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february 2018
 
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woodwind
Court Dances
Amanda Harberg
Court Dances
Suite for Flute and Piano

Flute and Piano

Theodore Presser Company
114-41874 – Score and Part – $22.99
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In Court Dances, Amanda Harberg’s musical palette sparkles with her trademark sense of imaginative energy, warmth, and lyricism. The three-movement work is a joyful and soulful celebration, commissioned by flutist Cobus du Toit with a consortium of 57 co-commissioning flutists from around the world. Mr. du Toit premiered Court Dances at the 2017 NFA Convention with the composer at the piano. For advanced performers. Dur.: 13'
Jazz Suite
Peter Senchuk
Jazz Suite

Four Flutes

Forest Glade Music
494-03109 – Score and Parts – $22.99
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Three movements in three different styles are offered in Senchuk's flute quartet, Jazz Suite. In the opening movement, Two-Hand Hot!, a bright swing tune has all players involved in intertwining solo lines. The second movement, KB Blues, slows things down a bit, with its blues bass line, medium tempo, and a featured improvisation section for the first flute. Irregular Swing ends the suite in a fast swing tune, almost bebop, that switches time signatures periodically. For advanced performers. Dur.: 10'
Festivities
Melanie Thorne
Festivities

Four Flutes

Sempre Music
SM-F69D – Score and Parts – $26.30
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Thorne has crafted a medley of Christmas tunes for flute quartet. Starting off with the traditional Away in a Manger, she then works in In Dulci Jubilo, Quem Pastores, and Sussex Carol, using swing tempi in beginning and end. Bright and light, perfect for the next holiday program. For intermediate to advanced performers.
Hornpipe Humoresque
Noel Rawsthorne
Hornpipe Humoresque

Arranged by Melanie Thorne
Flute Choir (Piccolo, 3 Flutes, Alto Flute, Bass Flute)

Sempre Music
SM-F68F – Score and Parts – $32.50
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In the U.S., this hornpipe is most commonly known as the opening theme to classic Popeye cartoons. Across the pond, it is more closely associated with the British Navy. On Last Night at the Proms, the hornpipe is played in stately fashion, gaining speed with each repetition, while the audience tries to keep up on flutes, pipes, and party horns that they've brought for the occasion. The hornpipe has brought us joy for centuries, and Thorne has artfully transcribed it for two different groupings of flutes. One part after another has a turn with the melodic line, which is then layered over mutliple instruments. But then Thorne tosses classic themes, including Rule, Brittania, into the mix for a stirring effect. Hornpipe Humoresque is also available for flute septet (SM-F42F – piccolo and 6 C flutes – $32.50), as well as another flute choir arrangement (SM-F33F – 2 Piccolos, 4 C Flutes, Alto Flute, Bass Flute – $32.50). For intermediate to advanced performers.
A Song from the Heart
Eric Ewazen
A Song from the Heart

Oboe and Piano

Theodore Presser Company
114-41832 – Score and Part – $11.99
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Originally composed for Trumpet and Piano, A Song from the Heart is one of those rare new works that immediately captures performers and listeners in a wide range of settings. A beautiful melodic solo sings over a lush piano accompaniment, with passages that stick in the mind well after the performance. A Song from the Heart will be at home on any program, whether memorials, recitals, or weddings. For intermediate to advanced performers. Dur.: 7'
A Song from the Heart
Eric Ewazen
A Song from the Heart

Bb Clarinet and Piano

Theodore Presser Company
114-41776 – Score and Part – $11.99
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Originally composed for Trumpet and Piano, A Song from the Heart is one of those rare new works that immediately captures performers and listeners in a wide range of settings. A beautiful melodic solo sings over a lush piano accompaniment, with passages that stick in the mind well after the performance. A Song from the Heart will be at home on any program, whether memorials, recitals, or weddings. For intermediate to advanced performers. Dur.: 7'
Don Giovanni Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Don Giovanni Overture

Arranged by Melanie Thorne
Eight Clarinets

Sempre Music
SM-C140FF – Score and Parts – $35.00
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Thorne's special skill is in distilling full orchestral works into ensembles of like instruments. For the stirring overture to Mozart's Don Giovanni, she seperates the layers into different clarinet voices, creating an octet which capably reflects the original. Scored for four Bb clarinets, two Alto Clarinets, and two Bass Clarinets, the first Bb clarinet can double as an Eb clarinet, and the first alto clarinet can double as a fifth Bb clarinet. For a well-coordinated ensemble of advanced clarinetists
A Song from the Heart
Eric Ewazen
A Song from the Heart

Eb Alto Saxophone and Piano

Theodore Presser Company
114-41777 – Score and Part – $11.99
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Originally composed for Trumpet and Piano, A Song from the Heart is one of those rare new works that immediately captures performers and listeners in a wide range of settings. A beautiful melodic solo sings over a lush piano accompaniment, with passages that stick in the mind well after the performance. A Song from the Heart will be at home on any program, whether memorials, recitals, or weddings. For intermediate to advanced performers. Dur.: 7'
Imaginary Folksongs
Stephen Lias
Imaginary Folksongs

Soprano/Alto Saxophone and Piano

Alias Press
494-03092 – Score and Part – $26.99
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Imaginary Folksongs presents six diverse movements, three each for alto and soprano saxophone, which “runs the gamut from virtuosic to melancholy to humorous,” says the composer. For advanced performers, Imaginary Folksongs uses some extended techniques.
Range of Light
Stephen Lias
Range of Light

Alto Saxophone and Piano

Alias Press
494-03096 – Score and Part – $30.99
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An avid photographer and outdoorsman, Lias considers four iconic Ansel Adams photos of Yosemite National Park in the four-movement Range of Light. Winter Sunrise, Vernal Falls, Jeffrey Pine, and Clearing Winter Storm are all photographs that have captured the stark beauty of an American jewel, and Lias has realized each one as a concert work for advanced saxophonists.
Don Giovanni Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Don Giovanni Overture

Arranged by Melanie Thorne
Saxophone Octet (SSAATTBB)

Sempre Music
SM-S157FF – Score and Parts – $35.00
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For this synthesis of Mozart's well-known full orchestral overture, Thorne has crafted a stunning octet version for SSAATTBB saxophones. All parts are engaged and integral, requiring extra practice time for ensembles of advanced skills, but the arrangement is well worth the effort.
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brass
A Song from the Heart
Eric Ewazen
A Song from the Heart

Horn and Piano

Theodore Presser Company
114-41778  –  Score and Part  –  $11.99
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Originally composed for Trumpet and Piano, A Song from the Heart is one of those rare new works that immediately captures performers and listeners in a wide range of settings. A beautiful melodic solo sings over a lush piano accompaniment, with passages that stick in the mind well after the performance. A Song from the Heart will be at home on any program, whether memorials, recitals, or weddings. For intermediate to advanced performers. Dur.: 7'
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string
A la Mozart
Adolphus Hailstork
A la Mozart

Two Violins

Theodore Presser Company
114-41858  –  Score  –  $9.99
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For violinist Olga Bloom, late founder of Bargemusic in Brooklyn, Hailstork has composed a memorial in the style of Mozart and Bach for two violins. A la Mozart features counterpoint, unison, and duo playing between the instruments throughout its six minute performance.
Hoover Dancing
Katherine Hoover
Dancing

Violin and Piano

Papagena Press
PP192  –  Score and Part  –  $18.00
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Hoover's three movement Dancing for advanced violin and piano duo begins with a light Arabesque, transitions to a Cortège with a brief cadenza section, and finishes with a driving Stomp finale. Dancing will be a satisfying addition to any program.
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chamber ensemble
Birkat Haderekh
Shulamit Ran
Birkat Haderekh - Blessing for the Road

Bb Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano

Theodore Presser Company
114-41716  –  Score and Parts  –  $24.99
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In celebration of its 75th anniversary season, the Tanglewood Music Center commissioned this mixed quartet from Shulamit Ran. Birkat Haderekh may be heard as a “prayer without words” in which the clarinet figures most prominently in cantillation-inspired cadenzas that frame the work and dramatically emerge throughout. Birkat Haderekh is also available for sextet, adding alto saxophone and percussion to the original quartet ensemble.
Birkat Haderekh
Shulamit Ran
Birkat Haderekh - Blessing for the Road II

Bb Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Violin, Cello, Percussion, and Piano

Theodore Presser Company
114-41891  –  Score and Parts  –  $34.99
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In celebration of its 75th anniversary season, the Tanglewood Music Center commissioned a mixed quartet from Shulamit Ran, resulting in this work’s original 2015 scoring for Bb Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano. Birkat Haderekh (in either scoring) may be heard as a “prayer without words” in which the saxophone and clarinet figure most prominently in cantillation-inspired cadenzas that frame the work and dramatically emerge throughout. The present sextet scoring was created in 2016 for Latitude 49’s world premiere at the Ear Taxi Festival in Chicago.
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keyboard
Amlin Eight Variations
Martin Amlin
Eight Variations

Piano Solo

Theodore Presser Company
110-41765  –  Score  –  $9.99
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Commissioned by Piano & Keyboard magazine, Amlin’s Eight Variations is a charming 5-minute piece designed to be within reach of intermediate pianists. The work begins with a fascinating chorale in true Amlin style — a study in major-seventh chords in varied inversions and everchanging harmony. The result is a theme that is at once beautiful, fresh, and always moving forward. Seven characteristic variations follow, subjecting the original chord progression through the guises of a Habanera, a Bach-style invention, and further treats. Andrew Willis has recorded Eight Variations for Albany Records, on a CD also including the Five Preludes, Sonata No. 6, and Sonata No. 7.
Piano Sonata No. 6
Martin Amlin
Piano Sonata No. 6

Piano Solo

Theodore Presser Company
110-41764  –  Score  –  $16.99
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Composer Martin Amlin is also an outstanding pianist, and his pianistic writing shows idiomatic flair and flash honed into remarkable form and expression. Piano Sonata No. 6 has no barlines or movement divisions. Opening with the tempo marking “Bold,” the sonata wears its formal mantle as hard as granite, yet interwoven with tenderness, and with expressive lyricism in relief to an unmetered flow not unlike what Ives described as “prose” within his own musical poetry. Andrew Willis has recorded this powerful sonata for Albany Records, on a CD that also includes Eight Variations, Five Preludes, and Piano Sonata No. 7.
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choral
A Dirge for Two Veterans
Gustav Holst
A Dirge for Two Veterans

Arranged by Jonathan Holmes Barnhart
For Chorus of Low Altos, Tenors & Basses (or TTBB)
with Brass and Percussion or Piano

Thorpe Music Publishing Company
392-03110  –  Octavo  –  $2.25
392-03110A  –  Set of Brass and Percussion  –  $43.99
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Barnhart's arrangement, while faithful to the original scoring, takes advantage of the low altos available in most mixed choirs. For men's choirs, the low altos line can be assigned to tenors. The octavo score includes the optional piano, and a seperate set of brass and percussion parts is available.
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available again
The following titles are once again in print and available at normal discounts.
Perle Toccata
George Perle
Toccata

Piano
Theodore Presser Company 110-40607 – Score – $13.99
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Monochrome III
Peter Schickele
Monochrome III

Nine Bb Clarinets
Theodore Presser Company 164-00120 – Score and Parts – $39.99
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Rameau Suite in G
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Suite in G

Arranged by Ryohei Nakagawa
Woodwind Quintet
Theodore Presser Company 114-40253 – Score and Parts – $24.99
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Polka from Hornsmoke
Peter Schickele
Polka from “Hornsmoke”

Brass Quintet
Theodore Presser Company 164-00138 – Score and Parts – $16.99
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Music for Hamlet
Alfred Reed
Music for “Hamlet”
A Suite for Symphonic Band

Concert Band
Theodore Presser Company 115-40120F – Full Score – $18.99
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The Hollow Men
Vincent Persichetti
The Hollow Men, Op. 25

Solo Trumpet and String Orchestra
Theodore Presser Company 166-00047 – Score and Parts – $34.99
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