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brass
Lansky Pieces of Advice
Pieces of Advice
By Paul Lansky
Horn and Piano

Carl Fischer Music
W2689  –  Score and Part  –  $24.99
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Listen on YouTubePieces of Advice is a suite for horn and piano which celebrates the horn as a virtuoso instrument. It is closer to jazz horn style than orchestral horn writing and is stylistically closer to Strauss than Brahms. As a horn player who spent many hours playing orchestral parts consisting of five or six different notes, Lanksy wanted to celebrate the horn as if it were a woodwind instrument rather than a brass instrument. Pieces of Advice is for advanced players and offers the opportunity for the horn player to break free.
Machala Eclipse
Eclipse
By Kazimierz Machala
Eight Horns

Capo Tasto Music
W2688  –  Score and Parts  –  $26.95
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A native of Poland, Machala quickly gained recognition as an excellent hornist, gaining positions with the Cracow Radio Symphony, Sydney (Australia) Symphony Orchestra, along with an impressive career in solo and ensemble work. Recently named Professor Emeritus of Horn for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Professor of Horn at the Chopin University in Warsaw, Poland, Machala has turned more and more to arranging and composition, adding to the repertoire for his instrument. Eclipse, a new work for eight horns, gives equal weight to all parts in a dynamic new concert piece.
Contrapunctus XV/Es ist genug
Contrapunctus XV/Es ist genug
By Johann Sebastian Bach
Arranged by Jon Nelson
Brass Quintet and Percussion

Balquhidder Music
BQ197  –  Score and Parts  –  $29.95
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Jon Nelson is a performer, arranger, orchestral trumpeter, and educator, a life devoted to the trumpet. As a musician and especially in relation to his work with the acclaimed Meridian Arts Ensemble, he has commissioned, arranged, and written numerous works to enhance the repertoire. “I arranged Contrapunctus XV / Es ist genug for a Meridian performance at the Lieksa Brass Festival. One of our concerts was in a church, and the program consisted of mostly old music. As was Meridian practice, we felt compelled to offer a 20th Century perspective on the pieces, both of which hold prominent positions in the canon. As Contra XV is unfinished, I thought it appropriate to cut directly Es ist genug (It is enough), as if Bach had had enough.” -- Jon Nelson
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choral helps
STEPS Using Fixed DO
STEPS Using Fixed DO
Strategies and Tools Encouraging Proficient Sightsinging

By Denise Eaton
In collaboration with Janice Bradshaw
Choral Classroom Aid

Carl Fischer Music
CMF13  –  Text  –  $9.99
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Written for choirs of all types, this book provides a systematic and sequential method for teaching sight reading using “fixed DO.” With this book, teachers can help their ensemble improve their sightsinging skills through unison singing and by combining melodies for two-part singing. This method helps students to read, think, and hear ahead and to identify intervals. STEPS not only develops independent musicianship, but also provides a means for assessment for the teacher. Most importantly, this book helps make the process of learning to sight sing fun!
InSight Singing - Fixed DO
InSight Singing: Fixed DO
A Multisensory Approach to
Reading Music Using Fixed DO

By Denise Eaton, Jan Juneau, and Sally Schott
Choral Classroom Aid

Carl Fischer Music
CMF14  –  Text  –  $9.99
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InSight Singing: Fixed Do provides a systematic method for improving sightsinging skills by applying a combination of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles of reading music with “fixed DO.” This multisensory approach improves rhythmic and aural skills, while also developing students’ overall musicianship. Students will learn to be secure in their abilities as music readers, as well as becoming “insightful singers.”InSight Singing is an invaluable resource for both the student musician and the experienced teacher!
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chamber music
Mother Popcorn Revisited
Mother Popcorn Revisited
By Lee Hyla
Violin, Cello, and Piano

Carl Fischer Music
MXE111  –  Score and Parts  –  $35.00
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The title of Mother Popcorn Revisited comes from James Brown’s 1969 tune “Mother Popcorn,” and the piece is infused with the energetic rhythms and pointed articulations found in funk music. Brown was one of Lee Hyla’s strongest non-classical influences. The rhythms in Hyla’s music are essential to his aesthetic, as in funk music; Brown once wrote that the strength of his style “…was not in the horns, it was in the rhythm.” Mother Popcorn Revisited is more than a simple recreation of funk -- Hyla captures the driving rhythmic energy within frequent tempo changes and time signature, present in much of his music. (Bryan Hayslett)
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