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Amy Quate: Light Of Sothis For Saxophone And Piano ~ Not Specified (Piano, Saxophone, Score)
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Contemporary composer Amy Quate works in a wide variety of musical styles, forms and media. Composed in 1982 and dedicated to saxophonist Debra Richtmeyer, Light of Sothis creatively depicts the brightest star in heaven.

Sothis, now called Sirius, is the star aspect of the goddess Isis, whose light confines the cycles of nature which bring beauty, prosperity and life. It is believed that Sothis blesses us with sacred illumination and it is this which Quate depicts in Light of Sothis. In three movements, Grace, Passion and Faith, the Saxophone line has lyrical melodies contrasted with dramatic scalic passages, covering the entire range of the instrument. Suitable for intermediate level saxophonists, a performance Quate's Light of Sothis proves to be an enticing prospect.

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Olivier Messiaen - La Nativité Du Seigneur (Vol. 4) ~ Not Specified (Organ, Score)
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Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) is known for his unique composition style. Incorporating complex rhythms, harmony and melodies, La Nativité Du Seigneur is no exception to the composer's popular, distinctive style.

Volume 4, published in 1935 with the three preceding volumes, comprises the 9th meditation, God among us. The entire work by Messiaen, The Nativity of the Lord, is a testament to the composer's Christian faith. The work was one of the first to feature the composer's own modes of limited transposition and influences of birdsong. This edition of the popular Messiaen work includes notes by the composer on how to perform certain features. La Nativité Du Seigneur is essential to all advanced organists seeking to expand and vary their repertoire.

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Gabriel Pierné - Canzonetta Pour Clarinette Et Piano ~ Not Specified (Clarinet, Piano, Score)
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Gabriel Pierné (1863-1937) was a French composer, conductor and organist. Despite being predominantly remembered as a conductor, his Canzonetta remains a recognised piece in the Clarinet repertoire.

Pierné studied at the Paris Conservatoire before taking up the position of chief conductor for the concert series, Concerts Colonne in 1910. He remained in the post until 1933, and during this time, he notably conducted the world premiere of Igor Stravinsky's The Firebird. This Pierné piece for Clarinet contains many characteristics typical of the French style, such as lyrical melodies, a significant number of performance directions, flourishes of semiquavers, chromaticism and many changes in dynamics. Canzonetta is a varied piece, essential to the repertoire of aspiring clarinetists.

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Louis Vierne - Messe solennelle en ut dièse mineur pour chant et deux orgues ~ Not Specified (Organ, Voice, Score)
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Jacques Ibert - Histoires Pour Piano : Le Petit Âne Blanc - A Giddy Girl - La Cage De Cristal - La Marchande D’eau Fraîche. ~ Not Specified (Piano, Score)
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Jacques Ibert (1890-1962) studied at the Paris Conservatoire before embarking upon a successful composing career. Stories increased his popularity when it was published in the mid-1920s and it remains significant in the advanced pianist's repertoire.

This selection of pieces from Stories includes 1) The Little White Donkey, 2) A Giddy Girl, 3) The Crystal Cage, and 4) The Market of Fresh Water. The movements of Ibert's Stories contain significant influences of Debussy and impressionism. Addressing a variety of musical aspects and techniques, Ibert's Stories is an exciting addition to the Piano repertoire.

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Oliver Messiaen - Petites Esquisses D’oiseaux Pour Piano ~ Not Specified (Piano, Score)
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Being a fascinatingly unique composer, Olivier Messiaen pushed the conventions of composing to its very limits. The composer's music remains ever-popular and his Petites Esquisses D'Oiseaux depict Messiaen's passion for ornithology.

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) was admitted to the Paris Conservatoire at the mere age of 11, where he won many prizes. As a passionate ornithologist, as well as organist and composer, many of Messiaen's works depict bird song. His music is rhythmically complex and harmonically and melodically distinct, often using modes of limited transposition. Petites Esquisses D'Oiseaux, composed in 1985, comprises six movements; 1) The Robin, 2) The Blackbirds, 3) The Robin, 4) The Song Thrush, 5) The Robin, and 6) The Field Lark. The composer's enthusiasm for ornithology and composing combined makes for a sensational, unique addition to the Piano repertoire.

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Johann Sebastian Bach - Œuvres Complètes Pour Orgue (Édition De Marcel Dupré, Vol. 5) ~ Not Specified (Organ, Score)
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As one of the most famous contributors to classical music ever to have lived, Johann Sebastian Bach's (1685-1750) catalogue is extensive. Moreover, being an organist himself, his Organ works are significant and remain ever-popular to this day.

When French organist, Marcel Dupré (1886-1971) compiled the series of Bach's Complete Organ Works, it was well-received, and to this day remains popular with all organists. The fifth volume includes a selection of Bach's favoured Preludes and Fugues and Fantasies. In addition, Dupré's annotations in Complete Organ Works comprise fingerings, rules on technique and instructions on ornamentation, among other aspects. This compilation of J. S. Bach's most loved compositions for the Organ cannot be missed by aspiring performers of the instrument.

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Darius Milhaud - Duo Concertant Pour Clarinette Et Piano ~ Not Specified (Clarinet, Score)
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Duo Concertante, Op. 351 by Darius Milhaud was composed in 1956 for the Paris Conservatoire Contest.

Many influences can be recognised in this piece: from the Provence where he was born, to Jazz and other melodies of South America.

Lasting approximately 7 minutes, Duo Concertante, Op. 351 is started by a fanfare with a strong energy reminiscent of the South of France, followed by a simple and moderate Clarinet partly joined by Piano chords. The initial theme is then repeated one last time for the finale.

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) was a French modernist composer and a teacher. He was also part of the The Group of Six and was strongly influenced by Jazz. His opus list ended at 443.

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Olivier Messiaen - Thème Et Variations For Violin And Piano ~ Not Specified (Piano, Violin, Score)
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As a passionate composer, organist and ornithologist, many of Olivier Messiaen's works incorporate these three elements. However, he took a different stance for his Thème et Variations for Violin and Piano, composing it as a wedding present for his first wife, Claire Delbos in 1932. Challenging as it is, Thème et Variations is an exciting, varied and compelling performance piece for all advanced violinists.

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Six Pièces Musicales D'étude Pour Saxophone Alto Et Piano ~ Not Specified (Alto Saxophone, Piano, Score)
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Raymond Gallois Montbrun (1918-1994) published his 6 Musical Study Pieces for Alto Saxophone and Piano in 1954, just ten years after he won the Grand Prix de Rome. Along with his Violin Concerto, 'Japan' Symphony and Concertstück for Clarinet and Piano, 6 Musical Study Pieces remains popular to this day.

6 Musical Study Pieces for Alto Saxophone is made up of six short pieces in variety of styles, each addressing a different technique. These are; 1) Ballade (flexibility), 2) Intermezzo (trills), 3) Rondo (staccato), 4) Lied (sonority), 5) Waltz (chromaticism), and 6) Finale (velocity). As suitable and varied pieces for the progression of intermediate to advanced level saxophonists, Gallois Montbrun's 6 Musical Study Pieces cannot be missed.

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Eugène Bozza - Capricepour Trompette (En Ut Ou En Si Bémol) Et Piano ~ Not Specified (Piano, Trumpet, Score)
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Eugène Bozza's Caprice is an exciting addition to the trumpeter's repertoire. Exploiting the instrument's potential to its full capacity, Caprice is ideal performance repertoire.

Born in Nice, Bozza (1905-1991) went on to study at the Paris Conservatoire, winning prizes for the violin, conducting and composition, as well as the Grand Prix de Rome. His capability clearly comes across in his Caprice for Trumpet and Piano through thrilling semiquaver flourishes and energetic scalic descents, beautifully contrasted by expressive lento passages. Bozza's Caprice is essential to all advanced trumpeter's repertoire.

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Victor Blancou - Quarante Études Pour La Clarinette, Vol. 1 ~ Not Specified (Clarinet, Study Guide, Score)
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Little is known about French composer, Victor Blancou. Yet, his Forty Studies remain popular in the progression of Clarinet studies.

The first volume of Forty Studies contains twenty studies which focus on articulation, dynamics, scales, intervals, expression, tempo, fingering, phrasing, breath control, range, chromaticism, rhythms and ornamentation, among other aspects. This Blancou study book is essential to the progression of technique for all aspiring clarinetists.

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Toccata En Ré Majeur Pour Grand-Orgue ~ Not Specified (Organ, Score)
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Marcel Lanquetuit (1894-1985) studied at the Paris Conservatoire before becoming organist at the church of Saint-Godard in Rouen, followed by the Cathedral. As well as being a prominent organist of his time, Lanquetuit was a renowned composer, but chose to improvise rather than write. A few of his notated compositions remain, however, including the grand and mighty Toccata in D major, published in 1927.

Toccata in D major is typical of the French style and is dedicated to Lanquetuit's first teacher, Albert Dupré. The incessant, staccato chords and memorable melody create a Toccata for Organ like no other, making for an essential addition to the advanced organist's repertoire.

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Sicilienne Et Allegro Giocoso Pour Basson Et Piano ~ Not Specified (Bassoon, Piano, Score)
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Gabriel Grovlez (1879-1944) studied under Gabriel Fauré at the Paris Conservatoire. His compositions proved to be extremely versatile, from Operas and Ballets to solo works. Grovlez's Sicilienne and Allegro Giocoso is a sublime addition to the Bassoon repertoire.

Grovlez's C minor Sicilienne is unusual in style as it is composed in common time, yet the triplets and sextuplets in the Bassoon part provide the 'tarantella feel' required of the musical genre. This is superbly contrasted by the quirky Allegro Giocoso, (fast and cheerful) composed in the relative major. All these features make for an enjoyable and delightful performance!

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Douze Études De Rythme Pour Clarinette ~ Not Specified (Clarinet, Score, Study Guide)
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Born in Toulouse, Marcel Bitsch (1921-2011) went on to study at the Paris Conservatoire before becoming a professor of counterpoint at the institution. As an exceptionally versatile composer, Bitsch has composed orchestral works, chamber works and numerous pieces and studies for wind instruments. 12 Rhythmical Studies comprises unique studies covering all technical aspects asked of Clarinet players.

Suited to advanced-level clarinetists, Bitsch's 12 Rhythmical Studies for Clarinet covers a variety of musical aspects, including articulation, complex rhythms, range, scales and dynamics. The variety of musical elements included in this Marcel Bitsch study book is outstanding, creating a necessary addition to the Clarinet player's progression.

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Alexandre Aroutiounian - Aria Et Scherzo Pour Trompette En Si Bémol Et Piano ~ Not Specified (Trumpet, Piano, Score)
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Armenian composer and pianist, Alexandre Aroutiounian (1920-2012) was awarded many prizes for his compositions throughout his career. His Aria and Scherzo for Trumpet and Piano is little-known, yet it is a sublime addition to the modern repertoire.

Aroutiounian's works have been performed all over the world and he is particularly remembered for his Trumpet Concerto. Melodic and rhythmic characteristics of Armenian music are prominent in Aroutiounian's works, further expressing his nationality by use of ashughner (folk minstrel) improvisations. Aria and Scherzo is made up of two movements, the Aria marked as adagio and the Scherzo as allegretto. Tonality is exploited throughout and contains unique uses of rhythm and ensemble. Aroutiounian's Aria and Scherzo is an exciting piece for all advanced trumpeters.

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Eugène Bozza - Jour D’été À La Montagne, Pour Quatre Flûtes ~ Not Specified (Flute, Score)
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Summer days in the mountain by Eugène Bozza (1905-1991) is a famous Flute Quartet, published in 1955. Technically and musically challenging, this piece was written for advanced flautists.

Summer days in the mountain was composed in four movements: 1. Pastorale, 2. Au bord du torrent, 3. Le Chant des fôrets, 4. Ronde. These four movements are all well-crafted to captivate the attention of the flautists (with their technicality, tempo and musicality) but also those of the audience.

Eugène Bozza won different prizes at the Conservatoire de Paris such as the First Prizes for the Violin, conducting and composition, as well as the Grand Prix de Rome. He composed several operas, chamber works and ballets, among others.

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Henri Dutilleux: Sarabande Et Cortège For Basson And Piano ~ Not Specified (Bassoon/Piano Accompaniment)
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Internationally acclaimed French composer Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013) followed the music traditions of Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy yet implemented his own, distinctive style. His Sarabande et Cortege for Bassoon and Piano displays influences of Debussy's eschewing of tonality and Ravel's inventive textures. These, combined with Dutilleux's unique uses of structure and pedal points create a truly riveting piece for Bassoon and Piano.

Sarabande et Cortege comes at the beginning of Dutilleux's career and was composed as part of a set of four exam pieces for the Paris Conservatoire (1942-1950). Yet the popularity of all four pieces remains, and they continue to be performed to this day. Elements like lyrical melodies and furious semiquaver passages make for an exciting piece for bassoonists.

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Gabriel Pierné - Solo De Concert Pour Basson Et Piano. ~ Not Specified (Bassoon, Piano, Score)
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Gabriel Pierné (1863-1937) was a French composer, conductor and organist. Despite being predominantly remembered as a conductor, his Concert Solo remains a recognised piece in the Bassoon repertoire.

Pierné studied at the Paris Conservatoire before taking up the position of chief conductor for the concert series, Concerts Colonne in 1910. He remained in the post until 1933, and during this time, he notably conducted the world premiere of Igor Stravinsky's The Firebird. Pierné composed for a variety of instruments, Concert Solo for Bassoon being one of four solo works by the composer. Concert Solo is a varied piece essential to the repertoire of aspiring bassoonists.

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Fernand Oubradous - Enseignement Complet Du Basson, 1er Cahier ~ Not Specified (Bassoon, Score, Study Guide)
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Fernand Oubradous (1903-1986) was a French bassoonist, conductor and composer. He is best remembered for his tutoring compilation, Complete Study of the Bassoon.

This Oubradous series comprises three parts. The first of these focuses on scales and daily exercises. These cover a range of keys, articulation, intervals, rhythms and range, among other aspects. Moreover, Outbradous' Complete Study of the Bassoon Part One, contains a detailed fingering chart for the instrument. Complete Study of the Bassoon is essential to the progression of aspiring bassoonists.

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