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.

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1 ADJUSTING THE SAILS (2008)
Women's chorus, DVD (audio/visual)

2 Agnus Dei (2013)
SATB chorus, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet and piano

4 AMERICANA (1991)
sop,cl,pf,vln

5 An Anxious Awareness of Danger (2014)
B-flat clarinet, vocoder (or synthesizer with vocoder), prerecorded electronic sound clips

6 ANOTHER MOMENTARY FEAT (1991)
cham orch:1-1-1-bcl- 0,1-1-0-0,str

7 Aus Einer Kindheit (2018)
Baritone, piano

9 BASIA NOVA (1988)
bsn,hn,pf

10 BEASTS OF THE FIELD (1991)
fl,cl

11 BEFORE THE SNOW (2014)
flute, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, strings

12 BENEDICTUS (2013)
SATB chorus, 2 B-flat clarinets, 1 bass clarinet (with extension), piano

14 BLACK BEAR DANCE
orchestral winds plus vibraphone

15 BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS (2008)
SATB, piano

16 BRASS RINGS
Bb trumpet (8)

17 BUILD US A BRIDGE
voice, marimba, clarinet, horn, piano

19 BY MEANS OF RED AND GREEN (2002)
Violin+Percussion (vibraphone, bongos, tom-tom, temple blocks (2), suspended cymbal, tenor drum and sandblock)

20 CANON AND FANTASY (1996)
GUITAR TRIO

21 CANOPY (1988)
cl,pf,vla

22 A CHANGE IN THE WEATHER (2005)
for piano and electronic sound and video

23 THE CHEMISTRY OF COMMON THINGS (2000)
Bar, vln, pf

24 CHIMES AND MISDEMEANORS (2016)
Piano, Pre-recorded electronic sound

25 CONCERTANTE (2015)
alto saxophone, solo violin and string section

26 CONCERTANTE II (Clarinet and piano) (2016)
clarinet, piano

27 CREDO (2013)
SATB chorus, 2 B-flat clarinets, 1 bass clarinet (with extension), piano

28 CRITICS & CONNOISSEURS (1992)
mez-sop,cl,vcl

29 CROWDED SOURCING (2011)
violin and prerecorded audio

30 CROWS EVERYWHERE ARE EQUALLY BLACK (2008)
clarinet, 'cello, DVD (audio/visual)

31 Der Nachbar (2018)
Baritone, piano

32 Di Camera (2010)
tpt in C, vc, pf

33 DIVIDEND (2016)
Mezzo-Soprano, flute, clarinet, piano

34 Dodge at Mann Gulch (2004)
for B-flat clarinet, electronic sound and video

35 ECHOES

36 Eingang (2018)
Baritone, piano

38 EX ITINERE (1986)
cl,bsn,tpt,tbn,perc,vln,cb

39 FOR HE IS GOOD TO THINK ON
flute, clarinet, and DVD

40 FOUR AMBITIONS (1998)
SOPRANO, CLARINET, PIANO

41 Gloria (2013)
SATB chorus, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet and piano

42 GREAT WORLD OF LIGHT (1998)
cello, piano, Soprano (voice in 3rd movement only)

43 HERALDS AND HEROINES (2001)
2222 2210 timp, perc, strings

44 IN MEMORY (2009)

45 IN A TWINKLING, WE WILL ALL BE CHANGED (2009)
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

46 INGRAINED (2006)
2 marimbas

47 JET PACK FOR ONE (2017)
bass clarinet, vocoder, and electronic sound

48 JET-PACK (2015)
fl, clarinet/bass cl, tbn, piano/vocoder, vln, db, and prerecorded sound

49 KYRIE (2012)
SATB, 2 cl in Bb, 1 bscl, piano

50 LAKE CHATTER (2018)
solo clarinet and video

51 LAKESIDE AND MAGPIE (2017)
clarinet/bscl, vln, vla, vcl

52 LATE SPRING (2016)
strings (violin 1, violin 2, violin 3 or viola, cello, bass

53 Let Us in a Lovers' Round (2011)
SATB choir, flute and piano

54 LOOKS LIKE RAIN (1992)
sop,vla,hpschd

56 MASS (2013)
SATB chorus, 2 B-flat clarinets, 1 bass clarinet (with extension), piano

57 MINOR BLASTS, SOME FLURRIES (2013)
string quartet with optional video

58 A MOMENTARY FEAT (1989)
fl,pf

59 THE MOOSE (2001)
fl, cl, flg/tpt, perc(1), piano, cello

60 NIGHT SONGS (1990)
SSAA a cappella

61 NO MATTER WHAT (2014)
clarinet with electronic sound (fixed media)

62 NOT DRESSED FOR THIS (1991)
cl, vc

63 ON THURSDAY (2005)
soprano, cello, electronic sound and video accompaniment

64 ON TIME (2007)
SATB, trumpet, flute

65 THE ONLY COLOR I HAVE (2011)
soprano, mezzo-soprano and flute (doubling piccolo)

66 PAUL RICE SONGS (2008)
Soprano, flute, guitar

67 Pedal Tune (2007)
alto flute, bass clarinet and DVD

68 THE PLAIN PRESENTATION OF IT (1992)
sop,fl/pic/altofl,vln

69 POEM AND POSTLUDE (1996)
Soprano, Bass Cl, Computer-generated tape

70 PORTRAITS: THE BOY WHO DREW CATS (1989)
Bass cl + childrens ensemble of toy guitars, noisemakers, bells

72 Railways (2010)
fl, ob, cl, bsn, trpt, strings

73 RAILWAYS PRÉCIS (2017)
small orchestra and video
1111 2110 strings, with audiovideo accompaniment

74 RESTLESS (2014)
for 2 B-flat clarinets

75 RUNNING TO THE SHORE (2006)
chamber orchestra, with perc and piano

76 RUSTLE (2003)
BASS CLARINET SOLO

77 Sallee and Rumsey at Mann Gulch (2012)
bass trombone and DVD

78 SANCTUS (2012)
SATB, 2 cl in Bb, 1 bscl, piano

79 Sanctus (2013)
SATB chorus, 2 melodicas and piano

80 SAX AND SPEND
SOLO ALTSX , CONCERT BAND (FL,CL,OB,BSN, SAXES, CRNTS, HNS, TRBS, TBA, TIMPANI, PERC)

81 SETTING FOR SHUSAKO ENDO (1983)
1-1-1-1,hn, pf

82 SHARP NOSTALGIA (2011)
bass clarinet (with low C extension) and piano

84 SIRENS, for Wind Ensemble (1983)
wind ens: 1-0-3-bcl-3sax-0; 3cor-1tpt-3hn- 2tbn-1tba; perc(2), pf

85 SKATING IN THE SHORT PROGRAM (2005)
solo violin

86 SKIN AND BONES (2000)
fl, hn, audio rec

87 SLATE (2018)
large wind ensemble, video

88 SLEEK BUT FUNCTIONAL (1998)
BASS CLARINET AND WIND ENSEMBLE WITH PERCUSSION

91 SONGS WITHOUT WORDS (1988)
sop,ob, bsn,vc,pf

92 STAND FACING THE STOVE (2010)
bass clarinet, video (dvd) projections

93 THE STAR THEATRE (2011)
clarinet, piano and DVD

94 SUITE FOR DIETER (2009)
flute, guitar and double bass

95 TANGO BEEP BEEP
PIANO SOLO

96 THE TASTE OF SOMETHING NEW (2014)
Mezzo-Soprano, Cello, Piano

97 TIGHTROPE
woodwind quintet

98 TO THE MOON (1985)
sop,ob,bsn,pf

99 Tuesday in the Dark (1988)
2121 2220 perc, str

100 TURNING FIGURES (1998)
3 clarinets

101 Two Bits (2012)
piano

102 TWO POEMS BY APRIL BERNARD (1991)
sop,pf,cb

103 VESPONA
fl, cl, vn, vc, pf

104 VILLANCICO (1994)
fl, cl, va, vc

105 VIRELAY (1984)
pf

106 WALKABOUT (2011)
bass clarinet and percussion

108 WHEN SILLY BEES COULD SPEAK (2014)
Baritone, bass clarinet, trumpet and trombone

109 WHY WE LIVE WITH ANIMALS (1993)
sop, bass cl, perc(2)

111 Winnifred Goes Outside (2004)
Asaxes, Tsaxes, Barsax, Tpts, Tbns, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drum set

112 Winter Weather Advisory (2010)
cl, vc

113 WOODLORE (2001)
childrens chorus, clarinet, piano

114 Wrinkle (2014)
bass clarinet (with low extension)

115 YOUNG CHARLOTTE (2018)
mezzo-soprano, piano and prerecorded electronic sound

116 Übung am Klavier (2018)
Baritone, piano

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