David Liptak

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1 ALIVE (2014)
PERC (6) - 3 marimbas, 2 vibraphones, chimes/xylophone

2 BALLAST (2016)
viola, organ

4 CHAMBER CONCERTO NO. 2 (1979)
trombone solo, flute, violin, cello, vibraphone, and piano

6 COMMEDIA (2014)
clarinet, violin, piano

10 EDGE OF AMBER (2012)
Vla

11 Epitaph (2017)
piano solo

13 FANFARE FOR TRUMPETS (2015)
5 tpt

15 FOCUSING (2016)
cl, bsn, tpt, tbn, perc (vibraphone, 5 temple blocks, 2 tom-toms) vln, cb
septet

16 FOOTSTEPS (2012)
fl, ob, cl in B-flat, bsn, hn in F, perc(1 or 2 players), pf, vln 1, vln 2, vla, vcl, cb

17 FOUR CANONS (2003)
2 cl

18 FRACTURE (2006)
pf

20 ICE FLOWERS (2008)
violin, 13-string koto

21 IMPROMPTU (2006)
vln

22 IMPROMPTUS (2016)
violin and piano

23 LIKE CLOCKWORK (2000)
solo fortepiano, or piano

24 Music for Strings and Hammers (2017)
violin, double bass, piano

25 OCTET (2015)
fl, cl, 2 bsn, 2 tpt, 2 tb

26 PASSING OF MEMORY (2003)
1111, tpt, pn, perc, str

28 PIANO TRIO No. 2 (2016)
piano trio
violin, cello, piano

31 SAFFRON (2014)
flute, vibraphone

33 THE SLEEPERS (2015)
soprano and chamber orch - 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B-flat, 2 bassoons; 2 horns, 2 trumpets; harp; strings (min. 6,6,4,4,2)

36 STAR BRIGHT (2015)
pf solo, 2 fl, ob, 2 cl, 2 vln, vla, 2 va, 2 perc

38 STICKS, BONES, AND DUST (2015)
solo 5-octave marimba

42 THREE DANCES (2005)
orch:

43 THROUGH THE BRIGHTENING AIR (2017)
wind orchestra (28 players)
picc, fl1,2, Eh, E-flat cl, B-flat cl 1,2, bass cl, bsn 1,2, cbsn, horn 1,2,3,4, trpt in C 1,2,3, trb, 1,2, tuba, timp, perc 1 (mar, xylo, med tamtam), 2 (vib, temple blks, large tamtam), 3 (tub bells, tri, ratchet, crotales), double bass

44 TRIO - Clarinet, violin, piano (1988)
cl, vln, pf

46 WHEEL (1987)
vcl

47 WRECKAGE OF THE MOON (1989)
med voice, vcl

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Biography: 

David Liptak's music has been described as “luminous and arresting,” “richly atmospheric,” and having “transparent textures, incisive rhythms, shimmering lightness.” His compositions have been performed throughout the United States and abroad, and recordings of his music are found on the Bridge, Albany, Centaur, Opus One, Crystal, Gasparo, and other labels.  In 1995 David Liptak was awarded the Elise L. Stoeger Prize, given by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in recognition of distinguished achievement in the field of chamber music composition.

He has received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, both in 2002; he has also received the 2006 Lillian Fairchild Award; and commissions for new music have included those supported by the Fromm Foundation, the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, Meet the Composer, the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, the California Music Center, and the Hanson Institute for American Music.  Much of his music written very recently has explored the poetry and magical quality of stars and starlight, imagined and real.  A dedicated teacher of composition students for the past three decades, David Liptak is Professor of Composition at the Eastman School of Music, where he has taught since 1986.