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for flute, harpsichord, and strings or flute and piano The instrumentation is the same as Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.5. The Suite is made up of six movements ranging from `a Bach-like Aria' to a 'Richard Rodgers-style Waltz'. Rutter's own style comes forth most strongly in the final Rondeau with its characteristically forward-driving rhythms and beautiful melodic lines. Evoking an 'antique' spirit, each movement is based on a Baroque or Classical style. Full scores and parts are available on hire.
Inhabiting the vivid harmonic world of the Third Symphony, Knussen's Cantata for oboe and string trio ranges from a wild, elaborately ornamented climax to a poignant, rocking Lullaby of great tenderness. This compact ten-minute work is the third panel in a triptych comprising Autumnal for violin and piano and Sonya's Lullaby for piano. 'An absolutely beguiling work.' Washington Post (Stephen Brookes), 13 April 2014
Inspired by the sight of birds soaring and dipping over the peaks of the Swiss Alps, George Benjamin's Flight for solo flute (1979) unfold over a clear and dramatic 8-minute span, alternating lyrical passages - characterised by keening glissandi - with spectacular virtuosic flourishes.
Contains two versions of the vocal parts - for SATB and piano or orchestra, or SS or SA and piano or orchestra.
These four cabaret songs, 'Tell me the truth about Love', 'Funeral Blues', 'Johnny' and 'Calypso' were written in the 1930's as part of Britten's fruitful friendship with W.H. Auden.
This four-volume discography, in chronological segments from 1947 to 1974, purports to cover every recording Atlantic Records ever issued, in serial order, with minor exceptions. . . . It looks like a good job. . . . For collectors it is invaluable. Choice
Two at the Piano presents 50 duets for beginner pianists by composer Josef Gruber, and is part of the Waterman/Harewood Piano Series, devised jointly by the world famous piano teacher Dame Fanny Waterman and her co-founder of the Leeds International Piano Competition, Marion Harewood (now Thorpe). It is established as one of the foremost piano methods and represents a distillation of the thoroughness, inspiration and sense of adventure that characterize Dame Fanny Waterman's own teaching methods. The excellence of the musical material and attractive presentation have won universal acclaim.
The First Book of Bassoon Solos has been prepared for the true beginner by Walter Bergmann and Lyndon Hilling, who both have composed several original pieces within this book as well. The 28 pieces are arranged in an approximate order of difficulty to provide a wide range of music for study and performance. They should be practiced and performed with careful attention to intonation, rhythm, dynamics, tone quality, character, style and deportment.
Vocal score for the operetta Paul Bunyan, the story of the American folk hero follows the development of the American continent from virgin forest to civilization. It does so in a deliberately eclectic style. Spoken dialogue is interspersed with set numbers and interludes with narrative and guitar accompaniment. Although often light-hearted, it is a deeply serious, poetic and tender work.
This thoughtful, delicate, dramatic and at times joyful Stabat Mater, is the vocal work that established Franz Joseph Haydn throughout Europe as a great composer of religious music during the 18th Century. Arranged for mixed SATB chorus, SAT soloists with a piano reduction.