Dantalian, sheet music publisher, stringograph, Bach chorales, Donald Martino
Dantalian, sheet music publisher, stringograph, Bach chorales, Donald Martino


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178 Chorale Harmonizations of J. S. Bach, Stringograph, and Martino CDs

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    DANTALIAN, INC. was founded in 1978 to disseminate the music of the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer DONALD MARTINO in fine sheet music editions.  Our objectives have expanded over the years, first to include publication of Mr. Martino's much acclaimed 178 CHORALE HARMONIZATIONS OF J. S. BACH, then his widely used aid to composers and arrangers: STRINGOGRAPH.   This year we launch two new series of publications: Mr. Martino's Jazz Compositions and his transcriptions for Clarinet and Piano.
    DANTALIAN, INC. is Mr. Martino's exclusive agent. Through us you may arrange for personal appearances, lectures, and residencies.  We also negotiate all contracts, commissions, rental agreements, and licences.  And we will gladly supply you with program notes for your performances of his music.
    We at DANTALIAN welcome you to this web page.  We hope you will find it informative, stimulating, even a bit entertaining, and that you will visit us often.


Donald Martino, sheet music, stringograph, Bach choralesborn in Plainfield, New Jersey, May 16, 1931, he began music lessons at nine--learning to play the clarinet, saxophone, and oboe--and started composing at 15. He holds degrees from Syracuse and Princeton Universities. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and  a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, his many awards include two Fulbright scholarships; three Guggenheim awards; grants from the Massachusetts Arts Council, the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and the National Endowment for the Arts; the Brandeis Creative Arts Citation in Music; the 1974 Pulitzer Prize in music for his chamber work Notturno, First Prize in the 1985 Kennedy Center Friedheim Competition for his String Quartet (1983), and most recently, the Boston Symphony's Mark M. Horblit Award. Mr. Martino has taught at The Third Street Music School Settlement in New York, Princeton, Yale, The New England Conservatory of Music, where he was chairman of the composition department from 1969-1979, Brandeis, where he was Irving Fine Professor of Music, and Harvard, where he is the Walter Bigelow Rosen Professor of Music, Emeritus.  He has been active as guest lecturer and has been Composer-in-Residence at Tanglewood, The Composer's Conference, The Yale Summer School of Music and Art, The Pontino Festival (It.), May in Miami, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, The Warebrook Festival, The Ernest Bloch Festival, The Festival Internacional de Musica de Morelia (Mex.), and  has been Distinguished Visiting Professor at many institutions of higher learning.  Commisions for new works have come from, among others, the Paderewski Fund; the Fromm, Naumburg, Koussevitzky, and Coolidge Foundations; the Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco Symphonies; and a number of musical societies and organizations. According to the New Grove, "Martino's music has been characterized as expansive, dense, lucid, dramatic, romantic, all of which are applicable. But it is his ability...to conjure up for the listener a world of palpable presences and conceptions...that seems most remarkable."

Publishers: Dantalian, Inc., 11 Pembroke Street, Newton, MA 02458-2122, Tel./Fax (617) 244-7230, email dantinfo@dantalian.com; McGinnis & Marx, 236 West 26th St., New York, N.Y. 10001 Tel. (212) 675-1630.

Biographical References: Who's Who in America; Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians; Contemporary Composers (St. John Press, 1992); Perspectives of New Music (29: 2, 1991) ; Groves Dictionary of Music and AmeriGrove; American Composers (Ewen, 1982); Sigma Alpha Iota International Composers Bureau; Soundout.com; Pulitzer Photo

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