NewMusicShelf Anthologies of New Music

NewMusicShelf introduces its line of Anthologies of New Music written by living composers and curated by professional performers.

The NewMusicShelf Anthologies of New Music are a bold, new publishing initiative aimed at bringing new and unknown composers and repertoire to student and professional performers alike. With an emphasis on works not found in the traditional publishing ecosystem, each volume is curated by performers who have a reputation for championing new music, with an eye toward selecting works with a range of styles and difficulties that are suitable for concert and recital performance.

With this innovative mode of publishing, NewMusicShelf advocates for self-published composers in a way previously unheard of in the realm of classical music: all self-published composers retain full ownership of their work while earning a generous royalty on every sale. Your support of this project directly benefits these composers, and also helps NewMusicShelf to continue to promote the works of the many excellent composers writing today. We encourage you to explore these composers’ catalogs in greater depth, and hope that these songs inspire many fruitful and rewarding collaborations!

NewMusicShelf Anthology of New Music for Soprano, Vol. 1

Curated by Laura Strickling

Twenty songs for soprano and piano

Including works by: John Arrigo-Nelson, Paul Ayres, Clint Borzoni, Mark Buller, Martin Bussey, Emerson Eads, Evan Fein, Daniel Felsenfeld, Jodi Goble, Juliana Hall, Gordon Kerry, Joshua Lindsay, Cecilia Livingston, Ray Lustig, Carrie Magin, James Matheson, James Primosch, Behzad Ranjbaran, William Toutant, and Theodore Wiprud.

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NewMusicShelf Anthology of New Music for Mezzo-Soprano, Vol. 1

Curated by Megan Ihnen

Twenty songs for mezzo-soprano and piano

Including works by: Michael Betteridge, Mark Buller, Stephen DeCesare, Douglas Fisk, Matt Frey, Jodi Goble, Ricky Ian Gordon, Cara Haxo, Cameron Lam, Cecilia Livingston, Shona Mackay, Tony Manfredonia, Nicole Murphy, Eric Pazdziora, Frances Pollock, Julia Seeholzer, Alan Thiesen, Dennis Tobenski, Moe Touizrar, and Ed Windels.

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NewMusicShelf Anthology of New Music for Tenor, Vol. 1

Curated by Dennis Tobenski

Twenty songs for tenor and piano

Including works by: Paul Ayres, Chester Biscardi, Clint Borzoni, Steven Burke, Daniel Gilliam, Juliana Hall, Drew Hemenger, Garrett Hope, Rory Johnston, David Leisner, Lisa Neher, Frank J. Oteri, Gabrielle Owens, Darien Shulman, Dennis Tobenski, Craig Urquhart, Philip Wharton, Scott Wheeler, David Wolfson, and Roger Zahab.

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NewMusicShelf Anthology of New Music for Baritone, Vol. 1

Curated by Michael Kelly

Twenty songs for baritone and piano

Including works by: Victoria Bond, Martin Bussey, D. Edward Davis, Daniel Felsenfeld, Cara Haxo, Chia-Yu Hsu, David Leisner, Carrie Magin, Allen McCullough, Ryan Molloy, Ben Moore, Gabrielle Owens, Paul Salerni, Harry Stafylakis, Margret Tesch-Muller, Craig Urquhart, Mark Weiser, Philip Wharton, Scott Wheeler, and David Wolfson.

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NewMusicShelf Anthology of New Music for Alto Saxophone, Vol. 1

Curated by Alan Theisen

Sixteen works for alto saxophone and piano

Including works by: Stephanie Ann Boyd, Wes Flinn, George N. Gianopoulos, Anthony R. Green, Chia-Yu hsu, Lori Laitman, Quinn Mason, Aaron Jay Myers, Garrett Shatzer, Clare Shore, Aleks Sternsfeld-Dunn, Alan Theisen, Cassie Wieland, Chelsea Williamson, Tetsuya Yamamoto, and Roger Zare.

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