Irwin Heilner

Biography

Irwin Heilner (b. New York City, May 14, 1908; d. January 18, 1991) was an American composer of contemporary classical music.

Heilner lived in Brooklyn. In 1932 he was a member of the Young Composers' Group, which was founded by the composer Elie Siegmeister and which met regularly at the home of the composer Aaron Copland. Heilner studied with Nadia Boulanger beginning in the late spring of 1932, having been recommended by Aaron Copland. The two did not get along, however, and his planned three years of study lasted for just three months. His music was championed and recorded by William Strickland.

ACE Publications

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Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Irwin Heilner OLD MOONSHINER alto sax, pf
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Irwin Heilner BLACK IS 3 voice round
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Irwin Heilner GHOST OF AMSTERDAM medium voice, ten sax
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Irwin Heilner WHY THE SOUP TASTES LIKE THE DAILY NEWS med voice, gtr
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Irwin Heilner BADINERIE lute,vla d gamba,cornetto
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Irwin Heilner BAR KOCHBA satb,pf
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Irwin Heilner CAPRICCIO cornet(to?), vla d gamba, lute
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Irwin Heilner BOOGIE-WOOGIE RHAPSODY 2 pf
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Irwin Heilner CHANNEL FIRING voice, pf
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Irwin Heilner CHINESE SONGS voice, cham orch(1-1-1-1,1-1- 1-0, pf, perc, str)
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Irwin Heilner CONCERTO (in memory of Dvorak) vln,orch(2- 2-2-2, 4-3-3-0, timp,perc, str
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Irwin Heilner COULD MAN BE DRUNK FOREVER voice, pf or voice, gtr
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Irwin Heilner CHU YEH voice, pf
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Irwin Heilner DEMOCRACY voice, gtr
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Irwin Heilner EVERY DAY IS FRIDAY TO A SEAL voice, pf (or gtr,banjo,uke)
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Irwin Heilner EFHARISTCH fl,vln,narr
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Irwin Heilner DOGS voice, piano
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Irwin Heilner FUTILITY voice, pf
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Irwin Heilner FOG voice, pf
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Irwin Heilner GARLANDS & FLOWERS high voice, pf
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Irwin Heilner GOD'S EDUCATION voice, pf
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Irwin Heilner HENRY AT THE GRATING voice, gtr
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Irwin Heilner HEY THERE (Round for 3 vc)(3 pt chr) -
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Irwin Heilner I HAVE A DREAM satb,pf
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Irwin Heilner I Rose Up As My Custom Is med voice, pf
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