music

Nocturnes and Caprices by David Loeb

New from Vienna Modern Masters, this album features solo and duo pieces composed by Mannes Professor of Composition David Loeb for fellow Mannes faculty member, mandolin virtuoso Joseph Brent. Featuring two entire sets of solo caprices, and duos for mandolin with violin (Miranda Cuckson), guitar (Oren Fader), and bass clarinet (Joshua Rubin). Go here to purchase from Bandcamp (preferred), or the PayPal button below to purchase a physical copy directly from me.

   Nocturnes and Caprices by David Loeb

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solo. (2011)

Astounding instrumental virtuosity meets indie aesthetic in Joe Brent’s solo. EP. Applying a classical technique and perspective to music by Animal Collective, The Flaming Lips, and Dan Cho, Joe Brent creates a gorgeous, incendiary, and utterly unique stew. This is an instrumental EP not to be missed. Clickhere to purchase from CD Baby, here to purchase from Bandcamp (preferred), or the PayPal button below to purchase directly from me.

   Joe Brent Solo EP

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Point of Departure (2008)

My first solo CD, featuring duets with harp virtuoso Bridget Kibbey, includes De Falla's Siete canciones populares españoles, Bach's magisterial Concerto in E BWV 1042, a beautiful piece composed for us by Victor Kioulaphides named Antwerp Harbour, and Piazzolla's incendiaryHistoire du Tango. Click the image to go to CDBaby, or click the PayPal button below to purchase directly from me.

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books

Scales And Arpeggios for the Mandolin

Designed to be used for daily practice, this book puts the mandolinist through a workout touching on every technique in the modern player's arsenal, including scales in double stops, artificial harmonics, tremolo, string crossings, and extreme dynamic variations. For advanced students only.

Scales and Arpeggios for the Mandolin

$34.95 (not including shipping and handling)




Orchestral and Chamber Excerpts for Mandolin

Every other student of an orchestral instrument is expected to practice the major symphonic and chamber excerpts along with etudes and concerti. With this in mind, I've collected the bulk of the major ensemble repertoire for mandolin in one volume, with edited beamings and fingerings to assist the student in learning these important excerpts. This volume will also be indispensable to the professional mandolinist looking to get a jump on practice time, since the economic demands placed on many modern ensembles often preclude adequate rehearsal time on even the most difficult music. Included in this volume are such well-known examples as Le Rossignol and Agon by Igor Stravinsky; Luimen by Elliot Carter; Mozart's Don Giovanni as well as his two charming songs for mandolin-soprano duet 'Komm, Liebe Zither' and 'Die Zufriedenheit'; Mahler's 7th and 8th Symphonies and Das Lied Von Der Erde; Schoenberg's epic opera Moses Und Aron and chamber works Serenade and Der Wunsch Des Liebhabers; Verdi's famous mandolin excerpt from Otello; and even some lesser-known excerpts from Handel, Górecki, and Frank Zappa.

Scales and Arpeggios for the Mandolin

$34.95 (not including shipping and handling)