Bach, Johann Sebastian
Clementi, Muzio
Cunningham, Michael G.
Elgar, Edward
Hirabayashi, Asako
Hodapp, Jeffrey P.
Longazo, George
Lunde, Ivar Jr.
Lunde, Ivar Sr.
Lunde, Nanette G.
Palmer, Larry
Patterson, Donald L.
Schneider, George A.
Segall, Allan J.



Works published by Skyline:

Partita in G minor transcibed for harpsichord

Partita in D minor transcribed for harpsichord




Works published by Skyline:

Sonata in g minor, Opus 8, No. 1, arranged for flute, oboe clarinet and bassoon

Sonata in G major, WO 14, arranged for flute, oboe clarinet and bassoon



Michael G. Cunningham. Professor of Theory and Composition. was born in what is now Warren. Michigan in 1937. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree (1959) from Wayne State University in Detroit, a Master of Music (1961) from the University of Michigan, and a Doctor of Music (1973) from Indiana University. Between 1967 and 1973 he taught theory and composition at universities in Michigan, California, Kansas and Indiana. Since 1973 he has been in residence at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire.

As a pianist, early in his career he accompanied show-business singers, was a pianist in Detroit area night clubs and country clubs, and for a while worked on a cruise ship. During the 1960s he had six years of extensive experience as the accompanist and composer for a Modern Dance company. He continues to make guest appearances in and about the Eau Claire area as a solo performer of both serious and popular piano literature.

As an Educator he continues to teach ten theory and composition related subjects having developed text-workbooks in five of those areas. One. The Inner World of Traditional Theory, has been published by the University Press of America. The four other texts (Technique for Composers, Steps Towards Bach's Counterpoint, Medieval Creativity and Renaissance Counterpoint and The Romantic Century) are published on a limited basis and available from the composer. He is considered an expert in the area of American Popular Song, 1920 - 80, and occasionally teaches a General Education course on that subject. A number of his former private composition students have gone on to advanced study, one working as an orchestrater for the film industry.

As a composer, he has created for nearly every medium, having composed over 160 works, with over 100 instrumental compositions published by five different publishers. (Most of the instrumental works are handled by Seesaw Music Publishers in New York City.) Many premieres have taken place at his residential university. In his large catalog there are 13 works for orchestra, four operas, four other works for the stage, many works for voice and chorus as well as a number of arrangements. Performances have been reported in about 20 states, as well as in Europe and Japan and Australia.** He has been a member of the American Society of Composers. Authors and Publishers since 1969.

Additional biographical information and background can be found in the ASCAP Biographical Dictionary, 1980 Edition; Who's Who in American Classical Music. 1st Edition; Who's Who in the Midwest: the E. Ruth Anderson Contemporary American Composers Biographical Dictionary 1976 Edition; and the annual issues of Pan Pipes of Sigma Alpha Iota since 1972.


Works published by Skyline:

Tiny Tunes, Opus 170, for oboe and piano

The Nightingale, Opus 7, No. 2c, for alto saxophone and piano

Pleasantries, Opus 151, for tenor saxophone and piano


Additional information and a complete listing of the works of Michael Cunningham may be obtained from WAC (Wisconsin Alliance for Composers).




Works published by Skyline:

Pomp and Circumstance for Woodwind Quintet

Arranged by Jeff Hodapp and Transcribed by Ivar Lunde, Jr.




Harpsichordist Asako Hirabayashi has been described by The Music Connoisseur magazine as "an impressive talent," brilliant, and by The New York Concert Review as "a gifted harpsichordist with genuine refined sensibilities for phrasing, dynamic gradations and nuanced tonal beauty." She has performed as a soloist throughout the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Her New York debut recital at Carnegie Hall was in 1996. She has appeared as a soloist in the International Bach Festival in Sumy, Ukraine, in the International Contemporary Music Festival Contest in L'vov, Ukraine, as well as in the Festival Musicale delle Nazioni in Rome, Italy. She also gave a solo recital at the Palais du Pharo, Marseille, France, sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan. Domestically, she has appeared as a soloist in the Ars Viva III Series at Goucher College in Maryland, the Music at the Main Concert Series at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, and at the University Club of Minnesota. She has been awarded numerous grants and scholarships. Her performances have been broadcast on New York radio station WBI, Cincinnati radio station WGUC, Ukrainian national Television and Ukrainian National Radio.
She is also a composer.

In March 2004 Dr. Hirabayashi received first prize in the Aliénor International Harpsichord Composition Competition sponsored by the Southeast Historical Keyboard Society, and in 1987 she received first prize in a Composition Competition sponsored by NHK, a Japanese television network. She holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in composition from the Aichi Art University in Japan. She completed the doctorate in harpsichord performance at the Juilliard School (1998) and has studied with Lionel Party, Albert Fuller, Edward Parmentier and Eiji Hashimoto.

Dr. Hirabayashi has taught classes in music theory and literature at Aichi Gakusen University and at Ichimura College in Japan, as well as at the Juilliard School in New York. She has given lecture recitals at the Juilliard School, Miami University, the University of Kentucky, Northern Kentucky University, and the International Bach Festival in Sumy, Ukraine. She has given master classes at the Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music in Kiev, Sumy Conservatory in Ukraine, and Northern Kentucky University.

Works published by Skyline:

Sonatina II for Harpsichord solo, (2003)


Jeff Hodapp is Assistant Professor of Low Brass and Music Theory at Emporia State University. In this capacity, he teaches all trombone, euphonium and tuba students, conducts the ESU Brass Choir, the ESU Tuba - Euphonium Ensemble, teaches the freshman Music Theory sequence, and performs as tubist in the ESU Faculty Brass Quintet and bassist in the ESU Faculty Jazz Combo. Additionally, he teaches jazz bass and one section of Music Appreciation. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts and a Master of Music degree in tuba performance from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Dr. Hodapp also has earned two Baccalaureate Degrees in music (education and tuba performance) from Mankato State University (Mankato, MN).
For two years (1995-1997), Jeff was an artist-in-residence in East Texas with Quantum Brass - a professional brass quintet of which he is a founding member. During that time, he appeared as Principal Tubist with the Longview (TX) Symphony Orchestra and the Shreveport (LA) Symphony Orchestra.

Recently retired after twenty years of distinguished service in the military, Jeff has served as tuba section leader/soloist and bassist with the 74th U.S Army Band - Ft. Harrison, IN; the 451st U.S. Army Reserve Band - St. Paul, MN and the 132d Wisconsin National Guard Band - Madison, WI. He finished his military career with the 312th Army Reserve Band in Lawrence, KS. Before joining the faculty at ESU, Jeff served on the faculties of Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green; University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire; Ambassador University - Big Sandy, TX; East Texas Baptist University - Marshal, TX; Jarvis Christian College - Hawkins, TX and The National Music Camp at Interlochen, MI. As a freelance musician in the Twin Cities area, he has performed with The Minnesota Orchestra, Quantum Brass, Allegro Sinfonia (orchestra), and has maintained a very active private teaching studio.

As a soloist, Jeff has performed in recital or with various ensembles in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Texas, Kansas, Louisiana, Alaska, Virginia, Nevada, New Jersey, New York and Toronto, Canada. He continues to be in demand as a soloist/clinician with junior and senior high school bands as well as military, municipal and community bands.

Transcribing and arranging music are among Jeff's interests. He has transcribed or arranged several works for solo tuba (accompanied -- keyboard or band and unaccompanied), tuba quartet, tuba - euphonium ensemble, brass quintet, brass quintet with orchestra, and works for chamber orchestra and full symphony orchestra as well. He hopes to have some of these published in the near future.

An interest in jazz, pop and commercial music at an early age led Jeff to learn to play electric bass and double bass. He continues to perform in these idioms as opportunities present themselves and feels fortunate to be able to play and teach virtually any style of music.

Arrangement published by Skyline:

Pomp and Circumstance for Woodwind Quintet (Transcribed by Ivar Lunde, Jr.)



Born in Gary, Indiana in 1925, George Longazo received a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University in 1950, a Master of Music degree from Indiana University in 1954 and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California in 1969. His dissertation topic was: The Bassoon: Its Use in the Works of Schoenberg Stravinsky, and Shostakovich. He studied bassoon with W. Roy Hauser and Norman Herzberg and composition with Robert Mills Delaney and Bernhard Heiden. From 1955 to 1962 Dr. Longazo was contra bassoonist with the National Symphony Orchestra working under such conductors as Sir Thomas Beecham, Pierre Monteux, Leonard Bernstein, Sir John Barbirolli, Aaron Copland, Howard Hanson, and Paul Hindemith. While performing with the Washington Opera Society he recorded two Stravinsky operas under the direction of the composer, as well as making numerous recordings for RCA with the National Symphony. Dr. Longazo has had eight Bassoon Sonatas published that he realized and edited. After some thirty years of teaching he retired as Professor Emeritus from California State University at Chico in 1991. He continues to perform as a bassoonist and contra bassoonist, and pursue his primary interest of the realization and editing of music from the past in order to expand the literature for the bassoon. 

    Works published by Skyline:

    Concerto for bassoon and piano




    Ivar Lunde, Jr., former principal oboist of the Norwegian National Opera, was educated at the Conservatory of Music, Oslo, Norway, and the Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria. His teachers of oboe include Kees Lahnstein and André Lardrot; of Baroque oboe Grant Moore and James Caldwell; of composition, his father, Ivar Lunde, Sr.; and of conducting Trygve Lindemann, Hermann Scherchen, and Carl Melles. He has taught and performed in Europe and the United States, and appeared as oboe soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic and the Oslo Philharmonic, and many smaller orchestras in Norway, Sweden, Austria, and the United States.

    Numerous solo and ensemble recitals have been performed in the United States and Scandinavia, many of which have been broadcast on national or public radio. He has been a guest performer with Period Instrument Ensembles such as Les Favorites, the resident ensemble at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Basically Bach and City Musick in Chicago, The Minnesota Bach Society in Minneapolis, and he has recorded with The Smithsonian Concerto Grosso in Washington D.C.

    Mr. Lunde is a prolific composer and has been awarded numerous prizes and commissions. His composition OVATION won the 1990 Fanfare Contest of the Milwaukee Symphony. In 1977 his Symphony No. 1 received shared 1st Prize in the Oslo Concert Hall Composition Contest for symphonic music. Several orchestral works have been performed by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic (Norway), and the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra (Norway). Many of his works are published and recorded in the United States and Norway.

    Mr. Lunde is also active as a conductor, having conducted symphony orchestras and chamber orchestras in both Europe and this country. In addition to his position as principal conductor of the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, he is conductor and music director of the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony. He is Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where he taught oboe, theory and composition. For ten years he was the conductor and music director of the Chippewa Valley Symphony.

    Additional biographical information is available from the Norwegian Music Information Centre.


    Works published by Skyline:

    A Summer Day 1996, Opus 107, for wind ensemble

    Capriccio, Opus 94, for horn and piano

    Capriccio da Camera, Opus 101a, for bass clarinet and chamber orchestra

    Capriccio da Camera, Opus 101b, for bass clarinet and piano

    Carnival March, Opus 45, for band

    Chromos, Opus 109 for flute and piano

    Clouds, 116 for B-flat clarinet and piano

    Dancing Images, Opus 104, for violin, cello and piano

    Flickers, Opus 98, for woodwind quintet and percussion

    Fragments for a Sunday Afternoon, Opus 99, for string quartet

    Insectum Communis, Opus 110, for harpsichord solo

    Nine Sketches, Opus 62, for piano solo

    Ovation, Opus 71, No. 2, for symphony orchestra

    Psilocybin, Opus 103, for clarinet, bassoon and piano

    Pulsations, Opus 89, for alto trombone, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone and tuba

    Quartet, Opus 54, for saxophones (SATB)

    Reflections, Opus 95, for alto saxophone and piano

    Reflections, Opus 95, for alto saxophone, double bass and winds and percussion (4 hrns,3 trbs,tb, vibes, marimba, piamo)

    Reflective Episodes, Opus 108 for symphony orchestra

    Seven Preludes, Opus 96, for piano solo

    Six Norwegian Dances, Opus 82, for symphony orchestra

    Sonata in One Movement, Opus 49, for alsto saxophone and piano

    Sonatina, Opus 39, for oboe and piano

    Songs of Love, Opus 106, for choir (SATB)

    Suite, Opus 41, for brass quintet

    Suite No. 2, Opus 80, for harpsichord

    Suite No. 2, Opus 33, for woodwind quintet

    Theme with Variations, Opus 27, for oboe and harpsichord (piano)

    Three Short Pieces, Opus 38, for oboe solo

    Three Signs of the Zodiac, Opus 97, for woodwind quintet

    Transformations, Opus 112, for woodwind quintet

    Tre Vuggeviser, Opus 9, for horn and piano

    Trio, Opus 8a, for 2 oboes and English horn

    Trio, Opus 8b, for flute, oboe and clarinet

    Trio, Opus 8c, for oboe clarinet and bassoon

    Tre Stæv, Opus 4, No. 1, for 2 oboes and English horn

    Two Poems, Opus 117 for soprano voice, oboe and piano

    What's the Fuss, Opus 105, for choir (SATB), flute and double bass

    Why A Leaf?, Opus 76, No. 1, for SATB [From TWO PALOGOS]



    Pomp and Circumstance for woodwind quintet by Edward Elgar after an arrangement by Jeff Hodapp

    Works published by other publishers:

    Micro Media Music

    Iowa Folk Song Suite, Opus 93, for band

    Norsk Musikforlag AS
    (Available in the US through Elkin Music International, Inc.
    18 N.E. 47th Street
    Fort Lauderdale FL 33301
    Phone (305) 522-3611 Fax (305) 522-3609

    Akvareller, Opus 75, for piano

    Designs, Opus 92, for tuba and piano

    Drawings, Opus 34, for piccolo, flute (oboe) and clarinet

    Embellishments, Opus 60, No. 1, for trumpet and tuba

    Four Moods, Opus 50, for clarinet and piano

    JOY, Opus 84, for symphony orchestra

    Poem, Opus 74, for trombone, piano, vibraphone and percussion

    Plymouth Music

    I know a rose-tree springing, Opus 70, No. 2 for SATB

    Shawnee Press

    (The Shawnee Press catalog is available through Pepper Music)

    A L'Ecole, Opus 11, for oboe and clarinet

    Akrostikon No. 1, Opus 73, for oboe solo

    Bagatelles, Opus 20, for piano

    Capricious Suite, Opus 72, for band

    Fables, Opus 69, for flute and piano

    Five Simplicities, Opus 87, for oboe and piano

    Serenade, Opus 26, for woodwind quintet

    Three Bagatelles, Opus 48, for woodwind quintet

    Une Petite Suite Pour Cinq, Opus 23, for woodwind quintet

    Southern Music Co.

    Concerto, Opus 64, for woodwind quintet and harpsichord

    Fantasy, Opus 15, for oboe and piano

    Additional compositions can be obtained from the Norwegian Music Information Centre. Please browse their catalog for music for band, brass, choral, orchestra, piano (harpsichord), strings, vocal and woodwinds.


    Zodiac, Chamber music for winds and keyboards, Hemera HCD 2930
    includes: Alternations, Trio Opus 8c, Three Signs of the Zodiac, Designs, Frivolities and Piano Sonata No. 5.
    Akrostikon No. 1, for oboe solo Philips 6725 028
    Fables, for flute and piano CRS 8530
    Four Moods, for clarinet and piano CRS 8741
    Nuances, for clarinet choir KE [Kendor] 91078
    Psalm 26, for mixed choir [SATB] Philips 6578 108
    Suite No. 2, for woodwind quintet Philips 6529 074



    Ivar Lunde, Sr. (1905-93) enjoyed a career as a pianist, organist, teacher and conductor. At one time he led four different community choirs in addition to his organ and teaching responsibilities in the Tønsberg area in Norway. He grew up in a musical family where most of the siblings took part in musical activities. His father, Thorvald Salvesen Lunde, was both a school principal (Nanset), organist (Hedrum Church) and an amateur composer. Lunde earned his degrees from the Conservatory of Music in Oslo, Norway studying with Odd Grüner Hegge, Waldemar Alme and M. Westby.

    Early in his career he was sought after as a pianist to accompany silent movies. He also formed several smaller chamber ensembles to perform in restaurants and the like. For this he composed several popular songs like "A Summer Night" and "Your Dark Eyes".

    Ivar and his wife of many years, pianist Karen Henninge Lunde (1906-88), maintained a piano studio in Tønsberg for most of their active years.

    Works published by Skyline:

    Fire Koralmeditasjoner (Four Chorale Meditations) for organ




    As a harpsichord recitalist, Nanette G. Lunde has performed in the United States and Europe. She holds the Bachelor of Music Degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Master of Music Degree from Northwestern University School of Music and two Diplomas from the Akadamie Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Nanette G. Lunde is the coordinator of Les Favorites. the resident period instrument ensemble at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. Ms. Lunde has performed on harpsichords in European museums, appeared as soloist with orchestras in the United States, and in live broadcast performance over Minnesota and Wisconsin Public Radio.

    Publications include The Continuo Companion, an anthology in facsimile for basso continuo instruction, transcriptions for harpsichord of unaccompanied violin and flute Partitas by J. S. Bach, Keyboard Melodies (a text for class piano instruction) and a journal article on popular song composer Joseph Burke (of "Tip Toe through the Tulips" fame.) She has released a 2-CD set of the Complete Seventeenth-Century French Unmeasured Preludes on the Sparrow label.

    Nanette G. Lunde is the past president and founder of the Midwestern Historical Keyboard Society, an organization devoted to the study and promotion of eighteenth and nineteenth century harpsichords, pianos, clavichords and organs.

    She is Professor Emerita of Music at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire where she taught harpsichord, piano, Baroque performance practices, basso continuo, and the course Women in Music.

    Works published by Skyline:

    The Continuo Campanion

    Keyboard Melodies

    Partita in G minor

    Partita in D minor

    Compact Discs:

    Complete Seventeenth-Century French Unmeasured Preludes SPARROW 101


    During a nearly five-decade-long career Larry Palmer has conducted opera, church and university choral ensembles, and the Duke Ellington Orchestra; played organ and harpsichord with orchestras conducted by Bernhard Paumgartner, Eduard Schmieder, Louis Lane, David Davidson, Paul Phillips and Claus Peter Flor; and taught hundreds of students at Southern Methodist University, where he is Professor and Head of Organ and Harpsichord, Director of Graduate Studies in Music, and University Organist.
    He is principal guest harpsichordist with Texas Camerata, a period instrument ensemble, and has served as president of the Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society since 2004.

    As harpsichord editor of The Diapason (Chicago) since 1969 Palmer has contributed hundreds of articles and reviews. Additional publications include two books: Hugo Distler and his Church Music (1967) and Harpsichord in America: a 20th century Revival (1989/1993), as well as harpsichord and organ recordings. Concerts throughout the United States and several European countries frequently include commissioned new works from composers Herbert Howells, Stephen Dodgson, Vincent Persichetti, Gerald Near, Simon Sargon, Glenn Spring, and others.

    Books published by Skyline:

    Letters from Salzburg



    Dr. Donald Patterson made his first public appearance at the age of seven when he volunteered to provide special music in church after only two weeks of formal lessons. After this early success, more lessons followed one upon another until a doctorate in piano performance had been completed from the University of North Texas under Stefan Bardas. Intermediary stepping stones included a Master of Music in piano from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City with Dora Zaslavsky, a Bachelor of Music Education from the Lamont School of Music of the University of Denver with David Karp, and a Diplome d'Etudes from the Paris American Academy, France where he studied with Ventsislav Yankoff.

    Dr. Patterson has been on the faculties of the Harlem School of the Arts, the Manhattan School of Music Extension Division, Angelo State University and is now a Professor of Piano at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

    Among Dr. Patterson's research and performance interests are the neglected piano repertoire of the 19th century, Contemporary American piano music, and a career-long interest in the music of Vincent Persichetti. He has completed a bio-bibliography of Vincent Persichetti for Greenwood Press and recordings of his piano music for EDUCO. At present he is completing a book-length manuscript cataloging and assessing the piano music composed for one hand alone.

    His passions outside of music include his wife, Janet, traveling just about anywhere, his 1961 Plymouth Belvedere, and enjoying his home in the tall pines.


    Works published by Skyline:

    Keyboard Melodies




    George Abraham Schneider (b. Darmstadt, April 19, 1770; d. Berlin, January 19, 1839) was a German horn virtuoso, oboist, conductor, and composer. After becoming proficient on the horn, he studied theory with J. G. Portmann. He had a rare knowledge of musical instruments and learned to play both winds and strings. In addition to playing horn in the court orchestras of Darmstadt, Schwerin, Rheinsberg, and Berlin, he also played the oboe in a Hessian regiment.

    In ca. 1813 he became theatrical conductor at Reval. He moved to Berlin in 1816, and in 1820 was engaged as Kapellmeister of the court opera and director of military bands. A prolific composer, he wrote numerous works for winds in addition to his operas, masses, and symphonies. He states in his own catalog of works that he composed 46 quartets for the bassoon. Eighteen quartets for bassoon and strings are located in the Deutsche Staatsbibliotek, Berlin, manuscript no. G. A. Schneider: 72 M. These quartets are divided into three sets, each containing six works. The present Quartet No. 1 in F Major is the first work in what is presumably the third set.

    Works published by Skyline:

    Quartet No. 1 in F for bassoon, violin, viola and cello




    Allan J. Segall was born in 1959 in Brooklyn, New York. He has received degrees from the University of Denver (1981), Columbia University (1984) and the University of Illinois (1991). His teachers have included Donald Keats, Jack Beeson, George Edwards, John Melby and Alexander Ringer. He received an ASCAP award in 1987.

    Segall's works have been widely performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Israel. Segall is also an annotator/writer whose articles have appeared in Stagebill and the Chicago Tribune.

    Works published by Skyline:

    Fantasy for double bass and piano

    Nocturne for oboe and piano (1999)

    Shards of Glass for flute solo (1989)



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