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  • Glenn Buhr – Our Native Song – new book published

    Glenn Buhr loves music so much he questions the unquestionable and reveres the irreverent, and we and music are better for it.

    – Tom Allen, trombonist/author/CBC host

    The essays explore the idea that music is social, and that it emerges organically in every society through social rituals, such as concerts, festivals, church, and simple singing.  Music is a language, and like verbal language, it’s an essential quality of every culture.
    The essays look at many of the world’s various musics – European classical music, American jazz, pop music, Jamaican reggae, East Indian classical music, contemporary music and sound art – from this perspective.  The book looks at countries with successful musical legacies and compares them to countries, like Canada, who are only just emerging with a musical voice of their own.
    Some of the writing is analytical.  And some is anecdotal, drawing on the author’s experiences as a composer and conductor of symphonies and ballets, and his various tours of jazz and folk festivals as an improvisational pianist, guitarist and songwriter.  Some essays are more philosophical, exploring the impact of music on our lives and the reason that music is elemental to every culture.
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  • Malcolm Forsyth – Concerto for Accordion on Juno Nominated Disc

    Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment

    Antonio Peruch/Edmonton Symphony Orchestra FisarmonicArt*Independent
    Logos Futura

    Knighted by the Republic of Italy for his contribution to music, Antonio Peruch pursues his vision of the accordion as an exciting classical concert instrument. His Logos Futura accordion, built to his specifications in Italy, helps him achieve this vision. His debut Logos Futura CD features the World Premiere recordings of three landmark concerti he commissioned—Malcolm Forsyth’s Concerto for Accordion and Orchestra (Peruch’s live 2001 world premiere performance with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Grzegorz Nowak); Violet Archer’s Pensieroso; and Allan Gilliland’s Concerto for Accordion and String Orchestra. He recorded the Archer and Gilliland works with Cuba’s prestigious Camerata Romeu chamber orchestra, conducted by Music Director Zenaida Romeu, and gave the Gilliland world premiere performance with them in Havana. He has performed with several chamber ensembles and as concerto soloist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, the Sooke Philharmonic Chamber Players, and the San Diego Jewish Community Center Orchestra. Peruch’s upcoming CD releases include Loving: The Music of Astor Piazzolla and Homenaje al Tango, the only monographic CD of Daniel Binelli’s music—both recorded with New York-based Uruguayan pianist and tango specialist Polly Ferman and Cuba’s Camerata Romeu.

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  • Latest Newsletter Highlights 2012

    Please look at our recent newsletter Highlights 2012 at this link. This issue has articles on Victor Davies new violin concerto The Journey, which was recorded along with a new performance of his most popular work the Mennonite Piano Concerto; Malcolm Forsyth’s new website and upcoming performances; our newest composers Christopher Tyler Nickel and Jacob Plachta, Glenn Buhr‘s new book Our Native Song as well as articles about John Beckwith, Johnny Cowell and Bramwell Tovey:

    Highlights 2012

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  • Rubrics

    article_3_tnDan Locklair’s popular organ work Rubrics continues to be enthusiastically received. English organist John Scott, currently Music Director at Saint Thomas Church, New York City, and formerly Choir director of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, is performing the movements IV and V of Rubrics on his world tour. He recently performed it at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Johannesburg and received an enthusiastic response from the audience. He also performed it at the Shrine of La Verna in Italy, the Roman Catholic Basilica in Haarlem, Holland, as well as Canberra and Melbourne, Australia.
    The music is for sale through Hal Leonard Corporation: Click here

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  • New Release from Josef Weinberger

    article_1_tnGUSTAV MAHLER (1860-1911)
    Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit (14 frühe Lieder)
    for voice and orchestra
    orchestrated by Colin and David Matthews

    The early songs by were never orchestrated by Mahler himself, though over the years many people have created their own version of them. Colin and David Matthews, whose relationship with the music of Mahler is well-known, have collaborated on the orchestration of these songs. Their initial work dates back to 1964 and was meticulously refined right through to 2009. Josef Weinberger is proud to announce the release the final performing version of these songs for the first time.


    Hans und Grete
    Um schlimme Kinder artig zu machen
    Ich ging mit Lust durch einen grünen Wald
    Aus! Aus!
    Starke Einbildungskraft
    Zu Straßburg auf der Schanz’
    Ablösung in Sommer
    Scheiden und Meiden
    Nicht wiedersehen

    Orchestration: 2(2 dbl picc).3(3 dbl cor).3(2 dbl ecl; 3 dbl bcl).2(2 dbl cbn) / / Timp / 2 perc / hp / str

    Duration: Approximately 34 minutes

    Score and parts: Both the score and parts are available on rental

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  • Featured works

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    May 16, 2014 – Norman Symonds – Pastel Blue, for string orchestra, 4′

    Biography of Norman Symonds

    Request a perusal score

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