Scores by Adams, Dorff, Fairouz, and Rouse Top 2013 Paul Revere Awards

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Robert Sutherland, chief librarian for The Metropolitan Opera, announced the 2013 Paul Revere Awards for Graphic Excellence during the 2013 annual meeting of the Music Publishers Association at the 3 West Club in New York City. Among the first-prize winners in 12 separate award categories (ranging from educational folios to piano and guitar solos to choral and full orchestra scores) were publications containing music by John Adams (I Was Looking at the Ceiling and then I Saw the Sky), Daniel Dorff (The Kiss), Mohammed Fairouz (Concert Arias from Sumeida’s Song), Jimi Hendrix (Winterland), Christopher Rouse (Karolju), and Kurt Weill (Johnny Johnson). Two scores by Richard Danielpour (Spirits in the Well and Sweet Talk) were awarded second prize. (The awards are named in honor of American Revolutionary War hero Paul Revere who was a printer by profession.) A complete list of the 2013 winners appears below.

The Cover Design Featuring Photography
1st Prize (tie)—
Insights and Essays on the Music Performance Library (Meredith Music Publications)
Mohammed Fairuz: Concert Arias from Sumeida’s Song (Peermusic Classical)
2nd Prize—My Big & Easy Five-Finger Scale Book (The FJH Music Company Inc.)
3rd Prize—Music of Bing & Ruth (Mel Bay)

Cover Design Featuring Graphic Elements
1st Prize—On the Outside Looking Out: 5-String Banjo Beyond Bluegrass (Mel Bay)
2nd Prize—Killer Technique: Mandolin (Mel Bay)
3rd Prize—Learn to Burn: Drum Set (Mel Bay)

Book Design in Folios
1st Prize—Kurt Weill: Johnny Johnson (European American Music)
2nd Prize—William Bolcom: Theatrical Songs for High Voice and Piano (E.B. Marks)
3rd Prize—Difibulators Songbook (Mel Bay)

Book Design in Educational Folios
1st Prize—Insights and Essays on the Music Performance Library (Meredith Music Publications)
2nd Prize (tie)—
The Art of Instrumental Accompanying (Carl Fischer)
Tuning for Wind Instruments (Meredith Music Publications)

Publications for Electronic Distribution
1st Prize—Franz Liszt: III. La Campanella, S. 141 (Musicnotes, Inc.)
2nd Prize—Anton Rubinstein: Melody in F, Op.3, No. 1 (Musicnotes, Inc.)

Choral Music
1st Prize—Christopher Rouse Karolju (Boosey & Hawkes)
2nd Prize—Tony Alonso: Music for the Rites of Initiation (World Library Publications)
3rd Prize—Chen Yi: I Hear the Siren’s Call (Theodore Presser Company)

Keyboard Music
1st Prize—Artur Schnabel: Drei Fantasiestücke (Peermusic Classical)
2nd Prize—Charles Ives: Complete Organ Music (Theodore Presser Company)
3rd Prize—Bernard Rands: Three Pieces for Piano (Schott Helicon Music Corp.)

Guitar Music
1st Prize—Jimi Hendrix: Winterland (Hal Leonard Corporation)
2nd Prize: Neil Young: Everybody Knows this is Nowhere (Hal Leonard Corporation)

Full Scores
1st Prize—Daniel Dorff : The Kiss (Theodore Presser Company)

Piano-Vocal Music
1st Prize—John Adams: I Was Looking at the Ceiling and then I Saw the Sky (Boosey & Hawkes)
2nd Prize (tie)—
Richard Danielpour: Spirits in the Well (Associated Music Publishers)
Tobias Picker: The Seine Moves Like a Melody (Schott Helicon Music Corp.)

Solos (with or without accompaniment)
First Prize— Bottesini: Two Elegies (International Music Company)
Second Prize—Karel Husa: Suite for Viola and Piano, Opus 5 (Associated Music Publishers)
Third Prize—Skipping Stones (Marimba Productions, Inc.)

Chamber Ensembles
1st Prize—W.A. Mozart: Three German Dances, K. 605 (International Music Company)
2nd Prize— Richard Danielpour: Sweet Talk (Associated Music Publishers)
3rd Prize—Felix Mendelssohn: Six Christmas Pieces (International Music Company)

     Some of the 2013 Paul Revere Award winning scores on display during the MPA Annual Meeting.


Some of the 2013 Paul Revere Award winning scores on display during the MPA Annual Meeting.

A total of 123 entries were submitted in consideration for the 2013 Paul Revere Awards. The 2013 judges were George Boziwick, Denis Suplina, Bruc Taub, and Ronald Whitaker. Robert Sutherland serves as the awards committee chair. The Paul Revere Awards were established by the Music Publishers Association in 1964. During the 2012-13 season, an exhibition of the 2012 Paul Revere Award-winning scores was mounted in nine libraries across the United States.

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