Chester Music & Novello: New Works - February 2017

Chester Music & Novello: New Works - February 2017
Each month we round up the works that have been newly published by Chester Music and Novello. Unless stated otherwise these works are now available on sale or hire. If you would like to discuss any aspect of these new releases, please email To find out how to rent works for your ensemble visit

Oliver Davis
Airborne Dances (2014)
Duration: 12 Minutes | Solo violin
Orchestration: String Orchestra ( minimum) | hire

As heard on Oliver Davis’ album ‘Flight’ recorded by Kerenza Peacock and the London Symphony Orchestra. | buy CD

Edward Gregson
Four Études
Duration: 10 Minutes | Orchestration: brass band | hire

Commissioned by Black Dyke Band and were written specially for the recording marking the conclusion of Gregson’s year as Composer-in-Residence.

John Luther Adams
Following John Luther Adams signing to Music Sales late last year, we are glad to announce that his complete catalogue is now available, either from our rental team or, for those works eligible for sale, from Below is a selection from the sixty-five compositions that are now available. To view his full catalogue, click here.

Become Ocean (2013)
Duration: 42 Minutes | Orchestration: | hire

Commissioned by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Ludovic Morlot. Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Music 2014 and Grammy Award for "Best Contemporary Classical Composition" 2015.

Inuksuit (2009)
Duration: 1 Hours 20 Minutes | Orchestration: nine to ninety-nine percussion | hire

Commissioned by the Banff Centre, Muzik3 Foundation, and Furman University


Duration: 40 Minutes | Orchestration: 2pic/3perc | hire

Dark Wind (2001)
Duration: 14 Minutes | Orchestration: bcl/vibraphone.marimba/pf | buy

The Wind in High Places (2011)
Duration: 16 Minutes | Orchestration: string quartet | buy

Green Corn Dance (1974)
Duration: 8 Minutes | Orchestration: 6 percussion | buy

John Luther Adams (b. 1953)

John Luther Adams is a composer whose life and work are deeply rooted in the natural world. Adams was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his symphonic work Become Ocean, and a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. Inuksuit, his outdoor work for up to 99 percussionists, is regularly performed all over the world.
Born in 1953, JLA grew up in the South and in the suburbs of New York City. He studied composition with James Tenney at the California Institute of the Arts, where he was in the first graduating class (in 1973). In the mid-1970s he became active in the campaign for the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, and subsequently served as executive director of the Northern Alaska Environmental Center. Adams has taught at Harvard University, the Oberlin Conservatory, Bennington College, and the University of Alaska. He has also served as composer in residence with the Anchorage Symphony, Anchorage Opera, Fairbanks Symphony, Arctic Chamber Orchestra, and the Alaska Public Radio Network.

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