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Camellia Music
485 Winthrop Lane
Saginaw, Michigan 48638

989-792-4544

Price NATIONAL FEDERATION PIANO DUETS 2016-2017
$Engel Nacht/Midnight Ride (These come together in one set, $3 includes both. Please take that into account when ordering quantities.)

The Happy Shuffle

Silent Night

Amazing Grace

The duets are $3, except for Engel Nacht/Midnight Ride, which are $3 for both together.

Shipping depends on weight and speed. Priority Mail is $7 to ship up to 10 sets. More sets will cost more by Priority Mail. Media Mail, $3.95 will also cover about 10 sets in weight. It is less but takes about a week. Please send your order by e-mail at cathpiano@aol.com, indicate your shipping preference and I will let you know your total and shipping cost.
Price CHORAL WORKS
$Dog Chronicles: Originally scored for soprano, clarinet, flute and piano, this has been very successfully adapted for choir. Five movements, total length about 11 mintues. Please see description in the library under flute music. $10 per choral score. Conductor score $25, includes parts for flute and clarinet.
$Le Porte Del Paradiso: This can be ordered in several ways:
Woodwind Quintet movements (Sarah, Solomon, Jericho), score and parts $45
Brass Quintet movements (David, Moses), score and parts $35
Choral Movements (Beginning, Cain, Noah, Jacob, Deliverance, Benediction) available as rental, $125, includes up to 50 octavo parts, plus score and wind parts.
Entire piece, $200 rental only
$Seven Saints and Sinners: Please see library for description. Available as rental, up to 50 octavo parts, score and wind parts $150. For purchase, $300
Price PIANO SOLO
$6.95Portraits by Catherine McMichael. Contents include: As She Was, The Three Hags, Ophelia, Proud Titania
Price PIANO DUETS AND TRIOS
$6.95Christmas Around The Keyboard: Duet and Trio Settings Of Favorite Family Carols - The Green Book (Years 1-3) by Catherine McMichael. Sample: Away In The Manger, Sample: We Wish You A Merry Christmas
$6.95Christmas Around The Keyboard: Duet and Trio Settings Of Favorite Family Carols - The Red Book (Years 1-5) by Catherine McMichael. Sample: Good King Wenceslas, Sample: We Three Kings
$6.95Christmas Around The Keyboard: Duet and Trio Settings Of Favorite Family Carols - The Gold Book (Years 1-7) by Catherine McMichael. Sample: Carol Of The Bells, Sample: What Child Is This?
Price PIANO DUETS (Non-Suzuki)
$4.95Ballad of Siobhan ni Laoghaire: haunting, based on an ancient Irish tune. Derived from the handbell piece from the same name. Intermediate to advanced.
$4.95I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen: Contemplative, warm arrangement of a romantic classic. Intermediate to advanced.
$4.95Proud Titania: arranged from the piece of the same name in the Rose Quartet for piano and strings. Noble, majestic and lovely. Wonderful as a processional or other ceremonial use. Intermediate to advanced.
$4.95Silent Night: Impressionistic, meditative and full of the stars above. Intermediate to advanced.
Price ONE PIANO - FOUR HANDS
$9.95Companion Pieces To Accompany The Suzuki ™ Piano Repertoire - Book 1 by Catherine McMichael. Sample: Twinkle A
$9.95Companion Pieces To Accompany The Suzuki ™ Piano Repertoire - Book 2 by Catherine McMichael. Sample: A Short Story
$9.95Companion Pieces To Accompany The Suzuki ™ Piano Repertoire - Book 3 by Catherine McMichael. Sample: Sonatina Op. 36 #1, Clementi
$9.95The Keyboard Home Companion: Easy Duets At One Piano To Accompany Suzuki ™ Volume 1 by Catherine McMichael. Sample: Little Playmates
$9.95The Keyboard Home Companion: Easy Duets At One Piano To Accompany Suzuki ™ Volume 2 by Catherine McMichael. Sample: Arietta
Price TWO PIANOS - FOUR HANDS
$9.95Companion Pieces To Accompany The Suzuki ™ Piano Repertoire - Book 1 by Catherine McMichael. Sample: Christmas Day Secrets
$9.95Companion Pieces To Accompany The Suzuki ™ Piano Repertoire - Book 2 by Catherine McMichael. Sample: Sonatina in G, Beethoven
$9.95Companion Pieces To Accompany The Suzuki ™ Piano Repertoire - Book 3 by Catherine McMichael. Sample: Sonatina Op. 36 #3, Clementi
$9.95Companion Pieces To Accompany The Suzuki ™ Piano Repertoire - Book 4 by Catherine McMichael. Sample: Gavotte, Bach
Price PIANO AND STRINGS
$15.00A Life In The Sun: Piano Quartet, premiered August, 1997
$15.00Aria and Scherzo: Piano quintet (Piano plus string quartet). Two movements, written for 5 musical, upper intermediate student friends who played together at music workshops every summer. Aria is haunting, melancholy and full of melodic moments for every part. Scherzo is jagged, rhythmic and inspired by Shostakovich. Everyone who plays this loves it, and everyone who hears it wants to hear it again. Total length about 6 minutes.
$3.00Companion Triolets to accompany the Suzuki Piano Repertoire: Delightful arrangements for violin and cello to accompany the Suzuki piano repertoire. Pieces are available separately at $3 apiece (+ shipping) which includes score and string parts. No minimum or maximum. String parts are not elementary level. Accompaniments are available for most of Book 1, most of Book 2, some of Book 3 and 4, and for other standard repertoire for upper intermediate to advanced students. Click here to view available arrangements.
$9.95Fitzwilliam Folio - Volume 1: Selections from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book arranged for Violin, Cello and Piano by Catherine McMichael. (Intermediate Level) Includes:
Alman - William Byrd
The Fall Of The Leafe - Martin Peerson
The Carman's Whistle - William Byrd
$9.95Fitzwilliam Folio - Volume 2: Selections from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book arranged for Violin, Cello and Piano by Catherine McMichael. (Intermediate Level) Includes:
The King's Hunting Jig - John Bull
Air Tendre - Jean Baptiste Lully
Nobodye's Gigge - Richard Farnaby
$9.95Globe Quintet: Distinctive Original Compositions for String Quartet and Piano from The Chamber Music Companion Series by Catherine McMichael. (Upper Intermediate Level) Includes: Julius Caesar, Ophelia, Othello, The Three Hags
$9.95Little Songs From The Prairie: Traditional American Melodies arranged for String Quartet (or 3 Violins, Cello and Piano) from The Chamber Music Companion Series by Rod Bieber and Catherine McMichael. (Advanced Beginner Level) Includes: America, Home On The Range, On Top Of Old Smokey, Red River Valley, Simple Gifts, We Gather Together
$18.00Northern Lights: Piano quintet (Piano plus string quartet) with optional easy Violin 3, Cello 2 parts and optional flute (not elementary, but at the level of the rest of the string parts). Written for the SE Minnesota Suzuki Association students and inspired by art at the Mayo Clinic. Spherical Blue is joyful, bright, and conversational. Streamliners is a long-lined lovely melody atop a bubbling piano accompaniment. Doves of Peace is contemplative, soaring and warm. Upper intermediate to advanced players. Total length about 9 minutes.
$12.95Rose Quartet: 20th anniversary edition of these distinctive original compositions for 2 Violins, Cello and Piano, with optional violin 3 or viola part now added in the score and with its own separate part. These have been played all over the world. Intermediate Level. Includes: Stonewell Perpetual, Pax, Yeoman, Proud Titania
$15.00Serenada Romanesca: 6 minute piano trio (piano, violin and cello) of standard repertoire level. Romantic, soaring melodies for all instruments, with a lively Bartokian middle section, returning to the rhapsodic first theme at the end. Gorgeous and fun to play.
$15.00Suite for the Sweets, for 2 violins and piano, with optional cello and percussion parts. 3 movements entitled Calypso, Serenade, Celtic Queen. Rhythmic, tuneful and fun. Great for solo, group or family music-making. Violin parts are intermediate to advanced, piano and cello parts are intermediate level. Duration 9½ minutes.
$20.00Summits for Violin, Cello and Piano by Catherine McMichael. The four movements are homage to glorious mountains around the world. (Advanced Level) Includes:
Kenai, Algonquin, Bryn-Y-Celyn, and Uluru
$9.95Trio Delights - Volume 1: Keyboard Masterpieces arranged for Violin, Cello and Piano by Catherine McMichael. (Advanced Level) Includes:
The New Sa-Hoo - Giles Farnaby
Sarabande - Handel
Contra-Dance - Ludwig van Beethoven
$9.95Trio Delights - Volume 2: Keyboard Masterpieces arranged for Violin, Cello and Piano by Catherine McMichael. (Advanced Level) Includes:
Dr. Bull's My Selfe - John Bull
Courante - Jean Baptiste Lully
Rondo Capriccioso - Ludwig van Beethoven
Price CONCERT BAND
$New Rigged Ship / Jefferson & Liberty Level 3 concert band piece written to commemorate the 2004 bicentenniel of the Lewis & Clark expedition. Very well suited for concert programs, especially those with American themes. This short medley features two fiddle tunes very popular at the time of their journey, and undoubtedly played on the trail. New Rigged Ship was a popular contra-dance tune and Jefferson & Liberty was Thomas Jefferson's campaign song during the presidential race of 1800! Part of a new series produced by C. Alan Publications called the Maestro Band Series, to make fine good quality band music available to younger ensembles. Available Spring 2004.
$Sapphire Concerto - for Alto Saxophone and Concert Band
12 minute one movement work with 3 sections. Virtuosic, appealing, dramatic.
$Woodland Serenade and Rondo - for Alto Saxophone and Concert Band
6 minute, 1 movement work, with a lovely melodic opening, jazzy second part. Features the percussion section.
Price FLUTE QUARTET/CHOIR
$Beach Music Ten minute, one movement work. Impressionistic in nature.
$15.00Contra Songs: featuring the Contrabass flute, with support from flute trio (C, alto, bass). Also adapted for Bass flute, with support from Piccolo, C and alto. Three movements. A Work Song, A Love Song, A Play Song. Truly fun stuff. Call and response, melodic, some fun effects and certain to be a program stand-out. Total length about 6 minutes.
$Salt Of The Earth Three movement work inspired by the land and people of Oklahoma.
Price FLUTE SOLO AND PIANO
$As She Was A lovely serenade for flute and piano, suitable for meditation, concert or church.
Price HANDBELLS
$4.95Ballad of Siobhan ni Laoghaire (She-VAHN nee Leary) Haunting ancient Celtic melody recast for bells, 3-5 octaves and optional 3 oct. chimes. Level 3+.
(View printable score sample)
$5.95Be Thou My Vision: one of the most well-loved hymns in the world, often this tune is sweet. This arrangement is all about POWER, with fabulous harmonies underneath the familiar tune. Opening deceptively calm, each verse gets progressively more dramatic. The climactic section uses descending triplet lines between big bass chords and doubled treble lines. Level V.
(View printable score sample)
$6.95Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity: for 5-7 octaves of bells and 3-5 octaves of optional chimes: very closely based upon the Elgar orchestral piece, with much more thematic material than just the famous Thaxton hymn tune. This is a tour-de-force of virtuosity and drama, idiomatic for bells and very fun to play. 210 measures, Level V+.
(View printable score sample)
$5.95Sarah At The Tent: derived from the movement from Le Porte del Paradiso. This opens with a haunting e minor melody, echoed in all octaves, and proceeds to a gentle waltz in the middle. Lovely and gentle. Level IV.
(View printable score sample)
Price HARP
$45.00The Way To The Stars (Le Chemin Aux Étoiles): A harp concerto for upper intermediate harp and intermediate string orchestra. 2 movements, 7 minutes. Esperance and Fidele (Hope and Faith) are the two movements. Beautifully arpeggiated harp figures in the first movement, lively dance-like rhythms in the second.
Price ORCHESTRAL MUSIC
$35Lore of the Dreamcatcher: commissioned for the 75th anniversary of the Michigan State Band and Orchestra Association and premiered at the state conference in January, 2009. Two movements, The Eagle and the Owl. 8 min. total duration, for upper middle school or lower high school level. Includes optional harp.
$200A Joyful Noise: Commissioned by the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra to celebrate its 70th anniversary. Three movements: Unto the Hills, By the Rivers of Babylon, Upon the Wings of the Wind. Full orchestra, including oboe d'amour, celeste, multiple percussion including tam-tam. Absolutely gorgeous. Score and parts for purchase $200
$75Cape Breton Postcard: arranged for community level orchestra. $75 for score and parts.
Price SOLO VOICE, PIANO, AND ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENTS
$12.00Scores Of Love - Three Songs For Tenor Voice, Alto Saxophone and Piano by Catherine McMichael. A commissioned work by saxophonist Lynn Klock of the University Of Massachusetts at Amherst. Based on the words of American poets, the work includes:
Love at 20: Love Is Not All - Edna St. Vincent Millay
Love at 40: April Rain Song - Langston Hughes
Love at 60: Send Her A Valentine - Edgar A. Guest
$7.00Stopping By Woods: for solo tenor voice, piano and soprano saxophone. This piece has travelled the world as a choral piece. It works just as well for solo voice, and on the plus side, it's portable!
Price SAXOPHONE
$20.00Fusion Suite for baritone saxophone and piano. Alternate parts for alto. 3 movements entitled Fusion, August Beguine, Cygnus and Aquila. Driving, intense, romantic, ethereal, gorgeous. Exploits the entire range of the saxophone. Advanced level for both instruments. Challenging and rewarding duo piece. Duration 10½ minutes.
$20.00Suite Michigama: 3 movements with piano. Steel Blue (uses soprano saxophone), Chrome, Forest Green, (two final mvts use alto). Challenges range and dexterity. A blast to play, gritty and gorgeous. A mix of passionate ballad, scherzo and jazz. Camellia Music pub.
Price SOLO WINDS WITH PIANO
$12.00Finding Peace: for English horn and piano, also available for alto saxophone and piano. 4 minute contemplation on beautiful nature. Evocative, impressionistic, gentle.
$15.00For Hope: One movement portrait for bass clarinet and piano in three connected sections. Driving and rhythmic, and full of soaring melody. Lots of 5/8 and 3/4 alternating measures. Range is conservative, but broad. Piano is an equal partner. No gratuitious showy stuff, but a great piece if you're looking for something you can sink your teeth into and still show off. About 6½ minutes.
$15.00On A Snowy Evening: for soprano saxophone, horn and piano. Adapted from the beautiful setting for SATB of Stopping By Woods, On A Snowy Evening is a 5 minute meditation. Advanced level.
$20.00Sapphire Concerto: alto saxophone and piano. See description under concert band. A true duo concertante, very hot for two terrific players.
$12.00Serenade and Jive: two movements for intermediate piano, flute and horn. Melodic, rhythmic and fun. Total time for both movements is about 3½ minutes. Perfect for your talented young student.
$15.00Sword Dancer: for oboe and piano, also adapted for soprano saxophone. Please see description in library of all works.
$15.00Woodland Serenade: see description under concert band. Alto saxophone and piano, beautiful duo piece.
Price STRINGS
$35.00Lore of the Dreamcatcher: see description under Orchestral Music.
$12.00Pragmatic Duo: Violin duet in three short movements inspired by the book "Plato and the Platypus Walk Into a Bar", with philosophical tongue-in-cheek titles based on principles discussed: Essentialism, Plato's Virtue and Zeno's Paradox. Violin 2 part has two additional options: guitar chords in movement 1, and a spoken part (a joke) to go along with playing, in movement 2. Lighthearted, intermediate level, with a nod to the iconic Bartok violin duos. Total time for all three movements, 3½ minutes.
$9.95Quartets For Christmas - Volume 1: Traditional Favorites arranged for String Quartet or String Orchestra with Viola/Violin parts included, by Catherine McMichael. (Intermediate Level) Includes:
Jingle Bells, Carol Of The Bells
$9.95Quartets For Christmas - Volume 2: Traditional Favorites arranged for String Quartet or String Orchestra with Viola/Violin parts included, by Catherine McMichael. (Intermediate Level) Includes:
Angels We Have Heard On High, Silent Night
Price COMPACT DISC RECORDINGS
$12.00American Voices (World Premier) by Catherine McMichael, a commissioned work by The Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Chorale and Orchestra. Paul Stanbery conducting.
$12.00Seven Saints And Sinners, an original orchestral work by Catherine McMichael commissioned by Saginaw Valley State University's Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Gallery in celebration of the 90th year of Marshall Fredericks and the gallery's 10th anniversary. Recordings and artists on the album include:
The Seven Saints And Sinners - The Midland Camerata Singers, Saginaw Choral Society and Valley Woodwind Quintet. Tamara Grefe, pianist.
Floris - Flûtée
Legends From The Greenwood - Flûtée
$12.00Tower Brass Quintet: Emma's Christmas featuring the Basque Noel: Traditional Basque Carols by Catherine McMichael

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