|514 N. Juliette Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66502
Prairie Dawg Press is an independent publishing company whose primary focus began with
music for bassoon and oboe that has been unjustly neglected or has fallen into the public
domain and needed to be made available once again. The company is not restricted to music
for these instruments and also offers works for strings, brass, and keyboard in various
combinations. We are proud to include works by many American composers and have many
first editions by the distinguished hornist and composer Verne Reynolds. The firm's name
comes from the faux-Native American nickname "Digs in Library Like Prairie Dawg," bestowed
upon founder Bruce Gbur by undergraduates at The University of Georgia in recognition of his
ability to unearth obscure yet interesting repertoire.
Prairie Dawg Press editions are printed on high quality paper and are laid out in an attempt to
eliminate any awkward page turns for the solo performer. Each piece contains a
biographical/historical note including the premiere date and personnel, whenever known. The
Prairie Dawg logo was designed by the talented oboist/graphic designer Karen Kubek Harwood.
Need an extra score or solo part for contest? Someone in an ensemble lose their part? Prairie
Dawg Press sells extra solo parts, scores, or replacement parts at a reasonable cost. Please
contact us directly for pricing.
I would like to thank my friends and colleagues William Waterhouse (1931-2007) and Henry
Skolnick. They have both encouraged me to begin this venture and have inspired me by their
own significant contributions to our repertoire.
Prairie Dawg Press no longer produces or distributes Bocal Music,
or has any connection to the company. Queries or orders for Bocal
Music publications should be sent directly to Nancy R. Hawkins at
firstname.lastname@example.org for information.