Harold Oliver

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1 AIR BOURNE (2005)
Picc, 2 fl, 2 ob, eng horn, 2 cl, bass cl, 2 bassoon, contrabassoon, 4 hn, 3 tpt, 2 tbn, bass tbn, tba, perc, marimba, vibraphone, harp, str

2 AIR BOURNE (2005)
Picc, 2 fl, ob, eng hn, 2 bassoon, 3 cl, bass cl, sop sax, alto sax, ten sax, 2 tpt, 4 hn, 2tbn, bass tbn, Euph, tba, bass, perc, Marimba, vibraphone, harp

3 AND THEN... (2003)
cl

4 BANDFARE (2001)
Picc, fl, 2 ob, bassoon, contrabassoon, 3 cl, alto cl, bass cl, sop sax, alto sax, ten sax, bar sax, 3 tpt, 4 hn, 2tbn, bass tbn, baritone, Euph, tba, bass, perc, Timp, vibraphone

5 CANTOS ARCHIPELAGOS (1999)
Eng. Horn (or Bass Fl.) Marimba, Cello

6 COLLISION (2005)
2-1-1

7 COMING FROM THE LIGHT (1999)
Baritone Voice, Counter Tenor (or alto, boy sop) C Tpt, Perc Ensemble

8 CONVERGENCE (2005)
picc, 2 fl, 2 ob, eng horn, 2 bassoon, 3 cl, bass cl, sop sax, alto sax, ten sax, 2 tpt, 4 hn, 2 tbn, bass tbn, euph, tba, bass, timp, perc, vibraphone, harp

9 DIGRESSIONS (1999)
Flute (Picc., Alto Fl.) Cello, and Piano

10 DUO (1981)
Tpt, bass

11 EXTENSIONS (2006)
Sop Sax, Alto Sax, Ten Sax, Bar Sax

12 FANTASIA FOR GUITAR (2004)
guitar

13 FLOWERS AND BRANCHES (2004)
Clarinet, cello, piano

14 FOUND OBJECTS (2007)
Picc, 2 fl, 2 ob, eng horn, 2 cl, bass cl, 2 bassoon, contrabassoon, 4 hn, 3 tpt, 2 tbn, bass tbn, tba, timp, perc, marimba, vibraphone, harp, str

15 GLIMMERINGS (2000)
guitar, vibraphone

16 GOING ON GOING (2007)
Solo Koto, 3 Koto, Bass Koto

17 HIDDEN DIMENSIONS (2008)
Cl (Bass Cl), Guit, 2 vn, vla, cello, bass, perc, marimba, pno

18 IN A DARK TIME (2004)
Clarinet, Horn, Cello, Piano

19 ISOMORPHIC PLENUM (2004)
fl, cl, pno

20 KOETSU SETTINGS (2002)
Soprano, Shakuhachi, Bass Koto

21 LAPIDARY NIMBUS (1995)
violin, marimba

22 ODE ON A GRECIAN URN (2009)
2 vin

23 PASSAGES (1998)
3/pic-3/Eh-3b-3cbn;4-2-3/b-1;per(2);hp;str

24 QUANTUM FOAM (2002)
two guitars or solo marimba

25 SAHOS IOTA (2001)
Viola or Alto and Bass Flute

26 SHADOW GROUND (2006)
Bar Sax, Guitar, Frame Drum (or Tom Tom), Piano

27 SINGULARITIES (2000)
Violin, Cello, Piano

28 STRING QUARTET IV (2006)
2 violin, vla, cello

29 SUCHNESS (1996)
pno

30 UNWYIELDINGLY (2002)
vn, vla, vcl, pno

31 WATER SONGS (2000)
Sop or Mezzo Sop Voice, Flute(picc., alto fl., bass fl.) French horn

32 WITH RUE MY HEART IS LADEN (2003)
Soprano and Baritone Solo Voices, SATB choir, Eng. Hn, Strings

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Biography: 

Harold Oliver has composed music that  has received high praise from discerning musicians and listeners.  Oliver was born in 1942, studied music and performed at an early age.  He continued advanced studies at the Peabody Conservatory, the Yale School of Music, the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood, the Arnold Schoenberg Institute, and Princeton University and has studied with many distinguished American composers, including: Donald Martino, Mel Powell, Gunther Schuller and Milton Babbitt.


His works include chamber operas, cantatas, orchestral compositions, concertos, choral compositions, woodwind quintets, string quartets, works for percussion ensemble, and numerous other chamber and vocal works which have been performed throughout the United States and internationally. Oliver is the recipient of over thirty fellowships, grants and awards, including: the Berkshire Music Center, the Vermont Composer's Conference, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Music Center, Arts Councils in New York and New Jersey and Meet The Composer, and the League/ISCM.

His music has been published by Music Sales Corporation/G.Schirmer, Inc. (BMI), Carl Fischer Facsimile Editions (ASCAP), the Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia, and the Association for the Promotion of New Music (APNM-BMI). Oliver has taught composition and theory at Duke University, Queens College CUNY, Geneseo College SUNY, Southern Methodist University and is Professor of Composition/Theory at Rowan University , where he teaches composition, theory and directs the Contemporary Music Ensemble.