Joelle Wallach

ACE Publications

1 After Alcyon's Dream (2003)
clarinet in A, viola, piano

3 Cantares de los perdis (1987)
voice, tuba, timpani and crotales

4 Cassandra’s Lament (2012)
six‐part women’s chorus and soprano solo

5 Cat Songs Meow Mix (1990)
voice, piano

6 Cords (1973)
Soprano, 2 double basses

7 Eulogy (2003)
oboe d'amore, or soprano sax, and string quartet

8 Firefighters’ Prayer - choral version (2002)
SATB chorus, piano

10 Five American Echoes (1983)
SATB a cappella

11 From the Forest of Chimneys (1994)
Octet for winds and strings
Clarinet in A, Bassoon, French Horn, Violin, 2 Violas, Cello, Contrabass

12 Glancing Below (1994)
saxophone, percussion(2), piano, violin, viola, cello and contrabass

14 The King's Twelve Moons (1995)
5 singers, piano

16 La Musica, los muertos y las estrellas (1988)
SATB a cappella

17 Loveletter (Postmark San Jose) (2001)
euphonium and piano

18 Low in a Manger
unison treble choir and organ or piano

19 Lágrimas y Locuras, (2011)
solo piano

20 Moment (2008)
solo oboe

Flute, Soprano, Tenor, Harp

22 Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet (1989)
clarinet, string quartet

23 A Revisitation of Myth (1998)
medium voice, viola, piano

25 Voices of the Iron Harp (1985)
solo piano

Filter by ensemble type:

Filter by Year Authored

Email ACA Regarding This Composer: 


Joelle Wallach composes music for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo voices and choruses. Her String Quartet 1995 was the American Composers Alliance nominee for the 1997 Pulitzer Prize in Music. The New York Philharmonic Ensembles premiered her octet, From the Forest of Chimneys, written to celebrate their 10th anniversary; and the New York Choral Society commissioned her secular oratorio, Toward a Time of Renewal, for 200 voices and orchestra to commemorate their 35th Anniversary Season in Carnegie Hall. Wallach grew up in Morocco, but makes her home in New York City, where she was born. Her early training in piano, voice, theory, bassoon and violin included study at the Juilliard Preparatory Division, and she earned bachelors and masters degrees at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University respectively. In 1984 the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with John Corigliano, granted her its first doctorate in composition.

A pre-concert lecturer for the New York Philharmonic for several subscription series, Ms Wallach speaks on a broad range of musical subjects, bringing fresh insights to familiar works and opening doors to modern ones and to those less frequently heard. Joelle Wallach is currently composing Runes and Ritual, a commission from the James Piano Quartet. A new orchestral project is underway with a consortium of six orchestras spearheaded by California’s Napa Valley Symphony, Asher Raboy, Music Director, as well as the Champaign-Urbana and Rockford Symphony Orchestras, both led by Music Director Steven Larsen. Read The Dream of Now, Wallach’s newsletter at More about her at Ms. Wallach is represented by Jeffrey James Arts Consulting, who can be contacted at 516-586-3433 or at [email protected]