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 3 MINIATURES (1980)
cl

2 Aber jetzt die Nacht (2016)
2 pianos

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

4 alito, gemito (2001)
woodwind quartet

5 AN DIE FERNE (1980)
vla

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

7 Anagram (1999)
solo violin and string orchestra

8 ANTISTROPHE (2014)
cello solo

9 Around...Among...Within (1998)
bassoon solo

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

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

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

13 Black magic (1991)
flute and piano

14 Break Out! (1997)

15 CHAMPION (1978)
pf

16 Colossus (1997)
brass quintet

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

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

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

20 DE PROFUNDIS (1980)
sop,str qrt

21 Double (2001)
brass quintet

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

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

43 Lengua Encubierto (2010)
solo percussionist

nielson_lengua_encubierto_excerpt.mp3

excerpt - performed by Piero Guimaraes

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 PRELUDE & FUGUE (1985)
gtr

63 PROCESSION (1996)

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

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

67 SEVEN IN NINE (1984)
pf

69 SMOOTH TRANSGRESSION (1977)
perc,pf

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

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

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

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

74 SURREALISTIC PORTRAITURE (1993)
sopsax,pf

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

76 TASKS (1986)
tbn, perc

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

78 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

79 The Three Dedications (2002)
violin duo

80 TOCSIN (2009)
6 percussionists

excerpt Tocsin - Lewis Nielson.mp3

excerpt - Steven Schick and Red Fish Blue Fish Percussion Ensemble

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

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

84 Verge (remember) (2014)
string quartet

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

86 WEDNESDAY'S CHILD (1978)
fl,vib

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

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

89 WHITE ROSE (1983)
fl,vib,hpschd

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

92 YOU CHOOSE (2010)
fl, pf

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

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