publishing American Music since 1961 - now including GEMINI PRESS

ordering information
what’s new?



WALTER S. HARTLEY was born in 1927 in Washington DC. He began composing at age 5 and was seriously dedicated to it by 16.  All his degrees are from the Eastman School of Music and University of Rochester.  Dr. Hartley’s teachers included Howard Hanson, Bernard Rogers, and Burrill Phillips.

Hartley taught at colleges in 5 states and is now composer-in-residence and Professor Emeritus at State University College, Fredonia, NY; he also taught piano and composition at Interlochen from 1956 to 1964.

His music has been played by leading orchestras, bands, ensembles, and soloists around the world, and much of his music has entered the standard literature, particularly for saxophone and low brass. Dr. Hartley’s music has earned many commissions and prizes, and much of it is commercially recorded. 

More information about Walter Hartley is available at

 Walter Hartley photo

Music by Walter Hartley available from TENUTO PUBLICATIONS:
494-00415 A PSALM CYCLE for Medium Voice, Flute, Piano ...  15.95  
494-00392 CONCERTINO for Tuba & Band  ...  45.00
RECORDED by John Turk, tuba; Cambridge (OH) High School Symphony Band, Max W. Treier, director, Mark Records MID-74-9
494-00110 CONCERTINO for Tuba & Piano Reduction  ... 21.99  
494-00046 CONCERTO for Alto Sax & Piano Reduction ... 19.95
CONCERTO for Alto Sax & Band  ...  rental
RECORDED by Fred Hemke, saxophone; Fenton (IL) High School Band, John Paynter, conductor, on Silver Crest MID-68-7
RECORDED by Randall Missmore, saxophone; West Virginia University Wind Ensemble, Don Wilcox, conductor, on Silver Crest CBD-77-2
RECORDED by Donald Sinta, saxophone; Ithaca College Band, Walter Beeler, conductor on Golden Crest CRS 4077
2012 NYSSMA contest list
494-02663 DUET FOR SAXOPHONES (2 copies) ... 10.95 
RECORDED by Jay Easton on subcontrabass saxophones on  "So Low" CD, De Profundis CD001. 
Audio Excerpt from Mvt 1

Audio Excerpt from Mvt 3
494-00431 DUET for Flute & Tuba ...  9.95
RECORDED by Andrew Lolya flute, Harvey Phillips tuba, on Golden Crest RE 7054
494-00047 DUO for Alto Saxophone & Piano ... 16.95
RECORDED by Donald Sinta saxophone on Mark Records MRS 22868
RECORDED by Dale Underwood saxophone on Golden Crest RE 7067
RECORDED on ACA Digital (CM20077, now Albany)
2012 NYSSMA contest list
YOUTUBE by Erik Donough

494-02543 ELEGY 2001 for Alto Sax (or E.Hn or Mezzo-sop. Sax) & Piano ... 6.95  
494-00008 FOUR SKETCHES for Flute & Piano ...  10.95  
for Flute, Soprano Sax (or Clarinet), and Piano (or Harp) ... 10.95 
494-00404 MEDITATION for Horn & Piano  ... 6.95  
for Alto Saxophone & Organ ... 8.95 
494-02739 OUTDOOR MUSIC for Saxophone Quartet ... 12.95 
Audio Excerpt
494-00049 POEM for Tenor Sax & Piano ... 7.95
RECORDED by Steven Mauk saxophone, on Open Loop 019
RECORDED by James Houlik saxophone on Golden Crest RE 7060
RECORDED by Fred Hemke saxophone on Brewster Records 1204
493-00005 PRELUDE AND FANFARE for Organ ...  6.95  
494-00379 QUARTET FOR BRASS (1979)  ... 10.95  
494-00170 QUINTET FOR BRASS  ... 45.99  
494-00178 SINFONIA NO. 3 for Brass Choir ... 27.95
RECORDED by Fredonia Brass Choir, C. Rudolph Emilson, conductor on Mark Records M-1116
494-00388 SONATA for Flute & Harpsichord ... 10.95
RECORDED by James Pellerite flute; Wallace Hornibrook harpsichord, on Coronet  1710
494-00111 SONATA for Tuba & Piano  ... 18.95
RECORDED by Robert LeBlanc tuba on Coronet 1721
RECORDED by David Zerkel on Mark Records


494-00395 SONATA BREVE for solo Bass Trombone  ... 6.95 
Now available in newly-engraved edition
RECORDED by Jeffrey Reynolds on Crystal S383
RECORDED by Fred Boyer on Silver Crest CR 9006
YOUTUBE by Matyas Veer

494-01420 SONATA ELEGIACA for Alto Sax & Piano ... 14.95  
494-00375 SONATA EUPHONICA for Euphonium & Piano  ... 17.95
RECORDED by Steven Mead euphonium on Polyphonic Reproductions, Ltd.  QPRZ 014D
RECORDED by Barry Kilpatrick euphonium on Mark Records  2535-MCD
494-00391 SONATA NO. 2 for Piano ... 10.95  
494-02742 SONATA NO. 3 for Tuba & Piano ... 14.95     
for Bass Sax (or String Bass or Tuba) & Piano  ... 10.00
RECORDED by Jay Easton on"So Low" CD, De Profundis CD001. 
Audio Excerpt from Mvt 1

Audio Excerpt from Mvt 3, Quodlibet - how many quotes can you recognize?
494-00048 SONG from "Southern Tier Suite" for Alto Sax & Piano  ... 7.95
RECORDED by George Wolfe saxophone, on Coronet Records 3046
494-00066 SONORITIES II for Horn & Piano  ... 6.95
RECORDED by Calvin Smith horn, on Crystal Records S371
494-00088 SONORITIES III for Trombone & Piano  ... 6.95  
494-00400 SONORITIES V for Trumpet & Organ ...  5.00  
494-00401 SONORITIES VI for Bassoon & Harpsichord ... 5.95  
195-00006 SOUTHERN TIER SUITE, set  ...  65.00
RECORDED by the Fredonia Symphonic Band, Herbert L. Harp, conductor on Mark Records H-1116
195-00006F SOUTHERN TIER SUITE, full score  ...  9.00  
195-00006P SOUTHERN TIER SUITE, extra parts  ...  3.00  
for Mixed Trumpet Ensemble  ... 11.95
494-02683 SUITE NO. 2 for Saxophone Quartet (SATB) 16.95   
YOUTUBE by John Page, Karen Murphy, Chris Mitchell, Chris Morreau
494-01235 TRIO FOR SAXOPHONES (ATB)  ... 14.00  
for Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, and Piano  ... 12.95
YOUTUBE by Washington Musica Viva
494-00112 TUBA ROSE (POLKA) for Tuba & Piano  ... 8.95  
494-00089 TWO PIECES for Euphonium & Piano ... 9.95
RECORDED by Barry Kilpatrick euphonium on Mark Records  2535-MCD

All prices subject to change.
last updated September 21, 2017