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

86 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Irwin Heilner OLD MOONSHINER alto sax, pf
Irwin Heilner BLACK IS 3 voice round
Irwin Heilner GHOST OF AMSTERDAM medium voice, ten sax
Irwin Heilner WHY THE SOUP TASTES LIKE THE DAILY NEWS med voice, gtr
Irwin Heilner DEMOCRACY voice, gtr
Irwin Heilner GOD'S EDUCATION voice, pf
Irwin Heilner STARLINGS ON THE ROOF Medium Voice and Piano
Irwin Heilner SOUTHERN MAMMY SINGS
voice and guitar (or keyboard)
Irwin Heilner ROCK-N-ROLL SESSION med voice, gtr
Irwin Heilner WHEN I SET OUT FOR LYONNESSE Med (or low) voice,pf
Irwin Heilner Five Songs on Texts by Thomas Hardy voice, piano
Irwin Heilner CHANNEL FIRING voice, pf
Irwin Heilner I Rose Up As My Custom Is med voice, pf
Irwin Heilner OLD HARP Soprano, Tenor, Piano
Irwin Heilner SUITE FOR HARP AND ORCHESTRA orch: 1/pic-1/eh-3/saxes; 0-2-2-0; perc; hp, str
Irwin Heilner SUITE FOR HARP AND ORCHESTRA - reduced harp, piano
Irwin Heilner SONATINA FOR PIANO
Piano
Irwin Heilner SWING SYMPHONY 3/picc.2/eh.2.2, 4.3.3.1, 3 timp, perc, strings
Irwin Heilner BANNER OF JEW satb,pf
Irwin Heilner BADINERIE lute,vla d gamba,cornetto
Irwin Heilner BAR KOCHBA satb,pf
Irwin Heilner CAPRICCIO cornet(to?), vla d gamba, lute
Irwin Heilner BOOGIE-WOOGIE RHAPSODY 2 pf
Irwin Heilner CHAMPION voice, pf
Irwin Heilner CHESTNUT CASTS HIS FLAMBEAUX voice, pf

Additional Works