The final issue of 2015 is here! We start with a work that actually does refer to the season (as the culmination of our previous post about various "Falls"), Autumn Music for woodwind quintet by Jennifer Higdon. Purchase score here

We feature two additional chamber works - Traces for clarinet, piano and string quartet by Kareem Roustom:

(Purchase score here)

And Okeanos Breeze for oboe, clarinet, viola, sho and koto by Dai Fujikura 

(Score can be obtained from the composer at his website.)

The video provides a full glimpse of the score (as do all videos posted by incipitsfy). With its extended techniques and non-traditional instrumentation, including sho and koto (Japanese mouth organ and zither respectively), following the full score is very helpful to those less familiar with Fujikura's aesthetic.

And finally we are pleased to feature a work that came to us from the composer, Tuba Concerto No. 3 by Leroy Osmon

We like to keep the blog posts concise for easy perusal. For more information about the works, clicking on the links provided and accessing the full video sites are recommended. And of course, subscribe to the magazine!

Another feature of this issue was a discussion of the UIL Submission Process for composers as well as the reading sessions at the Midwest Clinic. Visit these two sites to learn more - uiltexas.org and midwestclinic.org - (the Texas prescribed music list is one of the largest in the country and used by many other states as a default.) And if you'd like for Sonic Crossroads to promote an orchestral, band or jazz ensemble score of yours at the Midwest Clinic in December, please contact us at office [at] soniccrossroads.com!

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NEWS

Access liner notes and bios for Kathryn Woodard's Journeys CD at the link - our current radio promotion.

 

Our Weekly Musicians' Wellness Workshop is free during the summer months! Please follow the event on Facebook for informative posts and updates

 

Join us for a Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon to support Women in Music at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on Monday, August 5!

 

Gamelan Semara Santi's next concert at Swarthmore is on Sunday November 17

 

We are pleased to announce the premiere of "Lively Dance" by Ulvi Cemal Erkin arranged for orchestra by Kathryn Woodard on November 22 by the Haverford College Orchestra conducted by Heidi Jacob

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Check out the video pages for the Anthology of Turkish Piano Music:

Volume I

Volume II

Volume III 

 

Listen to "Center of the Universe" by Don't Idle Engine

 

Listen to an excerpt of "Aegean Spring" read at the Midwest Clinic Orchestra Reading session here!

 

View one of our featured titles, "Victory March," here.

 

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