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PSNY at CMA

Project Schott New York is proud to be a part of this year's Chamber Music America Conference, taking place right here in New York from January 17-20th. Be sure to stop by the Schott booth in the exhibitions hall to meet our team and check out exciting, vital new chamber works. Plus, if you stop by our booth and mention our blog, you will recieve 50% off the purchase price of a digital score. If you've been wondering about all the hype surrounding digital scores, now is your time to see for yourself!

Check out some highlights of our ever-expanding catalog:

Timothy Andres, "Comfort Food" for women's chorus and mixed nonet. Andres writes, "taken from an informal survey of friends, family, and members of the Milwaukee Choral Artists, the text moves from pedestrian and earthly food items through an episode of depressants, and finaly into the somewhat metaphysical."

Christopher Cerrone, "The Night Mare" for ensemble and electronics. In this 10-minute ensemble piece, Cerrone's field recordings from daily life meld with intricate instrumentation to form a meditation on dreams, inspired by the poetry of J.L. Borges. 

Ann Cleare, "Dorchadas" for ensemble. Cleare's exploration of Dorchadas (Irish for "darkness") approaches the inner-most diad of darkness and light through music, at once maximalist and minimalist, employing extended technique and innovative scoring for chamber ensemble.  

David T. Little, "sweet light crude" for ensemble and voice. Written for his chamber-rock ensemble Newspeak, "Sweet Light Crude," released on New Amsterdam Records, is an uncomfortable paean to oil: "reminiscent of vintage quasi-epic Metallica tracks like 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' and 'One,' 'sweet light crude' manages to rock hard without ever sounding self-conscious or contrived," writes Brian Sacawa in NewMusicBox.

Alex Mincek, "Pendulum VII" for ensemble. A 2011 composition in Mincek's Pendulum series, this work continues the complex, sometimes dissonant, angular organization of sound. Mincek's sonic "pendulum" framework, somtimes applied to solo instruments, here finds full expression in a larger ensemble.  

Andrew Norman, "The Companion Guide to Rome" for string trio. Norman's tour-de-fource string trio, inspired by the architecture of Rome, is an increasingly-popular composition, radiating beauty and the sublime. Norman's trio jumps from frenetic moto perpetuo to simple ostinati, a gestural interpretation of the chaotic rhythms of daily life.  

Hannah Lash, "C" for piano and vibraphone. Lash writes, "C is a piece about the expansion of material in a motor-like, additive process. Its anchor and beginning are the C-octaves, which spin out of the rest of the material in relentless perpetual motion."

Pierre Jalbert, "Secret Alchemy" for piano quartet. Jalbert's mysical, lyric piano quartet likens the compositional process to alchemy: the obscure art of creating gold from common materials. Except in this case, Jalbert's musical materials are far from common: from the start, they glitter with hidden luxury. 

Keeril Makan, "The Noise Between Thoughts" for string quartet. Keeril has recently written eloquently in the New York Times on several of his works available through PSNY, including this quartet. 

Hear additional highlighted works below:

Works for Chamber Ensemble

Works for String Ensemble (with and without piano)

Works for Solo Instruments

Works for Voice and Ensemble

Works with Guitar

Works for Winds