Catalog of Modern Music

Meyer Catalog

Chamber Orchestra Repertoire

Researching chamber orchestra repertoire for your next concert? Looking for a piece that will fit your available instrumentation just right? Browsing through some compositions to see what is available?

Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble Repertoire provides conductors, music administrators and librarians with the complete performance information of almost 4000 pieces by more than 1100 composers.

 

“A must! This wonderful tool comes as a very helpful companion for programming and researching repertoire for chamber orchestra”.

Ludovic Morlot, Conductor

 

“Thorough, intelligent and incredibly well organized, Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble Repertoire by Dirk Meyer will surely be an indispensable source of information for all musicians – orchestra leaders, chamber musicians, musicologists and students alike!”

Vadim Gluzman, Violinist

 

As a Catalog of Modern Music, this book is the first of its kind to focus exclusively on music written in the 20th and 21st centuries. The extended appendix enables the user to search for repertoire according to many different categories, including:

  • Instrumentation (either by specific instrumentation or by the larger categories: string orchestra, chamber orchestra, ensemble)
  • Solo Instruments
  • Duration
  • 21. Century Repertoire
  • Compositions that use Electronics

The appendix also provides a list of arrangements that were made by Arnold Schönberg’s Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen (Society for Private Musical Performances). These gems of the chamber orchestra repertoire feature ensemble arrangements of works so diverse as Debussy’s Prélude à L’aprés-midi d’un faune or Bruckner’s Symphony No.7 and Johann Strauss’ Emperor Waltzes.

The catalog is completed with a list of publishers, a bibliography of books and web resources, and a foreword by David Daniels.

 

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“I couldn’t think of a more useful and needed book! This catalog is concise and practical. The different classifications, categories and cross references make it easy to use. It’s an invaluable tool to find specific works, in order to program or record them.”

Miguel del Aguila, Composer

 

“This extremely comprehensive and user-friendly guide significantly serves the interests of adventurous spirits performing and programming 20th and 21st century repertoire — and of the music itself. Contemporary composers and performers alike owe a debt of gratitude to Maestro Meyer for this extraordinary achievement.”

Paul Moravec, Composer