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Library News

Some Recent Additions

Renée Fleming, editor. Music and mind: harnessing the arts for health and wellness. Viking, 2024. Download it using the Ebsco Mobile app, or read it online in a browser.

Anthony Burgess. The devil prefers Mozart: on music and musicians, 1962-1993. Carcanet, 2024. Download it using the Ebsco Mobile app, or read it online in a browser.

The Spring 2024 issue of International Piano is now available to download or read online.

Michael E. Veal. Living space: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and free jazz, from analog to digital. Wesleyan University Press, 2024.

Live-stream all of the Berlin Philharmonic's concerts, watch their complete archive of past performances, and see a growing number of documentaries through the Digital Concert Hall.

Jake Heggie's "Dead Man Walking," with Joyce DiDonato and Ryan McKinny, is now available to stream in The Met Opera on Demand, free to the MSM community through the Library. (Click or tap the image above.)

Vaughan Williams in context. Edited by Julian Onderdonk, Ceri Owen. Cambridge University Press, 2023. Ebook.

Johann Sebastian Bach. Toccata con Fuga in d: for organ, BWV 565. Edited by Dietrich Kilian; updated edition by Peter Wollny. Bärenreiter-Verlag, 2023.

Mike Steinel. Running the changes: the definitive guide to jazz improvisation for all instruments. Hal Leonard, 2022.

To download the April/May issue of Musicals magazine or read it online, click the cover image above.

Taylor Swift. Folklore. Hal Leonard, 2020. Piano/vocal/guitar escore.

Camille Saint-Saëns. Super flumina Babylonis. Edited by Christina M. Stahl. Bärenreiter, 2023. Full score.

Joseph Haydn. Symphony no. 69 in C major "Laudon,". Edited by Wolfgang Stockmeier; in collaboration with Sonja Gerlach. Bärenreiter-Verlag, 2022. Full score.

Jason Anick. Violin fingerboard mastery: contemporary mapping exercises and improvisation studies. Berklee Press, 2022.

John D'Emilio. Lost prophet: the life and times of Bayard Rustin. Free Press, 2003. Read it online or download it to the reading device of your choice using the Ebsco Mobile app.

Per Nørgård. D'monstrantz Vöögeli : for bird voices (on CD) and human voices (twelve SATB solo voices). Edited by Ivan Hansen; text, Adolph Wölfi. W. Hansen, 1998.

Johannes Brahms. Triumphlied, Opus 55. Edited by Johannes Behr, Ulrich Tadday. G. Henle Verlag, 2022. Study score.

Ralph Vaughan Williams. Concerto for tenor tuba and orchestra. Transcribed by David Childs. Oxford University Press, 2022. Score + 2 parts.

Claude Debussy. Danses für Harfe und Streichorchester. Edited by Peter Jost; arrangement of harp part by Margit-Anna Süß. G. Henle Verlag, 2022. Piano reduction. Score + part.

Jörg Widmann. Petite suite: for flute solo (with bass flute obbligato and gong). Schott, 2017. Score + 2 parts.

Kurtág György. Signs, games and messages: solo and chamber works for oboe and English horn. EMB, Editio Musica Budapest, 2018. Performance set.

Ralph Vaughan Williams. Folk songs of the four seasons. Edited by Graham Parlett. Oxford University Press, 2023. Miniature score.

Johannes Brahms. Ein deutsches Requiem, Opus 45. Edited by Michael Struck, Michael Musgrave. G. Henle Verlag, 2023. Separate practical edition taken from Johannes Brahms, Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke. MIniature score.

Béla Bartók. Streichquartett Nr. 3. Edited by László Somfai. G. Henle Verlag, 2023. Miniature score.

Sanaz Toossi. English. Samuel French, 2023. Pulitzer Prize in drama, 2023. Obie Award for Best New American Play, 2023.

Diana Ambache. The soul of the journey: the Mendelssohns in Scotland and Italy. Birlinn Ltd, 2021.

Eike Fess. Arnold Schönberg and composition with twelve tones. Translation: Marcus Zagorski. Arnold Schönberg Center, 2023.

Arnold Schoenberg. Verklärte Nacht, op. 4: arrangement for string orchestra by the composer. New edition basede on the text of the Arnold Schönberg Gesamtausgabe. Universal Edition, 2023. Miniature score.

Jelly Roll Morton. Jelly's last jam: vocal selections. Book by George C. Wolfe; music by Jelly Roll Morton; lyrics by Susan Birkenhead; musical adaptation and additional music composed by Luther Henderson. E.H. Morris, 1994.

Read the April issue of BBC Music Magazine online, or download it using the Exactly app. Click the cover to find out more.

The May issue of Opera/Opera News is out already. You can read it online, or download it to your phone or tablet using the Exactly app. Click the cover.

Sara Gruen. Water for elephants: a novel. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2007.

The Harlem Renaissance and transatlantic modernism. Edited by Denise Murrell. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2024.

Artur Schnabel. Cadenzas to W. A. Mozart's Piano concertos, K. 467, K. 482, K. 491, K. 503. Peermusic Classical, 2016.

Brett Dean. Confessio: for bass clarinet solo. Boosey & Hawkes, 2021.

Elliott Carter. Rigmarole: for bass clarinet and violoncello. Boosey & Hawkes, 2021. Set of two performance scores.

Tom Morton-Smith. Oppenheimer: a play. Oberon Books, 2015.

Geirr Tveitt. Sonata nr. 29 (Sonata etere), op. 129: per pianoforte. Norsk Musikforlag, 1950.

Henri Dutilleux. Les citations: diptyque pour hautbois, clavecin, contrebasse et percussion. Éditions Alphonse Leduc & Cie, 2015. 2010 version; full score.

Pierto Mascagni. Cavalleria rusticana = 오페라 카발레리아 루스티카나. Edited by 김소영 = So Young H. Kim, Carlo Alberto Petruzzi. [Publisher not identified], [2024].

Stephen Hough. Sonatina nostalgica: for piano solo. Josef Weinberger, 2020.

David Bellos, Alexandre Montagu. Who owns this sentence?: a history of copyrights and wrongs. W.W. Norton & Company, 2024.

Gabriela Ortiz. Alejandrías sonoras: for flute solo. Boosey & Hawkes, 2022.

Lowell Liebermann. Five songs on poems of Jean Starr Untermeyer: for high voice and piano, op. 135. Theodore Presser Company, 2021.

The selected works of Audre Lorde. W. W. Norton & Company, 2020.

Helen Deeming and Frieda van der Heijden. Medieval polyphony and song. Cambridge University Press, 2023.

Yana Tyulkova. Conversations with Nikolai Kapustin. Schott Music Campus, 2019. Now available both as a physical book and as an ebook.

Watch "Casablanca" for free through the Library by clicking the image above.

Latin American & Iberian art songs by women composers, volume 2. Research and editing, Patricia Caicedo. Mundo Arts Publications, 2022.

Brazilian art song anthology: 25 songs for voice and piano. Research by Flavio Mello and Carol McDavit; edited by Patricia Caicedo. Mundo Arts Publications, 2021.

Chick Corea. Humpty Dumpty: for tenor saxophone, piano, bass, drums. Subito Music, 2019. Score + 4 parts.

Henry Purcell. Dido and Aeneas. Edited by Robert Shay; piano reduction by Timothy Roberts. Bärenreiter, 2023. Vocal score.

Mark Delpriora. 12 études: solo guitar. Les Productions d'Oz 2000 inc., 2021.

Sergei Rachmaninoff. Six moments musicaux, opus 16. Edited by Dominik Rahmer; fingering by Marc-André Hamelin.G. Henle Verlag, 2023.

Antonio de Maria y Campos. Sobre el océano: zarzuela en tres actos. Research, Daniela Salgado-Mach; edition, Patricia Caicedo. Barcelona: Mundo Arts Publications, 2023. Vocal score.

Franz Schubert. Lieder, Band 10. High voice. Edited by Walther Dürr. Bärenreiter, 2023.

Dmitri Shostakovich. Symphony no. 9. Boosey & Hawkes, 2023. Large score.

Lowell Liebermann. Four etudes on songs of Brahms: for piano, op. 88. Theodore Presser Company, 2020.

Vladimir Horowitz. Carmen paraphrases for piano solo: based on motifs by Georges Bizet. Schott Music, 2023.

Johann Sebastian Bach. Trio sonata, BWV 525, first movement. Transcription for piano duet, three hands, by György Kurtág. Editio Musica Budapest, 2022.

Béla Bartók. Rumänische Volkstänze. Arranged for violin and piano by Kim Kashkashian (after the violin transcription by Zoltán Székely. Universal Edition, 2019. Score and part.

Jake Heggie. Two remain: opera in two acts. Libretto by Gene Scheer. Bent Pen Music, Inc., 2018. Vocal score.

Alan Silvestri & Glen Ballard. Back to the future: the musical. Vocal selections. Hal Leonard, 2023.

Kaija Saariaho. Reconnaissance: for SATB chorus, percussion and double bass. Text: Aleksi Barrière. Chester Music, 2022. Full score.

Richard Strauss. Tod und Verklärung, Tondichtung für grosses Orchester, op. 24. Version for solo piano by Severin von Eckardstein. Laurentius-Musikverlag, 2023.

Pete Townshend. Tommy: piano, vocal & guitar arrangements with complete lyrics. Fabulous Music, 1996.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Three humoresques for piano, opus 31. Schott, 2023.

György Ligeti. Duo: for violin and piano. Schott, 2020. Score and part.

Valerie Coleman. Tzigane: for wind quintet. V. Coleman Music, 2022. Score and parts.

Nancy Van De Vate. Chernobyl. American Composers Alliance Inc., 2018. Full score.

Rafael Lopez-Barrantes. Voice made visible: multi-octave voice training and techniques for performers. Routledge, 2024.

Eitan Y. Wilf. The inspiration machine: computational creativity in poetry and jazz. The University of Chicago Press, 2023.

Jill Timmons. The musician's journey: crafting your career vision and plan. Oxford University Press, 2023.

Paul Ford. Lord knows, at least I was there: working with Stephen Sondheim. Moreclacke Publishing, 2022.

Leonard Slatkin. Eight symphonic masterworks of the twentieth century: a study guide for conductors and orchestras. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2024. Read it online or download it to the reading device of your choice using the Ebsco Mobile app.

The March issue of Downbeat is ready to download in the Flipster app or to read online in a browser.

Kathleen DeLaurenti and Andrea I. Copland. Unlocking the digital age: the musician's guide to research, copyright, and publishing. Johns Hopkins, Peabody Institute, 2024. Free, open-access ebook.

"Singin' in the Rain" is one of the classic movies you can stream for free through the Library. Click the poster above.

Ernst Levy. A theory of harmony: with a new introduction by Paul Wilkinson. State University of New York Press, 2024. Read it online or download it to the reading device of your choice using the Ebsco Mobile app.

The March edition of Jazzwise magazine is ready to download in the Exactly app or to read in a browser.

D.A. Pennebaker's classic documentary about the making of the cast album for Stephen Sondheim's "Company" is now available to stream on the Library's MediaSpace page.

Errollyn Wallen. Becoming a composer. Faber & Faber Limited, 2023.

Paul Alexander. Bitter crop: the heartache and triumph of Billie Holiday's last year. Alfred A. Knopf, 2024. Read it online or download it to the reading device of your choice using the Ebsco Mobile app.

The April issue of Opera / Opera News is available to download using the Exactly app, or to read online in a browser.

The score and parts for a new edition of Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht are now available to use, print, or download in the Henle Library app.

Now available to the MSM community to watch online: Phillip Kawin: Sound principles and principles of sound; Assimilation: the key to unleashing a student's potential.

Stream for free through the Library the historic 1969 BBC film of Britten's "Peter Grimes," with Peter Pears and Heather Harper, and the composer conducting.

Francis Spufford. Cahokia jazz: a novel. Scribner, 2024. Read it online or download it to the reading device of your choice using the Ebsco Mobile app.

Ludwig van Beethoven. Sonata in A major op. 69 for piano and violoncello. Edited by Jens Dufner; with supplementary violoncello part marked by David Geringas. G. Henle Verlag, 2020.

Carl Reinecke. Undine: sonata for piano and flute, op. 167. Edited by Ernst-Günter Heinemann. G. Henle Verlag, 2021.

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. Six sonatas op. 14 for two violoncellos (bassoons). Edited by Tabea Umbreit; with supplementary violoncello parts marked by Thomas Klein. G. Henle Verlag, 2022.

Serge Koussevitzky. Double bass concerto op. 3. Edited by Tobias Glöckler; piano reduction in F♯ minor and E minor by Christoph Sobanski. G. Henle Verlag, 2023.

Antonín Dvorák. Violin concerto in A minor, op. 53. Edited by Peter Jost; with supplementary violin part marked by Augustin Hadelich. G. Henle Verlag, 2023.

Thomas Adès. Violin concerto: concentric paths, op. 23. Piano reduction by Charlie Piper and the composer.
Faber Music, 2023. Score and part.

Florence B. Price. Violin concerto no. 1 in D major. G. Schirmer, Inc., 2018. Piano reduction + violin part.

Florence B. Price. Piano quintet no. 2. G. Schirmer, Inc., 2022. Score + 4 parts.

Danish String Quartet. Last leaf: the complete collection. Danish String Quartet, 2018. Score + 4 parts.

Boris Papandopulo. Concerto for saxophone. Muzički informativni centar Koncertne direkcije Zagreb, 2011. Piano reduction.

Poul Ruders. Air with changes. Originally for harp solo, arranged by the composer for guitar quartet. Wilhelm Hansen Musikforlag, 2018.

Marc-André Hamelin. Four perspectives: for cello and piano. Edition Peters, 2018.