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2018/02/20

Published for the First Time: 24 Estudios

24 Estudios

José Ferrer

 

  • The first published edition of these studies
  • For intermediate players
  • For solo guitar

 

Classical guitarist, and author of the Schott Guitar Anthology
Series, Jens Franke presents the first published edition of
these studies by the Catalan guitarist, composer and teacher.

 

Ferrer published 63 works, the majority of which are for solo
guitar. A number of others remain in manuscript, including
his largely unknown guitar method (completed c. 1906 – 16),
the last to be written by a significant composer-guitarist of
the 19th century.

2018/01/30

The Imaginary Museum – Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

The Imaginary Museum
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

Julian Anderson

I. The World is a Window
II. Janacek’s Wells – (segue into)
III. Sea
IV. Forest Murmurs
V. A Song Before Dawn
VI. Mountain

“The Imaginary Museum is the title of a book by the French
cultural politician André Malraux. Malraux argues that, due
to the dispersal of great art around the world’s museums, it
is only in one’s mind or else in book form that it’s possible
to assemble a coherent collection of art nowadays.
I decided to take the piano – that most immobile of
instruments – on an imaginary journey to various locations,
whether pictorially inspired or not. The acoustics of these
virtual locations was as important to the sound of the music
as any evocation of terrain. In practice, both factors
engender changing musical relationships between piano
and orchestra. “
– Julian Anderson (composer)

Gilbert: New work for Bass Clarinet and Marimba

Ziggurat
for bass clarinet and marimba

Anthony Gilbert

• Extensive use of multiphonics
• Multiphonic fingering chart provided
• 12 minutes duration
Commissioned in 1993, Gilbert’s Ziggurat reflects his
fascination for the relationship between music and
architecture.
This musical work depects the structure of the large
Babylonia Ziggurat. Starting at ground level, a staircase
winds up around a conical structure, decorated with passage
of visual narrative and imagery.
Gilbert’s duo for bass clarinet and marimba engages on a
similar journey, continuously climbing but also episodic.
Passages of wild virtuosic music are seperated by steady,
directed motion.
Colour-changes involving bass clarinet multiphonics and rich
chordal writing for the marimba are strongly featured.

2017/12/01

The Firebird – A New Sound

The Firebird
Suite for orchestra (1919) arranged for clarinet, saxophone quartet and piano by Sebastian Gottschick (2015)

 

• Maintains character of the original

• Unusual instrumentation

• As recorded by Sony Classical

 

Written for Sabine Mayer and the Alliage Quintett 2015 and subsequently recorded.
Scored for the seemingly unusual instrumentation of clarinet in A (doubling on C), saxophone quaret and piano, the spirit and symphonic character of the work is preserved. This unusual instrumentation also brings the opportunity to explore new colours within the ensemble.
In significant passages, the original instrment in the orchestral version (for example in solos) is indicated in parantheses.

ABBA Classics for Saxophone

ABBA Classics
The 14 Most Famous Songs by ABBA

Arr. Dirko Juchem

• The greatest hits from the pioneers of pop

• Including top-quality play-along CD

• With optional piano part

Dancing Queen, Super Trouper and Mamma Mia are just three of the hits with lasting melodies , earning the Swedish band a permanent place in music history.

14 of the best-known ABBA songs are now published in the latest edition in the Schott Saxophone Lounge series for alto or tenor saxophone in elegant and easy-to-play arrangements by Dirko Juchem.

An optional PVG part and a play-along CD help to make a real ABBA-inspired performance.

 

Sample Content:

– Mamma Mia
– S.O.S.
– I Have A Dream
– Super Trouper
– Waterloo
– The Winner Takes It All
– I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
– Money, Money, Money
– Chiquitita
– People Need Love
– Dancing Queen
– Summer Night City
– Thank You For The Music
– Happy New Year

Easy Concert Pieces for Alto Saxophone

Easy Concert Pieces

23 Pieces from 5 Centuries
Arr. Ulrich Junk

• Easy to intermediate

• From Baroque to Jazz

• Audio CD included

 

This collection is filled with easy, varied repertoire for alto saxophone, perfect for lessons, concerts and enjoying at home.

Including pieces such as Charpentier’s “Te Deum”, melodies from the “Four Seasons” by Vivaldi and “Der Vogelfänger” by Mozart. Besides these, lesser known works are presented, covering an enormous stylistic range from baroque dance to blues and foxtrot.

The included easy piano part is suitable for another student to play. Alternatively all accompaniments are provided on the included CD.

 

2017/11/17

To Notice Such Things – Jon Lord

Suite for flute solo, piano and string orchestra

Jon Lord

 

•  Composed in 6 contrasting movements

•  Written in memory of a friend

• By former keyboard player of Deep Purple

 

Written in memory of Sir John Mortimer, To Notice Such Things is composed in 6 contrasting movements for flute and piano. Each movement of the work reflects an aspect of Mortimer’s personality.

Lord says of the piece, “I wanted to give the flute the job of speaking for John throughout the Suite; his laughter and his sighs, his wistfulness and occasional mild cantankerousness, his playfulness, and also the anguish and then the acceptance of his final days.”

Jon Lord is the former keyboard player for the band, Deep Purple. His work, To Notice Such Things also appears on a studio album of the same name, released in 2010.

 

Schott Student Edition: Serenade & Valse for Cello

Serenade & Valse

Marie Dare

• Suitable for lessons and performance

• Easy to intermediate

• With tips and tricks

Serenade & Valse by the relatively unknown composer, Marie Dare is an attractive addition to the repertoire in the first years of study (Level 2) and can be played entirely in first position.
The Schott Student Edition presents motivational teaching repertoire in five levels, from easy to advanced. These editions feature easy-to-read printing along with tips and suggestions from highly experienced music educators.

 

3 Character Pieces for Clarinet

Bestiary

Alexis Ciesla

• Perfect for intermediate students
• Interesting and fun character pieces
• Intermediate level piano accompaniment

 

Alexis Ciesla’s musical Bestiarium presents wild animals at play.
The characters of rattlesnake, koi and fox are presented in three sound sentences.
Ideal for clarinet students with 3-4 years of instruction. The accompanying piano voices are well suited for students of the same age.

2017/11/14

Two New Cello Works by Kapustin

• For cello and piano

• Kapustin’s iconic jazz style

 

Burlesque Op. 97

Burlesque is a jolly piece, starting with two lines of solo cello music (arco), which  switches to pizzicato as the piano picks up the theme. The work parodies contrasting styles, abruptly juxtaposing a jazz idiom with a lyrical, romantic line, all the time displaying a great sense of humour in this frequent exchange. Towards the end a teasing dialogue ensues between cello and piano as they toss the jazz theme back and forth.

In 1999 Kapustin wrote three short compositions for cello and piano, BurlesqueElegy (ED 22848) and Nearly Waltz (ED 22852).

 

Nearly Waltz Op. 98

Nearly Waltz refers to both the tempo and mood, but alternately switches between 5/4 and 3/4 time. The cheerful theme in the cello is accompanied by the almost stormy piano part. The middle section is in a regular waltz tempo and is framed by the key part, which again resumes the opening theme.