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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1 Aber jetzt die Nacht (2016)
2 pianos

2 AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' (1980)
sop sax, perc

3 alito, gemito (2001)
woodwind quartet

4 AN DIE FERNE (1980)
vla

5 Anabasis (2004)
chamber orchestra 1121, sax, 1110, 3 perc, pno, hp, 2 vln, vla, vlc, cb

6 Anagram (1999)
solo violin and string orchestra

7 ANTISTROPHE (2014)
cello solo

8 AROUND...AMONG...WITHIN (1998)
solo bassoon

9 AXIS SANDMAN (2007)
SOLO PERCUSSION, 2 VIOLINS, VIOLA, 2 CELLOS

10 THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL (1985)
msop or alt, lg cham ens:1-0-1-2,tbn,3perc,pf,vla,2 vcl

11 Black magic (1991)
flute and piano

12 Break Out! (1997)

13 CHAMPION (1978)
pf

14 CILICE (2016)
4 vocal soloists (SATB), fl, cl, vln, vla, vlc, pf, perc

15 Colossus (1997)
brass quintet

16 CONCERTO FOR SOLO PERC & ORCH (1984)
orch:2-1-2-2, 2-2-2-1,4perc,str

17 CONCERTO FOR VIOLA & ORCH (1980)
orch:2-1-ehn-2-1, 4-2-4btbn-0,hp,5perc,str

18 Crosscurrents on the Vertical River (1993)
3333 4321 perc(4) timp, hp, strings
Lg Orch

19 DE PROFUNDIS (1980)
sop,str qrt

20 Double (2001)
brass quintet

21 Duo Concertant (Danger Man) (2000)
contrabass and one percussionist

22 E NON ESTA CONMIGO (2016)
Sop, gtr

23 Etude (subject/object) (1998)
piano solo

24 FANTASIA FOR SOLO PERC & CHAM ORCH (1986)
1-1-1-1,1-1-1-0,str

25 FANTASIES
ssax, tape

26 FANTASY QUARTET (1996)
guitar quartet

27 FARTHER,FURTHER (1979)
solo perc

28 Four Movements for Violin and Harpsichord (2001)
violin and harpsichord

29 A GENERATION OF LEAVES (1977)
mez-sop,orch:2-0-ehn-1-0, 1-2-0-btbn-0, 2 perc,str

30 Go (...go...go) (2002)
chamber orchestra 1121, sax, 1110, 3 perc, pno, hp, 2 vln, vla, vlc, cb

31 Hands and Feet (1998)
percussion solo

32 THE HERO/THE MARTYR/THE FOOL (1989)
3 actors, 2elec gtrs, 1 elec bgtr,dr set,tape

33 Herzplatten (2013)
flute/voice, percussion

34 HOW YOU GO
Cello, Harp, Percussion (1)

35 IL ROMANTICISMO DI LUCREZIA E CESARE (2016)
Speaker/Narrator, Double Bass, Audio fixed media cues

36 IN DREAMS, FIVE ANGELS (1986)
gtr

37 IN TERRA ALIENA (2016)
3 solo voices (Sop, Mz-Sop, BsBar), clarinet (dbl bscl), tbn, vln, vla, vcl, cb, percussion (1)

38 ISKRA (2006)
fl, vcl, perc

39 Jive Clone (2002)
horn and piano

40 Juke Preludes (2003)
piano solo

41 KASSANDRA (1977)
msop,vln,perc,pf

42 Le Journal du Corps (2010)
String Quartet
2 violins, viola, cello

44 Lizard Blizzard (2002)
viola solo

45 LOVE ME DEW (2013)
Sop, fl, cl, vln, vcl

46 MAD QUEENS AND WEATHER VANES (1987)
Bar,pf

47 Mirror with(out) reflection (2003)
string sextet (2 vln, 2 vle, 2 vlc)

48 MISERERE (2013)
Violin and Piano

49 modus ponens/modus tollens (2002)
solo alto saxophone

50 MOTIONSENSING(MULTIMUSIC) (1983)
tpt/flghn,pf

51 MUSIC FOR VIOLA & PIANO (1982)
vla,pf

52 New World Rising (1997)
saxophone quartet

53 NIGHTS BEHIND THE DAYS (1984)
tbn,pf

54 nos qui captivos duxerunt (2016)
soprano voice, flute (doubling alto flute), oboe (doubling english horn), classical guitar, one percussionist

55 Of Flesh and Stone (2004)
chamber orchestra 1121, sax, 1110, 3 perc, pno, hp, 2 vln, vla, vlc, cb

56 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

57 OPERA AMORIS (2012)
soprano, flute, clarinet, percussion

58 OUTSIDE OF TIME (1980)
vln,pf

59 OUTSIDE OUT (1983)
4perc

60 Partita (2000)
cello solo

61 Pinball Lizard (2002)
violin and piano

62 PORTENT (AIR HAS NO RESIDENCE) (2016)
cl, tbn, vc, pf

63 PRELUDE & FUGUE (1985)
gtr

64 PROCESSION (1996)

66 THE QUEEN'S PEAL (2012)
flute, clarinet in Bb, and piano with mobile preparations

67 Requiem Mass (2000)
Vocal Soloists, SATB chorus, chamber orchestra

68 SEVEN IN NINE (1984)
pf

70 SMOOTH TRANSGRESSION (1977)
perc,pf

71 SOLE SURVIVOR (1976)
alsax,tpt,2perc,cb

72 STRING TRIO(THE MAGICIAN) (1982)
vln,vla,vcl

73 SULEIKA CAME TO TEA (1991)
fl,perc,hpschd,vln

74 SUPER FLUMINA-BABYLONIS (2016)
Soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, percussion (1)

75 SURREALISTIC PORTRAITURE (1993)
sopsax,pf

76 SUSPENSION AND SILENCE (1980)
fl,vib,vcl,pf

77 TASKS (1986)
tbn, perc

78 There is a Gate (1998)
alto saxophone and piano

79 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

80 The Three Dedications (2002)
violin duo

81 THREE MINIATURES (1980)
cl

83 TRIO (VORTEX) (1995)
cello, piano, one percussionist

84 USW (music theatre for chamber ensemble and electronics) (2009)
flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, violin, cello, piano, recorded sound

86 Verge (remember) (2014)
string quartet

87 VIOLIN CONCERTO (1989)
orch:2-2-2-2,2-2-2-1,3perc,str

88 WEDNESDAY'S CHILD (1978)
fl,vib

89 WHAT ABOUT YOU? (2007)
bsn, vn, vc

90 Where Ashes Make the Flowers Grow (2012)
viola and a combination of metal and skin percussion for one player

91 WHITE ROSE (1983)
fl,vib,hpschd

93 A WORLD INSIDE (1980)
bbar, pf, perc

94 YOU CHOOSE (2010)
fl, pf

95 ZWISCHEN LANDWEHR KANAL UND FRIEDRICHSFELDE (2015)
clarinet, violin, viola, and cello

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