Music by Daniel Dorff

DUETS FOR FLUTE & CLARINET
ORIGINAL MUSIC

review of the Perennials CD, from Fanfare Magazine (review by Lynn René Bayley)
review of the Perennials CD, from Fanfare Magazi
ne (review by David DeBoor Canfield)
review of the Perennials CD, from American Record Guide (review by Todd Gorman)
review of the Perennials CD, from The Flute View (review by Tammy Evans Yonce)
review of the Perennials CD, from Flutist Quarterly (review by Francesca Arnone)
Fanfare Magazine feature article, by Peter Burwasser

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

 

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).
- REVIEW: "... useful pedagogical materials for teaching sightreading or preparing young students to learn the intonation tendencies of the opposite instrument. While each duet is often less than a page in length, the range and rhythmic difficulty is appropriate for good middle school students through high school.
                                – Flute Talk (Kathy Borst Jones), October 2014
- PROGRAM NOTES
- RECORDING on Albany TROY1404; Leonard Garrison flute, 
Shannon Scott clarinet.  
- EXCERPTS FROM THE CD:
        4. Canon
        9. Dance

 

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 on Albany TROY1404; Leonard Garrison flute, 
Shannon Scott clarinet.

 

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.
- Published by Tenuto Publications (Presser 494-02907, new in 2012).
- 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
- RECORDING of Mvt. 1 complete, the Frontera Chamber Players


Cindy Anne Broz, Mark Margolies, 
and Martin Amlin performing 
Perennials at the 2012 
NFA convention.

 

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

 

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
-   YOUTUBE: Cindy Anne Broz and Mark Margolies (complete), Temecula, CA
- RECORDING on Albany TROY1404; Leonard Garrison flute, 
Shannon Scott clarinet.   

  


Lois Herbine and Arne Running
performing
Three Romances at an 
all-Dorff concert at the Kimmel Center

 

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

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.
- PROGRAM NOTES
- 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 and Shannon Scott
(in a cast for her broken wrist)
following the world premiere
at the 2015 NFA convention

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

ARRANGEMENTS

A Treasury of Bach Duets 12 Familiar Favorites arranged for Flute and Clarinet

- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company (414-41199).
- WINNER, National Flute Association's Newly Published Music competition 2010.
- CONTENTS:
Two-part Invention No. 1 
Two-part Invention No. 2 
Two-part Invention No. 3 
Two-part Invention No. 4 
Two-part Invention No. 6 
Two-part Invention No. 8 
Two-part Invention No. 9 
Two-part Invention No. 14 
Aria from The Goldberg Variations 
Prelude No. 13 from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I 
"Wachet Auf," Chorale Prelude from Cantata No. 140 
Air from
Orchestral Suite No. 3
- RECORDING of Inventions 1, 4, 6, 8 on Albany TROY1404; Leonard Garrison flute, Shannon Scott clarinet.
- REVIEW: "This useful and well-presented teaching material includes helpful performance practice information... Each duet is two pages long with no page turns interrupting the music."
                          – Flute Talk (Kathy Borst Jones), October 201
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     Invention No. 1

 

A Treasury of Mozart Duets 7 Familiar Favorites arranged for Flute and Clarinet

- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company (414-41203).
- CONTENTS:
Overture to The Magic Flute
"Voi, che sapete" from The Marriage of Figaro
Adagio from Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
"Non più andrai" from The Marriage of Figaro
"Alleluia" from Exsultate, Jubilate
"Bei Männern, welche Liebe" from The Magic Flute
Twelve Variations on "Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman"

A Treasury of Puccini Duets  8 Favorite Arias arranged for Flute and Clarinet

- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company (414-41207)
- 2012 Editors' Choice from J.W. Pepper.
- Edited and annotated by Cindy Anne Broz.
- CONTENTS:
"Oh! Mio Babbino Caro" from Gianni Schicchi 
Musetta's Waltz from La Bohème 
"Un Bel Di" from Madama Butterfly 
Butterfly's Entrance from Madama Butterfly 
"Donna Non Vidi Mai" from Manon Lescaut 
"Vissi d'Arte" from Tosca 
"
Ave Maria" from Suor Angelica 
Flower Duet from Madama Butterfly
- REVIEW: "These duets, which include lyrics, offer a wonderful way to introduce beloved opera arias to students while working on the ensemble issues of vocal line and accompaniment... This is gorgeous music that could be used everywhere from the teaching studio, for a gig, or a lovely interlude on a recital. "
                          – Flute Talk (Kathy Borst Jones), October 201
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Cindy Anne Broz and Daniel Dorff
performing Puccini duets at the
2012 NFA convention.

 

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