Thursday, January 4, 2018

Someone to Watch in 2018

Thomas Simaku - composer - b. 1958


When Thoma (Thomas) Simaku first came to the UK from Albania in 1991 it was the beginning of a long and fruitful friendship with Emerson Edition. Little did we anticipate the musical heights he would achieve in subsequent years.The first work we published was his haunting Nokturn for clarinet and piano, which has been a favourite with clarinettists ever since. Fortunately for us he produced several more wind pieces before the big world took over, and he was able to develop his full potential internationally. He has been winning awards and prizes ever since. In 2013 he won the International Competition for Lutoslawski's 100th Birthday with Concerto for Orchestra. It was chosen from 160 compositions submitted anonymously from 37 countries. He now holds a senior position as Reader in Composition at the University of York.

EMERSON EDITION WIND PUBLICATIONS

FLUTE
Sea Images - flute & piano
From Across the Sea - flute trio
CLARINET
Nokturn - clarinet & piano
Four Wedding Songs and a Dance - clarinet & piano
Tanglewood Trio - clarinet, viola, piano
BASSOON
Andante & Scherzo - 4 bassoons
HORN
Six Albanian Folk-Songs - horn & piano
BRASS CHOIR
The Eagles - 4 tpt, hn, 4 tbn, tba
WIND ENSEMBLE
Elephas Maximus - 2fl, 2ob, 2cl, 2bn, cbn, 2hn


UNIVERSITY of YORK MUSIC PUBLICATIONS


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