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”

The Music of Fred Ho is now listed in the database

Saxophonist, author, composer, band leader, and social activist Fred Ho (1957-2014) is now listed in the database. Ho’s inclusion showcases some of the challenges that I encounter while compiling this database. Ho as a composer and instrumentalist exist outside of the traditional opera and ballet world. His music is not listed on any of theContinue reading “The Music of Fred Ho is now listed in the database”

New Publisher added to the database, BabelScores

Babel Scores is now listed in the database. Babel publishes works by contemporary composers. Their catalog contains composers from Europe and Latin America. Explore works by Miguel Farias, Pedro García-Velásquez, and Juliane Klein. As the database expands, I’m trying get a broad range of operas and ballets from all countries. Opera has an Italian biasContinue reading “New Publisher added to the database, BabelScores”

New works added to the database from PWM, Peer Music, and Oxford University Press

The database keeps growing each day, now it’s up to 656 entries. I added works by the publishers PWM, Peer Music, and Oxford University Press. The publisher PWM is located in Poland and publishes works by Polish composers. Their catalog includes works by Juliusz Łuciuk, Ryszard Bukowski, and Augustyn Bloch. The earliest work in theContinue reading “New works added to the database from PWM, Peer Music, and Oxford University Press”

New Ballets from Ricordi and the frustrations of building this database

I just finished inputting ballets from Ricordi.com. Ricordi includes the publishers Salabert, Durand, Forberg, and Eschig. More importantly, these publishers are responsible for publishing a substantial number of Romantic works. When it comes to finding works for the saxophone published in the 1800s and into the 20th century, this is one of the first placesContinue reading “New Ballets from Ricordi and the frustrations of building this database”

New Publisher on the in the Database, Donemus

Donemus, a publishing company based in the Netherlands is now listed in the website. Discover Dutch operas. The earliest Dutch opera in the database is Jan Felderhof’s Een serenade in St. Jansnacht written in 1932. Here is recording of Willem Pijper’s 1939 opera, Merlijn. You can hear the soprano saxophone behind the baritone. Another funContinue reading “New Publisher on the in the Database, Donemus”