Summer Jams – Avi Avital on Mandolin




It’s summer here at the Katzen Arts Center – you can tell by the presence of children here for music camp. We’re busy here in the Music Library, scanning sheet music and spiffing up the place for the fall.

But not so busy that we can’t take a moment with some new arrivals.

Enter Avi Avital. Venerable classical label Deutsche Grammophon – with their wonderful trademark shade of yellow – has released Mr. Avital’s newest, and it slays. This is music for mandolin, and the selections on this record are all over the map: Bartok and Villa-Lobos but also some lesser-known pieces by Bloch, Bat Chaim, Falla, and Piazzolla. Dig, too, some mean renderings of traditional Bulgarian and Welsh music. A lot of this is fun, enthusiastic music, and Avital is nothing short of amazing on mandolin.

Seriously, this guy shreds.

I have said it before, but the best part about working in and being around the AU Music Library is getting turned on to new music that you haven’t heard before. This new CD was ordered and recommended by one of our part time staff members – himself an avid mandolinist – and it’s fun to have the human beings around you getting excited and passionate about great music. No need for fancy algorithms here. Nor do we really want some famous person far away setting up our playlist. No, it’s more fun to get recs from people close by. Yes, this is a plug and yes you should stop by the music library for a recommendation or three.

Hail summer and hail virtuoso mandolin playing!

CD 1429

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New Arrivals!

We’ve got a nice selection of all kinds of creative mediums in our new arrivals today! Get excited about some music history, brass quintets, and Madonna :)

New CDs!

MDNA, Madonna – CD 636

St. Carolyn By The Sea, Bryce Dessner / Suite from “There Will Be Blood”, Jonny Greenwood – CD 554

Way To Normal, Ben Folds – CD 983

Links: New concerto for Saxophone & Wind Ensemble, Virginia Wind Symphony – CD 10310

New American Masters, Volume 5, World Premiere Recordings of Newly Commissioned Works – CD 10309

New Books!

Twentieth Century Music; A History of Musical Style in Modern Europe and America, Robert P. Morgan – ML 197 .M675 1991

New Scores!

Dichotomy; For Brass Quintet, Scott Wilkinson – M 557.4 .W55 D53 2014

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And finally! Here’s the last of the latest huge batch of new scores!

Voices from the Heartland (American Songbook VII), George Crumb – M 1613.3 .C92 V782 2014

Russian Sacred Music for Chorus, ed. Noelle Mann – M 2082 .R87 2013

Piano Duets, Monika Twelsiek – M 200 .P53 2014

Missa in C minor, W. A. Mozart – M 2013 .M93 K427 1987

Stabat Mater, Antonio Caldera – M 2021 .C25 S73 2014

Helene, Charles Camille Saent-Saens – M 1500 .S15 H45 2014



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Even More New Scores!!!

As if y’all weren’t excited enough by yesterday’s flood of new arrivals, here are even MORE new scores for you to peruse and enjoy!


for Stephanie (on our wedding day), Nicholas Deyoe – M 52 .D49 F67 2014

Three Lyrics of Edna St. Vincent Millay: for trumpet and marimba, Eric Ewazen – M 298 .E93 T58 2014

Three Lyrics of Edna St. Vincent Millay: for trumpet in C and piano, Eric Ewazen – M 261 .E93 T58 2014

The Klezmer Fiddler, arr. Edward Huws Jones – M 43 .K64 2013

Concerto pour piano No. 2, Dimitri Chostakovitch – M 1011 .S55 op. 102 2014

The Best of Mark Hayes for Solo Voice: Medium High Voice, Mark Hayes – M 2106 .H39 B47 2013

The Best of Mark Hayes for Solo Voice: Medium Low Voice, Mark Hayes – M 2106 .H39 B472 2013

O lord Most Holy (Panis Angelicus) for Voice and Piano, Cesar Franck – M 2104 .F72 P3 1926

Pieces of Eight for Piano, Richard Wernick – M 25 .W47 P54 2014

Port Lockroy, Antarctica: for orchestra, Maxwell Davies – M 1045 .D385 P67 2013

3 Latviesu tautas dziesmas, Peteris Vasks – M 1613.3 .V38 L38 2013

Passion: 9 Pieces for Guitar, Enrico Baldassarre – M 126 .B217 P37 2014

Contemporary Duets for Trumpet, Robert Nagel – M 288 .N34 C66 2012

Venetian Blinds, Michael Daugherty – M 24 .D34 V46 2013

Advanced Level Quartets, arr. Laszlo Zempleni – M 486 .A38 2013

The Timid Maiden: for soprano saxaphone and piano, Pasquale Tallarico – M 269 .T35 2013

Music of the Masters: trombone quartet, Robin Benton – M 457.4 .M87 2013


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New Scores!

Take a look at our first batch of new arrivals! More coming your way soon, we’ve got tons and tons of radical scores for y’all to make music with!

Two And Single Body, Casey Cangelosi – M 298 .C3 T96 2013

Overture to Ludwig Van Beethoven’s 6th Symphony for Timpani, Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen – M 785 .044 084 2012

Quilt: duet for vibraphone and orchestra bells, Stuart Saunders Smith – M 298 .S65 Q55 2013

Encore in G Major: marimba solo, Casey Cangelosi – M 175 .X6 C358 2013

Southeastern Rhapsody for Trombone and Piano, Frank Gulino – M 263 .G85 S68 2013

Tango Para Percussion, Lalo Schifrin – M 585 .S37 T36 2014

Kammerkonzert for Horn and Piano, Jan Bach – M 1129 .B33 K36 2013

Opening for Solo Marimba, Casey Cangelosi – M 175 .X6 C36 2013

Noggin: Four Pieces for Piano – M 25 .W253 N64 2013

Missa brevis St Joannis de Deo, Haydn – M 2013 .H415 HXXII no. 7 1964

The Martyrs: Opera in Two Acts, Pasatieri – M 1500 .P37 M37 2014

Three Lyrics of Edna St Vincent Millay, Eric Ewazen – M 1621 .E93 T57 2014

Nocturne for Vibraphone and Marimba, Casey Cangelosi – M 298.5 .C36 N63 2014

Path of History: variations for guitar, Luis Ochoa – M 127 .036 P38 2013

Quintet Op. 20: For 2 Violins, Viola, and 2 Cellos, Emanuele Delucchi – M 552 .D45 op. 20 2012

String Quartet No. 4 with Live Electronics, Jonathan Harvey – M 452 .H37 S77 2013

River Runner: tenor trombone and piano, Stephen Lias – M 263 .L53 R58 2013

The Baroque Era: Early Intermediate Level, complied & edited by Richard Walters - M 21 .B29 2014

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New CD Arrivals!

We’ve got quite a selection of new CDs for y’all to peruse in your spare summer time over here at the music library! Take a break from hanging out in the heat and find some new tunes!

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Original Broadway Cast Recording – CD 10315

All I Care About Is Love, David Serero – CD 10314

Flood Songs, Solaris Vocal Ensemble – CD 10313

North American Masters, Volume 5 – CD 10309

Links, New Concertos for Saxophone & Wind Ensemble – CD 10310

From The Keyboard, “The President’s Own” Marine Band – CD 10311

Embrace the Wind: chamber Music for the Native American Flute – CD 10312

One touch of Venus, Melissa Errico – CD 470

A Menacing Plume, Rand Steiger – CD 216

Insight: New Music for double Bass, Anthony Stoops – CD 86

Julius Monk’s Upstairs at the Downstairs presents “Seven Come Eleven” – CD 1028

Cowardy Custard, Original Cast Recording – CD 1555

Sacred Songs, James Primosch – CD 1565

A River Rose: Music for Violin, Stuart Saunders Smith – CD 405

Eight Pieces (1938 – 1997), George Perle – CD 1454

Mozart Piano Concertos, Vol. 4 - CD 503

Rocky, Original Broadway Cast Recording – CD 10317

the Bridges of Madison County, Original Broadway Cast Recording - CD 10316

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Bonnaroo Picks!


Bonnaroo is a 4-day music festival coming up from June 12 – 15 held in Manchester, Tennesee. In it’s 12 year, Bonnaroo hosts music from a wide variety of genres, from folk and blues to alternative rock and electronica.

One of our part timers is making the trek down this year – but if you’re not going, here are some Music Library Picks from acts on the line-up!

Elton John, Greatest Hits 1970 – 2002 – CD 9550

Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – CD 10247

Neutral Milk Hotel, In The Aeroplane Over The Sea – CD 10149

Lionel Richie, Time – CD 2557

Janelle Monae, The Chase Suite – CD 9468

Carolina Chocolate Drops, Genuine Negro Jig – CD 10262

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