Compositions by Theory Faculty
Several members of the faculty of the Department of Music Theory maintain active careers as composers, atop their research careers. The following represents a list of compositions by theory faculty.
Edition (including substantial reconstruction) of one-act blues opera, De Organizer (1940); music by James P. Johnson, book by Langston Hughes.
Louis Armstrong's Hot Five: "Struttin' with Some Barbecue" (1926). Transcription in Smithsonian Classic Jazz Scores, ed. Gunther Schuller (Forthcoming).
Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines: "Weatherbird" (1928). Transcription in Smithsonian Classic Jazz Scores, ed. Gunther Schuller (Forthcoming).
Jesse Crump: "Mr. Crump's Rag" (1923). In Indiana Ragtime, ed. John Hasse (Forthcoming).
Meade Lux Lewis: "Honky Tonk Train" (1937). Transcription in Smithsonian Classic Jazz Scores, ed. Gunther Schuller (Forthcoming).
Thelonious Monk Quintet: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" (1948). Transcription in Smithsonian Classic Jazz Scores, ed. Gunther Schuller (Forthcoming).
Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers: "Dead Man Blues" (1926). Transcription in Smithsonian Classic Jazz Scores, ed. Gunther Schuller (Forthcoming).
Fats Waller: "Keepin' Out of Mischief" (1927). Transcription in Smithsonian Classic Jazz Scores, ed. Gunther Schuller (Forthcoming).
James Dapogny and Gail Dapogny. Charles Ives: "Three Improvisations" (1938). Transcription (Associated Music Publishers, 1984).
Christ Crucified and Suppplicants (1999): baritone and large mixed chorus.
The Huron Carol (Canadian, 17th century). Arranged for mixed chorus (1998). Premiered Dec. 1998, Ottawa.
Mary Magdalene Distraught (1998): soprano, mixed chorus, and organ.
Mother Mary in Anguish (1998): women's voices. Premiered April, 1999, Ann Arbor.
George Frideric Handel: Klaviersuiten und Klavierstücke [HWV 434-442] "Second Volume" (1733). Critial edition with commentary (Henle, 1998).
Canticle of Lamentation (1997): two mixed choruses. Premiered April, 1998, Ann Arbor.
O Love, how deep, how broad, how high (Agincourt song) (1997): mixed chorus, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, and organ.
Summer Twilight (1996): canonic song without words for male chorus. Premiered Salt Lake City, 1998, with cello orchestra.
Six Songs of Sundry Sorts (1995-96): soprano, obbligato alto saxophone, and piano. Premiered New York by the SPS Trio, June, 1996. To be recorded for CBC broadcast during 2000.
Passacaglia (1995): two saxophone quartets. Premiered New York, 1999.
SONATA with Varied Reprise (1996): alto saxophone and piano. Premiered Flagstaff, AZ, March, 1996.
Johann Christian Bach: Quintet in D, Op. 11/6. Edition of 18th-century arrangement for two keyboards with introductory essay and critical report (Breitkopf & Härtel, 1990).
Claude Debussy: Piano Trio in G (1882). Critical first edition, including a 25-bar restoration in the last movement (Henle, 1986). At least seven performances recorded, including one by the Trio Fontenay on Teldec.
Johannes Brahms: The Brahms Arrangements for Piano Four Hands of his String Quartets. Reprint edition with introduction and note to performers (Dover, 1985).
Johann Christian Bach: Sei canzonette a due, Op. 4 (London, 1765). Reprint of the first edition with introductory essay (UMI Research Press, 1982).
one-in-five-in-one (1976): alto saxophone and piano (Dorn Productions). Performances throughout the U. S.
I Never Saw Another Butterfly (1976): song cycle for soprano voice, alto saxophone, and piano (Dorn Productions). ca. 15 annual performances throughout the U. S. including Carnegie Recital Hall and the Smithsonian Instution as well as in Europe.
Solution to Riddle Canon No. 2. The Musical Times (May 1990): 320.
Riddle Canon No. 2. The Musical Times (March 1990): 157.
Solution to Riddle Canon No. 1. The Musical Times (January 1990): 30.
Riddle Canon No. 1. The Musical Times (November 1989): 692.
Sonata no. 3 for Solo Violin (2011)
String Trio no. 2 (2010-2011)
Duo (2010): violin, cello
Six Concert Etudes for Solo Alto Saxophone (2010)
Suite for Cello (2010)
Sonata No. 2 for Solo Violin (2010)
Twelve More Caprices for Soprano Saxophone (2010)
Chamber Concerto No. 3 (2010): flute, guitar, violin, bass clarinet, marimba / vibraphone, contrabass
Twelve Caprices for Soprano Saxophone (2010)
Divertimento (2010): flute, oboe, mandolin, guitar, violin, cello
Schemata (2009): two saxophonists, playing two sopranos, two altos, tenor, baritone and bass
Oboe Quartet (2009): oboe, violin, viola, cello
Duo (2009): flute, guitar
Variations for Winds (2008-09): flute, oboe, English horn, E-flat clarinet, B-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba
Toccata for Organ (208)
Fantasy-Quartet No. 4 (2008): flute, bassoon, viola, harp
Septet (2008): flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano
Schema (2008): solo soprano saxophone
Concerto for Trumpet (2007): solo trumpet with 18 players in two groups
Trio No. 2 (2007): violin, cello, piano
String Trio (2007)
Flute Quartet (2007): flute, violin, viola, cello
Chamber Concerto No. 2 (2007): clarinet, vibraphone / marimba, string trio
Concerto No. 2 (2006) (25'): solo alto saxophone with 24 players
Let the Air Circulate (2006) (3'30"): Chorus, SATB with divisi
String Sextet (2006) (19')
Concerto for Winds (2005) (20'): piccolo, flutes, oboe, English horn, clarinets, contrabassoon, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, horns, trumpets, trombones, baritone horn, tuba
More Bagatelles (2005) (8'): soprano saxophone, tuba
Trio (2004) (15'): alto saxophone, viola, percussion.
Far Cry (2004) (21'): soprano, flute, string trio, piano.
Saxophone Quartet No. 2 (2003) (17' 30").
Saxophone Quartet No. 1 (2003) (19').
Fantasy-Quartet No. 3 (2002) (23').
String Quartet No. 3 (2001) (18').
Let the Air Circulate (2001) (4'): solo voice (sop.).
Six Bagatelles (2000) (7'30"): alto saxophone, bassoon.
String Quartet No. 2 (2000) (24').
Trio (2000) (17'): violin, alto saxophone, and piano.
Sonata No. 2 (1999) (21'): cello and piano.
Concerto (1999) (25'): solo cello and four groups of four players.
Trio (1998) (17'): violin, cello, and piano.
Toccata for Piano (1998) (8'30").
Fantasy-Quartet No. 2 (1998) (25'): clarinet in B-flat, cello, percussion, and piano.
Fantasy-Quartet No. 1 (1996) (21'): flute, clarinet in A, violin, and cello.
What the Light Was Like (1995) (23'): mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra, on a poem by Amy Clampitt.
Sinfonia Concertante (1994-95) (20'): clarinet, alto sax, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, mandolin, guitar, and piano. Commissioned by Craig First for the 20th Century Ensemble of Chicago, premiered May 7, 1996, Chicago Public Library.
Concerto (1993) (19'): alto saxophone and eleven musicians. Commissioned by Clifford Leaman.
Variation-Fantasy (1993) (10'): solo guitar. Commissioned by Todd Seeley, premiered February 26, 1994, Boston Conservatory of Music.
Trio (1992) (22'): violin, horn, and piano. Commissioned by the League of Composers/ISCM, premiered January 11, 1994, Merkin Hall, New York.
Serenade (1990) (24'): wind quintet. Premiered April 10, 1994, Connecticut College of Music.
Scena: Recitative, Aria and Cabaletta (1989) (14'): solo oboe or alto saxophone. Commissioned by Harry Sargous.
Chamber Concerto (1987-88) (25'): flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, and piano. Premiered April, 1989, by Speculum Musicae, Merkin Hall, New York.
Three Miniatures (1988) (4'): alto saxophone and piano. Commissioned by Clifford Leaman.
Chamber Symphony (1985) (26'): oboe, bass clarinet, viola, contrabass, percussion, and piano. Commissioned by Harry Sargous.
Sonata No. 1 (1983-84) (20'): cello and piano.
Rhapsody (1983) (7'): solo flute.
Sonata (1974-76) (15'): solo viola. Published by ASTA (1995).
String Quartet (1976-78) (37').
Sonata (1974-76) (25'): violin and piano.
Sonata (1974) (30'): solo violin.
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