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Sophomore Music

DON GIOVANNI FULL SCORE

DON GIOVANNI FULL SCORE

By: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
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This is the complete orchestral and vocal score of Mozart's Don Giovanni, considered by many to be the greatest opera ever written. This edition contains all the music Mozart wrote for Don Giovanni, both for the original version performed in Prague (1787) and the alterations―Don Ottavio's aria "Dalla sua pace," Elvira's aria (and its transposition to D Major) "Mi tradì quell'alma ingrata," Zerlina and Leporello's duet "Per queste tue manine," the cut in the finale ― made for the first Viennese performance six months later, as well as the concert ending of the overture.
The editors, Georg Schünemann and Kurt Soldan, worked directly from Mozart's autograph manuscript and from early copies made under Mozart's supervision, correcting many errors that had persisted since Mozart's time. An extensive commentary lists all vague or controversial elements the editors encountered in the score. In addition the complete Italian libretto and stage directions by Lorenzo Da Ponte and a German translation of the vocal text by Georg Schünemann have also been included.
Do not confuse this with a piano rendering; it is the full orchestral score. In addition to its obvious uses for study, this score is also an indispensable associate for anyone listening to the music. In no other manner can the listener or student keep full awareness of the many elements that make up this opera.
L'ORFEO ED. STEVENS

L'ORFEO ED. STEVENS

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(Music Sales America). An opera, from 1607, by Claudio Monteverdi and edited by Denis Stevens. This setting of the story of Orpheus and Euridice is for full renaissance/baroque orchestra.
MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

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(Vocal Score). Italian/English. Translated by Martin.
RITE OF SPRING

RITE OF SPRING

By: Stravinsky, Igor
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With this brilliant and uncompromising work -- perhaps the most famous musical work of the twentieth century -- Stravinsky changed the course of modern music forever. Discarding conventional harmonies for bizarrely dissonant chords, and uniform metrics for harshly jarring beat patterns, he created a sensational theater piece that, at the work's 1931 premier, caused the music world's most talked-about riot.
"Every law of musical syntax, every canon of harmony seems to have been violated, every limit of rhythmic perversity and eccentricity of orchestration exceeded in this tumultuous cataclysm of sound," says Grove's; "yet with all its deliberate crudity and violence the 'Rite' is a clearly planned and perfectly controlled and coordinated piece of music [that] has long been accepted universally as a masterpiece and is in the repertory of every large symphony orchestra."
Reproduced here from an authoritative edition, the score is ideal for study in the classroom, at home, or in the concert hall. This affordable, durable, and portable volume will be the edition of choice for music students and music lovers alike.

SOPHOMORE MUSIC MANUAL 2020 EDITION

SOPHOMORE MUSIC MANUAL 2021 EDITION

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ST. MATTHEW PASSION

ST. MATTHEW PASSION

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STUDY OF COUNTERPOINT

STUDY OF COUNTERPOINT

By: Fux, Johann Joseph
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The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux's great theoretical work Gradus ad Parnassum. Since its appearance in 1725, it has been used by and has directly influenced the work of many of the greatest composers. J.S. Bach held it in high esteem, Leopold Mozart trained his famous son from its pages, Haydn worked out every lesson with meticulous care, and Beethoven condensed it into an abstract for ready reference. An impressive list of nineteenth-century composers subscribed to its second edition, and in more recent times Paul Hindemith said, Perhaps the craft of composition would really have fallen into decline if Fux's Gradus had not set up a standard.

Originally written in Latin, Steps to Parnassus was translated into the principal European languages, but the only English version was a free paraphrase published in 1886. The present translation by Alfred Mann is therefore the first faithful rendering in English from the original Latin and presents the essence of Fux's teachings. For its distinction as a classic and its undiminished usefulness for the modern student it is a privilege to offer this fine translation in the Norton Library.

TRISTAN AND ISOLDE VOCAL SCORE

TRISTAN AND ISOLDE VOCAL SCORE

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(Vocal Score). German/English. Translated by Chapman.
WHAT TO LISTEN FOR IN MUSIC

WHAT TO LISTEN FOR IN MUSIC

By: Copland, Aaron
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Whether they listen to Mozart or Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland invites readers to ask two basic questions: Are they hearing everything that is going on? Are they really being sensitive to it? With his provocative suggestions, Aaron Copland guides readers through a deeper appreciation of the most rewarding of all art forms.