Tuesday, July 28, 2020

NEW RELEASE

Concerto for English Horn and Viola in G Minor 

by J. S. Bach

(BWV 1060) 

Arranged by Brett L Allen

English Horn edited by Stephen Secan

Release Date: July 28th, 2020

Now available as downloadable sheetmusic at 
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The Concerto for English Horn and Viola in G Minor is an arrangement of J S Bach's Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C Minor, BWV 1060. It is scored for an ensemble consisting of instruments commonly used to perform Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 6. (Lower Strings and Cembalo - no Violins).

May also be performed as a Double Viola Concerto.

A performance-ready, thoroughly edited edition, suitable for concerts, recitals, and master classes. Essential repertoire for any serious English Horn or Viola student or professional.

A significant addition to both Solo English Horn and Solo Viola repertoire from the Baroque period.

Drawn from earliest available source material:





NEW RELEASE

Concerto for Two Violas and in A Minor 

by J. S. Bach 

(BWV 1043) 

Arranged by Brett L Allen


Release Date: July 28th, 2020

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The Concerto for Two Violas in A Minor is an arrangement of J S Bach's famous Double Violin Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1043. It is scored for an ensemble consisting of instruments commonly used to perform Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 6. (Lower Strings and Cembalo - no Violins). 

A performance-ready, thoroughly edited edition, suitable for concerts, recitals, and master classes. Essential repertoire for any serious Viola student or professional.

A significant addition to the Solo Viola repertoire from the Baroque period, for which there are few authentic choices.

Drawn from original source material:



Monday, July 27, 2020

NEW RELEASE

Concerto for Viola and in C Major 

by J. S. Bach 

(BWV 1042) 

Arranged by Brett L Allen


Release Date: July 27th, 2020

Now available as downloadable sheetmusic at 
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The Concerto for Viola in C Major, by J S Bach, is an arrangement of Bach's Concerto for Violin in E Major, BWV 1042. It is arranged for an ensemble consisting of instruments commonly used to perform Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, i.e., Violas, Cellos, Basses and Cembalo - no Violins.

A performance-ready, thoroughly edited edition, suitable for concerts, recitals, and master classes. Essential repertoire for any serious Viola student of professional.

A significant addition to the Solo Viola repertoire from the Baroque period, for which there are few authentic choices.

Drawn from original source materials:


Friday, December 2, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Nativity Scenes, Suite for String Orchestra



Nativity Scenes, Suite for String Orchestra, is described as an aural rather than visual retelling of the Nativity story. It was the composer's hope to recapture some of the awe and wonder he felt as a child participating in an outdoor living Nativity scene. Scriptural narratios serves to connect universally known Christmas carols to their Biblical and historical sources.

The work is in five movements. It may be performed with or without narration. The individual movements may be excerpted. Duration 28 mins with narration, 22 mins without. Individual movements range from 4 to 7 mins.



The narration texts provided in the score are from the King James version of the Bible. Though the composer prefers the King James version, other versions may be substituted.



Though intended as concert music, the work has strong visual elements. It is therefore well adapted to the addition of interpretive dance or ballet choreography. It is also well suited to Lessons and Carols services. It does not, however, make suitable sing-along material.





SYNOPSIS

Mvmt I. Prophecy of the Messiah. A treatment of the carol, O Come, O Come Emmanuel (aka Veni Emmanuel).

Mvmt II. The wise men from the East and their encounter with Herod. A treatment of the carol, We Three Kings.

Mvmt III. The shepherds in the field to whom the birth of the Saviour is first revealed. A treatment of two carols in combination, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks, and, Christmas (aka, Joy to the World). The movement is a tipping of the hat to composer G. F. Handel.

Mvmt IV. The deliverance of the Holy Family from Herod's attempt on Jesus' life. A treatment of the carol, Silent Night.

Mvmt V. The unusual energy and growth of the early Christian Church, in effect, the birth of Christianity itself. A treatment of the carol, Good Christian Men, Rejoice (aka, In Dulci Jubilo).


AUDIO RECORDINGS



III. Handelia


ORDERING INFORMATION

Nativity Scenes: Suite for String Orchestra, is published by Oxford University Press. Score and parts are available print-on-demand from Allegro, UK