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.
Today's Karl Henning Ensemble performance at King's Chapel was postponed due to Covid-19 – but at 12:15 pm, King’s Chapel streamed a prior concert by the Henning Ensemble as a substitute for the live concert. Here's a link to a video of the encore performance from April 2018, posted on YouTube:
I created this alto flute edition of Goepfart’s Zwei Charakterstücke at home, in self-isolation during the early weeks of the coronavirus outbreak. Working on it provided a welcome diversion from news of the ever-expanding horrors of the Covid-19 pandemic. In hopes that playing this new transcription will provide some measure of joy and respite to fellow alto flutists cooped up at home, we are offering our PDF edition as a free download through the month of April, 2020. Originally for oboe, it works nicely on alto flute. All the best, CAV