Scores Reformed

Christmas is nearly upon us, and as usual, we are slaving away over hot computers. A very exciting development for us is that we were commissioned by the New York City Ballet to reset their score and parts for Balanchine's 'A Midsummer Nights Dream' It contains not only the incidental music  from the work, but also many lesser known works by Mendelssohn. As you may imagine, there were many many notes. It's gone very well, and we now have another order for it from the Miami City Ballet.

We have also been hard at work deciphering some works by the Belgian composers Eugène Ysaye and Albert Huybrechts.

2016 sees most of the music of Bartok and Webern entering the public domain, and we will be offering a selection of those composers works.

Next year is also the bicentenary of the English composer Sir William Sterndale Bennett. we are working with the heirs and the estate of Sterndale Bennet to realise anew the 5 piano concerto for performance and possible release on disc, along with 3 of his Overtures and some chamber music.

Dear Colleagues

To all of you who are attending the MOLA conference in Montreal Canada at the moment, we wish you a rewarding and successful time. Our only regret is that we cannot be there this year due to pressures of work. Next year in Helsinki though...!

As usual, we have been beavering away here on new repertoire. As 2016 sees the works of Webern and Bartók leaving the hallowed domain of copyright (in Europe, that is), we are preparing some of these composer's works for the 1st January release date.

To date, we have :-

Webern's Passacaglia Op.1

Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Dance Suite and Rumanian Folk Dance.

We wanted to reset Webern's 'In Sommerwind' but that has proved impossible, as its first performance was 20 or so years after Webern's death, and so still very much in copyright.

We have also reset the following:-

Mussorgski/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
Haydn: Symphony No.104
Respighi: Poema autunniale for Violin and orchestra
If any of you have any further suggestions as to repertoire, please just let us know.

Hoping you all have a peaceful and restful summer.

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