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New publications: Benoit, Carter, Daugherty, Marsalis

(June 2009)

New publications: Benoit, Carter, Daugherty, and a first-ever from Marsalis

New Publications Available

Boosey & Hawkes is proud to announce the following publications are available for purchase:

David Benoit’s newest composition for solo piano is Etudes for the Contemporary Pianist, a collection of eight short pieces for pianists of all ages, for pianists looking to move beyond the traditional etude repertoire. With titles like “Journey in a Rental Car” and “Betty’s Dance,” these etudes are inspired by people and experiences important to the composer, and range from whimsical to lyrical and from lush to rhythmically intense. Etudes will be available as a Special Print item; for further information please contact usrental@boosey.com. The big band arrangement of Benoit’s hit, Beat Street, is currently available for retail purchase.

Two new publications from Elliott Carter include Of Challenge and of Love and Two Thoughts About the Piano. Says Carter about Of Challenge and of Love, a set of five poems by John Hollander for soprano and piano, “John Hollander’s poetry has fascinated me for many years because of its poetic skills, its awareness of our cultural past, and its wide-ranging modern expressivity.” The work was written for the Aldeburgh Festival and soprano Lucy Shelton.

Two Thoughts About the Piano contains two short piano pieces, Intermittences and Caténaires. Both pieces explore the various means of expression achievable by the piano, with Intermittences concentrating more on various implications of silence, and Caténaires utilizing a continuous chain of notes with different spacings, accents, and colorings.

Additional recent publications from Elliott Carter include the full score of Symphonia: sum fluxae pretium spei (for orchestra) and Call, a fanfare for two trumpets and horn.

Michael Daugherty’s Fire and Blood is a concerto for violin and orchestra inspired by the Diego Rivera mural “Detroit Industry.” The mural, a detail of which appears on the cover of this publication, was commissioned by Henry Ford in 1932 to represent the automobile industry of Detroit. Both the full score and violin/piano reduction are available. Other recent Michael Daugherty releases include the clarinet/piano reduction of Brooklyn Bridge, and also full score and score/parts for Asclepius, a fanfare for Brass and Percussion.

The imminent release of The Lord’s Prayer from Abyssinian 200: A Celebration marks the first-ever choral octavo available from jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. This is The Lord’s Prayer as never heard before; full of the masterful jazz harmonies that are so unique to Marsalis, with stirring a cappella passages bookended by sections with piano and clarinet cadenza accompaniment. This new publication is perfect for concert and worship alike.

Also forthcoming from Marsalis is a jazz ensemble arrangement of Little Red-Haired Girl from Marsalis’ chart-topping CD, Joe Cool’s Blues; it features muted trumpets on the melody with countermelodies in the saxophones and trombones. Light and breezy, the chart includes solos for trumpet and tenor sax, and is geared toward the intermediate-to-advanced scholastic jazz band.

With the exception of Benoit’s Etudes, which is a Special Print item, the publications mentioned above are distributed by Hal Leonard Corporation in North America, Australia, and New Zealand; orders originating from all other territories are fulfilled by Schott Music.

> Further information on Work: Of Challenge and of Love

> Further information on Work: Two Thoughts About the Piano

> Further information on Work: Symphonia: sum fluxae pretium spei

> Further information on Work: Call

> Further information on Work: Fire and Blood

> Further information on Work: Brooklyn Bridge

> Further information on Work: Abyssinian 200: A Celebration


> Further information on Work: Etudes for the Contemporary Pianist



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