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New B&H Publications at the 2016 Frankfurt Music Fair

(March 2016)

FrankfurtMesse2016News.jpg New releases from Boosey & Hawkes were showcased at the 2016 Frankfurt Music Fair (7-10 April) encompassing study scores, performance material, and the latest educational and leisure publications.

Music from Boosey & Hawkes presented at the 2016 Frankfurt Musikmesse ranged from prestigious new scores by leading international composers, through latest choral releases, to instrumental albums providing repertoire for aspiring young musicians.

New publications from Boosey & Hawkes are available from all good music shops, including The Shop at

Bartók Edition
Taking pride of place on the Frankfurt stand was the collection of publications in the new Bartók Edition. The Definitive Bartók Edition offers two piano collections drawing upon his extensive pedagogical catalogue including Mikrokosmos, For Children, Ten Easy Pieces, Romanian Christmas Carols and Fourteen Bagatelles, while the Boosey & Hawkes Bartók Edition provides idiomatic arrangements of Bartók classics for clarinet, flute, alto saxophone, trumpet and violin with piano accompaniments, introducing his music to a new generation of instrumentalists.
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Study Scores and Full Scores
Recent releases in the classic Hawkes Pocket Score series include Copland's Clarinet Concerto in a new edition incorporating original solo material from 1948, and Britten's Symphonic Suite from Gloriana. Full scores released over the past year include Elliott Carter's late chamber orchestra Instances and Steve Reich's Radio Rewrite.

Performance Scores
Publications of recent concertos include John Adams's highly popular Saxophone Concerto in a reduction for soloist and piano and Michael Daugherty's Trail of Tears in a reduction for flute and piano. Chamber publications include Brett Dean's Epitaphs, works by Isang Yun in preparation for the composer's centenary in 2017, music by Polish emigré Simon Laks, and chamber and ensemble works by York Höller.

Choral and Vocal
Recent choral releases have included Frode Fjellheim's Vuelie, familiar from Disney's animated feature Frozen, together with three choral arrangements of his Eatnemen Vuelie in the Choral Music Experience series. Highlights have also included first publications of Górecki's Church Songs and Will Todd's new Jazz Missa Brevis. The Contemporary Choral Series has seen new works by Thomas Hewitt Jones, Hywel Davies, Paul Spicer and Gareth Treseder and the Choral Treasury Series has brought the return of choral works by Peter Warlock. New vocal albums include Bernstein for Singers, a collection of ten songs drawn from his classic stageworks and suited to each voice range, and Dominick Argento's Six Elizabethan Songs.

Piano and Instrumental
New piano music includes a collection of keyboard works by Elena Kats-Chernin, the versatile Australian-resident composer whose output ranges from opera to the classic Lloyds TSB advert. Piano Village includes a wide range of attractive music, from waltzes to tangos and rags. 40 Piazzolla Tangos is a new album of piano works by the popular Argentinian master, and a selection of Piazzolla's tangos is also available in a new series of arrangements for melody instruments with online audio backing tracks.

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