Author Archives: laima1

Palouse Songbook

Works for flute & piano, gracious, varying stylistically. Play!

Andrew Rudin–Circadia

Chamber music for solo or duets, piano, flute, clarinet, strings–abstract, contemporary, ranging from staccato to flowing.

Piccolo Encounters

Modern works for piccolo and accompaniment, fun, rhythmically varying.

Three American Violin Sonatas

Works by Schoenfeld, Stuckey, Harbison and a short canon by Bernstein. Contemporary, and Harbison’s particularly lovely. Play!

Kete– Piano Music of Africa & the African Diaspora

William Chapman Nyaho performs short solo piano pieces, jazzy, folk, and rhythmically varying, some well-known.

Reunion–Clarinet & Piano

Works specifically for clarinet & piano, one transcription, from Classical era to contemporary.

Manuel Maria Ponce–Sonata Mexicana

Romantic guitar pieces with Mexican folk elements. Play!

Advenio: New Trios for Horn, Violin and Piano

Contemporary, vigorous works, varied, by Atwell, Auerbach and Sargon. Play most!

A Celebration: Chamber Music by Bernard Hoffer

Beautifully varied with horns, marimba and other instruments, nice rhythmic variation. Play!


Spontaneous improvisations by musicians who had not previously performed together before. Abstract, for sax, flute, piano and percussion. Play!

Craig Madden Morris–Chamber Music for Our Times

Contemporary pieces, yet with “Classical” era elements, lovely for strings and piano.


Chika & Scott Duo (sax & guitar) perform Classical and Romantic transcriptions–Schuber’t Serenade is lovely!

drift–Society of Composers, Inc. Vol. 34

This CD seeks to demonstrate the variety of contemporary music being composed today by the Society of Composers. A variety of instruments, trios, duos and ensembles, acoustic and/or electro-acoustic. Play most!

Day & Night: Modern Flute & Piano Duos by Women Composers

Title explains the CD: mostly gracious and lively works. Play!

Geoffrey Allen–Music for Woodwinds

Neo Modern, lyrical works for winds, mostly duos, one trio. Nice!

Elements of London

Jazz/minimalist piano duos, lots of staccato vs. lyrical. Play!

Stuart Weber–Pieces of Road

Inspired by Western roads travelled, lovely, quiet guitar pieces. Play!

The French Album

Pianist Jorge Federico Osorio plays French classical, Romantic and modern pieces, mostly well-known.

Luis Pine–Times of Day

Gracious, modern wind chamber pieces. Play!

Right Now in a Second

Transient Canvas performs contemporary, abstract clarinet and marimba pieces. Play!

Aram Katchaturian–Chamber Music

Armenian composer’s lovely, modern pieces reflecting folk elements. Play!

American Gifts for Marimba Duo

Transcriptions of classical, modern works plus new works. Play!

Jeff Morris–Close Reeding

Electronic with acoustic insruments, otherworldy, like sci-fi music. Play!

Kalevi Aho–Sieidi

Finnish modern/avant composer–strong orchestral works, play most!


Modern French works for violin and piano, rhythmically varying.