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Sharon asks…

Any advice for a first time camper? What should i bring? How do I find the right location?

My girlfriend and I want to go camping this weekend and neither of us have ever been. How do we pick the right spot to set up our tent? What is essential that we bring? Should we set up camp close to our car so that we don’t have to carry everything to our campsite? I need help.

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Stuff to bring: Tent. “Sleeps X people” should be interpreted as “sleeps X midgets with their limbs removed.” For two people, a four-person tent should be the minimum. Throw away the stakes that come with the tent and buy solid steel stakes–the ones that look like giant nails. Bring a hand sledge or heavy hammer to drive the stakes.

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Aside from that, extra clothes and toiletry items (toilet paper!) should round out the list. Have fun!

Mark asks…

Does anyone know of a piece of music for wind ensemble featuring solo piano?

I am a senior in high school, looking for a piece that my school’s band could play featuring me on piano. Any suggestions will be appreciated. (:

Richard answers:

This formidable list of possibilities was compiled in inimitable detail by my good colleague MusicFinder in 2008, in answer to a similar Q posed here then:

Hope these entries help:

Adderly, Mark (Adderley) ( 1960 – )
Triptych for Solo Piano, Orchestra of Winds and Percussion.
Publisher: Norwegian Music Information Center

Barker, Warren
Serenade for Piano and Winds
Instrumentation: concert band
Publisher: RBC Music 500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 Inc.

Berg, Alban ( 1885 – 1935 )
Kammerkonzert, For Piano, Violin And Winds
pic, fl, ob, eng horn, clar in E flat, clar in A, bass clar, bsn, contrabsn, 2horn, trp, trom, pno solo, vln solo
Publisher: Universal Edition /EAMDLLC

Bowles, Paul Frederic ( 1910 – 1999 )
Publisher: Theodore Presser 500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势

Cowell, Henry
Little concerto, for piano and band.[1943]
Publisher: New York, Associated Music

Dean, Johnie
Concerto-fantasy for piano and wind ensemble
Publisher: [Louisville, Ky. : Dean, 1981]

GERSHWIN, George (1898-1937)
Title: Rhapsody in Blue arranged for Concert Band (opt piano solo)
WBRP1016 concert band score and part 150.00
PS00165 2 pianos four hands 15.00

Harbinson, William G.
Concerto for Piano and Winds
pno solo; 2(1d pic).1.2(1d ebcl)+bcl.1.ATB saxes: 2.2.2.euph.1: perc(2)
Publisher: MMB Music, Inc.

HARTMANN, Karl Amadeus (1905-1963)
Concerto for Piano, Winds and Percussion.
Publisher SCHOTT
ST4421 octavo score 25.00 25.00
materials on rental Agent EAMDLLC

Heisinger, Brent
Publisher: Carl Fischer, LLC

Henze, Hans Werner
CONCERTINO for Piano, Wind Orchestra and Percussion (1947)
Publisher: Schott
Study Score $29.95 HL 49013132

Hoddinott, Alun
Concerto : for piano, wind, and percussion
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Music Dept., (c)1961.

Korte, Karl
Concerto for piano and winds
solo piano and wind ensemble:
3262, 4 sax/4331, bar/perc (4).
Duration: 25 min., 52 sec.
Publisher: on rental from E. C. S., Boston.

Lendvay, Kamilló
Concertino for Piano, Winds, Percussion and Harp
Score $16.95 parts $32.95 FOR SALE!
Publisher: EMB/ Hal Leonard Corporation HL 50510126

Martinu, Bohuslav ( Jan ) ( 1890 – 1959 )
Sextet for Winds and Piano
fl, ob, clar, bsn, horn, pno
Publisher: General Music Publishing Co.,/ ECS

MCPHEE, Colin (1900-1964)
Concerto for Piano and Winds.
HAL13032330 2 pianos four hands
lg sc & parts on rental Schirmer

PERLE, George (b.1915)
Concertino for Piano, Winds and Timpani (1979).
JB16280 octavo score 10.00
BPP280 piano solo 35.00
JB16280 parts on rental MAA

Pflüger, Hans Georg ( 1944 – 1999 )
Metamorphosen, For Violin, Piano, Winds And Percussion
2(pic).2(eng horn).3(bass clar).2(contrabsn). Timp, perc, vln solo, pno solo
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes / Bote & Bock GmbH & Co

Concerto for Piano and Winds.
Publisher WARNER
DH9803 large score 50.00
DH9803 piano solo 20.00
DH9803 concert band on rental Agent EAMDLLC

Ring, Gordon
Concerto for Piano, Winds, and Percussion
pno solo ; 2.1.2+alcl+bcl.2: 2.2.2.euph.1: perc(3)
Publisher: MMB Music, Inc.

Stravinsky, Igor ( Feodorovich ) ( 1882 – 1971 )
Concerto for Piano and Winds Timp, double basses, pno solo
M-060-02633-1 large score 92.00
M-060-02634-8 miniature score 25.95
M-060-02635-5 2 pianos four hands 39.95
parts on rental
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.
And many more
Wind chamber music : winds with piano and woodwind quintets : an annotated guide
by Barbera Secrist-Schmedes
Language: English Type: Book
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Scarecrow Press, 1996.

Happy browsing! :-)

All the best,

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Chris asks…

Can anyone tell me about sorority financial dues?

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Richard answers:

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Donna asks…

My daughter is thinking of playing an instrument how expensive are they? Particularly the cello.?

My daughter is in 4th grade and want to play an instrument. Am I wrong to try and persude her to get a smaller less costly instrument. I only say this b/c i was in 4th grade once, played the flute, and learned nothing and became uninterested and my mother about beat me with the flute b/c of the cost! I am a single parent of three, FT student, and already hold down three jobs. My daughter reassuers me she is committed and claims to know the benefits , but how many other things have I purchased that are sitting up in her room? Should the school be required or help out with the rental of all of the necessary supplies? What should I do?

Richard answers:

My son, who is now 25, chose the cello for his instrument of choice in elementary school. He went to school on the morning of instrument try-out day intending to choose the trumpet so I was totally unprepared when he came 500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 wanting to play the cello. Of course, the cello was on the list of expensive instruments, just slightly less money than a bass or a tuba (both of which our schools owned enough of so students did not have to buy one of their own). We opted to go with the rent to own program through a company who works with our school district. $37.00/month with bottom line of $1000 for a basic student cello, bow, and soft-sided case. By the time he was in summer orchestra between 6th and 7th grade it became obvious he had a talent for the cello and was recruited by a wonderful cello teacher, whom he adored, and took lessons with for years. When he outgrew his student model, we upgraded to another cello purchase outright at a cost of $2500. By the time he was in high school and he decided to pursue music in college, we upgraded again to an instrument valued at $6500 but we got it from the maker for less because he was un-happy with the finish quality! Sound quality was excellent, but we had to travel 300 miles to the studio of the maker to purchase it. Quality and price of cellos have a large range. Throw in a multitude of types of bows, strings, and cases and the potential is there for a large expense. The school district is not required to help out with instrument rental nor provide supplies, but, if you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 ask, there may be funds available to help out students unable to pay the rental fees. Our school district also maintains a list of used instruments for sale by other parents that are considerably cheaper than the rent-to-own program. Especially for stringed instruments, which come in different sizes, this is a helpful way to get instruments for less than the rental cost and also provide a way to re-coup a portion of the expense when some kids inevitably decide an instrument is not for them after all. Our school district also maintains a small supply of school-owned instruments for use, but are offered at the high school level first then on down so generally none are available at the beginning level. I am mom to 4, ages 28, 25, 22, and 10. Oldest played clarinet, son plays cello still, middle daughter plays viola (also still), and you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势ngest will decide in 2 weeks which instrument she wants to play. She’s leaning towards the trumpet, but we know how that can turn out!

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