Elizabeth Bell

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ELIZABETH BELL was born in 1928; graduated from Wellesley College (Music) in 1950, and from Juilliard (Composition) in 1953. She was music critic of the Ithaca Journal, 1971-1975; one of the founders and a longtime director of New York Women Composers; and a member of Board of Governors of American Composers Alliance, 2000-2004. She received grants and commissions from fine artists around the world, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Bradshaw/Buono duo, the Inoue Chamber Ensemble, North/South Consonance, the Putnam Valley Orchestra, and Vienna Modern Masters. Awards included the Delius Prize (Keyboard), 1994; first prize (1986), and grand prize (1996) in the Utah Composers Competition; many Meet-the-Composer grants.

There are three all-Bell CD’s: “The Music of Elizabeth Bell”, MMC 2082; “Snows of Yesteryear”, N/S R 1029; and “A Collection of Reflections”, N/S R 1042. Other recordings are on CRS, Classic Masters, VMM, and North/South Records. There have been six all-Bell concerts, including two to celebrate her 75th birthday: NYC 10/12/03, and Yerevan, Armenia, 4/28/04. Performed world-wide, she was a member of BMI, ACA, SCI, AMC, NACUSA, and other professional organizations. She passed away on December 19, 2016.

ACE Publications

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Scoringpf(solo),perc, str orch
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Scoring1111 1000 piano, strings
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Scoring2/pic-2-2-2, 4-2-3-1,perc,str
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bellfantasy_sonataexcerpt.mp3
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belllesneigesexcerpt.mp3
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Instrumentationsop, cl, pf
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Instrumentationpf
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Scoringpic-2, ehn-2, bcl -2 , cbs-2, 4-3-3-1, timp, perc(4), str
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Instrumentationfl/pic, vln, vla, vc
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Instrumentationsop & pf
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Scoringsolo violin
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07_songs_of_here_and_forever_i._cac.mp3
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Scoringpic/afl/fl; Ehn/ob; cl/Ebcl/bscl; bn; perc(2); pf/cel; strings
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bellspectraexcerpt.mp3
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BellStQuartet1-3.mp3
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bell_summersuiteparts2and3excerpt.mp3
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