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  • Ross - The Croppy Boy - Harp Ensemble

    ross.croppy boy nsmThe Croppy Boy, Traditional Irish Ballad

    Arranged for Multi-Level Harp Ensemble by Judith Ross

    Score and Parts for Harps I, II, III, & IV, PDF $8.97

    The Croppy Boy is one of the saddest lrish ballads of the 1798 rising.  The title refers to the young rebel soldiers, who wore their hair closely cropped.  This arrangement is specifically designed for performance by harpists at varying levels.  The Beginner, Easy, and lntermediate level parts are intended for lever harp, but can be played on pedal harp, and may be performed by one or more harpists.   The Advanced harp part, for the teacher or advanced student, is designed to be performed by one person on pedal harp, but can probably also be done on a lever harp having all the high and low strings.

    Judith Ross received a B.M. with Distinction and M.A. from the Eastman School of Music.  She studied harp with Eileen Malone and Pierre Jamet, and harmony, keyboard, and composition with Nadia Boulanger (considered one of the greatest musical pedagogues of the 20th century).  She is a winner of the Paderewski Gold Medal in piano.  Ms. Ross has given frequent solo and orchestral performances throughout New England, and is the founder and director of the Massachusetts Harp Ensemble.   She has taught at the State University College of NY at Fredonia, Boston University, Lesley College, New England Conservatory, and El Coro de Niños in San Juan, Puerto Rico.   For 37 years she taught solfège, harmony, form and analysis, and harp at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA, where she is former Chair of the Theory Department.

    Score, 7 pages; Harp I part, 1 page; Harp II part, 2 pages; Harp III part, 2 pages; Harp IV part, 1 page; Total, 22 pages.

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    US customers may purchase professionally-printed hard copies of The Croppy Boy directly from Noteworthy Sheet Music for $15.25 plus a $5.95 shipping and handling fee.  Please use the Contact Us form to let us know which print edition(s) you would like to purchase, along with your contact information and your USPO mailing address.

  • Vercoe – Duos – Two Flutes

    vercoe1Duos, by Elizabeth Vercoe

    Original Compositions for 2 Flutes, $0.00 (free!)

    Elizabeth Vercoe's Duos for two flutes are available as free downloads from the composer's own website at http://www.elizabethvercoe.com/.  Dr. Vercoe kindly offered to allow Noteworthy Sheet Music, LLC to make these duets available from our website as well.  The Duos are "fun and quite easy. They are suitable for intermediate students."

    Photo of Elizabeth Vercoe courtesy of Caroline Alden.

    Just click on the links below to download the Duos at no charge:

    Duos 1-5  for 2 flutes
  • Herman - Grands Duos Concertantes - Two Flutes

    herman.op.86 duo1 248Trois Grands Duos Brillants et Mélodiques pour Deux Flûtes Concertantes, by Jules Herman

    New Editions by Noteworthy Sheet Music, with a Foreword by P. H. Bloom

    Duo 1: Flute 1 Part, Flute 2 Part, and Mini-Score ― PDF $17.98

    Duo 2: Flute 1 Part, Flute 2 Part, and Mini-Score ― PDF $21.75

    Duo 3: Flute 1 Part, Flute 2 Part, and Mini-Score ― PDF $17.98

     

    Jules Herman's Grands Duos Concertantes (Opus 86) are works of ingenuity, charm, brilliance, grace, and humor.  Long overlooked, they are extraordinarily fine examples of concert-worthy duets of the late 19th century.  Originally published by Choudens in Paris about 1885, the Grand Duos were dedicated to composer François-Auguste Gevaert (1828–1908), then director of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.  Flutists will find these works challenging and rewarding, teachers of advancing students will be amazed by their utility, and audiences will be enchanted.  (excerpted from PHB's © foreword)

    Note that these duets make for excellent sight-reading training... the music is interesting and demanding, and the parts are nicely balanced.  All three duets have three movements each.  Duo 1: Allegro moderato; Adagio sostenuto; and Rondo allegro.  Duo 2: Moderato; Scherzando; and Polonaise.  Duo 3: Allegretto vivace con brio; Air Varié, Andante; and Boléro, Moderato.

     

    Duo 1: Fl 1 & Fl 2 Mini-Score, 12 pages 2-up; Flute 1 part, 12 pages; Flute 2 part, 12 pages; 40 pages total.
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    Duo 2: Fl 1 & Fl 2 Mini-Score, 14 pages 2-up; Flute 1 part, 15 pages; Flute 2 part, 14 pages; 48 pages total.
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    Duo 3 Fl 1 & Fl 2 Mini-Score, 11 pages 2-up; Flute 1 part, 12 pages; Flute 2 part, 12 pages; 40 pages total.
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  • Weber - Grande Polonaise, Op.21 - Two Flutes

    weber op21 pngGrande Polonaise, Op.21, by Carl Maria von Weber

    Anonymous Arrangement for Two Flutes

    Gassett Collection - New Edition by C.A.Vater/Noteworthy Sheet Music

    Flute 1 Part, Flute 2 Part, and Score, PDF $7.99

    Carl Maria von Weber's Grande Polonaise, Op.21 was written originally for piano solo.  The piece was composed in 1808 and first published in 1815.  The Gassett Collection of 19th century flute music contains an edition of this piece arranged anonymously as a duet for two flutes, along with a flute duet version of Weber's Polacca Brillante in E major, Op.72, which we also offer.  We re-notated the flute arrangement of the Grande Polonaise and offer this new edition, which includes a score at no extra charge, as well as the two flute parts.

    For additional information about the Gassett Collection, please see see our article An Introduction to the Gassett Collection.

    Flute 1 part, 4 pages; Flute 2 part, 4 pages; Fl1/Fl2 Score, 10 pages; Total, 24 pages. 

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  • Weber - Polacca Brillante, Op.72 - Two Flutes

    weber.op.72 image 240 pxPolacca Brillante, Op.72, by Carl Maria von Weber

    Anonymous Arrangement for Two Flutes

    Gassett Collection - New Edition by C.A.Vater/Noteworthy Sheet Music

    Flute 1 Part, Flute 2 Part, and Score, PDF $7.99

    Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) was a German piano virtuoso and prolific composer who made major, influential contributions to many kinds of music and is widely credited with being a founder of the Romantic school.  Weber's rousing Polacca Brillante in E major, Op.72 (alternatively known as L'Hilarité or Grande Polonaise brillante) was written originally for piano solo.  It was composed and first published in 1819, and was later transcribed by Liszt for piano and orchestra.

    We came across an anonymous arrangement of this piece, a duet for two flutes, among the print copies included in the Gassett Collection.  The duet is great fun for flutists, so we created a renotated edition of the arrangement, with the goal of modernizing the format and correcting some likely inaccuracies.  Our new edition includes a score at no extra charge as well as the two flute parts.

    For additional information about the Gassett Collection, please see see our article An Introduction to the Gassett Collection.

    Fl1/Fl2 Score, 8 pages; Flute 1 part, 4 pages; Flute 2 part, 4 pages; Total, 22 pages.

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  • McDonald - Three Melodies That Descend - Flute

    mcdonald.three melodies image 240 pxThree Melodies That Descend, Op.474, Nos.96-98 by John D. McDonald

    Contemporary Composition for Solo Flute, $2.99

    John McDonald is Professor of Music at Tufts University, where he served as Director of Graduate Music Studies from 2000 to 2010 and Department Chair from 2000 to 2003.  He was named the 2007 MTNA—Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year by the Music Teachers National Association, and received the 2009 Lillian and Joseph Leibner Award for Distinguished Teaching and Advising from Tufts University.  In 2010, he received the Waring Prize from Western Reserve Academy, the highest award given to alumni of that school.  His recordings appear on the Albany, Archetype, Boston, Bridge, Capstone, Neuma, New Ariel, and New World labels, and he has concertized widely as composer, pianist, and collaborative performer.  New releases include pianist Andrew Rangell's performance of McDonald's Meditation Before A Sonata: Dew Cloth, Dream Drapery, on Bridge Records. 

    McDonald's Three Melodies That Descend, Op.474, Nos.96-98 were written for composer and flutist Joshua Hahn after his graduation from Tufts University in May 2011.  They work on the principle that what starts high must come down, and they are also a foil to the Eleven Melodies That Go Up In Different Ways (Op. 474, Nos. 30-40).

    Flute part, 2 pages; Total, 4 pages.


     

  • McDonald - Three Four-Note Flute Duets - Two Flutes

    mcdonald.three four-note flute duets.image 240pxThree Four-Note Flute Duets, Op.448b, by John D. McDonald

    Contemporary Composition for Two Flutes, PDF $2.99

    "Composed for Ethel Farny and her flute students at the Rivers Music School, these short duets sprout initially from the first flute/violin duet of Several Strands, Op. 448a.  This Grazioso is indeed made from only four pitches. Similarly, Murmurando confines itself to a four-note knot until its final dyad.  The third duet, Con Eleganza, stretches the four-note concept a bit more. Each instrument has its own four-pitch pattern, and a coda leaves the four-note idea behind all together, concluding the set with six slower, somewhat more chromatic bars that could very well lead to future music of more emotional complexity.  Perhaps there will be more duets to come."    ― John McDonald, November 2009

    John McDonald is a member of The Mockingbird Trio, directs the Tufts Composers Concert Series, and serves on the boards of several performance organizations in New England.  He has recently fulfilled commissions from The Chamber Orchestra of Boston, pianist David Holzman, The Firebird Ensemble (for an Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music Residency, with support from a Meet the Composer MetLife Creative Connections Award), and the ANA Trio (Fredonia University; soprano, cello, and piano), among others.  Recent performances by McDonald at the Goethe Institut of Boston, at Tufts, and at many other venues have been highly acclaimed.

    Score for Two Flutes, 2 pages; Total, 4 pages.

  • Weiss - Grand Trio for Three Flutes - Fl/Fl/Fl

    Weiss Favorite-Trio-Op102 nsmrA Grand Trio for Three Flutes, Concertante, by Charles N. Weiss

    Gassett Collection - New Edition by C.A.Vater/Noteworthy Sheet Music

    Flute 1 Part, Flute 2 Part, Flute 3 Part, and Score: PDF $13.50

    Charles Nicholas Weiss was the son and pupil of the well-known flutist and composer Carl Weiss.  After a stint in accounting, Charles began his music career as a flutist, teacher and composer in Italy and later settled in London.  He published an acclaimed flute method book (Methodical Instruction-book, Op. 50) and composed a great deal of music, most now forgotten and unavailable.  Weiss' favorite trio, A Grand Trio for Three Flutes, Concertante, Op. 102, was dedicated to his brother, the flute professor and music publisher Willoughby G. Weiss.  We have re-notated the parts and created a score using a modern music notation software program. This is an easy-to-intermediate level piece.  

    For additional information about the Gassett Collection, please see see our article An Introduction to the Gassett Collection.

     Score, 17 pages; Flute 1/2/3 parts, 8/6/4 pages of music; Total, 43 pages.

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    We also offer a professionally-printed hard copy edition of A Grand Trio for Three Flutes, Concertante for $22.95 plus a $5.95 shipping and handling fee to addresses in the USA. Please use the Contact Us form to let us know which hard copy publication(s) you would like to purchase, along with your email contact information and USPS mailing address.  We will then send you a PayPal invoice for the sale and, once we receive notice from PayPal that you have paid for the item(s), we will ship your music to the address provided.

  • Walckiers - 2nd Book of Duets - Two Flutes

    Title_Page_Walckiers.Op.11.color_borderTrois Duos Concertants Brillants et Faciles pour Deux Flutes, by Eugène Walckiers

    Gassett Collection - New Editions by C.A.Vater/Noteworthy Sheet Music, with a Foreword by Peter H. Bloom

    2me Livre de Duos pour 2 Flutes, Opus 11

    Duo 1: Flute 1 Part, Flute 2 Part, and Score PDF $10.50

    Duo 2: Flute 1 Part, Flute 2 Part, and Score PDF $15.00

    Duo 3: Flute 1 Part, Flute 2 Part, and Score PDF $16.50

     

    Eugène Walckiers studied composition at the Paris Conservatoire with Anton Reicha and became a masterful, inventive, and prolific composer and arranger of 19th century chamber music.  Both his original compositions and his arrangements are deeply significant in their expression of a particular, highly developed aesthetic approach.  Walckiers' 2me Livre de Duos pour 2 Flutes, Opus 11, was dedicated to his friend Théodore Baltazaro and comprises three duets of three movements each.  NSM has re-notated all of the Opus 11 duets using a modern music composition software program.  

    A review written by Katherine Borst Jones was published in the September, 2013 issue Flute Talk magazine.  "The publication contains extensive notes and material on the composer.  The second duet is great material for sightreading as well as studying the 19th century style of composition. Printed as flute 1 and flute 2, separately, the copy is clear and easy to read."  Click to read the full review

    For additional information about the Gassett Collection, please see see our article An Introduction to the Gassett Collection.

    Duo 1: Fl 1 & Fl 2 Score, 14 pages; Flute 1 part, 9 pages; Flute 2 part, 9 pages; Total, 37 pages. $10.50
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    Duo 2: Fl 1 & Fl 2 Score, 20 pages; Flute 1 part, 11 pages; Flute 2 part, 11 pages; Total, 47 pages. $15.00
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    Duo 3: Fl 1 & Fl 2 Score, 25 pages; Flute 1 part, 11 pages; Flute 2 part, 11 pages; Total, 54 pages. $16.50
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    Walckiers - 2nd Book of Duets, Duo 1 - Two Flutes
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    Walckiers - 2nd Book of Duets, Duo 2 - Two Flutes
    $15.00
    Walckiers - 2nd Book of Duets, Duo 3 - Two Flutes
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    For those who would prefer to purchase a professionally-printed hard copy of this piece, rather than the PDF download, our print edition ofDuo 3 from the 2nd Book of Duos for Two Flutes, Op.11 by Eugène Walckiers is available directly from NSM for $28.05 plus a $5.95 shipping and handling fee to addresses in the USA.  Please use the Contact Us form to let us know which hard copy publication(s) you would like to purchase, along with your email contact information and USPS mailing address.  We will then send you a PayPal invoice for the sale and, once we receive notice from PayPal that you have paid for the item(s), we will ship your music to the address provided.

     

  • Walckiers - 5th Book of Duets - Two Flutes

    Walkiers Book5Duo1 nsmThree Concertante Duets for Two Flutes, by Eugène Walckiers

    Gassett Collection - Facsimile Edition by C.A.Vater/Noteworthy Sheet Music, with a Foreword by Peter H. Bloom

    5th Book of Duets

    Duetto 1: Flute 1 Part and Flute 2 Part, PDF $10.50

    Duetto 2: Flute 1 Part and Flute 2 Part, PDF $10.50

    Duetto 3: Flute 1 Part and Flute 2 Part, PDF $12.00

     

    Eugène Walckiers (1793-1866) studied composition at the Paris Conservatoire with Anton Reicha and became a masterful, inventive, and prolific composer and arranger of 19th century chamber music.  Walckiers was also a flutist, having been a protégé of the legendary Tulou.  Rockstro, in his Treatise on the Flute (London, 1889), paid great tribute to Walckiers when he wrote: "The duets, trios and quartets of Walckiers belong to the highest school of French art, and prove their composer to have been a man of real genius.  They are exceedingly imaginative, occasionally rather eccentric, yet always elegant, charming, and scholarly."

    Rosamund Plummer wrote an independent review of Noteworthy Sheet Music's edition of Walckiers' Duetto 1 which was reproduced on the NSM website after first being published by Flute Focus.   

    Jason Ng & Campbell Wang won a Gold Award in the Secondary Duet Class of the 2012 New Zealand Woodwind Competition for their performance of Eugène Walckiers' 5th Book of Duets—Duetto I, published by Noteworthy Sheet Music.

    For additional information about the Gassett Collection, please see see our article An Introduction to the Gassett Collection.

    Duetto 1: Flauto Primo part, 9 pages; Flauto Secondo part, 7 pages; Total, 21 pages. $10.50
     
    Duetto 2: Flauto Primo part, 9 pages; Flauto Secondo part, 7 pages; Total, 21 pages. $10.50
     
    Duetto 3: Flauto Primo part, 9 pages; Flauto Secondo part, 9 pages; Total, 23 pages. $12.00

     

     

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    Walckiers - 5th Book of Duets, Duo 2 - Two Flutes
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    Walckiers - 5th Book of Duets, Duo 3 - Two Flutes
    $12.00

  • Vercoe - To Music - Flute Alone

    to music cover imageTo Music, by Elizabeth Vercoe

    Contemporary Composition for Solo Flute, PDF $6.99

    Dr. Elizabeth Vercoe has been a composer at the St. Petersburg Music Festival in Russia, the Cité International des Arts in Paris, and the MacDowell Colony, and held the Acuff Chair of Excellence at Austin Peay State University in 2003. She has won many awards, commissions, and publications along with grants from the Artists Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her music is recorded on the Centaur, Capstone, Owl, Leonarda, and Parma labels and is published in print edition by Arsis Press.  

    To Music (2003) is a short, atmospheric solo for flute in four contrasting sections.  At times the music is virtuosic, occasionally calling for multiphonics and other special effects. The titles of the four sections are taken from the haunting poetry of the Russian writer, Anna Akhmatova, a poet deeply interested in music.  

    Click to access a recording of To Music performed by flutist Peter H. Bloom in 2011 which has been posted on YouTube.

    To Music can also be heard on the PARMA Recordings all-Vercoe CDkleemation cdtitled Kleemation and Other Works byElizabeth Vercoe, which has received excellent critical reviews.  Click to read an IAWM Journal review Dr. Laura G. Kafka or one by Lee Passarella published by Audiophile Audition magazine.  "There's more poetic reference in To Music, the titles of whose four short sections are taken from Russian poet Anna Akhmatova's work.  Like the Fantasy, it successfully showcases the colors and techniques available to the modern practitioner of her instrument, in this case the flute."

    Preview Flute part, 5 pages; Total, 8 pages.

    The image on our sheet music cover page displayed above is of Nathan Altman's 1914 painting, Portrait of Anna Akhmatova.  Please note that this image, courtesy of Wikipedia, is public domain in the United States because it was first published before 1923 but it remains copyrighted in its source country.  Therefore, we offer two editions of this publication, a USA edition with the Altman cover image and a non-USA edition without the cover image.  The editions are otherwise identical.  

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    vercoe tomusic cd To Music was commissioned by flutist Lisa Vanarsdel and written for her and for the Laurels Flute Project.  The piece was premiered in 2005 by flutist Peter Bloom on the Quincy Library concert series in Quincy, Massachusetts. In 2009 Capstone Records issued a recording entitled "Points of Entry" (CP 8806, second volume of the Laurels Flute Project) with flutist Nancy Stagnitta performing To Music. 

    Listen to a bit of To Music:  mp3 icon mp3 tomusic

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    We also offer a print version of To Music, for those who prefer to purchase the piece as a professionally-printed hard copy. The price is $11.88 plus a $5.95 shipping and handling fee.  Due to prohibitively high international shipping rates, we ship print editions only to addresses in the USA. Please use the Contact Us form to let us know which hard copy publication(s) you would like to purchase, along with your email contact information and USPS mailing address.  We will then send you a PayPal invoice for the sale and, once we receive notice from PayPal that you have paid for the item(s), we will ship your music to the address provided.

     

     

  • Samolis - Canal - Soprano & Flute

    Samolis.Canal.Cover.webCanal, by Matt Samolis

    Contemporary Composition for Soprano and Flute, PDF $13.95

    Matt Samolis began studying flute, then later composition and tenor banjo. He has worked with ensembles at New England Conservatory, Brandeis University, and Tufts University, as well as Open Hand Theatre, Pilgrim Research Collaborative, and numerous other projects.  Currently, his primary focus is composition, curating, and performing as a flutist with various local groups, as well as his drone alliance, The Metal & Glass Ensemble.

    Canal is written in a free, self referential style, and uses the text of Roy Campbell's poem of the same name, written in 1920.  Despite the somber text, the mood is idyllic and somewhat reminiscent of the contemporary musical language in use at that time.  Each player also has a brief ad lib section, where they can interpret the material as they choose.  

    Click to listen to two snippets of an audio recording of Canal, performed by soprano Noell Dorsey and composer/flutist Matt Samolis:    mp3 icon Canal Owlseyes     mp3 icon Canal Whiteflame

    Or listen to the full recording on Matt's website.

    Score for Soprano and Flute, 5 pages; Total, 7 pages.

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    US customers may purchase professionally-printed hard copies of Canalfrom Noteworthy Sheet Music for $20.93 plus a $5.95 shipping and handling fee.  Please use the Contact Us form to let us know which print edition(s) you would like to purchase, along with your contact information and your USPO mailing address.

  • Samolis - Duo for Two Flutes - Flutes

    samolis.duo.imageDuo for Two Flutes, by Matt Samolis

    Contemporary Composition for Two Flutes, PDF $17.99

    Duo for Two Flutes was written using twelve tone techniques.  The original tone row was divided in half, with each set of six tones being used to generate one of the flute parts.  Frequently changing time signatures reflect compositional organization of the pitches, and does not establish meter.  The piece has a playful, somewhat mechanical feel. samolis-webTo listen to bits of a recording of Duo for Two Flutes performed by Matt Samolis and Peter H. Bloom, click on the icons below.

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    Score for Two Flutes, 8 pages; Total, 11 pages.

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  • Schubert - Sonata in C Major - Piano

    schubert.sonata in c major nsmSonata in C Major, D.613, by Franz Schubert

    Completion by John W. Pratt

    Piano Score, PDF $7.99

    Schubert's D.613 consists of two unfinished movements in C major. The first, in sonata form, includes an entire exposition of 86 bars and 35 bars of development ending in a dramatic turn toward E major.  We complete this beautiful movement here by adding, in Schubert's style, a suitably proportioned return to C major, a regular recapitulation with a modified bridge passage, and a new coda looking toward the heavenly Adagio in E major commonly assumed to be the intended slow movement to follow.

    The noted Schubert scholar Brian Newbould wrote the following to Mr. Pratt regarding his completion of D.613: "I find your arguments for completing the piece in the way you do perfectly convincing..... As for the completion itself, I've read and played it through a few times and it runs well.  You have fulfilled your aims, in just about as self-effacing a way as you can - which is clearly your hope."

    Piano score, 8 pages; Total, 12 pages.

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  • Slawinski - 5 Dessert Rounds - Two Flutes

    Slawinski.DessertRounds nsm5 Dessert Rounds, by Zenon Slawinski

    Contemporary Composition for Two Flutes

    Score, PDF $4.99

    Excerpts from the preface to the edition by Zenon Slawinski:

    In most classic rounds the second voice begins and plays (or sings) the same melody as the first voice. That's the case here too for three of the five Dessert Rounds. Rounds 3 and 4 are different. In Round 3 - The Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie - the second voice plays the same melody but a third higher. In Round 4 - Sweet Potato Flan - the second voice plays the melody a 4th higher. // The Dessert Rounds are relatively simple and should not pose any difficulties for most intermediate players, although there are some tricky meter changes in Round 2 - Chocolate Mint Ice Dream - if you practice this slowly you'll soon be able to get past the meter changes and simply enjoy your dessert. // Round 4 - Sweet Potato Flan - is written in 7/4. // I purposely left off many performance markings so the players can make their own mark on the compositions. Interpret these pieces freely and have fun.

    Zenon Slawinski, September 12, 2014

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    Click to listen to a few audio samples of the Dessert Rounds:

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    Score for two flutes, 6 pages; Total, 10 pages.

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  • Bach - Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue - Piano

    JP_at_piano_11.11.10.croppedToccata, Adagio, and Fugue, BWV 564, by J. S. Bach 

    Transcribed for Piano by John W. Pratt, PDF $14.84

    BWV 564 is unusual among Bach's big organ works.  It has a middle movement, an Adagio with an elaborate and gorgeous melody which can benefit greatly from the piano's shaded, nuanced dynamics and articulation.  The fugue, too, is atypical - light and lighthearted, well suited to the piano, with a fading coda that is if anything harder to treat convincingly on the organ than on the piano.  The exuberant Toccata is also highly effective and fun to play on the piano.  

    Piano part, 15 pages; Total, 17 pages.

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  • Brahms - Var. on a Theme of R. Schumann - Piano

    brahmsVariations on a Theme of Robert Schumann, Op.23, by J. Brahms

    Transcribed for Piano Solo by John W. Pratt, PDF $19.75

    Brahms wrote his beautiful Variationen über ein Thema von Robert Schumann for piano four hands, but essentially all the musical ideas are captured in this transcription for solo piano. The variations range from delicately decorative to spectral to warmly Brahmsian to bravura and even witty. The last, suffused with sadness, solemnity, resignation, and reaffirmation, combines a funeral march with the theme, which is known as Schumann's last idea because it came to him at night shortly before his attempted suicide and final commitment to an asylum. 

    Piano score, 21 pages; Total, 23 pages.

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  • Ross - Love Thee, Dearest - Harp Ensemble

    ross love thee nsmLove Thee, Dearest, Thomas Moore

    Arranged for Multi-Level Harp Ensemble by Judith Ross

    Score and Parts for Harps I, II, III, and IV; PDF $8.75

    Love Thee, Dearest is a popular Irish ballad with lyrics written by the famous poet Thomas Moore (1779-1852). Our harp ensemble arrangement was created by Judith Ross and is specifically designed for performance by harpists at varying levels. The Beginner, Easy, and lntermediate level parts may be performed on lever harp by one or more harpists. The Advanced part, for the teacher or advanced student, is designed to be performed by one person on pedal harp.

    Judith Ross, founder and director of the Massachusetts Harp Ensemble, has created numerous harp ensemble arrangements over the years. She welcomes harpists of all levels of expertise into her group, so most of her arrangements are designed to include parts of different levels of difficulty. That way, anyone can have a chance to participate and join in the fun. The Massachusetts Harp Ensemble is a Boston area treasure, enjoyed and appreciated by local harp students and their teachers, many of whom are familiar with Ms. Ross’ arrangements in manuscript form. Now some of these works are available to the broader harp community in new, typeset editions prepared by Noteworthy Sheet Music.

    Score, 5 pages; Harp I part, 1 page; Harp II part, 1 page; Harp III part, 2 pages; Harp IV part, 1 page; Total, 16 pages.

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    US customers may purchase professionally-printed hard copies of Love Thee, Dearestdirectly from Noteworthy Sheet Music for $14.85 plus a $5.95 shipping and handling fee. Please use the Contact Us form to let us know which edition(s) you would like to purchase, along with your contact information and your USPO mailing address.  

  • Benavides - Masters of 19th c Spanish Piano Music

    benavides masters nsmMasters of the 19th Century Spanish Piano Music

    Compiled and Edited by Ana Benavides

    Print Edition, 98 pages, paperback, $24.99

    Ana Benavides is an internationally acclaimed pianist and Steinway Artist who hasAna Benavides web21 photoperformed recitals in Europe, Australia, South America, and North America. A regular visitor to international festivals both as soloist and chamber musician, she has maintained a keen interest in rare Spanish piano music of the 19th century. Visit www.anabenavides.com to learn more about Ana Benavides and her work.

    Masters of the 19th Century Spanish Piano Music (copyright © 2014) is a compilation of exceptional but little-known and difficult to find works, all carefully selected and edited by Ana Benavides. The works are rare masterpieces of Spanish piano music that have been rediscovered and reprinted in an edition formatted to facilitate reading by professionals and aficionados at any level. The main objective of this publication is to establish a unifying link between the 18th century Spanish harpsichordists and the great nationalists. This outstanding book, an anthology of piano masterworks written by influential Spanish composers with different styles and posing varied degrees of difficulty for the player, is an essential tool for understanding music in Spain during the 19th century.

    Please click to view the following preview pages from Masters of the 19TH Century Spanish Piano Music:
    p1, from Sonata by Nicolás Ledesma
    p19, from No.10 of José Antonio Santesteban's 24 Preludios, Op.84
    p98, index of composers and works included in the book

    Masters of the 19th Century Spanish Piano Music was published by Bassus Ediciones and is distributed in the USA by Noteworthy Sheet Music. We sell this book in paperback print edition only, not as a PDF, and only for shipment to addresses within the USA.

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    benavides furundarena 245nsmMore Masters of 19th Century Spanish Piano Music - Solo Piano

    Selected and Edited by Ana Benavides

    Solo Piano Pieces, PDF editions

    Please see our article on Masters of the 19th Century Spanish Piano Music, a compilation of rare Spanish masterpieces edited by Ana Benavides that is available in print edition only.

    Here we offer seven additional difficult to find 19th century Spanish solo piano works, not included in the aforementioned print volume, for sale as individual convenient PDF downloads. Like the pieces included in the Masters book, these works were all carefully selected and re-notated by Dr. Benavides and provide insight into the music and style of several influential Spanish composers of the period.


    With the exception of José Antonio Santesteban's Variaciones Sinfónicas which is 4 pages long, the other pieces listed below are short, 2-page piano works, each sold separately.

    Ana Benavides is an internationally acclaimed pianist and Steinway Artist who has performed recitals in Europe, Australia, South America, and North America. A regular visitor to international festivals both as soloist and chamber musician, she has maintained a keen interest in rare Spanish piano music of the 19th century. Visit www.anabenavides.com to learn more about Ana Benavides and her work.

    Fabián de Furundarena Menuetto, Op.14 PDF, $3.99
    Fabián de Furundarena Mazurca, Op.15 PDF, $3.99
    Fabián de Furundarena Zortzico, Op.17 PDF, $3.99
    Fabián de Furundarena Adiós, Op.18 PDF, $3.99
    Fabián de Furundarena Mazurca, Op.19 PDF, $3.99
    Felipe Gorriti Segismunda, Habanera para piano PDF, $3.99
    José Antonio Santesteban Variaciones Sinfónicas PDF, $7.99
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    Benavides - More Masters, Furundarena-Mazurca, Op.15
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    Benavides - More Masters, Furundarena-Zortzico, Op.17
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    Benavides - More Masters, Furundarena-Adiós, Op.18
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    Benavides - More Masters, Furundarena-Mazurca, Op.19
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    Benavides - More Masters, Segismunda-Habanera para piano
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    Benavides - More Masters, Santesteban - Variaciones Sinfonicas - Piano
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