Irwin Fischer

Biography

Irwin Fischer (b. 1903-d. 1977) was an American composer, born in Iowa City, Iowa. He studied at the American Conservatory in Chicago (where he was appointed to teach in 1928), with Boulanger in Paris (1931) and with Kodály in Budapest (1936). In the 1930s he developed a polytonal technique he called ‘biplanal’; in the 1960s he began to use systematic serialism. His songs display an exceptional variety of styles and techniques.

Fischer was a graduate of the University of Chicago and was organist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 22 years. He was Dean of Faculty at the American Conservatory of Music.

ACE Publications

112 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Irwin Fischer THAT WHICH IS (LIFE IS GOD) vc,pf or org.
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Irwin Fischer STATEMENT:1976 satb,(w/sop.solo)orch (brs(4-3-3-1),perc,str)
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Irwin Fischer LORD IS MY SHEPHERD, THE high vc&pf(or org)
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Irwin Fischer SYMPHONIC ADVENTURES OF A LITTLE TUNE nar. & orch(pic-2-2-eh-2-bcl-2-cbsn,4-2-3-1,narr, 3perc,str
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Irwin Fischer CHRISTMAS MESSAGE med vc,pf
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Irwin Fischer ORCHESTRAL ADVENTURES OF A LITTLE TUNE nar.& orch(fl/pic-1-1-1,1-1(c)-1-0,timp/perc,str
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Irwin Fischer STRING QUARTET str.qrt,2-1-1
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Irwin Fischer CONCERTO GIOCOSO solo cl & orch(Pic-2-2- bcl-2,2-2-2-0,Timp,2Perc,str,or cl & pf
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Irwin Fischer MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE UNTO THE LORD voice&pf(or organ)
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Irwin Fischer SHORT SYMPHONY FOR FULL ORCHESTRA -
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Irwin Fischer O GOTT, DU FROMMER GOTT, OP 111, NR 2 orch,3-2-e.hn-2-2-cbsn,4-3-3-1,timp,str
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Irwin Fischer MEDITATION- THE STRENGTH OF GOD'S LOVE lg brs ens(4cor,3hn,2euph,2tpt,flghn,2barhn,4tbn,btbn, 3tb(various),perc
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Irwin Fischer WALTZ REVERIE easy piano
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Irwin Fischer CHORALE PRELUDE ON 'Das Walt' Gott' org
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Irwin Fischer CHORALE PRELUDE ON 'JESU, MEINE FREUDE'#2 org
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Irwin Fischer CHORALE PRELUDE on 'Nun Ruhen Alle Walder' org
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Irwin Fischer LIEBSTER JESU org
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Irwin Fischer NOW SWEEPING DOWN THE YEARS ('IN TRANSITU') high or med vc,pf(or organ)
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Irwin Fischer PIECE HEROIQUE 2/picc.2.EHn.2.2 4.3.3.1 timp, organ (optional), strings
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Irwin Fischer PRELUDE ON 'FRANCONIA' org
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Irwin Fischer CALL, THE satb,brs ens(or pf or org)
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Irwin Fischer QUICKEN ME, O LORD med vc,pf(or organ)
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Irwin Fischer SEASON OF STAR-SONG voc,pf
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Irwin Fischer LORD BY WISDOM HATH FOUNDED THE EARTH, THE voice&pf(or organ)
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Irwin Fischer PRAISE YE THE LORD sop,pf(or organ)
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