Robinson McClellan ~ composer
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CHORAL MUSIC
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
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FEATURED MUSIC

  This Ravelled Dust: Cantata for a Nuclear Age SATB, TB soloists, chamber ensemble Dur. 40:00 Text from the Old Testament and by Robin Muir-Miller)

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  Nunc dimittis SATB + SATB Soloists (a cappella) Dur. 5:00 Text: Luke 2:29-32, KJV (in English and Latin)

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For sale: NCCO Choral Music Series

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  Dreaming in Darkness SATB (a cappella) Dur. 2:00 Text by the composer

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  Nativity Kontakion Men's chorus, Soloists, & String ensemble Dur. 25:00 Text: Romanos the Melodist (in English trans.)

NativityKontakion
"Major chord: Sixes and Sevens": composer's visual rendering of the musical design of Nativity Kontakion


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CURRENT AND RECENT PROJECTS

  Botticelli Opera - in progress

A big project in its early stages. Stay tuned!

Libretto by Robert Block


chamber orchestra Botticelli-Primavera  
  Ascension Cantata

Libretto and poetry by my collaborator, Australian poet Robin Muir-Miller

Read the libretto here, or contact me for a perusal score.

SATB + SB Soloists, strings, oboe

Ascension Cantata

 
  Invitation to a Marriage

My commission from the Macalester Concert Choir and director Mike McGaghie, premiere November 16, 2013 with a followup performance November 22, conducted by McGaghie, with choral forces of the University of Hawaii Manoa, Miguel Felipe director.

SATB

Macalester Choir

 
  Trinity Dancing Cantata

The first commission for the Cantata Project, from the Lutheran Church of Honolulu, Dr. Miguel Felipe, director

Liturgical cantata, premiered during services on Trinity Sunday, May 26, 2013.

Libretto and poetry by my collaborator, Australian poet Robin Muir-Miller.


SATB + STB Soloists + Chamber Ensemble Honolulu Lutheran  
  BQE: An Urban Cantata

Commission from Two Sides Sounding, selected for premiere at the Queens New Music Festival May 18, 2013.

A secular cantata about the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, NYC master builder Robert Moses, and his nemesis, author and community planner Jane Jacobs.

Text by Daniel Neer.
Premiere: baritone Neer, soprano Eleanor Taylor,
and pianists Mila Henry and Lucas Wong
Visuals by Ted Gorodetzky

Soprano, Baritone, and Piano 4-hands

BQE Cantata

 
  Noise (film)

Premiered May 28, 2013, at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery in NYC.

Chosen for an award by New Film Makers and screened in January 2014 at the Anthology Film Archives.

Solo soprano, spoken word

Noise the film

 
 

Ostorlab

Song on poetry by Rumi from "The King and the Maiden", in Persian (guided by a translation by Zahra Partovi)

Premiere performances: May 4 and 5, 2013, ActorCor, Darren Lougée, director

Voice and Viola Rumi  

 

MIXED CHOIR (SATB, SAB, etc.)

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Dreaming in Darkness SATB 02:00 a cappella No divisi No soloists English: text by the composer

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Published in Feniarco's Choraliter

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Ascension Cantata SATB + S/B soloists and chamber ensemble 25:00 accomp. No divisi Soloists: S/B English: Robin Muir-Miller & Bible

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Nunc dimittis SATB + SATB Soloists 05:00 a cappella No divisi Soloists: SATB English and Latin: Luke 2:29-32, KJV

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For sale in the NCCO Choral Music Series Commission and premiere:
Yale Schola Cantorum
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A Child in Nature
(7 mvts., each available separately)
SATB + Soprano soloist 16:00 (or shorter separate mvts.) a cappella No divisi Soloist: Soprano (from within section) English: Robin Muir-Miller Full recording on Project Encore. PDF to come. Premiere:
The Esoterics (Eric Banks)

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This Ravelled Dust: Cantata for a Nuclear Age SATB +T/B soloists and chamber ensemble 40:00 accomp. Divisi Soloists: T/B English: Robin Muir-Miller & Bible View score (PDF) Premiere: Toronto Choral Artists (Mark Vuorinen)

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Alleluia SATB (also avail. for str. quartet and str. orch.) 05:00 a cappella Divisi (SA only) No soloists Latin: "Alleluia"
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St. Michael's Church, NYC (Nicholas White)

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They Worship Without Words SATB (or SA with low instruments) 06:00 a cappella OR accomp. No divisi No soloists English: Robin Muir-Miller

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Invitation to a Marriage SATB 04:40 a cappella No divisi No soloists adapted from The Chemical Wedding

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Macalester Concert Choir (Mike McGaghie)

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Confession SATB 04:00 a cappella No divisi No soloists English: Book of Common Prayer

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St. Michael's Church, NYC (Nicholas White)

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O Antiphons (7 mvts.) SATB 12:00 (seven mvts.) a cappella No divisi No soloists English: liturgical text (excerpt: No. 4)
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Toronto Choral Artsts

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Passion According to Mark SATB + SSTBB soloists, organ drone 25:00 accomp. No divisi Soloists: SSTBB English: Gospel of Mark 14:32-15:47, NRSV (Anglican year B) Audio player missing? Listen here. View score (PDF) Commission and premiere: Christ Church
(Robert Lehman)

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Psalm 71: The Generations SATB, organ, opt. children's voices +
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07:00 accomp. No divisi No soloists (T/B solos opt.) English: Psalms 71 and 145:4, adapted

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Among the Signs SAB 07:00 a cappella No divisi No soloists English: trans. from the Qur'an

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View score (PDF) Premiere: ActorCor; Recording: CCA (Donald Nally)

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Sweetly Sleeping (Christmas Carol) SATB, any melody instrument 05:30 accomp. No divisi No soloists (SATB solos opt.) English: Sarah Teasdale, R.McClellan

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View score (PDF) Premiere: Toronto Chamber Choir, (Mark Vuorinen)

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Noorun (arr.) SAB (or SSA) + drone 02:00 a cappella OR accomp. No divisi No soloists (or solo opt.) Arabic: al-Ghazzali

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When Hafiz Sings SATB + SA soloists, percussion 05:00 accomp. No divisi (except very limited S) Soloists: SA English: Hafiz, trans. R.W. Emerson No audio available View score (PDF) Commission and premiere: ActorCor (Darren Lougee)

 

Who is this King of Glory? SAB, SSA, or TTB 02:00 a cappella No divisi No soloists English: Psalm 24:7-10 No audio available View score (PDF) Published in Music by Heart

 

Farewell MacCrimmon SAB, SSA, or SST + S solo 03:00 a cappella No divisi S solo English: Ewart Alan Mackintosh No audio available View score (PDF)

Premiere: Céolas

 

 

Yitzhak SATB + 3 spoken voices, contrabass or timpani 10:00 accomp. No divisi No soloists English: Genesis 22:1-10, trans. Everett Fox (mockup recording, excerpt, Part I)
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TREBLE CHOIR (Women's Chorus, Children's Chorus)

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The Woman Turns Herself into a Fish SSA 05:00 a cappella No divisi No soloists English: Eavan Boland

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A Child in Nature, #5: Brown Jack SA 01:30 a cappella No divisi No soloists English: Robin Muir-Miller Audio to come. PDF to come. Premiere:
The Esoterics (Eric Banks)

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Who is this King of Glory? SSA (or SAB, TTB),
works well for Children's Choir
02:00 a cappella No divisi No soloists English: Psalm 24:7-10 No audio available View score (PDF) Published in Music by Heart

 

Noorun (arr.) SSA (or SAB) + drone 02:00 a cappella OR accomp. No divisi No soloists (or solo opt.) Arabic: al-Ghazzali

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They Worship Without Words SA with low instruments (or SATB) 06:00 a cappella OR accomp. No divisi No soloists English: Robin Muir-Miller

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Psalm 13 - Lament SSA (or TBB) 04:00 a cappella No divisi No soloists Latin: Psalm 13 (partial)

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No audio available View score (PDF) Premiere: Vassar College singers

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Farewell MacCrimmon SSA + S solo (or SAB, SST) 03:00 a cappella No divisi S solo English: Ewart Alan Mackintosh No audio available View score (PDF) Premiere: Céolas

 

Apple Tree / Craobh nan Ubhal (arr.) Monophonic, works well for Children's Choir 02:00 a cappella OR accomp. No divisi No soloists (or solo opt.) Gaelic and English No audio available View score (jpg) First performance: Marquand Chapel, Yale Div. School

 

MEN'S CHOIR

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Who is this King of Glory? TTB (or SAB, SSA) 02:00 a cappella No divisi No soloists English: Psalm 24:7-10 No audio available View score (PDF) Published in Music by Heart

 

Gather Me TB Choir + T or B Solos + string quartet or orch. 18:00 accomp. No divisi T or B solo English: Yeats Sailing to Byzantium

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View score (PDF) Commission: Nektarios Antoniou; Premiere: Daniel Neer

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A Child in Nature, # 3: The Cricket TB + Soprano soloist 02:00 a cappella No divisi Soloist: Soprano English: Robin Muir-Miller Audio to come. PDF to come. Premiere:
The Esoterics (Eric Banks)

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Psalm 13 - Lament TBB (or SSA) 04:00 a cappella No divisi No soloists Latin: Psalm 13

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No audio available View score (PDF) Premiere: Vassar College singers

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Nativity Kontakion TB Choir + TB solos + string ensemble 25:00 accomp. No divisi T + B solos Text: Romanos the Melodist (in English trans.)
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SERVICE / LITURGICAL MUSIC for Church Use (incl. congregational)

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Alleluia (anthem; also avail. as short responsory) SATB or Congregation (also avail. for str. quartet and str. orch.) 05:00 a cappella Divisi (SA only) No soloists Latin: "Alleluia"
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St. Michael's Church, NYC (Nicholas White)

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Nunc dimittis (anthem, Candlemas Feb. 2 or year-round) SATB + SATB Soloists 05:00 a cappella No divisi Soloists: SATB English and Latin: Luke 2:29-32, KJV

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For sale in the NCCO Choral Music Series Commission and premiere:
Yale Schola Cantorum
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Apple Tree / Craobh nan Ubhal (arr.) (responsory) Monophonic, any voicing 02:00 a cappella OR accomp. No divisi No soloists (or solo opt.) Gaelic and English No audio available View score (jpg) First performance: Marquand Chapel, Yale Div. School

 

They Worship Without Words (Christmas / Epiphany anthem) SATB (or SA with low instruments playing the TB parts) 06:00 a cappella OR accomp. No divisi No soloists English: Robin Muir-Miller

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Confession (anthem) SATB 04:00 a cappella No divisi No soloists English: Book of Common Prayer

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St. Michael's Church, NYC (Nicholas White)

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O Antiphons (7 mvts.)
(Advent anthem)
SATB 12:00 (seven mvts.) a cappella No divisi No soloists English: liturgical text (excerpt: No. 4)
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Toronto Choral Artists

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Come Emmanuel
(Advent hymn)
SATB 05:00 a cappella No divisi No soloists English: liturgical text No audio available View score (PDF) Refrain is from the 'O Antiphons' above

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Passion According to Mark
(Easter / Palm Sunday / Holy week)
SATB + SSTBB soloists, organ drone 25:00 accomp. No divisi Soloists: SSTBB English: Gospel of Mark 14:32-15:47, NRSV (Anglican year B) Audio player missing? Listen here. View score (PDF) Commission and premiere: Christ Church
(Robert Lehman)

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Psalm 71: The Generations (anthem) SATB, organ, opt. children's voices +
T/B solos
07:00 accomp. No divisi No soloists (T/B solos opt.) English: Psalms 71 and 145:4, adapted

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Sweetly Sleeping (Christmas Carol) SATB + melody instrument (recorder, oboe, clarinet, etc.) 05:30 accomp. No divisi No soloists (SATB solos opt.) English: Sarah Teasdale, R.McClellan

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View score (PDF) Premiere: Toronto Chamber Choir, (Mark Vuorinen)

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Benedicamus Song for St. Nicholas (responsory, Dec. 6 Feast of St. Nicholas, or year-round) Congregration + STB Soloists 04:00 a cappella No divisi Soloists: STB Latin: Medieval sequence (excerpt)
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Felix per Omnes (arr.) plainchant hymn) Monophonic 04:00 a cappella No divisi Soloists or Congregration Latin: from Codex Calixtinus No audio available View score (PDF) Contact me for more info

 

 

Lighten our Darkness (Evensong Collect) SATB 02:00 a cappella No divisi No soloists English: Book of Common Prayer

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Psalm 13 - Lament (anthem) TBB or SSA 04:00 a cappella No divisi No soloists Latin: Psalm 13 (partial)

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Pibroch Lord's Prayer (congregational) Congregation: (two-part, high and low) 02:00 a cappella No divisi No soloists English: Lord's Prayer No audio available View score (PDF) First performance: Marquand Chapel, Yale

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Organ Mass (all-purpose) Organ solo,
5 movements
15:00 (or per mvt.) instrumental n/a n/a n/a but follows the five Mass Ordinary texts (excerpt: "Kyrie") Audio player missing? Listen here. View score (PDF) Commission and Premiere: Carson Cooman

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Who is this King of Glory?
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Congregation (three-part) or solos 02:00 a cappella No divisi No soloists English: Psalm 24:7-10 No audio available View score (PDF) Published in Music by Heart

 

 

Sung Morning Prayer Service (inter-denominational) Congregation + Solos 30:00 (with readings) a cappella OR accomp. No divisi Soloists English and Gaelic No audio available View score (PDF) Commission and first use: Marquand Chapel, Yale

 

Venus (hymn) Congregation (three-part) 02:00 a cappella OR accomp. No divisi No soloists English: Isaac Watts, Psalm 148:3 No audio available View score (PDF) Contact me for more info

 

Music by Heart
(hymnal)
Congregation + soloists various a cappella and accomp. n/a Soloists Various No audio available Buy Includes a number of my songs

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VOCAL SOLO, TRIO, QUARTET

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Crying Not for You Mezzo-soprano + violin and organ drone 05:00 - 10:00 Text in English: (trad. Gaelic song adapted)
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Gather Me Tenor or Baritone + string quartet or orchestra 18:00 Text: W.B. Yeats Sailing to Byzantium
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View score (PDF) Commission: Nektarios Antoniou; Premiere: Daniel Neer

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The Woman Turns Herself into a Fish SSA Trio 05:00 Text: Eavan Boland

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Nativity Kontakion Tenor and Baritone + string ensemble 25:00 Text: Romanos the Melodist (in English trans.)
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The Gyre Baritone + Harp 14:00 Text: Daniel Neer

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A Child in Nature, #7: A Dark Glow About Me Soprano + SATB or four melody instruments (strings, clarinets, etc.) 03:30 English: Robin Muir-Miller Audio to come. PDF to come. Premiere:
The Esoterics, (Eric Banks)

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Prodigal Songs SSA solos + two violins (including one doubling spoken voice), drone 20:00 Text: Tess Taylor

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Song Overheard SSAA solos + cello, banjo, accordion, fiddle, percussion 22:00 Text: Joan Murray
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Wait for it Everywhere Two vocal trios:  SST, ATB 07:00 Two texts in English trans: Montaigne, + Heidegger No audio available Contact me for Perusal Score First performance: pickup ensemble

 

 

 

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SOLO INSTRUMENTAL

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Organ Mass Organ,
5 movements (each a reflection on one of the Mass Ordinary texts)
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Victory Dance for Dread October Harp 0:55 No audio available Contact me for Perusal Score Commission and Premiere: Alyssa Reit

 

 

Lament for the Flowers Piobaireachd (pibroch) for Highland bagpipe 12:00
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Pibroch in Phrygian Mode Any melody instrument 03:00
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CHAMBER MUSIC

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113th & Columbus Wind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon) 14:00 No audio available Contact me for Perusal Score Commission: Orfeo Duo; Premiere: Harlem Chamber Players

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Alleluia String Quartet (also avail. for SATB and string orch.) 5:00 Audio Contact me for Perusal Score Derived from the SATB piece of the same title

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Coraldan Memory study for Baroque trio: Harpischord, Violin, Bass viol 10:00 No audio available Contact me for Perusal Score Commission and premiere: Flying Forms

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Hudson Running Flute, Clarinet, Strings (flexible), Piano 5:00 No audio available Contact me for Perusal Score Commission and premiere: Mahagonny Ensemble (William Healy)

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SINGE – Song for String Quartet String Quartet 7:00 No audio available Contact me for Perusal Score First performance: pickup ensemble led by Yaniv Segal

 

Three Pieces of a Girl Flute, Bassoon, Viola, Piano
In three movements
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An Unwholesome Episode Marimba and Double bass 8:00 No audio available Contact me for Perusal Score Premiere: New Music New Haven

 

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Gone Today Orchestra: 2(pic)222/4221/timp.bd(opt).
vib/pf(opt)/str
8:00 Contact me for Perusal Score Commission and premiere: Yale Philharmonia

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Alleluia String Orchestra (also avail. for SATB and string quartet) 5:00 Audio Contact me for Perusal Score Derived from the SATB piece of the same title

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Flight of the Earls: Concerto for Uilleann Pipes Orchestra:
1+picc.222/22/1perc/str
Uilleann pipes solo (Irish bagpipes)
20:00 Audio player missing? Listen here. Contact me for Perusal Score Commission and premiere: Albany Symphony

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Gather Me T or B solo, String orchestra (or quartet) 18:00
(excerpt, solo voice performance)
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View score (PDF) Commission: Nektarios Antoniou; Premiere: Daniel Neer

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Beware the Sasannach! Band/Wind Ensemble:
2+picc.2.3+Eb+bcl.2/442+
btb.tba.eup/timp.4perc/cb
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Host of the Air Full orchestra:
2+picc.22+bcl.2+cbn/422.btb.
1/timp.2perc/pf/hp/str;
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