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Consortium Announcement for new Sonata by Daniel Baldwin

Saturday, July 12, 2014 4:37 PM
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Dear Colleagues,

I would like to announce an exciting commissioning opportunity with world-renowned composer Daniel Baldwin. This project will commission Daniel to write a Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano.

This new Sonata will be approximately 15 minutes in duration. The flavor of the work will be in his typical neo-romantic style with long lyrical lines and beautiful sonorities comparable to the music of Barber, Vaughan Williams, or Copland.

In the past few years, Daniel has written major works for some some of the top performing artists in the world to include concertos for members of the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, and National Symphony among many others.  His music has been performed at many prestigious venues around the world including the Midwest Clinic, MENC National Conference, Isisi (Italy) Music Festival, Carnegie Hall, and at the International conferences of the associations of flute, clarinet, double reeds, horn, trombone, and tuba. His Triple Concerto for 2 Bassoons, Rock Band, and Wind Ensemble will be performed at the IDRS conference in August by the West Point Band. He is currently working on Concertos for several prominent musicians (including Joseph Alessi of the NY Phil). He has written Sonatas for oboe, bassoon, contrabassoon, horn, and violin. These have been performed many times around the world in countries such as Belgium, England, Australia, Japan, China, Canada, Italy, Costa Rica, and Germany, just to name a few.

With this new project, commissioners will have a chance to be part of the creation of a major new solo work and be recognized in the score for their contribution.

All participants will be listed on the title page as contributors with their affiliation; they also will receive a solo part and piano score. All participants will have a one-year exclusivity agreement on performances before the piece is made available for the general public (the piece will be commercially published at the conclusion of the exclusivity agreement). Once we get a number of people signed up, Daniel would anticipate completing the Sonata by August, 2015.  The exclusivity period for programming your premiere performance would extend through the summer of 2016.

There are three levels of participation in this project:

Silver Level: $50....gets you the score and part for the new Sonata and your name included as a contributor.

Gold level: $100.....gets you the score and part for the new Sonata and your name moved to the top of the contributor list in a special "gold contributor" listing.

Platinum level: $500.....gets you the score and part for the new Sonata, your name listed in the gold level listing, and your name printed in the  dedication above the title on the first page of the music.

If you would like to participate, please send your contribution now directly to Daniel (check or money order made out to Daniel Baldwin):

Daniel Baldwin
912 F Street
Lincoln, NE 68508

You may also use PayPal to submit your contribution. Send to

For more information on Daniel and his music, please visit his website:


Or visit YouTube to hear a recordings of his music.

"As the Sun Sets" for Saxophone Choir


"Landscapes" for clarinet, bassoon, horn, and piano, (or search YouTube for "Landscapes by Daniel Baldwin"):


You can hear Daniel's works on the following recordings:

"Into the 20th Century", Jeffrey Powers, Horn
"Buffalo Ballads,” Heidi Huseman Dewally, oboe and english horn
"Double Reed Music of Daniel Baldwin"
"Vocalise," Scott Pool, bassoon

If you are unfamiliar with Daniel's music, you may hear more representative works at the following publisher website:


If you would like to visit with Daniel, feel free to email him at :

daniel@danielbaldwincomposer.net or call at 620-805-9555

If interested in this commission project, please contact me at:



Bob Fuson


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