Publication News

Alan Shulman’s Interstate 90 for Symphonic Band has been published by Ludwig Masters in a new edition prepared by Adam Michlin and available from Alfred Music. https://www.alfred.com/interstate-90/p/36-50100324/

The Music Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has opened the Alan Shulman papers for research. Finding aid: PDF at NYPL. For more information, contact the Music Division mail to: music@nypl.org Manuscripts & Archives Division, New York Public Library

Wise Music is now handling the following Alan Shulman orchestral works, including Theme & Variations (1940) for Viola & Orchestra (and 1954 Viola, Strings & Harp); Rendezvous; A Laurentian Overture; Cello Concerto; Waltzes for Orchestra; Prelude for Orchestra. Wise Music.

European American Music is handling the following Alan Shulman orchestral works: Hatikvah; Pastorale & Dance for Violin & Orchestra, Kol Nidre (Cello/ Orchestra); In Memorium – Sophie; Woodstock Waltzes. Contact: rental@eamdc.com (212) 461-6940 EAM

Schirmer Classical on Demand now has for sale the Alan Shulman pieces originally published by Weintraub Music. Order direct, or through your music dealer:
DRIPPING FAUCET & MARCH
LOPSIDED
• PASTORALE
• CRADLE SONG
FIVE CELLO DUOS FOR STUDENT AND TEACHER

Alfred now has for sale Alan Shulman’s string orchestra works An Elizabethan Legend, The Bop Gavotte, Viennese Lace, Minuet for Moderns, Portrait of Lisa, A Nocturne for Strings and A New England Tarantella. Also available for sale is Threnody (1950) for string quartet or string orchestra, and Two Chorales for Brass (1962) (Tetra))

Alfred also has for sale three long-unavailable Alan Shulman titles formerly in the Sam Fox catalogue.
• One Man Show – Sketches for the Piano. (1961) (Misprinted on the cover as ‘Alan Schulman’ (sic))
• Hues of Blues 1. Light Blue 2. Dark Blue. Piano Solo. (1961)
• Suite for the Young Cellist. Cello & Piano. (1961)

Gems Music www.gemsmusicpublications.com has published: Gems
• Pastorale and Two Pair (1964) for 4 Cellos. Sore & Parts. (GPL 237)
• Variations (1984) for Viola, Harp and Strings. Score & Parts (GPL 192)
• Variations (1984) Viola/Piano reduction. (GPL 193)
• 2 Episodes for Viola Quartet 1. Night 2. Ancora. Score & Parts. (GPL 194)
• 3 Canadian Folksongs for Violin Quartet. Score & Parts. (GPL 198)

Piedmont Music has published Ben Franklin Suite for string orchestra. Composed in 1963 and based on the string quartet attributed to Benjamin Franklin, it was performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra on their Bi-Centennial celebration concerts in 1976. Set C (8-8-8-4-4, optional Vn. 3, score & piano conductor) are available for sale $50.00 and can be ordered from Hal Leonard. Hal Leonard

Alan Shulman’s setting of Christopher Marlowe’s The Passionate Shepherd to His Love for SATB & Harp has been published by Hal Leonard (www.halleonard.com) $1.95 ea, 16 pps. includes the harp part (HL 08711520) JW Pepper

Alex Ross’s highly-praised The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century mentions the New Friends of Rhythm in the chapter “Radio Music.” Amazon

Peter J. Levinson’s biography of Nelson Riddle, September in the Rain, published by Billboard Books in September, discusses Alan Shulman’s mentoring of the celebrated arranger. Riddle and Shulman were in the Merchant Marine stationed at Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn 1943-4. Amazon

Jay Shulman’s article on the Stuyvesant String Quartet “Band of Brothers,” appeared in the Summer, 2005 issue of Classic Record Collector.

Jay Shulman’s article, “My Student – Nelson Riddle” is in the Spring 2002 issue of “Nelson’s Notes – The Journal of the Nelson Riddle Appreciation Society.”

Jay Shulman’s article, “Laura Newell, the Shulman Brothers and The New Friends of Rhythm,” appeared in the Summer, 2001 issue of the American Harp Journal. It contains a Laura Newell discography, and some great photographs of the group at work.

Laurie Shulman’s “The Meyerson Symphony Center: Building a Dream” has been published by the University of North Texas Press. ISBN 1-57441-082-2 cloth, 448pps 30 color, 55 b&w photos, 24 illustrations. Amazon

Steven Honigberg’s long-awaited biography of Leonard Rose has been published. It contains a coupon for a CD of Rose’s 1950 premiere of the Alan Shulman Cello Concerto with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos. Amazon

University of Wyoming Professor James Przygocki writes in the February 2020 issue of ASTA’s “American String Teacher” “Alan Shulman was an important twentieth-century composer (who) knew string instruments well and wrote idiomatically for the viola…the “Theme and Variations” is shorter and less technically difficult…and can be an excellent choice for competitions.” (Vol. 70 No. 1, p. 53)

Producer Fred Flaxman has done a one-hour program of Alan Shulman’s music for his PRX series ‘Compact Discoveries.’ Listen

Jazz pianist Judy Carmichael interviewed Jay Shulman about Alan’s music and Jay’s work with it for her NPR program Jazz Inspired. Listen

Steven Honigberg’s performance with pianist Audrey Andrist of Alan Shulman’s ‘Kol Nidre’ has been posted to YouTube.

In February, 2020, Jay Shulman donated 100 additional 78 r.p.m acetate masters and open reel tapes of Alan Shulman’s recorded compositions, arrangements and performances to the Shulman collection at the New York Public Library’s Music Division at Lincoln Center. Also included were scrapbooks and letters. Library’s online catalog

Peter J. Levinson’s biography of Nelson Riddle, September in the Rain, published by Billboard Books in September, discusses Alan Shulman’s mentoring of the celebrated arranger. Riddle and Shulman were in the Merchant Marine stationed at Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn 1943-4. Available from Amazon.

Jay Shulman’s article, “My Student – Nelson Riddle” is in the Spring 2002 issue of “Nelson’s Notes – The Journal of the Nelson Riddle Appreciation Society.”

Jay Shulman’s article, “Laura Newell, the Shulman Brothers and The New Friends of Rhythm,” appeared in the Summer, 2001 issue of the American Harp Journal. It contains a Laura Newell discography, and some great photographs of the group at work.

Laurie Shulman’s “The Meyerson Symphony Center: Building a Dream” has been published by the University of North Texas Press. ISBN 1-57441-082-2 cloth, $39.95 plus $10.00 shipping for an inscribed copy. 448pps 30 color, 55 b&w photos, 24 illustrations. Orders: Laurie Shulman.

“Suite Based on American Folk Songs” for Violin and Piano. $22.50. After being buried for years in the Shawnee rental catalog, we have arranged with Keiser Southern Music to publish this wonderful work and will sell it through Alfred. The Suite has been performed by Eudice Shapiro, Joseph Gingold and Maurice Wilk. Jascha Heifetz, recorded “Cod Liver Ile.” Heifetz Collection, Vol. 35 (RCA) & Heifetz Encores, Vol. 1 (Naxos) Heifetz, Jascha: Encores, Vol. 1 (1946-1956) – 8.112072 | Discover more releases from Naxos Historical; Toch / Heifetz – The Heifetz Collection, Vol. 35: Mendelssohn- Octet / Heifetz on Music – Amazon.com Music

Program notes for “Theme and Variations” are available from Laurie Shulman.