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MOZART’S Symphony No. 41 arranged for piano by HUMMEL


Symphony No. 41 in C major, K551
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pixelW. A. Mozart | J. N. Hummel
According to Mozart’s own thematic catalogue of his works (the Verzeichnüß), which he kept from 1784 to 1791, his final three symphonies were composed within the space of a few weeks, from late June to early August 1788. During that year the 11-year-old Hummel was a resident pupil of Mozart and would have been a daily witness to the creation of these seminal works of the Western musical canon. There is an almost total lack of documentary evidence concerning the circumstances in which these symphonies were written, however, which has led to considerable speculation as to their origins, early performances and reception.

“These editions of transcriptions by Hummel are a very welcome addition to the extensive set of his arrangements of Mozart’s concertos and symphonies published by Edition HH. [They] are fine examples of the important genre of piano transcription of the orchestral and operatic repertoire [and] as such, they are greatly to be treasured by anyone with an interest in the burgeoning piano repertoire of the 19th century.”
The Consort, Vol. 79, 2023
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranger:  Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Editor:  Sarah Jenner
Publication date:  April 2024
Instruments:  Pianoforte
Format:  Playing score
Duration: c.27'
Series: @Mozart
Pages:  xi/34
ISMN:  979 0 708185 44 4 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 69 3
Code:  HH532.SOL
Price:  £18.00               more information

Notenbeispiel Music example (pdf)
ed. Sarah Jenner
wam
Mozart/Hummel

pixel Ming Wang’s new work: PESSACH

Ming Wang (Arche)

Pessach
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pixelMing Wang
When she was a child, Ming Wang was taken to see the film Exodus. The scene that affected her most was the one in which the plague slowly descended from the skies like a dark green smoke, and an unearthly scream rose up in the darkness and then subsided. The Angel of Death passed by those houses marked with lamb’s blood; thus were the Hebrews spared death and granted redemption.

During the recent Pandemic, Ming sketched this piece in an attempt to express the desperation, fear and sense of vulnerability that affected us all in varying degrees. Surely, each one of us hoped that the deadly virus, like the biblical plague, would pass us by and that we and our loved ones would survive the present, very real threat to our lives.

Pessach contains three main elements: the soundscapes with their ghostly motion symbolizing the power of the Angel of Death; a twelve-note row that starts with the famous B–A–C–H motif (also used in her piece Arche from the same group of compositions) and acts as a central thread that weaves itself in different forms through the entire series; and, at the centre of the piece, the chorale ‘An Wasserflüssen Babylon’ with its melody by Matthias Greiter (c.1495–1550) and harmonization by Claude Goudimel (c.1520–1572). This chorale embodies the very deep sadness experienced by humans, who, despite everything, escape the shadow of death through their beliefs.
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Composer: Ming Wang
Publication date:  June 2024
Instruments: Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, piano, 2 violins, viola, violoncello, double bass
Format: Full score
Duration: c.12'
Series: Contemporary
Pages: viii/39
ISMN: 979 0 708213 24 6 
Code: HH610.FSc
Price: £25.00               

Notenbeispiel Music example (Full score, pdf)

Contemporary
Ming
Ming Wang

pixel * FOUR CANTATAS FOR VOICE AND KEYBOARD *

The Four Cantatas
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pixelHenry Holcombe
Henry Holcombe (1690–1756), born in Chester as the son of a silk weaver, became between 1720 and his death one of the leading English composers in small-scale forms, mainly vocal but also instrumental. Most of his vocal compositions are short, strophic songs, but each of his two major song collections – The Garland (1748) and The Musical Medley (1755) – contains a work in several movements describable as a chamber cantata. This volume brings together Holcombe’s four cantatas, which are very attractive melodically and fine examples of a kind of music widely cultivated in English domestic music-making during most of the eighteenth century. They can be performed by voice and keyboard alone, but the option also exists to use a violin and/or a cello in addition. Read more
Composer: Henry Holcombe
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  June 2024
Instrument: Voice and keyboard
Format: Full score
Series: Baroque
Pages: xiii/31
ISMN: 979 0 708213 19 2 
ISBN: 978 1 914137 65 5 
Code: HH604.FSC
Price: £19.50               More information

Notenbeispiel Music example Cantata 1 (pdf)
Notenbeispiel Music example Cantata 2 (pdf)
Notenbeispiel Music example Cantata 3 (pdf)
Notenbeispiel Music example Cantata 4 (pdf)
ed. Michael Talbot
Holcombe
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Tung Auditorium, Liverpool University, 19 June 2024, 7.30 pm

Noting the Landscape
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pixelStephen Pratt
Noting the Landscape was composed in the aftermath of the Covid pandemic. During the periods of lockdown Stephen Pratt had found it impossible to compose and he turned instead to painting. But a subsequent commission from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society to write a piece to mark his 75th birthday provided just the incentive he needed to return to composition. As the work developed, Stephen recognized that the music that was emerging was more ‘the expression of feeling than painting’: Beethoven used similar words to describe his ‘Pastoral’ Symphony, showing that he had been there long before!
Composer:  Stephen Pratt
Publication date:  May 2024
Instruments:  Orchestra
Format:  Study score
Duration: c.20'
Pages:  vi/69
ISMN:  979 0 708213 23 9 
Code:  HH609.SSC
Price:  £32.00               more information

Notenbeispiel Music example (pdf)
Contemporary
Stephen
Stephen
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pixelJohn Addison
John Addison, who was probably Scottish by birth, served the Edinburgh Musical Society as a violinist from 1769 to 1787. In 1772 he brought out in Edinburgh a volume containing six duets in the form of three- or four-movement sonatas for two unaccompanied violins, his only works to survive. Such duets were highly popular throughout the eighteenth century as music for domestic recreation and teaching purposes. Addison’s sonatas are varied and enterprising, including two fugal and two canonic movements but not neglecting a more lyrical vein.
TWO VIOLINS
Composer:  John Addison
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  May 2024
Instruments:  Two violins
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  xi/37 + 2 x 20
ISMN:  979 0 708213 16 1 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 63 1
Code:  HH601.FSP
Price:  £39.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Sonata 1 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 2 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 3 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 4 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 5 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 6 (pdf)

They are deliberately cosmopolitan in style, looking back to Corelli and Handel but also including features drawing on more recent Italian and French music. In technical respects they are only moderately difficult. Violinists will enjoy the constant interplay between the two instruments, which share the main material very equally. Reference works have hitherto largely ignored Addison, but he is a composer with something to say whose music deserves to be played and heard today.

ed. Michael Talbot
Addison

pixel * VERSICLES, RESPONSES, AND THE LORD'S PRAYER
St. Pancras *


Versicles, Responses, and the Lord’s Prayer, St. Pancras
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pixelEmma Brown
This refreshingly intimate, vocally undemanding SATB setting of the Preces and Responses is a most welcome addition to the Anglican choral evensong repertoire. Emma writes: ‘I approached the text as prayer, considering not only the words themselves, but the circumstances in which a person might be moved to such prayer.’ ‘St. Pancras’ refers to the original name of the Hooglandse Kerk in Leiden, the Netherlands, where Emma is presently composer in residence.
Composer:  Emma Brown
Publication date:  April 2024
Instruments:  SATB
Format:  Choral score
Duration: c.9'
Pages:  16
ISMN:  979 0 708213 11 6 
Code:  HH596.CHS
Price:  £6.00               more information

Notenbeispiel Music example (pdf)
Contemporary
Emma
Emma
pixel * FISHER’S TRIO SONATAS OP. 2 *

Six trio sonatas Op. 2, Volume 1
Six trio sonatas Op. 2, Volume 2
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pixelFrederich Ernest Fisher
Born in or near Kassel, Frederick Fisher (1711/12–1760) lived for several years in Holland, teaching music from 1741 to 1745 at the university of Leiden, before emigrating to England. After spending about two years in London he settled permanently in Cambridge, where he taught music to members of the local music society. His Op. 2 set of trio sonatas is externally very similar to its Op. 1 predecessor (Edition HH, 2003) in its combinations of movement types and musical language, but now has an added spaciousness and audacity born of greater maturity. Everything is wonderfully blended: the fugal movements are melodious; the ‘singing’ allegros are harmonically rich and contrapuntally charged; the dance-like movements, full of happy surprises, fizz and purr. Op. 2 appeared in print only in the year following Fisher’s death. Surprisingly in the circumstances, the level of accuracy in the engraved parts matched the high standard set by Op. 1. This would have gratified the composer, who was so evidently a perfectionist in all he undertook.


VOLUME 1
Composer:  Frederich Ernest Fisher
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  April 2024
Instruments:  Two violins, violoncello and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  x/26 + 4 x 12
ISMN:  979 0 708213 01 7 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 51 8
Code:  HH586.FSP
Price:  £33.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Sonata 1 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 2 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 3 (pdf)

VOLUME 2
Composer:  Frederich Ernest Fisher
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  April 2024
Instruments:  Two violins, violoncello and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  x/25 + 4 x 12
ISMN:  979 0 708213 02 4 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 52 5
Code:  HH587.FSP
Price:  £33.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Sonata 4 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 5 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 6 (pdf)

Stanley Sadie’s opinion (1963) that two of Fisher’s twelve trio sonatas — divided equally between Op. 1 (c. 1751) and Op. 2 (c. 1761) — were ‘among the finest of their time’, while some of the others were ‘remarkably inventive and original’, almost sells the composer short. Every single one of these works, scored for two violins, cello and harpsichord, is masterly and deserves a permanent place in the repertoire.

ed. Michael Talbot
Fisher
Fisher

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Chaos in fourteen lines
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pixelTimothy Raymond
Chaos in fourteen lines
Cast in two parts, Timothy Raymond’s cycle of seven songs represents a kind of musical portrait of an American poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay, whose reputation as a master of verse, and of the sonnet in particular, was offset by her adventurous – even notorious – personal life. A ‘Counting-out Rhyme’ (the genre of the children’s ‘One potato, two potato …’ game) opens the sequence and recurs in fragments as a kind of Mussorgskyan link (like the ‘Promenade’ in Pictures) both between and within a few of the songs. As in some counting-out games, the rhyme might partly be understood as a metaphor for something of a quasi-fatalistic nature.

Part I explores themes of love, regretting its loss and sometime futility. Part II, opening with the lightest song in the work, rapidly darkens to a nightmarish mood and concludes with the sonnet (fourteen lines) that, paraphrased, gives the work its title. Its succinct expression of the philosophical and technical dilemmas of the poet, as she struggles to put the violent and demonic tyranny of existential Disorder into the Order of the poem, is reminiscent of the age-old conflict of Dionysus and Apollo — the archetype that has underpinned so much artistic endeavour.

Chaos in fourteen lines was commissioned by Canadian pianist Margaret Bruce.
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Composer: Timothy Raymond
Publication date:  March 2024
Instruments: Soprano and piano
Format: Full score
Duration: c.10'
Pages: vi/26
ISMN: 979 0 708213 17 8 
Code: HH602.FSC
Price: £15.00               more information

Leaflet 1. Counting-out rhyme         (pdf)
Leaflet 2. Time does not bring relief (pdf)
Leaflet 3. Ebb                                 (pdf)
Leaflet 4. Desolation dreamed of      (pdf)
Leaflet 5. Thursday                         (pdf)
Leaflet 6. Some things are dark       (pdf)
Leaflet 7. Chaos in fourteen lines     (pdf)
Contemporary
Raymond
Raymond


pixel * TWO MOTETS FOR BASS, TWO VIOLINS AND CONTINUO *

Two motets from Concerti sacri, Op. 3
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pixelGiuseppe Aldrovandini
The ten motets (Concerti sacri) Op. 3 by Giuseppe Aldrovandini (1671–1707), for solo bass voice, violins and continuo, are among the composer’s most attractive works. Published in Bologna in 1703, they stand on the borderline between seventeenth-century bel canto and the progressive trends represented by Alessandro Scarlatti and, later, Antonio Vivaldi. The two motets published here (the concluding concerti of the set) delight through their euphony and the sheer swagger of Aldrovandini’s vocal writing. Read more
Composer: Giuseppe Aldrovandini
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  March 2024
Instrument: Bass, two violins and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: xi/37 + 2 x 4 + 2 x 8
ISMN: 979 0 708213 05 5 
ISBN: 978 1 914137 55 6 
Code: HH590.FSP
Price: £24.00               More information

Notenbeispiel Recedant Lacrimae (pdf)
Notenbeispiel Volate, Nubila (pdf)
ed. Michael Talbot
Aldrovandini

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Concertos 1 and 2 from Op. 7 (Paris 1727)
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pixelMichele Mascitti
Conventional violin sonatas formed the backbone of the series of ten collections that the Italian violinist Michele Mascitti (1663/4–1760), born in southern Italy but permanently resident in Paris from 1703, committed to print between 1704 and 1738. His Op. 7 (1727) opens with eight such sonatas but ends with four concertos for strings in six parts that, alongside a collection of concertos for five flutes (!) by J. B. de Boismortier published in the same year, inaugurate the proud tradition of concertos created on French soil. Amazingly, Mascitti’s concertos have been neglected not merely by publishers and performers but also by commentators. In particular, the first two concertos display great musical merit in an original idiom that combines Italian and French influences in a very personal way. Further, their Italianate elements juxtapose features familiar from the concertos of Corelli, Mascitti’s reputed teacher, with ones more usually associated with Vivaldi. Both concertos are laden with emotion, albeit never at the expense of the polish and attention to detail that are the hallmark of Mascitti’s craft. Read more
Composer: Michele Mascitti
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  February 2024
Instruments: Two solo violins and string orchestra with basso continuo
Format: Full score
Duration: c.25'
Series: Baroque
Pages: xii/44
ISMN: 979 0 708185 71 0 
ISBN: 978 1 914137 24 2 
Code: HH591.FSC
Price: £23.00               

Notenbeispiel Music example Concerto 1 (Full score, pdf)
Notenbeispiel Music example Concerto 2 (Full score, pdf)

Format: Instrumental parts
Duration: c.25'
Series: Baroque
Pages: 6 x 12
Code: HH591.IPT (Digital download)
Price: £45.00               

Notenbeispiel Music example Violin 1 (pdf)

                                          More information
ed. Michael Talbot
Mascitti


pixel MOZART’S Symphony No. 40 arranged for piano by HUMMEL

Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550
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pixelW. A. Mozart | J. N. Hummel
According to Mozart’s own thematic catalogue of his works (the Verzeichnüß), which he kept from 1784 to 1791, his final three symphonies were composed within the space of a few weeks, from late June to early August 1788. During that year the 11-year-old Hummel was a resident pupil of Mozart and would have been a daily witness to the creation of these seminal works of the Western musical canon. There is an almost total lack of documentary evidence concerning the circumstances in which these symphonies were written, however, which has led to considerable speculation as to their origins, early performances and reception.

“These editions of transcriptions by Hummel are a very welcome addition to the extensive set of his arrangements of Mozart’s concertos and symphonies published by Edition HH. [They] are fine examples of the important genre of piano transcription of the orchestral and operatic repertoire [and] as such, they are greatly to be treasured by anyone with an interest in the burgeoning piano repertoire of the 19th century.”
The Consort, Vol. 79, 2023
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranger:  Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Editor:  Sarah Jenner
Publication date:  February 2024
Instruments:  Pianoforte
Format:  Playing score
Duration: c.27'
Series: @Mozart
Pages:  xi/30
ISMN:  979 0 708185 43 7 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 28 0
Code:  HH531.SOL
Price:  £16.50               more information

Notenbeispiel Music example (pdf)
ed. Sarah Jenner
Mozart/Hummel


pixel * CONTEMPORARY WORK FULL OF HOPE! *

Aus der Dunkelheit
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pixelMing Wang
Aus der Dunkelheit
Reflecting on the changes to our world caused by three years of pandemic, Ming Wang has written a piece in the spirit of a prayer — that civilization may emerge from darkness into light. She has sought to remember those who lost their lives during this sombre period, as well as those who remain fragile, anxious or bereft of hope. In compositional terms, the work follows a harmonic and dynamic process leading from a bleak, dismal chromatic zone to a magnificent, transparent world of sound, ending in an aura of optimism that, as the shadows disperse, we shall find ourselves back on the path towards enlightenment.
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Composer: Ming Wang
Publication date:  January 2024
Instruments: Two clarinets and piano for four hands
Format: Playing score and parts
Duration: c.10'
Pages: vi/16 + 16
ISMN: 979 0 708213 15 4 
Code: HH600.FSP
Price: £42.00               more information

Notenbeispiel Music example (pdf)
Contemporary
Ming
Ming

pixel Aus der Dunkelheit
Streaming of the first performance from Musikwerkstatt Alte Schmiede, Vienna.
Petra Stump, Bass clarinet,
Heinz-Peter Linshalm, Bass clarinet,
Kaori Nishii and Otto Probst, Piano four hands


pixel * BEAUTIFUL TRIO SONATA FOR TWO FLUTES *

Trio Sonata, Op. 1 No. 4
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pixelCarl Heinrich Graun
Carl Heinrich Graun (1703/4–1759), like most other galant composers attached to the Berlin court of Frederick the Great, wrote a significant number of trio sonatas, versions of which exist with different scorings: two violins (or flutes) and continuo, violin, flute and continuo, and violin (or flute/viola da gamba) and keyboard. Of particular interest is the beautiful Trio published here, which survives in two different tonalities, E flat major and E major. The E major version, for two flutes and continuo, is preserved in a single source at the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen. The transposition from the original key of E flat, which the composer himself undertook, places the work in a brighter tonality, albeit one that presents more of a challenge to players of the baroque flute. Read more
Composer: Carl Heinrich Graun
Publication date:  January 2024
Instrument: Two flutes and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: xii/45 + 2 x 16 + 2 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708213 07 9 
ISBN: 978 1 914137 57 0 
Code: HH592.FSP
Price: £21.00               More information

Notenbeispiel Music example(pdf)
ed. Michael Elphinstone
Graun
pixel * GIVE YOUR CELLIST FRIEND A FERRARI! *

Six cello sonatas, Op. 5, Volume 1
Six cello sonatas, Op. 5, Volume 1
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pixelCarlo Ferrari
Virtuoso cellist, composer and teacher Carlo Ferrari (1714–1790) spent much of his career in Parma, Italy. His surviving music includes a set of symphonies for strings and horns (Op. 3), but especially interesting are his Sonatas Op. 5, which are are among the first known publications for solo cello and accompaniment. Composed entirely in the classical style, they are conspicuous for their technical innovation and high artistic quality.


VOLUME 1
Composer:  Carlo Ferrari
Editor: Robrecht de Roeck
Publication date:  December 2023
Instruments:  Violoncello and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Classical
Pages:  viii/36 + 20 + 12
ISMN:  979 0 708185 95 6 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 47 1
Code:  HH574.FSP
Price:  £30.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Sonata 1 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 2 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 3 (pdf)

VOLUME 2
Composer:  Carlo Ferrari
Editor: Robrecht de Roeck
Publication date:  December 2023
Instruments:  Violoncello and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Classical
Pages:  viii/36 + 20 + 12
ISMN:  979 0 708185 92 5 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 31 0
Code:  HH579.FSP
Price:  £30.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Sonata 4 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 5 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 6 (pdf)

Ferrari’s Sonatas opus 5 are especially interesting because they are among the first publications for cello solo and accompaniment, composed entirely in classical style and particularly valuable because of their technical innovation and artistic quality.

ed. Robrecht de Roeck
Ferrari
Ferrari
pixel * STRING QUARTETS IN THE @MOZART SERIES *

Six string quartets with titles, Volume 1
Six string quartets with titles, Volume 2
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pixelCarlo Monza
The Milanese composer Carlo Monza (1735–1801) was deeply involved in the city’s cultural life at a time when Austrian instrumental innovations and the Italian operatic tradition converged. The six string quartets published here — their first appearance in a modern edition — each bear a title suggesting a narrative or distinctive character. Vol. 1: La Fucina di Vulcano refers to the myth of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and metalworking, who is troubled by jealousy; Gli Amanti Rivali tells the story of two rival lovers fighting for the attention of their beloved; in Opera in Musica Monza introduces a number of Italian operatic clichés to the instrumental genre.


VOLUME 1
Composer:  Carlo Monza
Editor: Simone Laghi
Publication date:  November 2023
Instruments:  Two violins, viola and violoncello
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: @Mozart
Pages:  xi/35 + 2 x 202 + 2 x 16
ISMN:  979 0 708213 09 3 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 58 7
Code:  HH594.FSP
Price:  £48.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Quartet 1 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Quartet 2 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Quartet 3 (pdf)

VOLUME 2
Composer:  Carlo Monza
Editor: Simone Laghi
Publication date:  November 2023
Instruments:  Two violins, viola and violoncello
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: @Mozart
Pages:  xi/35 + 20 + 3 x 16
ISMN:  979 0 708213 10 9 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 58 7
Code:  HH595.FSP
Price:  £48.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Quartet 4 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Quartet 5 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Quartet 6 (pdf)

Vol. 2: Divertimento Notturno is a three-movement serenata or cassazione, a genre popular in Austria during the 18th century and conceived as a musical diversion; La Caccia is one of several string quartets of the time that evoke hunting games, including Haydn’s Op. 1, No. 1 and Mozart’s Op. 10, No. 3; and Il Giuocatore depicts a gambler’s excitement, despair and redemption after a heavy loss during a game of cards. These imaginative works provide great entertainment for performers and listeners alike.

ed. Simone Laghi
Fisher
Fisher
pixel MOZART’S Symphony No. 39 arranged for piano by HUMMEL


Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K543
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pixelW. A. Mozart | J. N. Hummel
According to Mozart’s own thematic catalogue of his works (the Verzeichnüß), which he kept from 1784 to 1791, his final three symphonies were composed within the space of a few weeks, from late June to early August 1788. During that year the 11-year-old Hummel was a resident pupil of Mozart and would have been a daily witness to the creation of these seminal works of the Western musical canon. There is an almost total lack of documentary evidence concerning the circumstances in which these symphonies were written, however, which has led to considerable speculation as to their origins, early performances and reception.

“These editions of transcriptions by Hummel are a very welcome addition to the extensive set of his arrangements of Mozart’s concertos and symphonies published by Edition HH. [They] are fine examples of the important genre of piano transcription of the orchestral and operatic repertoire [and] as such, they are greatly to be treasured by anyone with an interest in the burgeoning piano repertoire of the 19th century.”
The Consort, Vol. 79, 2023
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranger:  Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Editor:  Sarah Jenner
Publication date:  November 2023
Instruments:  Pianoforte
Format:  Playing score
Duration: c.26'
Series: @Mozart
Pages:  xii/28
ISMN:  979 0 708185 81 9 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 35 8
Code:  HH566.SOL
Price:  £16.50               more information

Notenbeispiel Music example (pdf)
ed. Sarah Jenner
Mozart/Hummel
pixel * MORE ANIMAL JAZZ *

More Animal Jazz
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pixelBarbara Snow
Diving into musical genres from around the world, Barbara Snow has produced another colourful and eclectic collection of piano miniatures, with influences from blues, jump jive, ragtime, latin, disco, funk and classical music. Among the sixteen numbers, ‘Who’s Harry?’ transports us to Africa, with a Nigerian afrobeat groove; ‘Jump Jive Jellyfish’ has a catchy swing; the Cuban cha-cha-cha is gracefully danced by some Chickens; Penguins delight in a parade with a ragtime flavour; and in Brazil the holidaying Alpacas cavort to a jazzy samba. Young pianists will love the pieces in More Animal Jazz, which will surely enjoy the same success among players and teachers as Barbara’s first album (Edition HH, 2015).


Composer: Barbara Snow
Publication date:  October 2023
Instrument: Piano
Format: Playing score
Series: Contemporary
Pages: v/16
ISMN: 979 0 708213 12 3 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 60 0
Code: HH597.SOL
Price: £9.50               More information

Notenbeispiel Cha cha cha
Contemporary
Barbara
MAJ

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Six trio sonatas Op. 1, Volume 1
Six trio sonatas Op. 1, Volume 2
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pixelFrederich Ernest Fisher
Born in or near Kassel, Frederick Fisher (1711/12–1760) lived for several years in Holland, teaching music from 1741 to 1745 at the university of Leiden, before emigrating to England. After spending about two years in London he settled permanently in Cambridge, where he taught music to members of the local music society. His Op. 1 set of trio sonatas, dedicated to the same society, epitomizes the ‘social’ character of the genre, where individual virtuosity yields its place to amicable interaction between the players. Fisher was a cellist as well as a violinist, and this background is evident in the rare eloquence of his bass lines. The diversity of movement types in these ordinarily three-movement sonatas is very attractive. They include powerful fugues, expansive movements in sonata form, languorous middle movements reminiscent of those in operatic overtures, and a selection of dance movements, all of which mix baroque, galant and classical elements in a convincing synthesis.


VOLUME 1
Composer:  Frederich Ernest Fisher
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  October 2023
Instruments:  Two violins, violoncello and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  x/23 + 3 x 12 + 8
ISMN:  979 0 708185 99 4 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 49 5
Code:  HH584.FSP
Price:  £30.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Sonata 1 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 2 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 3 (pdf)

VOLUME 2
Composer:  Frederich Ernest Fisher
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  October 2023
Instruments:  Two violins, violoncello and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  x/24 + 4 x 12
ISMN:  979 0 708213 00 0 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 50 1
Code:  HH585.FSP
Price:  £31.50               more information

Leaflet Music example Sonata 4 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 5 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 6 (pdf)

Stanley Sadie’s opinion (1963) that two of Fisher’s twelve trio sonatas — divided equally between Op. 1 (c. 1751) and Op. 2 (c. 1761) — were ‘among the finest of their time’, while some of the others were ‘remarkably inventive and original’, almost sells the composer short. Every single one of these works, scored for two violins, cello and harpsichord, is masterly and deserves a permanent place in the repertoire.

ed. Michael Talbot
Fisher
Fisher

pixel * LIVERPOOL PREMIERE *
Saturday, 28th October 2023, 7.30pm
Great Hall, Hope University, Creative Campus

More Imaginary Folksongs
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pixelStephen Pratt
More Imaginary Folksongs for violin and orchestra is a companion piece to Stephen Pratt’s Three Imaginary Folksongs for clarinet and orchestra composed in 2017. Both were written to feature a member of the orchestra that commissioned the works – firstly, the principal clarinettist Jacqueline Thomas, and now the leader Leo Byrne. As before, the present pieces might be heard as coming from imaginary places, referencing elements of the styles of earlier folksong-inspired composers. The plaintive tone of the first folksong contrasts with the livelier, dance-like patterns of the second.
Composer: Stephen Pratt
Publication date:  September 2023
Instrument: Violin and orchestra
Format: Study score
Duration: c.13'
Series: Contemporary
Pages: iv/35
ISMN: 979 0 708213 08 6 
Code: HH593.SSC
Price: £18.00               More information

Notenbeispiel I
Notenbeispiel II
Contemporary
Stephen
MIF

pixel * CELLO SONATAS *

Six cello sonatas Op. 1, Volume 1
Six cello sonatas Op. 1, Volume 2
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pixelAlexis Magito
The Rotterdam-born cellist, composer and music engraver Alexis Magito (1711–1773) was a member of a well-known 18th-century Dutch family of musicians, fairground showmen and acrobats. He studied in Leiden and from 1763 was active in Cambridge, England, giving concerts with the Dutch violinist Pieter Hellendaal and the double bass player John Wynne, among others. The Six cello sonatas, Op. 1, were published by Wynne around 1759 and were probably engraved by Magito himself. He died in London, ‘a man very eminent in his profession, and generally respected’ (Cambridge Chronicle, October 1773). 2023 marks the 250th anniversary of his death.


VOLUME 1
Composer:  Alexis Magito
Editor: Elske Tinbergen
Publication date:  September 2023
Instruments:  Violoncello and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  xi/23 + 2 x 12
ISMN:  979 0 708213 03 1 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 53 2
Code:  HH588.FSP
Price:  £23.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Sonata 1 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 2 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 3 (pdf)

VOLUME 2
Composer:  Alexis Magito
Editor: Elske Tinbergen
Publication date:  September 2023
Instruments:  Violoncello and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  xi/24 + 2 x 12
ISMN:  979 0 708213 04 8 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 54 9
Code:  HH589.FSP
Price:  £24.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Sonata 4 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 5 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 6 (pdf)

Magito is the five-times great-uncle of British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, who discovered his long-forgotten ancestor during research for a programme in the BBC TV series Who Do You Think You Are? (Season 20, June 2023). The editor of the present edition played extracts of Magito's first sonata for him during the filming.

ed. Elske Tinbergen
Magito
Magito
Magito

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Twelve Italian Canzonets
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pixelHenry Holcombe
Henry Holcombe (1690–1756), born in Chester as the son of a silk weaver, was from 1720 until his death one of the leading English composers of small-scale vocal and instrumental works. His lifelong interest in Italian language and music led him to produce a charming set of twelve Italian canzonets, published in 1753, for high male or female voice. Unusually for the genre, the texts are drawn from arias in operatic librettos rather than from purpose-written poetry. Although these songs are well suited to both domestic and concert use, short sequences would prove ideal in solo recitals, while individual items would make excellent ‘encore’ material.
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Composer:  Henry Holcombe
Editor:  Michael Talbot
Instruments:  High voice and keyboard
Format:  Full score
Series: Baroque
Pages:  xii/37
ISMN:  979 0 708185 97 0 
ISBN:  978 1 910359 48 8 
Code:  HH582.FSC
Price:  £19.50               more information

Leaflet Music example (pdf)
ed. Michael Talbot
Holcombe



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OUVERTURE TO THE OPERA Diane et Endymion
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pixelNiccolò Piccinni
Niccolò Piccinni (1728–1800) was one of the most significant figures in Italian and French opera during the second half of the 18th century. His Diane et Endymion, a three-act tragédie lyrique based on the mythological tale of love between a goddess and a shepherd, was first performed in Paris in 1784. The overture reveals the composer’s mastery in capturing both the grandeur and intimacy of the drama. After a stately introduction, graceful melodies and lively contrasting sections with vibrant orchestration set the tone for an enchanting and emotional musical journey.
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Composer:  Niccolò Piccinni
Editor:  Adriano Cirillo
Publication date:  August 2023
Instruments:  Orchestra
Format:  Full score
Series: Classical
Pages:  viii/12
ISMN:  979 0 708185 90 1 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 44 0
Code:  HH575.FSC
Price:  £9.00               more information

Leaflet Music example (pdf)
Format:  Instrumental parts
Code:  HH575.IPT
Price:  £35.00               

ed. Adriano Cirillo
Piccinni

pixel * ONE AND TWO OBOES *

Oboe concerto in G minor
Six sonatas for two oboes
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pixelAntonio Lotti
Very few instrumental compositions by Antonio Lotti (1667–1740) have survived. Best known is an oboe d’amore concerto in A major, until recently his sole identified work in the concerto genre. Now another concerto by him has turned up (discovered in Lund, Sweden), this time for ordinary oboe. Although the manuscript parts are anonymous, Lotti’s authorship is beyond doubt: first, all three movements are arrangements of arias for soprano appearing in two of his operas written for Dresden; second, the use of da capo aria form for all three movements links the new concerto directly with the oboe d’amore concerto, which may well be a similar pasticcio. The new work, in G minor, is more lyrical than virtuoso in character and every bit as attractive as its A major counterpart. It deserves to become an essential part of the baroque repertoire for the oboe.

OBOE SOLO
Composer:  Antonio Lotti
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  July 2023
Instruments:  Oboe, strings and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  xi/13 + 5 x 4
ISMN:  979 0 708185 94 9 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 43 3
Code:  HH580.FSP
Price:  £18.00               more information

Leaflet Music example (pdf)
ed. Michael Talbot

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pixelJoseph Bodin de Boismortier

TWO OBOES
Composer:  Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Editor: Michael Elphinstone
Publication date:  July 2023
Instruments:  Two oboes
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  ix/30 + 2 x 24
ISMN:  979 0 708185 96 3 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 46 4
Code:  HH581.FSP
Price:  £35.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Sonata 1 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 2 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 3 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 4 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 5 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 6 (pdf)
Lotti
Boismortier
Boismortier’s Op. 29 may well have been the first set of sonatas written specifically for two oboes without bass ever to appear in print. Similar in style and form to the various sets of sonatas for two flutes without bass that the composer had already published prior to 1730, Op. 29 also drew inspiration from the relationship between the oboe and the military that had existed since the time of Lully. These virtually unknown sonatas are more than competently written for the baroque (and modern) instrument, and they constitute a hitherto neglected treasure within the sparse repertory of works intended for a pair of unaccompanied oboes.



ed. Michael Elphinstone

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Shine Perishing Republic
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pixelTimothy Raymond
‘Shine Perishing Republic’ is perhaps the most anthologized of all the works by American poet Robinson Jeffers (1887–1962). Its Whitmanesque tone and rhetoric are here reflected in a sonata-like first movement form. Influenced by the paintings of Jackson Pollock, the composer wished to saturate his musical canvas with explosive, emotive events.

‘Evening Ebb’ is a nature scene. Musical metaphors – symmetrical chords, inversion structures and canons – are used to to suggest the qualities of sea and reflected sky described so beautifully in the poem. Paradoxically, in spite of these musical conceits, the music floats impressionistically, for the most part in stasis, only developing in a clear direction towards the end.
Composer: Timothy Raymond
Publication date:  June 2023
Instrument: Soprano and Piano
Format: Full score
Duration: c.16'
Series: Contemporary
Pages: xii/24
ISMN: 979 0 708185 98 7 
Code: HH583.FSC
Price: £15.00               More information

Notenbeispiel Shine Perishing Republic
Notenbeispiel Evening Ebb
Contemporary
Tim
Shine

pixel * VIOLIN SONATAS FOR SUMMER *

Six violin sonatas, Volume 1
Six violin sonatas, Volume 2
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pixelHenry Holcombe
Henry Holcombe (1690–1756), born in Chester as the son of a silk weaver, became between 1720 and his death one of the leading English composers in small-scale forms, mainly vocal but also instrumental. His most substantial contribution in the second category was a set of six sonatas for violin and basso continuo published in 1745 alongside shorter sonatas for other instruments.

VOLUME 1
Composer:  Henry Holcombe
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  June 2023
Instruments:  Violin and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  xi/28 + 2 x 12
ISMN:  979 0 708185 93 2 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 45 7
Code:  HH577.FSP
Price:  £26.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Sonata 1 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 2 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 3 (pdf)

VOLUME 2
Composer:  Henry Holcombe
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  June 2023
Instruments:  Violin and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  xi/26 + 2 x 12
ISMN:  979 0 708185 91 8 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 28 0
Code:  HH578.FSP
Price:  £26.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Sonata 4 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 5 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 6 (pdf)
ed. Michael Talbot
Holcombe
Holcombe
In these sonatas he betrays his Italian leanings and especially his debt to the Italian violinist Carbonelli, who was his friend and possibly also teacher. Mixed in with the Italian elements are ones taken from English song, where Holcombe excelled. The result is a fascinating stylistic synthesis and a valuable contribution to violin literature.


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Symphony No. 38 in D major, ‘Prague’, K504
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pixelW. A. Mozart | J. N. Hummel
In early December 1786 Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro was performed at the National Theatre in Prague and was an immediate success. According to a Prague newspaper review, “No piece (so every one here asserts) has ever caused such a sensation as the Italian opera Die Hochzeit des Figaro, which has already been given several times here with unlimited applause.” Mozart was duly invited to the Bohemian capital, arriving on 11 January 1787 and lodging at the palace of Count Thun-Hohenstein, dedicatee of the “Linz” symphony. Six days later Figaro was performed in the composer’s presence, and on 19 January, at a benefit concert at the National Theatre, Mozart conducted the premiere of the present symphony, since universally known as the “Prague” (the score was completed the previous December). Hummel’s masterful arrangement is dedicated to “His Excellency Baron von Goethe”.
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranger:  Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Editor:  Sarah Jenner
Publication date:  May 2023
Instruments:  Pianoforte
Format:  Playing score
Duration: c.36'
Series: @Mozart
Pages:  xiii/27h
ISMN:  979 0 708185 80 2 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 34 1
Code:  HH565.SOL
Price:  £16.50               more information

Notenbeispiel Music example (pdf)
ed. Sarah Jenner
Mozart/Hummel
pixel LEFÈVRE’S CLARINET METHOD, VOL. 4

Méthode de clarinette, volume 4
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pixelJean-Xavier Lefèvre
Jean-Xavier Lefèvre’s Clarinet Method, published at the beginning of the 19th century, contains a number of sonatas that are significant stepping-stones to the more difficult clarinet masterworks of Mozart and Weber. They are also invaluable first pieces for those studying period performance on the classical clarinet. Lefèvre’s original notation for the instrument has been retained, and the bass lines are transposed down a tone so that the sonatas are playable on the B flat clarinet. The piano accompaniments, whose right-hand parts have been realized from a single, unfigured bass line probably intended for the cello, are stylistic, always complementary to the clarinet line, and satisfying (if occasionally challenging) to play.
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VOLUME 4
Composer:  Jean-Xavier Lefèvre
Editor:  Nicholas Cox
Publication date:  May 2023
Instruments:  Clarinet and piano
Format:  Full score and part
Series: Classical
Pages:  xiv/39 + 24
ISMN:  979 0 708185 77 2 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 30 3
Code:  HH562.FSP
Price:  £30.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Sonata No. 11 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata No. 12 (pdf)
ed. Nicholas Cox
Lefevre
Lefevre

pixel * CLASSICAL CELLO SONATAS *

Six cello sonatas, Volume 1
Six cello sonatas, Volume 2
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pixelPhilip Peter Eiffert
The oboist Philip Peter Eiffert (d. 1793) was one of many German musicians who enriched London’s musical scene during the 18th century. Probably starting out as a military bandsman, he came to England in the 1740s and was soon to play a prominent role in the musical life of the capital, also contributing to the concerts of Oxford’s musical society. He left two published collections: six sonatas for cello (1761) and six for flute (1769). These exquisite works, written in an early Classical style not unlike that of Carl Friedrich Abel and Johann Christian Bach, in whose circle Eiffert moved, show a pronounced compositional flair and a deep understanding of the technique and character of each solo instrument.

VOLUME 1
Composer:  Philip Peter Eiffert
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  April 2023
Instruments:  Violoncello and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: @Mozart
Pages:  xii/32 + 2 x 12
ISMN:  979 0 708185 87 1 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 41 9
Code:  HH572.FSP
Price:  £27.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Sonata 1 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 2 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 3 (pdf)

VOLUME 2
Composer:  Philip Peter Eiffert
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  April 2023
Instruments:  Violoncello and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: @Mozart
Pages:  xiii/30 + 2 x 12
ISMN:  979 0 708185 88 8 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 42 6
Code:  HH573.FSP
Price:  £27.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Sonata 4 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 5 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 6 (pdf)
ed. Michael Talbot
Stadler
Stadler
Stadler
The cello sonatas, now published for the first time in a modern edition, are all in three or four movements. Bubbling with life, they have moments of great drama, particularly in the development sections of the sonata-form movements. The expressive depth of their slow movements is equally impressive. Ignored for too long, Eiffert deserves respect, recognition and, above all, a chance for his music to be heard again.


pixel * ALTO CHAMBER CANTATAS *

Two chamber cantas on texts by Pietro Metastasio, Volume 1: La scusa
Two chamber cantas on texts by Pietro Metastasio, Volume 2: La gelosia
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pixelBaldassare Galuppi
Galuppi’s secular vocal chamber music comprises at least around ten works, in varied vocal and instrumental combinations, and belongs mostly to his final creative period. These compositions are of great interest both on account of the intrinsic quality of their texts and through the artistic maturity of the composer.
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VOLUME 1
Composer:  Baldassare Galuppi
Editor: Fabrizio Ammetto |Alvise De Piero
Publication date:  March 2023
Instruments:  Alto, strings and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  xiv/24 + 5 x 8
ISMN:  979 0 708185 83 3 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 37 2
Code:  HH568.FSP
Price:  £31.50               more information

Leaflet Music example La scusa (pdf)

VOLUME 2
Composer:  Baldassare Galuppi
Editor: Fabrizio Ammetto |Alvise De Piero
Publication date:  March 2023
Instruments:  Alto, strings and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  xii/22 + 5 x 8
ISMN:  979 0 708185 82 6 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 36 5
Code:  HH567.FSP
Price:  £30.00               more information

Leaflet Music example (pdf)
ed. Fabrizio Ammetto & Alvise De Piero
Stadler
Stadler
The two cantatas published here, La scusa (1780) and La gelosia (1782) for alto/contralto and strings, are based on poetic texts by Pietro Metastasio. The arias in particular, highly representative of Galuppi’s style, are conspicuous for their melodic beauty and for the inventiveness of their orchestral accompaniments. In this edition, which comprises a score and separate parts, the editors have reconstructed a number of passages in which the composer failed to write in the viola part. A sample realization of the basso continuo is also provided.


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Oboe concerto in G minor
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pixelGiuseppe Valentini
Giuseppe Valentini (1681–1753) was one of the few Italian composers contemporary with Vivaldi who wrote concertos featuring wind instruments. Two oboe concertos by him have been known for a long time. In 2022 Michael Talbot discovered a hitherto unknown third concerto, in G minor. It is preserved anonymously in a Swedish collection, but Valentini’s authorship is evident from the fact that all its movements are skilful adaptations, clearly made by the composer himself, of individual movements from two of his string concertos published in Op. 7 (1710). The concerto is typically Roman in scoring, lacking a viola part, and is equally suitable for performance in ‘chamber’ fashion, with one instrument to a part, or in ‘orchestral’ fashion, with doubled string parts. It is highly characterful, with moments of great expressive power, and of only moderate difficulty for the soloist.
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NEWLY DISCOVERED
Composer:  Giuseppe Valentini
Editor:  Michael Talbot
Publication date:  February 2023
Instruments:  Oboe, two violins and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  xi/15 + 4x4
ISMN:  979 0 708185 86 4 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 40 2
Code:  HH571.FSP
Price:  £18.00               more information

Leaflet Music example (pdf)
ed. Michael Talbot
Valentini
Valentini


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Symphony No. 36 in C major, ‘Linz’, K425
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pixelW. A. Mozart | J. N. Hummel
At the end of July 1783 Mozart returned to Salzburg (after an absence of nearly three years) to introduce his wife to his father and sister. On 31 October, during his return journey to Vienna with Constanze, Mozart writes to Leopold:
“When we reached the gates of Linz [...] we found a servant waiting there to drive us to old Count Thun’s, at whose house we are now staying. I really can’t tell you what kindnesses the family are showering on us. On Tuesday, November 4th, I am giving a concert in the theatre here and, as I have not a single symphony with me, I am writing a new one at breakneck speed, which must be finished by that time. Well, I must close, because I really must set to work.”
If we follow Mozart’s account literally – and there is no reason why we should not – it thus took him barely five days to compose, supervise the copying of the orchestral parts and (presumably) to rehearse the new symphony in time for its first performance in honour of his host.
As with his accomplished arrangements of Mozart’s piano concertos, Hummel’s mastery is evident on every page of the ‘Linz’ Symphony.
Editor:  Sarah Jenner
Publication date:  February 2023
Instruments:  Pianoforte
Format:  Playing score
Duration: c.26'
Series: @Mozart
Pages:  xi/30
ISMN:  979 0 708185 79 6 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 33 4
Code:  HH564.SOL
Price:  £16.50               more information

Notenbeispiel Music example (pdf)
ed. Sarah Jenner
Mozart/Hummel

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Six sonates pour le Clavecin, Op. 1 (1767), Volume 1
Six sonates pour le Clavecin, Op. 1 (1767), Volume 2
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pixelHenri-Joseph Rigel
German-born Henri-Joseph Rigel (Heinrich Joseph Riegel, 1741–1799) fully deserved the high reputation he enjoyed as a composer, pianist and teacher in Paris from the mid-1760s to the end of his life. He composed in a wide variety of genres, winning great acclaim for his symphonies, string quartets, oratorios, operas, and keyboard music with or without accompanying instruments. He was a leading figure in the adoption of the piano in Parisian public concerts. Mozart, who visited Paris in 1778, may well have met him, and there are some striking parallels in the keyboard writing of the two composers.
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VOLUME 1
Composer:  Henri-Joseph Rigel
Editor:  Michael Talbot
Publication date:  January 2023
Instruments:  Keyboard
Format:  Playing score
Series: @Mozart
Pages:  xiii/35
ISMN:  979 0 708185 84 0 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 38 9
Code:  HH569.SOL
Price:  £19.50               more information

Leaflet Music example Sonata 1 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 2 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 3 (pdf)

VOLUME 2
Composer:  Henri-Joseph Rigel
Editor:  Michael Talbot
Publication date:  January 2023
Instruments:  Keyboard
Format:  Playing score
Series: @Mozart
Pages:  xiv/30
ISMN:  979 0 708185 85 7 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 39 6
Code:  HH570.SOL
Price:  £18.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Sonata 4 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 5 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 6 (pdf)
ed. Michael Talbot
Rigel Stadler
Rigel
Rigel’s keyboard music is a relatively neglected area within his oeuvre and deserves to be much better known, by players and listeners alike. The appearance of this new two-volume edition of his first published collection – a set of six sonatas for solo harpsichord or piano issued in 1767 – should help to remedy the lack of familiarity with this appealing repertoire. For these are highly idiomatic works, displaying the richness and pan-European character of the composer’s musical inheritance. In them we hear a blend of influences drawn from the Italian tradition of galant keyboard music, the drama-filled world of the German symphony and the intimate milieu of French pièces de clavecin.


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Symphony No. 35 in D major, ‘Haffner’, K385
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pixelW. A. Mozart | J. N. Hummel
The ‘Haffner’ Symphony was composed at the request of Leopold Mozart for the ennoblement celebrations of Wolfgang’s childhood friend Sigmund Haffner on 29 July 1782 in Salzburg. Mozart was under considerable pressure at the time, occupied not only with preparations for the premiere of Die Entführung aus dem Serail on 16 July, but also with arrangements for his forthcoming marriage to Constanze on 4 August. It is unclear from the surviving evidence (the relevant correspondence between Wolfgang and Leopold for this period is incomplete) whether the work arrived at Salzburg in time for the Haffner event. The Symphony was first performed in Vienna, under Mozart’s direction, at the Hofburgtheater on 23 March 1783 in the presence of the Emperor.
Editor:  Sarah Jenner
Publication date:  December 2022
Instruments:  Pianoforte
Format:  Playing score
Duration: c.23'
Series: @Mozart
Pages:  xii/24
ISMN:  979 0 708185 75 8 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 32 7
Code:  HH560.SOL
Price:  £15.00               more information

Notenbeispiel Music example (pdf)
ed. Sarah Jenner
Mozart/Hummel

pixel LEFÈVRE’S CLARINET METHOD, VOL. 3

Méthode de clarinette, volume 3
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pixelJean-Xavier Lefèvre
Jean-Xavier Lefèvre’s Clarinet Method, published at the beginning of the 19th century, contains a number of sonatas that are significant stepping-stones to the more difficult clarinet masterworks of Mozart and Weber. They are also invaluable first pieces for those studying period performance on the classical clarinet. Lefèvre’s original notation for the instrument has been retained, and the bass lines are transposed down a tone so that the sonatas are playable on the B flat clarinet. The piano accompaniments, whose right-hand parts have been realized from a single, unfigured bass line probably intended for the cello, are stylistic, always complementary to the clarinet line, and satisfying (if occasionally challenging) to play.
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VOLUME 3
Composer:  Jean-Xavier Lefèvre
Editor:  Nicholas Cox
Publication date:  December 2022
Instruments:  Clarinet and piano
Format:  Full score and part
Series: Classical
Pages:  xiv/31 + 16
ISMN:  979 0 708185 76 5 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 29 7
Code:  HH561.FSP
Price:  £24.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Sonata No. 9 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata No. 10 (pdf)
ed. Nicholas Cox
Lefevre
Lefevre

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Six sonatas, Op. 47
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pixelJoseph Bodin de Boismortier
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689–1755), sometimes referred to as the ‘French Telemann’, was perhaps the most prolific and experimental composer working in France during the period 1724–47. Ironically, until recently his posthumous reputation, like that of his German counterpart, suffered on account of his extensive output and from the fact that a considerable number of his compositions were written for amateurs. These are the very aspects that today play a part in the rediscovery of his music: not only are many works of value yet to be explored, but their not unreasonable technical demands make them accessible to a widely diverse group of musicians.      read more

TWO FLUTES
Composer:  Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Editor:  Michael Elpinstone
Publication date:  November 2022
Instruments:  Two Flutes
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  x/36 + 2 x 24
ISMN:  979 0 708185 72 7 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 25 9
Code:  HH557.FSP
Price:  £40.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Sonata 1 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 2 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 3 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 4 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 5 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 6 (pdf)
ed. Michael Elphinstone
Boismortier
Boismortier
The first instrumental compositions Boismortier published were sonatas for two transverse flutes without bass, of which he wrote eight sets. They document both his development as a composer and the early evolution of the genre itself. The Six Sonates pour II Flutes traversieres Sans Baße Op. 47 (1733) — his last surviving set of such works — are ostensibly in the ‘Italian’ style. The dance-heavy format of the earlier ‘French’ sonatas has been abandoned, and structurally they reflect the influence of Telemann’s Sonates sans Basse à deux Flutes traveres [sic] (the second of their four movements is always a fugue). Set in tonalities comfortable for the baroque flute, these virtually unknown duets are expertly written for the one-keyed instrument and are richly rewarding to perform.


pixel * EXQUISITE FLUTE SONATAS *

Six flute sonatas, Op. 2, Volume 1
Six flute sonatas, Op. 2, Volume 2
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pixelPhilip Peter Eiffert
The oboist Philip Peter Eiffert (d. 1793) was one of the many German musicians who enriched the London musical scene during the eighteenth century. He probably started out as a military bandsman and came to England in the 1740s, soon winning an important place in the capital’s musical life and also contributing to the concerts of Oxford’s musical society. He left two published collections, containing six sonatas for cello (1761) and flute (1769), respectively. These twelve exquisite works, written in an early Classical style not unlike that of Carl Friedrich Abel and Johann Christian Bach, in whose circle Eiffert moved, show a pronounced flair for composition and a deep understanding of the technique and character of each solo instrument.
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VOLUME 1
Composer:  Philip Peter Eiffert
Editor:  Michael Talbot
Publication date:  October 2022
Instruments:  Flute and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: @Mozart
Pages:  xv/29 + 16 + 12
ISMN:  979 0 708185 73 4 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 26 6
Code:  HH558.FSP
Price:  £32.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Sonata 1 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 2 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 3 (pdf)

VOLUME 2
Composer:  Philip Peter Eiffert
Editor:  Michael Talbot
Publication date:  October 2022
Instruments:  Flute and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: @Mozart
Pages:  xv/29 + 16 + 12
ISMN:  979 0 708185 74 1 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 27 3
Code:  HH559.FSP
Price:  £32.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Sonata 4 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 5 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 6 (pdf)
ed. Michael Talbot
Eiffert
Eiffert
The flute sonatas, now published in a modern edition for the first time, are all three-movement works. They bubble with life and have moments of great drama, particularly in the development sections of the sonata-form movements. The expressive depth of their slow movements is equally impressive. Ignored for too long, Eiffert deserves respect, recognition and, above all, a chance for his music to be heard again.


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A NEW ADVENT MOTET AND A SET OF RESPONSES FOR CHORAL EVENSONG


Emma
Rorate caeli
Preces and responses
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pixelEmma Brown
This simple, short four-part setting of Rorate caeli — the introit for the Fourth Sunday of Advent — captures both the hope and intimacy traditionally associated with this particular season of the Church Year. With its haunting, cascading phrases, it is a valuable addition to the Advent repertoire. The introit can be sung liturgically but would also make a beautiful contribution to an Advent or a Christmas concert, its warm harmonies leading the listener from darkness to the light-filled spirit of Christmas.      read more

RORATE CAELI
Composer: Emma Brown
Publication date:  September 2022
Instruments: SATB
Format: choral score
Duration: c.2'
Pages: 8
ISMN: 979 0 708185 78 9 
Code: HH563.CHS
Price: £1.80               More information

Leaflet Music example(pdf)

PRECES AND RESPONSES
Composer: Emma Brown
Publication date:  September 2022
Instruments: SATB divisi
Format: choral score
Duration: c.6'20''
Pages: 8
ISMN: 979 0 708185 69 7 
Code:  HH554.CHS
Price:  £3.90               more information

Leaflet Music example(pdf)
Brown
Brown
These vibrant Preces and Responses, including the Lord’s Prayer, are a refreshing addition to the Anglican choral evensong repertoire. The composer has approached the text as prayers, sometimes highlighting exultation, sometimes vulnerability. The scoring for SATB divisi is not too challenging, and the cantor's part can be sung either in the standard chanted rhythm or in the suggested metrical rhythm (depending on the singer’s ability). College and cathedral choirs in particular will welcome Emma Brown’s fine new setting.

contemporary

pixel * UNJUSTLY FORGOTTEN MASTER: MICHELE MASCITTI

Trio sonata in G minor, Op.6/15
Psiché (Divertissement) Op. 5/12
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pixelMichele Mascitti
This substantial trio sonata, the only one of its type that Mascitti published (and perhaps wrote) was included in his Op. 6 collection (Paris, 1722), where it was preceded by fourteen ordinary violin sonatas. It takes its place among a small but musically very distinguished group of late baroque sonatas for the same combination, which includes examples by Torelli, Vivaldi and Leclair. The constant dialoguing between high and middle registers that is inherent in the scoring produces a fascinating kaleidoscope of sound.
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TRIO SONATA
Composer:  Michele Mascitti
Editor:  Michael Talbot
Publication date:  August 2022
Instruments:  Violin, violoncello (bass viol) and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  xi/13 + 3 x 8
ISMN:  979 0 708185 68 0 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 22 8
Code:  HH553.FSP
Price:  £23.00               more information

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PSICHÉ (Divertissement)
Composer:  Michele Mascitti
Editor:  Michael Talbot
Publication date:  August 2022
Instruments:  Violin and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  xiii/20 + 2 x 8
ISMN:  979 0 708185 71 0 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 24 2
Code:  HH556.FSP
Price:  £22.50               more information

Leaflet Music example(pdf)
ed. Michael Talbot
Stadler
Stadler
The ‘divertissement’ Psiché, a ten-movement suite for violin and basso continuo by Michele Mascitti (1663/4–1760), the Neapolitan violinist who did more than anyone else to acclimatize the Italian sonata to a French setting, is unique among his works in having a programmatic basis. It depicts episodes from the famous romantic story of Psyche and Cupid as related in the Latin novel generally known by the name The Golden Ass by the second-century author Apuleius. At the same time, this is Mascitti’s most overt homage to his adoptive country, since several movements in it go further in the direction of the French style than anything else from his pen. It expresses among other things Cupid’s rage at Psyche’s discovery of his identity, her airborne travel powered by the winds and the tenderness between the two lovers after their reconciliation. This is a very original and immediately attractive work.


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Solos for clarinet
Duos for clarinet
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pixelAnton Stadler
Anton Stadler’s works for solo clarinet are collected into a single volume for the first time and include hitherto unpublished music. Three Caprices and three Fantaisies are selections of popular contemporary tunes, laced together with virtuoso clarinet writing. Sets of variations, also based on popular themes, display a compendium of classical clarinet technique. These solos offer the modern player a challenging workout in the instrumental idioms of Mozart’s friend and clarinettist.
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SOLOS
Composer:  Anton Stadler
Editor:  Martin Harlow
Publication date:  July 2022
Instruments:  Clarinet solo
Format:  Playing score
Series: @Mozart
Pages:  xiv/37
ISMN:  979 0 708185 65 9 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 20 4
Code:  HH550.SOL
Price:  £19.50               more information

Leaflet Music example(pdf)

DUOS
Composer:  Anton Stadler
Editor:  Martin Harlow
Publication date:  July 2022
Instruments:  Two clarinets
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: @Mozart
Pages:  xiii/54 + 2 x 60
ISMN:  979 0 708185 66 6 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 21 1
Code:  HH551.FSP
Price:  £56.00               more information

Leaflet Music example(pdf)
ed. Martin Harlow
Stadler
Stadler
Anton Stadler’s duos for clarinet are collected into a single volume for the first time and include hitherto unpublished music. Six Duettinos afford the opportunity for clarinettists to perform a range of short movements in different tempos and styles, with the distinction between first and second clarinet writing being consistently maintained. The six Duo Concertantes are more democratic in their treatment of the two instruments, with equal distribution of solos and accompaniments. These duos offer a window onto the instrumental idioms and musical language of Mozart’s friend and clarinettist.

“Anton Stadler’s Solos for Clarinet and and Duos for Clarinet, edited by Martin Harlow, are excellent contributions to the clarinet’s repertoire. They include four impressive and technically challenging solos and two musically attractive sets of duos, by the most outstanding clarinettist of the late eighteenth century. The introduction, editing, and textual notes are accurate and scholarly—both editions are highly recommended to all clarinetists.
Albert R. Rice, clarinettist and author.

“Martin Harlow offers some important new insights into the vicissitudes of freelance performers during Mozart’s lifetime. The cultural milieu of Anton Stadler’s small-scale compositions is particularly well caught, offering an inspirational context for today’s performers of these editions.”
Colin Lawson, clarinettist, author and educator
     

pixel ABRSM new piano syllabus (2023–24), Grade 6

Nocturne
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pixelChristian Hartmann
Published together in 2016, Christian Hartmann’s two piano miniatures have been among our best-selling and greatly appreciated scores. Reviewing them in Pianodao, Andrew Eales wrote:
“I love these two little pieces, and I am sure many late intermediate players will enjoy them equally. They are traditional in the best sense, while the harmonies of the Nocturne in particular have a more contemporary flavour that will nicely appeal to today’s students and players.”
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Composer:  Christian Hartmann
Instruments:  Piano
Format:  Playing score
Series: Contemporary
Pages:  iii/4
ISMN:  979 0 708146 15 5 
Code:  HH398.SOL
Price:  £7.95               more information

Leaflet Music example Little Ballerina (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Nocturne (pdf)
ABRSM Grade 6 Syllabus (2023–24)
Hartmann


pixel ABRSM new piano syllabus 2023–24 Grade 1

Animal Jazz
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pixelBarbara Snow
Barbara Snow’s piano collection for beginner pianists, originally published in 2015, is another best-seller. Andrew Eales (Pianodao) writes:
“What impresses me most with this collection is the way in which the composer is able to introduce so much character to each of these highly accessible pieces, but without adding unnecessary complexity in the process.
I can highly recommend ‘Animal Jazz’ as a thoroughly charming collection of jazzy pieces, and suspect my own younger students are going to love it!”

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Composer:  Barbara Snow
Instruments:  Piano
Format:  Playing score
Series: Contemporary
Pages:  v/16
ISMN:  979 0 708092 96 4 
ISBN:  978 1 910359 07 5 
Code:  HH371.SOL
Price:  £8.95               more information

Leaflet Music example (pdf)
ABRSM Grade 1 Syllabus (2023–24)
Snow

pixel New this month: EARLY CLARINET METHOD, VOL. 1 & 2

Méthode de clarinette, volume 1
Méthode de clarinette, volume 2
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pixelJean-Xavier Lefèvre
Jean-Xavier Lefèvre’s Clarinet Method, published at the beginning of the 19th century, contains a number of sonatas that are significant stepping-stones to the more difficult clarinet master works of Mozart and Weber. They are also invaluable first pieces for those studying period performance on the classical clarinet. Lefèvre’s original notation for the instrument has been retained, and the bass lines are transposed down a tone so that the sonatas are playable on the B flat clarinet. The piano accompaniments, whose right-hand parts have been realized from a single, unfigured bass line probably intended for the cello, are stylistic, always complementary to the clarinet line, and satisfying (if occasionally challenging) to play.
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VOLUME 1
Composer:  Jean-Xavier Lefèvre
Editor:  Nicholas Cox
Publication date:  June 2022
Instruments:  Clarinet and piano
Format:  Full score and part
Series: Classical
Pages:  xiv/31 + 20
ISMN:  979 0 708185 54 3 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 11 2
Code:  HH539.FSP
Price:  £24.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Sonata No. 1 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata No. 2 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata No. 3 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata No. 4 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata No. 5 (pdf)

VOLUME 2
Composer:  Jean-Xavier Lefèvre
Editor:  Nicholas Cox
Publication date:  June 2022
Instruments:  Clarinet and piano
Format:  Full score and part
Series: Classical
Pages:  xii/29 + 16
ISMN:  979 0 708185 70 3 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 23 5
Code:  HH555.FSP
Price:  £22.50               more information

Leaflet Music example Sonata No. 6 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata No. 7 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata No. 8 (pdf)
ed. Nicholas Cox
Lefevre
Lefevre

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Two newly identified violin sonatas
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pixelTomaso Albinoni
It is not often that previously unknown instrumental compositions by Albinoni (1671–1751) turn up, but Michael Talbot recently found two violin sonatas – one from the very start of his career and the other from the period of his maturity – among the anonymous manuscripts of the Este Collection in the Austrian National Library. Both sonatas originate from the collection of Niccolò Sanguinazzo, an amateur musician resident in Padua, and one of them may well have been written for the court of Mantua. Talbot’s attribution of the sonatas to Albinoni, which draws on his very extensive knowledge of this highly individual composer, is based on contextual, structural and stylistic criteria. The probably earlier work, in G minor, is similar in character to some four-part balletti in the same collection and is particularly interesting for some cantata-like features in its opening movement. The other sonata, in B flat major and resembling the works published in Albinoni’s Op. 6 (1712), is noteworthy for the finely chiselled melodic lines of its slow movements and sparkling passage-work in the quick ones. Both sonatas are attractive additions to the Albinonian canon.
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Composer:  Tomaso Albinoni
Editor:  Michael Talbot
Publication date:  May 2022
Instruments:  Violin and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  xii/20 + 2 x 8
ISMN:  979 0 708185 62 8 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 18 1
Code:  HH547.FSP
Price:  £16.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Sonata 1 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Sonata 2 (pdf)
ed. Michael Talbot
Burgess

pixel EARLY ENGLISH KEYBOARD CONCERTOS, VOLUME 2

Six Concertos for Harpsichord or Organ, volume 2
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pixelHenry Burgess, Junior
Henry Burgess (1718–1786) takes credit for being the first English composer to publish a set of concertos for a keyboard instrument (organ or harpsichord) in the wake of Handel’s Op. 4 set of 1738 (those by Burgess appeared five years later). This fact has long been recognized, yet, strangely enough, until recently there has been no detailed investigation of the composer’s life or music. Even more surprising, given the originality, variety of expression and sheer enjoyability of Burgess’s concertos, is the lack of a modern edition. This void is now being filled, bringing into the public arena music that is eminently practical: relatively simple to play — albeit brilliant in effect — and performable with or without accompanying orchestra (in the latter case with or without a separate continuo player), and with a choice of organ (manuals only) or harpsichord as solo instrument.
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Composer:  Henry Burgess, Junior
Editor:  Michael Talbot
Publication date:  May 2022
Instruments:  Harpsichord or organ, strings and basso continuo
Format:  Full score
Series: Baroque
Pages:  xii/31
ISMN:  979 0 708185 61 1 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 17 4
Code:  HH546.FSC
Price:  £16.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Concerto No. 4 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Concerto No. 5 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Concerto No. 6 (pdf)
Format:  Instrumental parts (PDF digital download)
Code:  HH546.IPT
Price:  £45.00               

ed. Michael Talbot
Burgess




pixel EARLY ENGLISH KEYBOARD CONCERTOS

Six Concertos for Harpsichord or Organ, volume 1
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pixelHenry Burgess, Junior
Henry Burgess (1718–1786) takes credit for being the first English composer to publish a set of concertos for a keyboard instrument (organ or harpsichord) in the wake of Handel’s Op. 4 set of 1738 (those by Burgess appeared five years later). This fact has long been recognized, yet, strangely enough, until recently there has been no detailed investigation of the composer’s life or music. Even more surprising, given the originality, variety of expression and sheer enjoyability of Burgess’s concertos, is the lack of a modern edition. This void is now being filled, bringing into the public arena music that is eminently practical: relatively simple to play — albeit brilliant in effect — and performable with or without accompanying orchestra (in the latter case with or without a separate continuo player), and with a choice of organ (manuals only) or harpsichord as solo instrument.
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Composer:  Henry Burgess, Junior
Editor:  Michael Talbot
Publication date:  April 2022
Instruments:  Harpsichord or organ, strings and basso continuo
Format:  Full score
Series: Baroque
Pages:  xii/36
ISMN:  979 0 708185 60 4 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 16 7
Code:  HH545.FSC
Price:  £16.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Concerto No. 1 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Concerto No. 2 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Concerto No. 3 (pdf)
Format:  Instrumental parts (PDF digital download)
Code:  HH545.IPT
Price:  £45.00               

ed. Michael Talbot
Burgess


pixel HAYDN SYMPHONY No. 63 IN C MAJOR
(‘La Roxelane’) FOR PIANO


Symphony No. 63 (‘La Roxelane’) arranged for piano solo
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pixelJoseph Haydn
For the first movement of his Symphony No. 63 ‘La Roxelane’ Haydn reworked the overture to his opera Il mondo della luna, originally written for the 1777 season at Esterháza; he reduced the instrumentation and made some necessary structural adjustments to suit the new symphonic setting. The second movement, headed ‘Roxelane Allegretto’, is a set of variations on the French melody ‘La Roxelane’; it is an early example of the composer’s favoured double-variation form of contrasting major- and minor-key sections. Roxelane herself is the leading female character in Les trois sultanes, a stage play by Charles-Simon Favart performed in German translation at Esterháza in that same year, most likely with incidental music by Haydn. The symphony’s Menuetto and concluding Finale Presto were (as far as we know) newly composed rather than making use of recycled theatrical music.            Read more
Composer: Joseph Haydn
Arranged by: Carl David Stegmann
Editor:  Sarah Jenner
Publication date:  April 2022
Instrument: Piano solo
Format: Playing score
Duration: c.20'
Series: @Haydn
Pages: vi/18
ISMN: 979 0 708185 22 2 
Code: HH512.SOL
Price: £12.50               More information

Notenbeispiel Music example (pdf)

ed. Sarah Jenner  
Haydn




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Pallidetta viola
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pixelFrancesco Antonio Pistocchi
Francesco Antonio Pistocchi (1659–1726) was a renowned singer, composer and pedagogue mainly active in Bologna. His extensive output comprises works in many different genres, but the cantatas in particular were appreciated in his day for their high artistic merit, combining qualities such as dexterous imitative part-writing, the use of rigorous counterpoint, expressive arioso writing and the exquisite sensitivity with which the composer depicted the meaning of the poetic texts. The cantata Pallidetta viola, dating from around the turn of the 17th century and preserved in five non-autograph manuscript sources (the musical text has a somewhat complex transmission), is a notably experimental and unusual composition. It will be the task of today’s performers to restore this splendid work to the wide appreciation it enjoyed during Pistocchi’s lifetime.
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Composer:  Francesco Antonio Pistocchi
Editor:  Alejandra Béjar Bartolo | Fabrizio Ammetto
Publication date:  March 2022
Instruments:  Alto and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  xiii/10 + 2x4
ISMN:  979 0 708185 59 8 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 15 0
Code:  HH544.FSP
Price:  £13.50               more information

Leaflet Music example (pdf)
eds. Alejandra Béjar Bartolo & Fabrizio Ammetto
Pistocchi

pixel HIGHLY ORIGINAL BAROQUE CHAMBER DUETS, VOLUME 4

Twelve chamber duets on texts taken from madrigals by Carlo Gesualdo, volume 4
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pixelDiogenio Bigaglia
These previously unnoticed chamber duets for various pairs of voices and basso continuo are among the most original compositions from the pen of Diogenio Bigaglia (1678–1745), the Venetian monk who was also a skilled and imaginative composer. They are set to texts taken from the famously chromatic madrigals of Carlo Gesualdo published over a century earlier. The purpose of this choice was not to commemorate Gesualdo but to assemble a homogeneous group of short poems suitable for Bigaglia’s evident main aim, which was to produce a cycle of vocal duets imitating the structural layout and musical processes of the contemporary trio sonata. The result demonstrates his absolute mastery of all the elements of music: melody, harmony, counterpoint, modulation, form and (because this is vocal music) word-painting.      read more
Composer:  Diogenio Bigaglia
Editor:  Michael Talbot
Publication date:  March 2022
Instruments:  Two altos and basso continuo | alto, bass and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  xi/24 + 2 x 12 + 8 + 4
ISMN:  979 0 708185 58 1 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 14 3
Code:  HH543.FSP
Price:  £26.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Duet No. 4 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Duet No. 5 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Duet No. 12 (pdf)
ed. Michael Talbot
Bigaglia


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Quartet for flute and strings
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pixelLouis Drouët
The Quartet for flute and strings in C major (c. 1827) by itinerant flute virtuoso Louis Drouët (1792–1873) belongs to a genre that had seen its heyday in the late 1770s and early 1780s, yet the work shares few characteristics with its Classical predecessors. Fundamentally it is a light-hearted showpiece for the flute in which the strings are relegated to an accompanying role. Set in four movements — the first a sonata-allegro; the second a relatively brief adagio; the third ostensibly a minuetto and trio but in reality a scherzo; the fourth a rondo — the quartet is very much a product of its time, when musical considerations frequently took second place to instrumental technique and bravura. However, the piece’s deceptively demanding flute part also features episodes that reveal the composer’s undeniable melodic gifts, with the result that this work is both rewarding to perform and most enjoyable to listen to.      read more
Composer:  Louis Drouët
Editor:  Michael Elphinstone
Publication date:  February 2022
Instruments:  Flute, violin, viola, violoncello
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Classical
Pages:  xii/28 + 20 + 2x12 + 16
ISMN:  979 0 708185 63 5 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 19 8
Code:  HH548.FSP
Price:  £33.00               more information

Leaflet Music example (pdf)
ed. Michael Elphinstone
Flute quartet

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Four Kennings
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pixelJeremy Arden
The texts of Jeremy Arden’s four settings are taken from the Exeter Book, a 10th-century collection of poetry in Old English that is generally acknowledged to be one of the great works of the English Benedictine Revival. Included within the anthology are more than ninety riddles and kennings, the latter belonging to an ancient tradition of learning through memorable metaphor, a technique much valued in the Anglo-Saxon world. The kennings presented here, scored for three soprano/treble voices and piano, include an element of theatre. On occasion a singer is required to play a few notes on a violin, or must strike a bell to imitate a six-o’clock chime; the violin part is simply a means of providing a clue (no precision necessary!), the singer-player waving the bow and helping the audience ‘guess my name’.
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Composer: Jeremy Arden
Publication date:  February 2022
Instruments: Three sopranos (treble voices) and piano
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.12'
Pages: vi/13 + 2x4 + 2
ISMN: 979 0 708185 67 3 
Code: HH552.FSP
Price: £13.00               More information

Leaflet Music example (pdf)
Contemporary
Jeremy
Jeremy


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Mater tenera
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pixelEmma Brown
Mater tenera (‘tender mother’) is an intimate six-part motet which would enhance any Advent or Christmas service or choral programme, and would also be suitable for Marian Feasts. The piece is characterized by haunting, lullaby-like motives and harmonies, evoking light coming out of darkness.      read more
Composer: Emma Brown
Publication date:  January 2022
Instruments: SSATBB
Format: choral score
Duration: c.7'30''
Pages: 8
ISMN: 979 0 708185 64 2 
Code: HH549.CHS
Price: £3.90               More information

Notenbeispiel Music example (pdf)
Contemporary
Emma
Emma



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Twelve chamber duets on texts taken from madrigals by Carlo Gesualdo, volume 3
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pixelDiogenio Bigaglia
These previously unnoticed chamber duets for various pairs of voices and basso continuo are among the most original compositions from the pen of Diogenio Bigaglia (1678–1745), the Venetian monk who was also a skilled and imaginative composer. They are set to texts taken from the famously chromatic madrigals of Carlo Gesualdo published over a century earlier. The purpose of this choice was not to commemorate Gesualdo but to assemble a homogeneous group of short poems suitable for Bigaglia’s evident main aim, which was to produce a cycle of vocal duets imitating the structural layout and musical processes of the contemporary trio sonata. The result demonstrates his absolute mastery of all the elements of music: melody, harmony, counterpoint, modulation, form and (because this is vocal music) word-painting.      read more
Composer:  Diogenio Bigaglia
Editor:  Michael Talbot
Publication date:  January 2022
Instruments:  Soprano, alto and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  xi/24 + 3 x 12
ISMN:  979 0 708185 57 4 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 13 6
Code:  HH542.FSP
Price:  £26.00               more information

Leaflet Music example Duet No. 1 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Duet No. 6 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Duet No. 7 (pdf)
ed. Michael Talbot
Bigaglia

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Six flute sonatas, Op. 8
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pixelLewis Granom
These sonatas by English Baroque composer and flautist Lewis Granom are notable not only for their melodic writing, which shows great independence of thought, but also for their technical advances — Granom pushed the boundaries of flute technique further than ever before. The freedom and brilliance evident in the virtuoso, highly ornamented solo part is unique in English flute sonatas of the period; and the range of notes required is exceptional — for the first time, flute players in England were required to venture up to g'''.
Composer:  Lewis Granom
Editor:  Helen Crown
Publication date:  December 2021
Instruments:  Flute & basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  ix/53 + 28 + 24
ISMN:  979 0 708185 50 5 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 10 5
Code:  HH536.FSP
Price:  £34.00               more information

Notenbeispiel Music example Sonata 1
Notenbeispiel Music example Sonata 2
Notenbeispiel Music example Sonata 3
Notenbeispiel Music example Sonata 4
Notenbeispiel Music example Sonata 5
Notenbeispiel Music example Sonata 6


ed. Helen Crown
Granom


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Twelve chamber duets on texts taken from madrigals by Carlo Gesualdo, volume 2
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pixelDiogenio Bigaglia
These previously unnoticed chamber duets for various pairs of voices and basso continuo are among the most original compositions from the pen of Diogenio Bigaglia (1678–1745), the Venetian monk who was also a skilled and imaginative composer. They are set to texts taken from the famously chromatic madrigals of Carlo Gesualdo published over a century earlier. The purpose of this choice was not to commemorate Gesualdo but to assemble a homogeneous group of short poems suitable for Bigaglia’s evident main aim, which was to produce a cycle of vocal duets imitating the structural layout and musical processes of the contemporary trio sonata. The result demonstrates his absolute mastery of all the elements of music: melody, harmony, counterpoint, modulation, form and (because this is vocal music) word-painting.      read more
Composer:  Diogenio Bigaglia
Editor:  Michael Talbot
Publication date:  December 2021
Instruments:  Two sopranos and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  xi/24 + 3 x 12
ISMN:  979 0 708185 55 0 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 12 9
Code:  HH540.FSP
Price:  £26.00               more information

ed. Michael Talbot
Bigaglia

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In Hope
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pixelStephen Pratt
To mark Stephen Pratt's fiftieth year of teaching at Liverpool Hope University, a concert of his works was held in June 2021 as part of the University’s Angel Field Festival, to which Stephen was honoured and delighted to contribute a new piece, In Hope. The premiere was given by the outstanding Pixels Ensemble — musicians, friends and colleagues with whom the composer has enjoyed many past collaborations and to whom the piece is dedicated.      Read more

Composer:  Stephen Pratt
Publication date:  November 2021
Instruments:  Flute (piccolo), clarinet (bass clarinet), marimba (glockenspiel), violin, violoncello, piano
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: contemporary
Pages:  vi/16 + 4 x 4 + 2 x 8
ISMN:  979 0 708185 53 6 
Code:  HH538.FSP
Price:  £20.00               more information

Notenbeispiel Music example
Contemporary
Arden



pixel HIGHLY ORIGINAL BAROQUE CHAMBER DUETS

Twelve chamber duets on texts taken from madrigals by Carlo Gesualdo, volume 1
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pixelDiogenio Bigaglia
These previously unnoticed chamber duets for various pairs of voices and basso continuo are among the most original compositions from the pen of Diogenio Bigaglia (1678–1745), the Venetian monk who was also a skilled and imaginative composer. They are set to texts taken from the famously chromatic madrigals of Carlo Gesualdo published over a century earlier. The purpose of this choice was not to commemorate Gesualdo but to assemble a homogeneous group of short poems suitable for Bigaglia’s evident main aim, which was to produce a cycle of vocal duets imitating the structural layout and musical processes of the contemporary trio sonata. The result demonstrates his absolute mastery of all the elements of music: melody, harmony, counterpoint, modulation, form and (because this is vocal music) word-painting.      read more
Composer:  Diogenio Bigaglia
Editor:  Michael Talbot
Publication date:  November 2021
Instruments:  Two sopranos and basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  xi/25 + 2 x 12 + 8
ISMN:  979 0 708185 48 2 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 09 9
Code:  HH535.FSP
Price:  £25.00               more information

ed. Michael Talbot
Seyfried

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True Self
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pixelJeremy Arden
True Self is a monothematic composition in three movements. The title was inspired by various sources: the words of the Buddha, who proclaimed ‘true self’ as one of the four noble qualities along with purity, eternity and happiness; the Delphic Maxim ‘know thyself’, inscribed above the door to the temple of Apollo and put into the mouth of Socrates by his disciple Plato; and the rationalist philosophers of the European Enlightenment who established the idea of the individual possessing an interior truth. more information

Composer:  Jeremy Arden
Publication date:  October 2021
Instruments:  Violin, violoncello, piano
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: contemporary
Pages:  vi/37 + 8 + 12 + 24
ISMN:  979 0 708185 51 2 
Code:  HH537.FSP
Price:  £29.50               more information

Notenbeispiel Music example


Contemporary
Arden



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Libera Me
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pixelIgnaz von Seyfried
On 3 April 1827 a service was held in Vienna’s Augustinerkirche to commemorate the death of Beethoven eight days earlier. This occasion, which included a performance of Mozart’s Requiem, presented an opportunity for the Viennese musician Ignaz von Seyfried (1776–1841) to provide a specially written ‘Libera me’, which was one of the Requiem Mass texts that Mozart did not set. Seyfried’s offering was perfectly suited to Mozart’s unfinished work: it is in the same key of D minor, is scored for similar SATB forces, and matches Mozart’s distinctive orchestral sonority. This ‘Libera me’ setting was widely used in nineteenth-century Vienna, both in its original version for voices and instruments, and for voices and organ alone. The present edition allows for both types of performance.
Composer:  Ignaz von Seyfried
Editor:  David Wyn Jones
Publication date:  October 2021
Instruments:  Chorus and ensemble
Format:  Full score
Series: @MOZART
Pages:  viii/7
ISMN:  979 0 708185 45 1 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 08 2
Code:  HH533.FSC
Price:  £9.50               more information

Notenbeispiel Music example

Format:  Instrumental parts
Series: @MOZART
Pages:  8 x 4 + 3 x 2
ISMN:  979 0 708185 49 9 
Code:  HH533.IPT
Price:  £13.50               

Format:  Choral score
Series: @MOZART
Pages:  4
ISMN:  979 0 708185 52 9 
Code:  HH533.CHS
Price:  £1.25               
ed. David Wyn Jones
Seyfried

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Three quintets, Op. 18
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pixelIgnaz Pleyel
Ignaz Pleyel’s numerous chamber compositions include a set of three quintets for the infrequently encountered ensemble of flute, oboe, violin, viola and cello/bass. First published in 1788 as the composer’s Op. 18, the quintets were quickly taken up by various publishers throughout Europe. Today they are all but forgotten.
  As one might expect of music by Pleyel, the Op. 18 quintets are imbued with appealing melodies and pleasing harmonies. They are also surprisingly inventive in terms of their combination of instrumental timbres, despite the limits imposed by the reduced scoring. Technically, they are not especially difficult, although a number of solo episodes for the flute, oboe, violin and viola are not without challenge.
  These works are highly suitable for programmes featuring mixed wind and string chamber music, and would make perfect companion pieces to Classical quartets or quintets by, for example, Mozart, Haydn, Boccherini or Cambini.
Composer:  Ignaz Pleyel
Editor:  Michael Elphinstone
Publication date:  September 2021
Instruments:  Flute, oboe, violin, viola, violoncello/bass
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: @HAYDN
Pages:  xv/53 + 2 x 16 + 3 x 20
ISMN:  979 0 708185 28 4 
ISBN:  978 1 910359 99 0
Code:  HH518.FSP
Price:  £48.00               more information

Notenbeispiel Music example Op. 18/1
Notenbeispiel Music example Op. 18/2
Notenbeispiel Music example Op. 18/3


ed. Michael Elphinstone
Pleyel



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The Six Trio Sonatas from Op. 4, Volume 2
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pixelMichele Mascitti
The Six Trio Sonatas of the Italian composer and violinist Michele Mascitti (1663/4–1760), published alongside eight violin sonatas in his Op. 4, are four- or five-movement works that felicitously mix the ‘church’ and ‘chamber’ styles in various configurations. This is the most ‘social’ music imaginable and will give great enjoyment in both a recreational and a concert setting.
Composer:  Michele Mascitti
Editor:  Michael Talbot
Publication date:  September 2021
Instruments:  Two violins & basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  xi/24 + 3 x 12
ISMN:  979 0 708185 36 9 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 04 4
Code:  HH527.FSP
Price:  £29.50               more information

Notenbeispiel Music example sonata 12
Notenbeispiel Music example sonata 13
Notenbeispiel Music example sonata 14

ed. Michael Talbot
Mascitti

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Six flute sonatas, Op. 7
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pixelLewis Granom
These sonatas by English Baroque composer and flautist Lewis Granom are notable not only for their melodic writing, which shows great independence of thought, but also for their technical advances — Granom pushed the boundaries of flute technique further than ever before. The freedom and brilliance evident in the virtuoso, highly ornamented solo part is unique in English flute sonatas of the period; and the range of notes required is exceptional — for the first time, flute players in England were required to venture up to g'''.
Composer:  Lewis Granom
Editor/reconstruction:  Helen Crown
Publication date:  August 2021
Instruments:  Flute & basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  ix/55 + 32 + 24
ISMN:  979 0 708185 35 2 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 03 7
Code:  HH524.FSP
Price:  £35.00               more information

Notenbeispiel Music example Sonata 1
Notenbeispiel Music example Sonata 2
Notenbeispiel Music example Sonata 3
Notenbeispiel Music example Sonata 4
Notenbeispiel Music example Sonata 5
Notenbeispiel Music example Sonata 6


ed. Helen Crown
Francone


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Sonata in B flat major for Clarinet / (violin), [violoncello] and fortepiano, Op. 10/2
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pixelAnton Eberl
Anton Eberl’s Sonata in B flat major, Op. 10 No. 2 is the first known Viennese sonata with keyboard in which the clarinet is offered as the first-named alternative to the violin (both instrumental parts are included in this edition). The present work, probably the fourth of his seven sonatas with violin, was published with an optional ‘basse’ – doubtless intended to be a part for a cellist – which permitted performance as a piano trio.            Read more
Composer: Anton Eberl
Editor:  Martin Harlow
Publication date:  August 2021
Instrument: Clarinet (violin), violoncello, fortepiano
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.30'
Series: @Beethoven
Pages: xi/37 + 2 x 16 + 12
ISMN: 979 0 708185 45 3 
Code: HH528.FSP
Price: £30.00               More information

Notenbeispiel Music example (pdf)

ed. Martin Harlow  
Haydn


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Six trio sonatas, volume 2
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pixelBaldassare Galuppi
The six Sonate a due violini e basso of Baldassare Galuppi (1706–1785) are known to us from a single non-autograph manuscript preserved in Sweden. These are the composer’s only works in the genre, but their outstanding variety and elegance place them among his finest instrumental creations. As in the sonatas in the first volume of this edition (published in January 2021), the numerous errors present in the Swedish manuscript have been corrected, and the editors, in their Introduction, have proposed a possible date for the collection, on the basis of their analysis of musical concordances with Galuppi’s works whose dates are established. A sample continuo realization is also included in the score.
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Composer: Baldassare Galuppi
Editor: Fabrizio Ammetto |Alvise De Piero
Publication date:  August 2021
Instruments: Two violins and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.30'
Pages: xvi/23 + 16 + 2 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708185 20 8 
ISBN: '978 1 910359 97 6 
Code: HH510.FSP
Price: £27.50               More information
ed. Fabrizio Ammetto & Alvise De Piero
Sudaste


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Six concertos for Anna Maria, volume 2 (RV 774, 775, 808)
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pixelAntonio Vivaldi
Preserved in the library of Venice’s Conservatorio di Musica is an elegant leather-bound volume containing the violin part of 31 virtuoso violin concertos, 26 of them by Vivaldi. The collection represents the personal repertoire of the Venetian composer’s most gifted pupil at the orphanage where he worked, the famous ‘Anna Maria della Pietà’, who also played the viola d’amore, mandolin, theorbo and harpsichord. Twenty of the Vivaldi works exist in other manuscript sources and are familiar to us in their complete versions. The remaining six — three for violin and three for violin and organ — are unique to the ‘Anna-Maria Partbook’, and, because they are incomplete, have not hitherto been part of the Vivaldi performing canon. Now, as a result of Federico Maria Sardelli’s rigorous musicological research and painstaking work of reconstruction based on many concordant sources, we are at last able to enjoy these six concertos in startlingly persuasive realizations. Volume 1 was pulished in June 2021.
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Editor/reconstruction:  Federico Maria Sardelli
Publication date:  July 2021
Instruments:  Violin, organ, strings & basso continuo
Format:  Full score
Series: Baroque
Pages:  xii/51
ISMN:  979 0 708185 34 5 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 02 0
Code:  HH523.FSC
Price:  £20.00               more information

Notenbeispiel Music example (RV 774)
Notenbeispiel Music example (RV 775)
Notenbeispiel Music example (RV 808)

Format:  Instrumental parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  32 + 24 + 6 x 16 + 2 x 12 + 20
ISMN:  979 0 708185 40 6 
Code:  HH523.IPT
Price:  £59.00               more information

ed. Federico Maria Sardelli
Francone


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Symphony No. 104 (‘London’) arranged for piano solo
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pixelJoseph Haydn
Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 – ‘The 12th that I have composed in England’, as Haydn proudly inscribed on the autograph score – was first performed on 4 May 1795 at the King’s Theatre, Haymarket, London, directed by the composer himself during a benefit concert in his honour. The occasion, unsurprisingly, was a huge success, with an ecstatic reception for the new symphony in particular. Haydn subsequently recorded in his notebook: ’The whole company was thoroughly pleased and so was I. I made four thousand Gulden on this evening. Such a thing is only possible in England.’            Read more
Composer: Joseph Haydn
Arranged by: Carl David Stegmann
Editor:  Sarah Jenner
Publication date:  July 2021
Instrument: Piano solo
Format: Playing score
Duration: c.30'
Series: @Haydn
Pages: vii/29
ISMN: 979 0 708185 27 7 
Code: HH517.SOL
Price: £14.50               More information

Notenbeispiel Music example (pdf)

ed. Sarah Jenner  
Haydn


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Six concertos for Anna Maria, volume 2 (RV 774, 775, 808)
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pixelAntonio Vivaldi
Preserved in the library of Venice’s Conservatorio di Musica is an elegant leather-bound volume containing the violin part of 31 virtuoso violin concertos, 26 of them by Vivaldi. The collection represents the personal repertoire of the Venetian composer’s most gifted pupil at the orphanage where he worked, the famous ‘Anna Maria della Pietà’, who also played the viola d’amore, mandolin, theorbo and harpsichord. Twenty of the Vivaldi works exist in other manuscript sources and are familiar to us in their complete versions. The remaining six — three for violin and three for violin and organ — are unique to the ‘Anna-Maria Partbook’, and, because they are incomplete, have not hitherto been part of the Vivaldi performing canon. Now, as a result of Federico Maria Sardelli’s rigorous musicological research and painstaking work of reconstruction based on many concordant sources, we are at last able to enjoy these six concertos in startlingly persuasive realizations.
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Editor/reconstruction:  Federico Maria Sardelli
Publication date:  July 2021
Instruments:  Violin, organ, strings & basso continuo
Format:  Full score
Series: Baroque
Pages:  xi/46
ISMN:  979 0 708185 33 8 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 01 3
Code:  HH522.FSC
Price:  £20.00               more information

Notenbeispiel Music example (RV 771)
Notenbeispiel Music example (RV 772)
Notenbeispiel Music example (RV 818)

Format:  Instrumental parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  24 + 6 x 16 + 2 x 12 + 20
ISMN:  979 0 708185 39 0 
Code:  HH522.IPT
Price:  £59.00               more information

ed. Federico Maria Sardelli
Francone


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Symphony No. 94 (‘Surprise’) arranged for piano solo
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pixelJoseph Haydn
Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 was first performed on 23 March 1792 at London’s Hanover Square Rooms under the direction of Salomon as concertmaster with the composer himself at the fortepiano. The work was an instant success and soon became – and remains – one of Haydn’s most popular symphonies. The soubriquet ‘Surprise’, attached to the work very early on, was prompted by the unexpected forte chord in bar 16 of the Andante. Because of the timpani stroke reinforcing this unanticipated effect, the symphony has traditionally been known in German-speaking countries under the nickname ‘Mit dem Paukenschlag’.            Read more
Composer: Joseph Haydn
Arranged by: Carl David Stegmann
Editor:  Sarah Jenner
Publication date:  June 2021
Instrument: Piano solo
Format: Playing score
Duration: c.30'
Series: @Haydn
Pages: viii/28
ISMN: 979 0 708185 23 9 
Code: HH513.SOL
Price: £14.50               More information

Notenbeispiel Music example (pdf)

ed. Sarah Jenner  
Haydn


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10 Passagagli per violoncello
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pixelGaetano Francone
This remarkable collection of 10 Passagagli, the only known composition by the Neapolitan string teacher Gaetano Francone (fl. 1688–1717), is a unique example of a virtuoso school for the cello, as well as an extraordinary source of knowledge on improvisation for scholars and for performers, on both baroque and modern instruments. Although the term ‘violoncello’ appears in the work’s title, the music indicates that the composer was writing for a non-standard instrument, one tuned a tone lower than the modern cello. To perform these works with the original left-hand position, today’s players should either adopt the Bb1–F–c–g tuning or transpose each work one tone higher. Francone’s method stands as precious testimony to the advanced technical level of cello playing in 17th-century Naples.
Composer:  Gaetano Francone
Editor:  Giovanna Barbati | Guido Olivieri
Publication date:  May 2021
Instruments:  Violoncello & basso continuo / two violoncelli
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  ix/31 + 24 + 12
ISMN:  979 0 708185 32 1 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 00 6
Code:  HH521.FSP
Price:  £25.00               more information

Notenbeispiel Music example

ed. Giovanna Barbati | Guido Olivieri
Francone

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Bayo’s Way
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pixelJeremy Arden
A programme of moods and characters runs through Bayo’s Way. On a hot summer’s night, Bayo, the eponymous hero, tumbles and floats his way through a wild, jazz-fuelled pilgrimage. Imagine the bustle of Ronnie Scott’s club in London’s Soho morphing into an all-night party. Bayo glides through it all, spreading happy chaos and appreciative joy as he goes. Read more
Composer: Jeremy Arden
Publication date:  May 2021
Instruments: Piano
Format: Playing score
Duration: c.11'40''
Series: Contemporary
Pages: v/15
ISMN: 979 0 708185 42 0 
Code: HH530.SOL
Price: £10.50               

Notenbeispiel Music example (pdf)

Contemporary
Jeremy Arden

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The Six Trio Sonatas from Op. 4, Volume 1
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pixelMichele Mascitti
The Six Trio Sonatas of the Italian composer and violinist Michele Mascitti (1663/4–1760), published alongside eight violin sonatas in his Op. 4, are four- or five-movement works that felicitously mix the ‘church’ and ‘chamber’ styles in various configurations. This is the most ‘social’ music imaginable and will give great enjoyment in both a recreational and a concert setting.
Composer:  Michele Mascitti
Editor:  Michael Talbot
Publication date:  May 2021
Instruments:  Two violins & basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages:  xii/32 + 12 + 2 x 16
ISMN:  979 0 708185 36 9 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 04 4
Code:  HH525.FSP
Price:  £29.50               more information

Notenbeispiel Music example sonata 1
Notenbeispiel Music example sonata 2
Notenbeispiel Music example sonata 3

ed. Michael Talbot
Mascitti

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Symphony No. 103 (‘Drumroll’) arranged for piano solo
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Next in the series of C. D. Stegmann’s piano arrangements of Haydn symphonies is the celebrated ‘Drumroll’, whose successful orchestral premiere took place in London on 2 March 1795. As The Morning Chronicle reported: ‘Another new Overture [Symphony], by the fertile and enchanting HAYDN, was performed; which, as usual, had continual strokes of genius, both in air and harmony. The Introduction excited the deepest attention, the Allegro charmed, the Andante was encored, the Minuets, especially the Trio, were playful and sweet, and the last movement was equal, if not superior to the preceding.’            Read more
Composer: Joseph Haydn
Arranged by: Carl David Stegmann
Editor:  Sarah Jenner
Publication date:  May 2021
Instrument: Piano solo
Format: Playing score
Duration: c.30'
Series: @Haydn
Pages: viii/32
ISMN: 979 0 708185 26 0 
Code: HH516.SOL
Price: £15.00               More information

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ed. Sarah Jenner  
Haydn


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Symphony No. 7 in A major
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Nicolas Mori’s arrangement of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony was published in the 1820s by Elizabeth Lavenu, widow of the London violinist and publisher Lewis Lavenu, who died in 1818. She married Mori, a virtuoso violinist, in 1819 and together they took over her late husband’s business. The scoring for flute and string sextet is highly accomplished, the violas often pairing the flute to complete the parts originally assigned to the winds. The fresh dimension this arrangement brings to Beethoven’s timeless masterpiece will be a revelation to chamber groups and audiences alike.
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Arranger:  Nicolas Mori
Editor:  Simone Laghi
Publication date:  April 2021
Instruments:  Flute, two violins, two violas, violoncello, double bass
Format:  Full score
Duration: c.38'
Series: @Beethoven
Pages:  viii/107
ISMN:  979 0 708185 38 3 
ISBN:  978 1 914137 06 8
Code:  HH526.FSC
Price:  £47.00               more information

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Format:  Instrumental parts
Duration: c.38'
Series: @Beethoven
Pages:  3 x 24, 4 x 28
ISMN:  979 0 708185 46 8 
Code:  HH526.IPT
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ed. Simone Laghi
Beethoven/Mori

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Ming Wang (Arche)

Arche
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No sooner had Ming Wang completed her apocalyptic chamber work Das siebente Siegel (“The Seventh Seal”) than the global Coronavirus pandemic erupted. Individuals and families succumbed to panic: they began to hoard food and other items, to self-isolate within the apparent safety of their own four walls and wait for the catastrophe to end or even perhaps for a miracle. In the Old Testament book of Genesis we learn that Noah built an ark to save his family and every species of animal from the Flood. This biblical story resonated with Ming, inspiring her to build her own ark — in sound. She chose certain chords to act as the vessel’s scaffolding and then sought to depict, alternately, the massive waves outside the ark and the powerless, fearful humans and animals sheltering within. Read more
Composer: Ming Wang
Publication date:  April 2021
Instruments: Clarinet, trombone, piano, accordion, viola, violoncello
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.9'
Series: Contemporary
Pages: viii/24 + 4 + 12 + 4 x 8
ISMN: 979 0 708185 31 4 
Code: HH520.FSP
Price: £30.00               

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Contemporary
Ming Wang

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Symphony No. 101 (‘Clock’) arranged for piano solo
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Haydn’s Symphony No. 101 was first performed on 3 March 1794 at the Hanover Square Rooms under the direction of Salomon as concertmaster with the composer himself at the fortepiano. The work was an instant success and soon became, and remains to this day, one of Haydn’s most popular symphonies.            Read more
Composer: Joseph Haydn
Arranged by: Carl David Stegmann
Editor:  Sarah Jenner
Publication date:  April 2021
Instrument: Piano solo
Format: Playing score
Duration: c.30'
Series: @Haydn
Pages: viii/28
ISMN: 979 0 708185 25 3 
Code: HH515.SOL
Price: £14.500               More information

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ed. Sarah Jenner  
Haydn



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Three Trio Sonatas
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Trio sonatas specifying flutes for both upper parts are rare among the works of Italian composers active around 1730. These three concise four-movement sonatas by the Venetian monk and proficient amateur composer Diogenio Bigaglia (c.1676–c.1745), probably written to order for a German visitor to his city, are some of the earliest known examples. Of moderate technical difficulty, they are delightful compositions, full of grace, euphony, wit and contrapuntal dexterity, and they also show great sensitivity towards the delicate sound of the baroque transverse flute (traverso). Interestingly, the particular instrument for which they were written was a short-lived version of the traverso, whose compass extended down to Middle C rather than the usual D. On a modern concert flute, which has the same lowest note, the parts present no problem; for ease of execution on an ordinary traverso, the editor has indicated a number of optional octave transpositions.
Composer:  Diogenio Bigaglia
Editor:  Michael Talbot
Publication date:  March 2021
Instruments:  Two flutes, basso continuo
Format:  Full score and parts
Duration: c.30'
Series: Baroque
Pages:  xi/26 + 3 x 12
ISMN:  979 0 708185 21 5 
ISBN:  978 1 910359 98 3
Code:  HH511.FSP
Price:  £27.00               more information

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ed. Michael Talbot
Mozart/Hummel

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Symphony No. 100 (‘Military’) arranged for piano solo
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Haydn’s Symphony No.100 was first performed on 31 March 1794 at the Hanover Square Rooms under the direction of Salomon as concertmaster with the composer himself at the fortepiano. The work was an instant success and was repeated a week later on 7 April,           Read more
Composer: Joseph Haydn
Arranged by: Carl David Stegmann
Editor:  Sarah Jenner
Publication date:  March 2021
Instrument: Piano solo
Format: Playing score
Duration: c.24'
Series: @Haydn
Pages: vii/22
ISMN: 979 0 708185 24 6 
Code: HH514.SOL
Price: £15.00               More information

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Haydn



Piano Concerto in D major, K537
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Hummel’s arrangement of the Piano Concerto in D major, K537, the fifth in the series to appear, was published in 1835. The lead-in (Eingänge) models that he provided are particularly valuable in the case of K537, which is among those concertos for which Mozart left no written-out examples. Equally importantly, Hummel might well have witnessed the work’s compositional process and first performance, and thus his own contributions could be considered as authoritative. Read full description
Editor:  Leonardo Miucci |Gigliola Di Grazia
Publication date:  February 2021
Instruments:  Flute, violin, violoncello, pianoforte
Format:  Full score and parts
Duration: c.33'
Series: @Mozart
Pages:  xviii/45 + 3 x 16
ISMN:  979 0 708146 97 1 
ISBN:  978 1 910359 87 7
Code:  HH487.FSP
Price:  £37.00               more information

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ed. Leonardo Miucci & Gigliola Di Grazia
Mozart/Hummel

Piano Concerto in D major, K537
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Hummel designed the piano part to be playable independently of the other instruments. Read full description
Editor:  Leonardo Miucci |Gigliola Di Grazia
Publication date:  February 2021
Instruments:  Pianoforte
Format:  Playing score
Duration: c.33'
Series: @Mozart
Pages:  iv/39
ISMN:  979 0 708146 48 3 
Code:  HH487.PNO
Price:  £16.00               more information

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ed. Leonardo Miucci & Gigliola Di Grazia
Mozart/Hummel




Symphony No. 96 (‘Miracle’) arranged for piano solo
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Haydn’s Symphony No. 96 acquired its nickname through an unfortunate misunderstanding, originating in a colourful story reported by a contemporary biographer of the composer. The circumstances concern a different symphony entirely, but the attribution to No. 96 has persisted and the details are worth recounting: ‘When Haydn appeared in the orchestra [...] the curious audience in the parterre left their seats and crowded towards the orchestra the better to see the famous Haydn quite close. The seats in the middle of the floor were thus empty, and hardly were they empty when the great chandelier crashed down and broke into bits, throwing the numerous gathering into the greatest consternation. As soon as the first moment of fright was over and those who had pressed forward could think of the danger they had luckily escaped and find words to express it, several persons uttered the state of their feelings with loud cries of “Miracle! Miracle!”.’

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Composer: Joseph Haydn
Arranged by: Carl David Stegmann
Publication date:  February 2021
Instrument: Piano solo
Format: Playing score
Duration: c.23'
Series: @Haydn
Pages: vii/22
ISMN: 979 0 708185 03 1 
Code: HH493.SOL
Price: £12.50               More information

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Haydn



Six trio sonatas, volume 1
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The six Sonate a due violini e basso, of Baldassare Galuppi (1706–1785) are known to us from a single non-autograph manuscript preserved in Sweden. These are the composer’s only works in the genre, but their outstanding variety and elegance place them among his finest instrumental creations. In the present edition – the first to be published – the numerous errors in the Swedish manuscript have been corrected, and the editors, in their Introduction, have proposed a possible date for the collection, on the basis of their analysis of musical concordances with Galuppi’s works whose dates are established. A sample continuo realization is also included in the score.
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Composer: Baldassare Galuppi
Editor: Fabrizio Ammetto |Alvise De Piero
Publication date:  January 2021
Instruments: Two violins and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.30'
Pages: xv/21 + 3 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708185 19 2 
ISBN: '978 1 910359 96 9 
Code: HH509.FSP
Price: £26.00               More information
ed. Fabrizio Ammetto & Alvise De Piero
Sudaste


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Symphony No. 44 (‘Trauer’) arranged for piano solo
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Symphony No. 44 in E minor is one of a number of Haydn’s mid-period works representing the Sturm und Drang (‘Storm and Stress’) style of melodramatic realism taken over from contemporary German literature and drama. The whole work is monotonal – each movement is in the same key, with contrast provided by excursions into the tonic major – and is pervaded by contrapuntal writing.

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Composer: Joseph Haydn
Arranged by: Carl David Stegmann
Publication date:  January 2021
Instrument: Piano solo
Format: Playing score
Duration: c.23'
Series: @Haydn
Pages: vi/18
ISMN: 979 0 708185 18 5 
Code: HH508.SOL
Price: £12.00               More information

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ed. Sarah Jenner  
Haydn



Symphony No. 92 (‘Oxford’) arranged for piano solo
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On the morning of Friday, 8 July 1791, at the University of Oxford, Haydn was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Music. That same evening his Symphony No. 92 was performed at the Sheldonian Theatre. Though not composed expressly for the occasion — it was one of a set of three (Nos 90, 91 and 92) commissioned by, and dedicated to, the Comte d’Ogny in 1788–89 — it would be difficult to disagree with H. C. Robbins-Landon that ‘Haydn was quite right to pick this Symphony for the concert [...] for it artlessly presents the greatest contrapuntal mind since J. S. Bach, embedded within the popular classical style.’

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Composer: Joseph Haydn
Arranged by: Carl David Stegmann
Publication date:  December 2020
Instrument: Piano solo
Format: Playing score
Duration: c.27'
Series: @Haydn
Pages: vii/25
ISMN: 979 0 708185 02 4 
Code: HH492.SOL
Price: £13.00               More information

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Sudaste, alfin sudaste
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Diogenio Bigaglia (1678–1745) left only one chamber cantata scored for bass voice and continuo, but this work, Sudaste, alfin sudaste, is a masterpiece. Its poetic text takes the form of an imagined monologue by the crazed arsonist Herostratus, who has gone down in history as the person who burned down the famous Temple of Diana at Ephesus merely to gratify his eagerness for posthumous celebrity. Bigaglia captures brilliantly the demented exultation of Herostratus as he first lays his plan and then executes it. At the same time, this cantata reveals the great expressive power attainable by the bass voice when operating in the medium of the chamber cantata.
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Composer: Diogenio Bigaglia
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  November 2020
Instruments: Bass voice and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.5'
Pages: xii/10 + 2 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708185 12 3 
ISBN: '978 1 910359 94 5 
Code: HH501.FSP
Price: £13.00               More information
ed. Michael Talbot
Sudaste


Cantabile
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Cantabile is one of a number of pieces that Adriano Cirillo wrote for his great friend the flautist Gabriele Betti, who died on 4 September 2020, one week before they were due to give the first performance.
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Composer: Adriano Cirillo
Publication date:  November 2020
Instrument: Flute and Piano
Format: Full score and part
Duration: c.3'
Series: Contemporary
Pages: iv/4 + 4
ISMN: 979 0 708185 29 1 
Code: HH519.FSP
Price: £10.95               More information

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Adriano


Symphony No. 48 (‘Maria Theresia’) arranged for piano solo
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Although Haydn’s Symphony No. 48 was long thought to have been written for, and performed in honour of, the state visit of Empress Maria Theresia to Eszterháza in 1773, eminent Haydn scholar H. C. Robbins Landon concluded that the piece should be redated to 1770. The accepted soubriquet may be mistaken, but, as Landon comments, the message is correct, for the work’s magnificence makes it a ‘Symphony for Queens and Emperors’. This excellent arrangement, made by German tenor, conductor and composer Carl David Stegmann (1751–1826) and newly edited by Sarah Jenner, makes a welcome addition to the piano transcription repertoire.

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Composer: Joseph Haydn
Arranged by: Carl David Stegmann
Publication date:  November 2020
Instrument: Piano solo
Format: Playing score
Duration: c.27'
Series: @Haydn
Pages: viii/19
ISMN: 979 0 708185 01 7 
Code: HH491.SOL
Price: £12.50               More information

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ed. Sarah Jenner  
Vitali



Concerto in D minor BWV1052R
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For nearly 150 years Bach’s ever-popular Concerto in D minor for harpsichord (BWV 1052) has been regarded as a transcription of a much earlier violin concerto. Numerous published reconstructions of this ‘lost original’ have appeared, as well as many modern recordings. However, previous violin reconstructions have proved unsatisfactory from both a musicological and a violinistic standpoint, and some leading scholars have even doubted that the violin was the original solo instrument. This latest reconstruction by late-Baroque specialist and violinist Fabrizio Ammetto, based on careful comparison of five surviving sources and close attention to the idiomatic solo writing (including full-length versions of the cadenzas for the outer movements), convincingly reaffirms the work’s status as a genuine violin concerto. The editor has added figured bass to the score for those who prefer to improvise a keyboard continuo, and the separate parts include a specimen cembalo realization.
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Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Publication date:  October 2020
Instruments: Violin, strings and continuo
Format: Full score and solo part
Duration: c.22'
Pages: xiv/48 + 16
ISMN: 979 0 708185 30 7 
ISBN: '978 1 910359 95 2 
Code: HH505.FSC
Price: £26.00               More information
Leaflet Music example (pdf)

Format: Instrumental parts
Parts: (3/3/2/2/Cembalo/Continuo
ISMN: 979 0 708185 15 4 
Code: HH505.IPT
Price: £56.00               
@BACH
Fabrizio
Jeremy

Inventions in Solitude
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Jeremy Arden’s three Inventions — ‘Ahava’, ‘Pavane’ and ‘Farewell’ — were written in response to the 2020 pandemic. Locked down at home with no work but wishing to make music, he decided to create pieces he could play alone. The Hebrew word Ahava means ‘abounding love’ but also refers to an ancient Jewish mode, whose usage may be seen to connect a whole universe of music, from the song of the cantor to klezmer and jazz. The second piece celebrates the marvellously named Boddhisatva Wonder Sound, who appears in the Buddhist Lotus Sutra to remind us that all human beings, whatever their social status, have a Buddha nature. The final piece is dedicated to Jeremy’s good friend the composer Dimitri Smirnov, who was among those carried off by the Covid virus.
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Composer: Jeremy Arden
Publication date:  September 2020
Instruments: Piano solo
Format: playing score
Duration: c.15'
Pages: v/19
ISMN: 979 0 708185 14 7 
Code: HH504.SOL
Price: £12.50               More information

Leaflet Music example No 1 (pdf)
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Contemporary
Jeremy
Jeremy


Six sonatas, Op. 20 volume 1
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Joseph Bodin de Boismortier’s Op. 20 sonatas for solo violin and basso continuo (1727) are the least known of all his sets of sonatas for one or more violins and accompaniment. These very fine works are written for a largely domestic and amateur market and are much more accessible technically than similar works published by the composer’s compatriots, all of whom were professional violinists (there is no evidence that Boismortier himself played the instrument). Even if his solo writing can be considered conservative, the sonatas are not devoid of technically challenging passages, and musically they are often far superior to those of his peers. Revealing the unmistakable influence of Corelli’s Op. 5 sonatas, they resourcefully combine sonata da camera dance forms with more ‘serious’ movements of the sonata da chiesa, including several in moto perpetuo style. With the appearance of this modern edition, it is hoped that these sonatas will at last gain the recognition they undoubtedly deserve.      Read more
Composer: Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Editor: Michael Elphinstone
Publication date:  September 2020
Instrument: Violin & basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.30'
Series: Baroque
Pages: xi/29 + 2 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708185 08 6 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 91 4 
Code: HH498.FSP
Price: £23.00               More information

Leaflet Music example Sonata 1 (pdf)
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ed. Michael Elphinstone
Boismortier

Symphony No. 85 (‘La Reine’) arranged for piano solo
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Haydn’s Symphony No. 85, ‘La Reine de France’, belongs to the set of six ‘Paris’ Symphonies, Nos. 82–7, composed in 1785–6 to a commission by the directors of the Concert de la Loge Olympique at the instigation of the Comte d’Ogny and were first performed by that society during the 1787 season. The soubriquet ‘La Reine’ was attached to the work soon after its first performance (and was included in the first edition of printed parts) reflecting its status as a favourite work of Marie Antoinette.

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Composer: Joseph Haydn
Arranged by: Carl David Stegmann
Publication date:  September 2020
Instrument: Piano solo
Format: Playing score
Duration: c.24'
Series: @Haydn
Pages: viii/19
ISMN: 979 0 708185 00 0 
Code: HH490.SOL
Price: £12.50               More information

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ed. Sarah Jenner  
Vitali


Sonata in F major, Op. 49
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Among Vienna’s many composers and pianists of the time, Anton Eberl (1765–1807) was the one considered most worthy of comparison with Beethoven. His Sonata in F major, Op. 49, probably the first of seven sonatas with violin, was composed in 1792 and published posthumously in Vienna in 1808. Its model is Mozart’s keyboard and violin sonata in F major, K376 (1781), whose expressive world it inhabits. Significantly, however, in terms of its duration, formal and harmonic novelty, and lively relationship between violin and keyboard, Eberl’s Op. 49 looks forward to Beethoven, sharing much of the musical ambition and quality of Beethoven’s first contributions to the genre, namely his Op. 12 set of three sonatas with violin written in 1798. Read more
Composer: Anton Eberl
Editor: Martin Harlow
Publication date:  August 2020
Instrument: Violin & pianoforte
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.30'
Series: @Beethowen
Pages: xiv/29 + 16
ISMN: 979 0 708146 27 8 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 41 9 
Code: HH426.FSP
Price: £21.00               More information

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ed. Martin Harlow
Eberl
Read the review of the violin sonata Op. 35 in The Consort
“This is an excellent edition of a fascinating and important work of the period by a composer whose revival on a large scale is overdue.”


I sing of a maiden
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This simple eight-part setting of a fifteen-century text has a timeless quality and is a fitting addition to the Christmas repertoire. The haunting melody captures the spirit of this ancient text, whilst lullaby patterns and cascading figures for the April dew place the composition firmly in the twenty-first century. It would make a beautiful addition to a Christmas concert or carol service, as well as providing a touching moment of spiritual reflection during Midnight Mass.
Composer: Emma Brown
Publication date:  August 2020
Instruments: SSAATTBB with optional solos
Format: vocal score
Duration: c.3'
Pages: 8
ISMN: 979 0 708185 13 0 
Code: HH503.CHS
Price: £2.90               More information

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Emma
Emma



Two comic cantatas
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The eighteenth century saw a great increase in secular music for solo voice and continuo set to texts in Venetian, then a recognized literary language rather than a mere Italian dialect. Most of these compositions are short gondola songs or canzonettas, but a few are cantatas in several movements, indistinguishable from their counterparts with Italian texts except in language and subject matter, which favours contemporary themes treated in a comic manner. The two Venetian cantatas for soprano and continuo by Diogenio Bigaglia (1678–1745) published here – probably the first of their type ever to appear in a modern edition – are excellently crafted, revealing an unexpectedly racy side to the composer, a Benedictine monk. One is a set of shopping instructions given by a nun to her aged servant; the other is a woman’s catty description of the rise from rags to riches of one of her neighbours through prostitution. The edition comes with translations of the texts and a brief note on Venetian pronunciation.

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Composer: Diogenio Bigaglia
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  July 2020
Instrument: Soprano and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c. 2 x 8'
Series: Cantata
Pages: xiii/21 + 2 x 8
ISMN: 979 0 708185 10 9 
ISBN: 978 0 910359 93 8 
Code: HH500.FSP
Price: £20.00               More information

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ed. Michael Talbot 
Bigaglia



Symphony No. 86 (‘Paris’) arranged for string quartet
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Issued in Vienna in 1788 by Artaria, Haydn’s favoured publisher, this long-forgotten string quartet was, according to the title page, arranged by the composer himself from his Symphony No. 86 in D major. Circumstantial and musical evidence suggests that this may well have been the case. String quartets everywhere will welcome the appearance of the first modern edition of this notable work, which has largely been ignored for over 200 years.

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Composer: Joseph Haydn
Editor: David Wyn Jones | Simone Laghi
Publication date:  July 2020
Instrument: String quartet
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.27'
Series: @Haydn
Pages: xii/24 + 2 x 16 + 2 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708146 95 7 
ISBN: 978 0 910359 85 3 
Code: HH484.FSP
Price: £31.50               More information

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eds. David Wyn Jones & Simone Laghi  
Vitali



Cantata: Plutone e Proserpina
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The Venetian Benedictine priest and composer Diogenio Bigaglia (c. 1676–c. 1745), who was highly esteemed by his musical contemporaries, wrote the dramatic cantata Plutone e Proserpina around 1710. Scored for soprano, contralto, strings and continuo, it represents his vocal chamber music at its most ambitious and attractive. The twelve short movements comprise five solo arias, one aria for both voices singing in turn, a duet and five recitatives. The cantata’s subject – Proserpine’s gradual reconciliation to her kidnapping by Pluto, who wants her as his bride – is treated in masterly fashion by the author of the text, Antonio Ottoboni, who was a leading poet in Venice at the time. There is no better work through which to become acquainted with the fascinating but still little-known figure of Bigaglia.

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Composer: Diogenio Bigaglia
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  June 2020
Instrument: Soprano and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.18'
Series: Cantata
Pages: ix/23 + 16 + 3 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708185 07 9 
ISBN: 978 0 910359 90 7 
Code: HH497.FSP
Price: £35.00               More information

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ed. Michael Talbot 
Bigaglia




Symphony No. 85 (‘Paris’) arranged for string quartet
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Issued in Vienna in 1788 by Artaria, Haydn’s favoured publisher, this long-forgotten string quartet was, according to the title page, arranged by the composer himself from his Symphony No. 85 in B flat major (‘La Reine’). Circumstantial and musical evidence suggests that this may well have been the case. String quartets everywhere will welcome the appearance of the first modern edition of this notable work, which has largely been ignored for over 200 years.

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Composer: Joseph Haydn
Editor: David Wyn Jones | Simone Laghi
Publication date:  June 2020
Instrument: String quartet
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.24'
Series: @Haydn
Pages: xi/21 + 4 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708146 94 0 
ISBN: 978 0 910359 84 6 
Code: HH483.FSP
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eds. David Wyn Jones & Simone Laghi  
Vitali



Symphony No. 84 (‘Paris’) arranged for string quartet
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Issued in Vienna in 1788 by Artaria, Haydn’s favoured publisher, this long-forgotten string quartet was, according to the title page, arranged by the composer himself from his Symphony No. 84 in E flat major (1786). Circumstantial and musical evidence suggests that this may well have been the case. String quartets everywhere will welcome the appearance of the first modern edition of this notable work, which has largely been ignored for over 200 years.

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Composer: Joseph Haydn
Editor: David Wyn Jones | Simone Laghi
Publication date:  May 2020
Instrument: String quartet
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.23'
Series: @Haydn
Pages: ix/23 + 16 + 3 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708146 93 3 
ISBN: 978 0 910359 83 9 
Code: HH482.FSP
Price: £29.50               More information

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eds. David Wyn Jones & Simone Laghi  
Vitali




Six concertos for two flutes, Op. 38
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Boismortier’s numerous musical achievements include composing the first (and probably the only) concertos for two unaccompanied melody instruments, namely his Op. 38: VI Concerto pour 2 Flutes-traversieres ou autres Instrumens, sans Baße. These remarkable works date from 1732, by which time he had already written several sets of sonatas with the same scoring. But unlike the sonatas, which generally conform to the Italian sonata da camera and treat both instruments equally, the Op. 38 concertos are based on the Vivaldian three-movement concerto and tend to privilege the first flute, the second frequently relegated to providing a pseudo-bass accompaniment.

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Composer: Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Editor: Michael Elphinstone
Publication date:  April 2020
Instrument: Two flutes
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: 6 x c.10'
Series: Baroque
Pages: ix/31 + 2 x 24
ISMN: 979 0 708185 06 2 
ISBN: 978 0 910359 89 1 
Code: HH496.FSP
Price: £28.00               More information

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ed. Michael Elphinstone
Vitali


Cantata: Per L’incoronazione di Maria Beatrice d’Este
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Vitali wrote nine cantatas for meetings of the Accademia dei Dissonanti in Modena, an intellectual talking-shop centred on Duke Francesco II's court. Many of these works are described as ‘accademia’, suggesting a distinct subgenre of cantata at this time. Six of them survive in a single source held in the Biblioteca Estense universitaria di Modena.

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Composer: Giovanni Battista Vitali
Publication date:  March 2020
Instrument: Alto, two violins, viola and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.16'
Series: Baroque
Pages: xiii/27 + 3 x 4 + 2 x 8 + 16
ISMN: 979 0 708146 96 4 
ISBN: 978 0 910359 86 0 
Code: HH485.FSP
Price: £27.50               More information

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ed. Martin Perkins
Vitali

Six Concertos, Op. 21, Vol. 2
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Boismortier’s Six Concerto pour les Flutes-Traversieres, Violons, ou Haubois; avec la Baße, Op. 21, were published in early 1728. They constitute the second set of concertos to be composed by a Frenchman, the first being the same composer’s VI Concertos pour 5 Flûtes-Traversieres ou autres Instrumens sans Baße, Op. 15, which had appeared the year before. While both sets demonstrate how Boismortier was able to refashion the Italian concerto for a minimum of instrumental resources, the brilliant Op. 21 concertos are much more Italianate in style. This is due not so much to their consistent fast–slow–fast movement scheme and a more extensive use of ritornello–da capo form, as to the character of their thematic material and its subsequent development.

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Composer: Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Publication date:  February 2020
Instrument: Flute, violin, ripieno and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: 3 x c.10'
Series: Baroque
Pages: xiii/47 + 2 x 16 + 12 + 20
ISMN: 979 0 708146 86 5 
ISBN: 978 0 910359 78 5 
Code: HH475.FSP
Price: £38.00               More information

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ed. Michael Elphinstone
Boismortier

Deux Valses
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In these two short piano pieces, Italian composer Adriano Cirillo (b.1951) has sought to capture in music the elusive qualities of nostalgia and melancholy that Charles Baudelaire designated as "Spleen" in his legendary late 19th-century collection of poems Les Fleurs du mal.
Composer: Adriano Cirillo
Publication date:  January 2020
Instrument: Piano
Format: Playing score
Duration: 2 x c.3'
Series: Contemporary
Pages: iv/4
ISMN: 979 0 708185 05 5 
Code: HH495.SOL
Price: £7.95               More information

Notenbeispiel Valse nostalgique
Notenbeispiel Valse mélancolique
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Adriano
Adriano



Three ‘Dresden’ sonatas
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The sonatas of the Venetian composer and priest Diogenio Bigaglia (c.1676–c.1745) have long found favour among recorder players in particular. This group of three sonatas for violin (or alternative treble instrument) and continuo, dating from before 1716/17, when they were copied in Venice by the visiting Dresden violinist J. G. Pisendel, make an attractive addition to the catalogue. Relatively easy to perform, they are full of personality and conspicuous musical vitality. Read more
Composer: Diogenio Bigaglia
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  January 2020
Instrument: Violin & basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: 3 x c.12'
Series: @Baroque
Pages: xiii/15 + 2 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708146 98 8 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 88 4 
Code: HH489.FSP
Price: £20.00               More information

Notenbeispiel Sonata No. 1
Notenbeispiel Sonata No. 2
Notenbeispiel Sonata No. 3
ed. Michael Talbot
Favre

La canzona che volete
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There are good reasons for attributing the anonymous La canzona che volete to Agostino Steffani (1654–1728): not only is the chamber duet the form by which the Italian composer was best known, but the humorous text is redolent of his wit. This is a highly accomplished piece, displaying effortless counterpoint in the duet movement and technical ingenuity in the two solos, which are built on related ground basses. Read more
Composer: Agostino Steffani (attr.)
Editor: Colin Timms
Publication date:  December 2019
Instrument: Soprano, alto & basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: 3 x c.7'
Series: @Baroque
Pages: x/9 + 3 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 80 3 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 75 4 
Code: HH469.FSP
Price: £13.00               More information

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ed. Colin Timms
Steffani
Six Sonatas, Volume 2 (Nos. 4–6)
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Antoine Favre (c.1670–c.1739) was a composer of rare ability whose few surviving collections, all published during the 1730s, have hitherto remained unknown not only to performers but also to the majority of scholars. His second book of sonatas for violin and basso continuo (the first is lost) contains six substantial five-movement works suited equally to concert performance and domestic enjoyment. Players will relish their idiomatic instrumental writing and variety of expression, embracing both the Italian and French styles, as well as their formal sophistication, harmonic resourcefulness and contrapuntal ingenuity. Read more
Composer: Antoine Favre
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  November 2019
Instrument: Violin & basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: 3 x c.10'
Series: @Baroque
Pages: xii/45 + 20 + 16
ISMN: 979 0 708146 89 6 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 81 5 
Code: HH478.FSP
Price: £26.00               More information

Notenbeispiel Sonata No. 4
Notenbeispiel Sonata No. 5
Notenbeispiel Sonata No. 6
ed. Michael Talbot
Favre

Sweet was the Song the Virgin Sung
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Emma Brown’s setting of ‘Sweet was the Song’, simple yet utterly compelling, captures the Renaissance character of the text while imparting a fresh, modern twist. Suitable for choirs both professional and amateur, it would make a beautiful addition to a Christmas concert or carol service, as well as providing a touching moment of spiritual reflection during Midnight Mass.
Composer: Emma Brown
Publication date:  November 2019
Instruments: SATB a cappella
Format: vocal score
Duration: c.3'
Pages: 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 99 5 
Code: HH488.CHS
Price: £1.70               More information

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Emma
Six Sonatinas, Op. 2
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This set of six short two-movement keyboard sonatinas, or ‘lessons’ (in the traditional English manner), come from a hitherto overlooked 1755 publication by a composer already well known and appreciated for his slightly earlier oboe sonatas. Vincent’s melodic gifts and skill in musical construction, clearly evident in the wind sonatas, are here complemented by an obvious flair for effective keyboard writing and an ability to spring welcome musical surprises. Read more
Composer: Thomas Vincent
Publication date:  October 2019
Instrument: Keyboard
Format: Playing score
Duration: 6 x c.8'
Series: Classical
Pages: x/22
ISMN: 979 0 708146 92 6 
ISBN: 978 0 708146 82 2 
Code: HH481.SOL
Price: £12.95               More information

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Notenbeispiel Music example 5 (pdf)
Notenbeispiel Music example 6 (pdf)
ed. Michael Talbot
Vincent

Sui · Gong
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Sui · Gong
The two-word title of Ming Wang’s recent composition points to the early Sui dynasty of China (581–618 CE) and its imperial court (Gong). The work is based on a touching piece of old Chinese music which, in a series of short picturesque scenes, tells a tale of yearning, love and passion within the Sui court’s harem. The pure pentatonicism of the part assigned to the medieval flute contrasts strongly with the total chromaticism and great virtuosity of the extremely complicated part for modern flutes, creating a striking balance between simplicity and complexity, nostalgia and modernity. The piece is dedicated to Walter Auer, principal flautist of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and his wife Julia.
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Composer: Ming Wang
Publication date:  September 2019
Instruments: Flute (piccolo, alto) and medieval flute
Format: Playing score
Duration: c.10'
Pages: vi/13
ISMN: 979 0 708146 91 9 
Code: HH480.FSC
Price: £14.00               more information

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Ming
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Six Concertos, Op. 21, Vol. 1
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Boismortier’s Six Concerto pour les Flutes-Traversieres, Violons, ou Haubois; avec la Baße, Op. 21 were published in early 1728. They constitute the second set of concertos to be composed by a Frenchman, the first being the same composer’s VI Concertos pour 5 Flûtes-Traversieres ou autres Instrumens sans Baße Op. 15, which had appeared just the year before. While both sets demonstrate how Boismortier was able to refashion the Italian concerto for a minimum of instrumental resources, the brilliant Op. 21 concertos are much more Italianate in style. This is due not so much to their consistent fast-slow-fast movement scheme and a more extensive use of ritornello-da capo form, as to the character of their thematic material and its subsequent development. Read more
Composer: Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Publication date:  September 2019
Instrument: Flute, violin, ripieno and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: 3 x c.10'
Series: Baroque
Pages: xii/45 + 2 x 16 + 2 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708146 73 6 
ISBN: 978 0 708146 70 9 
Code: HH474.FSP
Price: £36.00               More information

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Notenbeispiel Music example Concerto 3 (pdf)
ed. Michael Elphinstone
Sheeles


Three Imaginary Folksongs
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The Concerts Society of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral invited Stephen Pratt to write a work for their 2017 concert season marking the 50th anniversary of the cathedral’s opening. With his Three Imaginary Folksongs the composer not only celebrates this important Jubilee, but specifically highlights the much-admired talents of the cathedral orchestra’s principal clarinettist, Jacqueline Thomas.
Composer: Stephen Pratt
Publication date:  August 2019
Instruments: Clarinet and orchestra
Format: Study score
Duration: c.11'
Pages: iv/49
ISMN: 979 0 708146 59 9 
Code: HH452.FSP
Price: £20.00

Conducting score and parts: HH452.IPT

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Stephen
Stephen


Six Sonatas volume 1, (Nos. 1–3)
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Antoine Favre (c.1670–c.1739), was a composer of rare ability whose few surviving collections, all published during the 1730s, have hitherto remained unknown not only to performers but also to the majority of scholars. His second book of sonatas for violin and basso continuo (the first is lost) contains six substantial five-movement works suited equally to concert performance and domestic enjoyment. Players will relish their idiomatic instrumental writing and variety of expression, embracing both the Italian and French styles, as well as their formal sophistication, harmonic resourcefulness and contrapuntal ingenuity. Read more
Composer: Antoine Favre
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  July 2019
Instrument: Violin & basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: 3 x c.10'
Series: @Baroque
Pages: xiii/33 + 2 x 16
ISMN: 979 0 708146 87 2 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 80 8 
Code: HH476.FSP
Price: £26.00               More information

Notenbeispiel Sonata No. 1
Notenbeispiel Sonata No. 2
Notenbeispiel Sonata No. 3
ed. Michael Talbot
Favre

Sonata in B flat major, Op. 50
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Among Vienna’s many composers and pianists of the time, Anton Eberl (1765–1807) was the one considered most worthy of comparison with Beethoven. His Sonata in B flat major, Op. 50, is probably the second of his seven sonatas with violin, and was published posthumously in Vienna the year after his death. The model for this work is Mozart’s Sonata in B flat major, K454 (1784), from which Eberl has borrowed many structural and stylistic features: the grand, slow introduction of the first movement; the song-like second movement with its rocking accompaniment opening; and the gavotte-like closing rondo. Read more
Composer: Anton Eberl
Editor: Martin Harlow
Publication date:  June 2019
Instrument: Violin & pianoforte
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.29'
Series: @Beethowen
Pages: xiii/34 + 16
ISMN: 979 0 708146 84 1 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 76 1 
Code: HH473.FSP
Price: £20.00               More information

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ed. Martin Harlow
Eberl “This is an excellent edition of a fascinating and important work of the period by a composer whose revival on a large scale is overdue.”
Read the review of the violin sonata Op. 35 in The Consort
Im Freygish
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Jeremy Arden’s Im Freygish was initially inspired by Rebecca Abrams’s book The Jewish Journey: 4000 Years in 22 Objects from the Ashmolean Museum (2017). Excited by the idea that traditions and objects, and – in the case of music – scales and melodic forms, are passed between the generations and have travelled with the Jewish diaspora across the world, the composer wanted to write a piece that reflects this complex and multilayered story. Each of the four movements is inspired by generalized characteristics that Jeremy associates with Jewish culture: a yearning for truth, a questioning of authority, a thirst for mystical connection and a talent for joyful celebration. Read more
Composer: Jeremy Arden
Publication date:  June 2019
Instruments: String quartet
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.12'
Pages: iv/28 + 4 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708146 88 9 
Code: HH477.FSP
Price: £28.00               More information

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Arden
Jeremy


Oboe Concerto in E flat major
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For his Concerto in E flat major for oboe, strings and basso continuo Wolff created three exceptionally spacious movements full of attractive musical ideas as well as rhythmic and contrapuntal invention. In the slow movement, marked ‘Adagio con affetto’, he had the happy idea of entrusting the accompaniment of solo passages to pizzicato strings, and his Allegro finale is a tour de force of energy and thematic concentration. This is an imposing composition in every respect.
Composer: Christian Michael Wolff
Publication date:  May 2019
Instruments: Oboe and strings
Format: Full score
Duration: c.15'
Series: Baroque
Pages: xii/28
ISMN: 979 0 708146 77 3 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 74 7 0 
Code: HH468.FSC
Price: £14.50               

Notenbeispiel Music example (Full score, pdf)

Format: Keyboard reduction and solo part
Duration: c.15'
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/20 + 12
ISMN: 979 0 708146 81 0 
Code: HH468.KBD
Price: £12.50               

Notenbeispiel Music example (Kebyoard reduction, pdf)

Format: Oboe solo and string parts
Duration: c.15'
Series: Baroque
Pages: 12 + 4 x 8
Code: HH468.IPT (Digital download)
Price: £35.00               

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ed. Michael Talbot
Wolff

Telling the Tale
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Recall an event, then ‘re-tell’ it in different ways: that is the raison d’être of Stephen Pratt’s Telling the Tale. As the piece progresses, the focus slips away from the original event to become a lens for other pertinent memories, yet the tale’s basic components are never far from the surface.
Composer: Stephen Pratt
Publication date:  April 2019
Instruments: Flute (piccolo, alto), clarinet (bass clarinet), percussion, violin, violoncello, piano
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.12'
Pages: iv/23 + 5 x 8 + 12
ISMN: 979 0 708146 83 4 
Code: HH472.FSP
Price: £28.00               More information

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Emma
Stephen

O Lux Beata Trinitas
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This short four-part motet, O Lux Beata Trinitas, plays upon the idea of the Trinity by assigning each voice only three notes. Contemplative and deeply expressive in character, it is most suited to liturgical use, yet its austere beauty would enhance any concert programme of a cappella choral music.
Composer: Emma Brown
Publication date:  March 2019
Instruments: SATB a cappella
Format: vocal score
Duration: c.3'
Pages: 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 82 7 
Code: HH471.CHS
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Emma
Emma


Flute concerto in C major
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Wolff’s Concerto in C major for flute, strings and basso continuo has the customary three movements (Allegro Moderato, Affettuoso, Allegro), all of which are extended in form and poetic in expression, often using striking dynamic contrasts and orchestral unison writing in a way that prefigures the Sturm und Drang of the 1760s. The third movement is a true ‘applause finale’, putting the soloist through some challenging technical hoops.
Composer: Christian Michael Wolff
Publication date:  February 2019
Instruments: Flute and strings
Format: Full score
Duration: c.15'
Series: Baroque
Pages: xii/31
ISMN: 979 0 708146 76 6 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 73 0 
Code: HH466.FSC
Price: £14.50               

Notenbeispiel Music example (Full score, pdf)

Format: Keyboard reduction and solo part
Duration: c.15'
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/23 + 12
ISMN: 979 0 708146 78 0 
Code: HH466.KBD
Price: £12.50               

Notenbeispiel Music example (Kebyoard reduction, pdf)

Format: Flute solo and string parts
Duration: c.15'
Series: Baroque
Pages: 12 + 4 x 8
Code: HH466.IPT (Digital download)
Price: £35.00               

Notenbeispiel Music example (Flute part, pdf)

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ed. Michael Talbot
Wolff

“Edition HH rightly have a reputation for attractive publications and this is another, produced with their usual care and attention to detail and complimented by Professor Michael Talbot’s exemplary scholarship. Early flute concertos of this quality are thin on the ground and this is a gem. I recommend it very highly.”
Read ther review of Concerto in G major (HH467) in The Consort)

Sonata (trio) in A minor, Op. 10 No. 1
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Among Vienna’s many composers and pianists of the time, Anton Eberl (1765–1807) was the one considered most worthy of comparison with Beethoven. His Sonata in A minor, Op. 10 No. 1, probably the third of his seven sonatas with violin, was published with an optional basse – doubtless intended to be a part for a cellist – which permitted performance as a piano trio. In its duration, formal and harmonic novelty, and in the lively relationship between violin and keyboard, this A minor sonata shares much of the musical ambition and quality of Beethoven’s early works in this genre. Read more
Composer: Anton Eberl
Editor: Martin Harlow
Publication date:  January 2019
Instrument: Violin, [violoncello] & fortepiano
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.29'
Series: @Beethowen
Pages: xii/44 + 16 + 12
ISMN: 979 0 708146 26 1 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 40 2 
Code: HH425.FSP
Price: £28.00               More information

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ed. Martin Harlow
Eberl

Sinfonia in B flat major
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This compact sinfonia is an early example of a true chamber sinfonia: that is, an offshoot of the Italian-style operatic overture intended from the start to be a free-standing composition for use in either public or private concerts. Full of striking and effective contrasts of dynamics, mood and thematic content, the work anticipates in places the Sturm und Drang of middle-period Haydn and the finely sculpted melodic lines of C. P. E. Bach. Read more
Composer: Christian Michael Wolff
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  December 2018
Instrument: Strings and continuo
Format: Full score
Duration: c.12'
Series: Baroque
Pages: xi/17
ISMN: 979 0 708146 75 9 
ISBN: 978 0 708146 72 3 
Code: HH465.FSP
Price: £14.50               More information

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Format: Instrumental parts
Duration: c.12'
Series: Baroque
Pages: 4 x 8
Code: HH465.IPT (Digital download)
Price: £35.00               
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ed. Michael Talbot
Wolff

Present Shadows
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Present Shadows is inspired by Old Hispanic liturgical chant preserved within manuscripts dating from as early as the eleventh century. It aims to convey a sense of stasis, which the melismatic structure of the original melodies evokes, and does so through the employment of cyclical devices, a slowly transforming harmonic backbone, and the establishment of central points of focus, forcing the music to continually return to the opening material. Read more
Composer: Litha Efthymiou
Publication date:  November 2018
Instruments: Flute, clarinet (bass clarinet), piano, violoncello, double bass
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.13'
Series: Contemporary
Pages: vi/24 + 4 x 8 + 12
ISMN: 979 0 708146 68 1 
Code: HH460.FSP
Price: £20.00               

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Ming Wang

Four trio sonatas, Op. 78
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Boismortier’s final surviving set of trio sonatas, the [IV] Sonates pour deux flutes traversieres avec la basse, Op. 78, dates from late 1739 or early 1740. With this set the composer has, in a sense, come full circle, as these works recall his very first ‘sonates en trio’, Op. 4, of 1724: both sets are scored for two flutes and continuo and all sonatas have four movements. But while the earlier works are outwardly French — French movement titles, dynamics and tempo indications, and use of French time signatures and the French violin clef — the Op. 78 pieces are ostensibly Italian. Read more
Composer: Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Publication date:  November 2018
Instrument: Two flutes and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: 4 x c.10'
Series: Baroque
Pages: xii/33 + 3 x 16
ISMN: 979 0 708146 73 6 
ISBN: 978 0 708146 70 9 
Code: HH464.FSP
Price: £28.00               More information

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Notenbeispiel Music example Sonata 2 (pdf)
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Notenbeispiel Music example Sonata 4 (pdf)
ed. Michael Elphinstone
Sheeles

Retrospektive
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Cicada larvae live underground for years, creeping about slowly and peacefully in the darkness until that sudden, beautiful brief moment when, one warm, damp summer’s eve, they emerge, metamorphosed into a highly mobile life form. Gaily they dance in the sunshine, singing ardently to the trees in all their greenery — but only for a short while, for, just as suddenly, they are gone. The same process repeats year upon year. The "life cycle” of this string quartet resembles that of the cicada. Read more
Composer: Ming Wang
Publication date:  October 2018
Instruments: string quartet
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.10'
Series: Contemporary
Pages: viii/18 + 4 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 71 1 
Code: HH462.FSP
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Contemporary
Ming Wang

Flute concerto in G major
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Towards the end of his long life the organist Christian Michael Wolff (1707–1789), resident in the Baltic port of Stettin (today, Szczecin in Poland), achieved a degree of fame as a composer through the successive collections of sonatas, songs, flute duets and chorale preludes he committed to print. But much earlier, around 1740, he had produced some exquisite compositions for orchestra. Wolff’s Concerto in G major for Flute, Strings and Basso Continuo encloses a wistful Largo in E minor between a stately Moderato and a sprightly, dance-like Allegretto. The solo instrument is treated throughout with great virtuosity and expressivity, representing the galant style at its very best.
Composer: Christian Michael Wolff
Publication date:  September 2018
Instruments: Flute and strings
Format: Full score
Duration: c.15'
Series: Baroque
Pages: x/26
ISMN: 979 0 708146 74 2 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 71 6 
Code: HH467.FSC
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Format: Keyboard reduction and solo part
Duration: c.15'
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/20 + 12
ISMN: 979 0 708146 79 7 
Code: HH467.KBD
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Format: Flute solo and string parts
Duration: c.15'
Series: Baroque
Pages: 12 + 4 x 8
Code: HH467.IPT (Digital download)
Price: £35.00               

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ed. Michael Talbot
Wolff

“Edition HH rightly have a reputation for attractive publications and this is another, produced with their usual care and attention to detail and complimented by Professor Michael Talbot’s exemplary scholarship. Early flute concertos of this quality are thin on the ground and this is a gem. I recommend it very highly.”
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Suites of Lessons for the harpsichord or spinet, Book 2 (c.1730)
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John Sheeles (1695–1765) published two books of harpsichord suites, in 1724 and c.1730 respectively. These basically follow in the tradition of Restoration composers such as Purcell and Croft, but more recent influences, such as those of Corelli, Handel and even Domenico Scarlatti, are also discernible. Sheeles has a distinct gift for melody and for developing musical motives intensively and inventively, while always treating the keyboard in a highly varied and idiomatic manner. Read more
Composer: John Sheeles
Publication date:  July 2018
Instrument: Keyboard
Format: Playing score
Duration: 6 x c.8'
Series: Baroque
Pages: xvi/33
ISMN: 979 0 708146 72 8 
ISBN: 978 0 708146 69 3 
Code: HH463.SOL
Price: £13.50               More information

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ed. Michael Talbot
Sheeles

L’anima del filosofo, ossia Orfeo ed Euridice dramma per musica
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The opera was commissioned by Johann Peter Salomon for the King's Theatre, Haymarket, London, in 1791. After arriving in London on 1 January of that year, Haydn commented in a letter to Prince Anton Esterházy: “The new opera libretto which I am to compose is entitled Orfeo, in 5 acts, but I shall not receive it for a few days. It will be completely different from that of Gluck. The prima donna is called Madame Lops from Munich – she is a pupil of the famous Mingotti. Seconda donna is Madame Capelletti. Primo hommo is the celebrated Davide. The opera contains only 3 persons, viz, Madame Lops, Davide, and a castrato, who apparently is not very special. Incidentally, the opera is supposed to contain many choruses, ballets and a lot of big changes of scenery.” Unfortunately, owing to political intrigue, the opera was never performed in the composer's lifetime. continue reading
Composer: Joseph Haydn
Publication date:  May 2018
Instruments: Voices, chorus & orchestra
Format: Full score
Series: @HAYDN
Pages: vi/223
Duration: c.120'
ISMN: 979 0 708146 56 8  
ISBN: 978 1 910359 61 7  
Code: HH408.FSC
Price: £105.00

Format: Vocal score
Pages: vi/206
ISMN: 979 0 708092 21 6 
Code: HH408.VOC
Price: £37.00

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Opera
Haydn


Gesang eines Zugvogels
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In the winter of 2016, when Ming Wang was flying from her present home in Vienna to Taiwan, the country of her birth, she began to play around with a vivid poetic image that had crossed her mind quite spontaneously in connection with the present work: she saw herself as a migratory bird flying year after year the ten thousand kilometres from Austria, only to make the long return journey north the following spring. She tried to imagine what a migratory bird would espy during its traversal of the various countries and landscapes. The resulting “Song” brings together many contrasting sounds and musical elements that symbolize the diverse geographical regions. The Chinese arched zither, or zheng, represents an exotic bird that has landed by chance in a Western instrumental ensemble. continue reading
Composer: Ming Wang
Publication date:  April 2018
Instruments: Ensemble
Format: Full score
Duration: c.10'
Series: Contemporary
Pages: x/42
ISMN: 979 0 708146 69 8  
Code: HH461.FSC
Price: £28.00               More information

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Contemporary
Ming

Suites of Lessons, Book 1 (1724)
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John Sheeles (1695–1765) published two books of harpsichord suites, in 1724 and c.1730 respectively. These basically follow in the tradition of Restoration composers such as Purcell and Croft, but more recent influences, such as those of Corelli, Handel and even Domenico Scarlatti, are also discernible. Sheeles has a distinct gift for melody and for developing musical motives intensively and inventively, while always treating the keyboard in a highly varied and idiomatic manner. Read more
Composer: John Sheeles
Publication date:  April 2018
Instrument: Keyboard
Format: Playing score
Duration: 7 x c.8'
Series: Baroque
Pages: xiv/30
ISMN: 979 0 708146 67 4 
ISBN: 978 0 708146 68 6 
Code: HH459.SOL
Price: £13.50               More information

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ed. Michael Talbot
Sheeles

Three flute sonatas Op. 1
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Scheibe’s three sonatas for flute (or violin) and obbligato harpsichord were published in the late 1750s but were probably composed much earlier – their copious and elaborate imitative writing is out of character with his later music. Though rooted in the tradition of similar works by J. S. Bach, C. P. E. Bach, and composers at Frederick the Great’s court in Berlin, Scheibe’s sonatas are more substantial, each having four movements, in the traditional slow–fast–slow–fast scheme. continue reading
Composer: Johann Adolph Scheibe
Editor: Michael Elphinstone
Publication date:  March 2018
Instruments: Flute and keyboard
Format: Playing score and part
Duration: c. 3 x 15'
Series: Baroque
Pages: xii/48 + 24
ISMN: 979 0 708146 62 9 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 66 2
Code: HH455.FSP
Price: £27.00               More information

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ed. Michael Elphinstone
Berg

La Libertà
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La Libertà is the most original, and among the most attractive, of Maurice Greene’s secular vocal compositions on Italian texts. Strong circumstantial evidence indicates that he wrote it for the celebrated operatic mezzo-soprano Faustina Bordoni to sing as a grateful farewell to her English patrons and admirers just before her final departure from London in the summer of 1728. Read more
Composer: Maurice Greene
Publication date:  March 2018
Instruments: Soprano, violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.3'
Series: Baroque
Pages: ix/7 + 3 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 66 7 
ISBN: 978 0 708146 67 9 
Code: HH456.FSP
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ed. Michael Talbot
Greene

Eight Suites of Lessons, Op. 5, Volume 2 (Nos. 5–8)
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George Berg’s eight keyboard suites, Op. 5, were published in London around 1760, while the composer was travelling in Italy. They are his most varied and resourceful compositions, following generally in the tradition of Handel’s suites but adding stylistic elements culled from Italian, German and French music in a playfully eclectic manner. This is sparkling, idiomatic music, suitable equally for private enjoyment and concert use, but until now hardly known, even to specialists in the keyboard repertoire. continue reading
Composer: George Berg
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  February 2018
Instruments: Keyboard
Format: Playing score
Series: Classical
Pages: xii/24
ISMN: 979 0 708146 61 2 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 65 5
Code: HH454.SOL
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ed. Michael Talbot
Berg

The Cloak, the Boat, and the Shoes
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This atmospheric, sensitive piece for solo SATB (or small vocal ensemble) with optional string quartet was written by Timothy Raymond for the 2017 Lower Machen Festival. The contemporary harmonic language, with distant echoes of Britten, Holst and Howells, and the delicate, often sensuous textures combine to make a work of considerable expressive power that perfectly captures the essence of W. B. Yeats’s poem. Around six minutes long, it is a welcome addition to the rich repertoire of British vocal music. Read more
Composer: Timothy Raymond
Publication date:  February 2018
Instruments: Soprano, alto, tenor, bass (with string quartet ad libitum)
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.6'
Series: Contemporary
Pages: iv/9 + 4 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 66 7 
Code: HH457.FSP
Price: £18.00               More information | Listen

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Raymond

Symphonies of Time and Tide
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World premiere at the Liverpool Philharmonic, 18 January 2018. Come prepared, buy the score! continue reading
Composer: Stephen Pratt
Publication date:  December 2017
Instruments: Orchestra
Format: Conducting score
Duration: c.19'
Series: Contemporary
Pages: vi/32
ISMN: 979 0 708146 65 0 
Code: hh458.con
Price: £45.00               More information

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Contemporary
Stephen Pratt

Eight Suites of Lessons, Op. 5, Volume 1 (Nos. 1–4)
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George Berg’s eight keyboard suites, Op. 5, were published in London around 1760, while the composer was travelling in Italy. They are his most varied and resourceful compositions, continue reading
Composer: George Berg
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  December 2017
Instruments: Keyboard
Format: Playing score
Series: Classical
Pages: xii/25
ISMN: 979 0 708146 60 5 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 64 8
Code: HH453.sol
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ed. Michael Talbot
Berg

Violin Sonata in B flat major, Op. 35
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Among Vienna’s many composers and pianists and pianists of the time, Anton Eberl (1765–1807) was the one considered most worthy of comparison with Beethoven. His Sonata in B flat major, Op. 35, the last of seven sonatas with violin, was composed around 1805 and dedicated to the Princess Bretzenheim (Maria Walburga). This was one of the final pieces Eberl composed before his premature death, continue reading
Composer: Anton Eberl
Editor: Martin Harlow
Publication date:  November 2017
Instruments: Violin and pianoforte
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.20'
Series: @Beethoven
Pages: x/33 + 16
ISMN: 979 0 708146 25 4 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 39 6
Code: HH424.FSP
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ed. Martin Harlow
Eberl


Flute sonatas in A major and G minor (Set 1)
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Simon Balicourt (1706–1757), during a London career that lasted from 1735 (the year he arrived from the Continent) until his death, was a leading flautist and flute composer. Suitable for both educational use and concert performance, these pieces – now appearing for the first time in a modern critical edition – deserve a place at the forefront of the late baroque repertory for transverse flute. continue reading
Composer: Simon Balicourt
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  November 2017
Instruments: Flute and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.10' & 10'
Series: Baroque
Pages: xii/15 + 2 x 8
ISMN: 979 0 708146 54 4 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 59 4
Code: HH447.FSP
Price: £14.50               More information

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ed. Michael Talbot
Balicourt



Twelve Sonatinas Op. 3, Volume 2 (Nos. 7–12)
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George Berg (1730–1775) was a London organist and harpsichord teacher. His sonatinas for harpsichord were a by-product of his teaching, appearing in three volumes between 1759 and 1762. Technically fairly simple, these are lively, inventive and finely polished works. continue reading
Composer: George Berg
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  October 2017
Instruments: Keyboard
Format: Playing score
Duration: c.9' x 6'
Series: Classical
Pages: ix/15
ISMN: 979 0 708146 58 2 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 63 1
Code: HH451.SOL
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Berg

Flute sonatas in D minor and A minor (Set 1)
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Simon Balicourt (1706–1757), during a London career that lasted from 1735 (the year he arrived from the Continent) until his death, was a leading flautist and flute composer. Suitable for both educational use and concert performance, these pieces – now appearing for the first time in a modern critical edition – deserve a place at the forefront of the late baroque repertory for transverse flute. continue reading
Composer: Simon Balicourt
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  October 2017
Instruments: Flute and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.10' & 10'
Series: Baroque
Pages: xii/14 + 2 x 8
ISMN: 979 0 708146 53 7 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 58 7
Code: HH446.FSP
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ed. Michael Talbot
Balicourt



Iberian Refractions for two violins
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Iberian Refractions was written in response to a piece of Old Hispanic medieval chant. Movement by movement, the chant melody gradually infiltrates all aspects of the works’s foreground melodic structure, its harmonic backbone and its core inner detail, intensifying as the piece unfolds. Read full description
Composer:  Litha Efthymiou
Publication date:  September 2017
Instruments:  Two violins
Series: Contemporary
Format:  Two playing scores
Pages:  vi/10 + 10
ISMN:  979 0 708146 45 2 
Code:  HH440.FSP
Price:  £15.00               More information and link to recording

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Litha Efthymiou

Twelve Sonatinas Op. 3, Volume 1 (Nos. 1–6)
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George Berg (1730–75) was a London organist and harpsichord teacher. His sonatinas for harpsichord were a by-product of his teaching, appearing in three volumes between 1759 and 1762. Technically fairly simple, these are lively, inventive and finely polished works. continue reading
Composer: George Berg
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  September 2017
Instruments: Keyboard
Format: Playing score
Duration: c.9' x 6'
Series: Classical
Pages: x/14
ISMN: 979 0 708146 57 5 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 62 4
Code: HH450.SOL
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Berg

Wild Wood for recorder quintet
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Wild Wood was commissioned in 2013 by Ardingly ArtsFest and Fontanella Recorder Quintet. The unusual, boxy-looking Paetzold instruments for which it is written – fondly known by some as ‘IKEA recorders’ – immediately caused a stir at the premiere. Fontanella has since championed the piece throughout the UK, chalking up an unusually high number of repeat performances for a contemporary work. In 2014 the ensemble filmed a performance at the Lights Theatre, Andover, and this has now been viewed over 4000 times on YouTube. Read full description
Composer:  Tim Coker
Publication date:  July 2017
Instruments:  Descant recorder & 4 amplified Paetzold bass recorders
Series: Contemporary
Format:  Full score and parts
Pages:  iv/7 + 5 x 4
ISMN:  979 0 708146 50 6 
Code:  HH449.FSP
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Contemporary
Coker

Flute sonatas in D major and D major
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Simon Balicourt (1706–1757), during a London career that lasted from 1735 (the year he arrived from the Continent) until his death, was a leading flautist and flute composer. He left two sets of flute sonatas, published in 1750 and 1760 respectively, each containing eight beautifully polished and musically imaginative works that draw equally on his German background and on the French-influenced tradition of flute-playing in his adoptive country. Suitable for both educational use and concert performance, these pieces – now appearing for the first time in a modern critical edition – deserve a place at the forefront of the late baroque repertory for transverse flute. continue reading
Composer: Simon Balicourt
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  July 2017
Instruments: Flute and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.9' & 10'
Series: Baroque
Pages: xiii/21 + 2 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708146 51 3 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 56 3
Code: HH444.FSP
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ed. Michael Talbot
Balicourt

Piano Concerto in C minor, K491
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Here, for the first time in modern edition, is the fourth in our series of Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s superb arrangements of seven of Mozart’s piano concertos, the Concerto in C minor, K491. Read full description
Editor:  Leonardo Miucci
Publication date:  June 2017
Instruments:  Flute, violin, violoncello, pianoforte
Format:  Full score and parts
Pages:  xviii/45 + 3 x 16
ISMN:  979 0 708146 44 5 
ISBN:  978 1 910359 51 8
Code:  HH439.FSP
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ed. Leonardo Miucci
Mozart/Hummel

Vision Sextet
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Ming Wang’s blend of Viennese compositional craft and eastern colour reaches full maturity in her sextet Vision, written especially for Ensemble Reconsil.
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Publication date:  May 2017
Instruments: Flute/alto flute, oboe/cor anglais, bass clarinet, violin, viola, violoncello
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Contemporary
Pages: x/14 + 5 x 8 + 4
Duration: c.9'
ISMN: 979 0 708146 46 9 
Code: HH441.FSP
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Contemporary
Ming Wang

Flute sonatas in F major and C minor
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Simon Balicourt (1706–1757), during a London career that lasted from 1735 (the year he arrived from the Continent) until his death, was a leading flautist and flute composer. He left two sets of flute sonatas, published in 1750 and 1760 respectively, each containing eight beautifully polished and musically imaginative works that draw equally on his German background and on the French-influenced tradition of flute-playing in his adoptive country. Suitable for both educational use and concert performance, these pieces – now appearing for the first time in a modern critical edition – deserve a place at the forefront of the late baroque repertory for transverse flute. continue reading
Composer: Simon Balicourt
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  May 2017
Instruments: Flute and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.10' & 10'
Series: Baroque
Pages: xiv/15 + 2 x 8
ISMN: 979 0 708146 29 2 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 47 1
Code: HH438FSP
Price: £14.50               More information

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ed. Michael Talbot
Balicourt


Flute sonatas in B minor and C major
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Simon Balicourt (1706–1757), during a London career that lasted from 1735 (the year he arrived from the Continent) until his death, was a leading flautist and flute composer. He left two sets of flute sonatas, published in 1750 and 1760 respectively, each containing eight beautifully polished and musically imaginative works that draw equally on his German background and on the French-influenced tradition of flute-playing in his adoptive country. Suitable for both educational use and concert performance, these pieces – now appearing for the first time in a modern critical edition – deserve a place at the forefront of the late baroque repertory for transverse flute. continue reading
Composer: Simon Balicourt
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  April 2017
Instruments: Flute and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.6' & 11'
Series: Baroque
Pages: xi/20 + 2 x 8
ISMN: 979 0 708146 47 6 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 49 5
Code: HH442.FSP
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ed. Michael Talbot
Balicourt

La Canterina, Intermezzo in Musica
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Joseph Haydn’s two-act La Canterina (‘The Singing Girl’) was one of the composer’s earliest stage works, written in 1766 soon after Prince Nikolaus Esterházy had promoted him to first Kapellmeister. The libretto, based on the third act of Piccinni’s opera L’Origille (1760), was most likely adapted by Karl Friberth, a singer at the Esterházy Court. The first documented performance was in Pressburg (Bratislava) on 16 February 1767, but the piece may have been performed a year earlier at Eisenstadt. Lasting under an hour, this buffa-style work has no overture and was originally designed as two intermezzi, each with a final quartet, to be performed between the acts of an opera seria. The persona of each of the four characters is derived from the commedia dell’arte tradition, their individual arias parodying the contemporary world of opera and theatre. Haydn’s music skilfully enhances this comic critical vein, and he reserves his particular scorn for the singers.
Publication date:  April 2017
Instruments: Three sopranos, tenors & orchestra
Format: Full score
Series: @HAYDN
Pages: viii/105
Duration: c.60'
ISMN: 979 0 708146 35 3 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 48 8
Code: HH404.FSC
Price: £55.00

Format: Vocal score
Pages: viii/86
ISMN: 979 0 708146 36 0 
Code: HH404.VOC
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ed. Johannes Stoltz
Haydn

Violin Sonata in D major, Op. 20
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Among Vienna’s many composers and pianists and pianists of the time, Anton Eberl (1765–1807) was the one considered most worthy of comparison with Beethoven. His Sonata in D major, Op. 20, the sixth of seven sonatas for violin and piano, was composed around 1803 and dedicated to the highly regarded pianist Dorothea Ertmann, who was the dedicatee of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in A major, Op. 101, and who some believe was Beethoven’s ‘Immortal Beloved’. continue reading
Composer: Anton Eberl
Editor: Martin Harlow
Publication date:  March 2017
Instruments: Violin and pianoforte
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.20'
Series: @Beethoven
Pages: xiv/36 + 16
ISMN: 979 0 708146 24 7 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 38 9
Code: HH423.FSP
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ed. Martin Harlow
Eberl

Motet: Totus orbis, umbra canit, for soprano, two violins and continuo
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Giuseppe Torelli (1658–1709) was the reputed father of the instrumental concerto, yet he also composed sacred vocal music. Discovered in 2001, when the Berlin Sing-Akademie’s archive was returned from Kiev (where it had been hidden away since the Second World War), his three-movement Christmas motet Totus orbis, umbra canit (‘The whole world, the darkness sings’), scored for soprano, two violins and continuo, is a splendid example of its genre. continue reading
Composer: Giuseppe Torelli
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  February 2017
Instruments: Sopranoo, two violins and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.12'
Series: Baroque
Pages: xiv/10 + 4 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 41 4 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 54 9
Code: HH435.FSP
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ed. Michael Talbot
Torelli

Song and Dance, for Soprano saxophone, vibraphone, violin, viola and violoncello
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Song and Dance was written for the 60th birthday of the composer’s friend and colleague James Wishart, and was first performed by Ensemble 10/10 in a celebratory concert in October 2016. At the outset a relaxed, slow song is intoned by a soprano saxophone (a favourite instrument of James) accompanied by vibraphone and strings. continue reading
Composer: Stephen Pratt
Publication date:  February 2017
Instruments: Soprano saxophone, vibraphone, violin, viola, violoncello
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.7'
Series: Contemporary
Pages: iii/7 + 5 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 43 8 
Code: HH437.FSP
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Stephen Pratt
Six quartet sonatas, Op. 34, volume 2
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Occupying a special place among Boismortier’s almost 260 sonatas are the Six sonates à quatre parties différentes et également travaillées Op. 34 (1731), his sole surviving quartet sonatas, for three instruments and continuo. They contain some of his finest, most accomplished music. continue reading
Composer: Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Editor: Michael Elphinstone
Publication date:  January 2017
Instruments: Three violins and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.36'
Series: Baroque
Pages: xii/35 + 4 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708146 31 5 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 44 0
Code: HH429.FSP
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ed. Michael Elphinstone
Boismortier

Motet: O fideles, modicum sustinete tempus, for alto, two violins and continuo
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Giuseppe Torelli (1658–1709) was the reputed father of the instrumental concerto, yet he also composed sacred vocal music. Discovered in 2001, when the Berlin Sing-Akademie’s archive was returned from Kiev (where it had been hidden away since the Second World War), his five-movement motet O fideles, modicum sustinete tempus (‘O ye faithful, pause a short while’), for alto (contralto), two violins and continuo, is a splendid example of its genre. continue reading
Composer: Giuseppe Torelli
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  January 2017
Instruments: Alto, two violins and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.12'
Series: Baroque
Pages: xiii/8 + 4 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 40 7 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 53 2
Code: HH434.FSP
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Torelli


Motet: Ite, procul abite, maestitiae, for soprano, two violins and continuo
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Giuseppe Torelli (1658–1709) was the reputed father of the instrumental concerto; what is not widely known is that he also composed sacred vocal music. Discovered in 2001, when the Berlin Sing-Akademie’s archive was returned from Kiev (where it had been hidden away since the Second World War), his four-movement motet Ite, procul abite, maestitiae (‘Go, begone, sadness’) for soprano, two violins and continuo is a splendid example of its genre. continue reading
Composer: Giuseppe Torelli
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  December 2016
Instruments: Soprano, two violins and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.12'
Series: Baroque
Pages: xiv/13 + 4 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 39 1 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 52 5
Code: HH433.FSP
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Torelli

At the Turn of the Year, for piano
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At the Turn of the Year is a revised version (2016) of a set of four short piano studies sketched mostly between December 1991 and January 1992. The work is in four sections, all derived from the opening material; the first and fourth are similar, and the middle sections, newly reworked and expanded, are fast and scherzo-like in character. continue reading
Composer: Stephen Pratt
Publication date:  December 2016
Instruments: Piano
Format: Playing score
Duration: c.10'
Series: Contemporary
Pages: iii/9
ISMN: 979 0 708146 42 1 
Code: HH436.SOL
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Piano solo
Stephen Pratt

Sonate concertante in G major, for flute and piano
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The Sonate concertante in G major for flute and piano by Bohemian composer Joseph Lipavsky was published posthumously, as his ‘œuvre dernier’, in Vienna in 1810. The present edition is based on the printed copy in the Musikarchiv of the Stift Melk, Austria. The instrumental parts are of equal importance and moderate difficulty, continue reading
Composer: Joseph Lipavsky
Editor: Martin Skamletz
Publication date:  November 2016
Instruments: Flute and fortepiano
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.18'
Series: @Beethoven
Pages: xii/32 + 12
ISMN: 979 0 708146 23 0 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 37 2
Code: HH420.FSP
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Eberl

Sonata in E minor for violin and basso continuo
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Among the of surviving works by J. F. Schreivogel, a violinist active in Milan in the first half of the 18th century, is this impressive and forward-looking three-movement sonata for violin and continuo in E minor. Evidently composed during the mid-1710s, continue reading
Composer: Johann Friedrich Schreivogel
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  November 2016
Instruments: Violin and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.12'
Series: Baroque
Pages: x/12 + 8 + 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 37 7 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 50 1
Code: HH432.FSP
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Leopold Mozart
Violin Sonata in D minor
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Among Vienna’s many composers and pianists of the time, Anton Eberl (1765–1807) was the one considered most worthy of comparison with Beethoven. His Sonata in D minor, the fifth of seven sonatas, Op. 14, for violin and piano, continue reading
Composer: Anton Eberl
Editor: Martin Harlow
Publication date:  October 2016
Instruments: Violin and fortepiano
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.20'
Series: @Beethoven
Pages: xiv/38 + 16
ISMN: 979 0 708146 23 0 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 37 2
Code: HH422.FSP
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ed. Martin Harlow
Eberl

Sinfonia pastorella for alphorn and strings
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Written in Salzburg, probably in 1755, Leopold Mozart’s Sinfonia pastorella was designed for performance at Christmastide. Much of its thematic content would have been familiar to an eighteenth-century audience continue reading
Composer: Leopold Mozart
Editor: Frances Jones
Publication date:  October 2016
Instruments: Alphorn and strings
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.11'
Series: @Mozart
Pages: xi/10 + 4 + 4 x 8
ISMN: 979 0 708146 32 2 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 43 3
Code: HH430.FSP
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Keyboard reductions for alphorn in G and alphorn in G flat are also available.
ed. Frances Jones
Leopold Mozart
Sonata in E flat major
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Among the of surviving works by J. F. Schreivogel, a violinist active in Milan in the first half of the 18th century, is this sparkling three-movement sonata for violin and continuo. Composed late in his career, continue reading
Composer: Johann Friedrich Schreivogel
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  September 2016
Instruments: Violin and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.12'
Series: Baroque
Pages: x/12 + 8 + 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 33 9 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 46 4
Code: HH431.FSP
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ed. Michael Talbot
Schreivogel

Six quartet sonatas, Op. 34, volume 1
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Occupying a special place among Boismortier’s numerous (almost 260) sonatas are the Six Sonates à quatre parties différentes et également travaillées Op. 34 (1731), continue reading
Composer: Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Editor: Michael Elphinstone
Publication date:  September 2016
Instruments: Three violins and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.36'
Series: Baroque
Pages: xiii/33 + 4 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708146 30 8 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 43 3
Code: HH428.FSP
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ed. Michael Elphinstone
Boismortier
Quasis
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The three pieces that make up Quasis appear, at first glance, continue reading
Composer: Avi Schönfeld
Publication date:  July 2016
Instruments: Piano
Series: Contemporary
Format: Playing score
Duration: c.20'
Pages: iv/39
ISMN: 979 0 708146 22 3 
Code: HH421.sol
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Zinck

‘Kilravock’ Sonata in A minor
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A manuscript of this sonata was discovered recently in the collection of the Rose family, Lairds of Kilravock continue reading
Composer: Henricus Albicastro
Editor: Michael Talbot | Andrew Woolley
Publication date:  July 2016
Instruments: Violin and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.12'
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/11 + 2 x 8
ISMN: 979 0 708146 28 5 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 42 6
Code: HH427.FSP
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Albicastro

Sonata in C major, Op. 22/2
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The present sonata dedicated to Joseph Haydn is a model of classical clarity, and Cramer exploits the full range and sonority of the fortepiano, with exact indications of pedalling and dynamics. The first movement is on the ABRSM Grade 8 syllabus 2017 & 2018.
Composer: Johann Baptist Cramer
Editor: Christopher Hogwood
Publication date:  June 2016
Instruments: Keyboard
Format: Playing score
Duration: c.17'
Series: @Haydn
Pages: xii/15
ISMN: 979 0 708146 20 9 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 21 1
Code: HH383.sol
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ed. Christopher Hogwood
Cramer

Sonata in G minor
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When Zinck's sonatas first appeared in print in 1783, the leading European critics praised them for “their interesting melodic style, highly developed turns of phrase, great diversity of musical ideas unified into one great sonata style far removed from the routine, and finally, very descriptive tone-painting, [which] elevate them and make them worthy of the approval of connoisseurs”. Zinck followed C. P. E. Bach in promoting the use of the clavichord, but his music works equally well on the piano or fortepiano. This G minor sonata would provide a welcome novelty either in a recital programme or as teaching material. The first movement is on the ABRSM Grade 8 syllabus 2017 & 2018.
Composer: Hardenack Otto Conrad Zinck
Editor: Christopher Hogwood
Publication date:  June 2016
Instruments: Keyboard
Format: Playing score
Duration: c.15'
Pages: viii/12
ISMN: 979 0 708146 07 0 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 22 8
Code: HH384.sol
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Zinck

Sonata in F major
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Carl Fasch was notoriously reluctant to have his music made public and even asked for much of it to be destroyed. What remains supports the view that Fasch was the true successor to C. P. E. Bach, with whom he shared keyboard duties at Frederick the Great’s court. The present sonata, which appeared in print and was well regarded during the composer's lifetime, shows him to be a minor master and an eloquent advocate for the eclectic expressive style then current in Berlin. The third movement is on the ABRSM Grade 7 syllabus 2017 & 2018.
Composer: Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch
Editor: Christopher Hogwood
Publication date:  June 2016
Instruments: Keyboard
Format: Playing score
Duration: c.20'
Series: @Bach
Pages: xv/14
ISMN: 979 0 708146 08 7 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 23 5
Code: HH385.sol
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ed. Christopher Hogwood
Cramer

Solo Uno
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Solo Uno was completed in summer 2015 and first performed by Nicholas Cox in a July recital at the International Clarinet Festival in Madrid. It consists of three contrasting movements: a moderately paced first movement that shifts in character towards the end, a slow, meditative middle movement, and a brisk, folksy finale.
Composer: Stephen Pratt
Publication date:  May 2016
Instruments: Clarinet (A)
Format: Performing score
Duration: c.8'
Pages: iv/8
ISMN: 979 0 708146 14 8 
Code: HH397.SOL
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Solo uno

‘Leuven’ Sonata in D minor
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Henricus Albicastro (pseudonym of Johann Heinrich Weissenburg, c.1660–1730), one of the most enigmatic yet musically capable violinist-composers of his era, succeeded in marrying the polyphonic art of the south German violin school with the melodic and structural innovations of the Italians. This unusually elaborate sonata, consisting of seven movements (or sections), survives uniquely in Leuven (Louvain), Belgium, where it forms part of the Di Martinelli family archive. Features such as ‘solo’ sections involving rapid figuration over a slowly moving bass (II and V), and the reappearance of two portions in a transformed state (II/V and III/VII), are somewhat old-fashioned for a composer of Albicastro’s generation. The third and last movements are notable for their complex double-stopping.
Composer: Henricus Albicastro
Editor: Michael Talbot | Andrew Woolley
Publication date:  May 2016
Instruments: Violin and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.12'
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/13 + 2 x 8
ISMN: 979 0 708146 19 3 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 35 8
Code: HH419.FSP
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ed. Michael Talbot/Andew Woolley
Albicastro

The Little Ballerina / Nocturne
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Den lille danserinnen (‘The Little Ballerina’) evokes a charming, gracious, light-footed dancer, while Nocturne makes the piano sing in the romantic tradition. Both these delightful short pieces would be ideal encores!
Composer: Christian Hartmannn
Publication date:  April 2016
Instruments: Piano
Format: Performing score
Duration: c.4'
Pages: iii/4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 15 5 
Code: HH398.SOL
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Ballerina

‘London’ Sonata No. 4 in F major
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Henricus Albicastro (pseudonym of Johann Heinrich Weissenburg, c.1660–1730), one of the most enigmatic yet musically capable violinist-composers of his era, succeeded in marrying the polyphonic art of the south German violin school with the melodic and structural innovations of the Italians. This four-movement sonata exemplifies the composer’s mastery of the Corellian style. The first movement is a composite (Adagio–Presto–Adagio), with an allemanda-like central section; the second, featuring suave Corellian counterpoint, is followed by a typically Albicastrian extended 3/2-time slow movement; and the final, giga-like movement is notated in common time but performed as if in compound time.
Composer: Henricus Albicastro
Editor: Michael Talbot | Andrew Woolley
Publication date:  April 2016
Instruments: Violin and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.8'
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/9 + 2 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 17 9 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 34 1
Code: HH418.FSP
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ed. Michael Talbot/Andew Woolley
Albicastro

A Highwire Act
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The piano, the violin and the cello share an essential feature: their sound is generated by vibrating strings, or – to draw from the title of this piece – vibrating ‘wires’. As if stealthily climbing over each other, the instruments in A Highwire Act run the gauntlet of crossing and exploring the extreme regions of their strings. Nirmali Fenn’s music reminds us of the beauty and thrill of being on the edge.
Composer: Nirmali Fenn
Publication date:  March 2016
Instruments: Violin, violoncello, piano
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Contemporary
Duration: c.10'
Pages: iv/10 `3 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708146 02 5 
Code: HH388.FSP
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A Highwire Act

‘London’ Sonata No. 3 in F minor
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Henricus Albicastro (pseudonym of Johann Heinrich Weissenburg, c.1660–1730), one of the most enigmatic yet musically capable violinist-composers of his era, succeeded in marrying the polyphonic art of the south German violin school with the melodic and structural innovations of the Italians. The present work consists of five movements, the first three performed without a break, and culminates in a magnificent French-style passacaglia. F minor is not a natural key for the violin and some of the semiquaver passage-work is challenging, but this is arguably the most substantial and rewarding of the four ‘London’ sonatas, both for the violinist and the continuo player.
Composer: Henricus Albicastro
Editor: Michael Talbot | Andrew Woolley
Publication date:  March 2016
Instruments: Violin and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.8'
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/13 + 2 x 8
ISMN: 979 0 708146 16 2 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 32 7
Code: HH417.FSP
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ed. Michael Talbot/Andew Woolley
Albicastro

‘London’ Sonata No. 2 in B flat major
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Henricus Albicastro (pseudonym of Johann Heinrich Weissenburg, c.1660–1730), one of the most enigmatic yet musically capable violinist-composers of his era, succeeded in marrying the polyphonic art of the south German violin school with the melodic and structural innovations of the Italians. The present sonata consists of four movements in the sequence slow–fast–slow–fast, the “classic” structure associated with Corelli in particular. The slow movements are lyrical, while the brilliant fast movements are clearly of Corellian inspiration. Especially characteristic of Albicastro is the extended third movement, with its modulations to various keys and its prominent Neapolitan chords.
Composer: Henricus Albicastro
Editor: Michael Talbot | Andrew Woolley
Publication date:  February 2016
Instruments: Violin and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.8'
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/9 + 2 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 16 2 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 32 7
Code: HH416.FSP
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ed. Michael Talbot/Andew Woolley
Albicastro

Lotus Symphony
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The Lotus Symphony embodies Jeremy Arden’s artistic response to the beautiful ideas and images contained in one of Buddhism’s most important texts, the Lotus Sutra (the “Wonderful Law of the Lotus Flower”). A mixed chorus recites, in Japanese, excerpts from two chapters of the sutra: the “Expedient Means” (2) and the “Life Span” (16). According to the composer: “Quite apart from the meaning of the words, it was the extraordinary sound of the recitation together with its rhythm of dynamic determination and joyful courage that was the starting point for this musical journey.”
Publication date:  February 2016
Instruments: Flute (piccolo), clarinet (bass clarinet), horn, percussion, keyboard, strings & choir
Format: Full score
Series: Contemporary
Duration: c.10'
Pages: vi/20
ISMN: 979 0 708146 09 4 
Code: HH393.FSC
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Lotus Symphony

Moving On
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Composed between December 2014 and November 2015, Moving On developed from an initial short concert piece, written at the request of the piano duo Lauryna Sableviciute and Nicholas Ashton, into a larger work of several related movements reflecting different types of forward motion. Some wander, with no sense of hurry; others – such as ‘fast forward’, a kind of frantic boogie-woogie that might accompany a short, speeded-up film of an old American railroad train – dash or are fleeting. As the composer admits, a future destination of Moving On might well be a piece with film…
Publication date:  January 2016
Instruments: Two pianos
Format: Two playing scores
Series: Contemporary
Duration: c.10'
Pages: iii/31 + 30
ISMN: 979 0 708146 13 1 
Code: HH396.FSP
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Moving On

‘London’ Sonata No. 1 in C minor
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Henricus Albicastro (pseudonym of Johann Heinrich Weissenburg, c.1660–1730), one of the most enigmatic yet musically capable violinist-composers of his era, succeeded in marrying the polyphonic art of the south German violin school with the melodic and structural innovations of the Italians. The present work belongs to a group of four violin sonatas by Albicastro included in a manuscript anthology by at least 15 different composers copied c.1705 in England. Two lyrical slow movements alternate with energetic, often suavely contrapuntal quicker movements, and such characteristic Albicastrian hallmarks as inter-movement quotation and harmonic experimentation reveal a composer of singular originality and interest.
Composer: Henricus Albicastro
Editor: Michael Talbot | Andrew Woolley
Publication date:  January 2016
Instruments: Violin and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: vii/12 + 8 + 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 06 3 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 29 7
Code: HH415.FSP
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ed. Michael Talbot/Andew Woolley
Albicastro

Quenque sur l’octave
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The chaconne was particularly dear to French baroque composers, not least Boismortier. In one of his most original works, the Quinque sur l’octave, ou espece de dictionaire harmonique (‘Quintet based on the octave, or a type of harmonic dictionary’), Boismortier employs a chaconne to illustrate and elaborate upon the règle de l’octave (‘rule of the octave’), a formula common in the eighteenth century for the harmonisation of diatonic scales. Using the C major scale as his ground bass, he proposes increasingly varied diminutions over alternative harmonisations, and in so doing he ‘redefines’ the original règle. Scored for four violins and basso continuo, the Quinque is technically accessible, making it an ideal work for amateur violinists and school string ensembles.
Editor: Michael Elphinstone
Publication date:  December 2015
Instruments: Four violins, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: ix/14 + 5 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 12 4 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 31 0
Code: HH395.FSP
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ed. Michael Elphinstone
Boismortier

Tread Softly
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Litha Efthymiou’s Tread Softly is one of those rare new works to receive several performances in quick succession, eliciting an enthusiastic response each time. Its inspiration derives from two contrasting sources: early medieval Spanish sacred music and Debbie Locke’s drawing ‘Retracing Your Steps – Bristol I’ (2013). Though separated by more than a millennium, these sources share a powerful sense of movement enclosed within a static form, manifesting in the characteristic extended melisma of the Spanish music and the seemingly mobile, web-like form of Locke's central image. Tread Softly explores the idea of movement within stasis through the use of a main melodic gesture that transforms very slowly, but constantly, throughout.
Composer: Litha Efthymiou
Publication date:  December 2015
Instruments: String quartet
Format: Full score and parts
Duration: c.10'
Series: Contemporary
Pages: iii/10 + 4 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 03 2 
Code: HH389.FSP
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Efthymiou

Six Italian Arias, Volume 2
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Maurice Greene’s chamber (or ‘concert’) arias include a series of six ostensibly written for the great Venetian diva Faustina Bordoni during her visits to London in 1726–28. Among other features, they showcase her ‘trademark’ note – the E in the top space of the treble clef – which opera-goers found particularly thrilling. The obbligato violin part for each aria was probably intended for the violinist and composer Mauro D’Alay, Bordoni's constant companion and reputed lover. Full of character and expression, as well as melodiousness and contrapuntal finesse, these substantial works reveal a composer at the peak of his inspiration and ambition.
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  November 2015
Instruments: Soprano voice, violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: x/11 + 3 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 05 6 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 29 7
Code: HH391.FSP
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ed. Michael Talbot
Greene

Drei Fantasiebilder Südafrika
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Commissioned by Ensemble Reconsil and included in their CD collection Exploring the world, this work conjures up a fantasy landscape by means of its symbolic musical language, its timbres and its quotations from the music of the country’s indigenous peoples as well as that of European newcomers. A live performance by Ensemble Kontrapunkte will be given in Vienna Musikverein on 30 November.
Publication date:  November 2015
Duration:  c.9’
Instruments:  Flute, clarinet (bass clarinet), trumpet, trombone, piano, violin, viola, violoncello
Series: Contemporary
Format:  Conducting score
Pages:  vi/15
ISMN:  979 0 708146 06 3 
Code:  HH392.CON
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Format:  Instrumental parts
Pages:  16 + 7 x 8
ISMN:  979 0 708146 11 7 
Code:  HH392.IPT
Price:  £56.00               

Notenbeispiel Music example (pdf)
Octet
Alpenlegenden

Fables from the Alps (Alpenlegenden)
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These twelve piano miniatures, of increasing difficulty, are a magical distillation of Ming Wang’s long-desired encounter with the Alpine landscape. Written mostly in the conventional manner but also incorporating playing techniques and sound effects frequently used in New Music, they are an ideal introduction to the composer’s sound world – a mixture of European contemporary language and Asian colour. Detailed performing instructions, with added fingering by pianist and teacher Przemek Dembski, help to make these brief, unique works a joy for pupil and teacher alike.
Publication date:  October 2015
Instruments:  Piano solo
Series: Contemporary
Format:  Playing score
Pages:  iii/26
ISMN:  979 0 708146 00 1 
Code:  HH386.SOL
Price:  £9.95               more information

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Piano
Alpenlegenden

Six Italian Arias, Volume 1
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Maurice Greene’s chamber (or ‘concert’) arias include a series of six ostensibly written for the great Venetian diva Faustina Bordoni during her visits to London in 1726–28. Among other features, they showcase her ‘trademark’ note – the E in the top space of the treble clef – which opera-goers found particularly thrilling. The obbligato violin part for each aria was probably intended for the violinist and composer Mauro D’Alay, Bordoni's constant companion and reputed lover. Full of character and expression, as well as melodiousness and contrapuntal finesse, these substantial works reveal a composer at the peak of his inspiration and ambition.
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  October 2015
Instruments: Soprano voice, violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: xi/10 + 3 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 04 9 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 28 0
Code: HH390.FSP
Price: £12.50               More information

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ed. Michael Talbot
Greene

Piano Concerto in C major, K503
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Here, for the first time in modern edition, is the third in our series of Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s superb arrangements of seven of Mozart’s piano concertos, the Concerto in C major, K503.
Editor:  Leonardo Miucci
Publication date:  September 2015
Instruments:  Flute, violin, violoncello, pianoforte
Series: @MOZART
Format:  Full score and parts
Pages:  xxii/52 + 3 x 16
ISMN:  979 0 708041 83 2 
ISBN:  978 1 910359 26 6
Code:  HH356.FSP
Price:  £39.00               more information

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ed. Leonardo Miucci
Mozart/Hummel

Piano Concerto in C major, K503
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Hummel designed the piano part to be playable independently of the other instruments.
Editor:  Leonardo Miucci
Publication date:  September 2015
Instruments:  Pianoforte
Format:  Playing score
Series: @MOZART
Pages:  iii/44
ISMN:  979 0 708041 63 4 
Code:  HH356.PNO
Price:  £12.50               more information

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ed. Leonardo Miucci
Mozart/Hummel

‘Dresden’ violin sonata No. 5 in B flat major
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This sonata in B flat major was only recently identified as a sonata by Bitti, since its manuscript in Dresden lacks the name of the composer. Bitti’s authorship is not in doubt, however, especially since this sonata shares its fourth movement with the first of the ‘London’ sonatas. The sonata is in a style that mixes ‘church’ and ‘chamber’ elements. Particularly attractive is the second movement, an allegro in 6/8 metre with a distinctly ‘popular’ feel.
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  September 2015
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/9 + 2 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708146 01 8 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 27 3
Code: HH387.FSP
Price: £8.95               More information

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ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
Bitti


Six Trio Sonatas, Op. 28, volume 2
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Boismortier's Op. 28 trio sonatas are imbued with the kind of elegance, melodic and harmonic interest, and contrapuntal flair that characterise his earlier and later sets written in the ‘Italian style’, and they should greatly appeal to performers on the baroque and the modern oboe.
Editor: Michael Elphinstone
Publication date:  August 2015
Instruments: Two oboes and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: xii/23 + 3 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708041 08 5 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 19 8
Code: HH380.FSC
Price: £25.00               More information
ed. Michael Elphinstone
Boismortier

‘Cambridge’ violin sonata No. 12 in A major
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The twelfth sonata, in four movements, makes a fitting climax to the set. The corrente-like opening Vivace, with delicately traced passage-work, is followed by an Andante distinguished by interesting harmonic turns. An extended gavotte-like theme with two captivating variations forms the third movement, and the piece ends with a giga, a type of movement particularly favoured by this composer.
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  August 2015
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/12 + 2 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708041 42 9 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 25 9
Code: HH351.FSP
Price: £9.95               More information
ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
Bitti

‘Cambridge’ violin sonata No. 11 in F major
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The eleventh sonata, in five movements, is one of the most elaborate in the set. Its first movement (A tempo giusto) is very ornate and makes attractive use of syncopation. The second movement (Vivace) is good-humoured and alludes slyly to academic counterpoint. There follow two movements resembling, respectively, a sarabanda and a giga. The sonata ends with variations on a minuet theme – in the 1720s a newly fashionable way to close a sonata.
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  July 2015
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/15 + 8 + 4
ISMN: 979 0 708041 26 9 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 24 2
Code: HH350.FSP
Price: £12.50               More information
ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
Bitti

Kalyani
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‘Kalyani’ is a Melakarta raga in the southern Indian musical system, from which the main theme of this piece derives. Fragments of the raga are heard in various guises throughout the work, sometimes presented aggressively in a percussive context, at other times in a more serene and melancholy manner.
Title: Kalyani
Publication date:  May 2015
Instrument:  Piano solo
Series:  Contemporary
Format:  Playing score
Pages:  iv/7
ISMN:  979 0 708059 29 5
Duration:  c.6' 
Code:  HH378.SOL
Price:  £9.95               more information

Contemporary
Kalyani
Trio sonata in G minor
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Fortunato Chelleri was a prominent member of the large diaspora of Italian musicians who played a leading role in northern European musical life in the eighteenth century. This delightful piece, a useful addition to the trio sonata repertoire for two oboes and continuo, offers a fitting introduction to Chelleri’s captivating style, which mixes Italian and German elements.
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  May 2015
Instruments: Two oboes and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/8 + 3 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708041 18 4 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 20 4
Code: HH382.FSP
Price: £9.95               More information
ed. Michael Talbot
Chelleri
‘Cambridge’ violin sonata No. 10 in A minor
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The tenth sonata of the group, in four movements, is classically ‘da chiesa’ in character. Its first movement (Largo) weaves fantastic arabesques in the violin part, while the second (Allegro) includes attractive contrapuntal interaction between violin and bass. The third movement (Adagio) has some of the qualities of the first, and the piece concludes with a vigorous, through-composed Allegro in corrente rhythm.
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  May 2015
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/10 + 2 × 4
ISMN: 979 0 708059 59 2 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 17 4
Code: HH348.FSP
Price: £9.95               More information
ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
Bitti

In the Orbit of Venus
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In the Orbit of Venus aims to evoke key aspects of Venus as well as planetary motion in outer space. Repeated notes suggest satellite radio signals and movement, mythical names in Morse code, or simply a vague communicative presence. The first performance was given by Philip Mead during Scotland’s sound Festival 2014.
Title: In the Orbit of Venus
Publication date:  April 2015
Instrument:  Piano solo
Series:  Contemporary
Format:  Playing score
Pages:  v/22
ISMN:  979 0 708092 02 5
Duration:  c.11' 
Code:  HH381.SOL
Price:  £13.50               more information

Contemporary
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Six Trio Sonatas, Op. 28, volume 1
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Boismortier's Op. 28 trio sonatas are imbued with the kind of elegance, melodic and harmonic interest, and contrapuntal flair that characterise his earlier and later sets written in the ‘Italian style’, and they should greatly appeal to performers on the baroque and the modern oboe.
Editor: Michael Elphinstone
Publication date:  April 2015
Instruments: Two oboes and basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: xii/21 + 3 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708092 99 5 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 18 1
Code: HH379.FSC
Price: £25.00               More information
ed. Michael Elphinstone
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‘Cambridge’ violin sonata No. 9 in C major
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The ninth sonata of the group, in five movements, is one of Bitti’s most stylistically advanced and ambitious. Its second movement, in C minor, is a languorous Largo in siciliana rhythm, and the gavotte-like finale takes the form of a theme with five variations.
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  April 2015
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/18 + 2 × 8
ISMN: 979 0 708059 18 9 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 16 7
Code: HH348.FSP
Price: £12.50               More information
ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
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Medley Concerto
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The Medley Concerto by Richard Mudge, an eighteenth-century English clergyman and composer, belongs within the tradition of Handel and Geminiani. Scored for a concerto grosso string ensemble plus two horns in D, it successfully combines dance variation form with baroque concerto structure. This good-humoured, sometimes riotous, piece, would make the perfect conclusion to a concert.
Editor: Michael Talbot
Publication date:  March 2015
Instruments: Two horns, strings and basso continuo
Format: Full score
Series: Baroque
Pages: xii/19
ISMN: 979 0 708041 85 6 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 13 6
Code: HH376.FSC
Price: £13.50               More information
Performance Material
is available as a digital download (pdf)
ed. Michael Talbot
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Schwebende Fragmente II
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A new, octet version of Ming Wang’s original Schwebende Fragmente for alto flute, viola and cello (HH214.fsp), but now with even greater colour and depth. Fragments of dreams, memories and illusions arising in the borderland between life and death emerge abruptly out of the subconscious and disappear just as quickly as they came.
Title: Schwebende Fragmente II
Publication date:  March 2015
Instrument:  Octet
Series:  Contemporary
Format:  Full score
Pages:  vii/15
ISMN:  979 0 708041 15 3
Duration:  c.8' 
Code:  HH375.FSC
Price:  £14.50               more information

Performance Material
is available as a digital download (pdf)
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‘Cambridge’ violin sonata No. 8 in A major
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The eight of Bitti’s twelve ‘Cambridge’ sonatas, representing the composer’s late, galant style. A suave preludio is followed by an allemanda, a sarabanda and a giga, and the mood of the whole is both relaxed and genial.
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  March 2015
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: vii/9 + 2 × 4
ISMN: 979 0 708059 592 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 15 0
Code: HH347.FSP
Price: £8.95               More information
ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
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Verwandlung for two bass clarinets
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The Zhuangzi, a 2000-year-old Daoist text by the Chinese philosopher ‘Master Zhuang’, is a large collection of anecdotes, allegories and fables, many of them picturesque and of great beauty. Verwandlung (‘Transformation’) is Ming Wang’s musical response to the book’s myriad magical images and their imagined meanings. Employing Western serialist principles in a characteristically ‘exotic’ way to aid musical shaping and structure, she exploits the multifarious sounds of the clarinet and the bass clarinet, notably the full spectrum of overtones, using both conventional and unconventional playing and breathing techniques. The result is a work of singular imaginative power.
Title: Verwandlung
Publication date:  February 2015
Instrument:  Two bass clarinets, one clarinet in B flat (2 players)
Series:  Contemporary
Format:  Playing score
Pages:  ix/11
ISMN:  979 0 708041 28 3
Duration:  c.10' 
Code:  HH374.FSC
Price:  £12.95               more information

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‘Cambridge’ violin sonata No. 7 in D major
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This is the seventh of Bitti’s twelve ‘Cambridge’ sonatas, representing his ‘late’, galant style. In five movements it comprises three well-contrasted quick movements between which two slow movements are inserted. In the opening movement the bass, as well as the violin, tests the performer’s ability. The final movement, marked ‘Allegrissimo’, has some deft humorous touches, parodying the kind of imitation practised in the stile antico.
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  February 2015
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: ix/11 + 2 × 4
ISMN: 979 0 708041 75 7 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 14 3
Code: HH346.FSP
Price: £9.95               More information
ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
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Animal Jazz for piano
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A new album of modern, catchy piano miniatures in a mixture of styles — jazz, latin, classical — for young beginner pianists. The pieces will be great fun to play and to teach, and parents will love them too. Barbara Snow is an inspiration!
Title: Animal Jazz
Publication date:  January 2015
Instruments: Piano
Format: Playing score
Series: For children
Pages: vi/16
ISMN: 979 0 708092 96 4 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 07 5
Code: HH371.SOL
Price: £8.95               More information
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String quartet in E flat major, Op. 13/III
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Third in the series of Op. 13 string quartets by Czech-born composer and violinist Václav Pichl (1741–1805), this edition was completed just before Christopher Hogwood died in 2014. Like its predecessors, the quartet exploits each instrument equally and offers an attractive alternative to the standard, and better-known, Viennese works of the period.
Editor: Christopher Hogwood
Publication date: January 2015
Series: @Haydn
Instruments: Two violins, viola and violoncello
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: xiii/13 + 4 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708092 67 4 
ISBN: 978 1 905779 87 1
Code: HH196.FSP
Price: £29.00               more info
ed. Christopher Hogwood
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‘Cambridge’ violin sonata No. 6 in C major
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This is the sixth of Bitti’s twelve ‘Cambridge’ sonatas, representing his ‘late’, galant style. The second and fourth movements are dance-like, and the two slow movements have the finely chiselled elegance that is the composer’s hallmark.
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  January 2015
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/7 + 2 × 4
ISMN: 979 0 708041 84 9 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 11 2
Code: HH345.FSP
Price: £8.95               More information
ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
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Six trio sonatas for flute, violin and continuo, Op. 41, vol. 2
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While the trio sonata for two violins and continuo tends to be associated with Italy, that for flute, violin and continuo was largely the province of German composers such as Telemann, Bach and Handel. How surprising, then, that one of the first collections for this particular scoring was composed by a Frenchman, Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689–1755), whose Op. 41 sonatas (1732) were intentionally written in the ‘Italian style’. Modelled on the works of Corelli, they also bear the influence of Vivaldi, yet individual sonatas reveal a French character too, thanks to Boismortier’s rich harmonic language, his many typically ‘French’ melodic lines and the occasional presence of French agréments.
Editor: Michael Elphinstone
Publication date:  December 2014
Instruments: Flute, violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: xiii/27 + 3 × 12
ISMN: 979 0 708092 98 8 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 05 1
Code: HH373.FSP
Price: £25.00               More information
ed. Michael Elphinstone
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‘Cambridge’ violin sonata No. 5 in D major
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Bitti’s twelve ‘Cambridge’ sonatas, presented to Cardinal Ottoboni, represent the ‘late’, galant Bitti, full of lovingly sculpted ornamental detail for the violin but with the same resourceful harmony and perfectly proportioned forms as before. The fifth sonata of the group is a pure sonata da chiesa, none of its four movements containing repeats or conforming to a recognizable dance type. The fast movements test the violinist’s agility, while the arabesques of the slow movements highlight lyrical expression.
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  December 2014
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: viii/11 + 2 × 4
ISMN: 979 0 708041 29 0 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 10 5
Code: HH344.FSP
Price: £9.95               More information
ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
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Lo Speziale, dramma giocoso
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The manuscript of Haydn’s opera Lo Speziale (’The Apothecary’) was partly destroyed by fire in 1779. For much of the 20th century the work was performed in a one-act German-language arrangement, but revivals since the 1980s have returned to the original three-act version, revised and completed. Now, at long last, a practical performing edition has been released — score, vocal score and hire parts — based on the revival at the Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt in 2001. Opera companies around the world will find this attractive, and future performances will surely win new admirers for one of Haydn’s most popular operas.
Publication date:  November 2014
Instruments: Soprano, mezzo soprano, two tenors, orchestra
Format: Full score
Series: @HAYDN
Pages: ix/178
ISMN: 979 0 708059 11 0 
ISBN: 978 1 914229 90 2
Code: HH405.FSC
Price: £72.00

Format: Vocal score
Pages: vi/136
ISMN: 979 0 708092 47 6 
Code: HH405.VOC
Price: £28.00               More information
ed. Johannes Stoltz
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‘Cambridge’ violin sonata No. 4 in G major
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Bitti's twelve ‘Cambridge’ sonatas, presented to Cardinal Ottoboni, are typical of the composer’s late, galant style, with lovingly sculpted ornamental detail for the violin, resourceful harmony and perfectly proportioned forms. The fourth sonata mixes church and chamber elements, and the last two of its four movements have the character of a corrente and a giga, respectively. The tone of the whole work remains elegant and melodious.
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  November 2014
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: ix/9 + 2 × 4
ISMN: 979 0 708059 10 3 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 09 9
Code: HH343.FSP
Price: £8.95               More information
ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
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Six trio sonatas for flute, violin and continuo, Op. 41, vol. 1
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While the trio sonata for two violins and continuo tends to be associated with Italy, that for flute, violin and continuo was largely the province of German composers such as Telemann, Bach and Handel. How surprising, then, that one of the first collections for this particular scoring was composed by a Frenchman, Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689–1755), whose Op. 41 sonatas (1732) were intentionally written in the ‘Italian style’. Modelled on the works of Corelli, they also bear the influence of Vivaldi, yet individual sonatas reveal a French character too, thanks to Boismortier’s rich harmonic language, his many typically ‘French’ melodic lines and the occasional presence of French agréments.
Editor: Michael Elphinstone
Publication date:  October 2014
Instruments: Flute, violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: xiii/31 + 3 × 4
ISMN: 979 0 708092 97 1 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 04 4
Code: HH372.FSP
Price: £25.00               More information
ed. Michael Elphinstone
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‘Cambridge’ violin sonata No. 3 in B flat major
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Bitti's twelve ‘Cambridge’ sonatas, presented to Cardinal Ottoboni, represent the ‘late’, galant Bitti, full of lovingly sculpted ornamental detail for the violin but with the same resourceful harmony and perfectly proportioned forms as before. The third sonata of the group, in four movements, is a radically updated new version of the first ‘London’ sonata (published as HH328). Each of its four movements lavishly decorates and/or paraphrases the material of the earlier model, producing what is, in effect, a new composition that breathes the air of the 1720s.
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  October 2014
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: ix/8 + 2 × 4
ISMN: 979 0 708092 07 0 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 08 2
Code: HH342.FSP
Price: £8.95               More information
ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
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Entfaltung (Septet)
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Entfaltung (“Unfolding”), a septet commissioned by the Viennese ensemble Auer's Flutery, fuses the sound worlds of the historical and the modern flute, the two instruments engaging in a dialogue with the more powerful strings. The idea is that an immense organism can develop out of a tiny seed — the note D. Above this central point is built a complex tonal system, one that conforms to the basic scale of the medieval pipe yet is naturally suited to the string instruments.

Publication date: September 2014
Instruments: Flute, medieval pipe, two violins, viola, violoncello, double bass
Series: Contemporary
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: ix/29 + 5 x 12 + 2 x 8
ISMN: 979 0 708059 11 0
Duration: c.10'
Code: HH367.FSP
Price: £36.00               More information

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‘Cambridge’ violin sonata No. 2 in A minor
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Bitti's twelve “Cambridge” sonatas, presented to Cardinal Ottoboni, represent the composer’s late, galant style, full of lovingly sculpted ornamental detail for the violin but with the same resourceful harmony and perfectly proportioned forms seen in earlier works. This second piece of the group — a classic sonata da camera consisting of a preludio, allemanda, corrente and giga — is particularly interesting for being an elaborate reworking of the seventh “London” sonata, in which silky written-out ornamentation and harmonic enrichment are wrapped round the “Doric columns” of the earlier version (published as HH334).
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  September 2014
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: ix/9 + 2 × 4
ISMN: 979 0 708092 81 0 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 06 8
Code: HH341.FSP
Price: £8.95               More information
ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
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Ming Wang: Hoamat for speaker, soloists, ensembles, orchestra and choir
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Hoamat — the Bavarian pronunciation of the word Heimat (“Home”) — was commissioned by the Municipal Music School in the Upper Bavarian city of Burghausen for their Lokalklang Festival. The ten movements, which make use of a rich variety of ensembles, are all playable by non-professional musicians and, as the first performance proved, can be hugely enjoyable for an audience!

Publication date: August 2014
Instruments: speaker, soloists, ensembles, orchestra and choir
Series: Contemporary
Format: Conducting score
Pages: vi/63
ISMN: 979 0 708092 87 2
Duration: c.40'
Code: HH354.FSC
Price: £55.00               more info

Performance Material (Vocal scores and intrumental parts)
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Martino Bitti: ‘Cambridge’ violin sonata No. 1 in C minor
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Bitti's twelve ‘Cambridge’ sonatas, presented to Cardinal Ottoboni, represent the composer’s late, galant style, full of lovingly sculpted ornamental detail for the violin but with the same resourceful harmony and perfectly proportioned forms seen in earlier works.
Editor: Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  August 2014
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: ix/11 + 2 × 4
ISMN: 979 0 708041 60 3 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 02 0
Code: HH340.FSP
Price: £8.95               more information
ed. Michael Talbot & Antonio Frigé
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String quartet in B flat major, Op. 13/II
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This second volume in the series of his Op. 13 quartets exploits each instrument equally — even the viola is allocated elaborate solo passages — and offers an attractive alternative (as Haydn realised at the time) to the standard Viennese works of this period.
Editor: Christopher Hogwood
Publication date: July 2014
Series: @Haydn
Instruments: Two violins, viola and violoncello
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: xii/16 + 16 + 3 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708092 66 7 
ISBN: 978 1 905779 86 4
Code: HH195.FSP
Price: £27.95               more info
ed. Christopher Hogwood
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Memorare for flute, viola and harp
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A prayer addressed to Our Lady of Consolation, Memorare evokes images of flight and our basic human need for escape and protection. The subtle colours of Timothy Raymond’s musical language and his fine judgement of instrumental timbre combine to produce a work of immense transcendental power.

Publication date: July 2014
Instruments: Flute, viola and harp
Series: Contemporary
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: iv/14 + 3 × 12
ISMN: 979 0 708059 64 6
Duration: c.7'
Code: HH370.FSP
Price: £24.00               more information
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Concerto a quadro del Sign: Hendell
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This previously unpublished Concerto a quadro presumably started life as a concerto for the standard Baroque forces of flute, strings and continuo. Not preserved in its original form, it survives in a version for flute, violin, viola and cello in a set of manuscript parts apparently copied by an amateur musician in Sweden and now part of Christopher Hogwood’s collection.
Editor: Christopher Hogwood
Publication date: June 2014
Series: Baroque
Instruments: Flute, violin, viola and violoncello with optional basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: ix/9 + 8 + 3 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708041 88 7 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 03 7
Code: HH369.FSP
Price: £14.75               more info
ed. Christopher Hogwood
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‘Dresden’ violin sonata No. 4 in A major
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This A major sonata could be regarded as the summation of Bitti’s craft as a composer of violin sonatas, and reveals a particular closeness to Corelli’s musical style.
Editor: Alessandro Borin | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  May 2014
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Series: Baroque
Pages: ix/12 + 8 + 4
ISMN: 979 0 708041 57 3 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 01 3
Code: HH339.FSP
Price: £9.95               more information
ed. Alessandro Borin & Antonio Frigé
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Six Trio Sonatas, Op. 18, volume 2
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Joseph Bodin de Boismortier’s [VI] Sonates en Trio Pour deux Violons avec la Baße Op. 18, which appeared in 1727, are veritable gems of high baroque French instrumental music.
Editor: Michael Elphinstone
Publication date:  May 2014
Instruments: Two Violins, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: xiii/28 + 3 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708092 95 7 
ISBN: 978 1 905779 86 4
Code: HH365.FSP
Price: £25.00               more information

“It sounds well, and is attractive to listeners [...] useful for both public and private use.”
click here to read the review in Early Music Review

ed. Michael Elphinstone
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‘Il Gran Mogol’ - Instrumental parts now available to buy
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Previously, the parts for this recently discovered flute concerto have been available for rental only.
Now, after premieres in many countries around the world – from Italy to Peru, and most recently in Austria – we have decided to publish the parts as a digital download. Each part can be printed in two formats: as single sheets or as a booklet.      
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‘Dresden’ violin sonata No. 3 in G minor
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This expressive four-movement sonata in G minor opens with an Adagio in the style of a slow cantata aria, complete with an introductory ritornello for the continuo. An Allegro in perpetuum mobile style follows, then an Adagio characterized by violin double- and triple-stopping, and finally a powerful fugue with ingenious contrapuntal writing.
Editor: Alessandro Borin | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  May 2014
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: ix/10 + 2 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708041 52 8 
ISBN: 978 1 910359 00 6
Code: HH338.FSP
Price: £8.95               more information
ed. Alessandro Borin & Antonio Frigé
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Piano Concerto in B flat major, K456
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Here, for the first time in modern edition, is the second in our series of Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s superb arrangements of seven of Mozart’s piano concertos, the Concerto in B flat, K456.
Editor:  Leonardo Miucci
Publication date:  April 2014
Instruments:  Flute, violin, violoncello, pianoforte
Format:  Full score and parts
Pages:  xix/55 + 2 x 12 + 16
ISMN:  979 0 708092 86 5 
ISBN:  978 1 905779 22 20
Code:  HH355.FSP
Price:  £39.00               more infomation

The piano part is available as a separate publication


“An arrangement such as this requires neither the space nor the expense of an orchestra, but more significantly, this is a contribution to the frequently overlooked repertoire for the early 19th-century music room.”
click here to read the review (of K466) in The Consort

ed. Leonardo Miucci
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‘Dresden’ violin sonata No. 2 in D major
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This powerful sonata in D major is one of Bitti’s most Corelli-like creations. It opens with a composite movement in which slow sections alternate with cadenza-like quick ones. Its second movement is what the English of the time called a “double-stopped” fugue, where the single violin mimics the contrapuntal interplay of the two violins in a trio sonata. An almost comic movement follows, beginning as an Adagio, in which a “walking bass” partners deliberately mechanical scale progressions on the violin, before suddenly transmuting into a sparkling perpetuum mobile. The final two movements are more conventional: a stately Adagio in a broad, sarabande-like style and a vigorous gigue-like Allegro.
Editor: Alessandro Borin | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  April 2014
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: x/14 + 6 + 4
ISMN: 979 0 708041 51 1 
ISBN: 978 1 904229 60 5
Code: HH337.FSP
Price: £12.50               more information
ed. Alessandro Borin & Antonio Frigé
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Four Sonate a quattro
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“The earliest string quartets” was how the great musicologist Edward Dent described Alessandro Scarlatti's set of four sonatas, published here for the first time in their original scoring. All in minor keys, these works are unique for the energy of the fugal writing, the passionate chromaticism of the slow movements and the playful, asymmetrical phrasing of the final Minuets. The scoring leaves open a range of performance possibilities, from one to a part, with or without continuo, to orchestral performance. This new edition provides a valuable opportunity to discover the music of an innovative genius whose extensive output remains largely unexplored.
Editor: Rosalind Halton
Publication date:  March 2014
Instruments: Two Violins, viola, violoncello
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: xiv/33 + 4 x 16
ISMN: 979 0 708092 09 4 
ISBN: 978 1 905779 51 2
Code: HH361.FSP
Price: £28.00              more info
ed. Rosalind Halton
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Six Trio Sonatas, Op. 18, volume 1
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Joseph Bodin de Boismortier’s [VI] Sonates en Trio Pour deux Violons avec la Baße Op. 18 appeared in 1727. Each consists of four or five movements, at least one being a dance; most of the slow movements feature the familiar Corellian “walking bass”, while one of the fast movements in each sonata is fugal or based on imitative entries. Though adhering to Italian models, the sonatas also display certain French elements, along with characteristics of Boismortier’s own individual style, and their harmonic language is especially rich. These expertly crafted works — veritable gems of high-baroque French instrumental music — deserve to become part of the repertoire of all period instrumental groups.
Editor: Michael Elphinstone
Publication date:  March 2014
Instruments: Two Violins, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: xiii/28 + 3 x 12
ISMN: 979 0 708092 94 0 
ISBN: 978 1 905779 58 1
Code: HH364.FSP
Price: £25.00              more info
ed. Michael Elphinstone
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‘Dresden’ violin sonata No. 1 in C major
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This sonata by Bitti is unusual in having only three movements – all of them quick or quickish movements in C major. However, the movements are nicely contrasted. The first is a euphonious dialogue between violin and bass, while the second allows the violin to show off dexterity of bowing and extrovert playing. The third movement is a spirited gavotte that takes time out to poke fun at textbook counterpoint.
Editor: Alessandro Borin | Antonio Frigé
Publication date:  March 2014
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: vii/8 + 2 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708041 50 4 
ISBN: 978 1 904229 59 9
Code: HH336.FSP
Price: £8.95               more info
ed. Alessandro Borin & Antonio Frigé
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The Edge of Self for accordion solo
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Commissioned by Slovak virtuoso accordionist Milan Osadsky, Nirmali Fenn’s The Edge of Self homes in on one of the instrument’s most characteristic features — its unique capacity for producing sustained notes and note clusters. Marked by passages of extreme stillness and others that shake with anticipation of intense activity, the piece begins highly compressed, expands in the middle to form extremely dense chords, and finally retreats, compressing to one note.

Publication date: February 2014
Instruments: Accordion solo
Series: Contemporary
Format: Playing score
Pages: iv/7
ISMN: 979 0 708024 93 4
Duration: c.10'
Code: HH366.SOL
Price: £13.50               more info
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‘London’ violin sonata No. 8 in A major
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This Sonata in A major was published by John Walsh in April 1704 as the second piece by Bitti presented in a series of violin sonatas by different composers delivered to subscribers in twelve monthly instalments. An extrovert work, well suited to public performance, it was played in London by the Cremonese violinist Gasparo Visconti. In the Allegro movement, playful imitations between violin and bass eventually give way to violin acrobatics, and the slow movement is a model of continuously evolving melody.
Editor: Alessandro Borin | Michael Talbot
Publication date:  February 2014
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: vii/8 + 2 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708024 91 0 
ISBN: 978 1 904229 43 8
Code: HH335.FSP
Price: £8.95               more info
ed. Alessandro Borin & Michael Talbot
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‘London’ violin sonata No. 7 in A minor
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In A minor, the seventh London sonata is serious and noble in tone, while displaying a dance-like character in its final three movements. It constitutes the perfect marriage between energetic and lyrical expression — the ‘happy medium’ that English players and audiences prized so much around 1700 and identified with the school of Corelli, whose style Bitti does not imitate directly, but whose aesthetic he shares in so many respects.
Editor: Alessandro Borin | Michael Talbot
Publication date:  January 2014
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: vii/7 + 2 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708024 92 7 
ISBN: 978 1 904229 37 7
Code: HH334.FSP
Price: £8.95               more info

ed. Alessandro Borin & Michael Talbot
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States of Ice Diamond Dust
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This piece is a poetic representation of the ice phenomenon “diamond dust”. Its light, ponderous beginning exploits the guitar’s delicate timbral qualities, while the second, more aggressive section is quite percussive in texture, depicting the full gamut of elements that constitute this elusive state of ice.
Composer: Litha Efthymiou
Publication date:  December 2013
Instrument: Guitar
Series: Contemporary
Format: Playing score
Pages: iv/4
ISMN: 979 0 708092 89 6 
Code: HH363.SOL
Price: £7.25               more info
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‘London’ violin sonata No. 6 in D major
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D major could be described as the great “extrovert” key in late Baroque string music, and Florentine composer Martino Bitti’s four-movement sonata, in the classic slow–fast–slow–fast configuration, does not disappoint in this respect. In particular, the second movement, an allemande-like Allegro, tests the player’s ability to execute broken-chord figures neatly. Bitti’s artistic personality always shines through, however, and the music never loses its poise, melodic beauty remaining its highest goal.
Editor: Alessandro Borin | Michael Talbot
Publication date:  December 2013
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: vii/7 + 2 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708092 92 6 
ISBN: 978 1 905779 07 9
Code: HH333.FSP
Price: £8.95               more info

ed. Alessandro Borin & Michael Talbot
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‘London’ violin sonata No. 5 in D minor
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Florentine composer Martino Bitti’s Sonata in D minor captures the serious-minded, plaintive mood traditionally associated with this key. The corrente-like fast second movement in triple metre, with its tiny, insistently repeated musical figure, is reminiscent of Vivaldi. In the other three movements, the composer shows a more typical side of his style, where the free spinning-out of melody — always exquisitely shaped — takes precedence over strict repetition.
Editor: Alessandro Borin | Michael Talbot
Publication date:  November 2013
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: vii/7 + 2 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708092 91 9 
ISBN: 978 1 905779 06 2
Code: HH332.FSP
Price: £8.95               more info

ed. Alessandro Borin & Michael Talbot
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An Interior Monologue for viola solo
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Inspired by American poet Clayton Eshleman’s reflections on the drawings of Henri Michaux, Nirmali Fenn creates a subdued yet highly expressive sound world in her latest work. The solo viola’s open strings, of which the top and bottom are detuned, trapping the music within a tritone pair, act like outer voices, as in counterpoint. They are, in the composer’s words, “like balloon strings”, limiting the melody lines on other strings and generating an acute sense of elasticity as the relationship between the lines is stretched to the extreme.

Publication date: October 2013
Instruments: Viola solo
Series: Contemporary
Format: Playing score
Pages: iv/3
ISMN: 979 0 708092 87 2
Duration: c.5'
Code: HH352.SOL
Price: £12.00               more info
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‘London’ violin sonata No. 4 in A major
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This Sonata in A major belonging to the ‘London’ group was published by John Walsh in January 1704 as the opening work in a series of violin sonatas by different composers delivered to subscribers in twelve monthly instalments. It is also preserved in the manuscript in the British library containing seven violin sonatas by Bitti. It is an extrovert work well suited to public performance — we know that the Cremonese violinist Gasparo Visconti played it at Drury Lane Theatre. The structure follows a pattern that recalls a sonata da camera by Corelli: a prelude-like movement followed in turn by a corrente, a slow, triple-time movement resembling a sarabanda, and a giga.
Editor: Alessandro Borin | Michael Talbot
Publication date:  October 2013
Instruments: Violin, basso continuo
Format: Full score and parts
Pages: vii/7 + 2 x 4
ISMN: 979 0 708092 90 2 
ISBN: 978 1 905779 85 7
Code: HH331.FSP
Price: £8.95               more info
ed. Alessandro Borin & Michael Talbot
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Twelve Ballads
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Haydn’s first set of Lieder, adapted for the English market by William Shield, who was to become his close friend, were an instant commercial success, with the most popular of them reissued separately not only in England but also in Ireland and America. Generously illustrated with facsimiles from the original publications, which were notated on two staves, the new edition, the first in 200 years, uses three staves to clarify the voice and keyboard parts, and includes an Introduction and full Critical Commentary.
Editor: Christopher Hogwood
Publication date: September 2013
Series: @Haydn
Instruments: Voice & keyboard
Format: Full score
Pages: xviii/28
ISMN: 979 0 708059 70 7 
ISBN: 978 1 905779 99 4
Code: HH192.FSC
Price: £14.50               more info

ed. Christopher Hogwood
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Chants du Printemps for Chamber Orchestra
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Chants du Printemps is an expanded version of a smaller work, completed in 2010, for two oboes, cor anglais, harp and percussion. The earlier piece, Canto di Primavera, included a couple of oblique references to Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps, which Stephen Pratt, during the centenary year of this iconic masterpiece, decided to develop in his recomposed work. The final movement, a celebration rather than a sacrifice, concludes with the clearest references to the original — a collage of three distorted snippets from Part I of Le Sacre. Despite such borrowings, it is hoped that the listener will enjoy Chants du Printemps in its own right (no pun intended).

“Stephen Pratt’s homage to Stravinsky, Chants du Printemps, was a fearless attempt to harness the brute energy of The Rite of Spring, like a rodeo rider clinging to a particularly implacable bull.”

The Guardian

Publication date:  September 2013
Instruments:  Chamber Orchestra
Series:  Contemporary
Format: Study score (A4)
Pages: vi/82
ISMN: 979 0 708092 88 9
Duration: c.18'
Code: HH362.SSC
Price: £42.00               more info
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Italian Pastoralette — Cupido perfido, dentr’al mio cuor
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Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643–1704) was unusual among his French contemporaries in setting a significant number of Italian texts, of which two of the most substantial are a pair of pastoralette. ‘Cupido perfido dentr’al mio cuor’ is scored for four solo voices, two treble instruments and continuo, this work may also involve choral forces if desired. As in the companion work ‘Amor vince ogni cosa’ (HH323.FSC), Charpentier incorporates innovative Italian features into his essentially French musical style.
Editor: Shirley Thompson
Publication date: September 2013
Instruments:  Four voices, two Treble Instruments, Basso continuo
Format: Full score
Pages: xiv/24
ISMN: 979 0 708092 76 6 
ISBN: 978 1 905779 95 6
Code: HH324.FSC
Price: £19.95               more info

Performance Material (Vocal score and parts)
is available as a digital download (pdf)
ed. Shirley Thompson
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‘London’ violin sonata No. 3 in G minor
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The three groups of violin sonatas by leading Florentine violinist-composer Martino Bitti (1655/56–1743) are sadly neglected. Unusually for Bitti’s earlier sonatas, the Sonata in G minor belonging to the London group features only three movements: a prelude-like slow opening movement full of melodic eloquence, followed by a generously proportioned and rhythmically interesting Allemanda and, to conclude, a sparkling giga-like movement.
Editor: