Publisher Bill Holab Music is now in the database, discover works by Michael Daugherty, Michael Torke, and Jake Heggie

Bill Holab Music’s catalog is now listed in the database. Bill Holab publishes works by American composers like Michael Torke and Michael Daugherty. Daugherty was already listed in the database with his opera, Jackie O, published by Boosey & Hawkes. Here are some featured works from Bill Holab’s catalog.

Date: 2012

Ballet: Labyrinth of Love

Composer: Michael Daugherty

Saxophones: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone

This unique composition is listed under ballet since it’s European premiere was with the Rambert Dance Company under the direction of Paul Hoskins, with Marguerite Donlon as the choreographer. The source material comes from women poets throughout history. Daugherty borrows text from Sappho, Lady Mary Wroth, Juana Ines de la Cruz, Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Dickinson, and Elizabeth Taylor. Check out the baritone saxophone solo, played by Edward Goodman in the 7th movement, minute 31:15 in the video above with the University of Michigan Symphony Band.

Date: 2002

Ballet: The Contract

Composer: Michael Torke

Saxophone: Soprano

Michael Torke wrote The Contract for the National Ballet of Canada. Torke joins other American minimalists–Philip Glass, John Adams— whose works are also listed in the database. If you enjoy Torke’s other saxophone writing, you’ll appreciate this ballet.

Date: 2014

Opera: The Radio Hour

Composer: Jake Heggie

Saxophone: Alto

Jake Heggie, composer of Dead Man Walking, is one of America’s most popular living opera composers . He has three works listed in the database. In the above opera, you can hear a subtle, jazzy, alto saxophone solo accompanying the chorus.

The database keeps growing. To learn more about these works and other American composers, search by nationality. You’ll find these works, and many more.

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Published by Mary Huntimer

Saxophonist, teacher, opera and silent movie enthusiast. All opinions are my own.

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