Trobriand Music Publishing Company



Trobriand is a music publishing company located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. It is principally engaged in the publication and distribution of the musical works of American composer, William Perry. Among the major works represented by Trobriand are Perry's Trumpet Concerto, Summer Nocturne for Flute and Orchestra, the Jamestown Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Six Title Themes in Search of a Movie, the orchestral suite from Life on the Mississippi and the ballet Wind in the Willows, based on the Broadway stage musical that starred Nathan Lane.

Trobriand Music is also the publisher and licensor of the Mark Twain stage musical now entitled Mr. Mark Twain, for which William Perry wrote the music and lyrics. This piece ran for nine summer seasons in Elmira, New York and Hartford, Connecticut (1987-1995) and is the life story of Mark Twain and his family with production numbers based on various of Twain's works including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Life on the Mississippi, Roughing It, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

A number of major composers and arrangers have contributed their talents to the compositions represented in the Trobriand catalogue. Included among these are William David Brohn, Richard Hayman, Peter Breiner, Donald Sosin and Robert Nowak.

Trobriand has also commissioned works for important contemporary soloists. This includes a Trumpet Concerto for Armando Ghitalla, the Jamestown Concerto for Cello and Orchestra for Yehuda Hanani, the Summer Nocturne for flutist Keith Bryan, and most recently, the Gemini Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra for the Albek Duo.

Trobriand publications are represented on a number of record labels including Naxos, Bridge, Opus, Premier and LML Music.