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Renaissance Style

#A-1. Ancient Dances and Other Keyboard Pieces from the Renaissance Sketchbook @ $16.50

Ancient Dances and Other Keyboard Pieces from the Renaissance Sketchbook

Description: Twelve exquisitely crafted keyboard pieces vividly recalling English virginal and lute music of the late Renaissance. May be played individually or grouped into miniature suites by the performer.

Recommended Instrument(s): H, P, S

  1. "His Folly" [3/4, a, M]
  2. "Mr. Ford, His Galliard" [3/4, a, M]
  3. Corranto [3/4, a, E+]
  4. Corranto [3/4, C, E]
  5. "La Giuseppina" [3/4, b, M]
  6. "Amoretto" [3/4, f-sharp, E]
  7. Pavan [4/4, g, M+]
  8. "La Dolorosa" [3/4, g, M]
  9. Pavan [2/2, c, M]
  10. Galliard [3/4, c, M]
  11. Pavan [2/2, f, M]
  12. Galliard [3/4, f, M]

Baroque Style

#B-1. Capriccio per il clavicembalo (Capriccio for Harpsichord) @ $10.95

Capriccio per il clavicembalo (Capriccio for Harpsichord)

Description: A fanciful collection of two-voice baroque miniatures reminiscent of the music of J. S. Bach. Each piece may be played individually or combined by the performer with other movements into suites responsive to personal technical requirements and musical taste.

Recommended Instrument(s): H, P, S

  1. Preludio [2/4, d, M]
  2. "La Lamentosa" [3/4, d, E+]
  3. "La Tedesca" [4/4, d, E]
  4. Polacca [3/4, d, E+]
  5. "Nella maniera italiana" [2/4, d, E+]
  6. Minuetto [3/4, D, E]
  7. "La Xeresca" [2/4, D, E]
  8. Musette [2/4, D, E+]

#B-2. Capricietto per il clavicembalo (Capricietto for Harpsichord) @ $11.50

Capricietto per il clavicembalo (Capricietto for Harpsichord)

Description: A collection comparable in quality to the Capriccio per il clavicembalo above. This set, however, makes programmatic musical references to some of the most fascinating and memorable figures in Greek mythology and contains much three-voice counterpoint.

Recommended Instrument(s): H, P, S

  1. "Hyacinthus" [4/4, G, M]
  2. "The Three Graces" [3/4, G, E+]
  3. "Galatea" [2/4, G, E+]
  4. "The Clew of Ariadne" [3/4, G, E]
  5. "Theseus in the Labyrinth" [2/2, G, E+]
  6. "Dance of the Furies" [3/8, G, E+]
  7. "Castor and Pollux" [2/4, G, M]

#B-3. Partita d-moll für das Cembalo (Partita in D Minor for Harpsichord) @ $10.00

Partita d-moll für das Cembalo (Partita in D Minor for Harpsichord)

Description: A dramatic, richly polyphonic work in late baroque style comparable in scope to the suites of Bach and Handel.

Recommended Instrument(s): H, P, S

  1. Sinfonia [4/4, d, M+]
  2. Sarabande 1 [3/4, d, M+]
  3. Sarabande 2 [3/4, d, M+]
  4. Bourrée [2/4, d, M]
  5. Lamento [2/2, d, M]
  6. Inventio [9/8, d, M]

#B-4. Suite française no. 1 pour le clavecin (French Suite No. 1 for Harpsichord) @ $10.00

Suite française no. 1 pour le clavecin (French Suite No. 1 for Harpsichord)

Description: A work equal in musical quality and substance to the Partita in D Minor above, but whose specific dance movements are ordered more along the lines of the late baroque suite.

Recommended Instrument(s): H, P, S

  1. Allemande [4/4, d, M+]
  2. Courante [3/4, d, M]
  3. Sarabande [3/4, d, M+]
  4. Menuet [3/4, d, M]
  5. Bourrée [2/2, d, M]
  6. Canarie [6/8, d, M]

#B-5. Variationen über ein Thema von Georg Friedrich Händel für das Cembalo (Variations on a Theme by George Frideric Handel for Harpsichord) @ $10.00

Variationen über ein Thema von Georg Friedrich Händel für das Cembalo (Variations on a Theme by George Frideric Handel for Harpsichord)

Description: A concert solo combining the entire "Sarabande" from Handel's Suite No. 11 in D Minor with four imaginative new variations consistent with the master's style. Although most of the score poses only moderate difficulties (M-M+), the brilliant final variation makes greater technical demands (D).

Recommended Instrument(s): H, P, S

[3/2, d, D]

#B-6. Suite française no. 2 pour le clavecin (French Suite No. 2 for Harpsichord) @ $10.00

Suite française no. 2 pour le clavecin (French Suite No. 2 for Harpsichord)

Description: A large-scale work combining traditional dance movements with a colorful program based on Voltaire's Candide.

Recommended Instrument(s): H, P, S

  1. "Il y avait en Westphalie" ("Once Upon a Time in Westphalia") [Allemande, 4/4, c, D]
  2. "Cunégonde" [Courante, 3/4, c, M]
  3. "Candide" [Sarabande, 3/4, c, M]
  4. "Pangloss" [3/4, c, D]
  5. "La raison suffisante" ("Sufficient Reason") [4/4, c, M]
  6. "Une leçon de physique expérimentale" ("A Lesson in Experimental Physics") [6/8, c, M+]

#B-7. Fuga a tre @ $3.00

Fuga a tre

Description: A three-voice fugue comparable in style and scope to those appearing in J. S. Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavichord. Also available for chamber ensemble (see "Chamber Music" link on Control Panel).

Recommended Instrument(s): H, P, S

[2/4, g, D]

Neoclassical Style

#C-1. Sonata in A Major for Pianoforte Solo @ $17.50

Sonata in A Major for Pianoforte Solo

Description: A large-scale, robust, brightly optimistic sonata in the Viennese neoclassical tradition whose individual movements allude to the styles of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven respectively.

Recommended Instrument(s): P, S

  1. Allegro [3/4, A, D]
  2. Andante cantabile [3/4, A, M]
  3. Allegro vivace e capriccioso [2/4, A, D]

#C-2. Sonata in C Minor for Pianoforte Solo @ $16.95

Sonata in C Minor for Pianoforte Solo

Description: A four-movement "grand sonata" of tragic/heroic character in the Viennese neoclassical tradition, programmatically connected to Goethe's Werther.

Recommended Instrument(s): P, S

  1. Andante passionato [2/4, c, M+]
  2. Adagio [2/4, A-flat, M+]
  3. Presto [3/4, c, M+]
  4. Allegro [2/4, c, D]

#C-3. Sonata in F Major for Pianoforte Solo @ $18.50

Sonata in F Major for Pianoforte Solo

Description: A large-scale sonata of broad emotional scope in the Viennese neoclassical tradition, featuring a slow introduction and an open-ended third movement which leads directly into the finale.

Recommended Instrument(s): P, S

  1. Adagio/Allegro spiritoso [3/4,4/4; c/F; D]
  2. Allegro scherzando [3/4, B-flat, M+]
  3. Adagio molto espressivo/Prestissimo [d/c; 4/4, 6/8; D]
  4. Andante passionato [2/4, F, D]

#C-4. Sonatinas and Other Pieces from the Viennese Sketchbook @ $18.00

Sonatinas and Other Pieces from the Viennese Sketchbook

Description: A uniquely varied collection of independent works interpreting various aspects of eighteenth-century classical style.

Recommended Instrument(s): P, S

  1. Sonatina [4/4, C, M]
  2. Minuet I [3/4, G, E]
  3. Minuet II [3/4, g, E]
  4. Rondo [2/4, C, M]
  5. Sonatina ("La Stravagante") [4/4, a, M]
  6. Sonatina ("La Siciliana") [3/4, c, M+]
  7. Andantino [4/4, G, M]
  8. Scherzo ("Il Singulto") [3/4, G, M]
  9. Variations on an Original Theme [4/4, D, M]
  10. Rondo [3/8, D, E+]

#C-5. Cadenza to First Movement of W. A. Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491 @ $3.00

Cadenza to First Movement of W. A. Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491

Description: A brilliant but lyrical new cadenza for one of Mozart's greatest keyboard concerti.

Recommended Instrument(s): P

[3/4, c, D]

Romantic & Impressionist Styles

#D-1. Tombeaux @ $14.00

Tombeaux

Description: A unique collection of characteristic pieces commemorating the romantic period and several of its most outstanding keyboard composers (including Chopin, Schumann, and Liszt).

Recommended Instrument(s): P, S

  1. "Solemn Procession" [2/2, e, E+]
  2. "Forgotten Waltz" [3/4, a, E+]
  3. "Song of the Sylph" [2/2, C, E+]
  4. "Whirlwind" [3/4, a/A, D]
  5. "Halcyon" [3/4, F, M]
  6. "Song of Thorns" [4/4, g, E+]
  7. "Russian Fairy Tale" [2/2, c, E+]
  8. "Wings" [2/4, D-flat, D]
  9. "Flos Adonis" [3/4, g, M]
  10. "Gebel al-Tariq" [12/8, a/E, D]

#D-1a. Tombeaux, Supplement No. 1 @ $14.00

Tombeaux, Supplement No. 1

Description: Four scintillating new romantic works continuing the ongoing tombeau series, for accomplished pianists and synth performers.

Recommended Instrument(s): P, S

  1. "Raven's Flight" [9/8, e-flat, D]
  2. "Escala" [4/4 and other meters, G-flat, D]
  3. "Coquetterie" [2/4, A-flat, D]
  4. "The Abduction of Princess Elena" [3/8, f, D]

#D-2. Vier Romantische Klavierstücke (Four Romantic Piano Pieces) @ $13.50

Vier Romantische Klavierstücke (Four Romantic Piano Pieces)

Description: Four serious but engagingly fanciful studies in early romantic style which may be played independently or together as a cycle.

Recommended Instrument(s): P, S

  1. Sonatine [2/2, e, M+]
  2. "Geisterreigen" ("Round Dance of the Spirits") [3/4, e, M+]
  3. "Sehnsucht" ("Longing") [2/4, a, M]
  4. "Feenjagd" ("The Fairy Hunt") [3/4, e, M+]

#E-1. From the Shadowland @ $10.50

From the Shadowland

Description: A group of mystically alluring pieces of French character, which may be performed individually, in sets of two, or as a series.

Recommended Instrument(s): P, S

  1. "Tombeau" [2/2, c, E+]
  2. "Mélisande" [3/4, c, M]
  3. "She Dances No More" [3/4, a, E]
  4. "Phantom Gondolier" [2/4:6/8, A, M]
  5. "Cortège" [2/2, e, M]
  6. "Lost Pagoda" [2/2, e, M+]

#E-2. From the Shadowland, Supplement @ $14.50

From the Shadowland, Supplement

Description: Two dazzlingly colorful program pieces similar in style to those listed above, but of greater scope and technical difficulty.

Recommended Instrument(s): P, S

  1. "Fountain of Prophecy" [4/4, f-sharp, D]
  2. "Fairy Ring" [6/8, e, M+]

#E-3. A House of Pomegranates @ $14.50

A House of Pomegranates

Description: Four vividly descriptive piano pieces after the fairy tales of Oscar Wilde in various late-romantic and impressionistic idioms.

Recommended Instrument(s): P, S

  1. "The Young King" [3/4, d, M+]
  2. "The Birthday of the Infanta" [various meters, C-sharp, D]
  3. "The Fisherman and His Soul" [12/8, f-sharp, M]
  4. "The Star-Child" [3/4, b-dorian, E]

#E-4. Three Cameos for the Piano @ $5.00

Three Cameos for the Piano

Description: Three short but colorful descriptive pieces exploring popular romantic idioms of the early twentieth century.

Recommended Instrument(s): P, S

  1. "Deep Blue" [4/4, e, E+]
  2. "The Golden Way" [4/4, C/A, E+]
  3. "¡ Espero que sí !" [4/4, A/F-sharp, M]

#E-5. Caprice en forme d'arabesques (Caprice in the Form of Arabesques) @ $11.95

Caprice en forme d'arabesques (Caprice in the Form of Arabesques) @ $11.95

Description: A rare and enchanting collection of contemporary keyboard music from North Africa.

Recommended Instrument(s): P, S

  1. "Caravane" [2/4, A, M+]
  2. "La main de Fatima" ("The Hand of Fatima") [various meters, A, M+]
  3. "Le petit bossu" ("The Little Hunchback") [2/4, A, E+]
  4. "Odalisques" [6/8, A, E+]
  5. "Méditation matinale" ("Morning Meditation") [4/4, A, E+]
  6. "Chauves-souris dessechées"("Dried Bats") [various meters, A, D+]

#E-6. "The Tears of Ishtar" ("Les pleurs d'Istar") @ $5.00

"The Tears of Ishtar" ("Les pleurs d'Istar")

Description: A short but deeply moving romantic solo commemorating the innocent victims of the Iraqi-American War (2003).

Recommended Instrument(s): P, S

[4/4, c, M]

#E-7. "Eine Kleine Geistermusik: Variationen über ein eigenes Thema" ("A Little Spirit-Music: Variations on an Original Theme") @ $11.95

"Eine Kleine Geistermusik: Variationen über ein eigenes Thema" ("A Little Spirit-Music: Variations on an Original Theme")

Description: A dramatic pianistic exploration of the lively relationship between the baroque and romantic styles, consisting of an original theme and twelve variations.

Recommended Instrument(s): P, S

[2/2 and 4/4, c, D]

#E-8. "There and Back Again" @ $11.95

"There and Back Again"

Description: A magically lyrical concert solo evocative of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.

Recommended Instrument(s): P, S

[4/4, C/G, D]

#E-9. "The Devil's Millhopper" (From Delian Suite No. 1. Contact us to receive free PDF copy.)

"The Devil's Millhopper"

Description: A short (one minute) but fiendishly difficult solo in impressionistic style from the 2005 Delian Suite.

Recommended Instrument(s): P, S

[3/4, ends in G Major, D+]

Other Contemporary Styles

#F-2. Wanderers Nachtlied ("Wanderer's Night Song") @ $5.00

Wanderers Nachtlied ("Wanderer's Night Song")

Description: A transliteration of Goethe's widely loved poem into music notation by means of Chromatic-One, a dialectal technique which enables any text written in the Roman alphabet to be "spoken" by musical instruments of definite pitch.

Recommended Instrument(s): S, or most fully chromatic instruments of definite pitch.

#F-3. Three Chromicons @ $12.00

Three Chromicons

Description: Piano realizations in standard notation of a unique set of three brilliantly illuminated mandalic scores. Included is an extensive introductory text for performers and high-quality photographic reproductions of the original color notation (on cover).

Recommended Instrument(s): P, S

  1. Chromicon No. 1 [4/4 and 3/4, c, M+]
  2. Chromicon No. 2 [3/4 and 2/4, E-flat, D]
  3. Chromicon No. 3 [2/2, c, D]

#F-4. Drei Satanischen Skizze ("Three Satanic Sketches") @ $10.00

Drei Satanischen Skizze ("Three Satanic Sketches")

Description: Three short sketches depicting the Evil One in various guises.

Recommended Instrument(s): P, S

  1. "Teufelei" ("Devilry") [4/4, atonal, D+]
  2. "Die Schlange" ("The Serpent") [6/4:12/8, dodecaphonic, D]
  3. "Peccatum Originale" ("Original Sin") [4/4, tonally ambiguous (close to F minor); M]

#F-5. Christopher's Closet (Coming in 2008) @ $15.00

Christopher's Closet

Description: A whimsical suite (with optional spoken narration) for children of all ages about a young boy, his toys, and the challenge of living peacefully in a violent world.

Recommended Instrument(s): P, S

  1. "Superhero" [4/4, B-flat, M]
  2. "Trolls" [multimetric, B-flat, M]
  3. "Chocolate Bunny" [4/4, B-flat, M+]
  4. "Darwin, the Dauntless Diplodocus" [primarily 3/4, B-flat, M+]
  5. "Robots" [primarily 4/4, B-flat, D]
  6. "Finale" [multimetric, B-flat, D]

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: "Sleeping Buddha" [for Synthesizer]

The Lyre of Ishtar

Description: An international collaboration in progress for which various composers contribute one or more variations.

The Rape of Europa

Description: A multimedia science-fiction fantasy, combining a short story, virtual keyboard instrument, and other materials, composed for Nu Mu[sic!] Unlimited 2006, the world's first virtual new music festival.


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