Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Well, they are finally in print. Six new chamber music publications, now known as Latham Editions, from LudwigMasters Publications. Here are detailed descriptions of each of them or go to

About International Folk Songs: Score and parts $15.95, Grade 2, Product #50783001
Arranged by Catherine McMichael
Here’s a terrific selection of folk songs from the U.S., Brazil, China, Germany, Japan, Korea, and Russia, with a wide variety of styles. The string parts use fun techniques like col legnoglissandopizzicato, and even some clapping. The violin part uses first position throughout. The cello does shift and position work is clearly marked. All of the parts are playable by second year students.
  1. Katak Lampat (Jump, Little Frog!) - Indonesian
  2. Oh! Susanna - American (Stephen Foster)
  3. Samba Atirei o Pau ao Gato (Don't Throw Sticks at the Cat!) - Brazilian
  4. Engel Nacht (Angel Night) - German
  5. Katyusha (Little Katya, or Katie) - Russian
  6. Lotus Medley (Sakura, Ahrirang, Descendants of the Dragon) - Japanese, Korean and Chinese

About Ten Miniatures for String Quartet: Score and parts $15.95, Grade 2.5-3, Product #50703002
Arranged by Gene Milford and Lynne Latham
Selected from Chaminade’s two Albums for the Young, these charmingly melodic salon pieces have been lovingly arranged by Milford and Latham. They’ve been edited for intermediate players, but are also appropriate for professional gigs. The collection features a nice variety of keys, meters, and styles.

About Jewish Wedding Music for String Quartet: Score and parts $20.95, Grade 3-4, Product #50703004
Arranged by Steven Rosenhaus
Enhance your next performance or wedding gig, Jewish or not, with this collection that takes you from the altar to the last dance.
  1. Bobover Wedding March
  2. Freylekhs fun der Khupe (Dances from the Wedding Canopy)
  3. Havenu Shalom Aleichem
  4. Hava Nagila
  5. Siman Tov, Mazel Tov
  6. Mezinka
  7. A New Misirlou
  8. Waves of the Danube (Donauwellon)

About Romantic Masters for String Quartet: Score and parts $21.95, Grade 4-5, Product #50703008
Arranged by Lynne Latham
Here is a luscious selection of works suitable for advanced students or professionals. There is some higher violin 1 work, an active viola part, and the cello has some passages using tenor clef.
  1. Menuetto I and II from "Serenade for Orchestra, Op. 11 (Bizet)
  2. Polonaise Op. 40 No. 1 (Chopin)
  3. Andante (Schubert)
  4. Adagietto and Minuetto from "L'arlesienne Suite No. 1" (Bizet)
  5. Fugue Op. 161 No. 1 (Saint-Saens)
  6. Alla tedesca from "Symphony No. 3" (Tchaikovsky)

About Five Pieces for String Trio: Score and parts $6.95, Grade 3.5-4, Product #50702001
Arranged by Lynne Latham
These are the famous “Five Pieces” originally composed for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon. The set includes alternate inner parts, either Violin 2 or Viola. These are perfect for high school contest performances, with nice moments for all instruments and challenging ensemble issues.

About Tres danzas populares argentinas: Score and parts $11.95, Grade 4-5, Product #50733001
Michael O'Brien
These three argentinian dances have beautiful melodies and use lots of strumming and other effects to imitate guitar playing. Cross-rhythms and clef use requires four strong players; the upper three parts use bass, tenor, and treble clef.
  1. Carnavalito
  2. Zamba
  3. Chacarera

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