Friday, April 24, 2015

Classical / Industry News

Now representing - Warner Chappell

Faber Music Ltd is delighted to announce a partnership with Warner/Chappell Music (WCM) to represent their Hire Catalogue for all territories excluding North America and Germany, Austria and Switzerland, from 1 April 2015. Hal Leonard Australia is excited to be able to offer you the choice to hire these work through our exclusive representation agreement with Faber Music Ltd.
The Warner/Chappell hire catalogue is a rich and diverse treasure, encompassing some of the world's most popular stage musicals, operas and operettas, as well as serious and light symphonic repertoire, and classic highlights from the world of film and television.

Highlights from the Warner/Chappell concert catalogue include: 
George Gershwin
Performing rights for the Andrew Litton and Robert Russell Bennett concert versions of Porgy and Bess, the much-loved opera by Gershwin, DuBose & Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, are available from Faber Music Ltd. 

Arnold Bax
All seven of Sir Arnold Bax’s symphonies are available from Warner/Chappell, forming one of the major symphonic cycles by any British 20th century composer.  Bax’s other masterly orchestral works include concerti for violin and cello and an impressive sequence of symphonic poems  featuring such works as Tintagel (which combines Cornish seascape with Arthurian legend), the storm-tossed November Woods, and the Celtic-influenced The Garden of Fand.

Eric Coates
Eric Coates was a master of light music whose skills were also employed widely in the film industry, as heard in The Dambusters March.  Popular items in the Warner/Chappell hire catalogue include By the Sleepy Lagoon (of ‘Desert Island Discs’ fame), the 'Knightsbridge March' from the London Suite, and The Three Elizabeths Suite. 

Frederick Loewe
Frederick (Fritz) Loewe's partnership with playwright and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner was one of the 20th century's great creative double-acts.  Lerner & Loewe met in 1942 and by 1947 they had a hit on their hands with the musical Brigadoon, followed by Paint Your Wagon and Camelot.  Songs from the shows are available on hire separately or collected into four sequences, and the tunes can also be heard in a range of short orchestral medleys. 

John Williams
John Williams is the most famed of all modern composers for film, and the Warner/Chappell collection of his scores is headed by the symphonic suites for the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi.  Other popular items, are Superman and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.  Concert items include the 1984 Olympic Fanfare and Theme and a Tuba Concerto.
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