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with KEITH BRAMICH
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An American composer with a great deal of talent - P Kellach Waddle -
has recently been commissioned to write an Organ Concerto, and has over
a hundred works in the catalogue listed at his website. There have been over 200 performances of his works
on three continents.
Your own CD in Moscow
Composers and soloists starting their career may be interested to know
that it's possible to produce their own CD in Russia with the Moscow Philharmonic
Orchestra. More information at conductor Vladimir A. Moiseyev's website.
More sheet music
The Music Scores
Library is an electronic score publisher with a sizeable library of
downloadable sheet music in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF) for multiple instruments.
Their catalogue is mostly classical, featuring scores by Bach, Beethoven,
Chopin, Debussy, Fauré, Liszt, Mozart and Satie. Scores can be purchased
individually for an average of USD 2-3, or a subscription can be purchased
for unlimited access. MSL will publish contemporary composers' music on
their site for free.
At Sheet Music Online, jazz viola player and composer Will Taylor
offers not only a search
of over 500,000 titles for virtually any sheet music in print, but to
transcribe music not-in-print from a recording! I wonder if this second
offer applies to operas? Will (who seems to be collecting domain names and
websites) also runs freemusicnow.com.
Analog-encoded in grooves
John Wiser has set up a mailing list Classic Vinyl whose purpose
is to search for, buy, sell, trade or discuss classical music on LP records.
The UKSounds website
could be worth a visit - the UK's premier undiscovered talent site. If you're
a composer or performer, you could investigate placing some of your music
here ... it's free. Composer David Solomons has recently just this, and you can hear
three of his pieces on this site (in the classical area as downloadable
MP3 files), including Letter to Lydia (words by David Andrew), Prayer
To The Virgin (words: Audrey Vaughan) and The Swallows (words:
The daily review race
Last week we brought your attention to a site
publishing daily CD reviews, and this week there's news of another promise
of daily content from Len Mullenger, who is hoping to publish a daily review
(excepting High Days and Holidays) at Classical/Film Music on the Web
(UK). Some reviews will be of live concerts - the remainder being CD
reviews. Film music CD reviews will appear on Mondays and Wednesdays. It all happens
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