Joel Eric Suben

Biography

Joel Eric Suben (b. 1946) is active as orchestral conductor, chiefly in Europe. Since 1988 appears on 70+ commercial CD recordings. Frequently invited by Polish Radio to make archival recordings of Polish-born composers' works, incl. Karol Rathaus and Jerzy Fitelberg. Music Dir., Peninsula Symph (VA) 1981-87. Music Dir. Center Chamb. Orch. (NJ), 1986-88. Music Advisor, Wellesley Philharmonic (MA), 1993-97. Finalist, 1976 Hans Haring Cond. Competition of Austrian Radio. As composer, won first prize in 1967 nationwide composition contest of Amer. Guild of Organists, first prize in 1986 Music Teachers Nat. Assoc. composers' competition, first prize in 1986 WSCMS nationwide composers' contest (NYU), first prize in 1986 Bucks County (PA) Symphony composition contest. EDUC.: Eastman School of Music (B.Mus cum laude, composition with S. Adler), Brandeis Univ. (M.F.A., Ph.D., comp. with S. Shifrin, A. Berger, M. Boykan), Mozarteum Salzburg (conducting with Otmar Suitner), Vienna Conservatory (cond. with Witold Rowicki), Curtis Institute (cond. masterclass with S. Celibidache). Private cond. study with Jacques-Louis Monod (NYC) 1973-1977. Fulbright Fellow in Poland 1977-78, composition studies with H.M. Gorecki.

ACE Publications

51 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Joel Eric Suben THREE ADRIENNE RICH CHORAL SONGS SATB Chorus
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Joel Eric Suben Seven Songs on Poems of Adrienne Rich Soprano and Piano
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Joel Eric Suben G4 Four Cellos
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Joel Eric Suben THREE SONGS from The Lamp and the Bell - by Edna St Vincent Millay sop, pf
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Joel Eric Suben FOUR RHAPSODIES- vln-piano violin, piano
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Joel Eric Suben FOUR RHAPSODIES- vln-orchestra 3 Fl, Ob, BsCl, Hn, Tp, Tn, Tu, 1 perc, Mandolin, Hp, Pf (in orch), Strings
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Joel Eric Suben IMPROMPTU NO. 4 solo piano
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Joel Eric Suben Rhapsody No. 5 for Violin and Orchestra - piano reduction Violin and piano
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Joel Eric Suben Two Biblical Songs high voice and guitar
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Joel Eric Suben Learnèd Lullabies for High Voice and Guitar high voice and guitar
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Joel Eric Suben Learnèd Lullabies for Low Voice and Harp low voice and harp
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Joel Eric Suben FOUR SONGS ON POEMS OF ADRIENNE RICH Soprano, piano
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Joel Eric Suben On the Prut River Chorus SATB a cappella
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Joel Eric Suben Two Choral Settings (Gilbert & Sullivan) Treble Voices SSAA a cappella
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Joel Eric Suben Three Impromptus solo piano
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Joel Eric Suben A MEMORY OF YOUTH -
vln, vcl, pf
Joel Eric Suben SEVEN DAYS -
Mezzo-Soprano, piano
Joel Eric Suben ABOUT A CHILD SATB a cappella
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Joel Eric Suben THREE IMAGES for cello and orchestra -
Solo Cello, 2 Fl (2. also P., also Alt. Fl.), 2 Ob (2. also EH), 2 Cl (2. also Picc. Cl.), Bass Cl, 2 Bn, ContrBn, 3 Hn, 3 Tpt, 2 Tbn (2. = Bass Tbn), Tuba, 2 Perc., Mandolin (I. & II. only), Hrp, Str. (min. 8,6,6,4,3). Perc. instr: Bells (Glockensp),
Joel Eric Suben THREE IMAGES - reduction cello, piano
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Joel Eric Suben CIACCONETTA for viola and orchestra 2222-2222-2111 perc, mandolin, harp, solo viola
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Joel Eric Suben Four Choral Settings (Gilbert & Sullivan): SATB SATB a cappella
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Joel Eric Suben Four Choral Settings (Gilbert & Sullivan): TTBB Male Chorus (TTBB) a cappella
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Joel Eric Suben Fantasy-Variations on a Theme by Maria Theresia von Paradis - Violin and Piano vln, pf
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Joel Eric Suben Fantasy-Variations on a Theme by Maria Theresia von Paradis Vln solo, 2,2,2,2-3,1,0,1-perc (1)-Hp-Mandolin-Strings
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Additional Works

I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes Unto the Hills (chorus SSA and Pf)(1973) 2 min., Murbo Music (International Music Publ.)

Schumann Suite no. 1 (chamber orch.) (1982) 5 min., E.F. Kalmus (perf. set for sale)

Irving Fine, Alice Suite no. 2 for chorus SATB & Pf, arr. for chor. SATB and orchestra (1999), 9 min., Boosey & Hawkes rental