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 6 Songs on Rilke (2019)
baritone and piano

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

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

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

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

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

8 Aus Einer Kindheit (2018)
Baritone, piano

10 BASIA NOVA (1988)
bsn,hn,pf

11 BEASTS OF THE FIELD (1991)
fl,cl

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

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

15 BLACK BEAR DANCE
orchestral winds plus vibraphone

16 BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS (2008)
SATB, piano

17 BRASS RINGS
Bb trumpet (8)

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

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

21 CANON AND FANTASY (1996)
GUITAR TRIO

22 CANOPY (1988)
cl,pf,vla

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30 CROWDED SOURCING (2011)
violin and prerecorded audio

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

32 Dame auf einem Balkon (2019)
baritone and piano

33 Der Einsame (2019)
baritone and piano

34 Der Nachbar (2018)
Baritone, piano

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

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

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

38 ECHOES

39 Eingang (2018)
Baritone, piano

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

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

43 FOUR AMBITIONS (1998)
SOPRANO, CLARINET, PIANO

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

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

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

47 IN MEMORY (2009)

48 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

49 INGRAINED (2006)
2 marimbas

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

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

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

53 LAKE CHATTER (2018)
solo clarinet and video

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

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

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

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

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

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

61 A MOMENTARY FEAT (1989)
fl,pf

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

63 NIGHT SONGS (1990)
SSAA a cappella

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

65 NOT DRESSED FOR THIS (1991)
cl, vc

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

67 ON TIME (2007)
SATB, trumpet, flute

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

77 RESTLESS (2014)
for 2 B-flat clarinets

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

79 RUSTLE (2003)
BASS CLARINET SOLO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

88 SKATING IN THE SHORT PROGRAM (2005)
solo violin

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

90 SLATE (2018)
large wind ensemble, video

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

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

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

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

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

98 TANGO BEEP BEEP (2006)
solo piano

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

100 TIGHTROPE
woodwind quintet

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

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

103 TURNING FIGURES (1998)
3 clarinets

104 Two Bits (2012)
piano

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

106 UBUNG AM KLAVIER (2018)
Baritone, piano

107 VESPONA
fl, cl, vn, vc, pf

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

109 VIRELAY (1984)
pf

110 WALKABOUT (2011)
bass clarinet and percussion

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

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

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

116 Winter Weather Advisory (2010)
cl, vc

117 WOODLORE (2001)
childrens chorus, clarinet, piano

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

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

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