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  1. Saint-Saens Caprice Andaluz

  2. Saint-Saens 'Cello Concerto in a'

  3. Saint-Saens 'Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso', Op 28
    Written in 1863 for popular violinist Pablo de Sarasate.

  4. Saint-Saens Omphale's Spinning Wheel

  5. Saint-Saens PC No. 1
    Born in 1835, died in 1921, his life spanning three periods of music. His music was composed in fairly even chronological sequence. He expressed interest in various musical trends but for the most part, went his own way, in his own style. The first PC was written in 1858, his opus 17. Note the long horn prelude at the beginning of the work.

  6. Saint-Saens PC No. 2
    Was written in 1868. It is said it incorporates the musical scholarship of Johann Sebastian Bach with the wit and happiness of Jaques Offenbach. FP May 6, 1868 in Paris with Maurice Ravel as soloist.

  7. Saint-Saens 'PC No 3

  8. Saint-Saens 'PC No 4 in c',Op 44
    Written in 1874. The work is scored in two movements, each in two parts.

  9. Saint-Saens Sym No. 3
    The Organ Sym No. 3 was composed in 1886 when SS was 76. It premiered in St. James Hall, London in May of 1886.

  10. Sammartini, Giovanni Battista 'Symphonies'
    The son of a French oboist who settled in Italy. He was born in Milan where he established his career and became maestro di cappella to the church for many years. He was an early symphonist and had compositions published in London and Paris.

  11. Satie, Eric (sah TEE') (17 MAY - 1866 - 1925)Fr

  12. SAXOPHONE, Classical music for

  13. Schoenberg, Arnold 'Concerto for Piano'

  14. Schoenberg 'Five Pieces for Orchestra'

  15. Schoenberg Pelleas and Melisande Symphonic Poem

  16. Schoenberg Survivor from Warsaw

  17. Schoenberg 'Variations for Orchestra'

  18. Schoenberg Verklarte nacht Transfigured Night

  19. Schrecker Irrelohe Opera

  20. Schubert, Franz

  21. Schuman, William American Festival Overture

  22. Schuman, Wm 'Fantsy for Cello and Orchestra: A Song of Orpheus

  23. Schuman, Wm New England Triptych: Three Pieces for Orchestra after William Billings

  24. Schuman, Wm Symphony No 1

  25. Schuman, Wm Symphony No 2

  26. Schuman, Wm Symphony No 3

  27. Schuman, Wm Sym No 4

  28. Schuman, Wm Sym No 5

  29. Schuman, Wm Sym No 6

  30. Schumann, Clara PC in a Op 7
    Clara Weick (VEEK) was born in 1819 and died in 1847. She was a popular concert pianist and wife of Robert Schumann. The second MMT was orchestrated by Robert from a concert piece she had written. She later added the two other mmts and did those orchestrations. She was 12 years old. Clara premiered the work in November of 1835 with Felix Mendelssohn conducting.

  31. Schumann, Robert

  32. Scriabin, Alexander, (1872- 1915) Poem of Ecstacy

  33. Scriabin Promethius, Poem of Fire

  34. Scriabin, Sonatas 6-8
    His last sonatas composed 1911-13. All in single mmts. No 9 in F, known as Black Mass because of its dark sound. It was said to be is favourite and played it almost as much as his third.

  35. Scriabin, Sym No 2
    Was written in 1896, when Scriabin was twenty-four, but never published in his own lifetime. His Second Symphony, which took him well over a year to complete, is part of a small output of orchestral music.

  36. Sessions, Roger Sym No 8

  37. Shapiro Symphony for Classical Orchestra

  38. Shostakovich, Dmitry (1906 - 1975)

  39. Sibelius, Jean

  40. Smetana, Bedrich
    Bartered Bride

  41. Smetana
    Ma Vlast 'My Fatherland'
    Czech composer Bedrich Smetana composed his Cycle of Symphonic Poems in December of 1874. This work of five tone poems, became Ma Vlast (My Country, or My Fatherland). Vysehrad The Royal Castle, Vltava is the second movement with the feeling of an imaginary journey along the banks of the Moldau (MOYL dow) River which flows through Czechoslovakia into the city of Prague. The third movement is Sarka Fourth From Bohemia's Woods and Fields Fifth Tabor and Sixth Blanik.

  42. Sondheim, Stephen

  43. The Works of John Philip Sousa

  44. Stamitz Sym No 1 in G
    Johann Stamitz was the founder of the Mannheim School, one of the principle German centers of symphonic composition from 1740 onwards. Under the leadership of Stamitz, the Mannheim orchestra became well known all over Europe for its' virtuosity. They exploited the dynamic range from the softest pianissimo to the loudest fortissimo and became famous for the thrilling sound of its' crescendo. This is the first of 50 symphonies Stamitz was to compose.

  45. Stanley Trumpet Voluntary
    Stanlet lived between 1713 anmd 1786. A contemporary of Handel and a friend of the English composer, Standley was blind from childhood. He was an organist of the Temple Church in London for over a half century.

  46. Stockhausen, Karlheinz Hymnen

  47. Stockhausen Kontrapunkte

  48. Stamitz Sinfonia Concertante in D
    Johann Karl Stamitz was a traveling virtuoso as well as a composer. He was a violinist and violist with the Mannheim orchestra from 1762 thru 1770. He died in November 1801.

  49. Still Miniatures
    Perhaps the most influential of Black composers, William Grant Still, based much of his music on folksongs, black as well as other ethnic origins such as he did for this work including titles 'I Rode an Old Paint' and 'A Frog Went a Courtin'.

  50. Stradella 'Sonata for trumpet'
    This Italian composer was born in 1645. His dramatic life story has made him a hero in a few operas. He was an opera compser himself. He scored Oratorios and early concerti grossi. He died in 1682.

  51. Strauss, Johann II (1825-1899) Blue Danube Waltz
    The Beautiful Blue Danube, waltz was composed in 1867. FP in Vienna in 1867 with chorus and orchestra. The public liked the waltz, but failed to like the lyrics. After the divorce of the lyrics from the melody the waltz came into it's own especially after the performance at Napoleon III's 1867 exhibition in Paris. Shortly afterwards it was being played by every cafe and salon orchestra.

  52. Strauss, J Waldmeister Overture
    The VALD' Meister is a fragrant forest herb used in a special spring drink of northern Europe. Brahms made an orchestral arrangement of this Overture, he was a J Strauss admirere. The Operetta was FP at the Teatre An Der Wein in 1895.

  53. Strauss, Richard

  54. Stravinsky, Igor

  55. Sullivan, Sir Arthur Overture de Ballo
    Collaboration with W.M.S. Gilbert on many light operas engineered by Richard D'Oyly Carte. This one from 1870.

  56. Suppe Pique Dame
    This overture survives from the 1864 Opera, 'The Queen of Spades'. Not to be confused with the work of Tchaikovsky which came later in the 19th century. It was based on the same Pushkin story about a sinister old cardshark who takes her secrets to the grave and returns as a ghost to taunt her murderer to suicide.

  57. Suppe Poet and Peasant Overture
    This overture was not written for an opera, although Franz Von Suppe was a well known opera composer in the mid-19th century. 'The Poet and Peasant' Overture was written in 1854 for a play of the same name. The overture is still popular although the incidental music and the play itself are not performed.

  58. Suppe Queen of Spades
    The opera was FP in Austria in 1865. It was a revised version of his unsuccessful comic opera The Fortune Teller of 1862.

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