Tag Archives: Classical

Great Southern Land–Australian Trumpet Music by Brendan Collins

Contemporary works for trumpet, piano and some trombone. Nice! Advertisements

Hakan A. Toker–Messing Around—with the classics!

Toker re-arranges all kinds of baroque, classical  and jazz pieceswith jazzy-classical inflection. Some pieces work better than others, the more modern works in my opinion.


Nice combination of saxophone and flute, contemporary pieces, play!

Dennis Kam–Several Times

Pieces composed over 40 yr span, varying, intense, abstract. Play most!

Gottschalk and Cuba

100 yrs of Cuban piano music influenced by Louis Moreau Gottschalk–Creole and American. Play!

Leon Kirchner–Music for Orchestra

Fairly intense, forceful works,s, but varying rhythmically.

Hayes Biggs–When You Are Reminded by the Instruments

Widely varying works for a variety of instruments (sax, piano, strings, orchestra, steel pan) or choir.

Echoes of Bach

Mike Block’s exploration of Bach and other composer’s Bach-like pieces. Play!

Nikolai Kapustin–Complete Chamber Works for Flute

Jazz inflected , contemporary works for flute, strings and piano. Nice!

Payton MacDonald–Solo Marimba Commissions Vol. 2

Five marimba pieces, varying in style and length. Play!

Songs Without Words

With Baroque instruments, (baroque oboe, viola da gamba and harpsichord) Songs from theBaroque to pop  and modern interpreted

Debussy and Ravel–Strings Quartets

The Jerusalem Quartet performs two string quartets, both recognizable and wonderful, by Ravel and Debussy. Play!

Notus–Of Radiance & Refraction

Collegiate chorale group performs contemporary works, some with musical accompaniment and electronics.

Michael G. Cunningham–Mezzanine Seat–Works for Orchestra

Mostly short orchestral pieces, contemporary. Play!

Sonidos Surenos–Art Songs from Argentina, Mexico & Brazil

Songs from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s, gracious classical with native musical elements.

Hans Winterberg–Chamber Music Vol. 1

From 1940’s through the 50’s, these are modern sounding, abstract works for winds, strings, piano. Play most!

Songs From Chicago

American narrative songs from Chicago, most composed in the early 1900’s, with piano.

Embracing the Wind

Modern works for flute, harp and strings. Play!

Philippe Gaubert–Ballade

Early 1900’s works, clearly Impressionistic, gracious, lovely flute pieces. Play!

Wunderbach–J.S. Bach

Bach works for guitar or transcribed. Nice!


Unusual combination of sax and harp, beautiful modern/contemporary pieces. Play!

Songs & Dances

American works for ensemble with strings, flute or oboe. Play!

Dvorak, Janacek, Martinu–String Works

Beautiful Slavic works for string orchestra. Dvorak’s well known. Play!

Images of Brazil

Modern pieces for violin and piano by Brazilian composers, varied. Play!

Celebrating Women Composers

Works by living women composers (Zwilich, Higdon, Auerbach), all contemporary. Play!