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

17 Colossus (1997)
brass quintet

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

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

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

21 DE PROFUNDIS (1980)
sop,str qrt

22 Double (2001)
brass quintet

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

24 E NON ESTA CONMIGO (2016)
Sop, gtr

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

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

27 FANTASIES
ssax, tape

28 FANTASY QUARTET (1996)
guitar quartet

29 FARTHER,FURTHER (1979)
solo perc

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

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

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

33 Hands and Feet (1998)
percussion solo

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

35 Herzplatten (2013)
flute/voice, percussion

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

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

38 IN DREAMS, FIVE ANGELS (1986)
gtr

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

40 ISKRA (2006)
fl, vcl, perc

41 Jive Clone (2002)
horn and piano

42 Juke Preludes (2003)
piano solo

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

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

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

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

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

87 Verge (remember) (2014)
string quartet

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

89 WEDNESDAY'S CHILD (1978)
fl,vib

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

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

92 WHITE ROSE (1983)
fl,vib,hpschd

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

95 YOU CHOOSE (2010)
fl, pf

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

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