Lewis Nielson

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Lewis Nielson (b. 1950) studied music at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England, Clark University in Massachusetts and the University of Iowa. His works have been performed throughout the North and South America, and in Europe. He served as Professor of Music Theory and Composition at the University of Georgia, and, in 2000, joined the composition faculty of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he was Professor of Composition and chair of the Composition Department.

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3 MINIATURES (1980)
cl
Aber jetzt die Nacht (2016)
2 pianos
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' (1980)
sop sax, perc
alito, gemito (2001)
woodwind quartet
AN DIE FERNE (1980)
vla
Anabasis (2004)
chamber orchestra 1121, sax, 1110, 3 perc, pno, hp, 2 vln, vla, vlc, cb
Anagram (1999)
solo violin and string orchestra
ANTISTROPHE (2014)
cello solo
Around...Among...Within (1998)
bassoon solo
AROUND...AMONG...WITHIN (1998)
solo bassoon
AXIS SANDMAN (2007)
SOLO PERCUSSION, 2 VIOLINS, VIOLA, 2 CELLOS
THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL (1985)
msop or alt, lg cham ens:1-0-1-2,tbn,3perc,pf,vla,2 vcl
Black magic (1991)
flute and piano
Break Out! (1997)
CHAMPION (1978)
pf
Colossus (1997)
brass quintet
CONCERTO FOR SOLO PERC & ORCH (1984)
orch:2-1-2-2, 2-2-2-1,4perc,str
CONCERTO FOR VIOLA & ORCH (1980)
orch:2-1-ehn-2-1, 4-2-4btbn-0,hp,5perc,str
Crosscurrents on the Vertical River (1993)
3333 4321 perc(4) timp, hp, strings
Lg Orch
DE PROFUNDIS (1980)
sop,str qrt
Double (2001)
brass quintet
Duo Concertant (Danger Man) (2000)
contrabass and one percussionist
Etude (subject/object) (1998)
piano solo
FANTASIA FOR SOLO PERC & CHAM ORCH (1986)
1-1-1-1,1-1-1-0,str
FANTASIES
ssax, tape
FANTASY QUARTET (1996)
guitar quartet
FARTHER,FURTHER (1979)
solo perc
Four Movements for Violin and Harpsichord (2001)
violin and harpsichord
A GENERATION OF LEAVES (1977)
mez-sop,orch:2-0-ehn-1-0, 1-2-0-btbn-0, 2 perc,str
Go (...go...go) (2002)
chamber orchestra 1121, sax, 1110, 3 perc, pno, hp, 2 vln, vla, vlc, cb
Hands and Feet (1998)
percussion solo
THE HERO/THE MARTYR/THE FOOL (1989)
3 actors, 2elec gtrs, 1 elec bgtr,dr set,tape
Herzplatten (2013)
flute/voice, percussion
HOW YOU GO
Cello, Harp, Percussion (1)
IL ROMANTICISMO DI LUCREZIA E CESARE (2016)
Speaker/Narrator, Double Bass, Audio fixed media cues
IN TERRA ALIENA (2016)
3 solo voices (Sop, Mz-Sop, BsBar), clarinet (dbl bscl), tbn, vln, vla, vcl, cb, percussion (1)
ISKRA (2006)
fl, vcl, perc
Jive Clone (2002)
horn and piano
Juke Preludes (2003)
piano solo
KASSANDRA (1977)
msop,vln,perc,pf
Le Journal du Corps (2010)
String Quartet
2 violins, viola, cello
Lengua Encubierto (2010)
solo percussionist

nielson_lengua_encubierto_excerpt.mp3

excerpt - performed by Piero Guimaraes
Lizard Blizzard (2002)
viola solo
LOVE ME DEW (2013)
Sop, fl, cl, vln, vcl
Mirror with(out) reflection (2003)
string sextet (2 vln, 2 vle, 2 vlc)
MISERERE (2013)
Violin and Piano
modus ponens/modus tollens (2002)
solo alto saxophone
MOTIONSENSING(MULTIMUSIC) (1983)
tpt/flghn,pf
MUSIC FOR VIOLA & PIANO (1982)
vla,pf
New World Rising (1997)
saxophone quartet
NIGHTS BEHIND THE DAYS (1984)
tbn,pf
nos qui captivos duxerunt (2016)
soprano voice, flute (doubling alto flute), oboe (doubling english horn), classical guitar, one percussionist
Of Flesh and Stone (2004)
chamber orchestra 1121, sax, 1110, 3 perc, pno, hp, 2 vln, vla, vlc, cb
On Regression, Accumulation, and the Persistence of Ghosts (2012)
flute, oboe, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, small multi-percussion set-up
fl, ob, bsn, vln, vla, vcl, perc(1), conductor
OPERA AMORIS (2012)
soprano, flute, clarinet, percussion
OUTSIDE OF TIME (1980)
vln,pf
OUTSIDE OUT (1983)
4perc
Partita (2000)
cello solo
Pinball Lizard (2002)
violin and piano
PRELUDE & FUGUE (1985)
gtr
PROCESSION (1996)
THE QUEEN'S PEAL (2012)
flute, clarinet in Bb, and piano with mobile preparations
Requiem Mass (2000)
Vocal Soloists, SATB chorus, chamber orchestra
SEVEN IN NINE (1984)
pf
SMOOTH TRANSGRESSION (1977)
perc,pf
SOLE SURVIVOR (1976)
alsax,tpt,2perc,cb
STRING TRIO(THE MAGICIAN) (1982)
vln,vla,vcl
SULEIKA CAME TO TEA (1991)
fl,perc,hpschd,vln
SUPER FLUMINA-BABYLONIS (2016)
Soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, percussion (1)
SURREALISTIC PORTRAITURE (1993)
sopsax,pf
SUSPENSION AND SILENCE (1980)
fl,vib,vcl,pf
TASKS (1986)
tbn, perc
There is a Gate (1998)
alto saxophone and piano
THOSE WHO DO NOT MOVE (DO NOT NOTICE THEIR CHAINS) (2011)
flute, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet in C, trombone, violin, viola, cello, contrabass, 2 percussionists, electric guitar, live electronic sound processing
for large chamber ensemble, recorded and live voice, and live elctronics
The Three Dedications (2002)
violin duo
TOCSIN (2009)
6 percussionists

excerpt Tocsin - Lewis Nielson.mp3

excerpt - Steven Schick and Red Fish Blue Fish Percussion Ensemble
TRIO (VORTEX) (1995)
cello, piano, one percussionist
USW (music theatre for chamber ensemble and electronics) (2009)
flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, violin, cello, piano, recorded sound
Verge (remember) (2014)
string quartet
VIOLIN CONCERTO (1989)
orch:2-2-2-2,2-2-2-1,3perc,str
WEDNESDAY'S CHILD (1978)
fl,vib
WHAT ABOUT YOU? (2007)
bsn, vn, vc
Where Ashes Make the Flowers Grow (2012)
viola and a combination of metal and skin percussion for one player
WHITE ROSE (1983)
fl,vib,hpschd
A WORLD INSIDE (1980)
bbar, pf, perc
YOU CHOOSE (2010)
fl, pf
ZWISCHEN LANDWEHR KANAL UND FRIEDRICHSFELDE (2015)
clarinet, violin, viola, and cello

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