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Frank  Zappa

Geboren: 21. Dezember 1940
Gestorben: 4. Dezember 1993
Herkunftsland: Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
Schott Music is pleased to announce that it is now the worldwide representative of Munchkin Music—for the orchestral and ensemble works of Frank Zappa, iconoclast, innovator, satirist, and above all, American composer. Known for his originality of composition, independence and certainly humor, Zappa was a fierce defender of the First Amendment of The U.S. Constitution and proponent of his own freedom of artistic expression in the face of public scrutiny, sitting on trial for obscenity both in America and the UK, and winning every time. Commissions most important to Zappa include those from Pierre Boulez (Ensemble InterContemporain) and the Ensemble Modern.
 
Perhaps Zappa is best described in his own words, from The Real Frank Zappa Book:

“One day I happened across an article about Sam Goody’s record store in Look magazine which raved about what a wonderful merchandizer he was. The writer said that Mr. Goody could sell anything—and as an example he mentioned that he had even managed to sell an album called Ionisation.
"The article went on to say something like: ‘This album is nothing but drums—it’s dissonant and terrible; the worst music in the world’ Ahh! Yes! That’s for me!”
 
“I turned the volume all the way up (in order to get the maximum amount of ‘fi’) and carefully placed the all-purpose osmium-tipped needle on the lead-in spiral to ‘Ionisation.’ I have a nice Catholic mother who likes to watch Roller Derby. When she heard what came out of that little speaker at the bottom of the Decca, she looked at me like I was out of my fucking mind.”

“I bought my first Boulez album when I was in the twelfth grade: a Columbia recording of ‘Le Marteau Sans Maitre’ (The Hammer Without a Master) conducted by Robert Craft, with ‘Zeitmasse’ (Time-mass) by Stockhausen on the other side.”
 
“I didn’t know anything about twelve-tone music then, but I liked the way it sounded. Since I didn’t have any kind of formal training, it didn’t make any difference to me if I was listening to Lightnin’ Slim, or a vocal group called the Jewels […] or Webern, or Varèse, or Stravinsky. To me it was all good music.”
 
“What do you do for a living, dad? If one of my kids ever asked me that question, the answer would have to be: ‘What I do is composition.’ I just happen to use material other than notes for the pieces.”
 
“A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians. […] In my compositions, I employ a system of weights, balances, measured tensions and releases—in some way similar to Varese’s aesthetic. The similarities are best illustrated by comparison to a Calder mobile: a multicolored whatchamacallit, dangling in space, that has big blobs of metal connected to pieces of wire, balanced ingeniously against little metal dingleberries on the other end.”
 
“The orchestra is the ultimate instrument, and conducting one is an unbelievable sensation. Nothing else is like it, except maybe singing doo-wop harmony and hearing the chords come out right.”
 
“I find music of the classical period boring because it reminds me of ‘painting by numbers’. There are certain things composers of that period were not allowed to do because they were considered to be outside the boundaries of the industrial regulations which determined whether the piece was a symphony, a sonata, or a whatever. All of the norms, as practiced during the olden days, came into being because the guys who paid the bills wanted the ‘tunes’ they were buying to ‘sound a certain way’”.
 
“It’s all over, folks. Get smart—take out a real estate license. The least you can do is tell your students: ‘DON’T DO IT! STOP THIS MADNESS! DON’T WRITE ANY MORE MODERN MUSIC!’”
 
“‘Information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, wisdom is not truth, truth is not beauty, beauty is not love, love is not music. Music is the best.’” – Joe’s Garage, 1979

  • For inquiries on any titles not found in this work listing, please contact ny@schott-music.com.

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  1. Hot Rats

    Hot Rats

    Besetzung : Gitarre und Gesang
    Ausgabe : Songbook, Mit Gitarrentabulatur
    Sprache : englisch
    Bestell-Nr. : HLE 690443
    25,95 €  *

    Nicht auf Lager

  2. Apostrophe (')

    Apostrophe (')

    Besetzung : Gitarre und Gesang
    Ausgabe : Songbook
    Sprache : englisch
    Bestell-Nr. : HLE 690507
    23,60 €  *

    Nicht auf Lager

  3. One Size Fits All

    One Size Fits All

    Besetzung : Gitarre und Gesang
    Ausgabe : Songbook, Mit Gitarrentabulatur
    Sprache : englisch
    Bestell-Nr. : HLE 690624
    27,10 €  *

    Nicht auf Lager

  4. Strictly Genteel

    Strictly Genteel

    for orchestra
    Komponist : Zappa, Frank
    Besetzung : Orchester
    Ausgabe : Aufführungsmaterial
  5. Be-Bop Tango

    Be-Bop Tango

    for chamber orchestra
    Komponist : Zappa, Frank
    Besetzung : Kammerorchester
    Ausgabe : Aufführungsmaterial
  6. Bob in Dacron and Sad Jane

    Bob in Dacron and Sad Jane

    for orchestra
    Komponist : Zappa, Frank
    Besetzung : Orchester
    Ausgabe : Aufführungsmaterial
  7. Bogus Pomp

    Bogus Pomp

    for SATB chorus, 3 boy sopranos and orchestra
    Komponist : Zappa, Frank
    Besetzung : SATB-Chor, 3 Knabenstimmen (Sopran) und Orchester
    Ausgabe : Aufführungsmaterial
    Sprache : englisch
  8. Sinister Footwear

    Sinister Footwear

    for orchestra
    Komponist : Zappa, Frank
    Besetzung : Orchester
    Ausgabe : Aufführungsmaterial
  9. Big Swifty

    Big Swifty

    for brass quintet and drum set
    Komponist : Zappa, Frank
    Besetzung : Blechblasquintett und Schlagzeug
    Ausgabe : Aufführungsmaterial
  10. Harry You're a Beast / Orange County Lumber Truck

    Harry You're a Beast / Orange County Lumber Truck

    for brass quintet and drum set
    Komponist : Zappa, Frank
    Besetzung : Blechblasquintett und Schlagzeug
    Ausgabe : Aufführungsmaterial

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Schott Music is pleased to announce that it is now the worldwide representative of Munchkin Music—for the orchestral and ensemble works of Frank Zappa, iconoclast, innovator, satirist, and above all, American composer. Known for his originality of composition, independence and certainly humor, Zappa was a fierce defender of the First Amendment of The U.S. Constitution and proponent of his own freedom of artistic expression in the face of public scrutiny, sitting on trial for obscenity both in America and the UK, and winning every time. Commissions most important to Zappa include those from Pierre Boulez (Ensemble InterContemporain) and the Ensemble Modern.
 
Perhaps Zappa is best described in his own words, from The Real Frank Zappa Book:

“One day I happened across an article about Sam Goody’s record store in Look magazine which raved about what a wonderful merchandizer he was. The writer said that Mr. Goody could sell anything—and as an example he mentioned that he had even managed to sell an album called Ionisation.
"The article went on to say something like: ‘This album is nothing but drums—it’s dissonant and terrible; the worst music in the world’ Ahh! Yes! That’s for me!”
 
“I turned the volume all the way up (in order to get the maximum amount of ‘fi’) and carefully placed the all-purpose osmium-tipped needle on the lead-in spiral to ‘Ionisation.’ I have a nice Catholic mother who likes to watch Roller Derby. When she heard what came out of that little speaker at the bottom of the Decca, she looked at me like I was out of my fucking mind.”

“I bought my first Boulez album when I was in the twelfth grade: a Columbia recording of ‘Le Marteau Sans Maitre’ (The Hammer Without a Master) conducted by Robert Craft, with ‘Zeitmasse’ (Time-mass) by Stockhausen on the other side.”
 
“I didn’t know anything about twelve-tone music then, but I liked the way it sounded. Since I didn’t have any kind of formal training, it didn’t make any difference to me if I was listening to Lightnin’ Slim, or a vocal group called the Jewels […] or Webern, or Varèse, or Stravinsky. To me it was all good music.”
 
“What do you do for a living, dad? If one of my kids ever asked me that question, the answer would have to be: ‘What I do is composition.’ I just happen to use material other than notes for the pieces.”
 
“A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians. […] In my compositions, I employ a system of weights, balances, measured tensions and releases—in some way similar to Varese’s aesthetic. The similarities are best illustrated by comparison to a Calder mobile: a multicolored whatchamacallit, dangling in space, that has big blobs of metal connected to pieces of wire, balanced ingeniously against little metal dingleberries on the other end.”
 
“The orchestra is the ultimate instrument, and conducting one is an unbelievable sensation. Nothing else is like it, except maybe singing doo-wop harmony and hearing the chords come out right.”
 
“I find music of the classical period boring because it reminds me of ‘painting by numbers’. There are certain things composers of that period were not allowed to do because they were considered to be outside the boundaries of the industrial regulations which determined whether the piece was a symphony, a sonata, or a whatever. All of the norms, as practiced during the olden days, came into being because the guys who paid the bills wanted the ‘tunes’ they were buying to ‘sound a certain way’”.
 
“It’s all over, folks. Get smart—take out a real estate license. The least you can do is tell your students: ‘DON’T DO IT! STOP THIS MADNESS! DON’T WRITE ANY MORE MODERN MUSIC!’”
 
“‘Information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, wisdom is not truth, truth is not beauty, beauty is not love, love is not music. Music is the best.’” – Joe’s Garage, 1979

  • For inquiries on any titles not found in this work listing, please contact ny@schott-music.com.
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  1. Hot Rats

    Hot Rats

    Besetzung : Gitarre und Gesang
    Ausgabe : Songbook, Mit Gitarrentabulatur
    Sprache : englisch
    Bestell-Nr. : HLE 690443
    25,95 €  *

    Nicht auf Lager

  2. Apostrophe (')

    Apostrophe (')

    Besetzung : Gitarre und Gesang
    Ausgabe : Songbook
    Sprache : englisch
    Bestell-Nr. : HLE 690507
    23,60 €  *

    Nicht auf Lager

  3. One Size Fits All

    One Size Fits All

    Besetzung : Gitarre und Gesang
    Ausgabe : Songbook, Mit Gitarrentabulatur
    Sprache : englisch
    Bestell-Nr. : HLE 690624
    27,10 €  *

    Nicht auf Lager

  4. Strictly Genteel

    Strictly Genteel

    for orchestra
    Komponist : Zappa, Frank
    Besetzung : Orchester
    Ausgabe : Aufführungsmaterial
  5. Be-Bop Tango

    Be-Bop Tango

    for chamber orchestra
    Komponist : Zappa, Frank
    Besetzung : Kammerorchester
    Ausgabe : Aufführungsmaterial
  6. Bob in Dacron and Sad Jane

    Bob in Dacron and Sad Jane

    for orchestra
    Komponist : Zappa, Frank
    Besetzung : Orchester
    Ausgabe : Aufführungsmaterial
  7. Bogus Pomp

    Bogus Pomp

    for SATB chorus, 3 boy sopranos and orchestra
    Komponist : Zappa, Frank
    Besetzung : SATB-Chor, 3 Knabenstimmen (Sopran) und Orchester
    Ausgabe : Aufführungsmaterial
    Sprache : englisch
  8. Sinister Footwear

    Sinister Footwear

    for orchestra
    Komponist : Zappa, Frank
    Besetzung : Orchester
    Ausgabe : Aufführungsmaterial
  9. Big Swifty

    Big Swifty

    for brass quintet and drum set
    Komponist : Zappa, Frank
    Besetzung : Blechblasquintett und Schlagzeug
    Ausgabe : Aufführungsmaterial
  10. Harry You're a Beast / Orange County Lumber Truck

    Harry You're a Beast / Orange County Lumber Truck

    for brass quintet and drum set
    Komponist : Zappa, Frank
    Besetzung : Blechblasquintett und Schlagzeug
    Ausgabe : Aufführungsmaterial

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