December 1, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
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Chamber Music Recommendations From Our Composers

Jeffrey James Arts Consulting is proud to represent a wide spectrum of American composers. We recently asked each of them to give us a list of their favorite chamber compositions from their catalogs, which we would like to recommend to you for your consideration. Almost all of these works are recorded commercially and scores are available from their publishers. If you'd like to see scores and/or recordings of these fine works, please contact us at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@worldnet.att.net. You can also find individual composer websites or webpages at http://www.jamesarts.com.

Beth Anderson - http://www.beand.com/
Quilt Music for solo piano
"Rosemary Swale" for string quartet
"New Mexico Swale" for flute, percussion, violin, viola and cello
"August Swale" for flute, oboe, bassoon (or cello), French horn, violin and viola
"Cleveland Swale" for two string basses and piano
"Precious Memories" - SSAATTBBB

James Cohn - http://www.jamesarts.com/CohnBio1001.htm
Wind Quintet No. 1
Wind Quintet No. 2
Piano Trio
"Strutting Butterflies" for wind quintet
"Arkansas Reel" for wind quintet

Lawrence Dillon - http://www.lawrencedillon.com/
"What Happened" for piano quartet
"The Dreaming Season" for baritone and string quartet
"Flight" for string quartet
"Air" for string quartet
"Furies and Muses" for bassoon and string quartet
"Devotion" for flute, violin, viola, cello
"Child's Play" for woodwind quintet

Steven R. Gerber - http://www.stevengerber.com/
"Spirituals" for clarinet and string quartet
String Quartet #4
String Quartet #5
Fantasy and Fugue for two cellos
Notturno for violin, cello, and piano
Sonatina for oboe and guitar

Brian Wilbur Grundstrom - http://www.brianwilbur.com/
Music II for Wind Quintet
Music III for Two Pianos
Music IV for Piano Solo (Crystalline Textures)
Suite Remembrance for Clarinet, Bassoon & Piano

Barbara Harbach - http://www.barbaraharbach.com/
American Solstice for Chamber Ensemble (flute, clarinet, piano, 2 violins I, 2 violins II, 2 violas, 2 celli, double bass)
Forces at Play for Chamber Ensemble (flute/piccolo, clarinet, piano, violin, viola, cello, percussion)
Freeing the Caged Bird for Wind Quintet
Echoes from Tomorrow for Chamber Ensemble (flute, clarinet, bassoon, piano, violin, viola, cello)
Abigail! (based on the letters of Abigail Adams) for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble (flute, clarinet, bassoon, harp, violin, viola, cello)
Emanations from the Sacred Harp for Cello and Piano

Christopher Kaufman - http://www.chkaufman.com/
"Music from Earth" for alto saxophone solo and tape of Eastern and Western orchestra, electronic and natural sounds
"The Phoenix" - chamber ballet
"Madrigal in Spring" for piano trio
"Mercury's Shadow' for violin duo
"Rieppelmusic" for piano and chamber orchestra
Brass Quintet

Elodie Lauten - http://www.elodielauten.net/
Waking in New York: A Portrait of Allen Ginsberg
Any of the instrumental sections of the "Deus Ex Machina" cycle for harpsichord, string quartet, flute and soprano(s)

Benjamin Lees - http://www.benjaminlees.com/
Piano Trio #2 "Silent Voices."
String Quartet #5 and #6
Sonata for Cello and Piano
Sonata for Violin and Piano #3
"Fantasy Variations" for piano
"Invenzione" for solo violin
"Odyssey No.2" for piano solo

Dan Locklair - http://www.locklair.com/
"Dream Steps"for flute, viola and harp
"In the Almost Evening" for soprano, clarinet and piano
"..the moon commands...", for soprano, flute, perc. and piano
"Music of Quince", for flute, clarinet, violin and piano
"Reynolda Reflections", trio in five movements for flute, 'cello and piano

Judith Sainte Croix - http://www.judithsaintecroix.com/
"Renewal" for string quartet
"Heart Like A Wild River" for string trio
"Vision III" for woodwind quintet
"Vision II" for string trio and oboe
"Bright Leaf Trios" for flute, cello and piano

Haskell Small - http://www.haskellsmall.com/
"12 Snippets" for flute, clarinet, cello, piano
Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano
Fugue and Postlude for flute, bassoon, piano
"Short Story" for flute, clarinet, oboe, cello, piano

Judith Shatin - http://www.judithshatin.com/
"Clave" for flute, clarinet, tenor sax, violin, viola, cello, piano and percussion
"Elijah's Chariot" for amplified string quartet plus electronics from processed shofar
"Glyph" for solo viola or clarinet, string quartet, piano
"Ockeghem Variations" for wind quintet plus piano
"Secret Ground" for flute, clarinet, violin and cello
"View from Mt. Nebo" for piano trio

Joelle Wallach - http://www.joellewallach.com/
"After Alcyon's Dream" for clarinet, viola and piano
"Runes and Ritual" piano quartet for piano, violin, viola and cello
"A Revisitation of Myth" for medium voice, viola and piano
String Quartet I, II or III
"Glancing Below" for violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, 2 percussion and saxophone
"From the Forest of Chimneys" octet for clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, 2 violi, cello and bass

Meira Warshauer - http://meirawarshauer.com/
Spirals of Light for flute, cello, piano
Bracha (Blessing) for violin, piano
Aekha (Lamentations) for violin, cello, piano
In Memoriam September 11, 2001 for solo cello or cello and violin or cello and string ensemble
Yishakeyni (Sweeter than Wine) for soprano, flute, and piano
Bati l'Gani (I entered my Garden) for solo flute

David Winkler - http://www.davidwinklernyc.org/
Sonata for Cello and Piano
String Quartet No. 3
Variations on an original theme - solo piano
The Weary Blues, eight songs for soprano and piano after Langston Hughes
Sonatina for solo violin
Florentine Visions for piano solo

Judith Lang Zaimont - http://www.jzaimont.com/
String Quartet – The Figure
ASTRAL ... a mirror life on the astral plane... for Solo Clarinet, Solo Alto Saxophone, or Solo Viola
"Hidden Heritage" for flute, Bb clarinet/bass clarinet/tenor sax, cello, piano, percussion
"Doubles" for oboe and piano, or soprano saxophone and piano
"...3: 4, 5" for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, bass
"Zones – Piano Trio No. 2 " for piano trio
Wind Quintet No. 2 "Homeland"
Jupiter's Moons for piano solo
Sonata for piano solo
WIZARDS – Three Magic Masters for piano solo
Parallel Play for saxophone quartet
- with voice:
Virgie Rainey – Two Narratives for Soprano, Mezzo –Soprano and Piano (texts by Eudora Welty)
From the Great Land : Women's Songs for mezzo-soprano, clarinet, piano and Eskimo drum
In the Theatre of Night : Dream Songs on Poems of Karl Shapiro for soprano or tenor and piano

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OUR COMPOSERS
by instrumentation category

String Quartet
Rosemary Swale for string quartet – Beth Anderson
"Jests and Tenderness" for string quartet – Lawrence Dillon
String Quartet #4 – Steven R. Gerber
String Quartet #5 – Steven R. Gerber
String Quartet #5 – Benjamin Lees
"Danza di Fuga" IX for string quartet – Carl Mansker
"Renewal" for string quartet – Judith Sainte Croix
String Quartet #1 – David Winkler
"Arcadia" Quartet, string quartet in 3 movements – Linda Worsley
String Quartet – D'Arcy Reynolds
Cloven Dreams - D'Arcy Reynolds

Woodwind Quintet
Wind Quintets No. 1 and 2 – James Cohn
Strutting Butterflies – James Cohn
Arkansas Reel – James Cohn
"Autumn's Passage", Woodwind Quintet #1 – Jerry Rizzi
"Vision III" for woodwind quintet – Judith Sainte Croix
"Greenwich" for woodwind quintet – Linda Worsley
Wind Quintet No. 2 "Homeland" – Judith Lang Zaimont

String Trio
"Heart Like A Wild River" for string trio – Judith Sainte Croix

Piano Trio
Piano Trio – James Cohn
"Endurance and Diversion" for piano trio – Lawrence Dillon
Notturno for violin, cello, and piano – Steven R. Gerber
Piano Trio #2 "Silent Voices." – Benjamin Lees
Trio for violin, cello and piano – Carl Mansker
Aekha (Lamentations) for violin, cello, piano – Meira Warshauer
Madrigal in Spring – Christopher Kaufman

Solo Piano
Fantasy Variations for piano – Benjamin Lees
Ballade for piano – Carl Mansker
Music for Piano Solo I – Brian Wilbur Grundstrom
Music for Piano Solo II – Brian Wilbur Grundstrom
Music for Piano Solo III – Brian Wilbur Grundstrom
Music for Piano Solo IV – Brian Wilbur Grundstrom
A little Jazz music - Christopher Kaufman
Jupiter's Moons for piano solo – Judith Lang Zaimont
Sonata for piano solo – Judith Lang Zaimont
Quilt Music for piano solo – Beth Anderson

Sonatas for solo instrument and piano
Sonata for Cello and Piano – Benjamin Lees
Sonata for Violin and Piano #3 – Benjamin Lees
Bracha (Blessing) for violin, piano – Meira Warshauer
Poetry for Clarinet and Piano - Christopher Kaufman
Movements for Piano and Cello - Christopher Kaufman
Preludes for Viola and Piano -or- Cello and Piano - D'Arcy Reynolds
Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Piano - D'Arcy Reynolds

Mixed ensemble – 5 or fewer players
New Mexico Swale for flute, percussion, violin, viola and cello – Beth Anderson
Cleveland Swale for two string basses and piano - Beth Anderson
"Devotion" for flute, violin, viola, cello – Lawrence Dillon
Spirals of Light for flute, cello, piano - Meira Warshauer
"Furies and Muses" for bassoon and string quartet – Lawrence Dillon
"Spirituals" for clarinet and string quartet – Steven R. Gerber
Fantasy and Fugue for two cellos – Steven R. Gerber
Sonatina for oboe and guitar – Steven R. Gerber
Quintet for Piano and Strings – Meyer Kupferman
Quintet for Bassoon and Strings – Meyer Kupferman
"Wings of the Highest Tower" for violin, viola and bassoon – Meyer Kupferman
"O North Star" for flute, clarinet and piano – Meyer Kupferman
"Music of Quince", for flute, clarinet, violin and piano – Dan Locklair
"Reynolda Reflections", trio in five movements for flute, 'cello and piano – Dan Locklair
"Dream Steps"for flute, viola and harp – Dan Locklair
Partita for violin and piano – Carl Mansker
"City Sketches", trio for Bb clarinet, violin, cello – Jerry Rizzi
"Short Stories", trio for Bb clarinet, oboe, cello (or bassoon) – Jerry Rizzi
"Vision II" for string trio and oboe – Judith Sainte Croix
"Bright Leaf Trios" for flute, cello and piano – Judith Sainte Croix
"12 Snippets" for flute, clarinet, cello, piano – Haskell Small
Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano – Haskell Small
Fugue and Postlude for flute, bassoon, piano – Haskell Small
"Short Story" for flute, clarinet, oboe, cello, piano – Haskell Small
"Miramonte Suite" for clarinet and piano – Linda Worsley
"Amici", duo for violin and cello – Linda Worsley
"Hidden Heritage" for flute, Bb clarinet/bass clarinet/tenor sax, cello, piano, percussion - Judith Lang Zaimont
"Doubles" for oboe and piano – Judith Lang Zaimont
"...3:4, 5" for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, bass – Judith Lang Zaimont
Music III for Two Pianos – Brian Wilbur Grundstrom
Signs of Heaven for soprano, cello and organ - Christopher Kaufman
Cloven Dreams - Flute and String trio - D'Arcy Reynolds
ASTRAL ... a mirror life on the astral plane for Solo Clarinet or Solo Viola – Judith Lang Zaimont

Mixed ensemble – more than 5 players
"Adytum" for flute and string quartet – Lawrence Dillon
August Swale for flute, oboe, bassoon (or cello), French horn, violin and viola – Beth Anderson
Any of the instrumental sections of the "Deus Ex Machina" cycle for harpsichord, string quartet, flute and soprano(s) – Elodie Lauten
"Images of Chagall" for clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, bass trombone, violin, bass and perc. - Meyer Kupferman
"Blaue Boten" for soprano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, percussion,, harpsichord, cello, bass – Carl Mansker
Gymnopedie for soprano Sax, string quintet, flute, clarinet, horn – Linda Worsley
In Memoriam September 11, 2001 for solo cello/cello, violin or cello, string ensemble – Meira Warshauer

With voice
Precious Memories – SSAATTBBB – Beth Anderson
"The Dreaming Season" for baritone and string quartet – Lawrence Dillon
Any of the instrumental sections of the "Deus Ex Machina" cycle for harpsichord, string quartet, flute and soprano(s) – Elodie Lauten
"In the Almost Evening" for soprano, clarinet and piano – Dan Locklair
"..the moon commands...", for soprano, flute, perc. and piano – Dan Locklair
"To ee cummings" for soprano and piano – David Winkler
"Tonight A Woman" for lyric soprano and tape – David Winkler

For more information about any of these pieces or composers, please contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@worldnet.att.net.

All of these composers have extensive websites linked to or information available at http://www.jamesarts.com/artists.htm



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