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Jean Sibelius Symphony no. 4 in A Minor op.63 M1001 .S567 op.63 1998

Musical Theater:

Bruce Montgomery and Arthur S. Sullivan Thespis or the Gods Grown Old M1503.M79 T44 2016


Sergei Prokofiev Selected Pieces for Viola and Piano from the ballet “Romeo and Juliet” Arr. Vadim Borisovsky M228.P964 R71 2007

Oscar Zimmerman Solos for the Double Bass Player with Piano Accompaniment M237.Z55 S6 1966

Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf Double Bass Concerto in E Major Henle Verlag M1018 .D6 K.172 2011

Paul Hindemith Sonata for French Horn or Alto Saxophone and Piano M271.A4 H56 1984

Heitor Villa-Lobos Fantasia for Saxophone and Orchestra- Piano Reduction M1035.S4 V55 2011

Paul Creston Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra Piano Reduction M1035.S4 C74 op.26 1966

William Bolcom Housemusic for Flute and Piano M242.B675 H68 2016

Richard Danielpour Piano Fantasy for Solo Piano M25.D185 F3 2016

Gary Burton 6 Unaccompanied Solos for Vibe M175.X6 B87 1995

Various Composers Yorke Solos Volume One for Unaccompanied Double Bass M56 .Y67 1979

Steve Reich Nagoya Marimbas for Two Marimbas M298.R45 N3 1998

The New Best of Wayne Shorter for Solo Saxophone M106.S56 N4 2004


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New Arrivals!


New Musical Theater CDs

Cagney the Musical Original New York Cast Recording CD 2780

Himself and Nora 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording CD 2778

Simply Heavenly Original Cast Recording CD 2779

Lazarus Original Cast Recording CD 2777

Disaster Original Cast Recording CD 2783

Robber Bridegroom 2016 Cast Recording CD 2781

Like You Like It Studio Cast Radcording CD 2782

Songs from Shuffle Along CD 2787

The Crucible Philip Glass CD 2788


Other New CDs

A Seat at the Table Solange CD 2771

Music from the Motion Picture: When Harry Met Sally… Harry Connick, Jr. CD 2786

The Writing’s On the Wall Destiny’s Child CD 2784

Concerto for Cello and Ten Players; Piano Trio No. 1; Sextet Richard Wernick CD 2775

Eighth Symphony; Fourth Piano Concerto Charles Wuorinen CD 2776

Cuatro Corridos: A Chamber Opera Various Artists CD 2773


Dance for Camera 2: Dance Films from Around the World  ML DVD 269

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Rest in Peace Leonard Cohen

Poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen passed away last week. Everyone has been touched by his songs and lyrics at some point in time.

Malcolm Gladwell recently did a feature on his podcast “Revisionist History” on the writing of Hallelujah, and the song’s slow ascent to fame.

Take a moment to remember the life of Leonard Cohen, and take a listen:

“Hallelujah” is about the role that time and iteration play in the production of genius, and how some of the most memorable works of art had modest and undistinguished births.


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Kronos Collection: Volumes 1 and 2 for String Quartet M451 .K76 2006

Jonathan Bisesi Log Cabin Blues for Brass Quintet with Solo Xylophone M685.G74 L64 2016

Jacob Druckman Reflections on the Nature of Water for Solo Marimba M175.X6 D84 2000

David Friedman and Dave Samuels Carousel for Vibraphone and Marimba M298.F77 C37 1985

Gordon Stout Four Faces for marimba, percussion quartet, and bass M685.S768 F68 2015

Marc Mellits Tachycardia for two alto saxophones M289.M45 T3 2014

George Vance Progressive Repertoire for the Double Bass Vol. 1-3 MT322.V36 P76 2000

Dominico Dragonetti Concerto in A Major for String Bass and Piano M1018 .D73 S36 1963

Pierre Lantier Sicilienne for alto Saxophone and Piano M269.L36 S55 1944

Schubert Arpeggione Sonata for Cello Henle Verlag M236.S375 D.821 1995

Christopher Fulkerson Suite for Cello Solo M52.F85 S85 2015

Avner Dorman Impact for percussion and amplified cello M385.D766 I66 2015

Chopin Preludes Henle Verlag for Piano M22.C545 P76 2007


Ravel La Valse M1520.R26 V35 2008

Sibelius Symphony No. 6 M1001 .S567 op.104 1997

Richard Strauss Burleske for Piano and Orchestra Full Score M1010.S86 B8 2005


William Bolcom Cabaret Songs Complete for Medium Voice M1620.B63 C3 2009

Benedetto Marcello Cassandra for voice and recitative accompaniment  M2 .R238 v.192


Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata for Violoncello and Pianoforte Op 69 First Movement ML96.5 .B44


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November DPA Performances!

November is a month full of music and events in Katzen and Greenberg! Come out and support your friends or classmates in any of these student group performances happening in your backyard.


Chamber Singers Concert: Election Edition


November 5th at 8pm & November 6th at 3pm in the Abramson Family Recital Hall

The AU Chamber Singers reflect on the meaning of peace and democracy by exploring the tradition of protest and political songs in the US dating from the American Revolutionary War to present day.
Settings of great words by Lincoln, Jefferson, Kofi Annan, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jan Amos Comenius, and the Bible among others. Choral music by Billings, Schütz, Thompson, Byrd, Bono, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Oscar Peterson, Jiøí Laburda, and others.
Tickets: $5 Students, seniors and AU Community, $10 others

Choreolab 2016: Creative Differences


November 9th at 8pm in the Greenberg Theatre

Erin Foreman-Murray, artistic director. AU student choreographers present an exciting evening of concert dance. You will see an array of works-in-progress by these emerging choreographers. Tickets: $5

JQA: A Theatrical Inquiry


November 10th, 11th at 8pm and November 12th at 2pm and 8pm in the Studio Theatre

By Aaron Posner and The JQA Team

Directed by Aaron Posner and Jenna Duncan
John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States and son of the second president, was the ultimate Washington insider. Part of a political dynasty, Adams was known for having contradictory views, some conservative and some liberal. Who exactly was this remarkable (or unremarkable) president? And what can we learn from him and his complex legacy?
Tickets: $10-15

Music of the Spheres


November 11th at 8pm in the Abramson Family Recital Hall

Ben Sonderman, director. Join the AU Symphonic Band for a celestial journey as they perform works inspired by the cosmos. Music influenced by science and science fiction will share the same stage. Tickets: $5 Students, seniors and AU Community, $10 others

Schubert, Sibelius, Bartok, Bizet, and Tcherepnin


November 12 at 8pm & November 13th at 3pm in the Abramson Family Recital Hall

The American University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Matthew Brown, kicks off its season with a wide variety of great works. The program begins with the little-known but gorgeous piece La Princesse Lointaineby Nikolai Tcherepnin. Violist Christopher Hacnik, Class of 2018, one of the three winners of the 2016 American University Concerto and Aria Competition, performs the great Bartók Viola Concerto. Selections from Bizet’s Carmen Suites I and II are followed by Franz Schubert’s sublime Symphony no. 8 (Unfinished). The program concludes with the epic tone poem Finlandia by Sibelius.


The Music of Steve Reich


November 18th at 8pm in the Abramson Family Recital Hall


 Noah Getz, director. The AU Workshop explores the music of Steve Reich in celebration of his 80th birthday. Reich was one of the founders of minimalism and he remains one of its most creative and active proponents. Enjoy works by Reich and other minimalist composers that have been influenced by this renowned American composer.

Tickets: $5 Students, seniors and AU Community, $10 others

Fall for Jazz


December 2nd at 8pm in the Abramson Family Recital Hall

The AU Jazz Orchestra, directed by Joshua Bayer, and the Jazz Academy of Music, directed by Paul Carr, will perform a varied program of big band music including swing, bebop, and blues.Tickets: $5 Students, seniors and AU Community, $10 others


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New Arrivals


Beyonce Lemonade CD 2756

Pride & Prejudice: music from the motion picture CD 2757

Bruce Springsteen Greetings from Asbury Park CD 2761

John Pizzarelli John Pizzarelli Salutes Johnny Mercer CD 2701

Magic to Do: a new musical from Stephen Schwartz CD 2745

West Side Story: the New Broadway Cast Recording CD 2760


Michael Becker Long Tone Duets for Trombone MT465 .B3 2015

Dimitri Kabalevsky Piano Concerto no 3 op.50 M1010 .K13 op.50 2015

Juliana Hodkinson Lightness for 3 Percussionists  M385.H63 L54 2015

Nils Rohwer Mimikry duet for two marimbas M298.R64 M5 2015


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New Music!


Fats Domino All Time Greatest Hits CD 2714

John Cocuzzi Groove Merchant CD 2683

Encyclopedia of Boogie Woogie CD 2653


Florence Foster Jenkins: A World of Her Own ML DVD 250


Joan Tower White Water, String Quartet no.5 M452.T78 W55 2015

Anthony Iannaccone Aria Concertante no.1 for Cello and Piano M233.I23 A75 2016

Franz Schubert Sonata in A Minor “Arpeggione” for Cello and Piano M236.S375 D.821 1953

Elliott Carter Retracing V for Solo Trombone M92.C377 R38 2016

Elliott Carter Retracing IV for Solo Tuba M97.C37 R48 2016

Astor Pizzola Medi Tango for 4 Octave Marimba and Vibraphone M298.P53 M44 2004

Jan Freicher Flight: Three Solos for Vibraphone M175.X6 F744 2014

Alice Gomez Marimba Flamenca for Unaccompanied Marimba M175.X6 G64 2014

Eckhard Kopetzki Marimba Joy: 9 Marimba Solos for 4 Mallets M175.X6 K67 2011

Paul Smadback Rhythm Song for one or more marimbas M175.X6 S57 1991

Scott Joplin Ragtime Collection for Xylophone and Marimba M298.J67 R3 2014

Mitchell Peters Waves for Marimba M175.X6 P473 1975




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