Music by Daniel Dorff

MUSIC FOR FLUTE (including PICCOLO)

9 Walks Down 7th Avenue Rondo Variations for Flute and Piano (9')
- COMMISSIONED by Julie Seftick-McGough for PREMIERE at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, June 2004, and featured at the 2004 NFA convention.
- RECOMMENDED in Flute Talk, January 2005.
- REVIEW: "Daniel Dorff's 9 Walks Down 7th Avenue has more than a clever title going for it. While the title suggests New York and Gershwin or Bernstein, the music sounds more like Paris and Poulenc. It is witty and sophisticated music."  
                                        - P.E.R., La Scene Musicale (Paris), December 2010

- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company (114-41245).
- RECORDED on Azica Records by Pamela Youngblood and Gabriel Bita (audio clips available on many online stores).
- PROGRAM NOTES
- AUDIO: Julie Seftick-McGough's NFA performance: visit www.myspace.com/juliemcgough
- Available from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser

Andante con Variazioni for Flute and Clarinet (7')
- PREMIERED by Sharon Ostow flute, and Daniel Dorff clarinet, 
Bennington College, 1975.
- REVIEW: "interesting, imaginative... and certainly worthy of performance"
                                          - The Clarinet (West), Winter 1987.

- PUBLISHED by Tenuto Publications (Presser, 494-01337), and in the collection Old New Borrowed Blue (see below).
- PROGRAM NOTES
- RECORDING on Albany TROY1404; Leonard Garrison flute, Shannon Scott clarinet.  
- EXCERPTS FROM THE CD:
        Variation 2
        Variation 5
- Available from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser

April Whirlwind for Flute and Piano (7')
- PREMIERED by and composed for Gary Schocker, April 1998, Brooklyn, NY.
- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company (114-40913).
- REVIEWS:
 
"Great piece!! April Whirlwind has everything - lovely lyricism, a spontaneous spirit, and jazzy brilliance. I will look forward to sharing it with legions of students."
                                     -Jeanne Baxtresser, principal flute, NY Philharmonic, July 1998

"Delightful... an exuberant and joyful paean to Spring." 
 
                                     -
Sid Grolnic, Penn Sounds, Winter 1999
- PROGRAM NOTES
- Available from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser
- AUDIO EXCERPTS of the premiere by Gary Schocker, with Elisha Gilgore, piano:
          end of A Theme
          middle of B Theme
- RECORDED by Angela Massey and Vahan Sargsyan


August Idyll for solo Flute (4')
- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company (114-41285).
- RECORDINGSby Laurel Zucker on Cantilena CD 66042-2, Andrea Ceccamori private label, Kristen Stoner private label.
- Texas UIL Prescribed Music List for all-state audition repertoire.
- Finalist, 2008 NFA Newly Published awards.
- Available from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser
- AUDIO EXCERPTS by Cindy Anne Broz
          Bars 1-13
          Bars 21-35

 

 

 

Cape May Breezes for Wind Quintet (18')
- COMMISSIONED by The Monmouth Winds.
- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company (114-41662).
Five-movement suite inspired by Cape May, NJ:
1. Breezing Into Town (Exit 0)
2. Autumn Monarch Migration
3. Victorian Garden Party
4. Dusk at Sunset Beach
5. Night Breezes on the Boardwalk
- PROGRAM NOTES
- Available from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser

Folk Song Suite for Two Flutes (8')

1. Oh Susanna
2. Red River Valley
3. Shenandoah
4. Cindy
- Mvt 4 premiered by Cindy Rugolo and Cindy Anne Broz at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention
World premiere of complete suite scheduled for February 12, 2017, Cindy Anne Broz and Ruth Washington Mayhew, Temecula CA.

 

Dances and Canons for Flute and Clarinet (7')
- PREMIERED by Sharon Ostow flute, and Daniel Dorff clarinet, 
Bennington College, 1975.
- PERFORMANCES include an impromptu restaurant performance in Ithaca NY, with Jean-Pierre Rampal flute, and Daniel Dorff clarinet.
- PUBLISHED by Tenuto Publications (Presser, 494-01416), and in the collection Old New Borrowed Blue (see below).
- PROGRAM NOTES
- RECORDING on Albany TROY1404; Leonard Garrison flute, Shannon Scott clarinet.  
- EXCERPTS FROM THE CD:
        4. Canon
        9. Dance
- Available from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desert Dusk for Alto Flute and Cello (8½')

- COMMISSIONED by Mélomanie, for flutist Kimberly Reighley and cellist Douglas McNames, for premiere in May 2017.
-
PROGRAM NOTES

Fireworks for Flute Orchestra (5')

- COMMISSIONED by the Flute Society of Washington to celebrate its 50th anniversary season.
- PREMIERE by massed flute ensemble at February 2016 Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention, Reston VA.
- Flute orchestra scored as 2 Piccolos, 4 C Flutes, 2 Alto Flutes, 2 Bass Flutes, 1 Contrabass Flute
(with ossia parts for Contra)

Flash! for Piccolo and Piano (6½')
- PREMIERED by and composed for Kate Prestia-Schaub, January 2009, Murietta CA
- WINNER, International Piccolo Symposium 2009 biennial composition competition
- FINALIST, NFA Newly Published Music biennial competition 2010.
- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company (114-41360).
- RECORDED by Gudrun Hinze and Markus Zugehor on Talanton/Harmonia Mundi
- RECORDED by Kate Prestia-Schaub and Martin Kennedy, private label.
- Also available for Piccolo and Band (Presser 115-40205).
-
REVIEW: "Daniel Dorff's 'Flash!' is a jazzy American-sounding piece with shades of Gershwin to my ears. It's a lot of fun to listen to and I imagine to play, and was at the time of the release of this CD being arranged for piccolo and wind orchestra. 
           - online review of Gudrun Hinze's CD, by Rosamund Plummer, 
                 www.flutefocus.com
- HIGHLIGHT ARTICLE in Flute Talk magazine's "Let's Talk Picc!" 
feature by Cynthia Ellis.

- Available from your favorite sheet music dealer or direct from Presser
- PROGRAM NOTES
-
AUDIO EXCERPTS from Gudrun Hinze's CD:
          Main theme
          from the Middle Section


Flash! for Piccolo and Orchestra (6½')
- COMMISSION AND PREMIERE of orchestra version: Sarah Jackson, 2014 NFA annual convention; Chicago
- Orchestra score and parts on rental from Theodore Presser Company

click below for the complete orchestra score:
Flash! for Piccolo and Band (6½')
- COMMISSION and PREMIERE of band version: Walfrid Kujala,  2010 NFA annual convention; Mitch Fennell conducting the California State - Northridge Wind Ensemble.
- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company (115-40204).
- REVIEW: "Daniel Dorff's "Flash!" is a jazzy American-sounding piece with shades of Gershwin to my ears. It's a lot of fun to listen to and I imagine to play, and was at the time of the release of this CD being arranged for piccolo and wind orchestra."      
          - online review of Gudrun Hinze's CD, by Rosamund Plummer, www.flutefocus.com

- HIGHLIGHT ARTICLE in Flute Talk magazine's "Let's Talk Picc!" feature by Cynthia Ellis.
- AUDIO EXCERPTS from Linda Toote's performance with the Boston University Wind Ensemble, David Martins conducting
          Recap of main theme, into Coda
          From the middle section

- Band set available from your favorite sheet music dealer or
direct from Presser

 


 

 

 

Walfrid Kujala and Daniel Dorff 
following the world premiere
of the band version

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walfrid Kujala performing Flash! with the Northwestern University
Wind Ensemble, conducted by Mallory Thompson,
February 3, 2012.


For Elise for Flute and Piano (7½')
- COMMISSIONED by Cindy Anne Broz for upcoming Albany Records CD, available in 2017.
 
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
for Narrator with Flute, Clarinet, Bass Trombone, Harp, 1 Percussion, Violin, Cello, and Bass (8')
- COMMISSIONED by Minnesota Orchestra Volunteer Association for Kinder Konzerts which has performed it over 100 times.
- OTHER PERFORMANCES include Parlance Chamber Concerts, October 2010, featuring Denis Bouriakov flute and conducted by Michael Parloff.
- Also available for Chamber Orchestra, featuring Flute.
- Published on r
ental from Presser.

- AUDIO EXCERPT from Bridge Records CD, Kim Trolier flute, Ann Crumb narrator:
          Goldilocks' entrance and theme
- PROGRAM NOTES


 

 

 

 

 

 

Denis Bouriakov, Daniel Dorff, and Michael Parloff 
following the New York area premiere
of
Goldilocks

Hustle Etude No. 1 for Two Flutes (3')
- First movement of duet-suite in progress.

Invention after BWV 1013 for Two Flutes (2½')
- composed for Jeffrey Khaner and Mimi Stillman
World premiere January 18, 2015 at Curtis Institute, in celebration of Julius Baker's centennial year.


It Takes Four to Tango for 2 C Flutes, Alto Flute (or 3 C Flutes), and Bass Flute  (2½') 
- PREMIERED by Flūtes de Salon,  July 28, 2011 in San Diego.
- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company (114-41507).
- ALSO AVAILABLE for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Bassoon Quartet, String Quartet, and many other combinations (see program notes).
- REVIEW: "... a short, sweet exploration of Latin
rhythms and jazz harmonies for classical players. The top part plays the melody, largely above the staff, in a "sultry, slinky" (author's directions) style. The lower three parts function as the rhythm section, with the tango rhythm in the bass flute part and reinforcement in the middle parts. There are also occasional parenthetical elements in these parts when the first flute is holding out a note. As a result, the parts are rather uneven in terms of skills exercised, but it could be a great way to challenge different players differently, or highlight particular strengths of individual players. The top line is a great study in long, sustained lines and ease in the high register; the other three parts are a great test of internal pulse and rhythmic accuracy. this piece could easily be added to a program as a little treat for the audience with minimal rehearsal time required. The parts and score are nicely printed and easy to read. Written for Flūtes de Salon, the piece itself is quite charming, with a toe-tapping bass line and a pleasant melody. I can imagine using this in an otherwise serious program to lighten the mood and as rewarding motivation for younger students to practice. Listening to the piece certainly put a smile on my face, and my students enjoyed reading it."
                                   -Nicole Riner, The Flutist Quarterly, Spring 2012

- PROGRAM NOTES
- YOUTUBE by Flūtes de Salon
- Available from your favorite sheet music dealer or direct from Presser



It Takes Four to Tango for Violin (or Flute) and Guitar (2½')  
- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company (114-41327).
- PROGRAM NOTES

Nocturne Caprice for solo Flute (7½')
- COMMISSIONED and PREMIERED by Mimi Stillman, Philadelphia; November 2002.
- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company (114-41176).  
- WINNER: First prize, Music Publishers' Association 2003 "Paul Revere Awards" for best engraving and publication design, sheet music category.
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- REVIEW: "Daniel Dorff wrote his Nocturne Caprice expressly for this event, and an express composition it was, with about three weeks separating the commission and the premiere. It is an admirable addition to the repertoire, structured in a circular manner, as inspired by Chopin Nocturnes. Dorff encompasses a number of stylistic gestures, starting with a bluesy motif that morphs into whole-tone rows and flashy arpeggios, before settling back into a sweet repose. The elements are well integrated and are set out with calm pacing. Stillman rendered the music with utter confidence and palpable expressiveness." 

                                                
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Peter Burwasser, Philadelphia City Paper, 11/6/02 
-
RECORDED by Mimi Stillman, Dolce Suono label.
- AUDIO EXCERPTS from the premiere by Mimi Stillman:
          opening theme

          excerpt from the middle section
- PROGRAM NOTES
- Available from your favorite sheet music dealer or direct from Presser


Old New Borrowed Blue  A Collection of fun duets for Flute and Bb Clarinet
- Including the three works: 
(1) Dances and Canons  
(2) Three Little Waltzes  
(3) Andante con Variazioni
- PUBLISHED by  Tenuto Publications (Presser 494-02866).
- RECORDING of all 3 works on Albany TROY1404; Leonard Garrison flute, Shannon Scott clarinet.

- Available from your favorite sheet music dealer or direct from Presser

 

Perennials for Flute, Clarinet in A, and Piano (21')
- COMMISSIONED by Walfrid and Sherry Kujala in honor of the retirement of Helen Ann and Richard Shanley from Baylor University; 
- PREMIERE by Sherry Kujala flute, Larry Combs clarinet, Nolan Pearson; Evanston IL piano, 10/12/11.

- PROGRAM NOTES
- RECORDING on Albany TROY1404; Leonard Garrison flute, Shannon Scott clarinet, Rajung Yang piano.
- AUDIO EXCERPTS from the CD:
        from Mvt. 1, Joyous Overture
        from Mvt. 2, Romance
        from Mvt. 3, Scherzo
        from Mvt. 4, Winter Prayer
        from Mvt. 5, Spring Awakening

- Available from your favorite sheet music dealer or direct from Presser

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                            

 

 

 

 



The composer with matching tie

Serenade for Flute and Harp (16')

- COMMISSIONED by the Sparx Duo (Joan Sparks flute and Anne Sullivan harp)
- Five-movement suite inspired by "Helas! Je voy" by the 14th-century French composer Solage (original manuscript shown at the right).
I. Estampie
II. Mon coeur
III. Musette
IV. "Helas! Je voy mon cuer a fin venir"
V. Rondeau
- PROGRAM NOTES

 

Serenade to Eve, After Rodin for Flute and Guitar (9')
- COMMISSIONED and PREMIERED by Eileen Grycky and Christiaan Taggart, West Chester, PA, April 1999.
- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company (114-41023).
- OTHER PERFORMANCES include the Harris-Coates Duo at NFA annual convention, August 2001
- RECORDED on Barking Dog Records BDR022 by the Harris-Coates Duo.
- RECORDED on private label by Jenny Cline flute and Carlos Cuestas guitar.
- REVIEW of Cline-Cu
estas recording: "Daniel Dorff’s remarkable Serenade to Eve, After Rodin is nearly a conversation with Rodin’s statue. Its music alters in response to Eve’s changing moods. The work seems to say that being expelled from paradise is not the worst thing that can happen in life.
                                               -Dave Saemann, Fanfare Magazine

- PROGRAM NOTES

Corrections to the first printing: 
1) Bar 65 should read 8th note = c.120-126
2) at bar 295, the flute should be marked ff
3) The rehearsal mark for Bar 300 should be 5 bars later
- Available from your favorite sheet music dealer or direct from Presser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sonata (Three Lakes) for Flute and Piano (18')

- COMMISSIONED by Cindy Anne Broz.
- Premiere by Cindy Anne Broz flute and Corry Bell piano, Temecula CA, November 14, 2013.
- Published by Theodore Presser Company (114-41566)
First-Prize Winner of NFA Newly Published Music competition 2015.
-PROGRAM NOTES and UPDATES following the first printing
- YOUTUBE of performance by Cindy Anne Broz and Matthew Bengtson, complete
- RECORDED on Centaur Records 3525 by Patricia Surman and Kostas Chardas.
- YOUTUBE of performance by Amy Porter and Tim Carey, complete
- YOUTUBE of performance by Nicole Esposito and Marian Lee, Mvt. 1
- YOUTUBE of performance by Nicole Esposito and Marian Lee, Mvts. 2 & 3
- Buy from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser















Sonatine de Giverny for Piccolo and Piano (8')
- COMMISSIONED by the Piccolo Committee of the NFA 
- PREMIERED by Jan Gippo at the NFA 2000 Convention.
- Published by Theodore Presser Company (114-41088).
Finalist, 2001 NFA Newly Published Music competition.- REQUIRED COMPETITION PIECE at many NFA Conventions and regional auditions.
- NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) all-state audition repertoire.
- Texas UIL Prescribed Music List for all-state audition repertoire.
- RECORDED by Lois Bliss Herbine and Charles Abramovic on Crystal Records
- RECORDED by Gudrun Hinze and Markus Zugehor on Talanton/Harmonia Mundi
- RECORDED by Therese Wacker and Judith Radell on ATR.
- REVIEWS: 
"Bravo! This is a wonderful piece.  The impressionist mood is so lovely and the piccolo fits into this environment beautifully.  I am delighted with this piece of music.  Congratulations - your piece makes me wish I still played piccolo."
                      -Jeanne Baxtresser, former Principal Flute, NY Philharmonic, Oct 2000

"Daniel Dorff's Sonatine de Giverny is the first composition for piccolo and piano that is in the great tradition of the French School. Giverny will become the landmark composition for expressive French piccolo playing.  We are grateful for Dorff's fine effort. Giverny now becomes a musical standard which other composers must attain."
                      -Jan Gippo, solo Piccolo, Saint Louis Symphony, May 2000  
"American composer Daniel Dorff wrote Sonatine de Giverny in three movements. Commissioned by a name familiar to the piccolo world, Jan Gippo, in 2000, it is a beautiful French-flavoured piece inspired by a visit to Monet's home and its famous gardens. The work contains much lovely writing for the piccolo and, although very challenging when in the high register, Gudrun produces a sweet and relaxed tone, making it easy to picture flowers, water, and birds in the delightful French setting of Giverny."
                      -
online review of Gudrun Hinze's CD, by Rosamund Plummer,
                          www.flutefocus.com

- AUDIO EXCERPTS from Lois Herbine's CD:
         
Mvt. 1, "Les fleurs ravissantes" - opening
          Mvt. 2, "Les jardins d'eaux" - middle section
          Mvt. 3, "En ville" - final section
- YOUTUBE: excerpt from Gudrun Hinze's CD
- PROGRAM NOTES
- Buy from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Three Little Waltzes for Flute and Bb Clarinet  (6')
- COMMISSIONED by Cindy Anne Broz. 
- PREMIERED by Lois Herbine flute, Daniel Dorff clarinet, at NFA 2010.
- PUBLISHED by Tenuto Publications (Presser 494-03014).
- PROGRAM NOTES
- RECORDING on Albany TROY1404; Leonard Garrison flute, Shannon Scott clarinet.  
- EXCERPTS FROM THE CD:
        opening of Little Waltz No. 1
        ending of Little Waltz No. 2
- Buy from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser

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Three Romances for Flute and Bb Clarinet (8')
- PUBLISHED by Tenuto Publications (Presser 494-02813).
- PERFORMANCES include Gary Schocker flute, and Daniel Dorff clarinet, 
at NFA 2007.
-PROGRAM NOTES and PERFORMANCE SUGGESTIONS
- YOUTUBE: Mvt. 2, Lois Herbine and Arne Running at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center
- RECORDING on Albany TROY1404; Leonard Garrison flute, Shannon Scott clarinet.

- Buy from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser


   

YOUTUBE: Cindy Anne Broz and Mark Margolies (complete), Temecula, CA

Through a Misty Arch...  for Flute Ensemble, optional dance, and/or narrator (5')
- COMPOSED IN RESIDENCE at Ardmore Avenue Elementary School, Lansdowne, Pa., after a poem by 6th grader Joy MacAlister.
- PERFORMANCES include NFA 1988.
- REVIEW: "A very nice piece, with pleasing harmonic progressions" 
                                          - New Flute Review, Winter-Spring 1988.

- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company (114-40435).

- Buy from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser


Trees (after the poem by Joyce Kilmer) for solo Flute with narration (5')
- PREMIERED by Tiffany Holmes, flute, and Cindy Anne Broz, narrator, February 22, 2009 at the Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair, Reston VA. 
- PERFORMANCES also include Tiffany Holmes and Cindy Anne Broz at NFA 2009.
- PREMIERE of "one-performer version" by Cindy Anne Broz, May 10, 2009, Temecula, CA
- PUBLISHED by Tenuto Publications (Presser 494-02853).  
-PROGRAM NOTES
- AUDIO EXCERPTS by Cindy Anne Broz, flute and narration
          Bars 1-30

          Bars 108-139
- Buy from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser

Tweet for solo Piccolo (4') 
- COMMISSIONED and PREMIERED by Lois Bliss Herbine, NFA 2011.
- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company (114-41447).
- Finalist, NFA Newly Published Music competition 2012.
- REVIEW: "Dorff. has created an exuberant and refreshingly tonal work that avoids any sense of frenzy despite its continual motion. The cover art is especially attractive."                 - Diane Boyd Schultz, Flute Talk, December 2012
- PROGRAM NOTES
- YOUTUBE: complete performance by Gudrun Hinze at Gohlis Castle in Leipzig.
- Buy from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Cover art by Julia Mieko Dorff 

    
Daniel Dorff at the premiere in a custom tie

Two Cats for Flute and Bb Clarinet (8')
- COMPOSED FOR the Dutchess County (NY) SPCA's annual fundraising gala.
- PERFORMANCES include Lois Bliss Herbine flute and Daniel Dorff clarinet, 
at NFA 2008.
- PUBLISHED by Tenuto Publications (Presser 494-02817).
- Finalist, NFA Newly Published Music biennial competition 2010.
- PROGRAM NOTES
- RECORDING on Albany TROY1404; Leonard Garrison flute, Shannon Scott clarinet.  
- EXCERPTS FROM THE CD:
       from 1. Hootie
       
from 2. Tiki

- Buy from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser

Wedding Songs for Tenor, Flute, and Piano (14')
- Cantata on poems by the composer and Mary Frances Wack, and translations of Ausonius and Paulinus.
- PREMIERE by William Parberry, Deborah Wong, Imants Mezaraups, Philadelphia, November 1979.

Woodland Reverie for solo Flute (3½ ') 
- PREMIERED by Cindy Anne Broz at NFA 2011.
- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company (114-41506).
- Finalist, NFA Newly Published Music competition 2012.
- REVIEWS: 
"... this gentle work sounds like a summer daydream, with its rising lines, legato passages, subtle embellishments of the main theme, interesting but not jarring contrasts, and generally meandering feel. It is not technically demanding but contains many delightful opportunities for expression."
                                  - Diane Boyd Schulz, Flute Talk, March 2012
"... this short mood-setting piece would work well for intermediate student-level sight-reading, for students learning to discover their own internal pacing for expressive playing (perhaps as a precursor to more sophisticated material like Syrinx), or simply for any flutist searching for contemplative expressions of natural landscapes.
                                 - Cynthia Stevens, The Flutist Quarterly, Spring 2012
- Buy from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser

 

 

 
                                                        another matching tie


Dorff with Cindy Anne Broz 
following the world premiere at 
the 2011 NFA convention.

The Year of the Rabbit A Watercolor for 3 C Flutes and Alto Flute (quartet or ensemble) (7')
- PREMIERED by the Columbia Flute Choir at the February 1999 Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair, Bethesda, MD, Alexandra Molnar-Suhajda conducting.
- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company (114-41015). 
NEW IMPROVED EDITION 2014.
- Winner, NFA Newly Published Music award, 2000.
- REVIEW: "Daniel Dorff always pleases and his The Year of the Rabbit... did not disappoint. Dorff is deeply musical, eschews rhetoric, and this piece for eight flutes was charming and unaffected."
                                 - Lou Camp, Penn Sounds, Summer 1999 

- AUDIO EXCERPTS by Volanti (Ellen Fisher-Deerberg, Jill Crawford, Barbara Williams, Katherine McClure)
         
Opening scamper
         Middle Section
- PROGRAM NOTES AND ERRATA

- Buy from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser


Complete performance on youtube
Flūtes de Salon at Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair 
Ellen Fisher-Deerberg, Cindy Anne Broz,
Anne Levinson, Marion Garver Fredrickson
February 21, 2013

 

 


 

 

2010 performance at Aspen Music Festival
all-Dorff children's concert

Zoe & Xena A Romp in the Park for Piccolo and Bass Clarinet (7')

- COMMISSIONED by Leonard Garrison, for Shannon Scott in honor of their dogs Xena and Zoe.
- PREMIERED by Leonard Garrison and Shannon Scott at the 2015 NFA Convention.
-PROGRAM NOTES
- Buy from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser

- Recorded by Leonard Garrison and Shannon Scott on Albany Records, TROY 1652.
- REVIEWS:
"
Perennials was devoted to the amiable music of Daniel Dorff, a release hailed by Fanfare critic Peter Burwasser as “a rich soufflé of wonderfully conceived and executed chamber music.” Similar could be said of this new release... Dorff’s delightful Zoe and Xena: A Romp in the Park (2015) is a concept left over from the earlier CD, and realized instead for this release. The composer did not care to write yet another work for clarinet and flute, so produced for his two friends a sprightly mouse-and-elephant sort of dance for piccolo and bass clarinet. Of course, the image one is supposed to get is of the couple’s young chocolate Labrador and golden retriever cavorting in a park; that works for me, too."
      – Fanfare Magazine (Ronald E. Grames) February 2017
"
Zoe and Xena: A Romp in the Park was composed for the duo’s two dogs. Because Dorff had already written Two Cats for clarinet and flute, he wanted a different challenge, so he scored this for the unusual combination of piccolo and bass clarinet. This too is a fun, toe-tapping piece, gaining added interest by the wide difference in pitch separating the two instruments (there is no piano in this piece to bridge that gap). The music is picturesque and in the best sense of the word, catchy."
       – Fanfare Magazine (Henry Fogel) February 2017
"I have positively reviewed a few works by Daniel Dorff prior to his present Zoe and Xena: A Romp in the Park, a piece for the delightful and quite unorthodox duo of piccolo and bass clarinet. The work is an exuberant portrayal of the two dogs owned by Scott and Garrison, and is a sequel to Dorff’s previous Two Cats, an equally delightful work portraying the feline contingent of the Scott-Garrison household."
       – Fanfare Magazine (David DeBoor Canfield) February 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leonard Garrison &
Shannon Scott 's CD of
Zoe & Xena, on Albany Records

 

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