Improvisations on Hungarian Folk Songs

Piano
Theodore Presser Company 110-40602 – Score – $9.99
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Piano Sonatinas Book 1
Vincent Persichetti
Piano Sonatinas, Book 1 (Nos. 1-3)

Piano
Theodore Presser Company 460-00036 – Score – $13.99
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Twelve Bagatelles
George Rochberg
Twelve Bagatelles

Piano
Theodore Presser Company 410-41047 – Score – $14.99
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Eight Chorale Preludes
Johann Ludwig Krebs
Eight Chorale Preludes

Edited by E. Power Biggs
Organ with Trumpet (or Oboe)
Theodore Presser Company 453-00107 – Score and Parts – $18.99
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Kraft Encounters III
William Kraft
Encounters III
Duel for Trumpet and Percussion

Trumpet and Percussion
Theodore Presser Company 114-40994 – Score and Parts – $16.99
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Chorale & Fugue
Felix Mendelssohn
Chorale & Fugue
(Aus Tiefer Not Schrei'Ich Zu Dir)

Arranged by Bernard Fitzgerald
Brass Quintet (Two Trumpets, Horn, Trombone, Tuba)
Theodore Presser Company 114-40278 – Score and Parts – $13.99
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Music for Mother Bear
Donald Erb
Music for Mother Bear

Solo Alto Flute (or Regular Flute)
Theodore Presser Company 144-40037 – Score – $6.99
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Reversible Jackets
Dan Welcher
Reversible Jackets
(Exercises In Conjugal Counterpoint)

Flute and Bb Clarinet
Theodore Presser Company 164-00234 – Score – $12.99
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Adler Oboration
Samuel Adler
Oboration
A Study for Oboe Solo (with optional English Horn)

Oboe Solo
Theodore Presser Company 114-40100 – Score – $6.99
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Asia The Alex Set
Daniel Asia
The Alex Set

Solo Oboe or Saxophone
Theodore Presser Company 144-40266 – Score – $10.99
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Schocker Dear Diary
Gary Schocker
Dear Diary

Bb Clarinet and Piano
Theodore Presser Company 114-40828 – Score and Part – $10.99
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Benson Farewell
Warren Benson
Farewell

Eb Alto Saxophone and Piano
Theodore Presser Company 114-40764 – Score and Part – $8.99
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Adler Bassoonery
Samuel Adler
Bassoonery
A Study for Bassoon Solo (with optional Contrabassoon)

Bassoon Solo
Theodore Presser Company 114-40102 – Score – $9.99
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Perle Three Inventions
George Perle
Three Inventions for Solo Bassoon

Bassoon Solo
Theodore Presser Company 114-40131 – Score – $9.99
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Ran Inscriptions
Shulamit Ran
Inscriptions for Solo Violin

Violin Solo
Theodore Presser Company 114-40643 – Score – $10.99
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