Shcherbakov Flute Concerto – New Edition Score

x071075 Shcherbakov Flute ConcertoIgor Shcherbaokov’s Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra is among the composer’s most poignant and beloved works. Written in memory of fellow composer Oleg Kyva, the piece has enjoyed recent performances in Switzerland, Poland, and Shcherbakov’s home country of Ukraine. This new edition score is completely reformatted and engraved under the editorial guidance of the composer, now available through Hal Leonard, HL00117674.  Performance parts available on rental.

Igor Shcherbakov is regarded as a leading international and Eastern European composer, teacher, and public figure. Currently he is the President of National Composers Union of Ukraine and teaches composition at the prestigious Ukrainian National Academy of Music. As a composer his works have spanned nearly every genre and have been embraced both at home and abroad, with extensive performances spanning the Eurasian continent and North America.  Shcherbakov was among the first of a generation of Soviet-Era composers who began to challenge totalitarian censorship in the latter 20th century and his original voice continues to captivate audiences.

Lauren Keiser’s Eros – revised score release

x077539 Keiser ErosWe are pleased to announce the impending release of the revised score to Eros by composer Lauren Keiser. The “Note from the Publisher” from the score’s back cover is included below.

Eros was given its world premiere in Moscow, Russia in the Hall of Composers at the XXIX Annual Fall Moscow New Music Festival sponsored by the Union of Russian Composers. It was the first American work to be premiered at the Festival in over two decades. In the following years, Eros has been presented by the Union of Ukrainian Composers at their Kiev International New Music Festival and by other orchestras in Russia and Ukraine.

This score is the first publication of the revised composition. The composer rewrote twenty-one seconds of music in the first movement, “Song” which is in this score.  The work was dedicated to Krzysztof Penderecki and  presented to him on the occasion of his 75th birthday.

Score will be available Spring 2015 through Hal Leonard (HL00042443). Parts on rental. For more information write to our publishing office.

Yevhen Stankovych – recent releases

X077583 Stankovych Rasputin scRasputin: Suite from the Ballet

Prior to 1991 Ukranian master composer Yevhen Stankovych’s works were regularly censored or banned by Soviet authorities.  The ballet “The Agony:  Rasputin” (originally titled “Prometheus”) was one such work. This suite from the ballet highlights Stankovych’s uniquenely pronounced affinity with the vernacular, blending folk motifs with orchestral colors in multilayered polyphony. “Rasputin” was first performed with its original music and libretto in 1989 in Skopje, Macedonia. Score HL00141935   Parts on rental.

Dictum 2: Chamber Symphony No. 10

Yevhen Stankovych is pioneer in the rebirth of the neo-romantic style in the second half of the 20th century At the beginning of the 1980’s he developed his own musical system, which he calls “polyphony of layers”:  Dictum for piano and strings is among the works written in this manner, composed shortly following the Chornobyl disaster is regarded as the only composition which adequately expresses the tragedy. Score HL00141937   Parts on rental.

Violin Concerto No. 2

Violin Cadenzas by Dima Tkachenko. Score HL00141934   Parts on rental.

Symphony No. 6

Stankovych’s sixth symphony casts a dramatic arc across its unconventional, continuous two-movement structure. Competing themes emerge in the brooding first movement, the tension between them eventually leading to a powerful emotional climax midway into the piece. The second movement, now stealing in on sustained violins, assumes a more meloncholy character as the themes introduced previously become intertwined, and ultimately dissolve into a murmuring, hopeful conclusion. Score HL00141936   Parts on rental.

Mirages for Flute, Clarinet, Percussion and Piano Trio

The full tonal palette of a six player ensemble containing winds, strings, percussion and piano is masterfully deployed by Stankovych, evoking shimmering images that are at times subtle and surprising at others. Duration ca. 11′. Score HL00141933   Complete set HL00141938

All scores available through Hal Leonard. For rental materials and information please contact our Rental Department.

David Schiff – Birthday Presents from Home

Portland OR skyline crop thumbDavid Schiff’s will mark his 70th birthday in August 2015. Two significant performances in his hometown this year will certainly give this Portland, Oregon composer a couple more reasons to celebrate.

The Oregon Symphony announced for its 2015/16 season they will debut 14 pieces, included among them Schiff’s Infernal, date tba.

Nonet no. 2 for string quartet and reed quintet will have its premiere at Chamber Music Northwest on July 23rd. Performers are the Dover String Quartet and the Akropolis Reed Quintet.

David Schiff’s music is published by Lauren Keiser Music Publishing.

2014 – 2015 Season Performance Calendar

June 2015

7     Bruce Adolphe – Tyrannosaurus Sue: A Cretaceous Concerto
Intersection – 2 perf.; Kelly Corcoran, Cond.

13   Steven Gerber – Spirituals for String Orchestra
New Hampshire Master Chorale – Dan Perkins, cond.

May 2015

2     Donald Crockett – Roethke Preludes
Northwestern University – Victor Yampolsky, cond.

6     Eric Ewazen – Concerto for Bassoon and Wind Orchestra
Grand Ledge HS – Risa Itsu, cond.; Ryan Gerhardt, soloist

7     Jules Demersseman – Carnival of Venice for Alto Saxophone and Band
Waverly HS, Lansing, MI – David Gorbe, cond.; A.J. Pratt, soloist

13   Eric Ewazen – Cascadian Concerto for Woodwind Quintet and Orchestra
Music Institute of Chicago – Larry Eckerling, cond., Attacca Quintet, soloist

15   Jules Demersseman – Carnival of Venice for Alto Saxophone and Band
Buckhorn HS, New Market, AL – Jacob Souder, cond.

17   Eric Ewazen – Down a River of Time
St Matthews Chamber Orchestra – David Sharp, Cond.; Camille Wells, Soloist

17   Bernhard Heiden – Diversion
Park Rapids Community Band – Russell Pesola, cond.; Michael Hanson, soloist

April 2015

8     Eric Ewazen – Concerto for Tuba or Bass Trombone and Band
Kansas University – Paul Popiel, conductor; Scott Watson, soloist

9     W.S. Gilbert & Sir Arthur Sullivan – The Mikado
University of Michigan – 5 performances

10   Reza Vali – Folk Songs: Set No. 14
Juilliard School of Music – Joel Sachs, conductor

12   Eric Ewazen – Concerto for Tuba or Bass Trombone and Orchestra
Arlington Philharmonic – Scott Wood, cond.; Matthew Gilford, soloist

14   Bernhard Heiden – Diversion
Stambaugh Youth Concert Band – Brandt Payne, cond; Daniel Slencsak, soloist

16   Eric Ewazen – Concerto for Tuba or Bass Trombone and Band
Cambridge HS, Milton, GA – Ryan Borger, cond.; Justin Harrell, soloist

17   Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Concerto for Trombone
Northeast, Texas Orchestra – Thomas Connely, cond.

18   George Walker – Antifonys (string orchestra version)
Grand Rapids Symphony – John Varineau

19   Bruce Adolphe – Tyrannosaurus Sue: A Cretaceous Concerto
Lynn University – Guillermo Figeuroa, conductor

19   Bernhard Heiden – Diversion
Millikin University – Gary Shaw, cond.; Blake Martin, soloist

21   Francois Borne – Carmen Fantasy (band)
Belmont University – Barry Kraus, cond.; Kathryn Roddy, Abigail Simpson, soloists

21   Gwyneth Walker – Open the Door
Evangel University – Larry Dissmore, cond.

22   Adolphus Hailstork – American Guernica
Winton Woods HS – Jordan Habel, Cond.

24   Adolphus Hailstork – American Guernica
Colorado State University – Rebecca Phillips, cond.

25   James Barnes – Concerto for Tuba and Band, Op. 96B
Ohio Northern University – Thomas Hunt, cond.

26   Eric Ewazen – Down a River of Time
Lebanon Valley College – Hannes Dietrich, cond.; Hannah Pell, soloist

26   Bernhard Heiden – Diversion
University of Pennsylvania Lock Haven – Seth F. Wollam, cond; Noell Fabian, soloist

30   Eric Ewazen – Concerto for Tuba or Bass Trombone and Orchestra
Boise State University – Craig Perdy, cond.; Shawn Atkinson, soloist

March 2015

7     Bruce Adolphe – Tyrannosaurus Sue: A Cretaceous Concerto
Orchestra of Northern New York – 2 perf. Kenneth Andrews, cond.

7     Eric Ewazen – Down a River of Time
Colorado Symphony Orchestra – David Luckington, conductor; Peter Cooper, soloist

7     Don Freund – Earthdance Concerto
Lawrence University – Andrew Mast, cond.; Nicholas Towas, soloist

8     Eric Ewazen – Concerto for Tuba or Bass Trombone and Orchestra
California Polytechnic State University – Dr. David Arrivee, Cond. Rose Doyle-Mason, Soloist

11   Francois Borne – Carmen Fantasy (band)
University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music – Brian Diller, cond.

12   Gwyneth Walker – Hints And Tappings from The Light of Three Mornings
Toledo Symphony Orchestra – Yaniv Segal, cond.

13   George Walker – Lyric for Strings
St. Mathew’s Music Guild – Thomas Neenan, Cond.

17   Daniel Dorff – Three Fun Fables (Chamber Ensemble)
Utah Symphony Orchestra – Vldimir Kulenovic, conductor

19   Bruce Adolphe – Tyrannosaurus Sue: A Cretaceous Concerto
Chamber Orchestra of the Springs – 2 perf. Thomas Wilson, cond.

21   Donald Crockett – Whistling in the Dark
University of Wisconsin Madison – Kyle Knox, cond.

21   Eric Ewazen – Concerto for Tuba or Bass Trombone and Band
Cuesta College – Jennifer Martin, cond.; Mark Miller, soloist

21   George Walker – Lyric for Strings
Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra – 2 Performances; Joseph Young, cond.

22   Eric Ewazen – Concerto No. 1 for Trombone and Orchestra
Southern Adventist University – Laurie Redmer Minner, cond.; Doug Warner, soloist

23   Bernhard Heiden – Diversion
Illinois State University – Martin H. Seggelke, cond.; Alex Pantazi, soloist

23   Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Concerto for Trombone
Hudson High School – Jack Young, Cond.

29   Eric Ewazen – Down a River of Time
Mid Texas Symphony Orchestra – David Mairs, conductor; Jennifer Berg, soloist

29   Don Freund – Hard Cells
Cleveland Institute of Music – Keith Fitch, cond.

29   Gwyneth Walker – Variations on “Amazing Grace”
University of Texas Austin – Scott Hanna, Cond.

30   James Barnes – Arioso and Presto Op. 108
API Inc. Japan – 5 perfs, Masaru Takamoto, James Barnes conds.; Hiroshi Hara, Nobuya Sugawa, soloists

31   David Holsinger – Easter Symphony: I. Kings
Washington and Lee University – Shane Lynch, conductor

31   David Holsinger – Easter Symphony: III. Symphonia Resurrectus
Washington and Lee University – Shane Lynch, conductor

31   David Holsinger – Easter Symphony: II. Deathtree

Washington and Lee University – Shane Lynch, conductor; Greg Parller, soloist

February 2015

5     George Walker – Lyric for Strings
New World Symphony – Michael Tilson Thomas, Cond.

8     Eric Ewazen – Concerto for Tuba or Bass Trombone and Orchestra
Alderson Broaddus College – Tim Dewitt, Cond.

10   George Walker – Lyric for Strings
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra – Chelsea Tipton, Cond.

15   Bruce Adolphe – Tyrannosaurus Sue: A Cretaceous Concerto
Project Youth And Chamber Music – Wes Kenney, conductor; Bruce Adolphe, narrator

18   Eric Ewazen – Shadowcatcher for Brass Quintet and Band
University of Akron – Galen S. Karriker, Cond. Faculty Brass Quintet

19   David Rimelis – Melody, Harmony, Rhythm
Classics 4 Kids – 3 perf. Dana Zimbric, Cond.; Sherry Williams, Narr.

21   Eric Ewazen – Visions of Light: Concerto No. 2 for Trombone and Band
University of Central Florida – Scott C. Tobias, Cond. Ryan Flint, Soloist

22   George Walker – Lyric for Strings
Ohio University – Steven Huang, Cond.

22   George Walker – Lyric for Strings
Toledo Symphony Orchestra – Damon Gupton, cond.

23   Eric Ewazen – Concerto for Bassoon and Wind Orchestra
University of Montana Missoula – 2 perf.; James Smart, Cond.; Susan Nelson, Soloist.

27   Eric Ewazen – Ballade for Bass or Tenor Trombone, Harp and String Orchestra
San Antonio Symphony – Akiko Fujimoto, Cond. Ilan Morgenstern, Soloist.

January 2015

17   Bruce Adolphe – Ta Woop!
Salt Lake Symphony Orchestra – Dr. Robert Baldwin, conductor

24   Bruce Adolphe – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Iris chamber Orchestra – Michel Stern, conductor; Sharon Roffman, soloist

December 2014

3     Donald Crockett – Dance Concerto
Ithaca College – Stephen Peterson, cond.; Richard Faria, soloist.

4     Steven Amundson – Angels’ Dance
Colorado State University – Wes Kenney, conductor

4     Sheila Silver – Dance Converging for Viola, Horn, Piano and Percussion
Stony Brook University – Amr Selim

5     Steven Amundson – Angels’ Dance
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra – John Morris Russell, conductor

5     Don Freund – Spinning Rounds
Gettysburg College – Russell McCutcheon, conductor

7     Daniel Kallman – A Holiday Hoedown (full orchestra)
Winona State University – Paul Vance, cond.

9     Steven Amundson – Angels’ Dance
Saginaw Symphony Orchestra – Brett Mitchell, conductor

9     Eric Ewazen – Concerto for Tuba or Bass Trombone and Orchestra
California State University Sacramento – Leo Eylar, conductor; Taylor Fong, soloist

9     Stephen Hartke – Wulfstan at the Millennium
Oberlin Conservatory – Timothy Weiss, conductor

11   Stephen Hartke – The Rose of the Winds for String Octet
Oberlin Conservatory – Timothy Weiss, cond.

12   Stephen Hartke – Meanwhile: Incidental Music to Imaginary Puppet Plays
University of California Los Angeles – Geoffrey Pope, conductor

13   Steven Amundson – Angels’ Dance
First Baptist Church of San Antonio – Aaron Coltufty, conductor

14   Steven Amundson – Angels’ Dance
Motor City Symphony Orchestra – Gregory Cunningham, cond.

14   Steven Amundson – Angels’ Dance
Texarkana Symphony Orchestra – Marc-Andre Bougie, conductor

14   Daniel Kallman – Messiah, Prince of Peace
Texarkana Symphony Orchestra – Marc-Andre Bougie, conductor

14   David Stock – East Wind
West Virginia University – Pamela Murchison, Soloist.

14   George Walker – Lyric for Strings: for Young Musicians
Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique de Quebec – Franciarc Dufoor, conductor

18   Steven Amundson – Angels’ Dance
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra – John Morris Russell, conductor

20   Daniel Kallman – A Holiday Hoedown (full orchestra)
Rockford Symphony Orchestra – 2 perf. Steven Larsen, conductor

26   Steven Amundson – Angels’ Dance
Portland Youth Philharmonic – David Hattner, conductor

November 2014

1     Eric Ewazen – Down a River of Time
The Strings of St. John’s – Gordon Johnston, conductor; Victor Houle, soloist

1     George Walker – Poeme
Oberlin Conservatory – Raphael Jimenez, conductor; Gregory Walker, soloist

3     Steven Gerber – Spirituals for String Orchestra
Hendrix College – 2 perf. Karen Griebling, conductor

7     Eric Ewazen – Down a River of Time
McGill University – 2 perf. Giles Auger, conductor/ Jacqueline Leclair, soloist

7     Adolphus Hailstork – American Guernica
College of New Jersey – David Vickerman, conductor

15   Carlo Giorgio Garofalo – Il Giocoliere (The Juggler)- Opera in the Bel Canto Style
Cailloux Theatre – Concert performance, excerpts. Levi Beck, voc; Tristan Canto, piano.

15   David Stock – Andiamo!
Erie Philharmonic Orchestra – World Premiere; Daniel Meyer, conductor

17   David Bennett – Bassoonata
North Crawford HS – Joan DeAlburquerque, Cond.; Harry Hindson, Soloist.

17   David Stock – East Wind
Ohio University – Pamela Murchison, Soloist.

19   Michael Schelle – Prayer for Solo Cello and 12 Winds
Kennesaw State University – David Kehler, conductor; Charae Kruger, soloist

20   George Walker – Lyric for Strings
Emporia State University – Dr. Jeremy Starr, conductor

21   W.S. Gilbert & Sir Arthur Sullivan – H.M.S. Pinafore
Knoxville Opera – Steven Condy, soloist; Sean Anderson, soloist; Brian Salesky, conductor

24   Don Freund – Soft Cells
Butler University – Dan Welcher, cond.

24   Don Freund – Soft Cells
University of Texas Austin – Dan Welcher, conductor

October 2014

3     Donald Crockett – Dance Concerto
University of Wisconsin Madison – Scott Teeple, cond.; Les Thimmig, soloist

4     Peter Hamlin – The Thief of Time
St. Olaf College – Steven Amundson, conductor

13   Adolphus Hailstork – American Guernica
Miami University Ohio – Gary Speck, cond.

19   Reza Vali – Folk Songs: Set No. 10
Dockland Sinfonia – Spencer Down, conductor; Honey Rouhoni, soloist

25   Michael Schelle – Extraction on No. 8
Rockford Symphony Orchestra – Steven Larsen, conductor

September 2014

14   James Barnes – Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Paganini
Wind Project of Scharding – Martin Hauer, cond.

14   Eric Ewazen – Concerto for Tuba or Bass Trombone and Band
Wind Project of Scharding – Alois Popst, conductor; Lisa Hochwimmer, soloist

14   Percy Aldridge Grainger – Molly on the Shore
Wind Project of Scharding – Martin Hauer, cond.

16   David Stock – Klezmer Dreams
Music at Rodef Shalom – World Premiere, Pittsburgh Chamber Players

20   Donald Crockett – Whistling in the Dark
University of Southern California – Donald Crockett, conductor

26   Michael Schelle – The Big Night
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra – Neal Gittlerman

30   Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson – Sinfonietta No. 1 For Strings
Sphinx Organization –

August 2014

16   Eric Ewazen – Concerto for Tuba or Bass Trombone and Orchestra
Jeju Philharmonic Orchestra –

16   David Schiff – Speaking in Drums: Concerto for Timpani and String Orchestra
Lake Tahoe Music Festival – Aaron McDonald, soloist; Joel Revzen, conductor

July 2014

1     David Stock – Percussion Concerto
Boston Modern Orchestra Project – Gil Rose, conductor; Lisa Pegher, soloist

2     Bernhard Heiden – Diversion
Teaneck Community Band – Tzvan Cooper, conductor; Paul Cohen, soloist

6     Donald Crockett – To Airy Thinness Beat: Chamber Concerto for Viola and Six Instruments
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), NYC – New Juilliard Ensemble, Joel Sachs, conductor

12   Adolphus Hailstork – Symphony No. 1
Grand Rapids Symphony – Lodington, Conductor

19   Adolphus Hailstork – American Guernica
Interlochen Arts Academy – Jerry Junkin, cond.

26   Donald Crockett – Celestial Mechanics for Oboe and String Quartet
Chamber Music Conference Composers Forum of the East – Artist-Faculty ensemble at Bennington Chamber
Music Conference

26   Ricardo Lorenz – Pataruco: Concerto for Maracas and Orchestra
Wintergreen Summer Music Festival – Andres Franco, Conductor; Alcides Rodriguez, Soloist

27   George Walker – Lyric for Strings
Convention Orchestra of NANM – Joseph Taylor, conductor

June 2014

25   Charles Young – Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble
US Army Field Band – Brian Sacawa, alto saxophone soloist; Timothy Holtan, conductor

2015 Birthdays and Anniversaries

BalloonsComposer milestone dates we honor and celebrate this year include~

Bruce Adolphe’s 60th birthday Jun. 1

Donald Crockett’s 60th birthday Apr. 1

Robert Dick’s 65th birthday Jan. 4

Bernhard Heiden’s 15th anniversary of death Apr. 30

Michael Schelle’s 65th birthday Jan. 22

David Schiff’s 70th birthday Aug. 30

Judith Lang Zaimont’s 70th birthday Nov. 8

Bruce Adolphe 2015-16 Performance Highlights

Composer Bruce Adolphe

Bruce Adolphe’s violin concerto inspired by the legacy of Joachim Prinz, I Will Not Remain Silent, will receive its European Premiere in Lucerne, Switzerland on April 29, 2015. The Human Rights Orchestra (co-commission with IRIS/ Michael Stern), conducted by Alessio Allegrini
gives the performance featuring violinist Ilya Gringolts.

From June 15 to 29, 2015, the Off the Hook Festival in Colorado presents performances in Fort Collins, Boulder, and Denver of several works by Bruce Adolphe, including Whispers of Mortality (string quartet no 4) and Fra(nz)g-mentation both played by the Miami String Quartet; and Self Comes to Mind for cello and two percussionists featuring cellist Bion Tsang.

July 10, 2016 Fabio Luisi conducts the world premiere of Bruce Adolphe’s Piano Concerto with Carlo Grante, soloist, and the Zürich Philharmonia at the Zürich Opera House.