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Bassoon and Piano

#G-17. NEW! (Not yet in print catalog) Les Sept péchés capitaux [The Seven Deadly Sins] (e-mail us for pricing information)

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Les Sept péchés capitaux [The Seven Deadly Sins, included in Delian Suite No. IV]

Description: A dazzling new duo for bassoon and piano based on The Table of the Seven Deadly Sins by late medieval painter Hieronymus Bosch (Approximately 8.5 minutes in duration.)

Recommended Instrument(s): Bassoon and Piano, with optional short solo for contrabassoon. Also suitable for synthesizer.

Eight variations in various tempos, meters and styles [concludes in C Major; D+]

Flute and Guitar

#G-16. OX @ $10.00

"OX"

Description: An intensely contemplative chromatic setting for flute and guitar of Henry Burt Stevens's poem of the same name. (Between five and six minutes in duration.)

Recommended Instrument(s): Flute and Guitar. Also suitable for synthesizer.

Largo [4/4, concludes in F-sharp, M+]

Clarinet and Piano

#G-4. Summer Evening on the Terrace of the Café Maxim Gorky (full score and B-flat clarinet solo part) @ $4.00

Summer Evening on the Terrace of the Café Maxim Gorky

Description: A short but captivating chamber work for piano and clarinet solo fusing both popular and romantic art-song idioms (approximately four minutes in duration).

Recommended Instrument(s): Piano and Clarinet in B-flat. Also suitable for synthesizer.

Largo espressivo [4/4, c, M]

Trumpet and Piano

#G-11. Childe Henry's Booke of Excellent Adventures (full score and Trumpet in C part) @ $30.00

Childe Henry's Booke of Excellent Adventures

Description: A dazzling new programmatic work in thirty-eight sections for a virtuoso duo, based on an original theme and fairytale (approximately sixteen minutes in duration).

Recommended Instrument(s): Piano and Trumpet in C (or B-flat). Also suitable for electronic performance.

Various tempos, keys, and modes, but centered on E-flat major. [D+]

Keyboards

#G-8. Fuga a quattro (requires two copies for performance) @ $8.00

Fuga a quattro

Description: A mesmerizingly effective four-voice fugue for two keyboard instruments (approximately 3 minutes in duration).

Recommended Instrument(s): 2 harpsichords. Also suitable for 2 pianos or synthesizer(s).

[3/4, g, M]

Miscellaneous Instrumentation

#G-9a. Fuga a tre (Study Score) @ $6.00

Fuga a tre (Study Score)

Description: A three-voice fugue comparable in style and scope to those appearing in J. S. Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavichord (just over two minutes in duration). Also available as keyboard solo (see B-7 above).

Recommended Instrument(s): Any three compatible instruments with at least the following ranges: 1) d' - c'''; 2) f-sharp - f ''; 3) D - e-flat'. Also suitable for synthesizer(s).

[3/4, g, M]

#G-9b. Fuga a tre (Parts) @ $4.00

#G-12. Suite in G Minor for Two Violins

Suite in G Minor for Two Violins

Description: A major eight-movement work in the high baroque manner of J. S. Bach and his contemporaries for two equally matched violinists.

Recommended Instrument(s): Two Violins or Synthesizer with appropriate string patches (requires pizzicato).

  1. Allemande [2/2, g, M+]
  2. Courante [3/2, g, M+]
  3. Sarabande [3/4, g, M]
  4. Hornpipe [2/4, g, M]
  5. Lamento sopra la morte d'un gatto dilettissimo ("La Gazzellina") [3/4, g, M]
  6. Duetto [4/4, g, D]
  7. Polacca [3/4, g, M+]
  8. Fuga [3/4, g, D]

#G-10. String Trio No. 1 @ $12.00

String Trio No. 1

Description: An extremely concise, intensely expressive three-movement work of approximately six minutes' duration based on Ford's Chromatic-One technique, which enables each instrument to "sing" actual texts in a tonal dialect of the English language. The entire composition is a nonsectarian poetic recitation of selected biblical passages whose close juxtaposition gives rise to some surprising paradoxes.

Due to the unusually tight integration of parts, individual players should read from a complete score. Three copies—recommended for performance—may be purchased for the single discounted price of $18.00.

Although of no more than moderate overall difficulty, the score requires great dynamic subtlety and control, and the fluent execution of numerous long sustained notes and highly disjunct melodies.

Recommended Instrument(s): Solo Violin, Solo Viola, Solo Violoncello.

  1. Largo molto sostenuto [3/1, No specific key, M]
  2. Andante alighieri [4/4, No specific key, M+]
  3. Largo in extremis [4/4, No specific key, M]

String Orchestra

#G-1a. Thanatopsis for String Orchestra (Full Score) @ $10.00

Thanatopsis for String Orchestra

Description: A deeply meditative single-movement work in late romantic style (approximately five minutes in duration).

Recommended Instrument(s): O or S. Also suitable for string quartet.

Adagio molto sostenuto [4/4, c, M+]

#G-1b. Thanatopsis for String Orchestra (Parts) @ $4.00

#G-5a. Sinfonia No. I (Conductor's Score) @ $7.00

Sinfonia No. I

Description: A stately overture-like movement in a style recalling seventeenth-century Italy (approximately four minutes in duration).

Recommended Instrument(s): Stringed orchestra and harpsichord. Also suitable for synthesizer(s).

Maestoso [3/4, a, E+]

#G-5b. Sinfonia No. I (Parts) @ $6.00

#G-6a. Sinfonia No. II (Conductor's Score) @ $8.50

Sinfonia No. II

Description: A work similar in style to Sinfonia No. I, but featuring a quick, dance-like conclusion (approximately three and one-half minutes in duration).

Recommended Instrument(s): Stringed orchestra and harpsichord. Also suitable for synthesizer(s).

Maestoso [3/4, a, E+]

#G-6b. Sinfonia No. II (Parts) @ $7.00

#G-7a. Invocation (Conductor's Score) @ $5.00

Invocation

Description: A serenely meditative work for stringed orchestra in slow, sustained style (approximately three minutes in duration).

Recommended Instrument(s): Stringed orchestra (minus basses). Also suitable for synthesizer(s).

Largo meditativo e molto sostenuto [2/2, C/A, M]

#G-7b. Invocation (Parts) @ $7.00

Special Projects (not in our printable Catalog)

Hymn for the Standing Buddhas of Bamiyan

Description: An international collaboration in progress for which various composers contributed one or more components in the world's largest sound sculpture.

Hymn for the Standing Buddhas of Bamiyan: "Pure Land Pastorale"

Synthesized Chamber Works without Scores (not in our printable Catalog)

Variations on Handel's "Hallelujah" Chorus

Description: Transformations for General MIDI instruments of the complete "Hallelujah" Chorus of Handel's Messiah, in which the originating material is subjected to various forms of digital manipulation. "Z" was featured at Nu Mu[sic!] Unlimited 2006, the world's first virtual new music festival. To learn more about these movement-length variations, please consult the following:

Variations on Handel's "Hallelujah" Chorus

These three variations movements, titled simply "X," "Y," and "Z," exist only as MIDI files.

Variation "X"

Variation "Y"

Variation "Z"


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