publishing American Music since 1961 - now including GEMINI PRESS

DANIEL DORFF's music for flute and piccolo has entered the standard repertoire for those instruments, and is frequently performed and recorded worldwide. He has written 7 commissioned works for the Philadelphia Orchestra's education department, and the Minnesota Orchestra's Kinder Konzert series has performed his music over 200 times.  Highlights of 2015 and 2016 include 11 performances of Three Fun Fables by the Philadelphia Orchestra and Utah Symphony, and 38 performances of Goldilocks and the Three Bears on the Minnesota Orchestra's Kinder Konzerts.

Dorff's works have been performed by the Atlanta Opera (60 performances), Baltimore Symphony (32 performances), Pittsburgh Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Aspen Music Festival, Spoleto Festival, and Eastman Wind Ensemble; chamber concerts of the Chicago Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, and Oregon Symphony; on the Chicago Symphony Radiothon, by clarinetists of the Chicago Symphony and Berlin Philharmonic, by pianist Marc-André Hamelin, flutists Jean-Pierre Rampal, Walfrid Kujala, Donald Peck, and Denis Bouriakov; and conducted by maestros Alan Gilbert and Wolfgang Sawallisch.


Other commissions have come from piccolo legends Walfrid Kujala and Sarah Jackson, the Colorado Symphony's Up Close and Musical series, Sacramento Symphony, Young Audiences, American Composers Forum, Ithaca College School of Music, Symphony in C, Flute Society of Washington, and other organizations. Dorff has also created arrangements for Sir James Galway and pop musicians Keith Emerson and Lisa Loeb. 

Recent and upcoming premieres include:
-- Invention after BWV 1013 for two flutes, premiered by Jeffrey Khaner and Mimi Stillman
-- A Treeful of Monkeys, for Narrator, Clarinet, Violin, Horn, Percussion and Piano; commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra for their May 2015 Sound All Around series
-- Fireworks for Flute Orchestra, commissioned by the Flute Society of Washington for their 25th Anniversary Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention in February 2016, Reston VA.
-- Serenade for Flute and Harp, commissioned by the Sparx Flute & Harp Duo.
-- Folk Song Suite for two flutes, premiere by Ruth Mayhew Washington and Cindy Anne Broz, February 2017.
-- Desert Dusk for Alto Flute and Cello, premiere by Kimberly Reighley and Douglas McNames, May 2017.

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Daniel Dorff was born in New Rochelle, NY; acclaim came early with First Prize in the Aspen Music Festival's annual composers' competition at age 18 for his Fantasy, Scherzo and Nocturne for saxophone quartet. Dorff received degrees in composition from Cornell and University of Pennsylvania; teachers included George Crumb, George Rochberg, Karel Husa, Henry Brant, Ralph Shapey, Elie Siegmeister, and Richard Wernick. He studied saxophone with Sigurd Rascher. Dorff served from 1996 through 2015 as Composer-In-Residence for Symphony in C, in which he played bass clarinet from 1980 through 2002.

Daniel Dorff serves as VP of Publishing for Theodore Presser Company; he is a sought-after expert on music engraving and notation, having lectured at many colleges as well as Carnegie Hall, and advising the leading notation software companies. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Music Publishers' Association of the USA, the Executive Board of The Charles Ives Society, and has served on the board of the National Flute Association.

Dorff's compositions have been published by Theodore Presser Company, Carl Fischer, Lauren Keiser Music (formerly MMB),  Shawnee Press, Mel Bay, Kendor Music, Tenuto Publications, and Golden Music, and recorded on Bridge, Crystal, Albany, Azica, and many other labels.


Music by Daniel Dorff available from TENUTO PUBLICATIONS:

494-01337 ANDANTE CON VARIAZIONI for Flute & Clarinet ... 11.99
Set of Two Duo Scores
RECORDING on Albany Records TROY1404, performed by Leonard Garrison and Shannon Scott.

Program Notes
Excerpts from the CD:
     Variation 2
     Variation 5
494-01416 DANCES AND CANONS for Flute & Clarinet ... 11.99
Set of Two Duo Scores

RECORDING on Albany Records TROY1404, performed by Leonard Garrison and Shannon Scott.
Program Notes
Excerpts from the CD:
     4. Canon
     9. Dance

494-02684 DARK ROMANCE for 3 Bb Clarinets & Bass Clarinet 
(Quartet or Ensemble) ... 10.95
YOUTUBE Performance by Shenandoah University Clarinet Ensemble
494-02685 FANFARE FOR TWO TRUMPETS  ... 4.95  
Audio Excerpt (of midi demo)
for Saxophone Quartet (SATB) ... 14.95   
First Prize, Aspen Music Festival Composers' Competition, 1974.
RECORDED: Scherzo movement only, by the Harmo Saxophone Quartet (Japan), on the Orange Note label.
“One hopes that many college ensembles will add this interesting selection to the short list of American saxophone quartets.” 
           — MLA Notes (Steve Mauk), September 1979.
"The Fantasy is a lovely lyrical movement in medium tempo, followed by the fast, playful Scherzo. The slow Nocturne begins with a lovely duo for tenor and baritone saxophones. This is a dramatic and emotional movement... It's a good piece for both college students and professional players. The ensemble writing is excellent, with all four voices getting a chance to sing out. It is a remarkable work from such a young composer."
Susan Fancher, Saxophone Journal, September/October 2007
494-02866 OLD NEW BORROWED BLUE for Flute & Clarinet ... 13.95  
includes "Dances and Canons," "Three Little Waltzes," and "Andante con Variazioni."
RECORDING of all three works on Albany Records TROY1404, performed by Leonard Garrison and Shannon Scott.


494-02688 PEACEFUL JOURNEY for Cello & Piano ...  9.95  
Program Notes
494-02907 PERENNIALS for Flute, Clarinet in A, and Piano ... 24.99
Program Notes
– RECORDING on Albany TROY1404; Leonard Garrison flute, Shannon Scott clarinet, Rajung Yang piano.
Excerpts from the CD:
        from Mvt. 1, Joyous Overture
        from Mvt. 2, Romance
        from Mvt. 3, Scherzo
        from Mvt. 4, Winter Prayer
        from Mvt. 5, Spring Awakening



Cindy Anne Broz, Mark Margolies, and
Martin Amlin performing PERENNIALS
at the 2012 NFA convention.


494-02689 SUNSHINE RONDO for Violin & Piano ... 8.95  
Audio Excerpt
(11 Cartoons for Piano)... 14.95 
PREMIERE: Sheryl Lee, Carnegie Hall, February 25, 2007.
     1. A Hummingbird Hides on the Ceiling 
     2. Kissing Gouramis Get Chapped Lips 
     3. An Inchworm Converts to Metric 
     4. The Melancholy Collie (Lassie Sings the Blues) 
     5. A Tortoise Drinks Decaf and Falls Asleep 
     6. Centipedes Dance a Sarabande 
     7. A Color-blind Peacock Suffers Through Mating Season 
     8. Two Moths Fight Over an Old Flame 
     9. A Worm with Two Broken Hearts 
     10. An Injured Gerbil Goes to the Re-tail Store 
     11. Two Porcupines Try to Cuddle
Program Notes
491-00647 THREE JAPANESE SONGS for Voice and Piano ... 9.99
     1. Kokoro o komete
     2. Tobetara
     3. Yuki no uta
494-03014 THREE LITTLE WALTZES for Flute & Clarinet ... 11.99
Set of two duo scores
RECORDING on Albany Records TROY1404, performed by Leonard Garrison and Shannon Scott.
Program Notes
Excerpts from the CD:
     Opening of Little Waltz No. 1
     Ending of Little Waltz No. 2

494-02813 THREE ROMANCES for Flute & Clarinet ... 14.95    
RECORDING on Albany Records TROY1404, performed by Leonard Garrison and Shannon Scott.
Program Notes and Performance Suggestions
YOUTUBE of Cindy Anne Broz and Mark Margolies (complete), Temecula, CA
YOUTUBE of Lois Herbine and Arne Running at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center 
playing Mvt. 2 "Sultry"

Daniel Dorff and flutist Cindy Anne Broz
at the 2009 Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair
after performing THREE ROMANCES
in an all-Dorff recita

494-02853 TREES (after the poem by Joyce Kilmer)  
for solo Flute with Narration ... 6.95
Program Notes
Audio excerpts by Cindy Anne Broz:
Bars 1-30
Bars 108-139
494-02817 TWO CATS for Flute & Clarinet ... 13.95
Set of Two Duo Scores
RECORDING on Albany Records TROY1404, performed by Leonard Garrison and Shannon Scott.
Program Notes
Excerpts from the CD:
     from 1. Hootie
     from 2. Tiki


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last updated May 4, 2018