New CDs! :)

A new batch of CDs just came in today. Come listen with us!

Hamilton, An American Musical – CD 10488

J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive – CD 10479

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten, soundtrack album – CD 10485

Masta Ace Incorporated – SlaughtaHouse – CD 10453

Paul Lansky – Contemplating Weather – CD 10493

The United States Air Force Band – An American Dream – CD 10492

Juan Pablo Contreras – Silencio En Juarez – CD 10495

Chris Potter, Underground Orchestra – Imaginary Cities – CD 10480

Jeffrey Lependorf – Journeys Have Destinations of which the Traveler is Unaware – CD 10494



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New scores!

We received a new patch of scores that are now available!

Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 30 (transcribed for solo piano) – M37 .R23 Op.30 L3 2014

Feldman – The Possibility of a New Work for Electric Guitar – M142 .E4 F4 2015

Daniel Cathey – Save My Sanity – M175 .X6 C38 S2 2003

Lowell Liebermann – Three Lullabies for two pianos – M214 .L48 op. 76 2015

George Gershwin – Three Preludes for clarinet and piano – M252 .G38 P74 2014

Chen Yi – Ox Tail Dance (Mvt. 1 from Chinese Ancient Dances) – M259 .C44 C48 2015

Shulamit Ran – A due for violin and violoncello – M287 .R253 A13 2015

Richard Wernick – Sonatina in the Shape of a Pearl for violin and cello – M287 .W38 S6 2015

Jose Serebrier – Samson and Buddha for two Flutes – M289 .S424 S26 2015

Micheal Torke – Winter Trio – M312 .T68 W5 2015

Peter Maxwell Davies – Military March No. 2 for string quartet – M452 .D268 M52 2015

George Gershwin – Lullaby for string quartet – M452 .G352 L8 2015

David Del Tredici – Belgian Bliss for woodwind quintet – M557 .D33 B45 2015

Magnus Lindberg – Violin Concerto – M1013 .L742 2015

Lukas Foss – Elegy for clarinet and piano – M1025 .F67 E43 2015

Richard Danielpour – Symphony for Strings “…For Love is Strong As Death…” – M1101 .D25 2015

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich – Concerto Elegia for flute and string orchestra – M1121 .Z85 C6 2015

Igor Stravinsky – Renard (vocal score) – M1523 .S92 R46 2014

Philip Glass – Three Songs for SATB choir – M1582 .G63 T54 2015

Philip Glass – Symphony No. 10 – M1001 .G5 No.10 2012

Stephen Paulus – A Babe is Born for triple choir and brass septet – M2021 .P295 B23 2014

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Two Music Events Too Cool To Miss

These two cool music events in DC are way to cool to miss.

This Thursday, Nov. 12th, a show by Calm and Crisis, an alternative rock band made up of AU students, will be going down at DC 9 at 9:00 PM, and they will be opening for a touring band called Dilly Dally. A Calm and Crisis show is a guaranteed good time (I know from first hand experience), full of energy and excitement. Gastón Reboredo, a fan who has been to several of their shows, put it the best way saying that “Calm & Crisis brings a unique kind of energy to their memorable live performances. The raw power and emotion they bring invokes a passionate response from their audience and their music plucks the heartstrings of all who hear it.” Come on out and support your own! Check out their bandcamp and facebook for a preview of their sound!


The second event is “An Evening with Timbaland” – Thursday, Nov 19th, at 6:30 PM at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library-Central Library.

Timbaland… Yea I said it, the producer who has worked with Kanye, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nas, Madonna and many more! As a songwriter he has written as of 2014 85 UK hits and 99 hits Stateside. That is incredible! With the release of his book, he is now touring to talk about his music career along with his creative process as the Executive Producer behind the hit television show Empire. This is a really great event for not only those who love his work, but also those who aspire to work in the music industry. It’s a one in a lifetime even to learn from a great! RSVP ticket + book holders will also receive an Empire gift bag and t-shirt AND, there will be an opportunity for photos! Click here for more details!


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Just in! Everything from Les Paul to John Cage to “No, No, Nanette”, the Original Broadway Cast recording! Stop by the library to check these out!


Les Paul  – The Legend & The Legacy – CD 10451

Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell – CD 10467

Peter Gabriel – So – CD 10469

Billy Joel – The Complete Hits Collection: 1973-1997 – CD 10466

Roger Sessions – Music for Violin & Piano – CD 10470

John Cage – Works For Percussion, Vol. 1 (1935-1941) – CD 10452

Tcherepnin: Narcisse et Echo – CD 10478

Stefan Wolpe, Vol. 7 – Music for Violin and Piano (1924-1966) – CD 10439

Max Kowalski – Lieder, Performed by Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone) and Therese Lindquist (Piano) – CD 10428

Black Violin – Stereotypes – CD 10455

Snarky Puppy and Metropole Orkest – Sylva – CD 10454

Tokio Confidential, A New Musical – CD 10427

No, No, Nanette, Original Broadway Cast Recording – CD 10461

Doctor Zhivago, A New Musical, Original Broadway Cast Recording – CD 10472

It Shoulda Been You, Original Broadway Cast Recording – CD 10476

The Threepenny Opera, Original Cast Album – CD 10462

The Scottsboro Boys, Original London Cast – CD 10475

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Great pieces of music just in at the library! :)

Ellen Taaffe – Fantasy for solo Viola – M49 .Z95 F36 2015

R. Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Sussex Folk Tunes for Violoncello and Orchestra – M1017 .V385 F36 2015

David Maslanka – Concerto for Marimba and Band – M1205 .M375 C4 1990

Chen Yi – Northern Scenes for Piano – M25 .C47 N87 2015

Ottorino Respighi – Concerto All’Antica, Concerto in la Minore for violin and orchestra – M1013 .R434 C72 2015

Astor Piazzolla – 40 Piazzolla Tangos for Piano – M35 .P53 F67 2015

David Steinquest – Uncommon Times, a Marimba solo – M175 .X6 S745 2001

David Maslanka – My Lady White, three songs for solo marimba – M175 .X6 M379 2014

Clair Omar Musser – Etude in C Major Op. 6 No. 10 – M175 .X6 M87 op. 6 no. 10 2015

Gordon Stout – Two Mexican Dances for Marimba – M175 .X6 S76 T6 1977

Kai Stensgaard – Spanish Dance – M298 .S75 S63 2015

Mozart – Horquintett Es-dur KV 407 (386c) – M562 .M68 K. 407 2010

Samuel Adler – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra – M1013 .A35 T38 2015

Elliott Carter – Instances for Chamber Orchestra – M1045 .C378 I5 2013

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We received four new CDs and a DVD. Stop by the music library to check them out!!

Funkadelic’s “Maggot Brain” CD – 10457

Funkadelic’s “Funkadelic”  CD – 10459

Parliament’s “Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome CD – 10458

Steven Reich’s “Radio Rewrite” CD – 10456

“Salad Days, A decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)”  DVD – 180

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Connected: Music In The Museum

There’s a concert this Thursday of a new series in the museum that everyone should check out!!

The premier concert of this CONNECTED series, entitled elements – Five Transfigurations for Cello and Computer features composer Steve Antosca, music technology by our very own William Brent and Tobias Werner on cello.
elements explores aspects of extended performance techniques, gestures, timbre, and characteristics of the cello, and blends these sonic qualities with real-time computer processing. Audiences are encouraged to wander through the museum while listening to the concert for a full experience of visual art and music!!


Where? American University Museum at the Katzen Art Center

When? Thursday, October 8th at 7:30 PM

To learn more about the work of each artist, click on the links below!

Steve Antosca’s website    

William Brent’s website

Tobias Werner’s website

For more information you can contact Lucy Crowley at or at  202-885-1300

Event Website

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