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SYMPHONY NO. 2

Composer: 
Hubert Howe

Ensemble Type

COLLOQUY

Composer: 
Vladimir Ussachevsky
Scoring: 
Orchestra, speakers from the orchestra, tape playback
The composer's own voice is memorialized on the playback tape, which features a speaker (electronically processed voice) having a "conversation" with the orchestra about electronic music and the various sounds that can be synthesized (a la mid-1970s), as a friendly jousting back and forth between the tape and the instrumentalists in the orchestra. Requires a tape operator to stop and start a CD or computer audio files at precise moments in the score.  

SYNTHECISMS NO. 4

Composer: 
Brian Bevelander
Scoring: 
2/pic-1-2-1; 3-2-2-1; piano (4-hand); perc; timp; str; tape
Instrumentation freestyle: 
Piano 4-hands, orchestra, and tape

Premiered by the Aarhus Symphony and the British pianists Philip Mead and Stephen Gutman. Much of the source material for the tape part was recorded on a Bosendorfer Imperial Grand, and subsequently digitally edited and collaged into the pre-recorded material. The sequence of pitches, E-flat, B-flat, A, E, appears in the tape part at the beginning, and serves as the basis of organization for the entire work. The tape part was realized during a residency at the Danish Institute of Elecroacoustic Music (DEIM) in May 1993. The solo piano parts were written in a concerto-like virtuosic style. The recording (Capstone, SCI), was made in cooperation with the Danish Broadcasting Corporation.

SONG - AFTER WALT WHITMAN

Composer: 
Frederic Balazs
Scoring: 
Boy's chorus, soloists, 2-2-2-2 (oboe d'amore or tárogató optional), 2-2-3-1, timp, perc (2), hp, piano, celeste (opt), strings

Re-composed movement from "Concerto for Orchestra" for Boys' Chorus and Orchestra.

Tuesday in the Dark

Composer: 
Beth Wiemann
Scoring: 
2121 2220 perc, str

Ensemble Type

CITISCAPE (a.k.a. PIANO CONCERTO)

Composer: 
H. Leslie Adams
Instrumentation freestyle: 
large orchestra

Instruments

List Price: 
$59.90 full score

SONG AND DANCE

Composer: 
Richard Brooks
Scoring: 
pf, orch: 2-2-2-2; 4-2-3-1; timp, perc; str

A DREAM OF MY PARENTS DANCING

Scoring: 
orch: 1-1-1-1; 2-1-0-0; pf; str

Instruments

CANTO V - AN OPERA IN ONE ACT ("LUST")

Scoring: 
sop, tenor, bass, narr, dancer, 2-2-2-2, 4-2-3, strings

PROUD MUSIC OF THE STORM

Composer: 
Ramon Zupko
Instrumentation freestyle: 
orchestra, 2 bands, chorus, dancers, electronic tracks, narrators, visuals (film and slides)

A mammoth multi-media -musical theater work in 6 sections (Prologue, The Sounds, The Land, The People, The Idea, Epilogue) for orchestra, 2 bands, chorus, dancers, electronic tracks, narrators, visuals (film and slides). Any new production of this work would require new visuals representing the current state of the technology. The narrative is entirely from the poetry of Walt Whitman, which is recorded by the narrators on the electronic (CD) tracks. The work is a celebration of America's Bicenntenial in 1976; the majority of the sounds on the electronic tracks are short excerpts from American music of the previous two centuries, the remaining sounds were created in an electronic music studio. The CD for all the sound tracks is intact and available. The chorus does not sing text, but rather specific vowel-consonant combinations to melodies from other american music.most of the live music is not difficult, but the mounting of the production would be a formidable challenge.

FOUR CORNERS OF THE WORLD

Composer: 
Frederick C Tillis
Scoring: 
Narr, orch: pic-2-2-2-1; 4-3-3-1; timp, perc; str

Ensemble Type

Commissioned by the Springfield Symphony

BLUE ROOTS - SYMPHONY IN 3 MOVEMENTS

Composer: 
Ramon Zupko
Scoring: 
orch: 2.2.2.2 4.3.3.1. 3 perc, kbd (pf & synth), str

Ensemble Type

A work employing elements of jazz, blues, and rock music. Written for a Youth Symphony in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1986 for its 50th Anniversary. Moderate difficulty - Suitable for a superior youth symphony or college.

BALLADE FOR ORCHESTRA

Composer: 
Ramon Zupko
Scoring: 
orchestra:picc.-2-2-e.hn.-2-b.cl-2-c.bsn - 4-2-3-1- PERC. - HARP - STRINGS

Ensemble Type

A slow, lyrical movement for full orchestra - could be performed by an amateur orchestra.

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