The publisher Edward B Marks Music Company is now in the database, home to Darius Milhaud and William Bolcom

As I keep searching, new works by notable composers get added to the database. The publisher Edward B Marks is home to American composer William Bolcom and includes Bolcom’s collaborations with Darius Milhaud. Milhaud’s output for this publisher is unique, as it includes new arrangements of existing operas and plays. The first work in thisContinue reading “The publisher Edward B Marks Music Company is now in the database, home to Darius Milhaud and William Bolcom”

Musica Brasilis is now added to the database

Brazilian music publisher, Musica Bralisis is now listed in the database. Musica Brasilis documents the long rich history of Brazilian music beginning in the 1500s. The website includes downloadable scores, videos, and soundclips documenting over 100 years of Brazilian recorded music. Searching for operas, I was listening to choros, tangos, bossa novas, and sambas listedContinue reading “Musica Brasilis is now added to the database”

Contemporary Music Centre-Ireland works are now the database, and new ways to search

The publisher Centermporary Music Centre Ireland works are now listed in the database. Contemporary Music Centre publishes the works of Irish composers. Historically, the arts were not as well funded in Ireland, so there are only a few works in the database for opera and ballet. The earliest work listed for an Irish composer isContinue reading “Contemporary Music Centre-Ireland works are now the database, and new ways to search”

William Grant Still is now in the Database

Composer William Grant Still (1895-1978), long considered “Dean of African-American Classical Composers” is now listed in the database. Still is known for inserting African-American folk songs and spirituals into his compositions. Two ballets are listed in the database, 1937’s Lenox Avenue and 1941’s Miss Sally’s Party. In Lenox Avenue, Still called for 3 saxophonists, Alto, Alto/Bari,Continue reading “William Grant Still is now in the Database”

Wynton Marsalis is now listed in the database

Composer, Trumpeter, and the leader of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis is now listed in the database. Wynton Marsalis has collaborated with several ballet and dance companies, most notably the New York City Ballet and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. In total, Marsalis composed six ballets listed in the database. One ofContinue reading “Wynton Marsalis is now listed in the database”

Anthony Braxton’s Trillium operas are now listed in the database

Saxophonist, composer, improviser, and an early member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Anthony Braxton is now listed in the database. His works are performed and recorded through his organization, Tri-Centric Foundation. The three works listed in this database are operas from his Trillium Cycle. The Trillium Cycle is a work inContinue reading “Anthony Braxton’s Trillium operas are now listed in the database”

Gehrmans ballets are now listed in the database

Gehrmans, a music publisher in Sweden is now listed in the database. What I find fascinating as I’m discovering stage works is how early the saxophone is added to the orchestration. Today I present you with the first Swedish ballet that uses the saxophone. Date: 1916-23 Ballet: Bergakungen op. 37a (The Mountain King) by HugoContinue reading “Gehrmans ballets are now listed in the database”

Boosey and Hawkes Ballets are now listed in the database

Boosey and Hawkes, the publisher for some of best known stage works from the 20th century is now listed in the database. Works by American composers like Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Marc Blitzstein, Ned Rorem, and John Adams can be found in the saxophone database. Other notable composers in the Boosey and Hawkes catalog areContinue reading “Boosey and Hawkes Ballets are now listed in the database”

Database hits 700 entries! New ballets from Faber Music and Dilia

The Database now has over 700 entries of ballets and operas that include the saxophone in the orchestration. Here are today’s entries. Faber Music is a London based publisher that focuses on English language stage works. In the saxophone database, the earliest work from Faber Music is Benjamin Britten’s 1940 Paul Bunyan. Other composers listedContinue reading “Database hits 700 entries! New ballets from Faber Music and Dilia”

New Publishers in the Database: Theodore Presser and PromoMusica

As I fill out the the database with Latin American composers, I also find many American composers. A few highlights from today’s search. PromoMusica publishes the works of Mexican and Mexican American composers. Listed in the database are two operas by Juan Trigos, a Mexican American composer. The operas are DeCachetitoRaspado and Ella-Miau. Theodore PresserContinue reading “New Publishers in the Database: Theodore Presser and PromoMusica”