Alison Nowak

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Alison Nowak (b. 1948, Syracuse), studied at Bennington College (B.A.), Columbia University (M.A. and D.M.A.). She has received three Meet the Composer grants, and the Rapoport Prize at Columbia U.

Her music has been performed by Parnassus, New Music Consort, and the American Composer's Forum, among many others. She has received commissions from the Sage City Symphony, Bennington College, the Bennington Chamber Music Conference, and many solo performers. She was composer-in-residence for two summers at the Bennington Chamber Music Conference. She was on the faculties of the 92nd Street Y and the New School for Social Research, and also at Union College in Schenectady.

She is an active violinist, and performed for many years with the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra. She lives in New York City.

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1 BLEND (1980)
picc-2-2-2-1,2-2-1-1,2 perc,str

2 CANZONET (1984)
vln,vcl,pf

3 CAPRICCIO (2009)
cl

4 COMMON GROUND (1983)
orch: 2-2-2-2; 4-2-3-0; timp, pf; str

5 CONSTANCY (1984)
vln,vcl

6 CYCLORAMA (1977)
vcl

7 DIVERSION & DIVISION (1972)
1-act opera:sop,ten,actor, orch:1-1-1-1,0-1-1-0,pf,str

8 EQUINOX (1977)
cl,bsn,hn,vln,vla,cb

9 FIVE BAGATELLES (1973)
pf

11 FOUR PIECES
3 cl

12 FOUR SHORT PIECES
2fl,cl,vcl

13 THE GOOD MORROW (1988)
msop,str orch

14 HOME FIRE (1985)
4vln,pf

15 KLAVIERSTUCK (1973)
pf

16 A LION'S SONG (1986)
cb

17 MUSICA COMPOSITA 1 (1974)
pf & cham ens:fl,cl,bsn, tpt,vln,vcl,perc,pf)

18 MUSICA COMPOSITA 2 (1975)
solo perc

19 PIANO SONATA
pf

20 PIECE
tpt,tbn,2perc

21 PIECE FOR STRINGS
str qrt

22 QUARTET (1974)
fl,cl,vln,vcl

23 QUID PRO QUO (1972)
orch:2-2/ehn-3/bcl-3,4-3-3-1,timp,str

24 QUINTET (1973)
fl,bsn,gtr,pf,vln

25 RESOUND (1986)
vla,pf

26 SETTING OUT (1985)
2vln,pf(rh)

27 SHIFTING SANDS (1977)
fl

28 STRING QUARTET NO.1 (1985)
str qrt

29 STRING TRIO
vln,vla,vcl

30 SUNSETS FOR TWO VIOLONCELLI (2016)
2 vcl

32 THREE SHORT MOVEMENTS (1971)
pf

34 THREE SHORT PIECES
cl,2vln,vcl

35 THREE SONGS
ten, pf

36 TOCCATA (1974)
pf

37 TRIO FOR WOODWINDS
fl,cl,bsn

39 VARIATIONS (1975)
vln,pf

41 VIOLIN SOLO (1973)
vln

42 WEDDING (1975)
org

43 THE WHITE BIRDS (2017)
female voice, piano

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