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Prepare CEB version
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PREPARE! 2018-2019
An Ecumenical Music & Worship Planner
David L. Bone and Mary Scifres
Spiral-bound

Abingdon Press
777-00544  –  CEB Edition  –  $25.99
777-00545  –  NRSV Edition  –  $25.99
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The new worship planners from Abingdon Press are here! Pastors and music ministers rely on the annual edition of Prepare! for planning the coming liturgical year. For each worship service from September through August, the team of Bone and Scifres offer suggestions for hymns, songs, and anthems, suggested reading passages, and even suggested visuals and prayers. Your all-in-one planner now comes in two editions. The CEB version includes complete lectionary texts from the Common English Bible translations, while the NRSV version containst New Revised Standard Version texts. Prepare! is a multi-denominational total planner for your worship services. For United Methodist directors, see the UM Music & Worship Planner.
CEB version
NRSV edition
The United Methodist
Music & Worship Planner
2018-2019

David L. Bone and Mary Scifres
Spiral-bound

Abingdon Press
777-00546  –  CEB Edition  –  $25.99
777-00547  –  NRSV Edition  –  $25.99
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This is your complete all-encompassing planner for both music director and pastor of the United Methodist Church. This spiral-bound resource is laid out in handy calendar format, offering a wealth of suggestions for hymns, anthems, solos, and lectionary texts, all keyed to UMC resources. The United Methodist Music & Worship Planner is available in two editions, both Common English Bible and New Revised Standard Version. For services other than United Methodist, use Prepare!
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woodwind
Coleman Fanmi Imen
Valerie Coleman
Fanmi Imèn
Poem for Flute and Piano

Theodore Presser Company
114-41909  –  Score and Part  –  $16.99
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The title Fanmi Imèn is Haitian Creole for Maya Angelou’s famous work, Human Family. Both the musical and literary poems acknowledge differences within mankind, either due to ethnicity, background, or geography, but Angelou’s refrain: “we are more alike, my friends, than we are unlike,” reaffirms our humanity as a reminder of unity. Coleman’s work draws inspiration from French flute music blending with an underlying pentatonicism found in Asian traditions, a caravan through Middle Eastern parts of the world merging with Flamenco, and an upbeat journey southward into Africa with the sounds of Kalimba (thumb piano). Fanmi Imèn was commissioned by the National Flute Association for its 2018 High School Soloist Competition.
Dorff For Elise
Daniel Dorff
For Elise

Flute and Piano

Theodore Presser Company
114-41804  –  Score and Part  –  $14.99
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Commissioned by flutist Cindy Anne Broz in celebration of her granddaughter Elise, Dorff’s For Elise is a portrait of a delightful 3-year-old, as well as a recital piece in the slow-fast model of the French conservatory repertoire. The main body of the work is an exuberant 6/8 rondo, in which playful yet challenging episodes lead into a recurring jazz waltz. Dur.: 8'
Dorff Snow Angel
Daniel Dorff
Snow Angel

Flute and Piano

Theodore Presser Company
114-41906  –  Score and Part  –  $9.99
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This gentle 5-minute memorial was commissioned by flutist Ray-Michael Kauffman in remembrance of his mother, who was very much a snow-loving angel. Its tender dialog is preceded by three rings on a triangle played by the flutist, and it concludes with three poignant triangle strokes played by the pianist (or heard from offstage).
Schocker Scrapbook Vol 1
Gary Schocker
Scrapbook, Volume 1

Flute and Piano

Falls House Press
FH0509  –  Score and Part  –  $12.99
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Gary Schocker’s Scrapbook, Volume 1 is the first in a new series of collected works by this remarkable composer. Volume I includes three pieces for Flute and Piano: Un petit merci is a thank you card for Paris-based American-born flutist Patricia Nagel; Palimpsest begins as a self-contained arabesque for solo flute, followed by a variation over-layered by piano; Wild Swan is a nostalgic ballade composed for jazz flutist Nika Rejto.
Silver Strand
Russell Scarbrough
Silver Strand

Flute and Piano

Falls House Press
FH0505  –  Score and Part  –  $19.99
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Rhythmically exciting with intricate counterpoint and a propelling groove, Silver Strand weaves a horizontal thread that is lyrically beautiful and full of suspense. The 7-minute work may be heard as a string of dance variations with intensity and texture flowing as the title suggests. Silver Strand was composed for Kathryn Scarbrough and Tereasa Payne who premiered the work at the 2016 NFA convention in San Diego, just a mile east of the Silver Strand Beachfront on Coronado Island.
In Circles
Russell Scarbrough
…In Circles

Mixed Flute Quartet
(C Flute 1/Piccolo, C Flute 2, Alto Flute, Bass Flute)

Falls House Press
FH0504  –  Score and Part  –  $22.99
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Scarbrough’s 7-minute quartet is a musical response to Galileo’s theory of heavenly motion, "Left to their own devices, things tend to move in circles." In light of Newton having proven Galileo incorrect, the composer has written, "…there is an element of irony in this title, which provides some insight into the music. It struck me as such a beautiful and lyrical thought, I couldn’t resist the impulse to spend a few minutes reflecting on it with notes and rhythms." …In Circles was premiered at the 2017 NFA Convention by Tereasa Payne, Kathryn Scarbrough, Ali Ryerson, and Chris Potter.
Solare Emigrating
Juan María Solare
Emigrating (Auswandern)

Four Flutes

Musikverlag Zimmermann
ZM36230  –  Score and Parts  –  $23.95
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An emigrant himself, Solare was born in Argentina in 1966 and relocated to Germany in 1993. Even so, his 2015 commission Auswandern still hearkens back to the music of Argentina, with overtones of the tango peeking through. The three movements are Expectations, Looking Back, and Integration.
Offermans Forbidden Valley
Wil Offermans
Forbidden Valley

Three Flutes, Alto Flute, and Bass Flute,
or Bass Flute, Bass Flute in F, Contrabass Flute,
     Contrabass Flute in F, and Double Contrabass Flute

Musikverlag Zimmermann
ZM36240  –  Score and Parts  –  $27.95
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The landscape for Forbidden Valley came to Offermans in a dream, which he originally captured in a setting for low flutes. After rearranging the piece for a more standard flute quintet, he has produced this score, which accomodates both versions. The included parts double where appropriate, Offermans makes use of special extended techniques throughout.
Ran Spirit
Shulamit Ran
Spirit

Bb Clarinet, unaccompanied

Theodore Presser Company
114-41920  –  Score  –  $9.99
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Spirit was composed in memory of the renowned clarinetist Laura Flax. Laura commissioned Ran’s first solo clarinet work, For an Actor: Monologue for Clarinet (114-40236), to premiere with the Da Capo Chamber Players in 1978. Ran returned to the clarinet in many compositions over the years, sometimes as a lead instrument and at other times as an important voice, yet always inspired by Laura’s rich sound, blazing technique, and the "brain and guts" that she brought to her playing. As a memorial, Spirit is not about absence, but rather a celebration displaying a wide range of emotions, with at least a tiny glimpse of Laura’s brilliant spirit and spiritedness. Only in the work’s final stretch does the sense of parting and loss take over.
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keyboard
Down Jersey Scenes
Paul Mack Somers
Down Jersey Scenes

(River Countries, Volume 1)
Piano Solo

Maurice River Press
490-01180  –  Score  –  $37.50
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Somers describes Down Jersey as that part of Southern New Jersey in which the watershed drains into Delaware Bay, not Delaware River or the Atlantic Ocean. Vast marshes, meandering rivers, and small towns are found here. A half dozen images are presented for solo piano.
Maurice River Pictures
Paul Mack Somers
Maurice River Pictures

(River Countries, Volume 2)
Piano Solo

Maurice River Press
490-01181  –  Score  –  $37.50
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The Maurice River is fed by drainage from the famous New Jersey Pine Barrens, is dammed to create Union Lake in Millville, and then ambles southward, gaining in size, to empty into the marshes of the Delaware Bay. Of its 50 miles, the lowest 10 are a navigable waterway. Somers was inspired to compose these six pieces, which depict both the small town life of South Jersey and the natural wonders of the river's variety.
East Haven Spirits
Paul Mack Somers
East Haven Spirits

(River Countries, Volume 3)
Piano Solo

Maurice River Press
490-01182  –  Score  –  $37.50
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A commission to celebrate the 100th anniversary of an East Haven, Connecticut library, East Haven Spirits explores the town and its surroundings through the Dewey Decimal System. Images depicted include a local iron foundry, New England churches, "Fog on the Sound," and the ghosts of a Revolutionary War fort.
River Countries CD
Also Available although not new issued. Normal discount applies.
Paul Mack Somers
River Countries

Complete, all three volumes (as above)
Maurice River Press
498-00561  –  Compact Disc  –  $15.00
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concert band
Leshnoff Clarinet Concerto
Jonathan Leshnoff
Clarinet Concerto "Nekudim"

Symphonic Band

Jonathan Leshnoff Publishing
495-00013  –  Complete Set  –  $199.99
495-00013F  –  Full Score  –  $24.99
495-00013L  –  Large Score  –  $29.99
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A commission by the Philadelphia Orchestra led to Leshnoff's Clarinet Concerto. Leshnoff likens the clarinet to Hebrew text, in that both are controlled through breath. The essential part of text is the vowels, whose dynamics are indicated by dots and lines (“nikkudim”) to bring them to life. Philadelphia's clarinetist Ricardo Morales, who also performed the new band transcription with "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, has said, “What I hope that the audience will hear is the essence of what it is to have fun playing the clarinet.”
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literature
Musicians in Motion
Alexandra Türk-Espitalier
Musicians in Motion
(100 Exercises with and without Instrument)

Musikverlag Zimmermann
ZM00035  –  Score  –  $24.95
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The forgotten aspect of music performance - the physical demands - is addressed here by international physiology expert (and flutist) Alexandra Türk-Espitalier. Both amateurs and professionals will benefit from her designed system of training and exercises. Identifying causes of pain and strain are “instrumental,” and Türk-Espitalier has ways to address these issues, through exercise, strength training, and routines for your specific instrument. Musical performances can be marathon - Musicians in Motion helps you train and stay in shape.
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custom print
The following work is newly available as print-on-demand. These high-quality prints can be ordered along with your regular orders for Presser publications. Most Custom Print orders are shipped out in less than five business days, but if your order is time-sensitive, please be sure to inform your Sales Rep at the time of the order.
New issue discounts do not apply.
David LeisnerDavid Leisner
West Wind
Six Songs for Tenor (or Soprano) and Guitar

Theodore Presser Company
141-40097  –  Score  –  $21.99
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Leisner was pleased to use poems by Pulitzer Prize winner Mary Oliver in his new cycle West Wind, taking its name from one of Oliver's collections. “In recent years, diatonic and chromatic harmonic approaches have merged in my work, mixing in a way that might have seemed confusing before, but feels perfectly natural to me now. These songs are written in this language.” A master guitarist himself, Leisner puts special emphasis on the guitar part, elevating the instrument above the usual role of accompaniment. West Wind includes Come with me; Row for your life; Dark is as dark does; Wild needle; Night birds; and West Wind.

Gerald LevinsonGerald Levinson
Ringing Changes

Two Pianos

Theodore Presser Company
140-40120  –  Score  –  $36.99
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Levinson reimagines material from an earlier work (Ragamalika), inspired, as he says, “both by Balinese gamelan and North Indian ragas.” From the program notes of this intricate new piano duo, Levinson says, “The main sections of the present work substantially reimagine that music yet again as a 'shadow canon' at increasingly close time intervals, so that the irregular metrical groups in the original line produce cross-rhythmic entanglements between the two pianos. This material is framed by, and alternates with, entirely new contrasting passages in still, quiet bell chords, evoking a sense of suspended time amid the general high-energy onrushing virtuosity.”

Richard WernickRichard Wernick
Woodwind Quintet No. 2

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet (A), Horn, Bassoon

Theodore Presser Company
114-41870  –  Complete Set  –  $44.99
114-41870S  –  Score  –  $21.99
114-41870M  –  Set of Parts  –  $32.99
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Wernick's Second Woodwind Quintet was composed in November, 2016 for the New York Woodwind Quintet. “A work that makes use of the color palette of the winds to differentiate the strands of counterpoint…Wernick’s use of klangfarbenmelodie (sound-colors melody), in which the same pitch is repeated by (or traded to) another instrument was remarkable for the way in which the transfers were subtle: one could hardly tell where one instrument began and the other left off.” (Frank Daykin for New York Concert Review)

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available again
The following titles are once again in print and available at normal discounts.
Some South Paw Pitching
Charles Ives
Some South-Paw Pitching

Edited by Henry Cowell
Piano
150-00190  –  Score  –  $8.99
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Sixth Piano Sonata
Vincent Persichetti
Sixth Piano Sonata, Op. 39

Piano
460-00030  –  Score  –  $12.99
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Cadenza to 2nd Hungarian Rhapsody
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Cadenza to Liszt 2nd Hungarian Rhapsody

Edited by Jan Holcman
Piano
150-00315  –  Score  –  $5.99
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Three Chorale Variations
Ellis B. Kohs
Three Chorale Variations on Hebrew Hymns

Organ
453-00301  –  Score  –  $14.99
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Be Still My Heart
Vittorio Giannini
Be Still, My Heart (from Four Songs)

Poem by Karl Flaster
Voice and Piano
161-00032  –  Score  –  $7.99
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Invenzione Concertata
Henri Lazarof
Invenzione Concertata

Brass Quintet
144-40300  –  Score and Parts  –  $14.99
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Fanfare for Brass Quintet
Ira Taxin
Fanfare for Brass Quintet

Brass Quintet (2 Tpt. in C, Hn, Tbn., Tu.)
144-40060  –  Score and Parts  –  $12.99
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Erb Three Pieces
Donald Erb
Three Pieces

Brass Quintet and Piano
144-40026S  –  Score  –  $12.99
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Music for Two Flute Players
Barney Childs
Music for Two Flute Players

Two Flutes
144-40021  –  Score  –  $22.99
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Downey Duo
John Downey
Duo

Oboe and Harpsichord
114-40397  –  Score and Part  –  $12.95
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Alborado del Gracioso
Maurice Ravel
Alborado del Gracioso (from Miroirs)

Transcribed by Sol Schoenbach
Bassoon and Piano
164-00045  –  Score and Part  –  $12.99
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Wigglesworth Duo
Frank Wigglesworth
Duo

Oboe and Bb Clarinet
144-40010  –  Set of Two Scores  –  $11.99
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Cowell Suite
Henry Cowell
Suite

Woodwind Quintet
154-00038S  –  Score  –  $9.99
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Children's Song
Donald Erb
Children's Song

Two Violins
144-40274  –  Set of Two Scores  –  $9.99
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Persichetti Vocalise
Vincent Persichetti
Vocalise, Op. 27

Cello and Piano
164-00024  –  Score and Part  –  $8.50
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9 Studies for Double Bass
Charles Hoag
Nine Studies for Double Bass

Double Bass
414-41168  –  Score  –  $11.99
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Lazarof Anida
Henri Lazarof
Anida (Duo Concertante for Violin and Viola)

Violin and Viola
144-40326  –  Set of Two Scores  –  $13.99
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Lazarof Duo Solitaire
Henri Lazarof
Duo Solitaire

Violin and Cello
144-40217  –  Set of Two Scores  –  $16.99
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Harris Trio
Roy Harris
Trio for Pianoforte, Violin, and Violoncello

Edited by Harry Cumpson
Violin, Cello, and Piano
144-40096  –  Score and Parts  –  $16.99
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Schuman String Quartet No. 3
William Schuman
String Quartet No. 3

String Quartet (2 Violins, Viola, Cello)
144-40001  –  Score and Parts  –  $28.99
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Wigglesworth Duo
Frank Wigglesworth
Duo

Oboe and Viola
144-40009  –  Set of Two Scores  –  $11.99
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Diversion for Two
Donald Erb
Diversion for Two

Trumpet in Bb and Percussion
144-40025  –  Set of Two Scores  –  $13.99
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Composition for Four Instruments
Milton Babbitt
Composition for Four Instruments

Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello
144-40011  –  Score and Parts  –  $29.99
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Introduction, Cadenzas, and Interludes
Hale Smith
Introduction, Cadenzas, and Interludes

Eight Players (Fl., Ob., Bb Cl., Hp., Pno., Vln., Vla., Vcl.)
144-40070  –  Score and Parts  –  $22.99
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