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Call Me

RM728 Call Me Jolliffe OB/CLA/BSN
RM728 Call Me Jolliffe OB/CLA/BSN
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RM728e Call Me Jolliffe OB/CLA/BSN
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Composer: Edmund Jolliffe
Composed: 2010 Duration: 14 mins.
Instrumentation: Bassoon Chamber Music, Clarinet Chamber Music, Oboe Chamber Music
ISMN: 979-0-720129-28-0 Catalogue: RM728
Level: C Country: United Kingdom

Call Me centres around communication and each movement explores a different idea based on this. The movements may be performed separately if desired.

Call Me explores the idea of being rung by different people; sometimes they are people we want to talk to and sometimes they are not. The music represents those phone calls, the interruptions they make in our lives and the different conversations we might have, depending on who the person is. The inspiration behind each movement stems from conversations we may be involved in.

Breaking Up takes a musical line and literally breaks it up – between parts and between pitches. The structure is based on a verse and chorus form, much like a cliched love song that the title seems to imply.

On Hold represents the frustration at being put on hold and having to listen to piped music. The music tries to break free from itself and there are big climaxes, but ultimately they are unsuccessful and return back to the main theme as the listener continues to remain on hold.

Crossed Lines takes its inspiration entirely from the title. The musical lines are constantly intertwined, sometimes fighting with each other, so it is difficult to know which instrument line is the main focus. The instruments also argue as to which key they should be in, resulting in moments of bitonality.

Commissioned by the Rose Trio with funds from the RVW Trust.

All In – A Comprehensive Method for Jazz Saxophone

RM1058 All In Getz SAX
RM1058 All In Getz SAX

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RM1058e All In Getz SAX

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Composer: Noah Getz
Composed: 2008 Duration: mins.
Instrumentation: Alto Tutor Books, Baritone Tutor Books, Tenor Tutor Books
ISMN: 979-0-720129-97-6 Catalogue: RM1058
Level: C, D, E Country: United States

This volume (120+ pages) was created to provide a practice method for four years of study in jazz. The large majority of this book focuses on exercises and patterns that form the technical framework for this study and addresses the first element of this practice strategy. Exercises are in all twelve keys moving by step, chromatically, circle of 4ths, and minor thirds to prepare for common progressions. Key signatures in exercises are in the tonic key and some accidentals have been altered for ease of reading. The text in the beginning of this book explains how to take these technical exercises and create the eighth note lines which form the basis for many jazz solos.

Multiphonic Etudes (24 Pieces)

RM999 Etudes (24 pieces) Hall SAX
RM999 Etudes (24 pieces) Hall SAX

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RM999e Etudes (24 pieces) Hall SAX

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Composer: Randall Hall
Composed: 2009 Duration: 40 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Solo Level E
ISMN: 979-0-720129-98-3 Catalogue: RM999
Level: E Country: United States

The goal of these etudes is to help students gain technical command of multiphonics and to become familiar with the phrasing, interpretation and notation of contemporary music. Multiphonics, or the simultaneous production of more then one note, are an important element of the new experimental style know as musique contemporaine, or contemporary music. The following studies are not a compressive listing of multiphonics, rather they introduced them progressively in a musical context. Technical mastery of multiophonics will require students to gain fluency in two areas. The simpler task is to learn the often awkward cross-fingerings characteristic of multiphonics. This is just a question of practicing individual multiphonics as they are encountered. More challenging is learning how to make multiphonics speak which will require a mastery of voicing, the correct placement of everything behind the lips, including the tongue, oral cavity, soft palate and throat. The best way to accomplish this is to become fluent in harmonics or overtones. A series of exercises on harmonics have been provided as preliminary studies. In addition to helping produce multiphonics the study of harmonics will also facilitate altissimo and a general improvement in sound production. If harmonics and multiphonics speak it is a good indication that proper embouchure, air support and voicing are being used.


Toot Suite (3 pieces)

RM975 Toot Suite (3 pieces) Hooley 2 SAX
RM975 Toot Suite (3 pieces) Hooley 2 SAX

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Composer: Bryan Hooley
Composed: 2004 Duration: 6 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Mixed Duets
ISMN: 979-0-720129-09-9 Catalogue: RM975
Level: B, C Country: Australia

Toot Suite (3 pieces)

RM973 Toot Suite (3 pieces) Hooley 2 FL
RM973 Toot Suite (3 pieces) Hooley 2 FL

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Composer: Bryan Hooley
Composed: 2004 Duration: 6 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute Alto Duets, Flute Duets
ISMN: 979-0-720129-07-5 Catalogue: RM973
Level: B, C Country: Australia

Diabolical Fantasie

RM985 Diabolical Fantasie Holyoake MARIMBA/TIMP/BDRUM
RM985 Diabolical Fantasie Holyoake MARIMBA/TIMP/BDRUM

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RM985e Diabolical Fantasie Holyoake MARIMBA/TIMP/BDRUM

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Composer: David Holyoake
Composed: 2011 Duration: 3 mins.
Instrumentation: Bass Drum, Marimba, Percussion Ensemble, Timpani
ISMN: 979-0-720129-19-8 Catalogue: RM985
Level: D Country: Australia, Belgium

Funkey Monkey

RM979 Funkey Monkey Firth ALTO SAX/PNO
RM979 Funkey Monkey Firth ALTO SAX/PNO

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RM979e Funkey Monkey Firth ALTO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Andy Firth
Composed: 2012 Duration: 3 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level C
ISMN: 979-0-720129-13-6 Catalogue: RM979
Level: C Country: Australia

Bring a bit of groovy funk sax playing into your life with this catchy Andy Firth original! This piece is sure to be a popular addition to your collection of Andy Firth pieces. Complete with a groovy piano backing and cool sax solo, “Funkey Monkey” is set to put you in the groove!

Fantasia on Popular Military Marches

RM976 Fantasia on Popular Military Marches Firth PNO
RM976 Fantasia on Popular Military Marches Firth PNO

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Composer: Andy Firth
Composed: 2009 Duration: 20 mins.
Instrumentation: Piano Solo
ISMN: 979-0-720129-10-5 Catalogue: RM976
Level: E Country: Australia

This three movement work for advanced piano soloist captures both the horror and heroism of three devastating battles; The 2nd World War, The 1st World War and The American Civil War. Each movement is based on a very simple popular song from each era of battle. Andy treats each familiar tune with a different and surprising manner that transforms what was once a common ditty into a challenging and sometimes poignant statement about the nature of war and the character of the men and women that made the ultimate sacrifice for us to enjoy the fragile peace we have now. This work is set at an advanced level and it will present the soloist with a fair deal of technical and emotional challenge.

Movement one is set in a Baroque fugal style over the popular 2nd World War Glenn Miller hit recording of “When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again”. The work begins with the sound of marching boots that lead us through a series of fugal renditions of the theme that are designed to confuse and disorient the listener as the movement gradually leads them into the musical battle field. Snippets of the theme return here and there unexpectedly as the sounds and scenes of battle grown ever closer and the piano playing becomes increasingly manic and furious driving to a sudden peaceful pause. But the battle is not over yet and the soloist is hurled into a short reprise before tumbling head long into a series of cascading passages to the fire of the finale section.

Movement two sees the once happy-go-lucky ditty “It’s a long way to Tipperary” transformed into a musical commentary on the horror, tragedy, mate ship and courage forged during the Gallipoli campaign of the 1st World War. Andy’s treatment of this familiar tune is guaranteed to stir the heart soloist and listener alike.

Movement three takes the American Civil War anthem “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and
through a series of variations explores every nook and cranny of the melody and taxing the technical limits of the soloist in the process. Andy takes soloist and listeners from a plaintive choral-styled rendition of the popular hymn through a series of variations of ever increasing challenge until the final cascading version of the theme has the final word that seems to say that “ultimately the human heart will prevail”.

Andy has dedicated this work to his friend and mentor, Maestro Tommy Tycho.

Clarinet Quartet

RM974 Clarinet Quartet Firth
RM974 Clarinet Quartet Firth

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RM974e Clarinet Quartet Firth

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Composer: Andy Firth
Composed: 2011 Duration: 11 mins.
Instrumentation: Cello Chamber Music, Clarinet Chamber Music, Viola Chamber Music, Violin Chamber Music
ISMN: 979-0-720129-08-2 Catalogue: RM974
Level: D Country: Australia