This is the second woodwind quartet arrangement that John Pratt has created from Haydn’s late piano trios. The Piano Trio in A major, Hob. XV:18, adapts nicely to wind instruments, especially after transposition to the key of B-flat major. The arrangement is scored for flute, oboe, B-flat clarinet, and bassoon; click the link to preview a page of the score and listen to an audio sample.
The long-lost recording of The Mark Harvey Group’s 1971 concert “A Rite for All Souls” in Boston’s Old West Church recently resurfaced after ~50 years and has been released as a 2-CD set on the Americas Musicworks label. The recording is generating some very favorable reviews, including a thoughtful and eloquent piece written by Donald Elfman for the July issue of the New York City Jazz Record. We have re-posted the Elfman review in the Reviews and Articles section of our website, with permission from the NYCJR.
Flutist Peter H Bloom and harpist Mary Jane Rupert, who tour the globe as the Duo 2, perform Play of Light by Richard Nelson in a new studio recording just released. The artists have made the recording available free of charge on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/richardnelsonsounds/play-of-light-1. NSM published the sheet music for Play of Light, so check out the article on our website to place an order or to obtain additional information about the piece and the performers.
John Pratt has created a terrific arrangement of Haydn’s Trio Hob. XV:25 for woodwind quartet. Often referred to as the ‘Gypsy Trio’, in homage to the famous third movement written "in the Gypsies' style", the work adapts beautifully to arrangement for winds. This new edition is scored for flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon, and includes all three movements—the delightful Andante, the gorgeous Poco Adagio, and the zany Rondo all’Ongarese. Click the link for more information about the piece and Mr. Pratt’s arrangement of it, and to listen to an audio sample.
This groundbreaking music from ~50 years ago speaks powerfully in our current troubled times! A Rite for All Souls is a long-lost recording, recently re-discovered and digitally re-mastered, from a concert by the acclaimed Mark Harvey Group. Featuring Mark Harvey on brasswinds, NSM’s own Peter H. Bloom on woodwinds, and percussionists Craig Ellis and Michael Standish. The official CD release is set for July 17, but orders for advance sales are now being taken by Noteworthy Sheet Music. Dare to take a trip down memory lane with this recording from the October 31, 1971 concert performed in the sanctuary of Boston’s Old West Church.