New Scores for Summer

New Scores for Summer

Many, many new scores for your perusal! Check them out on the new stuff cart. Links coming as soon as the library catalog switches over in a few weeks.

Yann Tiersen, Piano Works (solo piano, includes music from the film Amelie) M22 .T53 P52 2011
Samuel Adler, Four Choreographies (solo piano) M24 .A25 C4 2017
Howard Hanson, Symphonic Rhapsody, Op. 14 (solo piano, ed. Scott Watkins) M25 .H251 S989 2017

Emmanuel Sejourne, Attraction Solo (solo percussion and tape) M146 .S456 A88 2017
Keiko Abe, Works for Solo Marimba (marimba) M175 .X6 A232 1997

William Bolcom, Primer and Other Duets for One Piano/Four Hands (piano four-hands) M204 .B65 P75 2017
Stephen Sondheim, Concertino for Two Pianos (two pianos, four hands) M214 .S694 C6 2017
Fritz Kreisler, Tambourin Chinois (arr. George Hamilton Green, xylophone and piano) M285 .X9 K67 2014
J.S. Bach, Fifteen Two-Part Inventions (saxophone duet, arr. Larry Teal) M289 .B21 I52 1969
Astor Piazzolla, Tango Suite para duo guitarras (marimba duet, arr. Kevin Super) M298 .P53 T36 1998
Ivan Trevino, 2+1 (marimba duet) M298 .T74 T96 2013

Bedrich Smetana, Trio in G minor (piano, violin, ‘cello) M312 .S637 op.15 2008
Carlos Jobim, Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim (piano trio, arr. Bert Ligon) M313 .J612 M87 2016
Peter Schickele, Dances for Three (two clarinets, bassoon) M357.2 .S27 D3 1986

Emma Lou Diemer, Movement (flute, oboe, clarinet, piano) M417 .D558 M6 2017
Philip Glass, Company No. 2 (string quartet, or string orchestra) M452 .G53 C66 2000z
Anton Webern, Langsamer Satz (string quartet) M452 .W37 L41 1965
Flor Peeters, Suite (trombone quartet) M457 .P46 op.82 1959
Paul Lansky, Springs (percussion quartet) M485 .L298 S67 2017

Eric Ewazen, Roaring Fork (wind quintet: flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon) M557 .E93 R63 1997

Shulamit Ran, Violin Concerto (piano reduction and violin part) M1013 .R175 C6 2017
Anders Koppel, Concerto No. 1 (marimba and orchestra/piano reduction) M1039.4 .X9 K66 2015
Chen Yi, The Ancient Chinese Beauty (recorders and string orchestra, score) M1134 .R4 C54 2008
Kiu-Kwong Chung, Concerto for Marimba and Wind Ensemble (solo marimba w/piano reduction) M1206 .C48 C6 2011

Alan Menken, Beauty and the Beast (vocal selections, 2017 film) M1508 .M35 B43 2017
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Dear Evan Hansen (vocal selections) M1508 .P369 D43 2017
Iris Rainer Dart, The People in the Picture (vocal selections) M1508 .S755 P41 2011
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, The Greatest Showman (vocal selections) M1527 .P47 G73 2017

American Art Songs For the Progressing Soprano (piano/vocal) M1619 .A492 2017
American Art Songs For the Progressing Mezzo-soprano (piano/vocal) M1619 .A483 2017
American Art Songs For the Progressing Tenor (piano/vocal) M1619 .A493 2017
American Art Songs For the Progressing Baritone/Bass (piano/vocal) M1619 .A48 2017

Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Complete (piano/vocal/guitar) M1630.18 .D98 B63 1997
Joni Mitchell, Hits (piano/vocal/guitar) M1630.18 .M59 J6 2009
Joni Mitchell, Anthology (piano/vocal/guitar) M1630.18 .M69 J66 1983
Songs of the 2010s
 (piano/vocal/guitar) M1630.18 .S6586 2015

Corinne Bailey Rae, Corinne Bailey Rae (piano/vocal/guitar) M1741.18 .B35 C67 2006

Richard Danielpour, Toward a Season of Peace (soprano, chorus, orchestra; piano/vocal score) M2023 .D36 T6 2017




New Scores! New Scores! Come and get em!

Looking for some fun new scores to push your playing or singing to the next level? Look no further than this month’s new arrivals!

Handle Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Piano and Vocal Score) M 1503 .H135 G64 2005

Johannes Brahms Streichquartette Opus 51 (String Quartet) M452 .B8 OP.51 2007

Johannes Brahms String quartet in B♭ major, op. 67 (String Quartet) M452 .B8 OP.67 2007

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Divertimento K. 563 ; Fragment K. Anh. 66 : for violin, viola and violoncello (Violin, Viola and Violoncello) M350.M69 S4 2011

Bartók Quartet no. 1, opus 7 (Two Violins, Viola, And Cello) M 452 .B29 NO.1 1973

Alberto Ginastera String Quartet No.1 Op. 20 (String Quartet) M 452 .G45 NO.1 2000


New Scores!

George Crumb’s Apparition


Alberto Ginastera Bomarzo Vocal Score M1503.G492 B64 2015

Leos Janacek Jenufa Vocal Score M1503.J33 J45 2002

Hans Abrahamsen Let Me Tell You for Soprano and Orchestra M1613.A13 L48 2014

Dave Malloy Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 M1508.M231 N38 2015

Steven Stucky Cantus for Flute, Clarinet, Percussion, Piano, and Violoncello M647.S88 C36 2016

George Crumb Apparition: Elegiac Songs and Vocalises for Soprano and Amplified Piano M1621.C95 A7 1980

Pierre Boulez Pli selon pli No 3: Improvisation II for Soprano and 9 Instruments M1613.3.B77 P55 no.2 1958

Pierre Boulez Improvisation sur Mallarmé for Soprano and 7 Instruments M1613.3.B77 P55 no.1 1958


The Definitive Bartok Edition Volumes 1 and 2 Bartok Piano Collection Boosey & Hawkes MT243.B29 P53 2016

Bela Bartok Allegro barbaro for Piano Henle Verlag M25.B376 A5 2016

Mike Cornick Style Collection: Jazz for Solo Piano M38.5 .C675 2014


Nikolai Kapustin Duet for Alto Saxophone and Violoncello M291 .K27 op.99 2015

York Höller Doppelspiel for Four Hand Piano M204.H65 D66 2016

Trumpet Fantasy on a Swedish Hymn arr. Kurt Kaiser M261 .T78 2015

Gabriel Kahane Bradbury Studies for String Quartet M452.K1314 B7 2016

Toru Takemitsu A String Around Autumn for Viola and Orchestra M1014.T35 S7 1991

Toru Takemitsu November Steps for Orchestra M1040.T26 N6 1967

Beethoven Six Celebrated Trios for Violin, Cello, and Piano M311.B4 D35 1900z

Nino Rota Concerto No. 2 for Cello and Orchestra M1017 .R86 no.2 2016

William Bolcom String Quartet No. 7 M452 .B665 no.7 2016

Eric Ewazen Sonata for Euphonium and Piano M271.B37 E8 2016


Hidden Gems! Stephen Collins Foster – Songs and Compositions

Have you ever wondered who wrote the song/lyrics “Oh! Susanna, do not cry for me; I come from Alabama, with my Banjo on my knee”, or “De Camptown ladies sing this song, Doo-Da! Doo-Da! De Camptown’s racetrack five miles long, Oh Doo-da day!”?
1940_FamAmer_e_1.pngIt was Stephen Foster, and we hold his entire collection here at the library! He has been given the title of “the father of American music”, or “most famous songwriter of the 19th century”, and two centuries later we still feel his reach on music. His work has been recorded a countless number of times, from artists like Bob Dylan, The Byrds, James Taylor, Yo Yo Ma, and Alison Kruass. Even Charles Ives quoted a variety of Foster’s songs in many of his own works. He has been immortalized in memorials, sculptures, a musical, television, film and even a postage stamp!

I bring up all his accomplishments not only to show how important he is to American music, but to also point out how lucky we are to have a collection such as this! It’s a work that only 1,000 libraries around the world have and includes over 200 original songs and compositions, and also arrangements of his own work and that of others. The majority are first editions with information about each piece/song, and they have a range of accompaniment parts, from piano, to guitar, to woodwinds/strings, to a small chamber ensemble. There is sooo much music that can be played by all types of musicians in this collection!


Just to give an example of what one of these sheets of music look like, here is a first edition of “Oh! Susanna”
arranged for solo voice, piano, and a chorus


Another example is a first edition of “Camptown races” copyrighted March 20, 1952
 arranged for voice and guitar


These are just two examples of music in this collection. Like stated before, there are over 200 original songs and compositions, and also arrangements of his own work and that of others. If you like/love folk music, you need to see what else is here! Come by the library to check it out!

Hidden Gems! Facsimiles of Composer’s Manuscripts

The music library is very lucky to house a collection of facsimiles of composer’s work which are absolutely fascinating. They give you big picture ideas of how the composer worked and their process, but they also give you fun facts, like the type of pens/pencils used, or how the composer signed their names or wrote treble clefs. Most of them have commentary by musicologists. I took a few photos to highlight our collection, but come by the library to check out these incredible pieces of work!

Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier BWV 846-869 

The autograph score contains later revisions and alterations reflecting the composer at work. Christoph Wolff provides a commentary to the work’s genesis and the characteristics of Bach’s handwriting.



Dvorak’s Cello Concerto op 104 pg 45

This Facsimile contains not only the complete manuscript of the full score, but also Dvorák’s own piano reduction which is an important source. Jan Smaczny also comments on the history of the work’s composition and its reception. He also points out particularly interesting parts in the manuscript and discusses performance traditions which developed during the 20th century.


Debussy’s Prelude l’apres midi d’un faune

This is a sketch before it was completely orchestrated into the final version.


Here are some other examples of what we own!

Frederic Chopin’s etude op 10, no 3


Brahms’s symphony N3 op 90


Beethoven’s Piano Sonata op 109




Hidden Gems! “Source: music of the avant garde”

(All photos from “Source: music of the avant garde”)

This is our first installment of an exciting new blog series where we will be selecting and featuring the most unique items we hold in the music library! Get ready for a mix of some moderately bizarre avant garde pieces along with the hidden gems that not too many people know about!

This weeks edition “Source: music of the avant garde”

We have EVERY issue of this magazine, 11 to be exact, that were released during the 60s and early 70s by teachers and students highlighting a lot of the experimental music and early sound art that was occurring at the time. Each issue was printed only 2000 times so we are one of the few libraries lucky enough to hold the entire collection. Influential composers like John Cage, Steve Reich and Phillip Glass are just examples of the many people featured in this magazine.


img_4043.jpg                Steve Reich and “Phil” Glass performing Reich’s “Four Log Drums”

To give an idea of how experimental this music is, I want to highlight a piece of music by Nelson Howe, included in the 9th issue, entitled “Fur Music” It was written to explore the tactile qualities of fur and to provide a situation where the performer may translate his tactile sensations into patterns of sound.


So here is a picture of the score, included are the pieces of fur and exact instructions on how to touch them. Each symbol and color provide different instructions to the performer on exactly how and when to touch it, and in return, their tactile sensations translate into patterns of sound.

Fur Music III and IV follow different types of instructions to produce different patterns in sound. Each movement ranges in how many figures to use while touching the fur from the whole hand, to two fingers. I can honestly say there is no other piece like it!


There is another work that I want to highlight written by Gerald Shapiro entitled “Breath.” Quoted in this magazine, Gerald said, “I have come to conceive of music as a way of listening rather than the sound which is listened to, and of a piece of music as a process of interaction resulting in the special kind of listening we call music.” With that in mind, he wrote “Breath,” an electronic composition involving microphones, live audio processing, headphones and a group of people.


The score included with additional instruction, calls for the group of people to sit in a circle (in a “darkened room”) and breath together. As they breath, the microphones pick up the audio signal, sends it to a processing station where it gets modified and then returns the signal back to the headsets where the listener/performer hears what the group sounds like. The piece continues until everyone present has had an opportunity to participate!


Just from these two pieces, you can see that this magazine features very unique music and thought. Some are even coupled with records so you can hear performances. They are all incredibly interesting and use all kinds of instruments ranging from acoustic to electric, and even objects that aren’t considered to be instruments like fur.

Come by the library and explore the minds of experimental composers and musicians!



New Scores!

Just look at all these scores!


Adler – Two Southern Appalachian Folk Songs for violin and piano – M221 .A33 S6 2014

Baksa- Duo Sonata no. 6 for violin and viola – M287 .B296 D883 2014

Bartok – Violin Concerto no. 2 – M1013 .B33 no.2 1990z

Beethoven – Sonatas for Piano and Violin – M219 .B416 B672 1978 v.2

Bennett – Partita study score – M1003 .B466 P37 2014

Boehm – Fantaisie sur des themes ecossais for flute and piano – M242 .B67 F2 2002

Bolcom – Graceful Ghost Rag Concert Variation for viola and piano – M228 .B65 G73 2014

Cage – Sixteen Dances for piano – M30 .C25 D36 2013

Benny Goodman: Composer/Artist – M248 .B46 1980

Dvorak – Violin Concerto in A minor – M1013 .D967 op.53 B3 2013

Haydn – Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra in C major – M1023 .H39 H.VIIg 1900z

Kernis – String Quartet no. 2 (Musica Instrumentalis) – M452 .K39 no.2 2014

Lansky – Book of Memory: Suite for Flute, Viola and Harp – M382 .L298 B66 2014

Mendelssohn – Sonata for Piano and Violincello in B-Flat Major, op. 45 – M231 .M53 op.45 2001

Mozart – Horn Quintet in Eb Major – M562 .M68 K.407 2010

Pärt – Fratres for viola and piano – M226 .P126 F73 2005

Pärt – Spiegel im Spiegel for viola and piano – M228 .P37 S65 2009

Pärt – Summa for string quartet – M454 .P377 S86 2011

Piazzolla – Le Grand Tango for baritone sax and piano – M269 .P534 G73 2014

Quantz – Six Duets for two flutes – M289 .Q83 D84 1976 v.1

Ran – Logan Promenades for two trumpets – M289 .R26 L65 2014

Schubert – Variation on the lied “Trockne Blumen” for flute and piano – M242 .S37 D.802 2004

Schwartz & Zimmer – The Prince of Egypt piano, guitar & vocal score – M1508 .S41 P75 1998

Weber – Clarinet concerto in E# major – M1025 .W37 op.74 1995

Weber – Concerto no. 1 in F minor for clarinet and piano – M1025 .W37 op.73 1958

Williams – Flos Campi study score – M1014 .V28 F5 2014

Williams – Norfolk Rhapsody No. 2 study score – M1045 .V38 N672 no. 2 2014