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New Hawkes Pocket Scores from Boosey & Hawkes

New Hawkes Pocket Scores from Boosey & Hawkes
Incuding works from Birtwistle, Reich, Finzi, Turnage, Lindberg and MacMillan, Britten and Rautavaara.

Highlights include...

Harrison Birtwitle: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Sir Harrison Birtwistle recently won the 'Orchestral' award for his Concerto for Violin & Orchestra at the 2012 British Composer Awards. Birtwistle's 'Concerto for Violin and Orchestra' was commissioned for Christian Tetzlaff by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. It was first performed at Symphony Hall, Boston, Masachusetts by Tetzlaff and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marcelo Lehninger.

Harrison Birtwitle: Oboe Quartet
Study score for oboe, violin, viola and cello.

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Manhattan Trilogy
This work in three movements was commissioned by The Juilliard School, New York, on the occasion of its 100th anniversary in 2005. It was first performed by the Juilliard Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in October that year. The movements are entitled ‘Daydreams’, ‘Nightmares’ and ‘Dawn’.

Steve Reich: Mallet Quartet
Study score for 2 vibraphones and 2 marimbas.
Mallet Quartet was commissioned by the Amadinda Quartet in Budapest, on the occasion of its 25th Anniversary, by Nexus in Toronto, So Percussion in New York and Synergy Percussion in Australia. The world Premiere was given by the Amadinda Quartet in Bela Bartok National Concert Hall on December 6, 2009.

Mark-Anthony Turnage
Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra. Commissioned by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and the BBC.

James MacMillan: Violin Concerto
Jointly commissioned by London Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Ensemble orchestral de Paris. The works was composed in 2009. It was first performed on 12th May 2010 at Barbican Hall, London, by Vadim Repin (violin) and the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev.

James MacMillan: Seraph
A seraph is a celestial being or angel, usually and traditionally associated with trumpets. MacMillan’s "Seraph" is a concertino for trumpet and strings, in three short, contrasting movements, and a welcome addition to the instrument’s concerto repertoire, following the same composer’s "Epiclesis" (1993).

Benjamin Britten: A Charm of Lullabies
The work brings together an anthology of diverse texts unified by the themes of night and sleep and is one of the most genial and uncomplicated of Britten’s song-cycles. Colin Matthews’s arrangement differs in several respects from the original piano version, in particular by expanding it to give it the extra dimension needed for an orchestral song-cycle, and by joining the first three songs, and the fourth and fifth, in effect presenting the cycle in two parts.

Gerald Finzi: Works for Voice & Orchestra
Study score for voice and orchestra, featuring Two Sonnets, Op.12, Farewell to Arms, Op.9 & Let us Garlands Bring, Op.18.

Magnus Lindberg: Al Largo
Al Largo was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic (Alan Gilbert, Music Director), London Philharmonic Orchestra and Casa da Musica, Porto. Magnus Lindberg, Composer-in-Residence of the New York Philharmonic, 2009-2012.

Magnus Lindberg: Expo
EXPO was premiered in New York on 16th September 2009 to launch Magnus Lindberg's residency with the New York Philharmonic as well as Alan Gilbert's tenure as Music Director. The composer intended that the ten-minute piece "would be Alan Gilbert's 'expo' or introduction - a tribute to him and the orchestra at an historic moment".

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