Kernis Returns to G. Schirmer/AMP

Kernis Returns to G. Schirmer/AMP
© Richard Bowditch
Aaron Jay Kernis has signed an exclusive publishing agreement with G. Schirmer/Associated Music Publishers, restoring a long-standing composer-publisher relationship.

“I am thrilled to resume my partnership with Schirmer/AMP,” Kernis commented. “I feel great satisfaction that my AJK Music catalogue from the last seven years is now brought together with my older works under one roof. I look forward to being represented by the wonderful staff at Schirmer/AMP who take such care and joy in working with the music of our time.”

“It is a great pleasure that we welcome Aaron back to Schirmer/AMP,” added Kristin Lancino, Vice President of Schirmer/AMP. “And it is with particular pride that we will now be representing the entire catalogue of this important American composer. Aaron’s music is known to musicians and audiences worldwide as deeply creative, dynamic, and chock full of lyricism. His partners here at G. Schirmer/AMP look forward to many years of new ideas, projects, and collaborations.”

Kernis’s return to Schirmer/AMP brings along the acquisition of his AJK Music catalogue, which includes the orchestral works Newly Drawn Sky and Color Wheel; chamber works including Two Awakenings and Double Lullaby, Trio in Red, Fanfare Con Fuoco, and Ballad; and choral works such as The Love of God, Two Meditations, and Dorma, Ador.

Soprano Susan Narucki released a recording of Kernis’s Simple Songs, Valentines, and both books of the Songs of Innocents in February 2008 on the Koch International Classics label.