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Motet: Ite, procul abite, maestitiae, for soprano, two violins and continuo
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Giuseppe Torelli (1658–1709) was the reputed father of the instrumental concerto; what is not widely known is that he also composed sacred vocal music. Discovered in 2001, when the Berlin Sing-Akademie’s archive was returned from Kiev (where it had been hidden away since the Second World War), his four-movement motet Ite, procul abite, maestitiae (‘Go, begone, sadness’) for soprano, two violins and continuo is a splendid example of its genre. continue reading
Composer: Giuseppe Torelli
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  December 2016
Instruments: Soprano, two violins and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.12'
Series: Baroque
Pages: xiv/13 + 4 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 39 1 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 52 5
Code: HH433.FSP
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Torelli

At the Turn of the Year, for piano
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At the Turn of the Year is a revised version (2016) of a set of four short piano studies sketched mostly between December 1991 and January 1992. The work is in four sections, all derived from the opening material; the first and fourth are similar, and the middle sections, newly reworked and expanded, are fast and scherzo-like in character. continue reading
Composer: Stephen Pratt
Publication date:  December 2016
Instruments: Piano
Format: Playing score
Duration: c.10'
Series: Contemporary
Pages: iii/9
ISMN: 979 0 708146 42 1 
Code: HH436.SOL
Price: £8.95               More information

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Piano solo
Stephen Pratt

Sonate concertante in G major, for flute and piano
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The Sonate concertante in G major for flute and piano by Bohemian composer Joseph Lipavsky was published posthumously, as his ‘œuvre dernier’, in Vienna in 1810. The present edition is based on the printed copy in the Musikarchiv of the Stift Melk, Austria. The instrumental parts are of equal importance and moderate difficulty, continue reading
Composer: Joseph Lipavsky
Editor: Martin Skamletz
Publication date:  November 2016
Instruments: Flute and fortepiano
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.18'
Series: @Beethoven
Pages: xii/32 + 12
ISMN: 979 0 708146 23 0 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 37 2
Code: HH420.FSP
Price: £15.95               More information

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ed. Martin Skamletz
Eberl

Sonata in E minor for violin and basso continuo
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Among the of surviving works by J. F. Schreivogel, a violinist active in Milan in the first half of the 18th century, is this impressive and forward-looking three-movement sonata for violin and continuo in E minor. Evidently composed during the mid-1710s, continue reading
Composer: Johann Friedrich Schreivogel
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  November 2016
Instruments: Violin and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.12'
Series: Baroque
Pages: x/12 + 8 + 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 37 7 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 50 1
Code: HH432.FSP
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ed. Michael Talbot
Leopold Mozart
Violin Sonata in D minor
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Among Vienna’s many composers and pianists of the time, Anton Eberl (1765–1807) was the one considered most worthy of comparison with Beethoven. His Sonata in D minor, the fifth of seven sonatas, Op. 14, for violin and piano, continue reading
Composer: Anton Eberl
Editor: Martin Harlow
Publication date:  October 2016
Instruments: Violin and fortepiano
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.20'
Series: @Beethoven
Pages: xiv/38 + 16
ISMN: 979 0 708146 23 0 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 37 2
Code: HH422.FSP
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ed. Martin Harlow
Eberl

Sinfonia pastorella for alphorn and strings
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Written in Salzburg, probably in 1755, Leopold Mozart’s Sinfonia pastorella was designed for performance at Christmastide. Much of its thematic content would have been familiar to an eighteenth-century audience continue reading
Composer: Leopold Mozart
Editor: Frances Jones
Publication date:  October 2016
Instruments: Alphorn and strings
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.11'
Series: @Mozart
Pages: xi/10 + 4 + 4 x 8
ISMN: 979 0 708146 32 2 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 43 3
Code: HH430.FSP
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Keyboard reductions for alphorn in G and alphorn in G flat are also available.
ed. Frances Jones
Leopold Mozart
Sonata in E flat major
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Among the of surviving works by J. F. Schreivogel, a violinist active in Milan in the first half of the 18th century, is this sparkling three-movement sonata for violin and continuo. Composed late in his career, continue reading
Composer: Johann Friedrich Schreivogel
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  September 2016
Instruments: Violin and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.12'
Series: Baroque
Pages: x/12 + 8 + 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 33 9 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 46 4
Code: HH431.FSP
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ed. Michael Talbot
Schreivogel

Six quartet sonatas, Op. 34, volume 1
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Occupying a special place among Boismortier’s numerous (almost 260) sonatas are the Six Sonates à quatre parties différentes et également travaillées Op. 34 (1731), continue reading
Composer: Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Editor: Michael Elphinstone
Publication date:  September 2016
Instruments: Three violins and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.36'
Series: Baroque
Pages: xiii/33 + 4 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708146 30 8 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 43 3
Code: HH428.FSP
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ed. Michael Elphinstone
Boismortier
Quasis
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The three pieces that make up Quasis appear, at first glance, continue reading
Composer: Avi Schönfeld
Publication date:  July 2016
Instruments: Piano
Series: Contemporary
Format: Playing score
Duration: c.20'
Pages: iv/39
ISMN: 979 0 708146 22 3 
Code: HH421.sol
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Zinck

‘Kilravock’ Sonata in A minor
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A manuscript of this sonata was discovered recently in the collection of the Rose family, Lairds of Kilravock continue reading
Composer: Henricus Albicastro
Editor: Michael Talbot | Andrew Woolley
Publication date:  July 2016
Instruments: Violin and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.12'
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/11 + 2 x 8
ISMN: 979 0 708146 28 5 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 42 6
Code: HH427.FSP
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Albicastro

Sonata in C major, Op. 22/2
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The present sonata dedicated to Joseph Haydn is a model of classical clarity, and Cramer exploits the full range and sonority of the fortepiano, with exact indications of pedalling and dynamics. The first movement is on the ABRSM Grade 8 syllabus 2017 & 2018.
Composer: Johann Baptist Cramer
Editor: Christopher Hogwood
Publication date:  June 2016
Instruments: Keyboard
Format: Playing score
Duration: c.17'
Series: @Haydn
Pages: xii/15
ISMN: 979 0 708146 20 9 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 21 1
Code: HH383.sol
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ed. Christopher Hogwood
Cramer

Sonata in G minor
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When Zinck's sonatas first appeared in print in 1783, the leading European critics praised them for “their interesting melodic style, highly developed turns of phrase, great diversity of musical ideas unified into one great sonata style far removed from the routine, and finally, very descriptive tone-painting, [which] elevate them and make them worthy of the approval of connoisseurs”. Zinck followed C. P. E. Bach in promoting the use of the clavichord, but his music works equally well on the piano or fortepiano. This G minor sonata would provide a welcome novelty either in a recital programme or as teaching material. The first movement is on the ABRSM Grade 8 syllabus 2017 & 2018.
Composer: Hardenack Otto Conrad Zinck
Editor: Christopher Hogwood
Publication date:  June 2016
Instruments: Keyboard
Format: Playing score
Duration: c.15'
Pages: viii/12
ISMN: 979 0 708146 07 0 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 22 8
Code: HH384.sol
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Zinck

Sonata in F major
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Carl Fasch was notoriously reluctant to have his music made public and even asked for much of it to be destroyed. What remains supports the view that Fasch was the true successor to C. P. E. Bach, with whom he shared keyboard duties at Frederick the Great’s court. The present sonata, which appeared in print and was well regarded during the composer's lifetime, shows him to be a minor master and an eloquent advocate for the eclectic expressive style then current in Berlin. The third movement is on the ABRSM Grade 7 syllabus 2017 & 2018.
Composer: Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch
Editor: Christopher Hogwood
Publication date:  June 2016
Instruments: Keyboard
Format: Playing score
Duration: c.20'
Series: @Bach
Pages: xv/14
ISMN: 979 0 708146 08 7 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 23 5
Code: HH385.sol
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Cramer

Solo Uno
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Solo Uno was completed in summer 2015 and first performed by Nicholas Cox in a July recital at the International Clarinet Festival in Madrid. It consists of three contrasting movements: a moderately paced first movement that shifts in character towards the end, a slow, meditative middle movement, and a brisk, folksy finale.
Composer: Stephen Pratt
Publication date:  May 2016
Instruments: Clarinet (A)
Format: Performing score
Duration: c.8'
Pages: iv/8
ISMN: 979 0 708146 14 8 
Code: HH397.SOL
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Solo uno

‘Leuven’ Sonata in D minor
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Henricus Albicastro (pseudonym of Johann Heinrich Weissenburg, c.1660–1730), one of the most enigmatic yet musically capable violinist-composers of his era, succeeded in marrying the polyphonic art of the south German violin school with the melodic and structural innovations of the Italians. This unusually elaborate sonata, consisting of seven movements (or sections), survives uniquely in Leuven (Louvain), Belgium, where it forms part of the Di Martinelli family archive. Features such as ‘solo’ sections involving rapid figuration over a slowly moving bass (II and V), and the reappearance of two portions in a transformed state (II/V and III/VII), are somewhat old-fashioned for a composer of Albicastro’s generation. The third and last movements are notable for their complex double-stopping.
Composer: Henricus Albicastro
Editor: Michael Talbot | Andrew Woolley
Publication date:  May 2016
Instruments: Violin and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.12'
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/13 + 2 x 8
ISMN: 979 0 708146 19 3 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 35 8
Code: HH419.FSP
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ed. Michael Talbot/Andew Woolley
Albicastro

The Little Ballerina / Nocturne
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Den lille danserinnen (‘The Little Ballerina’) evokes a charming, gracious, light-footed dancer, while Nocturne makes the piano sing in the romantic tradition. Both these delightful short pieces would be ideal encores!
Composer: Christian Hartmannn
Publication date:  April 2016
Instruments: Piano
Format: Performing score
Duration: c.4'
Pages: iii/4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 15 5 
Code: HH398.SOL
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Ballerina

‘London’ Sonata No. 4 in F major
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Henricus Albicastro (pseudonym of Johann Heinrich Weissenburg, c.1660–1730), one of the most enigmatic yet musically capable violinist-composers of his era, succeeded in marrying the polyphonic art of the south German violin school with the melodic and structural innovations of the Italians. This four-movement sonata exemplifies the composer’s mastery of the Corellian style. The first movement is a composite (Adagio–Presto–Adagio), with an allemanda-like central section; the second, featuring suave Corellian counterpoint, is followed by a typically Albicastrian extended 3/2-time slow movement; and the final, giga-like movement is notated in common time but performed as if in compound time.
Composer: Henricus Albicastro
Editor: Michael Talbot | Andrew Woolley
Publication date:  April 2016
Instruments: Violin and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.8'
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/9 + 2 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 17 9 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 34 1
Code: HH418.FSP
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ed. Michael Talbot/Andew Woolley
Albicastro

A Highwire Act
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The piano, the violin and the cello share an essential feature: their sound is generated by vibrating strings, or – to draw from the title of this piece – vibrating ‘wires’. As if stealthily climbing over each other, the instruments in A Highwire Act run the gauntlet of crossing and exploring the extreme regions of their strings. Nirmali Fenn’s music reminds us of the beauty and thrill of being on the edge.
Composer: Nirmali Fenn
Publication date:  March 2016
Instruments: Violin, violoncello, piano
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Contemporary
Duration: c.10'
Pages: iv/10 `3 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708146 02 5 
Code: HH388.FSP
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A Highwire Act

‘London’ Sonata No. 3 in F minor
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Henricus Albicastro (pseudonym of Johann Heinrich Weissenburg, c.1660–1730), one of the most enigmatic yet musically capable violinist-composers of his era, succeeded in marrying the polyphonic art of the south German violin school with the melodic and structural innovations of the Italians. The present work consists of five movements, the first three performed without a break, and culminates in a magnificent French-style passacaglia. F minor is not a natural key for the violin and some of the semiquaver passage-work is challenging, but this is arguably the most substantial and rewarding of the four ‘London’ sonatas, both for the violinist and the continuo player.
Composer: Henricus Albicastro
Editor: Michael Talbot | Andrew Woolley
Publication date:  March 2016
Instruments: Violin and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.8'
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/13 + 2 x 8
ISMN: 979 0 708146 16 2 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 32 7
Code: HH417.FSP
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Albicastro

‘London’ Sonata No. 2 in B flat major
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Henricus Albicastro (pseudonym of Johann Heinrich Weissenburg, c.1660–1730), one of the most enigmatic yet musically capable violinist-composers of his era, succeeded in marrying the polyphonic art of the south German violin school with the melodic and structural innovations of the Italians. The present sonata consists of four movements in the sequence slow–fast–slow–fast, the “classic” structure associated with Corelli in particular. The slow movements are lyrical, while the brilliant fast movements are clearly of Corellian inspiration. Especially characteristic of Albicastro is the extended third movement, with its modulations to various keys and its prominent Neapolitan chords.
Composer: Henricus Albicastro
Editor: Michael Talbot | Andrew Woolley
Publication date:  February 2016
Instruments: Violin and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.8'
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/9 + 2 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 16 2 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 32 7
Code: HH416.FSP
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ed. Michael Talbot/Andew Woolley
Albicastro

Lotus Symphony
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The Lotus Symphony embodies Jeremy Arden’s artistic response to the beautiful ideas and images contained in one of Buddhism’s most important texts, the Lotus Sutra (the “Wonderful Law of the Lotus Flower”). A mixed chorus recites, in Japanese, excerpts from two chapters of the sutra: the “Expedient Means” (2) and the “Life Span” (16). According to the composer: “Quite apart from the meaning of the words, it was the extraordinary sound of the recitation together with its rhythm of dynamic determination and joyful courage that was the starting point for this musical journey.”
Publication date:  February 2016
Instruments: Flute (piccolo), clarinet (bass clarinet), horn, percussion, keyboard, strings & choir
Format: Full score
Series: Contemporary
Duration: c.10'
Pages: vi/20
ISMN: 979 0 708146 09 4 
Code: HH393.FSC
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Lotus Symphony

Moving On
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Composed between December 2014 and November 2015, Moving On developed from an initial short concert piece, written at the request of the piano duo Lauryna Sableviciute and Nicholas Ashton, into a larger work of several related movements reflecting different types of forward motion. Some wander, with no sense of hurry; others – such as ‘fast forward’, a kind of frantic boogie-woogie that might accompany a short, speeded-up film of an old American railroad train – dash or are fleeting. As the composer admits, a future destination of Moving On might well be a piece with film…
Publication date:  January 2016
Instruments: Two pianos
Format: Two playing scores
Series: Contemporary
Duration: c.10'
Pages: iii/31 + 30
ISMN: 979 0 708146 13 1 
Code: HH396.FSP
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Moving On

‘London’ Sonata No. 1 in C minor
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Henricus Albicastro (pseudonym of Johann Heinrich Weissenburg, c.1660–1730), one of the most enigmatic yet musically capable violinist-composers of his era, succeeded in marrying the polyphonic art of the south German violin school with the melodic and structural innovations of the Italians. The present work belongs to a group of four violin sonatas by Albicastro included in a manuscript anthology by at least 15 different composers copied c.1705 in England. Two lyrical slow movements alternate with energetic, often suavely contrapuntal quicker movements, and such characteristic Albicastrian hallmarks as inter-movement quotation and harmonic experimentation reveal a composer of singular originality and interest.
Composer: Henricus Albicastro
Editor: Michael Talbot | Andrew Woolley
Publication date:  January 2016
Instruments: Violin and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: vii/12 + 8 + 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 06 3 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 29 7
Code: HH415.FSP
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ed. Michael Talbot/Andew Woolley
Albicastro

Quenque sur l’octave
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The chaconne was particularly dear to French baroque composers, not least Boismortier. In one of his most original works, the Quinque sur l’octave, ou espece de dictionaire harmonique (‘Quintet based on the octave, or a type of harmonic dictionary’), Boismortier employs a chaconne to illustrate and elaborate upon the règle de l’octave (‘rule of the octave’), a formula common in the eighteenth century for the harmonisation of diatonic scales. Using the C major scale as his ground bass, he proposes increasingly varied diminutions over alternative harmonisations, and in so doing he ‘redefines’ the original règle. Scored for four violins and basso continuo, the Quinque is technically accessible, making it an ideal work for amateur violinists and school string ensembles.
Editor: Michael Elphinstone
Publication date:  December 2015
Instruments: Four violins, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: ix/14 + 5 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 12 4 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 31 0
Code: HH395.FSP
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ed. Michael Elphinstone
Boismortier

Tread Softly
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Litha Efthymiou’s Tread Softly is one of those rare new works to receive several performances in quick succession, eliciting an enthusiastic response each time. Its inspiration derives from two contrasting sources: early medieval Spanish sacred music and Debbie Locke’s drawing ‘Retracing Your Steps – Bristol I’ (2013). Though separated by more than a millennium, these sources share a powerful sense of movement enclosed within a static form, manifesting in the characteristic extended melisma of the Spanish music and the seemingly mobile, web-like form of Locke's central image. Tread Softly explores the idea of movement within stasis through the use of a main melodic gesture that transforms very slowly, but constantly, throughout.
Composer: Litha Efthymiou
Publication date:  December 2015
Instruments: String quartet
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.10'
Series: Contemporary
Pages: iii/10 + 4 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 03 2 
Code: HH389.FSP
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Efthymiou

Six Italian Arias, Volume 2
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Maurice Greene’s chamber (or ‘concert’) arias include a series of six ostensibly written for the great Venetian diva Faustina Bordoni during her visits to London in 1726–28. Among other features, they showcase her ‘trademark’ note – the E in the top space of the treble clef – which opera-goers found particularly thrilling. The obbligato violin part for each aria was probably intended for the violinist and composer Mauro D’Alay, Bordoni's constant companion and reputed lover. Full of character and expression, as well as melodiousness and contrapuntal finesse, these substantial works reveal a composer at the peak of his inspiration and ambition.
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  November 2015
Instruments: Soprano voice, violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: x/11 + 3 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 05 6 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 29 7
Code: HH391.FSP
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ed. Michael Talbot
Greene

Drei Fantasiebilder Südafrika
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Commissioned by Ensemble Reconsil and included in their CD collection Exploring the world, this work conjures up a fantasy landscape by means of its symbolic musical language, its timbres and its quotations from the music of the country’s indigenous peoples as well as that of European newcomers. A live performance by Ensemble Kontrapunkte will be given in Vienna Musikverein on 30 November.
Publication date:  November 2015
Duration:  c.9’
Instruments:  Flute, clarinet (bass clarinet), trumpet, trombone, piano, violin, viola, violoncello
Series: Contemporary
Format:  Conducting score
Pages:  vi/15
ISMN:  979 0 708146 06 3 
Code:  HH392.CON
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Format:  Instrumental parts
Pages:  16 + 7 x 8
ISMN:  979 0 708146 11 7 
Code:  HH392.IPT
Price:  £56.00               

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Octet
Alpenlegenden

Fables from the Alps (Alpenlegenden)
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These twelve piano miniatures, of increasing difficulty, are a magical distillation of Ming Wang’s long-desired encounter with the Alpine landscape. Written mostly in the conventional manner but also incorporating playing techniques and sound effects frequently used in New Music, they are an ideal introduction to the composer’s sound world – a mixture of European contemporary language and Asian colour. Detailed performing instructions, with added fingering by pianist and teacher Przemek Dembski, help to make these brief, unique works a joy for pupil and teacher alike.
Publication date:  October 2015
Instruments:  Piano solo
Series: Contemporary
Format:  Playing score
Pages:  iii/26
ISMN:  979 0 708146 00 1 
Code:  HH386.SOL
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Alpenlegenden

Six Italian Arias, Volume 1
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Maurice Greene’s chamber (or ‘concert’) arias include a series of six ostensibly written for the great Venetian diva Faustina Bordoni during her visits to London in 1726–28. Among other features, they showcase her ‘trademark’ note – the E in the top space of the treble clef – which opera-goers found particularly thrilling. The obbligato violin part for each aria was probably intended for the violinist and composer Mauro D’Alay, Bordoni's constant companion and reputed lover. Full of character and expression, as well as melodiousness and contrapuntal finesse, these substantial works reveal a composer at the peak of his inspiration and ambition.
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  October 2015
Instruments: Soprano voice, violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: xi/10 + 3 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 04 9 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 28 0
Code: HH390.FSP
Price: £12.50               More information

Notenbeispiel Music example (pdf)
ed. Michael Talbot
Greene

Piano Concerto in C major, K503
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Here, for the first time in modern edition, is the third in our series of Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s superb arrangements of seven of Mozart’s piano concertos, the Concerto in C major, K503.
Editor:  Leonardo Miucci
Publication date:  September 2015
Instruments:  Flute, violin, violoncello, pianoforte
Series: @MOZART
Format:  Full score and parts
Pages:  xxii/52 + 3 x 16
ISMN:  979 0 708041 83 2 
ISBN:  978 1 910359 26 6
Code:  HH356.FSP
Price:  £39.00               more information

Notenbeispiel Music example (pdf)
ed. Leonardo Miucci
Mozart/Hummel

Piano Concerto in C major, K503
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Hummel designed the piano part to be playable independently of the other instruments.
Editor:  Leonardo Miucci
Publication date:  September 2015
Instruments:  Pianoforte
Format:  Playing score
Series: @MOZART
Pages:  iii/44
ISMN:  979 0 708041 63 4 
Code:  HH356.PNO
Price:  £12.50               more information

Notenbeispiel Music example (pdf)
ed. Leonardo Miucci
Mozart/Hummel

‘Dresden’ violin sonata No. 5 in B flat major
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This sonata in B flat major was only recently identified as a sonata by Bitti, since its manuscript in Dresden lacks the name of the composer. Bitti’s authorship is not in doubt, however, especially since this sonata shares its fourth movement with the first of the ‘London’ sonatas. The sonata is in a style that mixes ‘church’ and ‘chamber’ elements. Particularly attractive is the second movement, an allegro in 6/8 metre with a distinctly ‘popular’ feel.
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  September 2015
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/9 + 2 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 01 8 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 27 3
Code: HH387.FSP
Price: £8.95               More information

Notenbeispiel Music example (pdf)
ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
Bitti


Six Trio Sonatas, Op. 28, volume 2
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Boismortier's Op. 28 trio sonatas are imbued with the kind of elegance, melodic and harmonic interest, and contrapuntal flair that characterise his earlier and later sets written in the ‘Italian style’, and they should greatly appeal to performers on the baroque and the modern oboe.
Editor: Michael Elphinstone
Publication date:  August 2015
Instruments: Two oboes and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: xii/23 + 3 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708041 08 5 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 19 8
Code: HH380.FSC
Price: £25.00               More information
ed. Michael Elphinstone
Boismortier

‘Cambridge’ violin sonata No. 12 in A major
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The twelfth sonata, in four movements, makes a fitting climax to the set. The corrente-like opening Vivace, with delicately traced passage-work, is followed by an Andante distinguished by interesting harmonic turns. An extended gavotte-like theme with two captivating variations forms the third movement, and the piece ends with a giga, a type of movement particularly favoured by this composer.
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  August 2015
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/12 + 2 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708041 42 9 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 25 9
Code: HH351.FSP
Price: £9.95               More information
ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
Bitti

‘Cambridge’ violin sonata No. 11 in F major
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The eleventh sonata, in five movements, is one of the most elaborate in the set. Its first movement (A tempo giusto) is very ornate and makes attractive use of syncopation. The second movement (Vivace) is good-humoured and alludes slyly to academic counterpoint. There follow two movements resembling, respectively, a sarabanda and a giga. The sonata ends with variations on a minuet theme – in the 1720s a newly fashionable way to close a sonata.
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  July 2015
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/15 + 8 + 4
ISMN: 979 0 708041 26 9 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 24 2
Code: HH350.FSP
Price: £12.50               More information
ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
Bitti

Kalyani
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‘Kalyani’ is a Melakarta raga in the southern Indian musical system, from which the main theme of this piece derives. Fragments of the raga are heard in various guises throughout the work, sometimes presented aggressively in a percussive context, at other times in a more serene and melancholy manner.
Title: Kalyani
Publication date:  May 2015
Instrument:  Piano solo
Series:  Contemporary
Format:  Playing score
Pages:  iv/7
ISMN:  979 0 708059 29 5
Duration:  c.6' 
Code:  HH378.SOL
Price:  £9.95               more information

Contemporary
Kalyani
Trio sonata in G minor
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Fortunato Chelleri was a prominent member of the large diaspora of Italian musicians who played a leading role in northern European musical life in the eighteenth century. This delightful piece, a useful addition to the trio sonata repertoire for two oboes and continuo, offers a fitting introduction to Chelleri’s captivating style, which mixes Italian and German elements.
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  May 2015
Instruments: Two oboes and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/8 + 3 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708041 18 4 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 20 4
Code: HH382.FSP
Price: £9.95               More information
ed. Michael Talbot
Chelleri
‘Cambridge’ violin sonata No. 10 in A minor
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The tenth sonata of the group, in four movements, is classically ‘da chiesa’ in character. Its first movement (Largo) weaves fantastic arabesques in the violin part, while the second (Allegro) includes attractive contrapuntal interaction between violin and bass. The third movement (Adagio) has some of the qualities of the first, and the piece concludes with a vigorous, through-composed Allegro in corrente rhythm.
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  May 2015
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/10 + 2 × 4
ISMN: 979 0 708059 59 2 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 17 4
Code: HH348.FSP
Price: £9.95               More information
ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
Bitti

In the Orbit of Venus
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In the Orbit of Venus aims to evoke key aspects of Venus as well as planetary motion in outer space. Repeated notes suggest satellite radio signals and movement, mythical names in Morse code, or simply a vague communicative presence. The first performance was given by Philip Mead during Scotland’s sound Festival 2014.
Title: In the Orbit of Venus
Publication date:  April 2015
Instrument:  Piano solo
Series:  Contemporary
Format:  Playing score
Pages:  v/22
ISMN:  979 0 708092 02 5
Duration:  c.11' 
Code:  HH381.SOL
Price:  £13.50               more information

Contemporary
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Six Trio Sonatas, Op. 28, volume 1
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Boismortier's Op. 28 trio sonatas are imbued with the kind of elegance, melodic and harmonic interest, and contrapuntal flair that characterise his earlier and later sets written in the ‘Italian style’, and they should greatly appeal to performers on the baroque and the modern oboe.
Editor: Michael Elphinstone
Publication date:  April 2015
Instruments: Two oboes and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: xii/21 + 3 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708092 99 5 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 18 1
Code: HH379.FSC
Price: £25.00               More information
ed. Michael Elphinstone
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‘Cambridge’ violin sonata No. 9 in C major
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The ninth sonata of the group, in five movements, is one of Bitti’s most stylistically advanced and ambitious. Its second movement, in C minor, is a languorous Largo in siciliana rhythm, and the gavotte-like finale takes the form of a theme with five variations.
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  April 2015
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/18 + 2 × 8
ISMN: 979 0 708059 18 9 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 16 7
Code: HH348.FSP
Price: £12.50               More information
ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
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Medley Concerto
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The Medley Concerto by Richard Mudge, an eighteenth-century English clergyman and composer, belongs within the tradition of Handel and Geminiani. Scored for a concerto grosso string ensemble plus two horns in D, it successfully combines dance variation form with baroque concerto structure. This good-humoured, sometimes riotous, piece, would make the perfect conclusion to a concert.
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  March 2015
Instruments: Two horns, strings and basso continuo
Format: Full score
Series: Baroque
Pages: xii/19
ISMN: 979 0 708041 85 6 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 13 6
Code: HH376.FSC
Price: £13.50               More information
Performance Material
is available as a digital download (pdf)
ed. Michael Talbot
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Schwebende Fragmente II
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A new, octet version of Ming Wang’s original Schwebende Fragmente for alto flute, viola and cello (HH214.fsp), but now with even greater colour and depth. Fragments of dreams, memories and illusions arising in the borderland between life and death emerge abruptly out of the subconscious and disappear just as quickly as they came.
Title: Schwebende Fragmente II
Publication date:  March 2015
Instrument:  Octet
Series:  Contemporary
Format:  Full score
Pages:  vii/15
ISMN:  979 0 708041 15 3
Duration:  c.8' 
Code:  HH375.FSC
Price:  £14.50               more information

Performance Material
is available as a digital download (pdf)
Contemporary
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‘Cambridge’ violin sonata No. 8 in A major
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The eight of Bitti’s twelve ‘Cambridge’ sonatas, representing the composer’s late, galant style. A suave preludio is followed by an allemanda, a sarabanda and a giga, and the mood of the whole is both relaxed and genial.
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  March 2015
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: vii/9 + 2 × 4
ISMN: 979 0 708059 592 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 15 0
Code: HH347.FSP
Price: £8.95               More information
ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
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Verwandlung for two bass clarinets
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The Zhuangzi, a 2000-year-old Daoist text by the Chinese philosopher ‘Master Zhuang’, is a large collection of anecdotes, allegories and fables, many of them picturesque and of great beauty. Verwandlung (‘Transformation’) is Ming Wang’s musical response to the book’s myriad magical images and their imagined meanings. Employing Western serialist principles in a characteristically ‘exotic’ way to aid musical shaping and structure, she exploits the multifarious sounds of the clarinet and the bass clarinet, notably the full spectrum of overtones, using both conventional and unconventional playing and breathing techniques. The result is a work of singular imaginative power.
Title: Verwandlung
Publication date:  February 2015
Instrument:  Two bass clarinets, one clarinet in B flat (2 players)
Series:  Contemporary
Format:  Playing score
Pages:  ix/11
ISMN:  979 0 708041 28 3
Duration:  c.10' 
Code:  HH374.FSC
Price:  £12.95               more information

Contemporary
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‘Cambridge’ violin sonata No. 7 in D major
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This is the seventh of Bitti’s twelve ‘Cambridge’ sonatas, representing his ‘late’, galant style. In five movements it comprises three well-contrasted quick movements between which two slow movements are inserted. In the opening movement the bass, as well as the violin, tests the performer’s ability. The final movement, marked ‘Allegrissimo’, has some deft humorous touches, parodying the kind of imitation practised in the stile antico.
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  February 2015
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: ix/11 + 2 × 4
ISMN: 979 0 708041 75 7 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 14 3
Code: HH346.FSP
Price: £9.95               More information
ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
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Animal Jazz for piano
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pixelBarbara Snow
A new album of modern, catchy piano miniatures in a mixture of styles — jazz, latin, classical — for young beginner pianists. The pieces will be great fun to play and to teach, and parents will love them too. Barbara Snow is an inspiration!
Title: Animal Jazz
Publication date:  January 2015
Instruments: Piano
Format: Playing score
Series: For children
Pages: vi/16
ISMN: 979 0 708092 96 4 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 07 5
Code: HH371.SOL
Price: £8.95               More information
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String quartet in E flat major, Op. 13/III
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Third in the series of Op. 13 string quartets by Czech-born composer and violinist Václav Pichl (1741–1805), this edition was completed just before Christopher Hogwood died in 2014. Like its predecessors, the quartet exploits each instrument equally and offers an attractive alternative to the standard, and better-known, Viennese works of the period.
Editor: Christopher Hogwood
Publication date: January 2015
Series: @Haydn
Instruments: Two violins, viola and violoncello
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: xiii/13 + 4 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708092 67 4 
ISBN: 978 1 905779 87 1
Code: HH196.FSP
Price: £29.00               more info
ed. Christopher Hogwood
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‘Cambridge’ violin sonata No. 6 in C major
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This is the sixth of Bitti’s twelve ‘Cambridge’ sonatas, representing his ‘late’, galant style. The second and fourth movements are dance-like, and the two slow movements have the finely chiselled elegance that is the composer’s hallmark.
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  January 2015
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/7 + 2 × 4
ISMN: 979 0 708041 84 9 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 11 2
Code: HH345.FSP
Price: £8.95               More information
ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
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Six trio sonatas for flute, violin and continuo, Op. 41, vol. 2
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While the trio sonata for two violins and continuo tends to be associated with Italy, that for flute, violin and continuo was largely the province of German composers such as Telemann, Bach and Handel. How surprising, then, that one of the first collections for this particular scoring was composed by a Frenchman, Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689–1755), whose Op. 41 sonatas (1732) were intentionally written in the ‘Italian style’. Modelled on the works of Corelli, they also bear the influence of Vivaldi, yet individual sonatas reveal a French character too, thanks to Boismortier’s rich harmonic language, his many typically ‘French’ melodic lines and the occasional presence of French agréments.
Editor: Michael Elphinstone
Publication date:  December 2014
Instruments: Flute, violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: xiii/27 + 3 × 12
ISMN: 979 0 708092 98 8 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 05 1
Code: HH373.FSP
Price: £25.00               More information
ed. Michael Elphinstone
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‘Cambridge’ violin sonata No. 5 in D major
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Bitti’s twelve ‘Cambridge’ sonatas, presented to Cardinal Ottoboni, represent the ‘late’, galant Bitti, full of lovingly sculpted ornamental detail for the violin but with the same resourceful harmony and perfectly proportioned forms as before. The fifth sonata of the group is a pure sonata da chiesa, none of its four movements containing repeats or conforming to a recognizable dance type. The fast movements test the violinist’s agility, while the arabesques of the slow movements highlight lyrical expression.
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  December 2014
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/11 + 2 × 4
ISMN: 979 0 708041 29 0 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 10 5
Code: HH344.FSP
Price: £9.95               More information
ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
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Lo Speziale, dramma giocoso
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The manuscript of Haydn’s opera Lo Speziale (’The Apothecary’) was partly destroyed by fire in 1779. For much of the 20th century the work was performed in a one-act German-language arrangement, but revivals since the 1980s have returned to the original three-act version, revised and completed. Now, at long last, a practical performing edition has been released — score, vocal score and hire parts — based on the revival at the Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt in 2001. Opera companies around the world will find this attractive, and future performances will surely win new admirers for one of Haydn’s most popular operas.
Publication date:  November 2014
Instruments: Soprano, mezzo soprano, two tenors, orchestra
Format: Full score
Series: @HAYDN
Pages: ix/178
ISMN: 979 0 708059 11 0 
ISBN: 978 1 914229 90 2
Code: HH405.FSC
Price: £72.00

Format: Vocal score
Pages: vi/136
ISMN: 979 0 708092 47 6 
Code: HH405.VOC
Price: £28.00               More information
ed. Johannes Stoltz
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‘Cambridge’ violin sonata No. 4 in G major
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Bitti's twelve ‘Cambridge’ sonatas, presented to Cardinal Ottoboni, are typical of the composer’s late, galant style, with lovingly sculpted ornamental detail for the violin, resourceful harmony and perfectly proportioned forms. The fourth sonata mixes church and chamber elements, and the last two of its four movements have the character of a corrente and a giga, respectively. The tone of the whole work remains elegant and melodious.
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  November 2014
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: ix/9 + 2 × 4
ISMN: 979 0 708059 10 3 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 09 9
Code: HH343.FSP
Price: £8.95               More information
ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
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Six trio sonatas for flute, violin and continuo, Op. 41, vol. 1
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While the trio sonata for two violins and continuo tends to be associated with Italy, that for flute, violin and continuo was largely the province of German composers such as Telemann, Bach and Handel. How surprising, then, that one of the first collections for this particular scoring was composed by a Frenchman, Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689–1755), whose Op. 41 sonatas (1732) were intentionally written in the ‘Italian style’. Modelled on the works of Corelli, they also bear the influence of Vivaldi, yet individual sonatas reveal a French character too, thanks to Boismortier’s rich harmonic language, his many typically ‘French’ melodic lines and the occasional presence of French agréments.
Editor: Michael Elphinstone
Publication date:  October 2014
Instruments: Flute, violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: xiii/31 + 3 × 4
ISMN: 979 0 708092 97 1 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 04 4
Code: HH372.FSP
Price: £25.00               More information
ed. Michael Elphinstone
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‘Cambridge’ violin sonata No. 3 in B flat major
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Bitti's twelve ‘Cambridge’ sonatas, presented to Cardinal Ottoboni, represent the ‘late’, galant Bitti, full of lovingly sculpted ornamental detail for the violin but with the same resourceful harmony and perfectly proportioned forms as before. The third sonata of the group, in four movements, is a radically updated new version of the first ‘London’ sonata (published as HH328). Each of its four movements lavishly decorates and/or paraphrases the material of the earlier model, producing what is, in effect, a new composition that breathes the air of the 1720s.
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  October 2014
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: ix/8 + 2 × 4
ISMN: 979 0 708092 07 0 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 08 2
Code: HH342.FSP
Price: £8.95               More information
ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
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Entfaltung (Septet)
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Entfaltung (“Unfolding”), a septet commissioned by the Viennese ensemble Auer's Flutery, fuses the sound worlds of the historical and the modern flute, the two instruments engaging in a dialogue with the more powerful strings. The idea is that an immense organism can develop out of a tiny seed — the note D. Above this central point is built a complex tonal system, one that conforms to the basic scale of the medieval pipe yet is naturally suited to the string instruments.

Publication date: September 2014
Instruments: Flute, medieval pipe, two violins, viola, violoncello, double bass
Series: Contemporary
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: ix/29 + 5 x 12 + 2 x 8
ISMN: 979 0 708059 11 0
Duration: c.10'
Code: HH367.FSP
Price: £36.00               More information

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‘Cambridge’ violin sonata No. 2 in A minor
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Bitti's twelve “Cambridge” sonatas, presented to Cardinal Ottoboni, represent the composer’s late, galant style, full of lovingly sculpted ornamental detail for the violin but with the same resourceful harmony and perfectly proportioned forms seen in earlier works. This second piece of the group — a classic sonata da camera consisting of a preludio, allemanda, corrente and giga — is particularly interesting for being an elaborate reworking of the seventh “London” sonata, in which silky written-out ornamentation and harmonic enrichment are wrapped round the “Doric columns” of the earlier version (published as HH334).
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  September 2014
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: ix/9 + 2 × 4
ISMN: 979 0 708092 81 0 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 06 8
Code: HH341.FSP
Price: £8.95               More information
ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
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Ming Wang: Hoamat for speaker, soloists, ensembles, orchestra and choir
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Hoamat — the Bavarian pronunciation of the word Heimat (“Home”) — was commissioned by the Municipal Music School in the Upper Bavarian city of Burghausen for their Lokalklang Festival. The ten movements, which make use of a rich variety of ensembles, are all playable by non-professional musicians and, as the first performance proved, can be hugely enjoyable for an audience!

Publication date: August 2014
Instruments: speaker, soloists, ensembles, orchestra and choir
Series: Contemporary
Format: Conducting score
Pages: vi/63
ISMN: 979 0 708092 87 2
Duration: c.40'
Code: HH354.FSC
Price: £55.00               more info

Performance Material (Vocal scores and intrumental parts)
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Martino Bitti: ‘Cambridge’ violin sonata No. 1 in C minor
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Bitti's twelve ‘Cambridge’ sonatas, presented to Cardinal Ottoboni, represent the composer’s late, galant style, full of lovingly sculpted ornamental detail for the violin but with the same resourceful harmony and perfectly proportioned forms seen in earlier works.
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  August 2014
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: ix/11 + 2 × 4
ISMN: 979 0 708041 60 3 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 02 0
Code: HH340.FSP
Price: £8.95               more information
ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
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String quartet in B flat major, Op. 13/II
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This second volume in the series of his Op. 13 quartets exploits each instrument equally — even the viola is allocated elaborate solo passages — and offers an attractive alternative (as Haydn realised at the time) to the standard Viennese works of this period.
Editor: Christopher Hogwood
Publication date: July 2014
Series: @Haydn
Instruments: Two violins, viola and violoncello
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: xii/16 + 16 + 3 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708092 66 7 
ISBN: 978 1 905779 86 4
Code: HH195.FSP
Price: £27.95               more info
ed. Christopher Hogwood
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Memorare for flute, viola and harp
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A prayer addressed to Our Lady of Consolation, Memorare evokes images of flight and our basic human need for escape and protection. The subtle colours of Timothy Raymond’s musical language and his fine judgement of instrumental timbre combine to produce a work of immense transcendental power.

Publication date: July 2014
Instruments: Flute, viola and harp
Series: Contemporary
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: iv/14 + 3 × 12
ISMN: 979 0 708059 64 6
Duration: c.7'
Code: HH370.FSP
Price: £24.00               more information
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Concerto a quadro del Sign: Hendell
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This previously unpublished Concerto a quadro presumably started life as a concerto for the standard Baroque forces of flute, strings and continuo. Not preserved in its original form, it survives in a version for flute, violin, viola and cello in a set of manuscript parts apparently copied by an amateur musician in Sweden and now part of Christopher Hogwood’s collection.
Editor: Christopher Hogwood
Publication date: June 2014
Series: Baroque
Instruments: Flute, violin, viola and violoncello with optional basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: ix/9 + 8 + 3 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708041 88 7 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 03 7
Code: HH369.FSP
Price: £14.75               more info
ed. Christopher Hogwood
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‘Dresden’ violin sonata No. 4 in A major
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This A major sonata could be regarded as the summation of Bitti’s craft as a composer of violin sonatas, and reveals a particular closeness to Corelli’s musical style.
Editor: Alessandro Borin | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  May 2014
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: ix/12 + 8 + 4
ISMN: 979 0 708041 57 3 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 01 3
Code: HH339.FSP
Price: £9.95               more information
ed. Alessandro Borin & Antonio Frigé
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Six Trio Sonatas, Op. 18, volume 2
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Joseph Bodin de Boismortier’s [VI] Sonates en Trio Pour deux Violons avec la Baße Op. 18, which appeared in 1727, are veritable gems of high baroque French instrumental music.
Editor: Michael Elphinstone
Publication date:  May 2014
Instruments: Two Violins, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: xiii/28 + 3 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708092 95 7 
ISBN: 978 1 905779 86 4
Code: HH365.FSP
Price: £25.00               more information

“It sounds well, and is attractive to listeners [...] useful for both public and private use.”
click here to read the review in Early Music Review

ed. Michael Elphinstone
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‘Il Gran Mogol’ - Instrumental parts now available to buy
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Previously, the parts for this recently discovered flute concerto have been available for rental only.
Now, after premieres in many countries around the world – from Italy to Peru, and most recently in Austria – we have decided to publish the parts as a digital download. Each part can be printed in two formats: as single sheets or as a booklet.      
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‘Dresden’ violin sonata No. 3 in G minor
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This expressive four-movement sonata in G minor opens with an Adagio in the style of a slow cantata aria, complete with an introductory ritornello for the continuo. An Allegro in perpetuum mobile style follows, then an Adagio characterized by violin double- and triple-stopping, and finally a powerful fugue with ingenious contrapuntal writing.
Editor: Alessandro Borin | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  May 2014
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: ix/10 + 2 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708041 52 8 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 00 6
Code: HH338.FSP
Price: £8.95               more information
ed. Alessandro Borin & Antonio Frigé
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Piano Concerto in B flat major, K456
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Here, for the first time in modern edition, is the second in our series of Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s superb arrangements of seven of Mozart’s piano concertos, the Concerto in B flat, K456.
Editor:  Leonardo Miucci
Publication date:  April 2014
Instruments:  Flute, violin, violoncello, pianoforte
Format:  Full score and parts
Pages:  xix/55 + 2 x 12 + 16
ISMN:  979 0 708092 86 5 
ISBN:  978 1 905779 22 20
Code:  HH355.FSP
Price:  £39.00               more infomation

The piano part is available as a separate publication


“An arrangement such as this requires neither the space nor the expense of an orchestra, but more significantly, this is a contribution to the frequently overlooked repertoire for the early 19th-century music room.”
click here to read the review (of K466) in The Consort

ed. Leonardo Miucci
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‘Dresden’ violin sonata No. 2 in D major
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This powerful sonata in D major is one of Bitti’s most Corelli-like creations. It opens with a composite movement in which slow sections alternate with cadenza-like quick ones. Its second movement is what the English of the time called a “double-stopped” fugue, where the single violin mimics the contrapuntal interplay of the two violins in a trio sonata. An almost comic movement follows, beginning as an Adagio, in which a “walking bass” partners deliberately mechanical scale progressions on the violin, before suddenly transmuting into a sparkling perpetuum mobile. The final two movements are more conventional: a stately Adagio in a broad, sarabande-like style and a vigorous gigue-like Allegro.
Editor: Alessandro Borin | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  April 2014
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: x/14 + 6 + 4
ISMN: 979 0 708041 51 1 
ISBN: 978 1 904229 60 5
Code: HH337.FSP
Price: £12.50               more information
ed. Alessandro Borin & Antonio Frigé
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Four Sonate a quattro
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“The earliest string quartets” was how the great musicologist Edward Dent described Alessandro Scarlatti's set of four sonatas, published here for the first time in their original scoring. All in minor keys, these works are unique for the energy of the fugal writing, the passionate chromaticism of the slow movements and the playful, asymmetrical phrasing of the final Minuets. The scoring leaves open a range of performance possibilities, from one to a part, with or without continuo, to orchestral performance. This new edition provides a valuable opportunity to discover the music of an innovative genius whose extensive output remains largely unexplored.
Editor: Rosalind Halton
Publication date:  March 2014
Instruments: Two Violins, viola, violoncello
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: xiv/33 + 4 x 16
ISMN: 979 0 708092 09 4 
ISBN: 978 1 905779 51 2
Code: HH361.FSP
Price: £28.00              more info
ed. Rosalind Halton
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Six Trio Sonatas, Op. 18, volume 1
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Joseph Bodin de Boismortier’s [VI] Sonates en Trio Pour deux Violons avec la Baße Op. 18 appeared in 1727. Each consists of four or five movements, at least one being a dance; most of the slow movements feature the familiar Corellian “walking bass”, while one of the fast movements in each sonata is fugal or based on imitative entries. Though adhering to Italian models, the sonatas also display certain French elements, along with characteristics of Boismortier’s own individual style, and their harmonic language is especially rich. These expertly crafted works — veritable gems of high-baroque French instrumental music — deserve to become part of the repertoire of all period instrumental groups.
Editor: Michael Elphinstone
Publication date:  March 2014
Instruments: Two Violins, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: xiii/28 + 3 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708092 94 0 
ISBN: 978 1 905779 58 1
Code: HH364.FSP
Price: £25.00              more info
ed. Michael Elphinstone
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‘Dresden’ violin sonata No. 1 in C major
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This sonata by Bitti is unusual in having only three movements – all of them quick or quickish movements in C major. However, the movements are nicely contrasted. The first is a euphonious dialogue between violin and bass, while the second allows the violin to show off dexterity of bowing and extrovert playing. The third movement is a spirited gavotte that takes time out to poke fun at textbook counterpoint.
Editor: Alessandro Borin | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  March 2014
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: vii/8 + 2 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708041 50 4 
ISBN: 978 1 904229 59 9
Code: HH336.FSP
Price: £8.95               more info
ed. Alessandro Borin & Antonio Frigé
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The Edge of Self for accordion solo
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Commissioned by Slovak virtuoso accordionist Milan Osadsky, Nirmali Fenn’s The Edge of Self homes in on one of the instrument’s most characteristic features — its unique capacity for producing sustained notes and note clusters. Marked by passages of extreme stillness and others that shake with anticipation of intense activity, the piece begins highly compressed, expands in the middle to form extremely dense chords, and finally retreats, compressing to one note.

Publication date: February 2014
Instruments: Accordion solo
Series: Contemporary
Format: Playing score
Pages: iv/7
ISMN: 979 0 708024 93 4
Duration: c.10'
Code: HH366.SOL
Price: £13.50               more info
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‘London’ violin sonata No. 8 in A major
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This Sonata in A major was published by John Walsh in April 1704 as the second piece by Bitti presented in a series of violin sonatas by different composers delivered to subscribers in twelve monthly instalments. An extrovert work, well suited to public performance, it was played in London by the Cremonese violinist Gasparo Visconti. In the Allegro movement, playful imitations between violin and bass eventually give way to violin acrobatics, and the slow movement is a model of continuously evolving melody.
Editor: Alessandro Borin | Michael Talbot
Publication date:  February 2014
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: vii/8 + 2 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708024 91 0 
ISBN: 978 1 904229 43 8
Code: HH335.FSP
Price: £8.95               more info
ed. Alessandro Borin & Michael Talbot
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‘London’ violin sonata No. 7 in A minor
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In A minor, the seventh London sonata is serious and noble in tone, while displaying a dance-like character in its final three movements. It constitutes the perfect marriage between energetic and lyrical expression — the ‘happy medium’ that English players and audiences prized so much around 1700 and identified with the school of Corelli, whose style Bitti does not imitate directly, but whose aesthetic he shares in so many respects.
Editor: Alessandro Borin | Michael Talbot
Publication date:  January 2014
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: vii/7 + 2 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708024 92 7 
ISBN: 978 1 904229 37 7
Code: HH334.FSP
Price: £8.95               more info

ed. Alessandro Borin & Michael Talbot
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States of Ice Diamond Dust
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This piece is a poetic representation of the ice phenomenon “diamond dust”. Its light, ponderous beginning exploits the guitar’s delicate timbral qualities, while the second, more aggressive section is quite percussive in texture, depicting the full gamut of elements that constitute this elusive state of ice.
Composer: Litha Efthymiou
Publication date:  December 2013
Instrument: Guitar
Series: Contemporary
Format: Playing score
Pages: iv/4
ISMN: 979 0 708092 89 6 
Code: HH363.SOL
Price: £7.25               more info
Contemporary
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‘London’ violin sonata No. 6 in D major
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D major could be described as the great “extrovert” key in late Baroque string music, and Florentine composer Martino Bitti’s four-movement sonata, in the classic slow–fast–slow–fast configuration, does not disappoint in this respect. In particular, the second movement, an allemande-like Allegro, tests the player’s ability to execute broken-chord figures neatly. Bitti’s artistic personality always shines through, however, and the music never loses its poise, melodic beauty remaining its highest goal.
Editor: Alessandro Borin | Michael Talbot
Publication date:  December 2013
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: vii/7 + 2 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708092 92 6 
ISBN: 978 1 905779 07 9
Code: HH333.FSP
Price: £8.95               more info

ed. Alessandro Borin & Michael Talbot
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‘London’ violin sonata No. 5 in D minor
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Florentine composer Martino Bitti’s Sonata in D minor captures the serious-minded, plaintive mood traditionally associated with this key. The corrente-like fast second movement in triple metre, with its tiny, insistently repeated musical figure, is reminiscent of Vivaldi. In the other three movements, the composer shows a more typical side of his style, where the free spinning-out of melody — always exquisitely shaped — takes precedence over strict repetition.
Editor: Alessandro Borin | Michael Talbot
Publication date:  November 2013
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: vii/7 + 2 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708092 91 9 
ISBN: 978 1 905779 06 2
Code: HH332.FSP
Price: £8.95               more info

ed. Alessandro Borin & Michael Talbot
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An Interior Monologue for viola solo
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Inspired by American poet Clayton Eshleman’s reflections on the drawings of Henri Michaux, Nirmali Fenn creates a subdued yet highly expressive sound world in her latest work. The solo viola’s open strings, of which the top and bottom are detuned, trapping the music within a tritone pair, act like outer voices, as in counterpoint. They are, in the composer’s words, “like balloon strings”, limiting the melody lines on other strings and generating an acute sense of elasticity as the relationship between the lines is stretched to the extreme.

Publication date: October 2013
Instruments: Viola solo
Series: Contemporary
Format: Playing score
Pages: iv/3
ISMN: 979 0 708092 87 2
Duration: c.5'
Code: HH352.SOL
Price: £12.00               more info
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‘London’ violin sonata No. 4 in A major
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This Sonata in A major belonging to the ‘London’ group was published by John Walsh in January 1704 as the opening work in a series of violin sonatas by different composers delivered to subscribers in twelve monthly instalments. It is also preserved in the manuscript in the British library containing seven violin sonatas by Bitti. It is an extrovert work well suited to public performance — we know that the Cremonese violinist Gasparo Visconti played it at Drury Lane Theatre. The structure follows a pattern that recalls a sonata da camera by Corelli: a prelude-like movement followed in turn by a corrente, a slow, triple-time movement resembling a sarabanda, and a giga.
Editor: Alessandro Borin | Michael Talbot
Publication date:  October 2013
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: vii/7 + 2 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708092 90 2 
ISBN: 978 1 905779 85 7
Code: HH331.FSP
Price: £8.95               more info
ed. Alessandro Borin & Michael Talbot
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Twelve Ballads
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Haydn’s first set of Lieder, adapted for the English market by William Shield, who was to become his close friend, were an instant commercial success, with the most popular of them reissued separately not only in England but also in Ireland and America. Generously illustrated with facsimiles from the original publications, which were notated on two staves, the new edition, the first in 200 years, uses three staves to clarify the voice and keyboard parts, and includes an Introduction and full Critical Commentary.
Editor: Christopher Hogwood
Publication date: September 2013
Series: @Haydn
Instruments: Voice & keyboard
Format: Full score
Pages: xviii/28
ISMN: 979 0 708059 70 7 
ISBN: 978 1 905779 99 4
Code: HH192.FSC
Price: £14.50               more info

ed. Christopher Hogwood
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Chants du Printemps for Chamber Orchestra
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Chants du Printemps is an expanded version of a smaller work, completed in 2010, for two oboes, cor anglais, harp and percussion. The earlier piece, Canto di Primavera, included a couple of oblique references to Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps, which Stephen Pratt, during the centenary year of this iconic masterpiece, decided to develop in his recomposed work. The final movement, a celebration rather than a sacrifice, concludes with the clearest references to the original — a collage of three distorted snippets from Part I of Le Sacre. Despite such borrowings, it is hoped that the listener will enjoy Chants du Printemps in its own right (no pun intended).

“Stephen Pratt’s homage to Stravinsky, Chants du Printemps, was a fearless attempt to harness the brute energy of The Rite of Spring, like a rodeo rider clinging to a particularly implacable bull.”

The Guardian

Publication date:  September 2013
Instruments:  Chamber Orchestra
Series:  Contemporary
Format: Study score (A4)
Pages: vi/82
ISMN: 979 0 708092 88 9
Duration: c.18'
Code: HH362.SSC
Price: £42.00               more info
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Italian Pastoralette — Cupido perfido, dentr’al mio cuor
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Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643–1704) was unusual among his French contemporaries in setting a significant number of Italian texts, of which two of the most substantial are a pair of pastoralette. ‘Cupido perfido dentr’al mio cuor’ is scored for four solo voices, two treble instruments and continuo, this work may also involve choral forces if desired. As in the companion work ‘Amor vince ogni cosa’ (HH323.FSC), Charpentier incorporates innovative Italian features into his essentially French musical style.
Editor: Shirley Thompson
Publication date: September 2013
Instruments:  Four voices, two Treble Instruments, Basso continuo
Format: Full score
Pages: xiv/24
ISMN: 979 0 708092 76 6 
ISBN: 978 1 905779 95 6
Code: HH324.FSC
Price: £19.95               more info

Performance Material (Vocal score and parts)
is available as a digital download (pdf)
ed. Shirley Thompson
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‘London’ violin sonata No. 3 in G minor
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The three groups of violin sonatas by leading Florentine violinist-composer Martino Bitti (1655/56–1743) are sadly neglected. Unusually for Bitti’s earlier sonatas, the Sonata in G minor belonging to the London group features only three movements: a prelude-like slow opening movement full of melodic eloquence, followed by a generously proportioned and rhythmically interesting Allemanda and, to conclude, a sparkling giga-like movement.
Editor: Alessandro Borin | Michael Talbot
Publication date:  September 2013
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: vii/5 + 2 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708092 84 1 
ISBN: 978 1 905779 98 7
Code: HH330.FSP
Price: £7.95               more info

ed. Alessandro Borin & Michael Talbot
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Proteo ò il mondo rovverscio
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This unique volume brings together side by side the two distinct versions of Vivaldi’s unusually titled concerto Il Proteo ò il mondo al rovverscio (“Proteus, or The World Turned Upside-Down”), both dating probably from the mid-1720s. Not only are we able to glimpse the fascinating creative process involved in the conversion of one concerto into the other, but the two works are differently scored, providing equally valid alternatives for performance.
Editor:  Paul Everett
Publication date:  August 2013
Instruments:  Violin solo, violoncello solo, strings, basso continuo (RV 544) Two flutes, two oboes, violin solo, violoncello solo, harpsichord, strings, basso continuo (RV 572)
Format:  Full score
Pages:  xxii/53
ISMN:  979 0 708024 90 3 
ISBN:  978 1 904229 36 0
Code:  HH056.FSC
Price:  £32.00               more info

The instrumental parts are available as a digital download (pdf)

ed. Paul Everett
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Piano Concerto in D minor, K466
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Any performer of Mozart's piano concertos must have wondered how those sparsely notated sections would have been realized at the time. No one is better placed to provide an answer than the composer's own pupil Johann Nepomuk Hummel. Here now, for the first time in modern edition, is the first of the series of Hummel’s superb arrangements of seven concertos — K466 in D minor. Not only will these scores throw light on the problem mentioned, but they will provide a unique opportunity for pianists to perform Mozart’s masterpieces with just a handful of friends or colleagues rather than with full orchestra, or even play them as solo works in their own right.
Editors:  Costantino Mastroprimiano | Leonardo Miucci
Publication date:  August 2013
Instruments:  Flute, violin, violoncello, pianoforte
Format:  Full score and parts
Pages:  xi/53 + 12 + 2 x 16
ISMN:  979 0 708092 78 03 
ISBN:  978 1 905779 97 0
Code:  HH327.FSP
Price:  £35.50               more info

The piano part is available as a separate publication


“An arrangement such as this requires neither the space nor the expense of an orchestra, but more significantly, this is a contribution to the frequently overlooked repertoire for the early 19th-century music room.”
click here to read the review in The Consort

ed. Costantino Mastroprimano & Leonardo Miucci
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‘London’ violin sonata No. 2 in C minor
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The three groups of violin sonatas by leading Florentine violinist-composer Martino Bitti (1655/56–1743) are sadly neglected. Typically for Bitti’s earlier sonatas, the Sonata in C minor belonging to the London group features four movements in the standard configuration for chamber sonatas of the time: a prelude-like slow opening movement followed by three further movements of either implicit or explicit dance character. This sonata features a particularly eloquent third movement having the character of a sarabande, while the concluding giga-like movement exhibits irrepressible verve.
Editor:  Alessandro Borin | Michael Talbot
Publication date:  August 2013
Instruments:  Violin, basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Pages:  vii/5 + 2 x 4
ISMN:  979 0 708092 84 1 
ISBN:  978 1 905779 98 7
Code:  HH329.FSP
Price:  £8.95               more info

ed. Alessandro Borin & Michael Talbot
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‘London’ violin sonata No. 1 in B flat major
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The three groups of violin sonatas by leading Florentine violinist-composer Martino Bitti (1655/56–1743) are sadly neglected. Typically for his earlier sonatas, the Sonata in B flat major that heads the London group features four movements in the standard configuration for chamber sonatas of the time: a prelude-like slow opening movement followed by three further movements of either implicit or explicit dance character. This sonata has a particularly interesting second movement (Allemanda), where Bitti displays his considerable rhythmic finesse.
Editor:  Alessandro Borin | Michael Talbot
Publication date:  July 2013
Instruments:  Violin, basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Pages:  vii/7 + 2x4
ISMN:  979 0 708092 80 3 
ISBN:  978 1 905779 96 3
Code:  HH328.FSP
Price:  £8.95               more info

ed. Alessandro Borin & Michael Talbot
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Im Moment der Verklärung · Piano quintet
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Ming Wang's piano quintet embodies two totally contrasting musical conditions: one type of passage characterized by chromatic lines and chords, which forcefully knock and grate against one another, creating a mood of hypertension, can unexpectedly flip over into a sound world of reassuring, transparent pentatonicism. This contrast evokes a dark landscape suddenly lit up when it reflects light coming from outside.
Publication date:  July 2013
Instruments:  Two violins, viola, violoncello
Format:  Full score and parts
Pages:  vii/33 + 4x8 + 16
ISMN:  979 0 708041 12 2 
Code:  HH353.FSP
Price:  £27.95               more info

Contemporary
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String quartet in A major
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Czech-born composer Václav Pichl (1741–1805) spent much of his working life in Vienna, where the Empress Maria Theresa preferred him to Mozart. His compositions were performed at Eszterháza by Haydn, who had a set of Pichl's "new quartets" copied in 1780 (he wrote over 30 quartets in all). Op. 13, the present set of stylish and skilfully contrasted works, were dedicated to Dittersdorf, one of his early employers. They exploit all four instruments equally (even the viola is allocated elaborate solo passages) and offer an attractive alternative to the standard Viennese works of this period.
Editor:  Christopher Hogwood
Publication date:  July 2013
Instruments:  Two violins, viola, violoncello
Format:  Full score and parts
Pages:  xiii/17 + 16 + 3x12
ISMN:  979 0 708059 58 5 
ISBN:  978 1 905779 17 8
Code:  HH187.FSP
Price:  £24.95               more info

ed. Christopher Hogwood
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Variations and Miscellaneous Pieces for keyboard
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In his day, Carl Fasch was regarded as the true successor to C. P. E. Bach. This final (third) volume of the composer's complete keyboard works includes his four sets of extended variations, containing some impressive displays of virtuosity, and a variety of shorter pieces, the majority previously unpublished. The whole three-volume keyboard cycle provides the modern player with remarkable, high-quality new repertoire for performance on the clavichord, harpsichord, or fortepiano.
Editor:  Christopher Hogwood
Publication date:  June 2013
Instruments:  Clavichord, Harpsichord, Fortepiano, Piano
Format:  Playing score
Pages:  xxv/48
ISMN:  979 0 708092 51 3 
ISBN:  978 1 905779 90 0
Code:  HH302.SOL
Price:  £24.95               more info

“This edition is both practical and elegant [...]
my belief in this brilliant edition’s imminent popularity.”
Volume 1 reviewed in The British Clavichord Society Newsletter
ed. Christopher Hogwood
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Mabel Dolmetsch Anthology for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord
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This anthology celebrates the life and work of Mabel Dolmetsch (1874–1963) on the fiftieth anniversary of her death. It brings together timeless melodies such as Belle qui tiens ma vie and Heartsease, sixteenth-century dances from the Medici Manuscript in the Dolmetsch Library, and examples from the French viol repertoire, including Récit de la viole seule et Sarabande from the Sonate for eight instruments by Marc-Antoine Charpentier and pieces by Sainte-Colombe, Jean-Baptiste Forqueray and Marin Marais.
Editor:  Marguerite Dolmetsch
Publication date:  May 2013
Instruments:  Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord
Format:  Full score and part
Pages:  x/47 + 24
ISMN:  979 0 708092 79 7 
ISBN:  978 1 905779 93 2
Code:  HH322.FSP
Price:  £24.95               more info

“There is plenty of proof of the love and care with which this volume has been prepared for publication, and it is well worth purchasing at the price of £24.95.”
(The Consort)

ed. Marguerite Dolmetsch
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Italian Pastoralette — Amor vince ogni cosa
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Marc-Antoine Charpentier was unusual among his French contemporaries in setting a significant number of Italian texts, of which two of the most substantial are a pair of pastoralettes, ‘Amor vince ogni cosa’ and ‘Cupido dentr’al mio cuor’. 
Editor:  Shirley Thompson
Publication date:  May 2013
Instruments:  Five voices, two Treble Instruments, Basso continuo
Format:  Full score
Pages:  xvi/40
ISMN:  979 0 708092 75 9 
ISBN:  978 1 905779 94 9
Code:  HH323.FSC
Price:  £19.95               more info

Performance Material (Vocal score and parts in PDF format)
Code:  HH323.IPT
Price:  £19.95               more info


“The blend of Italian and French elements makes this music particularly attractive. [...] It is to be hoped that with the appearance of this edtion, the piece will be more widely performed and recorded.”
click here to read the review in The Consort

ed. Shirley Thompson
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Sonatas and Character Pieces for keyboard
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The second volume of keyboard music by the reclusive Carl Fasch contains two unpublished sonatas (one in the unusual key of B flat minor) and his considerable output of “character pieces”, short descriptive works which justify contemporary opinion that he was the true successor to C. P. E. Bach. These individual vignettes are ideal for playing on either the clavichord or the fortepiano and provide an expressive foil to the first volume’s more extended and extrovert sonatas.
Editor:  Christopher Hogwood
Publication date:  April 2013
Instruments:  Clavichord, Harpsichord, Fortepiano, Piano
Format:  Playing score
Pages:  xxiv/65
ISMN:  979 0 708092 50 6 
ISBN:  978 1 905779 89 5
Code:  HH301.SOL
Price:  £32.00               more info

“This edition is both practical and elegant [...]
my belief in this brilliant edition’s imminent popularity.”
Volume 1 reviewed in The British Clavichord Society Newsletter
ed. Christopher Hogwood
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Utmost Attack for tuba quartet
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OFFBEAT REPERTOIRE FOR TUBA PLAYERS!
Hong Kong composer Chi-Hin Leung has written a daring new work for a quartet of tuba players – Utmost Attack. Portraying the actual moment of shooting an arrow from a crossbow – the finger on the trigger, the release of the arrow, and the attack on the enemy – it features powerful dynamic contrasts, constant shifts of mood, tempo, rhythm, texture and sonority, all to striking dramatic effect.

Publication date:  March 2013
Instruments:  Tuba quartet
Series:  Contemporary
Format:  Full score and parts
Pages:  iv/8 + 4×8
ISMN:  979 0 708092 70 4
Duration:  c.5'
Code:  HH326.FSP
Price:  £18.00               more info
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Entre Nous for Violoncello solo
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Entre Nous, written for the outstanding Norwegian cellist Jonathan Aasgaard, is one of a proposed series of three related works, all featuring solo cello. The title reflects the sense of collaboration at the heart of the project, and is, in this first piece of the set, a starting point for the music itself. In effect, two “voices” can be heard in dialogue through the work’s three movements — “Talking it over”, “Just …”, “… saying” — one gradually becoming more animated while a more lyrical and reflective voice attempts to keep things calm.

Publication date:  February 2013
Instruments:  Violoncello solo
Series:  Contemporary
Format:  Playing score
Pages:  iii/9
ISMN:  979 0 708092 94 2
Duration:  c.9'
Code:  HH321.SOL
Price:  £12.50               more info
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Sonata in B flat Op.70/3 for clarinet and keyboard
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The present work, which has been realized and edited by the well-known British clarinettist Nicholas Cox, will be particularly suitable for reasonably advanced students of both modern and classical clarinets.

Editor:
 Nicholas Cox
Publication date:  February 2013
Instruments:  Clarinet and keyboard
Series:  @MOZART
Format:  Full score and instrumental part
Pages:  xii/17 + 12
ISMN:   979 0 708092 69 8 
ISBN:  978 1 905779 71 0
Code:  HH259.FSP
Price:  £13.50               more info

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The Clash of Icicles against the Stars
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The premise underlying The Clash of Icicles against the Stars is the Chinese concept of qi. Qi means ‘breath’, ‘air’ or ‘gas’ and signifies the energy flow or life force that is the fundamental sustaining element of existence. The piece explores the various air chambers of the three instruments for which it is written, with the accordion compressing and expanding its chamber to manufacture sound, while the sheng, China’s oldest wind instrument and the ancestor of the accordion, uses reed vibration in contrast to the reedless flute, whose embouchure hole provides the basis for timbral experimentation. The I Ching provides a symmetrical structural base, while Rimbaud’s poem ‘Barbarian’, with its highly emotional imagery, evokes the spatial range and temporal pace of The Clash of Icicles against the Stars.

Publication date:  January 2013
Instruments:  Flute, accordion, sheng
Series:  Contemporary
Format:  Full score and instrumental parts
Pages:  iv/9 + 3x12
ISMN:  979 0 708092 71 1
Duration:  c.20'
Code:  HH320.FSP
Price:  £29.00               more info
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Six Solos
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Active in Gloucester and Birmingham during the mid-18th century, Barnabas Gunn was a composer and performer of sacred and secular music. His violin sonatas of 1745, here published for the first time in modern edition, reveal him to have been more than just a competent provincial musician, however. Their style varies from Corellian brilliance to English Galant sophistication, the instrumental writing for each players is as challenging as it is stimulating, and the music will surprise and delight performers and listeners alike.

Editors:  Martin Perkins and Chloe Werner
Publication date:  December 2012
Instruments:  Violin, violoncello, harpsichord
Format:  Full score and instrumental parts
Pages:  ix/32 + 24 + 20
ISMN:  979 0 708092 72 8
ISBN:  978 1 905779 92 5 
Code:  HH319.FSP
Price:  £24.95               more info
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Symphony No. 73 - 'La Chasse'
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Edited by Christopher Hogwood using the recently discovered autograph, and now published for the first time in full score with parts, this “symphony quintetto” adaptation of one of Haydn’s favourite works was made by John Peter Salomon, the composer’s concert-master. The keyboard contribution is optional, though effective, and the ingenuity with which the strings and flute accommodate Haydn’s full orchestral writing is a genuine tribute to Salomon’s skill. A significant addition to the repertoire of sociable Hausmusik, this fine arrangement will also be a delight for professionals in concert.

Editor:  Christopher Hogwood
Publication date:  November 2012
Instruments:  Flute, string quartet, piano ad lib.
Series:  @HAYDN
Format:  Full score and instrumental parts
Pages:  xvi/54 + 8 + 4x12 + 14
ISMN:   979 0 708092 43 8 
ISBN:  978 1 905779 83 3
Code:  HH296.FSP
Price:  £37.00               more info

“As always, HH has produced an interesting and well edited publication.”   Early Music Review
ed. Christopher Hogwood
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Un sogno a tre
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Un sogno a tre for flute, viola and harp was written in 1990 for a trio of young instrumentalists and first performed in the USA. In the enigmatic words of the composer (who died in October this year): “the piece has no beginning, no middle and no end … simply three musicians telling each other something and dreaming a little … sound is arising and that is enough …”. Pitch and rhythm are strictly organized, but dramatic development has been consciously avoided. Yet, such is the composer’s mastery of her craft that an overall sense of structural unity is never in doubt. An essential addition to the chamber trio repertoire.
Flute, viola, harp
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A Child’s Universe
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Ming Wang's A Child's Universe is a strikingly novel and versatile set of ensemble pieces intended to introduce young instrumentalists of beginner–intermediate level to the world of contemporary music. Immediately accessible in style, attractive, tuneful and rhythmically uncomplicated, the twelve pieces are divided into four groups — one each for winds, guitars, and strings, all with percussion ad lib., together with a final group for all the instruments combined. Imbued with a playful and childlike spirit, A Child's Universe is an exciting new addition to the contemporary musical repertoire for young players.

“The pieces from Ming Wang’s A Child’s Universe pass directly through the ear into the child’s inner world, where the sounds and images are transformed into huge imaginative landscapes... They therefore succeed brilliantly in performance.”
Helmut Lorenz, Head of the renowned Musikschule der Stadt Burghausen
Ensemble pieces for children
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German version
Kinderuniversum

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„Die Stücke aus dem Kinderuniversum von Ming Wang finden sehr schnell über das Gehör in die Innenenwelt der Kinder. Dort wachsen sie als Klänge und Bilder zu großen Vorstellungen... Entsprechend beeindruckend gelingen die Aufführungen.“
Helmut Lorenz, Schulleiter, Musikschule der Stadt Burghausen


Ming Wang hat ein verblüffend neuartiges Werk geschrieben: Kinderunsiversum besteht aus einer Reihe vielseitiger Ensemblestücke, die junge Spieler eines Musikinstruments mit der Welt moderner Musik bekannt machen wollen. Die 12 Stücke sind stilistisch leicht zugänglich, attraktiv, melodiös und unkompliziert im Rhythmus, sie sind in vier Gruppen untergeteilt — je eine für Bläser, Gitarre und Streicher, und eine letzte Gruppe für alle Instrumente zusammen (alle mit Schlagzeug ad.lib). In seiner spielerischen Kindlichkeit zählt das Kinderuniversum zu einer spannenenden Erweiterung des modernen Musikrepertoires.
Ensemblestücke für Kinder
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Concertino a tre
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pixelAlessandro Rolla
Rolla’s appealing Concertino for viola, cello and bassoon, dating from the early 1780s, was written to be played by the composer and two of his fellow virtuosos in the orchestra of the ducal court of Parma when touring in northern Italy. Though classical in its harmonic and melodic language, and in the structure and number of its movements, the work features several solos that exploit the higher registers of the instruments, particularly the cello and bassoon, in a somewhat ‘un-classical’ manner. This is an unusual and most welcome addition to the chamber repertoires of all three instruments.
ed. Michael Elphinstone
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MUZZIPUZZLE – NEW BRAIN TEASER
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Arrange 9 squares in 3 rows and 3 columns, matching the beginning and end of each piece of music.
Looks easy?
Just try it!
Ask your friends to try it.
You'll be addicted.
Don’t give up ... it
can be solved!
musical brain teaser
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Clarinet Sonata, Op. 70/2
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The flautist, bassoonist, composer and teacher François Devienne became known as the “French Mozart” because of the stylistic grace, formal balance and brilliance of his music. His sonatas for solo instrument and bass date from between 1788 and 1803 (the year of his death) became very popular and were used as teaching material at the newly established Paris Conservatoire. Following on from Op. 70/1 in the same series, the present work, realized and edited by the well-known British clarinettist Nicholas Cox, will be particularly suitable for reasonably advanced students of both modern and classical clarinets.
ed. Nicholas Cox
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Differentes petites pièces - on ABRSM Grade 6 syllabus
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The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music has chosen an Andante from this attractive and varied collection as one of the pieces in its Grade 6 piano syllabus. The collection was reviewed in The Consort and The British Clavichord Society Newsletter, click here to read the reviews.
ed Christopher Hogwood
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Sonata ‘Élégie harmonique’
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The Sonata Op. 61 ‘Élégie harmonique’ was written after the death of Dussek's patron, Prince Ferdinand of Prussia, at the battle of Saalfeld on 10 October 1806. First published by Pleyel in Paris the following year, the sonata is infused with a spirit of lament and conveys great intensity of emotion. With its almost exclusive focus on minor keys and its increasingly relentless pace, the work stands out among the sonatas of the classical period.
ed. Jeremy Eskenazi
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Some Words - Soprano and ensemble
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Some Words, with its theme of transformation and transcendence, was inspired by a set of four poems by Australian poet Judith Wright. Nirmali Fenn expresses in music the spatial allusions and metaphors of the opposing forces that struggle against each other in the endless creative process. The work is for soprano, flute, oboe, bassoon, violin, violoncello and percussion. Duration: c.30 minutes
Contemporary
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Chor der Dänen - Chorus and orchestra
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The “Chor der Dänen” is the first of three surviving pieces from the incidental music Haydn wrote for a production of John William Cowmeadow’s play Alfred, König der Angel­sachsen (“Alfred, King of the Anglo-Saxons”) at Eisenstadt in September 1796. A subject such as Alfred the Great's victory over the Vikings in the year 878 would have been popular in the war-torn Europe of Haydn’s time, and the composer's thrilling setting captures all the power and drama of the text. It is scored for a chorus of soprano, tenor and bass, and an orchestra of strings, two oboes, two bassoons, two trumpets and timpani.
ed. Anton Gabmayer
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A keyboard adaptation of Handel's celebrated 'oboe' concertos
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Solo keyboard adaptations of Handel's orchestral music were common during the 18th century, although few have matched the idiomatic command and interest achieved by the present text. Dating from the mid-1780s, the unnamed arranger has shown enterprise and imagination when producing these highly effective keyboard versions. Organists, harpsichordists and fortepianists will here find substantial, rewarding and attractive repertoire additions, fully attuned to late 18th-century English keyboard practice.
ed. Gerald Gifford
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The true method of playing an adagio
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The problems of ornamenting a slow movement were as apparent in the 18th century as they are to players today: even Charles Burney admitted that it was an area “in which performers of great powers of execution often fail”. Carlo Zuccari comes to the rescue with a dozen sample adagios printed with both the simple line and a decorated alternative. There are no written rules in his collection — simply teaching by the direct method, and applicable to all melodic instruments (violin, flute, oboe, cello etc.). This facsimile edition contains a list of original misprints to be corrected and a full introduction.
ed. Christopher Hogwood
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Sonatas, Op. 5, volume 3
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Giovanni Vitali's set of twelve sonatas Op. 5 for various combinations of strings and continuo, published in 1669, was the Bolognese composer's most ambitious collection of chamber music to date. He most likely wrote it as an application piece for membership of the prestigious Accademia Filarmonica, for each sonata has a dedicatory subtitle bearing the name of one of the city's noblemen. This third volume contains three works – the sonatas for two violins, viola, violone and organ/harpsichord continuo.
ed. Martin Perkins
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Sleeping water
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An ideal companion piece to Bartók's ‘Contrasts’. The title derives from the French proverb se méfier de l’eau qui dort, meaning ‘be wary of the water which sleeps’, or, as we might say in English, ‘still waters run deep’. The message, therefore, is to be careful, because things are seldom as they appear. In performance, the players should embrace the spirit of the water: overwhelming and sensuous.
Clarinet, viola, piano
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Two flute quartets
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Celebrated string virtuoso Alessandro Rolla (1757–1841), Paganini’s teacher, is also known for his chamber music. These two delightful quartets, if technically unchallenging for the flautist, display the composer’s characteristic concertante writing, especially in the outer movements of both works, where the solo episodes are largely given to the violin and the viola.
ed. Michael Elphinstone
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Vihuela music transcribed for guitar
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Narváez’s Seys libros del Delphín, published in Valladolid in 1538, contains the earliest purely instrumental sets of variations – diferencias – in the history of music. In this critical edition, all of Narváez’s solo works are transcribed into staff notation for the guitar, the majority of the pieces appearing here for the first time. The easy-to-read score, which is entirely faithful to the original tablature, will open up this magnificent early repertoire to a new generation of performers and teachers.
transcr. & ed. Stefan Nesyba
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Sonatas, Op. 5, volume 2
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pixelGiovanni Battista Vitali
Giovanni Vitali’s set of twelve sonatas Op. 5 for various combinations of strings and continuo, published in 1669, was the Bolognese composer's most ambitious collection of chamber music to date. He most likely wrote it as an application piece for membership of the prestigious Accademia Filarmonica, for each sonata has a dedicatory subtitle bearing the name of one of the city’s noblemen. This second volume of Martin Perkins’s scholarly performing edition contains four works – the sonatas for two violins, violone and organ continuo.
ed. Martin Perkins
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On Reflection
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On Reflection is a companion piece to the earlier sextet The Miraculous Mandolin (2007), for a similar combination of instruments. But it is somewhat more introspective, as implied by the title, which also refers to the technical processes employed. The first section sets up a contrast between busy linear material and ‘frozen’ chordal passages, both emanating from a single source. The first part of the final section largely develops the quick character, but the piece ends with a chorale-like reworking of the chords. At the centre is a slow section, which perhaps reflects the title most aptly.
Contemporary
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Six sonatas for keyboard
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Carl Fasch, regarded by a contemporary writer on music as the true successor to C. P. E. Bach (with whom he shared keyboard duties for Frederick the Great), was notoriously reluctant to have his music made public, even asking that much of it should be destroyed. In this first volume of his complete keyboard works, the six sonatas, which appeared in print and were well regarded during the composer's lifetime, show him to be a minor master and an eloquent advocate for the eclectic expressive style then current in Berlin. Two further volumes will present his sets of variations, his unpublished sonatas and an intriguing sequence of “character pieces”, all suitable for performance on the clavichord or the fortepiano.
ed. Christopher Hogwood
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Two sonatinas for oboe and piano
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These two short sonatinas for oboe and piano by 19th-century English composer Thomas Walmisley, now remembered almost exclusively for his church music, offer an early Romantic view of classical form and exploit both instruments ingeniously and with originality. Since the pieces were also published as flute works after the composer’s death, and appear in manuscript for the clarinet, this appealing – and rare – repertoire will be available not only to oboe players, but will successfully meet the programming needs of other wind recitalists.
ed. Christopher Hogwood
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Caritas Pater est for organ
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Composed for St Bavo’s Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium, this dramatic organ piece was inspired by a plainchant melody in a manuscript compiled there in 1481, and by the colourful pantheism and cosmic symbolism of the cathedral’s famous fifteenth-century altarpiece, the Van Eyck brothers' Adoration of the Sacred Lamb. Atmospheric, mysterious and fluid textures alternate with energetic, toccata-like passages, reflecting and transforming the pitch structures and temporal proportions of the chant – a meditation on the Trinity. The latest recital performance of Caritas Pater est is scheduled to take place in Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, USA, in November.
Contemporary organ music c.14'
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Stiller Donner for piano
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“Silent Thunder” is an intriguing zoological phenomenon: elephants are able to communicate with each other ultrasonically, using frequencies that are wholly inaudible to us. Members of the same troop can perceive and react to these deep oscillations even at a distance of 20 km. This mysterious faculty possessed by animals awakened in the composer's mind a musical association linked to the wide sound spectrum of the piano. The resulting 10-minute soundscape demonstrates once again Ming Wang's fine creative imagination and supreme aural and technical skills.
Virtuoso contemporary piano music c.10'
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Grand Duo - Violoncello (or violin) and Piano
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BRIDGE THE GAP!!
A true Grand Duo for cello and piano to provide a much-needed connection between the first sonatas for this combination – by Beethoven – and the later 19th-century repertoire. Eberl’s heroic style provides a masterly alternative to the over-familiar works, with the balance of power between the two players scrupulously maintained throughout, and ingenious formal innovations. The Rhapsodie finale in particular, with sections in varying metres and moods, resolves in an elegant Pastorale, an entirely new format for this combination. The composer thoughtfully provided an adaptation of the cello line for the violin. Both parts are included in this publication, and players will be interested in the many differences between them.
ed. Christopher Hogwood
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Unifying Divisions
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How do we think in terms of wholes? Unifying Divisions is a social experiment where 17 saxophones divide into groups of 5 solo characters and 4 quartets, uniting to give the illusion of 1 instrument. The unification is achieved through the magnification of a single voice.
Seventeen Saxophones
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Twelve Sonate da camera, volume 2 (Nos. 7-12)
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All twelve of these highly original, mostly four-movement, sonatas contain a judicious mixture of dance-inspired and ‘abstract’ music. The violinistic technique, though advanced, is always placed at the service of musical expression, and the composer’s handling of counterpoint, his thematic invention and his command of musical form are consistently outstanding. According to editor Michael Talbot: “These sonatas represent the best music in terms of sheer quality that I have ever edited – and I don't exclude Vivaldi and Albinoni from the comparison.”
ed. Michael Talbot
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Twelve Sonate da camera, volume 2 (Nos. 7-12)
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pixelGiovanni Stefano Carbonelli
All twelve of these highly original, mostly four-movement, sonatas contain a judicious mixture of dance-inspired and ‘abstract’ music. The violinistic technique, though advanced, is always placed at the service of musical expression, and the composer’s handling of counterpoint, his thematic invention and his command of musical form are consistently outstanding. According to editor Michael Talbot: “These sonatas represent the best music in terms of sheer quality that I have ever edited – and I don't exclude Vivaldi and Albinoni from the comparison.”
ed. Michael Talbot
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Complete Keyboard Works, volume 3
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The final instalment of the three-volume collection of Zinck’s complete keyboard music contains his sets of variations (one on the tune made popular by Mozart, “Lison dormait”, and the other a surprisingly virtuoso set on a simple children‘s song) and a sequence of his very individual miscellaneous pieces, including the atmospheric setting for keyboard solo of “Das Traumschiff” (complete with nautical illustration). Many of his teaching pieces are published here for the first time from a manuscript source in the Royal Library, Copenhagen, and include original fingering from the composer. All the works in this volume would be effective on either the clavichord or fortepiano.
ed. Christopher Hogwood
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Complete Keyboard Works, volume 2
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The second instalment of the three-volume collection of Zinck’s complete keyboard music contains the printed sonatas which followed his enormously successful 1783 set, together with the first appearance in print of two sonatas from a manuscript source in the Royal Library, Copenhagen. The published sonatas show Zinck’s mastery of the styles of both C.P.E. Bach (his teacher) and Haydn, while the manuscript works are simpler in their technical demands, but include original fingering from the composer. All the sonatas in this volume would be effective on either the clavichord or the fortepiano.
ed. Christopher Hogwood
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Sonatas, Op. 5, volume 1
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pixelGiovanni Battista Vitali
Giovanni Vitali’s set of twelve sonatas Op. 5 for various combinations of strings and continuo, published in 1669, was the Bolognese composer's most ambitious collection of chamber music to date. He most likely wrote it as an application piece for membership of the prestigious Accademia Filarmonica, for each sonata has a dedicatory subtitle bearing the name of one of the city’s noblemen. This first volume of Martin Perkins’s scholarly performing edition contains five works – the sonatas for two violins and organ continuo.
ed. Martin Perkins
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K452 - A Major Mozart Mystery
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After first performing his quintet for piano and winds in 1784, Mozart described it to his father as “the best work I have ever composed”. But, mysteriously, it was not published for several years and then in the form of a quartet for piano and strings — and with a bogus ending. The present edition presents this excellent transcription in Urtext form, and at the same time explains the strange circumstances that surrounded the disappearance and rediscovery of the manuscript. For the curious, both the “bogus” ending and a more Mozartian version are given.
ed. Christopher Hogwood
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Triple Concerto
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A new Bach concerto for the same instrumental combination as the ever-popular Pachelbel Canon! This arrangement of a work originally for three harpsichords was made for the Academy of Ancient Music. Dispensing with the orchestral tuttis and including a new (optional) viola part, the new version will be suitable for smaller chamber ensembles with a continuo section of cello, double-bass and keyboard. The textures are very similar to those of Vivaldi's Op. 3 concertos (L'Estro Armonico) and the three violin parts require a similar brilliance of technique.
arranged by Christopher Hogwood
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Sonata in B flat
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This sonata in B flat, by Wolfgang Amadeus's father, a prominent musician in his own right, is part of a group of three sonatas that the publisher J. H. Haffner included in a 1756 collection of contemporary sonatas. Though originally written for harpsichord, the piece is equally suited to performance on the fortepiano.
ed. Adriano Cirillo
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Splitterungen
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This short quartet, lasting a mere eight minutes in performance, consists of three sections that can be played aleatorically. Ideally, the piece should be performed more than once in a concert, as the 'points of fracture' (Splitterungen) appear to have quite divergent causes, leaving the listener with very different impressions when the order is changed.
Flute, clarinet, viola, violoncello
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Twelve Sonate da camera, volume 1 (Nos. 1-6)
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All twelve of these highly original, mostly four-movement, sonatas contain a judicious mixture of dance-inspired and ‘abstract’ music. The violinistic technique, though advanced, is always placed at the service of musical expression, and the composer’s handling of counterpoint, his thematic invention and his command of musical form are consistently outstanding. According to editor Michael Talbot: “These sonatas represent the best music in terms of sheer quality that I have ever edited – and I don't exclude Vivaldi and Albinoni from the comparison.”
ed. Michael Talbot
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The 5 Steps
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The 5 Steps is a music theatre piece steeped in ritual, where music and dance converge to express a correlation between the generative and degenerative processes within nature and human life cycles. The choreography is determined by the 5 Chinese characters that represent the 5 elements of Taoism - Wood (), Fire (), Earth (), Metal (), and Water ().No element exists by itself, but is determined by how each one operates as a part within a holistic system.
Flute, violin, alto saxophone & 5 dancers
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Lumina
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These four pieces for piano and cello, combining the personal and the poetic, were finally realized in 2009 after a long period of gestation. The central movements were inspired by Jeremy Arden’s memories of his encounter with Russian composers (husband and wife) Dmitri Smirnov and Elena Firsova in 1989. Their personalities and their music, contrasted yet belonging together, are echoed in the mood of contemplative joy and impassioned struggle expressed in the outer movements.
Violoncello and piano
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Il Gran Mogol - VIVALDI PUBLISHING SCOOP!
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This is the first modern edition, and reconstruction, of a concerto for transverse flute by Vivaldi with the exotic title ‘Il Gran Mogol’, recently discovered in the Scottish National Archives. Closely related to this work is the composer's concerto RV 431, of which only the first and last movements survive. Using a transposed version of the slow movement of ‘Il Gran Mogol’, the editor Andrew Woolley has been able to complete RV 431, and the two works are conveniently presented together in this exciting new publication. Performers should seize the opportunity to play these concertos, originally created for the ‘amateur’ market.
Two flute concertos
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Traumfänger
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The ‘dreamcatcher’, a fascinating Native American mystical object, was the inspiration behind this Piano Trio, which is a perfect example of the composer's finely judged, evocative musical language. The piece comprises four sections, which, like the various images in dreams, change quickly and unexpectedly, without apparent relation, even though in reality they follow a “red thread” on an invisible plane.
Contemporary
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Andante Variatio
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No arranger was named on the 1793 first edition of this piano version of the slow movement from Mozart’s last chamber work for strings, but Alfred Einstein was so impressed by the adaptation that in his Mozart biography he ventured, “it is so masterly that one might even imagine the hand of Mozart to be present”. The many dynamic, tempo and articulation markings added by the arranger not only make this fine music particularly suitable for fortepiano or clavichord, but will also be of interest to modern string players performing the original version.
ed. Christopher Hogwood
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Oboe quartet
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The two-movement quartet for oboe and string trio by Alessandro Rolla was presumed lost, but the autograph score of the work has in fact been held at the Royal Library in Copenhagen since 1929. Thoroughly Classical in terms of its musical language and structure (in spite of some unexpected virtuoso episodes for the violin), the work is a welcome addition to the sparse repertoire of compositions for oboe and strings emanating from early nineteenth-century Italy.
ed. Michael Elphinstone
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The Cantatas for soprano and basso continuo in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
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These cantatas show the full range of Albinoni's style, which ranges from the slyly humorous to the deeply impassioned, from music of folk-like simplicity to intricate coloratura and rich chromatic harmony. Those who know only Albinoni's instrumental music may be surprised at the adventurousness of his vocal writing. The edition, which addresses the needs of both performers and scholars, includes a preface, a transcription of the poetic texts with English and German translations, and a critical report.
ed. Michael Talbot
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Fitzwilliam Handeliana, Volume 2
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The second volume of the Fitzwilliam Handeliana series is largely made up of hitherto unfamiliar - and in some cases previously unidentified - 18th-century keyboard arrangements of Handel's music contained in the manuscript collection at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
ed. Gerald Gifford
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En passant
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Viennese composer Luna Alcalay continues to enrich the solo instrumental repertory, on this occasion with a short piece for flute in which she exploits, with her customary mastery, the instrument's rich expressive potential. Skilfully judged variations of dynamics, phrasing, attack and tone colour, often in close succession – en passant ("in passing"), as the title suggests – all combine to create an eight-minute journey full of shifting light and atmosphere.
Flute solo
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Symphony in F minor, B.138
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The Symphony in F minor by Ignaz Pleyel, a pupil of Joseph Haydn and one of the most performed composers of his day, was published in Paris in 1787. Though clearly indebted to Haydn’s “Sturm und Drang” music of the late 1760s and early 1770s, it is nevertheless a work of character, contrasts and individuality, especially the enchanting Minuet, and the Andante grazioso with its muted strings and gently rocking accompaniment.
ed. Anton Gabmayer
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Cantata for soprano and orchestra
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Haydn appears to have had a particular regard for Celia’s aria “Ah, come il core mi palpita” from his opera La fedeltà premiata, submitting it, with only minor changes, to the Viennese publishing house Artaria, who issued a score and full set of parts in 1782. The title “Cantata”, which Artaria used for the first edition, was the one Haydn chose in his letter recommending separate publication, and it underlines the fact that this is not “merely an aria” from a larger work, but an independent work of art. Indeed, Ah, come il core mi palpita is a remarkable self-contained composition and merits inclusion in any serious concert.
ed. Anton Gabmayer
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Three sonatas dedicated to Joseph Haydn
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This set of three contrasted sonatas by the German pianist, composer and teacher Johann Baptist Cramer, or "Glorious John", as he was affectionately known in England, was dedicated to Haydn and first published in Vienna in 1799. All three works are models of classical clarity, and Cramer exploits the full range and sonority of the fortepiano, with exact indications of pedalling and dynamics. This new edition also includes useful extracts from his Instructions for the Piano Forte, which explain his ornamentation and markings and even distinguish between the grand piano and the smaller, square piano.
ed. Christopher Hogwood
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Die verwandelten Modi
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The major inspiration behind this composition is the extraordinary variety of sounds produced by the flute, which numerous contemporary composers and players have exploited, to magical effect, in recent decades. The wide range of harmonics and multiphonics, the varied elements of breath and noise, the special ways of playing the instrument and the inexhaustible possibilities of tone colour are all brought into play in Ming Wang’s strikingly original new work.
Alto flute solo
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Flute sonata
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Debussy's Sonata for Violoncello and Piano, one of the most profound and frequently performed works of the cello repertoire, is now available for the first time in a highly accomplished transcription for flute and piano. Displaying the composer's characteristic skill in the use of modes, whole-tone and pentatonic scales and brilliant coloration, the Sonata, in this new version prepared by a master executant, loses none of its original impact or integrity and will undoubtedly be attractive to all concert flautists. A significant addition to the chamber music repertoire.
ed. Paul Lustig Dunkel
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Strong winds, gentle airs
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Written for the Wirral Schools' Concert Band in 1987, Strong Winds, Gentle Airs is built, as the title suggests, from two types of material – one forceful and rhythmic, the other more relaxed, with slow-moving, almost static harmonies. In revising the piece for publication, the composer has endeavoured to retain as much of the original character as possible. A performance will take place on 26 November at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
Wind band & percussion
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Two players and four hands, but only one violin
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“Duo Economique” calls for two violinists, each with their own bow but reduced to playing on a single fiddle! This unique piece, composed by a colleague of Mozart – Christian Ernst Graaf – has two consolingly melodious movements and requires a certain intimacy between the performers (the score’s Introduction explains all). To watch an amusing performance on YouTube click here
ed. Christopher Hogwood
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Grand Quintetto
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Christian Schwencke’s arrangement of Mozart's Partita, K.361 for a chamber group including piano is one of the most popular works in our @MOZART series. In response to concerns about the frequent page-turns when the pianist plays from the score, we have now issued this piano part.
ed. Christopher Hogwood
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The complete consort music
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The five three-part (SSB) and nine four-part (SSTB) dances in this edition represent the complete surviving consort music of Maurice Webster. Webster, a skilled composer with a distinctive style, appears to have been the main catalyst for introducing the 'string quartet' scoring in dance music to England in the 1620s. The development of this idiom had a significant impact on the music of his contemporaries such as Simon Ives, Charles Coleman and William Lawes, who fully embraced it by the 1630s.
eds. Peter Holman/John Cunningham
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Barcarolle - The PERFECT Encore for violinists AND cellists
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A new discovery for cellists - an attractive and lyrical Barcarolle for solo cello with string orchestra and harp by the famous operetta and ballet composer André Messager. The autograph score recently came to light in the USA and is the composer's own adaptation of a Barcarolle for violin and piano he published in 1897. This is a welcome rediscovery for violinists too, for the original version is also included as part of the new edition. Both cellists and violinists will therefore have a choice of either piano or orchestral accompaniment. Messager's Barcarolle represents a substantial addition to the instrumental legacy of a sadly neglected French master.
ed. Christopher Hogwood
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Symphony in C major
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Ignaz Pleyel was one of the most popular and prolific composers in western Europe at the turn of the nineteenth century. This Symphony in C major was written when he was 21 years old, after he had completed five years of study with Joseph Haydn.
ed. Anton Gabmayer
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3 poems for marimba
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Percussion players will welcome these three delicate tone-pictures for marimba, which will add colour and atmosphere to any recital.
Marimba solo
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Three Suites for Harpsichord
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A notable new edition comprising three hitherto unkown harpsichord suites by the French composer Charles Dieupart (c.1667-c.1740). Most of Dieupart's keyboard output is contained in his Six Suittes de Clavessin published in 1701, but alternative versions of a number of pieces in this collection, as well as diverse movements not found elsewhere, exist in two important manuscript sources - one Austrian, the other British. Although Dieupart's harpsichord music is largely French in style, it is clear that the composer was also influenced by German music of the time.
ed. Andrew Woolley
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Six variations on Voi che sapete for harp
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"By producing this edition, harp repertoire has recovered a glorious piece. Well worthy of a place in a concert programme, or as study material for those interested in rediscovering the developing technique that Bochsa was so instrumental in creating, the music is a delight, and this well thought out edition makes it both accessible and legible."

To read the whole review click here
ed. Christopher Hogwood
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Concerto No. 11 for flute
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“This flute concerto, the latest in Edition HH's enterprising and rewarding classical series, with its dazzling and uncompromising virtuosity, is a typical example of Devienne's free and ebullient writing. ... This is terrific practice material for any flautist, and would make an impressive competition piece. Jennifer Caesar's edition is beautifully clear, with a minimum of editorial interference.”

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ed. Jennifer Caesar
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Symphony No. 41, the 'Jupiter' for string quintet
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“… challenging, but very rewarding to play… this is another exemplary edition from Edition HH, this time of a fascinating re-working of a masterpiece which merits attention in a whole range of contexts.”

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ed. Christopher Hogwood
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Grand quintetto from Clarinet concerto K622 arranged for piano quintet
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“Idiomatic and laudable, with keen attention paid to changes in texture and register ... this version of the concerto has genuine scholarly value and offers insights into the dissemination of Mozart's works. ... It certainly has appeal as a chamber music novelty, or as a very useful alternative means of getting to know the original from the inside.”

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ed. Christopher Hogwood
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