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John White

Instrumental Music

BIRDSONGS

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

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

FLOWER SONGS

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

TWO BLAKE SONGS

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

Instrumental Music : Small Ensemble

Introit, Illusions, Rituals, Dance

A wonderful idiomatic, playable display piece for both the cellist and the percussionists--virtuosic and lyrical with a wide range of emotional expression
Cello Solo with Percussion Ensemble

Introit, Illusions, Rituals, Dance

ProductPrice
Full Score / Parts$55.00

Music for Violin and Piano

Five short movements that showcase both the violinist and the pianist--great variety of textures and tempos in a listener friendly harmonic style.
Composition for Piano & Violin in 5 Movements

Music for Violin and Piano

ProductPrice
Piano Score with Violin Part$20.00

John White (b.1931)
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John White, born in Rochester, Minnesota in 1931, was educated at the University of Minnesota (BA, Magna cum Laude). He also holds the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, where he studied composition with Howard Hanson and Bernard Rogers. White also studied with Nadia Boulanger and Ross Lee Finney.

For many years White taught composition, theory and violoncello at the University of Florida where he is Professor of Music Emeritus. In early and mid-career he was Professor of Music at Kent State University in Ohio and Whitman College in Washington. He has served as Visiting Professor at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. White was a Fulbright-University of Vienna Distinguished Chair in Humanities (2003-04).

White now lives in Westminster, Colorado. His music is frequently performed at meetings of the Society of Composers, Inc. and over the years by the Cleveland Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Oklahoma City Symphony, Akron Symphony, Madison Symphony, and numerous university and community ensembles. White's music is widely published. Recent publications include Palindromes for Native American Flute (J.P. Publications), Time and the Water for Horn and Piano (R.M. Williams Publishing) and Concerto for Flute and Wind Ensemble (Ludwig Music Publishers). White's recorded music appears on the Zalo/Provincia, Opus One, Advent, Mark and Capstone labels. A prolific composer for the human voice, his choral works are published by G. Schirmer, Lawson-Gould and others.

Recent works by White include The Canonical Hours, Eight Anthems for the Divine Offices (premiered in a series of concerts by the distinguished Saint Martin's Chamber Choir of Denver), Olympiad for chorus, brass, and percussion (premiered in Dearborn, Michigan by Vanguard Voices, and a prize winner in the Vanguard Voices International Composition Contest of 2004). His most recent work is Music for Victims of our Earth, a 30-minute a capella setting of the ordinary of the Mass to remember the victims of the Tsunami of 2004-2005.

Many of the Composers published by Ars Nova Press® have numerous publications available from other publishing houses. Although these works are not available from Ars Nova Press®, we have compiled a list of these publications in an effort to promote our composers and their works.

If you would like to order any of these works, we urge you to contact your local music store, the publisher, or an online sheet music distributor such as jwpepper.com.

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