Charles Mills

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Charles Mills (b. Asheville, N. Carolina, 1914; d NY, 1982). Amer. composer. Played in jazz bands from age 17. Winner of several prizes. Commissioned by Mitropoulos to compose work for NYPO, 1951. Principle works include 6 symphonies; piano concerto; flute concerto; Theme and Variations for orchestra; oboe concertino; and many chamber works, some involving jazz groups.

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2 BERCEUSE FOR VIOLIN & PIANO (1944)
vln,pf

3 THE BRASS PIANO (1964)
3tpt, 3tbn, opt drms

4 BRASS QUINTET (1963)
2tpt,hn, 2tbn

5 BREEZY POINT PIPINGS (1963)
2 recorders (descant and treble)

6 A BUTTERFLY CAUGHT IN THE WIND (1957)
msop, pf

7 CANTICLE OF THE SUN (1943)
high voice,pf

9 CHAMBER CONCERTO FOR TEN INSTRUMENTS (1942)
1-1-1-1, 2hn, str: 2-1-1-0

10 CHANT & DANCE (1962)
pf

12 THE CHRIST CHILD (1944)
med voice, pf

13 COCOBOLO CANTICLE (1969)
tenor recorder

14 CONCERTINO FOR OBOE & STRINGS (1957)
ob,str orch

15 CONCERTO FOR PIANO & ORCH (1947)
pf, orch: 3/pic-2-eh-2-bcl-2-cbsn; 4-3-2-1; timp; str

16 CONCERTO SERENO FOR WOODWIND OCTET (1948)
2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bns

17 CONSTANT LOVER, THE (1952)
ttbb

18 CRAZY HORSE SYMPHONY (SYMPH. NO.4) (1957)
orch: 3-2-eh-2-bcl-2-cbsn, 4-4-3-0, timp, str

19 DUO ECLOGUE (1976)
tenor recorder, organ

20 DUO FANTASIE, Op 90 (1953)
vcl,pf

21 EVERLASTING CONTENDERS, THE (1958)
msop,pf

22 EXPIRATION, THE (1954)
med vc, pf

23 FIVE MOONS OF URANUS (1972)
Tenor Recorder, piano

24 FLO (1968)
voice,pf

25 FOLK SONG FROM THE GREEK, Op 72 no 1 (1945)
med voice, pf

26 FOUR SONGS, Op 80 (1950)
voice, pf

27 FOUR STANZAS (1958)
vln

28 FOURTH JOYFUL MYSTERY, THE (1945)
2vln,pf

29 GREENWICH VILLAGE 1960s - film music by Charles Mills (1960)
recorder, guitar, drums

31 HOW DO I LOVE THEE (1958)
msop, pf

32 I FELL IN LOVE WITH A DRAGON (1968)
voice,pf

33 IMAGINARY ISLANDS (1954)
Contralto, pf

34 IN A MULE DRAWN WAGON (1969)
str orch

35 JOY
sop,pf

36 LARGHETTO AND ALLEGRO (1963)
fl

37 LOVE ME (1968)
vc,pf

38 MAESTOSO FOR ORGAN,Op 88 (1952)
org

39 MIRACLE (1944)
med voice, pf

43 PASTORAL (1953)
med voice, pf

44 PAUL BUNYAN JUMP (1964)
alt sax, tpt, piano, bass, drums

51 PIECE FOR FLUTE, RECORDER AND STRING TRIO (1963)
fl, tenor recorder, vln, vla, vcl

52 PIECE FOR MISS PEGGY LEE (1965)
piano

53 PRELUDE & ALLEGRO (1966)
vln,pf

54 PROLOGUE & DITHYRAMB (1950)
str orch

55 PSALM 121 (1955)
SATB

58 SONATA DA CHIESA (1972)
ten rec,hpschd

60 SONATA FANTASY (1973)
vln

67 SONG WITHOUT WORDS
contr,pf

68 SRI KRISHNA'S FLUTE (1964)
tenor recorder

70 STRING QUARTET NO.5 (1958)
str qrt

71 SWAMP DANCE, Op 72, No.2 (1946)
med voice, pf

72 SYMPHONIC ODE (1976)
str orch

73 SYMPHONY NO.5 (1980)
str orch

74 THERE IS NOTHING FALSE IN THEE (1950)
med voice, pf

77 TRUE BEAUTY, THE (1950)
5 solo voices

78 TWO POEMS BY MAX MATTHEWS (1946)
voice, piano

79 THE UNRETURNING HOSTS (1958)
voice, piano

80 WAIL FOR OUR DEAD GUITARIST (1958)
med voice, piano

81 WHY SO PALE AND WAN? (1952)
ttbb

82 WINTERSONG (1960)
voice, piano

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