Mark Zuckerman

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Mark Zuckerman (b. 1948) has written extensively for virtuoso soloists, chamber ensembles, a cappella choir (including an internationally-recognized collection of Yiddish choral arrangements), wind ensemble, and string orchestra. He attended Juilliard and continued at the University of Michigan, Bard College, and Princeton University studying under David Epstein, George B. Wilson, Elie Yarden, Milton Babbitt and J. K. Randall.

His choral music has achieved an international reputation with choruses and at festivals and been performed and recorded by the Gregg Smith Singers, Chicago a cappella, The Goldene Keyt Singers, the New Yiddish Chorale, and The Workman’s Circle Chorus. Notable ensembles such as the Rutgers University Wind Ensemble, the Rutgers University Symphony Band, the Chicago Brass Ensemble, and the Seattle Sinfonia have recorded his instrumental music. Zuckerman earned a PhD from Princeton and has been a member of the music faculties at Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers Universities.

He has taught a wide variety of subjects leading to a number of publications, including a book on listening to jazz drawn from his popular jazz survey course. He is a recipient of an artist fellowship from the New Jersey State Council for the Arts and recently had the first act of his opera, The Outlaw and the King, presented by the Opera Workshop at Rutgers University.

Characterized as "Highly accessible ... listeners are carefully guided through some very enjoyable musical metaphors ... quite moving" (Steve Schwartz, Classical CD Review), Zuckerman continues to compose for both professional and amateur performers ― especially student groups ― and for all kinds of audiences, from modern music aficionados to children.

ACA List for Mark Zuckerman

ASSUNPINK TWILIGHT (2004)
picc, 2 fl, 2 cl, bcl, asax, tsax, tp, hn, tb, perc
BESIDE THE STILL WATERS (2012)
Concert band
CIVIC CELEBRATION (2014)
2/pic222 4331 4 perc. timpani strings
COMING IN THIRDS (2009)
Pf

zuckerman_coming_in_thirds_excerpt.mp3

excerpt - Jai Jeffryes, piano; Tangent Shores album 2015
CRUZIN' (2008)
asax and str orch
EPISODES (1972)
organ
FAIR WINDS (2011)
fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn

zuckermanfairwindsexcerpt.mp3

Fair Wind - excerpt - midi file
FANFARE FOR AN UNCOMMON TIME (2009)
2 tp, 4 hn, tbn, btbn or tba, bass drum
FDR's Four Freedoms (SATB) (2017)
SATB a cappella
FEELING NO PAIN (2015)
Clarinet quartet (Eb, Bb, Alto, Bass)
Flute Fetish (2015)
Flute choir
piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute
The Four Freedoms (2014)
a cappella men's chorus (TTBB)
FOUR PIECES AFTER ROOSEVELTIANS (2004)
Saxophone Quartet
Gebet (Prayer) (1995)
SATB
Hoboken Vignettes (2004)
pic, 2fl, 2ob, Eh, 3 cl, Ebcl, Ebaltcl, bscl, 2bsn, 2 altsx, tensx, barsx, 3cor, 2tpt, 4hn, 2tbn, bstbn, euph, tba, xyl/glock, chimes, 3timp, tri, cymb, sndrm, bsdrm
JERSEY SURE (2004)
sax quartet
ssax, asax, tsax, bar. sax
KEEPSAKE (1983)
flute or saxophone alone
Laughing Song (1995)
SATB
MARCHE COMIQUE (2016)
pic, 2fl, 2ob, 3cl, altocl, bscl, cbcl, 2bsn, 2alsx, tsx, bsx, 3 cor, 2 tpt, 2flg, 4hn, 2btn, 3tbn, tba, timp(3), sndrm, bsdrm, cymb
concert band

marche_comique_excerpt.mp3

excerpt - Marche Comique
MENAGERÍE (2001)
fl, sop, pf

la_sauterelle.mp3

IV. La Sauterelle
OFF THE WALL (2015)
Trio: flute, bass trombone, and 5 wood blocks (or any semi-pitched uniform wood percussion, e.g., temple blocks)
ON THE EDGES (1996)
pf

on_the_edges_excerpt.mp3

Peter Vinograde, piano; On the Edges - excerpt
OUT OF THE WILDERNESS (1995)
str. orch.
QUICK STUDY (2001)
pf
Quintifications (1993)
D Tpt, C Tpt, Hn, Trb, Tba
RECOLLECTIONS - 5 Trombones (2010)
tbn quintet
RECOLLECTIONS - 5 trumpets (2007)
tpt quintet
RENEWAL (2003)
c tpt and pipe organ
REUNION (1968)
2fl
SELAH (2009)
Solo Perc (crotales, glock., and vib.)
SEVEN MINUTES FOR SEVEN PLAYERS (2007)
Percussion Ensemble
SHALOM RAV (1994)
Cantor and SATB
STELLAR METTLE (2005)
Brass Quintet (2 Bb Tpts, hn, tbn, btbn/tba
STRING QUARTET (2006)
2 vln, vla, vcl
SUSQUEHANNA SUNSET (2002)
2112/2121/3 per./ str
TART STYLINGS (1998)
Solo Eflat alto sax or bs cl
TIME SHARES (7 horns) (2016)
7 French horns
TIME SHARES - for 7 or 11 trumpets (2009)
11 trumpets (3 solo trumpets + 2 trumpet quartets) or 7 trumpets (3 solo trumpets + 1 trumpet quartet)
TOUCHING BASS (2012)
cb, pf

zuckermantouching_bassexcerpt.mp3

Excerpt: Jack Hill and John Kamitsuka
TRIARCHY (2004)
vln, C tpt, perc (triangle, sus. cymbal, vib, temple blocks, tom toms)- one or two players
TWILIGHT REVERIE (2004)
pf
TWILIGHT SONGS (1970)
sop, fl

zuckermantwilight_songs_excerpt.mp3

Excerpt, Paula Melnick, Sop; Erich Graf, flute
TWO BROWNING SETTINGS (1999)
SATB
TWO EMILY DICKINSON SETTINGS (2002)
fl, cl, bass trb, perc (vib, triangle), spoken text

ZuckermanDickinsonPrairieExcerpt.mp3

performed by Tales and Scales
TWO SHORT DUETS (1968)
cl in Bb, vcl

zuckermanclarinetandcelloduets.mp3

Chester Brezniak and Luis Garcia‐Renart

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