Foreword by Warren Benson. Photos, tables. Appendixes, indexes. Over 150 works were published. Detailed data, biographical information on composers, facsimiles. Selective discography. Includes illustrations & indexes.
This volume in the series of books on music for wind band discusses works by Richard Rodney Bennett, Warren Benson, John Corigliano, Roger Nixon, Bernard Rands, Frank Ticheli and more. With a foreword by Corigliano, preface and many music examples.
Commissioned by and dedicated to the Ithaca High School Music Department and Concert Band. The work was composed in honor of the 50th anniversary of the school's first commission, Night Song by Warren Benson. With program, performance and biographical notes.
Contents: 1. Winter Shadows -- 2. Desert Kaleidoscope. With program and biographical notes. Dedicated to the memory of Warren Benson. The music was inspired by a camping trip to Death Valley.
A collection of eighteen pieces, divided into three parts. Includes music by Richarld Maltby, Schubert, Bach, Warren Benson, Paul Harris, Alan Ridout, Colin Cowles, Christine Barron, and others. With brief practice tips and performance notes for each piece. The CD contains recorded piano…
…Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op. 49 -- ALLAN BLANK: Four Shorts for Solo Baritone Saxophone -- Leo KRAFT: Arietta da capo -- EUGÈNE BOZZA: Improvisation -- PAUL BONNEAU: Caprice en forme de valse -- RICK SOWASH: Variations on a Theme by Grandma Moses -- College Town Diary -- WARREN BENSON: Farewell.
In one movement. A rhythmic piece for four handclappers. Reprint edition.
This work was originally composed as the second movement of a Concerto for Horn, written for Verne Reynolds. Benson withdrew the full work, but retained this movement as a solo chamber piece. With a program note. Printed from manuscript. Of advanced difficulty. Custom print edition.
Contents: 1. Why We Die (poem by May Swenson) -- 2. Child's Game (Judson Jerome) -- 3. To My Father (Blaga Dmitrova) -- 4. Dust (Sydney King Russell) -- 5. Mourning for the Queen of Sunday (Robert Hayden) -- 6. Endless Life (L. M. Rosenberg). Composed for Lucy Shelton. Premiered in Rochester, NY…
Dedicated to Linda Seka. The first song is a vocalise; the second is an Alleluya. Of advanced difficulty. Custom print edition.
Six songs on texts by John Gardner: I. Awakening -- II. Two Step -- III. Lullaby -- IV. Spring -- V. Siciliana -- VI. Nocturne. With program notes. Commissioned by the International Horn Society. Custom print edition.
In one movement. Commissioned by and dedicated to Epsilon Chapter - Sigma Alpha Iota. The music sets an English-language version of the psalm. Reprint edition.
This piece sets a text by Earle Birney. The score calls for marimba and several non-pitched percussion instruments. Of advanced difficulty.
Contents: From the Hazel Bough (poem by Earle Birney) -- Lonesome Boy Blues (Kenneth Patchen) -- American Primitive (William Jay Smith). Of advanced difficulty.
In one movement. Composed in the early 1970s, this work was commissioned by and dedicated to the Eastman Jazz Ensemble, directed by Chuck Mangione.
In one movement. With a program note. Dedicated to Steven Doane. Premiered in New York, September 1990. This searching, rubato work is based on a poem by Earle Birney. Of advanced difficulty.
Contents: Love Song -- Love Song (2) -- Keepsake. Commissioned by the University of Connecticut for their March 30, 1983 New Music Symposium. The music sets poems by A. R. Ammons. The ensemble is scored for clarinet, trumpet, violin, cello, percussion and piano.
Contents: Love Song -- Love Song (2) -- Keepsake. Commissioned by the University of Connecticut for their March 30, 1983 New Music Symposium. The music sets poems by A. R. Ammons. The ensemble is scored for clarinet, trumpet, violin, cello, percussion and piano. This set contains parts for all…