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piano
Urtext Primo Vol 6
Clementi – Czerny – Cramer
32 Easy Piano Pieces with Practice Tips
32 leichte Klavierstücke mit Übertipps

Selected and annotated by Nils Franke
Piano solo

Vienna Urtext
UT052011  –  Score (German/English text)  –  $19.95
UT052012  –  Score (French/Spanish text)  –  $19.95
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Vienna Urtext continues their Urtext Primo series with Volume 6, presenting works by two well-known composers along with a selection from a third, perhaps lesser-known composer. Certainly, Clementi and Czerny should be familiar to any student of classical piano literature, but their contemporary Johann Baptist Cramer may be a new discovery. A solid selection of exemplary pieces will cover two years of study and all differ in musical and technical difficulty. Each Urtext Primo series volume is published in two versions: German and English text, or French and Spanish text.
4 Afro-Caribbean Pieces
Mike Cornick
4 Afro-Caribbean Pieces

6 Hands at One Piano

Universal Edition
UE021746  –  Score  –  $18.95
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More than a novelty, Cornick's arrangements of pieces for six hands at one piano will serve to lighten up any recital or event. Delight in calypso, rumba, or Latin rhythms as three pianists work seamlessly on one keyboard (with a little practice, to be sure). Because of the close proximity, Cornick has added thoughtful fingerings to avoid conflicts. Showstoppers!
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woodwind
You Must Remember This
James Rae
You Must Remember This…

Flute and Piano

Universal Edition
UE021710  –  Score and Part  –  $22.50
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Take a break from more weighty classics with Rae's arrangements of ten “light classics.” These easy to intermediate transcriptions include piano accompaniments that teachers can easily manage and guitar chords, so others can join in. Memorable melodies include As Time Goes By, Misty, Give My Regards to Broadway, Chicago, and more. Set in comfortable keys, the flutist is encouraged to concentrate on tone and a singing style. Perfect for recitals or just playing with friends.
Celtic PlayAlong Flute
Martin Tourish (arr.)
World Music: CELTIC Play-Along Flute

8 easy to intermediate play-alongs of well-known pieces
from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, and Brittany
Flute and CD or Piano

Universal Edition
UE037211  –  Score and Part  –  $21.50
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With background notes and performance suggestions, Martin Tourish introduces musicians to the world of Celtic music. The selected pieces span three centures of music-making in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, and Brittany, but comprise only an introduction to this region. The included audio CD features full performances and play-along tracks at various tempi. Tourish encourages musicians who love Celtic music to explore further, both online and in real world gatherings of like-minded people.
Five Improvisations
Robert Russell Bennett
Five Improvisations on Exotic Scales

Janet Schlein Somers and Paul Mack Somers, editors
Flute, Cello, and Piano

Maurice River Press
494-03111  –  Score and Part  –  $44.00
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The Somers continue their mission of bringing Bennett works to modern day with this fine edition of a piece originally written for the Sagul Trio in 1947. Each of the five movements is built upon an exotic scale - Balinese, Ancient Chinese, Ancient Greek Hypophrygian, etc. Each scale is simply stated at the beginning of the movement, followed by Bennett's improvisation.
Simpatici ricordi
Antonio Pasculli
Simpatici ricordi della “Traviata”

Arranged by Sandro Caldini
Fantaisie for Oboe and Piano

Gérard Billaudot
524-08984  –  Score and Part  –  $28.99
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Antonio Pasculli (1842-1924), hailed as "the Paganini of the oboe," had a fondness for transcribing operatic works for oboe and piano. His transcriptions often required virtuosic skills with copious use of scales, arpeggios, and trills, over and above an orchestral piano accompaniment. This fantasy on La Traviata is no exception!
12 etudes canoniques
Marcel Bitsch
12 études canoniques

In collaboration with Gérard Perreau
Two Oboes

Gérard Billaudot
524-08983  –  Score  –  $22.99
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Twelve etudes are presented in a specific order. The first is in unison in C Major, the second in seconds in C minor, the third in thirds in D Major, the fourth in fourths in D minor, and so on. Most feature a 16-measure theme, followed by two 16-measure variations. The final etudes are in contrary motion and/or retrograde.
Bellocq Triptyque
Ivane Béatrice Bellocq
Triptyque

Clarinet solo

Gérard Billaudot
524-08982  –  Score  –  $12.99
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A young 18-year-old composer full of promise wrote her first piece, Triptyque, for solo clarinet in 1978. Dedicated to, commissioned by, and premiered by clarinetist Serge Daval, the Triptyque would capture the attention of Jean-Marc Fessard, who recorded it on the CD Obsession. Three movements (Prelude, Incantation, and Dance) make up this challenging unaccompanied solo, an excellent first impression from a now-respected composer.
Jazz Zone
James Rae
Jazz Zone

Clarinet with Audio CD

Universal Edition
UE021745  –  Score and CD  –  $24.95
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For clarinet students approaching the mystical world of improvisation, let James Rae guide you in your first steps. First and foremost, listening to jazz is the finest teacher, and the included audio CD will help greatly. "Don't expect to produce a world class solo immediately. Everyone has to begin somewhere," he says, as he then introduces different rhythms and styles. Rae brings his incredible background in performing and teaching to bear in pieces in rock, swing, and jazz rhythms.
City Snapshots
James Rae
City Snapshots

1 or 2 Clarinets with CD or Piano

Universal Edition
UE021743  –  Score and CD  –  $18.95
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It is a testament to Rae's craft that he can compose a dozen pieces for beginning clarinetists and still evoke full descriptive representations of cities around the world. Each piece is immediately recognizable for its inspiration, whether Cairo, Paris, Moscow, or London. All pieces are written in the low register to accomodate beginners, while piano accompaniments will be comfortable for teachers. Each can be performed by soloist or duo, and the included audio CD includes both full recordings and play-along tracks. Audio samples of the pieces can be heard at UE's website.
As Light as Bird from Brier
Dan Welcher
As Light as Bird from Brier
(Fantasy after Mendelssohn)

Bb Soprano Saxophone and Piano

Theodore Presser Company
164-00295  –  Score and Part  –  $19.99
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Welcher’s fascinating work for soprano sax is both a refraction of Mendelssohn’s music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and his own incidental music to Shakespeare’s comedy. The work’s title, As Light as Bird from Brier, quotes from Oberon (King of the Fairies) invoking revelry at the play’s climactic wedding scene. Welcher’s fantasy skips among the most beloved themes of Mendelssohn’s Midsummer – giving the saxophonist quite a workout, and the listener a midsummer delight.
Celtic PlayAlong Saxophone
Martin Tourish (arr.)
World Music: CELTIC Play-Along Saxophone

8 easy to intermediate play-alongs of well-known pieces
from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, and Brittany
Saxophone and CD or Piano

Universal Edition
UE037213  –  Score and Part  –  $21.50
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With background notes and performance suggestions, Martin Tourish introduces musicians to the world of Celtic music. The selected pieces span three centures of music-making in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, and Brittany, but comprise only an introduction to this region. The included audio CD features full performances and play-along tracks at various tempi. Tourish encourages musicians who love Celtic music to explore further, both online and in real world gatherings of like-minded people.
Stubborn As Hell
Stacy Garrop
Stubborn As Hell

Two Soprano Saxophones

Theodore Presser Company
114-41919  –  Set of Performance Scores  –  $14.99
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Originally a saxophonist herself, Stacy Garrop has enriched the sax repertory with many chamber works that offer both daredevil excitement and an insider’s affinity for the instrument. Stubborn As Hell began life as a duet for clarinets; it has been adapted by the composer for saxophones, retaining its playful virtuosity, hence the title and premise of Stubborn As Hell. The “stubbornness” refers to performers incessantly battling each other around common pitches, informed by the composer’s sophisticated wit and sense of humor.
Escaich Duo Dance
Thierry Escaich
Duo Dance

Alto Saxophone and Marimba

Gérard Billaudot
524-08977  –  Performance Score  –  $11.99
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A short (1') exercise written for students of a music conservatory, Duo Dance is a rhythmic study for two, geared toward advancing students of intermediate skills.
Ave Maria
Charles Gounod & Franz Schubert
Ave Maria

Arranged by Sylvia Corinna Rosin
Alto Recorder and Piano

Universal Edition
UE037231  –  Score and Part  –  $12.50
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Of all of the composers who have set the Ave Maria text to music, two are singled out as the most famous examples: Gounod, based on Bach's C Major Prelude, and Schubert. Rosin's arrangements for alto recorder and piano are straightforward, and dynamic markings are at a minimum, in the belief that the music speaks well for itself. Additionally, the Schubert arrangement is also playable by tenor recorder.
Duo Impressionniste
Thierry Escaich
Duo Impressionniste

Flute and Bb Clarinet

Gérard Billaudot
524-08976  –  Performance Score  –  $10.99
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One of a series of short works written for the regional school of music in Caen, France, Duo Impressionniste is a tightly-scripted duo exploring rhythms and dynamics in a one-minute exchange between the two performers.
Wind Ensembles Vol 1
Terry Kenny (arr.)
Wind Ensemble, Volume 1

Four-Part Flexible Woodwind Ensemble

Universal Edition
UE037226  –  Score  –  $24.95
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For the Wind Ensemble series, Kenny has chosen very familiar classical works and arranged them for four-part flexible ensemble. Designed for classes and ensembles of varying technical levels, the arrangements will keep all four parts involved and engaged. The flexible scoring includes: Part 1 in C (Flute or Oboe) or in Bb (Clarinet); Part 2 in C (Flute or Oboe) or in Bb (Clarinet); Part 3 in Bb (Clarinet or Tenor Saxophone) or in Eb (Alto Saxophone); Part 4 in C (Bassoon) or in Bb (Clarinet or Tenor Saxophone). Parts are available as download from UE's website. The first volume of pieces includes Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik; Brahms' Two Hungarian Dances (Nos. 5 & 6); and Bizet's L'Arlesienne (Prelude).
Wind Ensemble Vol 2
Terry Kenny (arr.)
Wind Ensemble, Volume 2

Four-Part Flexible Woodwind Ensemble

Universal Edition
UE037227  –  Score  –  $24.95
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For the Wind Ensemble series, Kenny has chosen very familiar classical works and arranged them for four-part flexible ensemble. Designed for classes and ensembles of varying technical levels, the arrangements will keep all four parts involved and engaged. The flexible scoring includes: Part 1 in C (Flute or Oboe) or in Bb (Clarinet); Part 2 in C (Flute or Oboe) or in Bb (Clarinet); Part 3 in Bb (Clarinet or Tenor Saxophone) or in Eb (Alto Saxophone); Part 4 in C (Bassoon) or in Bb (Clarinet or Tenor Saxophone). Parts are available as download from UE's website. The second volume of pieces includes Mozart's A Musical Joke; Strauss' Champagne Polka; and Dvorak's Three Slavonic Dances (Nos. 2, 6, & 10).
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brass
Escaich Duo Rituel
Thierry Escaich
Duo Rituel

Trumpet (C or Bb) and F Horn

Gérard Billaudot
534-03273  –  Performance Score  –  $11.99
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Escaich wrote his Duo Rituel for brass students as a study in shifting rhythmic patterns. Constantly switching between 7/16 and 2/4 time, the players pass melodic material back and forth throughout the brief (1') escapade. Performance scores are provided for Trumpet in C and in B Flat.
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string
Funny Animals
Aleksey Igudesman
Funny Animals
10 Easy Compositions with Creative Performance Ideas

Violin and Piano

Universal Edition
UE037229  –  Score and Part  –  $18.95
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Performance artist and violinist extraordinaire, Igudesman has composed volumes of pieces about animals over the years. Continuing in this vein and with a desire to top all that had gone before, he has chosen ten creatures that actually exist, but that could easily be seen as pure fiction. Each of the resulting descriptive pieces includes performance suggestions to amuse and engage the audience, and Igudesman encourages experimentation. Humorous text and drawings for each of the creatures is supplied by harpist Magdalena Hoffmann.
Ging heut morgen ubers Feld
Gustav Mahler
Ging heut morgen übers Feld
(Five Selected Songs for violin and piano)

Arranged by Ronald Kornfeil
Edited and revised by Lisa Batiashvili
Violin and Piano

Universal Edition
UE036432  –  Score and Part  –  $27.50
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So much of Mahler's great compositions center around vocal and symphonic music. As someone who is keenly aware that the violin most closely approximates the human voice, Batiashvili naturally conscripted select Mahler songs for her own instrument, bringing "new" Mahler repertoire to the violin. "Experience the emotional peaks of this irresistible music," she says. Includes Erinnerung, Frühlingsmorgen, Ging heut morgen übers Feld, Das irdische Leben, and Urlicht.
Celtic PlayAlong Violin
Martin Tourish (arr.)
World Music: CELTIC Play-Along Violin

8 easy to intermediate play-alongs of well-known pieces
from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, and Brittany
Violin and CD or Piano

Universal Edition
UE037210  –  Score and Part  –  $21.50
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With background notes and performance suggestions, Martin Tourish introduces musicians to the world of Celtic music. The selected pieces span three centures of music-making in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, and Brittany, but comprise only an introduction to this region. The included audio CD features full performances and play-along tracks at various tempi. Tourish encourages musicians who love Celtic music to explore further, both online and in real world gatherings of like-minded people.
Waltz and More
Aleksey Igudesman
Waltz & More

Two Violins

Universal Edition
UE033657  –  Score and Part  –  $22.50
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Igudesman doesn't provide simple transcriptions of waltzes for two violins, he mixes original performance works with his arrangements of waltz classics! With notes on each piece and possible performance suggestions, Igudesman brings his love of waltz to his unique approach to music-making. For advancing violinists. Above all, have fun.
Duo Ceremoniel
Thierry Escaich
Duo Cérémoniel

Violin and Cello

Gérard Billaudot
514-05696  –  Performance Score  –  $10.99
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One of five new compositions commissioned as part of Escaich's residency at the Festival Aspects des Musiques d’Aujourd’hui in Caen, France and premiered by students at the conservatory. The violin and cello chase each other through musical snippets, building the piece and filling in each other's thoughts, until the eventual deconstruction and finale. An intricate interplay of about one minute.
Garrop Torque
Stacy Garrop
Torque

Viola and Piano

Theodore Presser Company
114-41828  –  Score and Part  –  $18.99
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This tour de force consists of two movements that are complete opposites. Movement I, titled Momentum, starts with the viola and piano aggressively sharing a single note. Things start swirling out of control: the music gains greater and greater tension as the musicians turn and twist their way into ever smaller spirals, right up to the end of the movement. Movement II, titled Stasis, offers a peaceful, gentle unwinding of the pressure. Torque was commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for violist Viacheslav Dinerchtein.
A Poem of Hope
Eric Ewazen
A Poem of Hope

Cello and String Orchestra (Piano reduction)

Theodore Presser Company
114-41888  –  Score and Part  –  $11.99
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Idealism, humanity, world peace, and altruism have been recurring themes and inspirations in many compositions by Eric Ewazen. In 2007, the Sejong Soloists commissioned this work for Cello and Strings to feature Paula Zahn as guest soloist – the celebrated telejournalist is an exceptional cellist, and a frequent and distinguished host for the concerts Sejong performs in New York City. The work was written for a gala concert honoring Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, and therefore the ultimate leader of international peacekeeping efforts. The resulting work, equally suitable for Cello and Piano, is appropriately titled A Poem of Hope.
To Touch Their Harps of Gold
Gary Schocker
To Touch Their Harps of Gold
22 Favorite Christmas Carols

Harp

Theodore Presser Company
114-41892  –  Score  –  $18.99
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Schocker's third collection of Christmas carols arranged for solo harp dives deeper into traditional carols across Europe, from Portugal to Scandinavia. This set of 22 carols nicely augments his two previous collections: Joy to the World! (21 Favorite Christmas Carols, 114-41530) and In the Moon of Wintertime (20 Favorite Christmas Carols, 114-41592), both available at normal discount.
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concert band
Lias Tarantella
Stephen Lias
Tarantella

Alias Press
495-00018  –  Complete Set  –  $97.99
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Attending a workshop in New York City, Lias took an evening excursion to the American Ballet Theatre, where he was exposed to what he terms "the evocative and inflammatory music of the tarantella." This art form captured his imagination, and he has crafted a wind ensemble dance of punchy rhythms and swirling touches. Tarantella was commissioned for the Stephen F. Austin Wind Ensemble and was premiered by those forces under the baton of Fred J. Allen at the 2008 TMEA annual convention. A recording of the premiere performance can be heard at their website.
At Her Ladyship's Request
Carter Pann
At Her Ladyship's Request
A Period Piece for Bands of Winds

Theodore Presser Company
115-40233  –  Complete Set  –  $190.00
115-40233F  –  Full Score (9 x 12)  –  $25.00
115-40233L  –  Large Score (11 x 14)  –  $60.00
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Armed with a prodigious gift for forging musical identities, “Lord Carter Nicholas Pann” presents an offering inspired by the Elizabethan Era and an appreciation for the works of Percy Grainger. Pann’s suite tells a story of palace intrigue, outlined by the movement titles. Click title for MP3 recording (excerpts):
1. Overture - Young Tom Abel, Heir to Cecil Abel’s Fortune
2. Sarabande - Father Daniel Bennett from the Abbey at Lockwood Cross
3. Pastorale - Joseph Dimplesweet, His Lordship’s Oldest Farmhand
4. Gallop - Lord William H. Pettybone, Duke of Bremingham
For the Mystic Harmony
Dan Welcher
For the Mystic Harmony
Hymns for Wind Ensemble

Theodore Presser Company
165-00100  –  Complete Set  –  $125.00
165-00100F  –  Full Score (9 x 12)  –  $20.00
165-00100L  –  Large Score (11 x 17)  –  $55.00
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Commissioned for a consortium of high school and college bands in the north Dallas region, For the Mystic Harmony is a 10-minute inspirational work in homage to Norwood and Elizabeth Dixon, patrons of the Fort Worth Symphony and the Van Cliburn Competition. Welcher draws melodic flavor from five American hymns, spirituals, and folk tunes of the 19th century. The last of these sources to appear is the hymn tune For the Beauty of the Earth, whose third stanza is the quatrain: “For the joy of ear and eye, For the heart and mind’s delight, For the mystic harmony, Linking sense to sound and sight,” giving rise to the work’s title.
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guitar
From Folk to Classical
Paul Coles
From Folk to Classical, Volume 2

24 favorite pieces arranged for the moderately advanced guitarist
Guitar

Universal Edition
UE021674  –  Score  –  $17.50
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Coles follows his first volume of pieces selected for guitarists of moderate skills (From Folk to Classical, Volume 1 – UE021673) with a second set of 24 pieces, presented in progressive order, for guitarists moving on to more advanced repertoire. The pieces are chosen for familiarity (Greensleeves, The Swan by Saint-Saëns, Debussy Clair de lune, etc.), and Coles adds his fingering suggestions.
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vocal
Tango Tenor
Carlos Gardel
Tango Tenor

Arranged by Diego Collatti
Tenor Voice and Piano

Universal Edition
UE037219  –  Score  –  $21.50
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One true superstar of the tango, Carlos Gardel enjoyed an international reputation in concert and in film. Longtime student of the tango, Diego Collatti has brought Gardel's famous compositions to various instruments and ensembles, and now brings this set of six works to the tenor voice with piano accompaniment. Por una cabeza, alone, will bring instant recognition and familiarity.
Strauss 2 Lieder
Richard Strauss
Zwei Lieder, Op. 26 TrV 166

On poems by Nikolaus Lenau
Voice and Piano

Universal Edition
UE037983  –  High Voice and Piano  –  $18.50
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UE037984  –  Medium Voice and Piano  –  $18.50
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UE037985  –  Low Voice and Piano  –  $18.50
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Universal Edition presents new practical editions of Strauss songs, after the text of the Richard Strauss Werke Critical Edition. The Zwei Lieder, Frühlingsgedränge (“Voices of Spring”) and O wärst du mein! (“O, wert thou mine!”), from Opus 26 date to 1891-1894, at which point Strauss had already written more than 150 lieder. The present edition includes English translation by John Bernhoff.
One in Christ
George Arthur
One in Christ

Mixed Chorus (SATB), a cappella

Universal Edition
UE021718  –  Octavo  –  $3.50
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George Arthur weaves his voices around the text, “When we were still far off, you met us in your Son and brought us home.” Beautiful, dynamic, and ultimately moving. Includes a piano part for rehearsals.
Reconciliation
George Arthur
Reconciliation

Mixed Chorus (SATB), a cappella

Universal Edition
UE021719  –  Octavo  –  $2.95
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Layered voices in lush wordless passages are highlighted in this unaccompanied work for mixed voices. Arthur uses a quote by Mother Teresa in a deeply melodic setting.
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scores & texts
Janacek Sinfonietta
Leoš Janáček
Sinfonietta für Orchester (1926)

New critical edition by Jirí Zahrádka
Study Score

Universal Edition
UE036503  –  Study Score  –  $49.95
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The Janáček Sinfonietta now joins the UE Study Score series. This new practical edition takes into account all available sources and research, including sources discovered during work on this edition. Release of this study score is concurrent with publication of a large full score (hardbound, 10" x 13½")  –  UE035865, which is also available at regular discount.
Ranjbaran Concerto
Behzad Ranjbaran
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

Flute and Orchestra

Theodore Presser Company
416-41515  –  Study Score  –  $60.00
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A chance meeting after the Philadelphia Orchestra's performance of Ranjbaran's piano Concerto led principal flutist Jeffrey Khaner to ask the composer why he didn't write a concerto for flute. Ranjbaran's response "Why not?" has resulted in a major new concerto for the flute, one already making its mark in the repertoire.
"Much of the music has a florid, sensuous feel, making consistent use of Middle Eastern scales and evocations of the ney, a Persian folk flute, Ranjbaran marries that to an all-out virtuoso cast for his soloist, which had the effect of making it sound turbocharged." -- Greg Stepanich, Palm Beach ArtsPaper
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available again
The following titles are once again in print and available at normal discounts.
Who Is This Child?
Peter Schickele
Who Is This Child?

Piano
362-03221  –  Octavo  –  $2.50
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Hark 10000 Harps and Voices
Lowell Mason
Hark! 10,000 Harps and Voices

Edited by Bob Burroughs, arranged by Douglas Smith
Flute (optional), Clarinet 1 in Bb (Oboe/Flute), Clarinet 2 in Bb (Alto Sax),
Clarinet 3 in Bb (Tenor Sax/Horn), Bass Clarinet in Bb (Bsn./Bar. Sax.),
Piano (optional)
114-40380  –  Score and Parts  –  $16.99
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Marquette University March
John Philip Sousa
Marquette University March

Marching Band
125-34500  –  Score and Parts  –  $35.00
125-34500C  –  Conductor Score  –  $5.00
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