Adrienne Albert

Western Suite

Instrumentation2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones (bass trom), harp, piano, tubular bells, xylophone, woodblock, timpani, and strings. (Also available in reduced brass version - 2222 2220 hp, pno, perc, timp and strings)
Lengthapprox. 11:00
CommentsA real audience pleaser; very accessible, richly melodic and tonally oriented contemporary music. A programmatic/dancelike piece; Coplandesque with surprising twists and turns. Harmonically interesting; appropriate for any concert situation; particularly popular with musicians. Many solos for oboe (the work opens with an oboe solo), clarinet, and trumpet who should be topnotch players.
Sourcesscore, parts, and MIDI tape are all available directly from the composer. email:; telephone: 760-416-2462
HistoryCommissioned in 1999 by The Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra, a community orchestra, which performed its world premiere at Abravanel Hall in Santa Barbara, CA and three other times. Also performed by the Hewlett-Packard Symphony Orchestra, and the Virginia Symphony.
ContributorThe Composer


Instrumentation2-2-2-2; 4-3-3-1; 2 Percs, Timp, Strings.
Lengthapprox 5'00"
DifficultyModerately easy to moderate with challenging horn parts.
CommentsTonal, commanding, fanfarelike piece with military heartbeat-like rhythmic pulse and lyrical lines. Ending big, Charles Ivesian funfare!
SourcesSelf-published through Kenter Canyon Music (ASCAP). Contact Tel: 760-416-2462
ExtrasA perusal score and MIDI tape available thru the composer.
HistoryCommissioned this year (2000) by Ivan Shulman and The Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra, a community orchestra, who will premiere Courage on July 4th in Beverly Hills, CA.
Contributorthe composer


InstrumentationString Orchestra
CommentsPowerful, Lyrical work for any occasion for string orchestra. Has been performed by professional as well as school and community string orchestras. Will be released soon on the Naxos label.
SourcesScore and Parts, both perusal and purchase made be had by going to my website:

Self Published through Kenter Canyon Music

HistoryOriginally written for String Quintet, Boundaries for String Orchestra has been revised in 2004 and 2005 and performed several times at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts and in the 2005 Orchestral Festival, Landisville, PA. under the direction of Dr. Michael T. Jamanis. A strong, bold, tonal work which had its genesis from a boundary dispute I was having with a neighbor. Subsequently performed by numerous school and community orchestras.
ContributorAdrienne Albert (ASCAP)
Kenter Canyon Music (ASCAP)

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