Orchestral Excerpts Volume TWO now available!   
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february 2019
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Orchestral Excerpts Volume TWO Now Available
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Orchestral Excerpts Volume 2
Jeanne Baxtresser
Orchestral Excerpts for Flute, Volume 2
with Piano Accompaniments

Opera and Ballet Commentary by Adria Sternstein Foster
Piano Reductions by Teddy Niedermaier
Flute Solo

Theodore Presser Company
414-41205  –  Score  –  $50.00
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Orchestral Excerpts For Flute with Piano Accompaniment has transformed the literature and become the standard excerpt book since its release in 1995. The original collection presents excerpts as you’ll see them on auditions and orchestra stands, enhanced with Baxtresser’s insightful commentaries on preparing each excerpt. Prefatory essays and piano accompaniments add further resources to best prepare for auditions and life as an orchestra player.

Orchestral Excerpts For Flute, Volume 2 with Piano Accompaniment provides all the same features for thorough preparation of another 56 excerpts drawn from 27 works including Tchaikowsky ballets, Strauss tone poems, John Williams film scores, and a wealth of essential repertoire from Bach through Stravinsky.

Al-Ahmad Two Skazkas
Lora Al-Ahmad
Two Skazkas

Solo Flute

Theodore Presser Company
114-41942  –  Score  –  $8.99
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Bulgarian piano prodigy Lora Al-Ahmad traveled to New York City in her teens to further her training, and while at the Mannes School began studying composition with Lowell Liebermann. Among the first fruit of her fascinating talents is Two Skazkas for solo Flute. Skazka is a Russian word for story, with a particular connotation of fantasy-inspired fairy tales. Al-Ahmad’s untitled skazkas enchant, leaving the actual stories to our own imaginations. Two Skazkas quickly captured the imagination of Stefán Höskuldsson (Principal Flute of the Chicago Symphony) who has performed the work internationally.
Sonata Spirit of the Hudson
Daniel Dorff
Sonata (Spirit of the Hudson)

Bass Flute and Piano

Theodore Presser Company
114-41890  –  Score and Part  –  $18.99
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A welcome addition to the bass flute repertoire, Dorff’s 14-minute sonata is designed as two pairs of slow-fast movements. While composed as a complete 4-movement sonata, either half may be performed alone as a 7-minute recital work. The Sonata springs from Dorff's impressions of the Hudson River: "Every thought led to the river’s essence, its own spirit and life — flowing through raw nature, from skinny trickles to mightiness spawning cities; supporting subtle life, and becoming a central commons for human societies." The movement titles are: I. Sprawling, burbling; II. Sparkling, glistening; III. Under Winter; and IV. Spring Spirits.
Fantasies on Celtic Airs
Janice Maille Bullard
Fantasies on Celtic Airs

Flute and Piano

Falls House Press
FH0507  –  Score and Part  –  $22.99
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Janice Bullard was the consummate well-rounded musician, equally at home with sacred service music, jazz, and improvisation, as well as recital music in the Classical tradition. Fantasies on Celtic Airs is a strikingly beautiful collection reflecting these diverse schools. The familiar Celtic tunes are richly harmonized and elaborated with ornamental variations, often in the format of verse anthems with a uniquely American flavor. Includes The Water Is Wide, The Skye Boat Song, Londonderry Air, and Down by the Sally Gardens.
Suite for Three
Melanie Thorne
Suite for Three

Three Flutes

Sempre Music
SM-F72E  –  Score and Part  –  $29.30
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With a nod to the Baroque, Suite for Three begins with a grave gigue to establish the trio, then moves on to a "bluesy minuet." A quick gavotte brings the work to a close. All three players are engaged, although the third flute part is somewhat easier than the others. Listen to an audio clip at Sempre's website.
Clarissimo Vol 3
Olivier Ombredane
Clarissimo, Volume 3
Latin' clarinet ballad'

One or Two Clarinets with Audio CD accompmaniment

Gérard Billaudot
524-08988  –  Score and CD  –  $40.99
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Get a grasp on the music of Latin America with Clarissimo, Volume 3. Ombredane has written 10 more original melodies that capture the folk music of different regions and styles, from Cuba to Argentina. Study the rhythms, the beats, the articulations, as you play along with a Latin American ensemble recorded on CD. Start by listening, move to tapping your feet with the beat, and then join the ensemble at different tempi. With Ombredane's help, clarinetists will be playing the Bachata, the Bossa-Nova, the Choro, Bolero, Joropo, and more. Also available at normal discounts: Volume 1 (524-08905 – $36.99) and Volume 2 (524-08961 – $37.99).
Finale from Gran Partita
Johann Sebastian Bach
Finale from Gran Partita

Arranged by Melanie Thorne
Clarinet Octet (Eb, 4 Bb, Eb Alto, 2 Bb Bass)

Sempre Music
SM-C145F  –  Score and Parts  –  $32.50
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The Mozart Serenade No. 10 for 13 Winds (often called Gran Partita) is a 45-minute program in seven movements of Mozart's genius. The Finale, in particular, is a quick and sprightly affair of tight interplay among the performers. Thorne has taken the Finale and arranged it for eight like instruments, without foregoing any of the original joy. A wonderful program addition for an advanced ensemble. Thorne's arrangement provides parts for an alto clarinet or a fifth Bb clarinet, as available.
Finale from Gran Partita
Johann Sebastian Bach
Finale from Gran Partita

Arranged by Melanie Thorne
Saxophone Octet (SSAATTBB)

Sempre Music
SM-S162F  –  Score and Parts  –  $32.50
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The Mozart Serenade No. 10 for 13 Winds (often called Gran Partita) is a 45-minute program in seven movements of Mozart's genius. The Finale, in particular, is a quick and sprightly affair of tight interplay among the performers. Thorne has taken the Finale and arranged it for eight like instruments, without foregoing any of the original joy. A wonderful program addition for an advanced ensemble. Thorne's arrangement is for SSAATTBB saxophones.
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Amlin Magic Maze
Martin Amlin
Magic Maze

Viola and Piano

Theodore Presser Company
114-41910  –  Score and Part  –  $16.99
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Magic Maze is the perfect title for this 8-minute adventure for viola and piano. Cycling through a form loosely inspired by numerical “magic squares,” the work is a chain of variations on a 12-note series built of perfect fourths and minor thirds. Miniature versions of various characters — march, canon, barcarolle, toccata, bolero, and sarabande — weave their way through the continuous labyrinth, all based on symmetrical patterns of pitch and rhythm that continually develop and return.
Seitz Concerto No 2
Friedrich Seitz
Concerto No. 2 in C Major, Op. 13

Arranged by Frédéric Lainé
Viola and Piano

Gérard Billaudot
514-08698  –  Score and Part  –  $16.99
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The famous Seitz Student Concertos are a rite of passage for advancing violinists. Concerto No. 2 is a full-fledged concerto in three movements, with occasional flashes of student technique, a satisfying experience for pupil and audience. Laine's transcription for viola and piano is designed to bring the same sense of accomplishment to student violists.
Liebermann Cello Concerto
Lowell Liebermann
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 132

Violoncello and Piano Reduction

Theodore Presser Company
114-41931  –  Score and Part  –  $24.99
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Liebermann's new Cello Concerto was commissioned by a consortium of Orchestras including the Toledo Symphony, Springfield Symphony Orchestra (MA), Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, Jackson Symphony Orchestra, and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (OH). It was premiered on October 27, 2017 at the Peristyle Theater, Toledo, Ohio, by cellist Julian Schwarz with the Toledo Symphony conducted by Alexander Prior. A complete video of the premiere is available at YouTube.
Escaich Cantus II
Thierry Escaich
Cantus II (Le Mythe d'Orphée)

Harp Solo

Gérard Billaudot
514-08700  –  Score  –  $28.99
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As part of the season's theme at Bayer Kultur (outside of Cologne, Germany), Escaich was commissioned to write a piece on “Orpheus and the Harp,” to be premiered by the harp master Isabelle Moretti. Cantus II is, to be sure, a demanding work for an accomplished harpist with wide-ranging dynamics and intricate rhythm changes. Dur.: 10'
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piano
Matheson Windows
James Matheson
Windows

Piano solo

Theodore Presser Company
110-41814  –  Score  –  $18.99
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Matheson’s five-movement work is a setting of stained glass windows created by Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse for a rustic country church adjoining the Rockefeller estate near Sleepy Hollow on the Hudson River. Matheson’s suite draws from four Chagall windows: 1. Jeremiah, 2. Isaiah, 3. Crucifixion, 4. The Good Samaritan, and culminates with Matisse’s 5. The Rose.

Windows was premiered at Carnegie Hall on April 4, 2016 by Bruce Levingston. It appears on his album Windows (DSL 92218) released by Sono Luminus.
Listen at YouTube:
1. Jeremiah
2. Isaiah
3. Crucifixion
4. The Good Samaritan
5. The Rose
Dur.: 25'

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scores
Billy and the Carnival
Daniel Dorff
Billy and the Carnival
A Listening Guide to the Instruments

Illustrated Storybook

Theodore Presser Company
418-41023  –  Storybook  –  $6.99
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Also available at regular discount —
416-41332  –  Study Score  –  $50.00

Commissioned by the Sacramento Symphony as a jazz-rock infused guide to orchestral instruments, Billy and the Carnival tells the story of a young boy who discovers musicians coming to his park to play a concert. Within the course of the story, every instrument is introduced by name followed by a characteristic solo. The new illustrated storybook is the perfect companion for young listeners, whether at home or in the classroom, allowing them to follow along with delightful drawings by Mint Lee. They will learn the names of the instruments, their signature sounds, and how they fit with the other instruments of the orchestra. CD available on Bridge Records.
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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.
Michael BoymanMichael Boyman
Anger Management (Therapy for Piano Duo)

Theodore Presser Company
140-40123  –  Set of Two Performance Scores  –  $36.99
140-40123S  –  Single Score  –  $21.99
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Composer and violist Michael Boyman is always searching for the perfect balance of form and expression. His music often tells a story, whether from literature, visual art or personal experience, and he aims to present that story in the most vivid and emotionally intense way. Michael is the recipient of the BMI William Schuman Award ("Tightrope Walker") and was recently featured in the 2017 Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute. His music is published by Theodore Presser Company.

An alumnus of the New York Youth Symphony, Michael served as principal violist of the orchestra and was a member of Making Score, the organization's composition program. Michael is a graduate of New York University, where he studied political science and music composition, studying privately with Justin Dello Joio. He received his Master's Degree in Composition from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied privately with Richard Danielpour. Michael is currently the Operations Coordinator at Carnegie Hall.

Anger Management was awarded the Brian Israel Prize by the Society for New Music (Syracuse, NY) in 2014.

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