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.

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ADJUSTING THE SAILS (2008)
Women's chorus, DVD (audio/visual)
Agnus Dei (2013)
SATB chorus, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet and piano

wiemannagnusdei_excerpt.mp3

Excerpt - Agnus Dei live performance
AMERICANA (1991)
sop,cl,pf,vln
ANOTHER MOMENTARY FEAT (1991)
cham orch:1-1-1-bcl- 0,1-1-0-0,str
BARBOTEO (2013)
cl, vln, pf

wiemann_barboteo-excerpt.mp3

excerpt - Barboteo (rehearsal)
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wiemannbarboteoexcerpt.mp3

excerpt - New Orleans
BASIA NOVA (1988)
bsn,hn,pf
BEASTS OF THE FIELD (1991)
fl,cl
BEFORE THE SNOW (2014)
flute, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, strings
BENEDICTUS (2013)
SATB chorus, 2 B-flat clarinets, 1 bass clarinet (with extension), piano
BLACK BEAR DANCE
orchestral winds plus vibraphone
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS (2008)
SATB, piano
BRASS RINGS
Bb trumpet (8)
BUILD US A BRIDGE
voice, marimba, clarinet, horn, piano
BY MEANS OF RED AND GREEN (2002)
Violin+Percussion (vibraphone, bongos, tom-tom, temple blocks (2), suspended cymbal, tenor drum and sandblock)
CANON AND FANTASY (1996)
GUITAR TRIO
CANOPY (1988)
cl,pf,vla
A CHANGE IN THE WEATHER (2005)
for piano and electronic sound and video
THE CHEMISTRY OF COMMON THINGS (2000)
Bar, vln, pf
CHIMES AND MISDEMEANORS (2016)
Piano, Pre-recorded electronic sound
CONCERTANTE (2015)
alto saxophone, solo violin and string section
CONCERTANTE II (Clarinet and piano) (2016)
clarinet, piano
CREDO (2013)
SATB chorus, 2 B-flat clarinets, 1 bass clarinet (with extension), piano
CRITICS & CONNOISSEURS (1992)
mez-sop,cl,vcl
CROWDED SOURCING (2011)
violin and prerecorded audio
CROWS EVERYWHERE ARE EQUALLY BLACK (2008)
clarinet, 'cello, DVD (audio/visual)
Di Camera (2010)
tpt in C, vc, pf
DIVIDEND (2016)
Mezzo-Soprano, flute, clarinet, piano
Dodge at Mann Gulch (2004)
for B-flat clarinet, electronic sound and video
Erie, on the Periphery (2008)
cl, pf

WiemannErie.mp3

Erie on the Periphery, for clarinet and piano B. Wiemann
EX ITINERE (1986)
cl,bsn,tpt,tbn,perc,vln,cb
FOR HE IS GOOD TO THINK ON
flute, clarinet, and DVD
FOUR AMBITIONS (1998)
SOPRANO, CLARINET, PIANO
Gloria (2013)
SATB chorus, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet and piano
GREAT WORLD OF LIGHT (1998)
cello, piano, Soprano (voice in 3rd movement only)
HERALDS AND HEROINES
2222 2210 timp, perc, strings
IN MEMORY (2009)
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
INGRAINED (2006)
2 marimbas
JET-PACK (2015)
fl, clarinet/bass cl, tbn, piano/vocoder, vln, db, and prerecorded sound
KYRIE (2012)
SATB, 2 cl in Bb, 1 bscl, piano
LATE SPRING (2016)
strings (violin 1, violin 2, violin 3 or viola, cello, bass
Let Us in a Lovers' Round (2011)
SATB choir, flute and piano
LOOKS LIKE RAIN (1992)
sop,vla,hpschd
MAKE GOOD TIME (2016)
bass clarinet and marimba
MASS (2013)
SATB chorus, 2 B-flat clarinets, 1 bass clarinet (with extension), piano
MINOR BLASTS, SOME FLURRIES (2013)
string quartet with optional video
A MOMENTARY FEAT (1989)
fl,pf
THE MOOSE (2001)
fl, cl, flg/tpt, perc(1), piano, cello
NIGHT SONGS (1990)
SSAA a cappella
NO MATTER WHAT (2014)
clarinet with electronic sound (fixed media)
NOT DRESSED FOR THIS (1991)
cl, vc
ON THURSDAY (2005)
soprano, cello, electronic sound and video accompaniment
ON TIME (2007)
SATB, trumpet, flute
THE ONLY COLOR I HAVE (2011)
soprano, mezzo-soprano and flute (doubling piccolo)
PAUL RICE SONGS (2008)
Soprano, flute, guitar
Pedal Tune (2007)
alto flute, bass clarinet and DVD
THE PLAIN PRESENTATION OF IT (1992)
sop,fl/pic/altofl,vln
POEM AND POSTLUDE (1996)
Soprano, Bass Cl, Computer-generated tape
PORTRAITS: THE BOY WHO DREW CATS (1989)
Bass cl + childrens ensemble of toy guitars, noisemakers, bells
THE PRIMARY TOOL IS SOUP (2005)
soprano, piano, DVD projection

wiemannprimary_tool_excerpt.mp3

Excerpt - The Primary Tool is Soup
Railways (2010)
fl, ob, cl, bsn, trpt, strings
RESTLESS (2014)
for 2 B-flat clarinets
RUNNING TO THE SHORE (2006)
chamber orchestra, with perc and piano
RUSTLE (2003)
BASS CLARINET SOLO
Sallee and Rumsey at Mann Gulch (2012)
bass trombone and DVD
SANCTUS (2012)
SATB, 2 cl in Bb, 1 bscl, piano
Sanctus (2013)
SATB chorus, 2 melodicas and piano
SAX AND SPEND
SOLO ALTSX , CONCERT BAND (FL,CL,OB,BSN, SAXES, CRNTS, HNS, TRBS, TBA, TIMPANI, PERC)
SETTING FOR SHUSAKO ENDO (1983)
1-1-1-1,hn, pf
SHARP NOSTALGIA (2011)
bass clarinet (with low C extension) and piano
SIMPLE SONGS (1991)
sop, pf

19_night_thought.mp3

"Night Thought"
SIRENS, for Wind Ensemble (1983)
wind ens: 1-0-3-bcl-3sax-0; 3cor-1tpt-3hn- 2tbn-1tba; perc(2), pf
SKATING IN THE SHORT PROGRAM (2005)
solo violin
SKIN AND BONES (2000)
fl, hn, audio rec
SLEEK BUT FUNCTIONAL (1998)
BASS CLARINET AND WIND ENSEMBLE WITH PERCUSSION
SLOW BURN (2005)
FL, BS CL, Marimba

wiemannslow_burn_excerpt.mp3

excerpt - Slow Burn
SO YOU WROTE TO ME (2013)
Soprano, alto sax

wiemannsoyouwrotetomeexcerpt.mp3

Excerpt - So You Wrote Me -
SONGS WITHOUT WORDS (1988)
sop,ob, bsn,vc,pf
STAND FACING THE STOVE (2010)
bass clarinet, video (dvd) projections
THE STAR THEATRE (2011)
clarinet, piano and DVD
SUITE FOR DIETER (2009)
flute, guitar and double bass
TANGO BEEP BEEP
PIANO SOLO
THE TASTE OF SOMETHING NEW (2014)
Mezzo-Soprano, Cello, Piano
TIGHTROPE
woodwind quintet
TO THE MOON (1985)
sop,ob,bsn,pf
Tuesday in the Dark (1988)
2121 2220 perc, str
TURNING FIGURES (1998)
3 clarinets
Two Bits (2012)
piano
TWO POEMS BY APRIL BERNARD (1991)
sop,pf,cb
VESPONA
fl, cl, vn, vc, pf
VILLANCICO (1994)
fl, cl, va, vc
VIRELAY (1984)
pf
WALKABOUT (2011)
bass clarinet and percussion
WAVER (2003)
bs clar solo
WHEN SILLY BEES COULD SPEAK (2014)
Baritone, bass clarinet, trumpet and trombone
WHY WE LIVE WITH ANIMALS (1993)
sop, bass cl, perc(2)
Winnifred Goes Outside (2004)
Asaxes, Tsaxes, Barsax, Tpts, Tbns, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drum set
Winter Weather Advisory (2010)
cl, vc
WOODLORE (2001)
childrens chorus, clarinet, piano
Wrinkle (2014)
bass clarinet (with low extension)

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