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The Art of Instrumental AccompanyingThe Art of Instrumental Accompanying:
A Practical Guide for the Collaborative Pianist

By Heasook Rhee
Text

Carl Fischer Music
TXT8 - $39.99

Written by Dr. Heasook Rhee, faculty member in Piano Chamber Music and Accompanying at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City since 1998, this book is intended for pianists with different levels of experience. Dr. Rhee draws from her vast career as a collaborative pianist, having performed with many distinguished artists of our time, including violinists Ivry Gitlis, Ilya Grubert, Peter Zazofsky; cellists Marcio Carneiro, Charles Curtis, Karine Georgian, the late Samuel Mayes, Nathaniel Rosen, Jian Wang, Tilmann Wick; tenor Nikolai Gedda, bass-baritone Simon Estes, soprano Youngok Shin, the late flutist Julius Baker, and saxophonist Harvey Pittel.

The Art of Instrumental Accompanying serves as an introduction for pianists who are beginning to learn accompanying for major students, and also for teachers who might be interested in considering these reflections and examples. The author’s aim here is to introduce prospective accompanists to some practical tools and concepts that will improve their skills and provide a systematic and hierarchical understanding of pertinent ensemble issues. This text is an invaluable tool from an expert artist.

Teacher's Edition
Carl Fischer Music
JB92 • $184.95

Error Detection:
Exercises for the Instrumental Conductor
By Robert Spradling

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The Error Detection: Exercises for the Instrumental Conductor texts are designed to improve the critical listening skills of the conducting student through real music excerpts that contain planted errors in the parts for the conductor to find. Both books contain 54 excerpts from standard band literature from grades 2 to grade 6 so students gain knowledge of real music they can use later, not just non-musical etudes. The teacher's edition contains over 350 pages of materials with analysis sheets and answer keys to help the conducting teacher to easily evaluate the student's progress. The teacher's edition also comes with a CD-ROM containing all of the instrumental parts for all of the musical excerpts as PDF files, so the teacher can just print the amount of parts needed for each example, and the examples are arranged to sound satisfying with as little as five players. The Error Detection program has been tested for over 3 years at major university programs like the University of Minnesota, Illinois State University, and the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.

Student's Edition
Carl Fischer Music
JB93 • $34.95

Henry Brant Textures and TimbresTextures and Timbres: An Orchestrator’s Handbook
By Henry Brant

Carl Fischer Music
TXT6 • $39.95

Henry Brant’s new guide to orchestration is, in fact, the result of his lifelong work as a conductor, composer, and teacher; its first page written in the 1940s, and its final page written in 2005. In observation of other orchestration texts throughout his life, Brant realized that many were incomplete, in that they gave instructions based on “hoped-for evocations of mystic visions” rather than the actual, practical qualities of instruments. Textures and Timbres focuses on the study of acoustic instrumental tone-qualities, offering comprehensive systematic procedures for balancing and mixing them, both in harmonic and linear contexts. The lessons and inspiration shared in this text span Brant’s entire career, from his work in commercial radio to his orchestration classes at the Juilliard School and orchestrations of numerous Hollywood film scores. Textures and Timbres: An Orchestrator’s Handbook is an absolutely vital tool for the conductor.

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Polish Folk Songs

Lee Hyla
Polish Folk Songs
Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Percussion, Piano

Carl Fischer Music
MXE18F — Score — $55.25
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From the composer: “Polish Folk Songs was inspired by music I heard on a trip I took to Zakopane, a town that is located a the foot of the Tatra Mountains in Southern Poland. I was completely taken by the music of the region, which can be characterized as clear, mournful, unpredictable in tempo and meter, and of vibrant timbre. In my composition I have taken a number of the songs commonly heard in the area and re-combined them, allowing them to bump heads as well as interact peacefully.” In three movements, Polish Folk Songs was commissioned by Catherine and Paul Buttenweiser for Boston Musica Viva, who premiered it in May of 2007. For advanced players. Instrumental parts are available on custom print.


Stankovych Chamber Symphony No. 3 Yevhen Stankovych
Chamber Symphony No. 3 (1982)
Flute and Strings – Full Score Edition

Carl Fischer Music SC63 • $34.95

A notable work from renowned Ukrainian composer Stankovych, whose Chamber Symphony No. 3 was lauded in 1985 by the judges of the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers. Full score edition with instrumentation for: seven violins, two violas, two violoncellos, and one contrabass.


Stankovych Sinfonietta Yevhen Stankovych
Sinfonietta (1971)
Orchestra - Full Score Edition

Carl Fischer Music SC62 • $29.95

Sinfonietta is an early orchestral work composed by one of the most celebrated Ukranian composers in contemporary music, Yevhen Stankovych (b. September 1942, Svalyava). From the biographical notes: “While his technique is contemporary and evinces a wide-ranging familiarity with Western compositional developments, Stankovych also has a flair for incorporating folkloric elements into his style.”


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Martin BresnickBe Just!
By Martin Bresnick
Clarinet, Piano, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Cello, Bass

Carl Fischer Music
CY2756F - Score - $15.75   
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Bucket Rider
By Martin Bresnick
Bass Clarinet, Piano, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Cello, Bass

Carl Fischer Music
CY3158F - Score - $24.99   
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We are pleased to make available these scores of the seventh and eighth entries in Bresnick's 12-part series, Opere della Musica Povera ("works of a poor music"). Be Just! and Bucket Rider are both inspired by the writings of Kafka, but present very different moods and styles. See a YouTube performance of Be Just! by Bang on a Can, and listen to Bucket Rider at the Art of the States website. For advanced performers. Materials are available on rental.

Martin BresnickMartin Bresnick
Fantasia on a Theme by Willie Dixon
Piano, Organ, Vibraphone, Electric Guitar, Bass Clarinet, Drum Set

Carl Fischer Music
CY3165 - Score and Parts - $92.75     CY3165F - Score - $41.75  
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Bresnick's Fantasia was included on the 2005 New World recording, My Twentieth Century, an all-Bresnick CD. From the liner notes, the Fantasia has "more than a few beasts lurking in its shadows ready to pounce." The score is also viewable online in our library at Issuu.

Martin BresnickMartin Bresnick
La Gaya Scienza
Two C Trumpets, Horn, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Timpani
Carl Fischer Music
CY3171F — Score — $12.75   
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A commission by the Friends of Yale led to this bright fanfare, performed at the dedication of Yale's impressive new Irving S. Gilmore Music Library in 1998. Features shifting time signatures with a punctuated repetition. For advanced performers.

Martin BresnickMartin Bresnick
The Human Abstract
Voice and Piano
Carl Fischer Music
CY3142 — Vocal Score — $12.75   
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Bresnick's dramatic setting of the William Blake text made its debut at Bargemusic in May, 2010. A new contemporary art song for advanced performers.

Martin BresnickMartin Bresnick
Pan Penseroso, Version 1 (revised)
Solo Flute and Orchestra
Carl Fischer Music
CY3486F — Score — $71.95   
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Commissioned by the NFA, Bresnick's flute concerto was written for master flutist Robert Dick, who also had some editorial input. The symbiosis between composer and performer is furthered by Bresnick's use of contemporary techniques, as discussed in Dick's writings. Bresnick later created a version of Pan Penseroso for two flutes and orchestra, and both flute solo and flute duo versions are also available with piano reduction. Dur.: 24'

Thomas CanningThomas Canning
Fantasy on a Hymn by Justin Morgan
Two Solo String Quartets and String Orchestra

Carl Fischer Music
Full Score - ETO4F - $28.50      YouTube

Michael ColgrassMichael Colgrass
Urban Requiem
Wind Band

Carl Fischer Music
Full Score - CY2355F - $104.75      YouTube

Jason EckardtJason Eckardt
Aperture
Narrator, Percussion, Clarinet / Bass Clarinet, Piano

Carl Fischer Music
CY3497F — Score — $69.50   
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The third of four works, which, when played together without pause, make up Eckardt's "supercomposition" Undersong, "(Aperture) indulges both the noise and effects end of the sound spectrum as well as more pitch focused passages. Sustained single lines are pitted against pointillist excursions and busily angular sections. The whole creates a diverse, labyrinthine compositional architecture, full of twists and turns and engaging surprises." — Christian Carey, sequenza21.com, September 2011. For advanced performers.

Jason EckardtJason Eckardt
Polarities
Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Percussion
Carl Fischer Music
MXE23F — Score — $112.25   
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"...Although his scores are filled with the gestures and notation of many hyper-modernist pieces, the sonic result is one of great clarity. ...The first movement begins with an extended clarinet cadenza that leads into the rest of the movement. The other instruments gradually come alive and begin to comment on the clarinet's material." (Carson Cooman, Music & Vision) Entire texts could be written to dissect Eckardt's compositions, and at least one reviewer points out that his music demands an active listening, but the results are impassioned for both performers and audience. Read more reviews of the Ensemble 21 recording Out of Chaos, featuring Polarities. For advanced performers. Dur.: approx. .21'

Jason EckardtJason Eckardt
16 for Amplified Flute and String Trio
Flute (with B key), Violin, Viola, Cello, Sound Diffusionist/Engineer
Carl Fischer Music
MXE20F — Score — $51.00   
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"...A compelling selection more vibrant than a hive full of honeybees in mid sugar rush." (David Cleary, The New Music Connoisseur) Amazing contemporary techniques, producing a unique ensemble sound, mark Eckardt's masterful 16. See a YouTube excerpt of flutist Claire Chase preparing for a performance, and read more at Eckardt's wonderful web resources. For advanced performers. Dur.: 12'

Jason EckardtJason Eckardt
Trespass
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Percussion, Piano, Strings
Carl Fischer Music
CY3476F — Score — $123.99   
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Written for the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble and its champion of new music, the incredible pianist Marilyn Nonken, Trespass seeks to reveal the results of crossing normally-accepted boundaries. Follow along in the score as you watch the OCME's YouTube presentation, and read more here. For advanced performers. Dur.: 15'

Lukas FossLukas Foss
American Cantata
Solo Voices, Double Chorus, Chamber with Orchestral or Solo Strings

Carl Fischer Music Custom Print
CY3233Y - Score - $97.99
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"...Around the time of the Bicentennial, when I got a commission to write my American Cantata, I found the need to be American again in my music, as I was in my early music. I started to combine my adventurousness of my more recent music with my earlier traditional style. And I found that I could be just as crazy, while being at the same time, to a certain extent, traditional!" (excerpted from a Foss interview with classical radio host Bruce Duffie) A manuscript score is now available as custom print, offering a special glimpse into the genesis of this major Foss choral work.

Daniel GodfreyDaniel Godfrey
Numina
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello

Carl Fischer Music Custom Print
   CY3249F - Score - $34.95
   CY3249M - Set of Parts - $58.95
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From the liner notes by Earplay, who counts Numina among its repertoire of contemporary ensemble pieces: Numina is in one movement with four sections. It is a tussle with, and tribute to, those quirky, ineffable, intoxicating, sometimes mischievous spirits or life impulses --numina-- that spring forth when notes are strung together." For advanced performers. Dur.: 13'

Howard HansonHoward Hanson
Dies Natalis
Band

Carl Fischer Music
J668F - Score - $63.25
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Hanson's Dies Natalis for band is in the form of an introduction, chorale, five variations and finale, based on the ancient and beautiful Lutheran Christmas choral-tune, celebrating the birth of Christ. It was performed for the first time in the Eastman Theatre in 1972 by the Eastman Wind Ensemble under the direction of Donald Hunsberger for the 50th birthday of the Eastman School of Music. Performance materials are available on rental.

Howard HansonHoward Hanson
Four Psalms, Op. 50
Baritone voice and String Orchestra

Carl Fischer Music
CY413F — Score — $43.00
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Published for baritone voice and piano (O4608 - $28.00), the manuscript orchestral score is now available. Hanson covers "God is Our Refuge and Strength" (Psalm 46), "O Lord, Rebuke Me Not in Thine Anger" (Psalm 6), "O Clap Your Hands" (Psalm 47), and "O Lord, Our Lord, How Excellent Thy Name" (Psalm 8). For advanced performers.

Howard HansonHoward Hanson
Serenade, Op. 35
Solo Flute, Harp, and String Orchestra

Carl Fischer Music
AS11F — Score — $25.95
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Long available for flute and piano (W1923 - $12.95), the Hanson Serenade is once again available in the 1948 Carl Fischer String Orchestra Edition score. See a recent performance by Panama City Pops on YouTube. For advanced performers.

Howard HansonHoward Hanson
Song of Democracy
Text by Walt Whitman
Orchestra and Chorus

Carl Fischer Music
Full Score - CY398F - $41.75      YouTube

Howard HansonHoward Hanson
Symphony No. 3
Orchestra

Carl Fischer Music
Full Score - ETO9F - $97.00      YouTube

Howard HansonHoward Hanson
Symphony No. 6
Orchestra

Carl Fischer Music
SC34 — Score — $115.95
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Symphony No. 6 was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic for its 125th anniversary, and is dedicated to the orchestra and its conductor, Leonard Bernstein. As a tribute to this powerful American composer, its premiere by that orchestra was led by the composer, himself. Currently, you can find the recent recording by Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony on YouTube. Six movements, played without pause. For advanced performers. Dur.: 21'

Howard HansonHoward Hanson
A Young Person's Guide to the Six-Tone Scale
Piano, Winds, Percussion

Carl Fischer Music
O5149 - Score - $89.99
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Director of the Eastman School at the time, Hanson was commissioned for a new work to celebrate the school's 50th anniversary, and A Young Person's Guide to the Six-Tone Scale was the result. As an educator, Hanson fittingly uses the work to expose his audience to the 35 different categories of the six-tone scale, each in its own "variation." A fascinating tutorial and program piece. Dur.: 25'

Lee HylaLee Hyla
Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra

Carl Fischer Music
CY3296F - Score - $53.75  
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Bass clarinetist Tim Smith performs Hyla's 1988 Concerto on the New World Records album Trans, with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project led by conductor Gil Rose. "The Boston composer Lee Hyla writes works that deftly blend expressionistic, complex contemporary atonal idioms with elements of avant-garde jazz, rock and even punk... While American orchestras keep commissioning the same handful of tame Neo-Romantics, here is a truly original composer who has yet to gain the attention he deserves." -Anthony Tommassini, The New York Times.

Lee HylaLee Hyla
Lives of Saints, Part I
Chamber Ensemble

Carl Fischer Music Custom Print
CY3003F - Score - $33.95
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"Lee Hyla’s Lives of the Saints, a work for solo voice and chamber ensemble, not only took theology as its subject, but also amounted to a virtual musical treatise." (Andrew Druckenbrod, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) "The music conveys the story like a friend that uses her voice, arms, hands, shoulders and face to tell a story." ("BobH" on amazon.com) Part I of Lives of the Saints is for advanced performers. Dur.: 20' (intended to be performed together with Part II, total duration 42'.)

Lee HylaLee Hyla
My Life on the Plains
Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Percussion

Carl Fischer Music Custom Print
MXE31F - Score - $45.95
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"I wanted to push everybody a bit into areas where they might not ordinarily live. That approach of taking individual members of the group and trying to turn my sense of them into formal ideas that would work as a coherent piece of music was what I started [to do]. It would have turned out to be a very different piece if it had been a different ensemble.’’ (Hyla, in an interview with David Weininger, The Boston Globe) My Life on the Plains (a nod to General Custer here) begins with a solo passage on the cello, adding instruments one by one and building from there. Three movements for advanced performers. Dur.: c. 25'

Lee HylaLee Hyla
String Quartet No. 2
Two Violins, Viola, Cello
Carl Fischer Music
CY3306F — Score — $39.00
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Hyla's second String Quartet was written for and dedicated to the Lydian String Quartet of Brandeis University, who recorded the work for inclusion on the album Lee Hyla: We Speak Etruscan. The three-movement quartet from 1985 is presented here in manuscript. For advanced performers. Dur.: approx. 15'

Lee HylaLee Hyla
String Quartet No. 3
Two Violins, Viola, Cello

Carl Fischer Music
CY3307F - Score - $32.25
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We now have available the full score in manuscript for Hyla's String Quartet No. 3, as featured on the Lydian String Quartet album, We Speak Etruscan. Performance materials are available on rental. For advanced performers.

Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times: "[Hyla's] music sounds as modernistic as anybody's, with its nervous rhythms, wildly zigzagging lines, dissonance-saturated harmonies, bold discontinuities and buzzsaw power that hark back to his days as a keyboard player in rock bands. Yet for all the tensile energy of his music, the five works on a recent New World Records CD titled We Speak Etruscan have visceral structural impact... The Lydian String Quartet gives engrossing accounts of Mr. Hyla's jittery String Quartet No. 2 and his more pensive, one-movement String Quartet No. 3."

Samuel JonesSamuel Jones
Cello Concerto
Solo Cello and Orchestra

Carl Fischer Music Custom Print
CY3502F - Score - $69.99
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On opening night of Gerard Schwarz' final season with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, son Julian Schwarz performed Jones' Cello Concerto, written for the occasion, "...a virtuosic work of considerable drama and even theatricality," says R.M. Campbell of The Gathering Note. Of the performance, Gavin Borchert (Seattle Weekly) noted, "The Concerto is brief (20 minutes), but packed with ideas and generous with tunes; darker rather than lighter in mood; richly orchestrated but never overwhelming as a frame and complement to the soloist." For advanced performers. Dur.: 20'

Samuel JonesSamuel Jones
Suite from "A Christmas Memory"
Orchestra

Carl Fischer Music Custom Print
CY3501F - Score - $46.95
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"A Christmas Memory seems more like a valentine—fragile and constructed of antique lace—than a Christmas card…The opera’s storyline is uneventful compared with the blood-and-thunder plots of so many operas...but it breathes the nostalgic air of innocence lost forever." (Lawrence Taitte, The Dallas Morning News) From the well-received opera, Jones has fashioned an excerpted and adapted Suite, recently a required score at the University of South Carolina's Conductors Institute. The one-act opera, itself, is based upon the Truman Capote story of the same name. Dur.: 21'

Paul LanskyPaul Lansky
Comix Trips
Flute, Oboe/English Horn, Clarinet, Bassoon, Percussion, Piano, Viola, Bass

Carl Fischer Music
CY3484F - Score - $34.95
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Lansky, known for his computer-driven music, creates an acoustic composition based upon various comic creations. Movement titles can impart a sense of the material presented: Leaping Lizards, Holy Moley, Good Grief, and What, Me Worry? Comix Trips was commissioned by Rélache, and more information is available at their website. Performance materials are available on rental. For advanced performers.

David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer: "Lansky's Comix Trips... contains many worlds within worlds. Each movement is ostensibly based on a comic strip character, the Good Grief one being my favorite: It has long descending lines for the wind instruments, brusque out-of-key piano flourishes, and ongoing percussion commentary - all gently, constantly morphing with great compositional refinement. As usual, Relâche played with great comprehension. It also rocked."

Paul LanskyPaul Lansky
Odd Moments
Fl, Cl, Vln, VC, Pno
Carl Fischer Music
CY3420F — Score — $35.95
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Lansky's Odd Moments is both a tribute to and 85th birthday present for his former teacher, George Perle, composed in 1999 for that occasion. It was written for the Da Capo Chamber Players, who performed the piece in a celebratory program, at which both the composer and Perle were in attendance. Allan Kozin of The New York Times called it "an accessibly tuneful, thoroughly tonal quintet." For advanced performers. Dur.: approx. 13'

Paul LanskyPaul Lansky
Ricercare Plus
Two Violins, Viola, Cello
Carl Fischer Music
CY3424F — Score — $27.95
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"Lansky's fine ear for harmony and his restless and energetic rhythmic sense carry over from much of his computer music, but in these works, there is a newly found subtlety that seems inspiring to the interpreters heard in these performances. ...Lansky's Ricercare Plus includes references to early baroque and late renaissance part writing with non-vibrato sustained, overlapping lines, and rapid contrapuntal configurations. The work was written for the Brentano Quartet." (liner notes, Paul Lansky: Etudes and parodies, Bridge Records 9222) For advanced performers. Dur.: approx. 18'

Paul LanskyPaul Lansky
Six Years Ago, Monday
Violin, Marimba, Pre-recorded Audio
Carl Fischer Music
MXE29F — Score — $23.95
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Six Years Ago, Monday was commissioned by the Lila-Wallace-Reader’s Digest Commissioning Program for Marimolin (Nancy Zeltsman, marimba, Sharan Leventhal, violin) in 1996. Zeltsman and Leventhal have, since 1985, encouraged composers to write for their own instruments and have premiered more than 35 new works, both classical and jazz. In Lansky's piece, the violin and marimba work with a pre-recorded computer tape (or CD). For advanced performers. Dur.: 16'20"

Paul LanskyPaul Lansky
With the Grain
Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra

Carl Fischer Music
CY3489F - Score - $63.95  
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A Fromm Foundation commission resulted in Lansky's Concerto for Guitar, written for the master guitarist David Starobin. Its four movements each take inspiration from the different woods from which guitars are fashioned, and the varied sounds produced from them. Where Redwood Burl evokes "slow, round, evolving shapes," Walnut Burl implies "busy, with aggressive twists and turns." For advanced performers. Dur.: c.24'

David MaslankaDavid Maslanka
Concerto for Trombone and Wind Ensemble
Full Score

Carl Fischer Music
SC66 • $134.00

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The score for David Maslanka’s beautifully expansive Concerto for Trombone and Wind Ensemble is now available on custom print. Written as a memorial for flutist Christine Capote, the orchestration for the Trombone Concerto contains one solo cello, representing Capote’s cellist husband.

Douglas MooreDouglas Moore
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings
Clarinet and String Quartet

Carl Fischer Music
Full Score - SC17 - $27.00   

Anton WebernAnton Webern
Im Sommerwind
Idyll for large orchestra
Orchestra

Carl Fischer Music
CY892F — Score — $45.95
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Im Sommerwind is historically significant, in that a young (21) Webern, fascinated by the works of Mahler, wrote this Idyll just before his period of study with Schoenberg - an episode that would forever alter his style. In fact, seemingly dismissing his earlier works, Webern assigned "Opus 1" to his Passacaglia for Orchestra, written four years later. It is said that Webern, himself, never heard Im Sommerwind performed, its premiere not coming until the 1960s. This, then, becomes a fascinating glimpse into the young Webern's evolution. Listen to a performance by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Pierre Boulez on YouTube.

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