Instrument Music CDs
once in a while, I like to remind myself why I stuck with music
all of these years. I most certainly would have starved as a poet.
With respect to solo instrumental compositions,
there’s something to be said about composers listening to
this type of music. If a professional composer writes a work for
a specific instrument
then there’s a good chance that he or she has studied the
range, special features, and characteristics of the instrument in
know that I’ve talked to many woodwind and brass players before
attempting to write for their instruments. A performer loves to
give the inside scoop on their instrument of expertise, and that
knowledge is usually transferred to the composer’s project
performers will even help out a composer in working out certain
music passages effectively. Often, a performer will ask for nothing
in return, although a composer usually acknowledges the performer
in terms of some sort of dedication.
you may listen to a solo work is not composed effectively for a
featured instrument (perhaps the composer did not consult a performer
for advice). However, even in this case, there’s something
to be learned… how not to write for an instrument!
a list of some beautiful and effective solo compositions. Enjoy.
Instruments of Classical Music, Vol. 1: The Flute
Instruments of Classical Music, Vol. 2: The Oboe
Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Grand Duo Concertante; Concertino
Century Music For Unaccompanied Clarinet
Horn Concertos Nos. 1-4
for French Horn
Concertos [Box Set]
Music for Viola
for Double Bass & Piano Vol.1