Music by
DANIEL DORFF

DUETS FOR FLUTE & CLARINET

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
Duration: c. 5'

PREMIERED by Sharon Ostow flute, and Daniel Dorff clarinet, Bennington College, 1975.
AVAILABLE from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser.

RECORDED on Albany Records by Leonard Garrison and Shannon Scott.
More about this all-Dorff Flute-Clarinet CD by the Scott-Garrison Duo.

YOUTUBE of the Garrison-Scott CD recording.
PROGRAM NOTES

"interesting, imaginative... and certainly worthy of performance"
            – The Clarinet (West), Winter 1987.

Dances and Canons for Flute and Clarinet
Duration: c. 7'

PREMIERED by Sharon Ostow flute, and Daniel Dorff clarinet, Bennington College, 1975.
PERFORMANCES include a spontaneous walk-on by Jean-Pierre Rampal, joining the composer on clarinet, Cabbagetown Cafe, Ithaca NY, Spring 1978.
AVAILABLE from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser.

RECORDED on Albany Records by Leonard Garrison and Shannon Scott.
More about this all-Dorff Flute-Clarinet CD by the Scott-Garrison Duo.

YOUTUBES of the Garrison-Scott CD of this suite of 9 short duets appear as 9 separate tracks. Here's Mvt. 1, which will lead to the following movements.
PROGRAM NOTES

"interesting, imaginative... and certainly worthy of performance"
            – The Clarinet (West), Winter 1987.

Old New Borrowed Blue  for Flute and Bb Clarinet
A collection of 3 flute/clarinet duets that are also AVAILABLE individually:
1. Dances and Canons
2. Three Little Waltzes  
3. Andante con Variazioni

AVAILABLE from your favorite sheet music dealer or direct from Presser.
RECORDING of all 3 works on Albany Records by Leonard Garrison flute, Shannon Scott clarinet.

YOUTUBES of each work are linked on this under each individual work's title.
Complete collection is on the NYSSMA list of recommended contest pieces.

Perennials for Flute, Clarinet in A, and Piano
Duration: c. 20'

1. Joyous Overture
2. Romance
3. Scherzo
4. Winter
5. Spring Awakening

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.
AVAILABLE from your favorite sheet music dealer or direct from Presser
RECORDING on Albany Records by Leonard Garrison flute, Shannon Scott clarinet, Rajung Yang piano.

YOUTUBES of each movement from the Albany CD, beginning with Mvt. 1 here, then sequencing through the following movements.
PROGRAM NOTES

review of the Perennials CD from Fanfare Magazine (David DeBoor Canfield)
review of the Perennials CD from Fanfare Magazine (Lynn René Bayley)
review of the Perennials CD from American Record Guide (Todd Gorman)
review of the Perennials CD from The Flute View (Tammy Evans Yonce)
review of the Perennials CD from Flutist Quarterly (Francesca Arnone)

Three Little Waltzes for Flute and Bb Clarinet

Duration: c. 5'

COMMISSIONED by Cindy Anne Broz
AVAILABLE from your favorite sheet music dealer or direct from Presser.

RECORDED on Albany Records by Leonard Garrison flute and Shannon Scott clarinet.

YOUTUBE of Little Waltz No. 1 from the Scott-Garrison CD; all three waltzes are on YouTube as separate tracks.
PROGRAM NOTES

"Little gems with a Peter Schickele-esque whimsical quality. These duos rise above the mundane with interesting harmonic twists."
            – The Clarinet (Gregory Barrett), March 2016

Three Romances for Flute and Bb Clarinet
Duration: c. 8'

I. Languid
II. Sultry
III. Frisky

AVAILABLE from your favorite sheet music dealer or direct from Presser.
RECORDED on Albany Records by Leonard Garrison flute and Shannon Scott clarinet.

YOUTUBE of a live performance of Mvt. 2, by Lois Herbine and Arne Running at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center.
Many more YouTubes are available, including the Scott-Garrison CD.
PROGRAM NOTES (and PERFORMANCE SUGGESTIONS)

NYSSMA list of recommended contest pieces.

Two Cats for Flute and Bb Clarinet
Duration: c. 8'

1. Hootie
2. Tiki

COMPOSED FOR the Dutchess County (NY) SPCA's annual fundraising gala.
AVAILABLE from your favorite sheet music dealer or direct from Presser.
RECORDED on Blue Griffin Recording by the Crescent Duo (Joanna Cowan White and Kennen White).
RECORDED (private label) by Martha Grener.
RECORDED on Albany Records by Leonard Garrison and Shannon Scott.

YOUTUBE of the Scott-Garrison CD.
PROGRAM NOTES

FINALIST, 2010 NFA Newly Published Music awards.

Zoe & Xena A Romp in the Park for Piccolo and Bass Clarinet

Duration: c. 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.
AVAILABLE from your favorite sheet music dealer or direct from Presser.
RECORDED on Albany Records by Leonard Garrison and Shannon Scott.
PROGRAM NOTES

"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


ARRANGEMENTS

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

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

AVAILABLE from your favorite sheet music dealer or direct from Presser.
RECORDING of Inventions 1, 4, 6, 8 on Albany Records by Leonard Garrison flute, Shannon Scott

WINNER, National Flute Association's Newly Published Music competition 2010.
"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 2014

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

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"

AVAILABLE from your favorite sheet music dealer or direct from Presser.

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

"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
Edited and annotated by Cindy Anne Broz.

AVAILABLE from your favorite sheet music dealer or direct from Presser.

2012 Editors' Choice from J.W. Pepper.
"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 2014


Cindy Anne Broz and Daniel Dorff
performing Puccini duets at the
2012 NFA convention.


 

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