Lloyd Ultan

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Lloyd Ultan (1929 - 1998) was an American composer of contemporary classical music.

Ultan received a bachelor's degree from New York University, a master's degree from Columbia University, and a doctorate from the University of Iowa. In 1971, he founded, and, from 1971 to 1974, served as Director of the Composer's Residency Program at Wolf Trap Farm Park in Vienna, Virginia.

Ultan served as chairman of the Department of Music at American University in Washington, D.C. for 13 years, and spent a year as Visiting Professor of Composition and Theory at the Royal College of Music in London. He has also lectured at Cambridge University and been a visiting composer on numerous college and university campuses in the United States.

He was a professor and chairman (and later emeritus professor and chairman) of composition, music theory, and electronic and computer music at the School of Music University of Minnesota, and also served as the Director of the Electronic/Computer Music Studio. He was responsible for founding the School of Music and served as its director from 1975 to 1986.

He composed over 60 works for a wide variety of genres including electronic music, solo and chamber works, and compositions for voice. His works have been performed and broadcast throughout the world, including in China and Taiwan. His works have been performed by the Tokyo String Quartet, the Pro Arte String Quartet, the Minnesota Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Boston Symphony, William Blount, Alexander Braginsky, Young Nam Kim, Tanya Remenikova, and Thomas Murray. He has written numerous articles and a book, Music Theory: Compositional Problems and Practices in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (with an accompanying workbook/anthology).

Ultan's notable students include Edie Hill and Scott L. Miller.

Among his numerous fellowships, grants, and awards were a Rockefeller Foundation Residency Fellowship and three residencies at the MacDowell Colony, with a Norlin/MacDowell Outstanding Composer of the Year Award for 1982.

The 160-seat Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall at the University of Minnesota's School of Music (Donald N. Ferguson Hall) is named for him.

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2 BORECHU & SHEMA (1967)
satb,org

3 CARLISLE CONCERTO (1958)
cham orch:1-1-1-1,pf,str

4 CEREAL MUSIC (1987)
Any 6 or more players with misc perc & 4voices

5 CHICAGO (1960)
satb,pf

6 CONCERTO FOR CELLO & ORCHESTRA (1990)
vcl & orch: 2-2-2-2,2-2-2-0,2 perc,hp,str

7 CONCERTO for Organ and Chamber Orchestra (1979)
organ, cham orch:hn,2tpt,2tbn,timp,str

8 CONCERTO for Violin and Orchestra (1979)
vln & orch:3-2-ehn-2-bcl-2-cbsn, 4-3-3-1,timp,cel/pf,hp,str

9 CONFLICTS 74 (1974)
pf

10 DIALOGUES 1 (1974)
vln,vcl

11 DIALOGUES 2 (1980)
vla,vcl

12 DIALOGUES 3 (1982)
vln,vla

13 DIGITAL DUO (1987)
ob,bsn

14 DIGITAL DUO (1987)
cl,bsn

15 DWELL IN LOVERS' EYES (1995)
msop, pf

16 EPITHALAMIUM BREVIS
sop(or ten),vln,vla,vcl

17 FANFARE:TO A NEW ERA (1988)
midi grand piano

19 GREGORIAN SUITE (1982)
gtr

20 I WILL GIVE YOU SHEPHERDS (1985)
Tenor ,org (or pf)

21 INTROSPECTIONS & ALLEGORIES (1988)
cl,synth

22 IRREVERENCES (1991)
tpt,tbn

23 LOVE'S NOT TIME'S FOOL (1995)
sop,vln,vla

24 MAN WITH A HOE, THE (1956)
large chorus, SATB soli, orch: pic-3-2-eh-2-bcl-bsn; 4-3-3-1; timp, perc; hp, str

25 MONADNOCK MOODS (1982)
cl

26 PEACE BE MULTIPLIED (1972)
satb(pf/org for reh)

27 PITCHIPOI (THE CHILDREN OF DRANCY) (1983)
msop,bbar,child,vla & orch:2-2-2-2,2-2-0-0,timp/bdr,pf,str

28 POET & THE HARLEQUIN, THE (1961)
tpt,pf

30 REFLECTIONS ON A TRADITION (1989)
orch: 2-2-2-2, 2-0-0-0, strings

31 SET OF FOUR (1973)
flute

32 SILENCES (1958)
contralt,pf

33 SINFONIA (from The Man With a Hoe)
pic-3-2-enhn-2-bcl-2; 4-3-3-1; timp; perc; hp; strings

35 SONATA for Cello and Piano (1962)
vcl,pf

36 SONATA for Viola and Piano (1976)
vla,pf

38 STRING QUARTET NO.1 (1964)
st qt

39 STRING QUARTET NO.2 (1980)
str qrt

40 STRING TRIO (1985)
vln,vla,vcl

42 SYMPHONY NO. 2 (1961)
orch:pic-2-2-ehn-2-bcl-2-cbsn,4-3-3-1, 5perc,xyl,hp,str

43 THREE PRELUDES (1982)
pf

44 TO A LITTLE QUEEN (1950)
pf

45 VOICES OF THE RIVER (1995)
sop,fl,cl,bsn,vln,vla,vcl

46 WAKONDA SKETCH (1951)
solo pf,orch:2-1-2-bcl-1,2-2-2-1,str

47 WANAKI WIN (1977)
orch: 3-2-2-bcl-2; 4-3-3-1; pf, timp, perc, str

48 WEDDING SONG (1990)
sop(or ten) solo

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