Johan Franco

ACE Publications

1 ADORATION (1982)
carillon

3 ALLELUIA
ttbb

4 AMEN (1969)
satb a cap

6 AMERSFOORT NOCTURNE (1977)
3 1/2 oct carillon

7 ARIA & TRIO (1987)
2 oct carillon

9 ARIEL'S 4 SONGS (1972)
high voice, gtr (or marb)

10 AS THE PROPHETS FORETOLD, a Cantata for Easter (1955)
Tenor, Bass, soloists; SATB, 3tpts, 2tbs, 4-octave carillon

11 AT THE CIRCUS (1952)
pf

12 AUSTRALIAN NOCTURNE (1984)
carillon

13 AUTUMN & THE RAINDROP ADVENTURE
child voices,pf

14 AWAKE, MY SOUL (1965)
medium voice, pf or org.

15 AWAKENING (1960)
carillon

16 BACONIANA (aka A BACONIAN OVERTURE) (1942)
3.2.3.2, 2.3.2.0, timp, perc, strings

18 BALLADE (1985)
fl,pf

19 BALLADE (1985)
al sax,(or fl)

20 BALLADE (1985)
carillon

21 THE BELLS OF ZION (1969)
3 trumpets, bells

22 THE BELLS OF ZION (1969)
carillon

23 THE BERKELEY NOCTURNE (1986)
4 oct.carillon

24 THE BLUE RIDGE NOCTURNE (1958)
carillon

25 BOK TOWER NOCTURNE (1982)
carillon

26 THE BOOK OF JOB (1967)
trumpet, org

27 BRASS QUARTET (1966)
2-1-0-1

28 BUGLE SONG (1954)
satb a cap

29 THE CALIFORNIA SUITE (1981)
carillon

30 CANBERRA FANFARE (1986)
carillon

31 CANBERRA NOCTURNE (1986)
carillon

32 CANON (1968)
carillon

33 CANTICLE(WW QNT) (1958)
1-1-1-1,HN

34 CANTICLE, for Piano (1958)
pf

35 CAPRICCIO (1961)
carillon

36 CELEBRATION (1984)
2 oct carillon

37 CELEBRATION BOK TOWER (1978)
lg.carillon

38 CHILDREN'S SUITE (1958)
carillon

39 CHORALE & CONTEMPLATION, for Brass (1965)
brs:1- 3(C)-1-0

40 CHORALE & TOCCATA NO 25 (1965)
carillon

41 CHRISTMAS CAROL (1943)
high voice, pf

42 CLODAGH (1946)
mez-sop,orch(1-1-eh-2-2,2-2-2-0, perc & timp,hp,str

43 CLODAGH, a Ballad (1946)
REDUC OF 02511,mez,pf

44 CONCERT PIECE (1940)
pf

45 CONCERTO LIRICO NO. 1 (1937)
vln,orch:1-1-2-1,0- 1-1-0,timp,perc,str,(or vln & pf)

46 CONCERTO LIRICO NO. 2 for vcl & orch (1962)
solo vcl, orch(2-2/e.hn-2/b.cl-2,2-3-1-1,3perc,hp,str. (or vcl & pf)

47 CONCERTO LIRICO NO. 3 (1967)
pf,orch(1-1-1-1,1-1- 1-1,timp,str

48 CONCERTO LIRICO No. 3 (1967)
pf pt for 09730

49 CONCERTO LIRICO No. 4. for solo perc & sm orch (1970)
perc(4timp:sn,ten,b.dr,tri,tamtam,mar,bell),sm orch(1/pic-1/e.hn-1-1,1-1-1-0,str

50 CONCERTO LIRICO No. 5 (1971)
gtr solo, cham orch(1-1-1-1,2-1-1-0,hp,perc,str

51 CONCERTO LIRICO NO. 6 (1974)
fl & cham orch(0-1- 1-1,2-1-1-0,perc,hp,str

53 CONTRAPUNCTUS 3 (1981)
carillon

54 CONTRAPUNCTUS NOS 1 & 2
lg carillon

55 CRANBROOK NOCTURNE 1 (1959)
carillon or gtr

56 CRANBROOK NOCTURNE 2 (1977)
carillon

57 CRANBROOK NOCTURNE 3 (1978)
carillon

58 CULVER CHIME & TOCCATA (XI) (1959)
carillon

59 CULVER FANFARE (1982)
carillon

60 CULVER NOCTURNE (1960)
carillon

61 THE CYCLE OF THE SEED (1982)
carillon

62 DANCE OF THE ANGELS (1985)
carillon, 4 or 2 octaves

63 DANCE SUITE (1979)
carillon

64 DIPTYCH (1972)
fl,tape

66 DIVERTIMENTO LIRICO (1980)
carillon

67 THE DOUAI CHIME (1980)
carillon

68 DOUAI NOCTURNE
carillon

69 DUKE UNIVERSITY CHIME (1986)
carillon

70 DUO LIRICO (1967)
ten tbn,pf

71 ELECTRA, Incidental Music (1971)
perc:5timp,cym,tam-tam, tambourine,moog synthesizer,tape(see comments)

73 ELEGY (In Memory of Charles Vogan) (1986)
satb (org reh only)

74 ELEGY FOR 16 BELLS (1967)
carillon

75 ELEGY for Carillon (1965)

76 ELEGY FOR ORGAN (1986)
org

77 ELEGY FOR PERCIVAL PRICE (1985)
carillon-4 oct

78 ELEGY(for Ed W Bok) (1979)
pf

79 ETUDES FOR CARILLON (I - VII) (1987)
carillon

80 FANFARE FOR BRASSES (1955)
brs:3-3-3-0

84 FANTASY FOR CELLO& ORHC (1951)
vcl,orch(pic-2-2- EH-2-BCL-2, 2-3-2-btbn,perc,str

85 FANTASY I FOR CARILLON (1954)
carillon

90 THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF SHREVEPORT CHIME (1970)
carillon-11 bells

91 THE FISK CHIME (1955)
carillon

92 FIVE MINIATURES & ENCORE (1943)
vln

95 FOOT NOTE (1947)
sop,pf

96 FOUR (DUTCH) CHILDREN SONGS (1934)
medium voice, pf

97 FOUR ESOTERIC DANCES (1970)
guitar

101 FOUR VARIATIONS & CHORALE on'Nottamun Town'
handbells (3 oct) or carillon

102 FRAN-DANCE (1981)
handbells

103 THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT (1987)
mez sop&org(or pf)

104 THE GARDEN HYMN (1978)
carillon, 4 or 2 octaves

105 GLORIA (1967)
1C&2Bbtpts

107 GOD SEES FROM HEAVEN WHAT MAN DOES (1969)
pf or carillon

109 GREEN RUSHES (1945)
sop,pf

110 GUIDANCE (1980)
carillon

111 HAIL, COMING AGE! (1950)
satb

112 HAIL, COMING AGE!(Hymn) (1950)
satb,keyb

113 HAIL, THE DAWNING DAY (1965)
satb

114 HERINNERING AAN HOLLAND(Memory of Holland) (1941)
medium voice & pf

115 HERINNERING AAN HOLLAND(Memory of Holland) (1941)
medium voice & pf

116 HIS LOW DOOR (1944)
sop,pf

117 HOLD FAST TO THE SPIRIT (1972)
satb

118 HOLIDAY FOR 8 BELLS (1957)
carillon solo

120 HYMN FOR THE MEN WHO FLY (1984)
carillon

122 HYMN TO ASSURANCE (1943)
carillon

123 HYMN TO THE HEART OF JESUS (1961)
satb,pf for reh)

124 HYMN TO THE HEART OF MAN (1975)
carillon

125 HYMN TO THE SUN (1950)
carillon

126 I WANT TO PLAY STORM (1953)
children's voices, pf

128 INTERMEZZO 4 (1939)
pf

129 INTRODUCTION & THE VIRGIN QUEEN'S DREAM MONOLOGUE (for a Baconian Opera (1952)
dram sop,orch(2/picc -2/e.hn-2-b.cl-2-cbsn,2-3-3-0,vibr/b dr,cel,perc (2or3),str

130 INTRODUCTION AND SCHERZO (1939)
cl,orch:2,hn, tpt(C),tbn,pf,perc,str(or cl & pf)

131 INVOCATION OF LIGHT (1949)
medium voice, pf

132 JESU,O LAMB OF LIFE (1961)
org

133 JESUS' FLOWER GARDEN (1980)
carillon

134 L'ESPRIT DE CHALONS SUR MARNE
carillon, 4 octaves

135 LAKE WALES CHIME (1978)
carillon

136 LAKE WALES NOCTURNE (1956)
carillon

137 LAURA NOCTURNE (1977)
carillon, 4 octaves

138 LAWRENCE CHIME (1959)
carillon

139 LAWRENCE NOCTURNE (1957)
carillon

140 THE LEAVES' SECRET (1953)
children's voices, pf

141 LET OUR HEART BE OPEN (1970)
satb a cap

142 LITTLE LAMB-A CHISTMAS CAROL (1977)
sop or ten,gtr

144 LOCKSLEY HALL (1943)
msop&pf

145 THE LORD COMETH (1960)
sop&ehn,cl,bcl

146 THE LORD'S PRAYER (1948)
sop, pf

147 LULLABY OF THE SEA (1985)
carillon

148 LULLABY OF THE WIND (1985)
carillon

149 THE LURAY CHIME (1955)
carillon

150 LURAY NOCTURNE (1984)
carillon

151 MADONNA & CHILD TRIPTYCH (1981)
carillon

152 MARCHING SONG (1946)
sop,pf

153 MARCHING SONG (1946)
satb

154 MARIEMONT NOCTURNE (1976)
carillon

157 MOON MUSIC I (1973)
CARILLON

158 MOON MUSIC II (1984)
carillon

159 MOUNTAIN LAKE BARCAROLLE (1956)
carillon

160 MOUNTAIN PEAKS (1984)
carillon

161 MUSIC FOR HEALING (1951)
pf

162 MUSIC FOR THE YOUNG (1980)
carillon

163 MUSIC(MUZIEK) (1966)
medium voice, pf

164 MY SOUL HAS WINGS (1971)
satb,pf

165 MYSTERIOUS PRESENCE SOURCE OF ALL (1950)
satb,keyb

166 NIGHT FABLE (1947)
fl,pf

167 THE NIGHT OF THE FULL MOON (1939)
low voice,pf

168 NINE SONNERIES (1981)
carillon

169 NOCTURNE 1969 (1969)
carillon

170 NOCTURNE no 1 (1941)
pf

171 NOCTURNE no 1 (1941)
pf

172 NOCTURNE no 2 (1948)
pf

173 NOCTURNE no 4 (1959)
pf

174 NOCTURNE no 5 (1968)
pf

175 NORFOLK CHIME (1957)
carillon

176 NURSERY TALE (1983)
carillon

177 ODE (1968)
ttbb,symph band:fl-pic,ob-eh,Ebcl, Bbcl,bsn,3corn,4hn,4trp,2tbn,euph,tb-cb,timp, 3 perc,hp

178 ODE OF PRAISE (1965)
Fl, Pf

179 ODE OF SUPPLICATION (1961)
fl,pf

180 ODE TO SAINT ROMBOUTS (1982)
carillon

181 OLD TUNE (1939)
lw voice,pf

182 OLD WILHELMUS (1981)
carillon

183 PARTITA #3 (1950)
pf

184 PARTITA #4 (1950)
pf

185 PARTITA #5 (1951)
pf

186 PARTITA #6 for Piano (1952)
pf

190 PARTITA I FOR CARILLON (1953)
carillon

191 PARTITA II FOR CARILLON (1954)
carillon

192 PARTITA III FOR CARILLON (1954)
carillon

193 PARTITA IV FOR CARILLON (1959)
carillon

194 PARTITA IX FOR CARILLON (1971)
carillon

195 PARTITA V FOR CARILLON (1960)
carillon

196 PARTITA VI FOR CARILLON (1961)
carillon

197 PARTITA VII FOR CARILLON (1965)
carillon

198 PARTITA VIII FOR CARILLON (1970)
carillon

199 PARTITA X FOR CARILLON (1973)
carillon

200 PARTITA XI FOR CARILLON (1974)
carillon

201 Partita XII FOR CARILLON (1976)
carillon

202 PASSACAGLIA (1972)
SATB,tape

203 PASSACAGLIA (1972)
carillon

204 PASSACAGLIA (1972)
carillon,tape

205 PASSACAGLIA(SUPPLICATION) (1964)
carillon

206 PASTORALE (1957)
ob,pf

207 PASTORALE & TOCCATA GAIA (1961)
2 1/3 oct carillon

209 PERIPETIE (1935)
3/picc.3/eh.3/bcl.3/cbsn 2.3.2.1 3 timp, perc, pf, cel, str

210 PERSEVERANCE (1979)
carillon

211 PILGRIM'S PATH(PARTITA no 14) (1986)
carillon

212 PILGRIM'S PROGRESS
orchestra

214 PRAYER AT THE PORTAL (1949)
sop,pf

216 A PRAYER FOR REALIZATION (1952)
voice, pf

217 PRELUDE & BALLAD OF QUEEN DAGMAR (1980)
carillon

219 PRELUDE & TOCCATA #19 (1960)
carillon

220 PRELUDE & TOCCATA #2
carillon

222 PRELUDE & TOCCATA #30 (1972)
carillon(4 1/2 oct)

223 PRELUDE & TOCCATA #32 (1973)
carillon

224 PRELUDE & TOCCATA #33 (1974)
carillon

225 PRELUDE & TOCCATA #34 (1975)
carillon

226 PRELUDE & TOCCATA #35 (1976)
carillon

227 PRELUDE & TOCCATA #36 (1976)
4oct carillon

228 PRELUDE & TOCCATA #38 (1976)
CARILLON

229 PRELUDE & TOCCATA #39 (1977)
carillon

230 PRELUDE & TOCCATA #46 (1982)
carillon

231 PRELUDE & TOCCATA #47 (1982)
carillon

232 PRELUDE & TOCCATA #48 (1983)
carillon

233 PRELUDE & TOCCATA #50 (1983)
carillon

234 PRELUDE & TOCCATA #54 (1986)
4oct-carillon or hpschd

236 PRELUDE & TOCCATA CELESTE (1960)
carillon

237 PRELUDE & TOCCATA CERCANTE #23 (1963)
carillon

238 PRELUDE & TOCCATA COSTANTE #20
car, 2 1/2 oct

239 PRELUDE & TOCCATA DI NATALE #22 (1963)
carillon

240 PRELUDE & TOCCATA ESPERANZOSA #16 (1960)
carillon

241 PRELUDE & TOCCATA FELICE (1962)
carillon,3 oct

242 PRELUDE & TOCCATA FESTIVA (1959)
carillon

243 PRELUDE & TOCCATA GIOCOSO (1959)
carillon

244 PRELUDE & TOCCATA GIUBILANTE (#26) (1969)
carillon, 4 1/2 oct

245 PRELUDE & TOCCATA PASTORALE (1959)
carillon

246 PRELUDE, CANON & GLORIA (1968)
4rec

248 PRELUDIO E TOCCATA PROCLAMANTE (1964)
car,2oct

250 PROCESSIONAL (1979)
org

252 PROFESSIONAL TOAST (1970)
medium voice, pf

254 PRONUNCIAMENTO (1966)
carillon

255 PROPHESY FROM LOCKSLEY HALL (1943)
solo voice with fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn, tpt, strings

256 PROPHETIC PRELUDE & TOCCATA #42 (1980)
carillon

257 PSALM
ten,bs a cap

258 PSALM (for Brasses & Harp) (1965)
3tpt,1hn, tbn,hp

259 PSALM 126 (1943)
mez sop(or ten),women's chor,org

260 PSALM 98 (1964)
satb,hp,pf

261 PSALM: MY NEW DAY IS DAWNING (1964)
medium voice, pf

262 QUESTING-REVEALING-ENFOLDING (1968)
carillon

263 THE QUIZ (1985)
carillon,4oct

264 RAINBOW BRIDGE NOCTURNE (1957)
carillon

265 REALITY (1985)
carillon,4oct

266 REDEMPTION (1959)
carillon or gtr or pf

268 REFLECTIONS (1961)
carillon

270 REVELATION (1961)
carillon

271 RHAPSODY (1968)
fl or al rec,pf

272 RIVERSIDE CHIME & TOCCATA(#17) (1960)
carillon

273 ROMANS BY ST PAUL(inc mus for dramatic cantata) (1963)
satb,solo carillon

274 RONDO BICENTENNIAL (1975)
pf

275 RONDO CAPRICIOSO (1953)
carillon

276 SAYINGS OF THE WORD (1968)
mez sop, pf

277 SEASONS (A suite of 4 Nocturnes) (1979)
carillon

279 SEVEN EPIGRAMS for Woodwind Quintet (1932)
1-1-1-1- hn

280 SEVEN POEMS UNDER A TREE (1940)
voice, pf

281 SEVEN SONGLETS (1963)
ssa,pf

282 THE SHROUD OF TURIN (1984)
medium voice, pf

283 SINFONIA (1932)
chamber orch: 1111, alto sax, 1110, 2 timp, perc, strings

284 SIX BAGATELLES (1970)
gtr

286 SONATA FOR CARILLON (1963)
car

287 SONATA FOR GUITAR (1963)
gtr

288 SONATA FOR VIOLA SOLO (1951)
vla

293 SONATA A TRE (1935)
fl,cl,bsn

295 SONATINA FOR FLUTE & VIOLA (1949)
fl,vla

296 SONATINA FOR PIANO (1931)
pf

297 SONATINA FOR VIOLIN & VIOLA (1962)
vln,vla

298 THE SONG OF LIFE (1960)
satb or high voice & pf( 0r e.hn,cl,b.cl)

299 SONG TO BE SUNG IN A JUNE TWILIGHT (1950)
medium voice, pf

300 SONNET,for Sop & Str Quartet (1954)
sop,2-1-1

301 SPANISH IS THE LOVING TONGUE (1968)
carillon

302 SPIRIT OF THE SEA (1960)
carillon

303 THE SPIRIT QUICKENETH (1959)
mez sop,satb a cap

304 STAR OF LOVE (1963)
satb a cap

305 STAR OF LOVE (1963)
org

306 THE STARS LOOK DOWN (An Oratorio for Christmas) (1957)
5soli+satbb,boys choir,orch:2/pic-2/e.hn-2-2,3- 3-2-0,timp,hp,str or voc & pf

307 THE STORY-TELLER (1939)
medium voice, pf

308 STRING QUARTET no 3 (1949)

309 STRING QUARTET no 4 (1950)
2/1/2001

310 STRING QUARTET no 5 (1953)
2/1/2001

311 SUITE AGRESTE (1954)
hp

312 SUITE FOR PIANO (1950)
pf

313 SUITE FOR STRING ORCHESTRA (1945)
2-1-1-1

314 SUITE FOR THREE RECORDERS (1967)
sop,ten,gt.b

315 SUITE FOR VIOLIN & PIANO (1946)
vln,pf

316 SUITE from ROMANS BY ST PAUL (1963)
carillon

319 SUITE OF OLD DUTCH FOLK SONGS (1954)
carillon

321 SUITE PASTORALE (1962)
carillon

322 SUNRISE AT SEA (1952)
pf

323 SUPPLICATION,REVELATION & TRIUMPH(15min,1961-67) (1964)
orch(2-2(e.hn)-2-2,4-3-2-1,2perc,hp,str

324 SWIRLING (1986)
fl

325 SYMPHONY no 4
ten solo,orch(pic-2-2-e.hn- 2-b.cl-2(cbsn),2-2-2(b.tbn or tb),hp,cel,str)

326 SYMPHONY No. 1 (1933)
3.2.ehn.2.2, alto sax, 2.2.2.1, 3 timp, 2 perc, pf, strings

327 THE TEMPEST (inc mus) (1972)
sop,hpschd,mar,cel, perc & elec montages

328 THEME & VARIATIONS (1977)
carillon

330 THERE'S A GARDEN IN ANTRIM IS LONELY TONIGHT (1945)
medium voice, pf

331 THREE FLUTERIES (1961)
3fl

332 THREE INTERMEZZI
pf four-hands

335 THREE JEWELS (GIOIELLO) (1982)
carillon

336 THREE NOCTURNES (1976)
carillon

337 THREE PIANO SKETCHES (1954)
pf

339 THRENODY (1986)
carillon

340 TIBETAN TUNE (1984)
handbells or carillon

341 TILL THE OLD CAT DIES (1952)
2 voices (children or women),or med vc & pf

342 TOCCATA (1951)
pf

344 TOCCATA 4 (for Carillon) (1955)
carillon

345 TOCCATA 6 (for Carillon) (1955)
carillon

346 TOCCATA 7 (for Carillon) (1955)
carillon

348 TOURCOING NOCTURNE (1976)
4-oct carillon

350 THE TRAVELER (Partita 13) (1984)
carillon

351 TRIO FOR FLUTE,CELLO & HARP (1959)
fl,vcl,hp

352 TRITTICO CAPRICCIOSO (1975)
al sax,tape

353 TWELVE MINIATURES(for Carillon) (1976)
carillon

354 TWELVE PRELUDES (1975)
pf

355 TWELVE WORDS (1965)
bar or contr, pf

356 TWO ANTHEMS (1960)
satb

357 TWO BOIDES
fl & pf or org.

358 TWO CHRISTMAS CAROLS (1954)
satb,org/elec caril

359 TWO DUETS (1973)
mez or bar, flute

360 TWO DUETS FOR CHILDREN (1970)
sa,a cap

361 TWO PIECES FOR PIANO (1948)
pf

363 TWO SHAKESPEARE SONNETS (1943)
contr or bar,pf

364 TWO SHAKESPEARE SONNETS (1943)
sop or ten, pf

365 TWO WEDDING SONGS (1984)
fl

366 UN TOUR DU CLOITRE (1978)
carillon

368 UNDER THE SHADE OF THE SYCAMORE TREE (1949)
mezzo sop,pf

369 UNDER THE SHADE OF THE SYCAMORE TREE (1949)
medium voice, pf

371 UNIV OF CAL CHIME(BERKELEY) (1955)
carillon, 12bls

374 UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN (1985)
carillon,4 oct

375 VALLEY FORGE FANFARE (1956)
carillon

378 THE VINCENT VAN GOGH SUITE (1980)
carillon

379 THE WAKE FOREST SUITE (1979)
carillon

380 THE WATER-GO-ROUND (1974)
chorus, medium, high voices

381 THE WAYS OF WATER (1978)
carillon

382 WHEN FRIENDLY DEATH SHALL GRASP MY HAND (1967)
voice (bar), pf

383 WHEN I WAS BORN (1948)
sop,pf

384 WHEN I WAS BORN (1948)
low voice, pf

385 WONDER-ANTICIPATION-CULMINATION (1981)
carillon

386 THE WORD CAME FORTH (1977)
medium voice, pf

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Biography: 

Born in 1908 in Holland, Johan Franco became a U.S. Citizen in 1935, soon after moving to the United States, where he settled in Virginia Beach. Franco's compositional output included five symphonies, works for piano, chorus, chamber works, theater works, solo sonatas for the violin, viola, cello, saxophone and many, perhaps hundreds of works for carillon. Two months after his death in 1988, he was honored at the GCNA Congress in Berkeley, where he had planned to play one of his works for carillon.

From Moldenhauer Archives:  Johan Henri Gustave Franco was born in Zaandam, Netherlands on July 12, 1908. The son of architect, S. Franco, and artist, Margaretha Gosschalk, who was also a singer and pianist, Johan began improvising on the piano at age four. He composed his first piece, Fantasy about Princess Erea, when he was ten and a half. He attended the Amsterdam Conservatory from 1929-1934 and studied with Dutch composer Willem Pijper for five years. During this same time period he studied law at the University of Amsterdam and then architecture and furniture design at the Kunstniverheid Institute. His First Symphony premiered in Rotterdam in 1934.

Franco arrived in the United States in 1934, and for fourteen years he lived in New York City. He became a naturalized citizen in 1942, and during World War II served in the United States Army, and later in the Air Force. He and Eloise Bauder Lavrischeff, an author and poet, and the mother of John T. and David T. Lavrischeff, were married in Washington, D.C. on March 28, 1948. They settled in Virginia Beach, and lived there until his death on April 14, 1988.

Interview with the composer by Bruce Duffie can be found here.