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Beth Wiemann

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Beth Wiemann was raised in Burlington, VT and studied composition and clarinet at Oberlin College and Princeton University. Her works have been performed by the New York New Music Ensemble, Continuum, Ensemble 21, Earplay, the Motion Ensemble, Opera Vista, saxophonist John Sampen, singers Paul Hillier, Susan Narucki, D'Anna Fortunato, and others. Her compositions have won awards from Copland House, the Orvis Foundation, Colorado New Music Festival, American Women Composers, and Marimolin as well as various arts councils, and have been featured on the Capstone, Americus, innova and Albany record labels. She teaches composition and clarinet at the University of Maine.

Beth's works with video here.

Compositions by Beth Wiemann

for piano and electronic sound and video
Women's chorus, DVD (audio/visual)
SATB chorus, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet and piano

wiemannagnusdei_excerpt.mp3

Excerpt - Agnus Dei live performance
sop,cl,pf,vln
cham orch:1-1-1-bcl- 0,1-1-0-0,str
cl, vln, pf

wiemann_barboteo-excerpt.mp3

excerpt - Barboteo (rehearsal)
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wiemannbarboteoexcerpt.mp3

excerpt - New Orleans
bsn,hn,pf
flute, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, strings
SATB chorus, 2 B-flat clarinets, 1 bass clarinet (with extension), piano
orchestral winds plus vibraphone
Bb trumpet (8)
voice, marimba, clarinet, horn, piano
Violin+Percussion (vibraphone, bongos, tom-tom, temple blocks (2), suspended cymbal, tenor drum and sandblock)
GUITAR TRIO
cl,pf,vla
SATB chorus, 2 B-flat clarinets, 1 bass clarinet (with extension), piano
mez-sop,cl,vcl
violin and prerecorded audio
clarinet, 'cello, DVD (audio/visual)
tpt in C, vc, pf
for B-flat clarinet, electronic sound and video
cl, pf

WiemannErie.mp3

Erie on the Periphery, for clarinet and piano B. Wiemann
cl,bsn,tpt,tbn,perc,vln,cb
flute, clarinet, and DVD
SOPRANO, CLARINET, PIANO
SATB chorus, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet and piano
cello, piano, Soprano (voice in 3rd movement only)
2222 2210 timp, perc, strings
Picc., Flutes 1-2; Oboes 1-2; Bassoon, Clarinets 1,2, 3; BassCl, Alto Sax 1-2, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax; Tpts 1,2,3; Horns 1,2,3,4; Tbns 1,2; Bass Tbn, Euph, Tuba, Perc (3), Timpani
2 marimbas
SATB, 2 cl in Bb, 1 bscl, piano
SATB choir, flute and piano
sop,vla,hpschd
SATB chorus, 2 B-flat clarinets, 1 bass clarinet (with extension), piano
string quartet with optional video
SSAA a cappella
clarinet with electronic sound (fixed media)
soprano, cello, electronic sound and video accompaniment
SATB, trumpet, flute
Soprano, flute, guitar
alto flute, bass clarinet and DVD
Soprano, Bass Cl, Computer-generated tape
Bass cl + childrens ensemble of toy guitars, noisemakers, bells
fl, ob, cl, bsn, trpt, strings
for 2 B-flat clarinets
chamber orchestra, with perc and piano
BASS CLARINET SOLO
bass trombone and DVD
SATB, 2 cl in Bb, 1 bscl, piano
SATB chorus, 2 melodicas and piano
SOLO ALTSX , CONCERT BAND (FL,CL,OB,BSN, SAXES, CRNTS, HNS, TRBS, TBA, TIMPANI, PERC)
1-1-1-1,hn, pf
bass clarinet (with low C extension) and piano
sop, pf

19_night_thought.mp3

"Night Thought"
wind ens: 1-0-3-bcl-3sax-0; 3cor-1tpt-3hn- 2tbn-1tba; perc(2), pf
fl, hn, audio rec
BASS CLARINET AND WIND ENSEMBLE WITH PERCUSSION
FL, BS CL, Marimba

wiemannslow_burn_excerpt.mp3

excerpt - Slow Burn
Soprano, alto sax

wiemannsoyouwrotetomeexcerpt.mp3

Excerpt - So You Wrote Me -
sop,ob, bsn,vc,pf
bass clarinet, video (dvd) projections
flute, guitar and double bass
PIANO SOLO
fl, cl, flg/tpt, perc(1), piano, cello
soprano, mezzo-soprano and flute (doubling piccolo)
sop,fl/pic/altofl,vln
soprano, piano, DVD projection

wiemannprimary_tool_excerpt.mp3

Excerpt - The Primary Tool is Soup
clarinet, piano and DVD
Mezzo-Soprano, Cello, Piano
woodwind quintet
sop,ob,bsn,pf
2121 2220 perc, str
3 clarinets
piano
fl, cl, vn, vc, pf
fl, cl, va, vc
pf
bass clarinet and percussion
bs clar solo
Baritone, bass clarinet, trumpet and trombone
sop, bass cl, perc(2)
Asaxes, Tsaxes, Barsax, Tpts, Tbns, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drum set
childrens chorus, clarinet, piano
bass clarinet (with low extension)

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