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Symphony #2 “Cascade” by P. Neher

New and hot-off-the-press, ISG Publications presents: Patrick Neher’s Symphony #2 “Cascade” (2016) in one movement.  This 23 minute tour-de-force requires a rather large Classical orchestra with virtuosic players, particularly in the strings, wood winds and percussion.   A demo CD is available (gratis) as are study score, performance score and orchestral parts (rental or purchase). “Symphony #2 ‘Cascade’ is a… (more…)

Concerto #2 for Contrabass and Orchestra (2016)

Patrick Neher has very recently completed his second concerto for contrabass and orchestra. He also has recorded it, along with Concerto #1 “Pop” on a new demo CD produced by ISG Publications and Bellingham Technical Orchestra (available now).  If you want a demo copy of the CD, please use our inquiry page. Concerto #2 is a bit more “serious” than… (more…)

Neher – Antique Furnishings, Tone Poem for Symphony Orchestra

Patrick Neher’s first symphonic work, recentlypublished by ISG Publications, is “Antique Furnishings”, a Symphonic Poem in Olden Styles. Composed in 2016 for full symphony orchestra, each movement musically describes a lavishly furnished room in a Victorian mansion, and the human interaction that, perhaps in a romantic novel, occurs in each room. The first movement is titled,  Gentlemen’s Parlor – Allegro… (more…)

The First Double Bass Concerto!

  Patrick Neher has just finished writing his first concerto for double bass. Concerto #1 “Pop” for Contrabass and Orchestra is three movements, playful, energetic, and “not too long”  (12:00 minutes). It is contemporary sounding but very accessible on first hearing with catchy melodies. It is an exciting new piece for the double bass repertory! Patrick Neher plays Concerto #1 “Pop”… (more…)

Romance for Violin and Piano – Neher

Patrick Neher’s latest commission is a virtuosic yet playful Romance for Violin and Piano, written for L.P. How, violinist, and Debra Ayers, pianist. – both residents of Santa Fe, New Mexico and internationally acclaimed soloists and chamber musicians. The three-movement composition explores the entire range of both instruments in somewhat jazzy style for the second movement, and in neo-romantic rhapsodic… (more…)

Character Waltzes for Bass and Piano

ISG Publications announces the release of Patrick Neher’s Character Waltzes for Double Bass and Piano. This new work, composed in 2014, is approximately 10 minutes and is four lyrical and short waltzes based on theatrical characters (there are “Izia”, “Marco”, “Frankie”,  and “Josephine”) . The level of challenge is rated at 8 (out of 10) for the composition’s use of… (more…)

Trio ‘Mimi’ for oboe, violin, double bass

Trio ‘Mimi’ for oboe, violin, and double bass is Patrick Neher’s newest chamber music composition, and is playfully described as a “mini-operetta.”  It combines three character roles (where each player must speak and/or sing a bit – along with skillfully playing their instrument) in a short drama about Mimi, the cat. Trio ‘Mimi’ is in one movement divided into four… (more…)

CD: “Patrick Neher – Ensemble!”

NOW AVAILABLE! Sponsored by ISG Music Promotions, Patrick Neher has produced a new CD. His latest CD is a project focused on recording rarely performed or recorded compositions for bass in small ensembles (duets, trios, quartets and more). The compositions on the new album are from a variety of eras and composers, including Dittersdorf, Bottesini, Vanhall, J.S. Bach, Saint-Saens, and… (more…)

New Release: Dittersdorf Sonata for viola & contrabass, or 2 basses

Karl Ditters Von Dittersdorf composed this Sonata in Eb for viola and contrabass sometime in the 1780s. This new edition is a completely revised editing and arrangement of the work. The editing, done by Patrick Neher, professor of music, takes into account the two existing scores of the piece and adapts much to accommodate the modern double bass. It is… (more…)