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 BOGEN UND KEHRE (2019)
cello, percussion (1)

13 Break Out! (1997)

14 CHAMPION (1978)
pf

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

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 E NON ESTA CONMIGO (2016)
Sop, gtr

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

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

26 FANTASIES
ssax, tape

27 FANTASY QUARTET (1996)
guitar quartet

28 FARTHER,FURTHER (1979)
solo perc

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

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

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

32 Hands and Feet (1998)
percussion solo

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

34 Herzplatten (2013)
flute/voice, percussion

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

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

37 IN DREAMS, FIVE ANGELS (1986)
gtr

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

39 ISKRA (2006)
fl, vcl, perc

40 Jive Clone (2002)
horn and piano

41 Juke Preludes (2003)
piano solo

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

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

45 Les Chansons de Gavroche (2019)
percussion quartet

46 Lizard Blizzard (2002)
viola solo

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

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

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

50 MISERERE (2013)
Violin and Piano

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

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

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

54 New World Rising (1997)
saxophone quartet

55 NIGHTS BEHIND THE DAYS (1984)
tbn,pf

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

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

58 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

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

60 OUTSIDE OF TIME (1980)
vln,pf

61 OUTSIDE OUT (1983)
4perc

62 Partita (2000)
cello solo

63 Pinball Lizard (2002)
violin and piano

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

65 PRELUDE & FUGUE (1985)
gtr

66 PROCESSION (1996)

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

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

70 SEVEN IN NINE (1984)
pf

72 SMOOTH TRANSGRESSION (1977)
perc,pf

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

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

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

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

77 SURREALISTIC PORTRAITURE (1993)
sopsax,pf

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

79 TASKS (1986)
tbn, perc

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

81 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

82 The Three Dedications (2002)
violin duo

83 THREE MINIATURES (1980)
cl

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

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

88 Verge (remember) (2014)
string quartet

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

90 WEDNESDAY'S CHILD (1978)
fl,vib

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

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

93 WHITE ROSE (1983)
fl,vib,hpschd

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

96 YOU CHOOSE (2010)
fl, pf

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

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