Bang on a Can celebrates Martin Bresnick’s 70th birthday

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During the last two weeks of July, the Bang on a Can Summer Festival offers dozens of special concerts for museum-goers and the general public in the galleries of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), with larger events in the North Adams community.
This year the Bang on a Can Festival included and concert devoted entirely to the music of Martin Bresnick, in celebration of his 70th birthday. The July 26th concert included Bresnick’s Going Home (Vysoke, My Jerusalem), Prayers Remain Forever, The Bucket Rider, and Be Just!. Relive this concert for yourself and listen to recordings of these pieces below.

PRAYERS REMAIN FOREVER
for Cello and Piano
Dur: 14’30”


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THE BUCKET RIDER
B.Cl. Vcl. Cb. Gtr. Pno. Perc.
Dur: 11′


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BE JUST!
Cl. Vcl. Cb. Gtr. Pno. Perc.
Dur: 4′


Purchase – $49.00

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Carl Fischer Music and BriLee Music at TBA/TCDA/TODA 2016

Booths 3068 & 3070

Carl Fischer Music, Theodore Presser Company, and BriLee Music will be attending the upcoming TBA/TCDA/TODA Convention in San Antonio, TX. Drop by booths 3068 & 3070 to peruse our newest releases for 2016 – 2017. Editor-In-Chief, Larry Clark and Choral Editor, Denise Eaton will be there to talk about our catalog and booth guests will have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win one of four $100 gift certificates!

Carl Fischer Music and Theodore Presser Company are also sponsoring the TODA Welcome Luau on Thursday, July 21st from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. We look forward to kicking off the convention with food, drinks, and friends in the La Quinta Riverwalk Ballroom.

Reading Sessions Featuring Our Newest Works

  • TODA Composition Competition Winner

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    Our very own Vice President and Editor-in-Chief, Larry Clark, is this year’s winner of the TODA Composition Contest for full orchestra for his piece, “Transcending.” Please join us in congratulating him!

    To hear an excerpt of Clark’s award-winning piece, be sure to attend the Full Orchestra Reading Session on Saturday, July 23 at 2:30 pm in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 006.

  • TBA

    Phi Beta Mu Directors Band—New Concert Music Reading Session – Grades 1, 2, 3
    Room: CC 217ABC – 10:30 am – 12:00 Noon

    TCDA

    RS 1: HS – Holiday/Seasonal
    Room 206 – 10:00 am – 10:50 am

    RS 4: MS/JH Treble
    Stars at Night Ballroom 3 & 4 – 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

    TODA

    RS 1: Grade 2-3
    Room 006 – 9:30 am – 10:45 am

    RS 2: Grade 1
    Room 006 – 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

  • TBA

    323rd Army Band “Fort Sam’s Own” New Concert Music Reading Session – Grades 3, 4, 5
    Room: CC 217ABC – 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

    TCDA

    RS 9: MS/JH – Advanced JH/HS Training
    Stars at Night Ballroom 1 – 10:00 am – 10:50 am

    RS 10: MS/JH – Tenor/Bass
    Stars at Night Ballroom 1 – 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm

    RS 11: HS – Treble/Men
    Stars at Night Ballroom 1 – 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

    RS 12: EL/MS/JH – Holiday/Seasonal
    Stars at Night Ballroom 3 & 4 – 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

    RS 13: HS – SATB
    Stars at Night Ballroom 1 – 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm

    TODA

    RS 3: Grade 3-4
    Room 006 – 8:00 am – 9:15 am

    Full Orchestra Reading Session
    Room 006 – 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

  • TODA

    RS 6: Holiday/Pops
    Room 006 – 8:00 am – 9:15 am

    W31: PML Reading Session
    Room 006 – 9:30 am – 10:45 am

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American Academy of Arts and Letters Inductee: Paul Lansky

It is with great pride that we congratulate Paul Lansky for his recent induction into the Department of Music of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Often considered the highest formal recognition of artistic merit in the United States, this honor is shared with 249 other architects, composers, artists, and writers. On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 Paul Lansky took his seat with the likes of Yehudi Wyner, Garrison Keilor, Meryl Streep, and our very own Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.

Born in New York City in 1944, Paul Lansky attended Queens College, where he studied composition with George Perle and Hugo Weisgall and Princeton University, where he worked with Milton Babbitt, Earl Kim and others. He has been on the faculty at Princeton since 1969, where he is now William Shubael Conant Professor of Music. Until the mid-1990s, the bulk of Lansky’s work was in computer music and he has long been recognized as one of the pioneers in the field. Since the mid-1990s Lansky has focused primarily on instrumental music crafting challenging and very well received works for performers like Nancy Zeltsman, David Starobin, and William Purvis to name a few.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters, known first as the National Institute of Arts and Letters, was founded in 1898 by William Merritt Chase, Kenyon Cox, Daniel Chester French, Childe Hassam, Henry James, Theodore Roosevelt, Elihu Veddar, and Woodrow Wilson. It has since been devoted to fostering, assisting, and sustaining an interest in literature, music, and the fine arts through annual awards recognizing outstanding achievement in these fields. This year, 64 recipients were recognized with awards totaling nearly $1.1 million.
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Bresnick Inspires Ballet

On June 2nd and 3rd Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance will present a new contemporary ballet at the NYU/Tisch School of the Arts inspired by Martin Bresnick’s Prayers Remain Forever. The production, which is performed around Bresnick’s Josephine (the Singer) for solo violin, explores the idea of preserving physical and internal grace in the face of oppression of any kind. Learn more about these two works here.

Both Prayers Remain Forever and Josephine (the Singer) have received high praise from critics:
“Prayers Remain Forever” is a powerful musical freight-train; both instruments have sections of unrelenting drive, where each refuses to acquiesce to any will than its own. Both dig deeply into their material, and the piece feels like an “emotional excavation”, building to a rock-solid conclusion as it brings back the opening material in a new light.
–Robert Carl, Fanfare
…dark, brooding and emotionally substantial.
–Jed Distler, Gramophone
… [“Josephine, the Singer”] is a significant contribution to the solo violin repertoire … an expressive piece in a single movement…
NewMusicBuff.com
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