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Appassionata

Composer: Allen Vizzutti

Piano Solo

Appassionata

ProductPrice
Piano Score$15.00

BIRDSONGS

Composer: John White

A short audience friendly chamber work for flute, violin, and viola,White’s BIRDSONGS is intended as a companion piece for Beethoven’s Opus 25 trio of the same instrumentation

BIRDSONGS

ProductPrice
One set: Score, Flute part. Violin Part, Viola part$30.00

CALIFORNIA LOW BROW for Piano

Composer: Keith Dippre

  • I. an Etude
  • II. Apparition of Saint Mary
  • III. The Apparition of Michael Jackson
  • IV. Songs from a Landfill
  • V. Ultraswank
California Low Brow is a set of five sketches for piano in which the composer explores the sonorous timbres, the infectious rhythms, and the colorful harmonies that are all available through the medium of the piano. A highly interesting adventure in dynamic exploration of the vast capabilities of the piano. 

CALIFORNIA LOW BROW for Piano

ProductPrice
Piano Score$30.00

Chaconne for Piano, Op. 29

Composer: Lockrem Johnson

Piano (Solo)

Chaconne for Piano, Op. 29

ProductPrice
Piano Score - LJ$10.00

Concertino for Piano and Orchestra

Composer: John Boyle

This work is an exciting display of virtuosic techniques that reveals a truly American musical flavor.

Concertino for Piano and Orchestra

ProductPrice
Full Score / Set of Parts/ 2 piano rehearsal scores$160.00
Full Score$35.00
2 Piano Reduction$24.00

Concerto for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra

Composer: Harvey Stokes

Complete set of parts and scores (Full Score, Cl. and Piano Reduction Score, 1 Fl., 1 Ob., 1 Eng. hn., 1 Bssn., 1 F Hn., 1 Trpt., 1 Trb., Timp., Pfte., Solo Clar. part in A, an alternate Solo Clar. part in B-flat, Strings: 4/4/3/3/2)

Concerto for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra

ProductPrice
Scores and Parts$100.00
Full Score$40.00

Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra

Composer: Vaclav Nelhybel

Trombone Solo with Symphony Orchestra Accompaniment

Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra

ProductPrice
Full Score, Trombone Solo/ Set of Parts$140.00
Full Score$35.00
Trombone solo with Piano Accompaniment$20.00

Dialogues

Composer: Vaclav Nelhybel

 DIALOGUES assigns to the piano a variety of tasks: to summon individual instrumental groups into action, to hold teasing dialogues with them and to evoke expressive moods. In the Finale, the piano plays the role of protagonist in a dramatic figure. For Piano Solo and Symphonic Band

Dialogues

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Full Score, Piano Score/ Set of Band Parts$95.00
Piano Score$15.00

Esquisses

Composer: James Eversole

The name "Esquisses" is French for "Sketches." The work is a set of four pieces for solo trombone and organ, each sketch to be connected and played without pause.
The first piece is happily exuberant and raised on a rising pattern. The second piece based on a light and humorous canon. The third piece emphasizes the great strengths of the trombone, that of lyrical and melodic expression. The piece concludes with a reiteration of the first sketch in variation.

Solo Trombone and Organ

Esquisses

ProductPrice
Solo Part and Organ Score$20.00

Essay for Trumpet and Piano

Composer: Donald Johnston

Solo Trumpet and Pianoforte

Essay for Trumpet and Piano

ProductPrice
Trumpet and Piano Parts$10.00

First Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 33

Composer: Lockrem Johnson

Cello and Piano

First Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 33

ProductPrice
Cello Part and Piano Score$25.00
Cello Part$10.00

FLOWER SONGS

Composer: John White

FLOWER SONGS, for high voice and piano, was composed in January,2000 as a Valentine for the composers wife. Their texts are three Shakespeare Sonnets, numbers 98, 99 and 54.  As in many sonnets, the poet is addressing his beloved in eloquent and colorful metaphor. The first one of longing for his beloved from whom he has been absent, and the flowers solace and memories of her "shadow." The second portrays various flowers as thieves  who have stolen color, textures and even the sweet breath of the poet's beloved. The third song compares real roses to dog-rose or canker, a pitiful imitation of a true rose. The canker, though red, fades quickly and lacks the perfumed bouquet of the true rose. True indeed for the message is one of truth and beauty. The three sonnets of Shakespeare are expertly set revealing John White’s deep understanding of the human voice and of poetic imagery. 

FLOWER SONGS

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Full Score$20.00

FOUR SONGS OF SOLOMON for Tenor and Orchestra

Composer: Michael Murray

The complex and various emotions depicted through both explicit and metaphorical references to sexual intimacy in the poetry, from the biblical Song of Songs, are enhanced by the musical setting for tenor and orchestra, which expresses the ecstasy experienced in an intimate physical relationship between two people and/or the intimate relationship between God and God's people.

FOUR SONGS OF SOLOMON for Tenor and Orchestra

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Full Score/ parts (2 Fl., 2 Ob., 2 Cl., Bass Cl., 2 Bssn., 4 Hn., 3 Trpt., 3 Trb., Timp., 4 Vn. 1, 4 Vn. 2, 3 Vla., 3 Vnc., 2 Dble. Bass).$125.00
Full Score only$50.00
Tenor Score with Piano reduction$25.00

Giants in the Earth

Composer: Donald Johnston

The title of this composition was derived from the gripping novel, written in 1927 by Ole Edvart Rolvaag, that realistically portrayed the lives of Norwegian immigrant farmers in southeastern South Dakota during the late 19th century. The music was written at the request of Mr. Clinton Peterson, award winning music educator and band director from Tracy, Minnesota.

Wind Band
From the Ars Nova Music Original Manuscript Series

Giants in the Earth

ProductPrice
Full Score/ Parts$90.00
Full Score$25.00

Heaven and Nature Sing

Composer: Betsy Fulghum

Fulghum's composition style is tonal, quasi-romantic, and leans toward an impressionistic style. After several years devoted to raising her family, Fulghum has now returned to composing.

Piano Solo, Suite in Four Movements

Heaven and Nature Sing

ProductPrice
Piano Score$14.00

LENGUA NO MÁS

Composer: Keith Dippre

While recently visiting the west coast, I ventured upon a highly recommended Mexican restaurant in Pacoima, California.  I instinctively asked for lengua (tongue) tacos, as that is generally a delectable dish to be found in such locales.  My timing was not the best this time around, however, as it was the day before Christmas.  My waitress made it known to me that I had been effectively beaten to the punch this day—“No hay más lengua.”


    This piece contrasts the percussive drive of the piano against the expressive and blustery wind of the accordion.  Although much of the piece is tonal, there is a section that features improvisation with tone clusters, bellows shaking (an old accordion stand by), and rather open-ended glissandi.  On the whole, Lengua—No Más is an amalgam of tango, funk, and a smattering of Bulgarian rhythm.


LENGUA NO MÁS

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Full Score$20.00

Montage for Concert Band

Composer: Donald Johnston

Montage is based upon two ideas, one melodic and the other harmonic. The introduction opens with a fanfare-like figure in trombones and horns followed by a choral treatment of the melodic idea. Beginning at measure 20, this idea is treated seriously between two voices with the harmonic idea interspersed.

Wind Band

Montage for Concert Band

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Full Score/ Parts$78.00
Full Score$28.00

Seven Preludes for Guitar, Op. 51

Composer: Lockrem Johnson

Guitar (Solo)

Seven Preludes for Guitar, Op. 51

ProductPrice
Guitar Score$10.00

Silver Deer

Composer: Diane Thome

The title of the work is taken from a small section of the epic poem SAVITRI by the Indian writer Sri Aurobindo. The title was chosen because of the qualities of lightness, grace, speed, scintillation, evanescence and arrest suggested by the poetry. While the compositional exploration of these qualities is non-literal, subtle and not fully susceptible to verbal description, the musical dimension most affected by the composers internalizing the poetry was the temporal one. The rhythmic aspects of the work, both in the large and the small, are characterized by sudden shifts of activity, density, and silence.

Violin Solo with Piano Accompaniment

Silver Deer

ProductPrice
Violin Solo part & Piano accompaniment$23.00

Sixth Sonata for Piano, Op. 43

Composer: Lockrem Johnson

Piano (Solo)

Sixth Sonata for Piano, Op. 43

ProductPrice
Piano Score$30.00

Sonata Breve for Violin and Piano, Op. 26

Composer: Lockrem Johnson

Violin and Piano

Sonata Breve for Violin and Piano, Op. 26

ProductPrice
Violin Part and Piano Score$15.00
Violin Part$7.00

Sonata No. 1 for Trumpet and Piano

Composer: Allen Vizzutti

Melodic lyricism and exciting dance-like cross rhythms characterize this two movement Sonata for C Trumpet and Piano.

Sonata No. 1 for Trumpet and Piano

ProductPrice
Trumpet Part and Piano Score$20.00

Sonata Rinverdita for Violin and Piano, Op. 38

Composer: Lockrem Johnson

Violin and Piano

Sonata Rinverdita for Violin and Piano, Op. 38

ProductPrice
Violin Part and Piano Score$15.00
Violin Part$7.00

Sweet Geriatrics

Composer: Waleed Howrani

SWEET GERIATRICS are humorous compositions which were inspired by a lecture given by piano teacher Ramona Kime, whose students are senior citizens. The real spark came at the end of the presentation when Ms. Kime enumerated a few possible composition titles, which her brother Steve had given her: March of the Hip Replacements, Bifocal Boogie-Woogie, Great-grandsonata, and others.

The result is an amalgam of works whose technical range spans from simple to demanding. Musically, however, these pieces require a depth of expression and the interpretive techniques of a seasoned performer. Thus, in addition to their programmatic and entertaining traits, they are serious concert works that should stand on their own. These compositions can be played independently, but are compiled in such a manner that they have a structured sweep when performed in succession.

Sweet Geriatrics

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Full Score$40.00

THE YEAR OF THE RAT, Suite for Guitar and Violin

Composer: Keith Dippre

  • I. Year of the Rat
  • II. The Year Before
  • III. The Year After
  • IV. Esteban’s Glasses
The Year of the Rat, a suite for Violin and Guitar, incorporates elements reflecting Tarregas, Torroba,De Falla, Debussy, Rodrigo, and Rimsky-Korsakov. The treatments take wonderful liberties and experimentation for violin excursions into idiomatic territory of the guitar.  

THE YEAR OF THE RAT, Suite for Guitar and Violin

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Guitar - Violin$20.00

THREE PIECES FOR OBOE AND PIANO

Composer: Santos Cota

I. Andante

II. Fughetta

III. Lento

THREE PIECES FOR OBOE AND PIANO

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Full Score/ Parts$25.00

Three Sketches for Wind Quintet

Composer: Jerry Kracht

Three Sketches for Wind Quintet was written in 2013. Its three short movements are connected in a traditional fast-slow-fast sequence.  The first, ”Rowed Race,” is indeed constructed on a twelve-tone row and proceeds in race-like fashion to ever-mounting tension.  The wheels finally come off on a unison B-flat, which leads directly into the calmer, more song-like and tonal pathways of the “Reverie.” When this dream-like detour comes to its end, a sustained unison, once again, finds another B-flat to launch the “Romp” as it dashes for home, recalling materials from the first two sketches along the way.  The whole trip takes just shy of 12 minutes. Dedicated to the Camas Wind Quintet of Pacific Lutheran University, the work was premiered there by Camas on February 25, 2014.

Three Sketches for Wind Quintet

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Full Score$35.00
Parts$20

Transcending

Composer: Gloria Swisher

TRANSCENDING describes a battle against opposing forces, ending in a peaceful victory. The words of Martin Luther's "Ein feste Burg" were the inspiration, and the melody of the choral is incorporated into the composition. In the coda, the last line of another hymn, as set to the tune "Hyfrydol," is quoted: Lost in wonder, love and praise."

Short and expressive, TRANSCENDING requires a solid piano technique
Pianoforte (Solo)

Transcending

ProductPrice
Piano Score$10.00

TWO BLAKE SONGS

Composer: John White

The stark, heartfelt poems of William Blake receive meaningful settings by this highly skilled vocal composer.

TWO BLAKE SONGS

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For medium voice and piano$20.00