Joel Eric Suben

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Joel Eric Suben (b. 1946) is active as orchestral conductor, chiefly in Europe. Since 1988 appears on 50+ 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), 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.

ACA List for Joel Eric Suben

About A Child (2011)
SATB a cappella
ACADEMIC OVERTURE for Full Orchestra (1986)
orch(p-2-2 2-2,2-3-0-0,perc,timp, str OR cham orch(2-1-1-1,1-1-0-0, timp,str
ADAGIETTO (1967)
cl,pf
ADONAI MA ADAM (1972)
med voice, org(or pf)
CANON for String Orchestra (1985)
str orch: 2-1-1-1
CIACCONETTA for viola and orchestra (2008)
2222-2222-2111 perc, mandolin, harp, solo viola
CONCERT PIECE for clarinet and wind-band (1977)
Pic-2-2-ehn-3-bcl,cbcl-atb sax-2, 4-3-2-euph-1, timp,perc,pf,cb
CONCERTO CLASSICO (1991)
fl solo, cham orch: 0-1-1-1; 1-1-1-0; timp, pf; str
FANFARE FOR A YOUNG AUDIENCE (1977)
brass: 1-2-1-0
FANTASIA SU' UN SOGGETO CAVATO (1978)
orch(1-a sax- bcl-bsn,1-1-1-1,glock,vib,hp,pf,str(1-1-1-1)
Fantasy-Variations on a Theme by Maria Theresia von Paradis (1999)
Vln solo, 2,2,2,2-3,1,0,1-perc (1)-Hp-Mandolin-Strings
FIVE GOETHE SONGS (1980)
Baritone, guit, vcl
FIVE SPIRITUALS (1976)
high voice & cham orch (fl,cl/Eb,pic cl, a sax,bsn, hn,tpt,tb,hp,pf, 5 str
voice and piano alternate edition
GESUALDO TRIPTYCH, for Str Orch (1985)
str(3-1-1-1)
GIVE EAR TO MY WORDS, O LORD (1982)
uni chor,keyb
HALLELUJAH (1982)
Chorus SATB with keyboard or Brass Quartet.
MAGNIFICAT (1973)
fem vcs(chil or adults),org
A MEMORY OF YOUTH (2013)
vln, vcl, pf
OCHILA LA-EL (1972)
hg vc, vln
PARTITA (1967)
vln
SERENADE (1980)
alfl,ehn,bcl,hn
SEVEN DAYS (2013)
Mezzo-Soprano, piano
SONG BOOK (1989)
treble voices (SSAA) a cappella
SYMPHONY IN OLD STYLE (1987)
pic-2-2/pic cl-2-2, 2-3-1-1, timp,perc(1), str
THREE IMAGES for cello and orchestra (orch or reduced score) (2011)
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),
Three Impromptus (2017)
solo piano
TRAUME AUF DICHTERHOHE (1977)
hn and (large) str. orch.
TWO REVERIES from 'Under Milk Wood'
orch(fl/pic-1-cl/bcl- 1,1-1-1-0,pf(or hpschd),glock,hp,vln,vla,vcl
WINTER LOVE (1988)
mix chor, pf 4 hands, or orch.

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