Chamber Music With Piano
"The Ultimate in Classical Music"

Night Rainbow finds the piano glistening as the clarinet and viola intone mysterious chants. Time is virtually suspended in Ware’s pieces, which are mesmerizing in effect.” -Akron Beacon Journal

BIRD ON A BRIAR  Cl., Vln, Vla, Vlc., Pn. 8'  Anthony Lis
A set of continuous variations on a 13th-century English folk song, this piece draws almost exclusively from the notes of the A natural minor scale.  The piano opens with an abbreviated statement of the folksong.  23 p. Score & Parts  AE0461 $35.98

"The pulsing, bravura Burgundian Counterpoint wound up the concert with rousing motorism and plain ol' roll-up-your-sleeves fiddling.". -The Cincinnati Enquirer

Based on the "L'homme arme" melody, a favorite cantus firmus of composers at the court of Burgundy in the early Renaissance, the work is unfolds in three contrasting sections. The Cincinnati Enquirer wrote that "the pulsing, bravura Burgundian Counterpoint wound up the concert with rousing motorism and plain ol' roll-up-your-sleeves fiddling."  25 p. Score & Part  AE0453 $32.98

CHAMA "The Eagle and the Plumed Serpent"  Vln/Fl., Gtr/Pn  14'  Peter Ware
"Ware's style, inspired by North America's landscape and Indian heritage, has been described as 'paintings in sound.' Chama, "the Eagle and the Plumed Serpent", the opeing composition, is exactly that. It evoked exotic imagery which produced a blend both real and dramatic." -Kitchener Waterloo Record
This evocative work was inspired by the writings of Carlos Castaneda.  In a variation form, it opens and closes with an extensive solo (vln/fl.) of meditative character.  Exotic scales along with portamento convey a primitive, near eastern quality.  9 p.  Score & Part  Vln, Gtr  AE56X;  Vln, Pno  AE314  $15.98

IMPRESSIONS  Vln, Pno  7'  Gwyneth Rollin
Impressions, is a collection of five descriptive pieces for violin and piano which can be played individual or as a set. They employ a mildly dissonant language in a whimsical style.  17 p.  Score & Parts  NE0224  23.98

LONDON PIANO TRIO  Vln, Vlc., Pno  22'  Peter Ware
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The first movement uses multiple tempos and opens with a violin and piano duet. When the cello enters, much dialogue and jest ensues. The harmonic and melodic material is derived from the symmetrical chords of the violin and piano duet. This material is transformed and developed, at times humorously, throughout the movement. The second movement is an Elegy, with plaintive sigh motives, tremolos and grace notes to nothing. It is fluid and unhurried, weaving pure lyric poetry. The Totentanz follows with the cello starting the playful and sinister dance of death. The last movement Presto appassionata is dramatic and driving, commencing with an angular cello solo. After the piano enters, the muted violin is heard in exchange with the muted cello. The driving tempo proceeds with syncopated interjections. Later, the unflagging pulse halts in a jagged violin interlude, which matches the opening cello solo in character and wit. This Andante espressivo section is followed by an animated Prestissimo. A short Adagio is inserted before the final rush to a terse closing theme in triple octaves.     Score 47 p. AE381 $47.98.  Violin part AEVl381 $10.98. Cello part AEVC381 $10.98

THE NIGHT RAINBOW  Clt.,Vla, Pno  11'  Peter Ware
“The Night Rainbow, a tremendously appealing work for clarinet, viola and piano...” -Richmond News Leader
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A Fantasy-Variation, this piece was inspired by the moonbow at Cumberland Falls in Kentucky.  Enchanting melodies of the clarinet and viola weave a texture of atmospheric awe, deliberate and unhurried. The piano, frozen in its higher register, contrasts with a crystallized tone, creating a sense of starkness and desolation.  10 p.  Score & Parts  AE713  $14.98

SECOND SONATA  Tbn., Pno  11'  Edward Largent
This sonata consists of three movements constructed in a Classical style.  The first and third bear the semblance of sonata-allegro form, while the second is through-composed.  Melodic material is shared between the instruments progressing in linear conjunct motion  and contrasting angular gestures.  18 p.  Score & Part  NE519  $24.98

  6'  Peter Ware
"Another work I enjoyed hearing again was Peter Ware's Three Pieces for Voice, Clarinet and Piano.  It's a setting of three sparse 'cubistic' poems of e.e. cummings in which the music perfectly matches the wit and sonic playfulness of the text."  -Musical America
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Inspired by the poetic style of e.e. cummings, these concise, expressionistic pieces exude sudden bursts of dynamic energy and flourishes of sound contrast with sustained notes.  Entitled !blac, t,h;r:u;s,h;e:s and D-re-A-mi-N-gl-y, they progress in a fast-slow-fast arrangement, utilizing many sound possibilities and techniques to capture the drama and visual quality of the poems.  8 p.  Score AE683  $5.98  Clarinet Part $2.98

TOTENTANZ  Fl., Bn, Pno / Ob., B. Tbn., Pno  5' 
Peter Ware
Opening with a bassoon/bass trombone solo, this playful and sinister dance of death, features the much dialogue with the solo instruments paired against the piano accompaniment.  7 p.  Score & Parts  Fl., Bn, Pno  AE25X ;  Ob., B. Tbn., Pno  AE098  $11.98

TOTENTANZ  Vln, Db., Pno  or Vln, Tb., Pno  3.5' 
Peter Ware
Opening with a bass solo, this playful and sinister dance of death, features the violin and bass in dialogue and paired against the piano accompaniment.  7 p.  Score & Parts  Vln, Db., Pno  AE195 ;  Vln, Tb., Pno  AE11X  $11.98

THE UNHEARD VOICE  Vln, Pno/Gtr  15' 
Alan Green
This duet was inspired by a poetic theme, that of the inner thoughts and songs of earthly beings as described in the writings of Gary Snyder, Uendell Berry  and Uilliam Irwin Thompson of the Lindisfarne Association.  11 p. Score & Parts  Vln, Pno  FE411;  Vln, Gtr AE993  $16.98

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