Tag Archives: Navona

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.

Dennis Kam–Several Times

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

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.

Songs Without Words

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

Michael G. Cunningham–Mezzanine Seat–Works for Orchestra

Mostly short orchestral pieces, contemporary. Play!


A mix of instrumental, and voice, all contemporary. Nancy Tucker’s pieces great!

Simon Andrews–and that moment when the bird sings

Gracious, also a bit dark works for piano, strings, horn, some voice.

Legend and Light–New Works for Large Ensemble

Short orchestral works, varied, contemporary. Play!

In Your Head–New Music for Piano 4 Hands

Interesting pieces, with a fair amount of staccato, abrupt changes. Play most!

Parts to Play

Varied pieces for violin, some with piano–all modern to contemporary, a little bravura. Andres’ and Larson’s works lovely!

Mark John McEncroe–My Symphonic Poems

The title word “poem” describes these gracious, swelling works inspired by nature and the seasons. Play!

Brahms/Carter Clarinet Quintets

Interesting combination of classical vs. abstract and modern clarinet quintets. Play!

Ingrid Stolzel–The Gorgeous Nothings

Beautiful, gracious, contemporary music, some with voice, varying instruments. Play!

Boundless–American Works for Solo Piano

All contemporary works with highly varying styles–play!

John A. Carollo–Music from the Ethereal Side of Paradise

Interesting mix of pieces for various instruments (guitar, violin, orchestra, flute) with some voice. Play most!

Kamyar Mohajer–Pictures of the Hidden

Contemporary chamber works, some with voice and Eastern elements. Play!

Samuel A. Livingston–Gentle Winds

Gracious pieces for winds and strings, play!

Elizabeth Vercoe–Butterfly Effects

A mix of instruments (harp, flute, piano, vibraphone and others) w/o voice or with, texts from poets and writers. Play most!

Arthur Gottschalk–Art for Two

Jazzy, abstract and contemporary works for sax, clarinet and/or piano.

Stephen Yip–Whispering Fragrance

Abstract mix of Asian and Western music with guzheng and sax amongst other instruments. Play!

Marta Brankovich–Black Swan of Piano

With some pieces by the pianist, a nice mix of modern, bravura and quiet pieces. Play most!

Flare–Society of Composers, Vol. 32

A society for contemporary composers, for various instruments, interesting inspirations.

I Close My Eyes in Order to See

Modern works for flute and piano by American, Canadian and French composers. Play!

Quadrants Vol. 2

Pedroia String Quartet performs fairly abstract pieces that vary rhythmically, play most!