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Trio : For Clarinet, Violin and Piano.
Publisher: Activist Music Publishing

A beautiful work in three movements. Duration: ca. 12 minutes. Composed at the suggestion of clarinetist Bronwen Jones. Each of the movements evokes a distinctive mood. With bio sketch and program note by the composer.

Price: $35.00

Piano Trio No. 1- Elegy : For Violin, Violoncello and Piano.
Publisher: Activist Music Publishing

Composed in memory of the composer's father, Ivan Shapiro. With a touching, eloquent program note by Alex. Duration: ca. 8 minutes.

Price: $30.00

Excelsior. [CD]
Publisher: Cedille Records

The Fifth House Ensemble plays music by Alex Shapiro, Jess Limbacher, Mason Bates, and Caleb Burhans.

Price: $16.98

Below / Peter Sheridan, Flutes. [CD]
Publisher: Move Records

Music for low flutes by composers such as Gary Schocker, Hilary Taggart, Jules Demerssemann, Ernesto Kohler, Alex Shapiro, and others. With Claire Cooper, piano.

Price: $19.98

The Dreams Of Birds / Jenni Olson, Flutes.
Publisher: Delos

Olson plays music by Jenni Brandon, Alex Shapiro, Dave Volpe, Damian Montano, Peter Jaffe, Bear McCreary, Joachim Horsley, and Daniel Kelly. Various artists.

Price: $16.98

Intermezzo : For Clarinet and Piano (1998).
Publisher: Activist Music Publishing

Shapiro studied composition with Ursula Mamlok and John Corigliano. Her works are performed throughout the US and Europe.

Price: $15.00

Remembrance : For String Orchestra.
Publisher: Activist Music Publishing

In one movement. With program and biographical notes. This piece is adapted from Shapiro's The Ebb of Memory. Duration ca. 8 minutes.

Price: $35.00

Intermezzo : For Piano.
Publisher: Activist Music Publishing

Shapiro writes that this work "was composed as a response to the waves of the ocean. A long lyrical theme floats above a steady ostinato, perhaps as a lengthy branch of kelp might dance from the force of each coming tide". Includes short composer biography. Duration ca. 3 minutes.

Price: $10.00

Of Wood and Touch : For Cello and Piano.
Publisher: Activist Music Publishing

This is an adaptation of Shapiro's "Of Breath and Touch" for bassoon and piano. The work is dedicated to Carolyn Beck. A single-movement work with a piano part influenced by Middle Eastern rhythms and a cello part which alternates lyric and rhythmic sections. Duration ca. 10 minutes.

Price: $15.00

Brat : For B Flat Clarinet and Piano.
Publisher: Activist Music Publishing

In one movement. With program and biographical notes. A humorous and theatrical piece. Of advanced difficulty. Duration ca. 2 minutes.

Price: $25.00

Current Events : For String Quintet.
Publisher: Activist Music Publishing

Commissioned by Gerry Aster and J. Christopher Kennedy for Pacific Serenades. A three-movement meditation on the ocean's tides and waves. With program notes. Duration ca. 16 minutes.

Price: $45.00

Desert Passage : For Violin, Cello And Piano.
Publisher: Activist Music Publishing

This music programatically describes the flora and fauna of a desert landscape from the beginning of the day through a sudden storm and afterwards. Also available in a version for violin, sax and piano. With program and biographical notes. Duration ca. 10 minutes.

Price: $30.00

Deep : For Contrabassoon and Electronic Soundscape.
Publisher: Activist Music Publishing

Commissioned by Carolyn Beck, and written for the performer's new contrabassoon. The score includes cues for some of the sounds on the CD. With program and biographical notes. Duration ca. 8 minutes.

Price: $25.00

Bioplasm : For Flute Quartet.
Publisher: Activist Music Publishing

Commissioned by the California Association of Professional Music Teachers, and recorded by the Los Angeles Flute Quartet. The score calls for several extended techniques. Of advanced difficulty. Duration ca. 12 minutes.

Price: $40.00

At The Abyss : For Piano And Two Percussion (2003).
Publisher: Activist Music Publishing

This three-movement work is composed for one percussionist on marimba and vibes, and another on various percussion. Dedicated to Teresa McCollough, the music reflects on the threatening and violent events of the time. With program, performance and biographical notes. Duration ca. 14 min.

Price: $40.00

Evensong Suite : For Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano.
Publisher: Activist Music Publishing

Commissioned by St. Bede's Episcopal Church in Mar Vista, Calif. and premiered there in May 1999 in the context of the Anglican Evenson service for which it was composed. A modal suite of six short pieces. Total duration: ca. 17 minutes.

Price: $45.00

Piano Suite No. 1 : The Resonance Of Childhood.
Publisher: Activist Music Publishing

Composed as a set of personal reflections exploring early years, difficulties in the relationships between parents and children, the resolutions of complex emotions. In five movements. Duration: ca. 12 minutes.

Price: $18.00

Shiny Kiss : For Solo Flute (1999).
Publisher: Activist Music Publishing

A modern yet highly lyrical piece that "explores linear musical emotion." The composer explores many of the extended techniques available to the instrument. With program note by the composer. Dedicated to Chelsea Czuchra. Duration: ca. 4 minutes.

Price: $10.00

Sonata : For Piano.
Publisher: Activist Music Publishing

Composed in 1997, later revised (the first movement only) in 1999. In three movements: Moderato, Lento/Andante, Scherzo. Duration: ca. 16 minutes. The LA based composer was born and raised in New York City where she studied with Ursula Mamlok and John Corigliano. Her works are often played.

Price: $22.00

Of Breath and Touch : For Bassoon and Piano.
Publisher: Activist Music Publishing

Composed for Carolyn Beck, who commissioned the work. With a beautiful dedication by the composer. Duration: ca. 9 minutes.

Price: $25.00

Of Bow and Touch : For Double Bass and Piano.
Publisher: Activist Music Publishing

The piece references the driving rhythms of middle eaastern music with its hypnotic piano part, while the double bass writing explores the full range and timbre of the instrument. A passionate and exciting one movement work. With program note by the composer. Duration: ca. 10 minutes.

Price: $25.00

Transplant : For Organ.
Publisher: Activist Music Publishing

A playfull, offbeat piece, that will provide a nice contrast to any organ recital. Commissioned by and dedicated to Frances Nobert. With a witty program note by the composer. Duration: ca. 4 minutes.

Price: $12.00

Journey : For Electric 5-String Violin and Electronic Soundscape.
Publisher: Activist Music Publishing

Accompanying CD included. With program note by the composer and note for radio broadcast. Duration: ca. 7 minutes.

Price: $20.00

Introspect : For String Quartet.
Publisher: Activist Music Publishing

With program notes by the composer. Duration: ca. 7 minutes.

Price: $30.00