Dolce Symphonia

Dolce Symphonia received its 1st performance request from Linny Kammer Smith:

CANTICLE NO. 3 by Lou Harrison - for Guitar, Percussion and Ocarina


Suggestions submitted by Alana Joos

SYMPHONY NO. 13 by Henry Cowell - for Chamber Orchestra & Percussion

Symphony No. 13 (Madras) by Henry Cowell (1897-1965). Contemporary Large Ensemble/Orchestra. For [], Timpani, Percussion, Harp, Celeste, Jal Tarang, Tabla, Strings. Modern. Full Score. Duration 20 minutes. Published by Edition Peters (PE.P6121). 

Lark Ascending - Ralph Vaughan Williams

Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). For solo violin and piano accompaniment (Chamber orchestra - violin solo 2, flute (II optional), oboe, 2 clarinet (II optional), 2 bassoon (II optional), 2 horn, optional), triangle, strings / Reduced chamber orchestra - violin solo, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, triangle, strings). Violin. 20th Century and British. Set of performance parts. 22 pages. Duration 15'. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193360099).

For solo violin and orchestra or piano This serene romance is one of Vaughan Williams's most enduring popular works. Taking its title from a poem by George Meredith, the music perfectly evokes the lark's 'chirrup, whistle, slur, and shake'.


Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta - Bela Bartok

  • Lazy Beguine (2007) - For Society Orchestra by Judith Zaimont, arr.  David Reffkin
    A la caberet band, 1930's - very cool, for:  clar., cornet, piano, drums, vln, vla, cello, bass (4:30)
    Publisher: Jeanné, Inc. - American Ragtime Ensemble, San Francisco CA.

    Divertimento for Wind Quintet and Percussion by noted horn composer Verne Reynolds


    JOHN BRANNON suggests:

    Minstrel's Canzonet by Tschaikovsky for strings and harp 

    CINDY ANNE BROZ recommends music by Daniel Dorff who has composed a variety of selections with narrator for children's programs: 

    Goldilocks and the Three Bears (8')
    1) for Narrator with Flute, Clarinet, Bass Trombone, Harp, 1 Percussion, Violin, Cello, and Bass
    Commissioned by the Minnesota Orchestra Volunteer Association for Kinder Konzerts.
    51 performances, 2000-2001 season; 50 performances scheduled for 2006-07 season.
    "An absolute delight!" - Marvin Rosen, Classical Discoveries, WPRB-FM, February 20, 2008.
            Click the links below to download some mp3 samples from the CD!
            1) "Once upon a time, there were three bears." (40 sec.)  
    2) The entrance of Goldilocks (21 sec.)
            3) The happy ending (24 sec.)

    2) for Narrator and Orchestra (same music as the octet with more instrumentation)
    Premiere of orchestra version December 2001, Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sheldon Bair.
    Performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra scheduled for June 13, 2009.

    Click here for program notes.
    Rental from Presser  - 1111 111(Bass)0 1-2Perc Hp Strings.
    CD available: Ann Crumb narrating, Rossen Milanov conducting the Symphony In C, now available from Bridge Records!


    KIRSTEN VOGELSANG EYERMAN suggests performing music from George Crumb, film music and

    the Messaien Quartet for the End of Time.


    KEVIN EBERLE has suggested:

    Kokul: Concerto per Contrafagotto e Orchestra D'archi (Contrabassoon and string orchestra)
    Stravinski: Octet; Septet; Soldier's Tale
    Mozart: Wind Serenades