Joel Eric Suben

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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.

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1 ABOUT A CHILD (2011)
SATB a cappella

2 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

3 ADAGIETTO (1967)
cl,pf

4 ADONAI MA ADAM (1972)
med voice, org(or pf)

6 CANON for String Orchestra (1985)
str orch: 2-1-1-1

7 CIACCONETTA for viola and orchestra (2008)
2222-2222-2111 perc, mandolin, harp, solo viola

8 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

9 CONCERTO CLASSICO (1991)
fl solo, cham orch: 0-1-1-1; 1-1-1-0; timp, pf; str

10 FANFARE FOR A YOUNG AUDIENCE (1977)
brass: 1-2-1-0

11 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)

12 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

14 FIVE GOETHE SONGS (1980)
Baritone, guit, vcl

15 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

17 Four Choral Settings (Gilbert & Sullivan): TTBB (2002)
Male Chorus (TTBB) a cappella

18 FOUR RHAPSODIES- vln-orchestra (2019)
3 Fl, Ob, BsCl, Hn, Tp, Tn, Tu, 1 perc, Mandolin, Hp, Pf (in orch), Strings

19 FOUR RHAPSODIES- vln-piano (2019)
violin, piano

20 FOUR SONGS ON POEMS OF ADRIENNE RICH (2018)
Soprano, piano

21 GESUALDO TRIPTYCH, for Str Orch (1985)
str(3-1-1-1)

22 GIVE EAR TO MY WORDS, O LORD (1982)
uni chor,keyb

23 HALLELUJAH (1982)
Chorus SATB with keyboard or Brass Quartet.

24 IMPROMPTU NO. 4 (2019)
solo piano

25 MAGNIFICAT (1973)
fem vcs(chil or adults),org

26 A MEMORY OF YOUTH (2013)
vln, vcl, pf

27 OCHILA LA-EL (1972)
hg vc, vln

28 On the Prut River (2018)
Chorus SATB a cappella

29 PARTITA (1967)
vln

31 SERENADE (1980)
alfl,ehn,bcl,hn

32 SEVEN DAYS (2013)
Mezzo-Soprano, piano

33 SONG BOOK (1989)
treble voices (SSAA) a cappella

34 SYMPHONY IN OLD STYLE (1987)
pic-2-2/pic cl-2-2, 2-3-1-1, timp,perc(1), str

35 THREE IMAGES - reduction (2011)
cello, piano

36 THREE IMAGES for cello and orchestra (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),

37 Three Impromptus (2016)
solo piano

39 TRAUME AUF DICHTERHOHE (1977)
hn and (large) str. orch.

40 Two Choral Settings (Gilbert & Sullivan) (2018)
Treble Voices SSAA a cappella

41 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

42 WHERE ALL THE WATERS MEET (1989)
guit

43 WINTER LOVE (1988)
mix chor, pf 4 hands, or orch.

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