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After Blue

Written in 1998. Scored for flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clariinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion. commissioned by the Paul Fromm Foundation at Harvard University for the New Millennium Ensemble. World Premiere December 1, 1999, by New Millennium, Merkin Hall, New York.     read more

"Festinger's After Blue is a cleverly designed showcase... full of hairpin turns and intricate linear puzzlework...in a language that alternately recalls Elliott Carter and Frank Zappa." - Los Angeles Times

"...gradually orbiting outward and creating constellations of sound; the impression is of wanderlust, exploring the universe of possibilities."
- Classical Voice of North Carolina

Score: 8.5 x 11 Portrait format, 54 pages

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Price: Score $22.00   Set of Parts $48.00

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A Serenade for Six

Written in 1993. Scored for flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clariinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion commissioned by the New York New Music Ensemble. World Premiere performance November 8, 1993 by the New York New Music Ensemble at Merkin Hall, New York, David Gilbert conducting.     read more

"Festinger's A Serenade for Six proved festive, coalescing flittering, silvery streamers with multicolored fog and dancing, rhythmic juice. The whole was complicated, yet decorative and merry, a musical garland." - Los Angeles Times

"Festinger's classical sensibilities are combined with his usual knack for invention... This is music that sparkles in many directions and on many levels... I have rarely encountered a contemporary piece that invokes such delight... A Serenade for Six is a virtuoso tour de force." - MLA Notes

Score: 8.5 x 11 Portrait format, 57 pages

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Price: Score $21.00

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Diary of a Journey

Written in 2003, Scored for clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano and percussion.
Commissioned by the Washington Square Contemporary Music Society at New York University. World Premiere performance March 26, 2003, Merkin Hall, New York.     read more

"There was a certain epic quality to this work, in which sheer craftsmanship reached exceptional levels." - San Francisco Classical Voice

Score: 8.5 x 11 Portrait format, 31 pages

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Price: Score $15.00   Set of Parts $50.00   Shipping $3.95

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Hidden Spring

Written in 2004. Scored for flute/alto flute, oboe/English horn, violin, cello, guitar 1/ mandolin, and guitar 2. One movement. Duration: 13 minutes. Commissioned by the Paul Fromm Foundation at Harvard University for the Cygnus Ensemble. World Premiere performance December 8, 2004, by Cygnus at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York.

Score: 8.5 x 11 Portrait format, 26 pages

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Price: Score $15.00   Set of Parts $50.00   Shipping $3.95

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Septet

Written in 1987. Scored for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, percussion and piano. One movement. Duration 12 minutes. Commissioned by Earplay. Winner of the 1993 Walter Hinrichsen Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. World Premiere performance November 23, 1987, by the Earplay ensemble, First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California, conducted by the composer.     read more

"I was fascinated by Richard Festinger's [Septet's] 'little-orchestra' approach to the ensemble..." - American Record Guide

Score: 8.5 x 11 Portrait format, 28 pages

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Price: Score $15.95   Set of Parts $27.00


Smokin' with Cocuswood

Written in 1992. Scored for oboe, string quartet and piano. Three movements. Duration 22 minutes.
Commissioned by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. World Premiere performance March 1, 1993 by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Veterans War Memorial Green Roon, Stephen Mosko conducting, William Banovetz, oboe.     read more

Score: 8.5 x 11 Portrait format, 89 pages

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Price: Score $30.00   Set of Parts $60.00   Shipping $3.95

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