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 Learnèd Lullabies (2019)
high voice and guitar

26 Learnèd Lullabies (2019)
low voice and harp

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

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

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

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

31 PARTITA (1967)
vln

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

34 SEVEN DAYS (2013)
Mezzo-Soprano, piano

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

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

37 THREE IMAGES - reduction (2011)
cello, piano

38 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),

39 Three Impromptus (2016)
solo piano

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

42 Two Biblical Songs (2019)
high voice and guitar

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

44 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

45 WHERE ALL THE WATERS MEET (1989)
guit

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

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