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.

ACE Publications

2 ASCENSUS DETRAHENDUS (1975)
pf

3 ASSUNPINK TWILIGHT (2004)
picc, 2 fl, 2 cl, bcl, asax, tsax, tp, hn, tb, perc

4 BESIDE THE STILL WATERS (2012)
Concert band

5 CIVIC CELEBRATION (2014)
2/pic222 4331 4 perc. timpani strings

6 CLOSE REEDING (2017)
quintet: oboe, Bb cl, Eb alto sax, Bb bscl, bsn

close_reeding_excerpt_midi.mp3

midi excerpt - Close Reeding

7 CRUZIN' (2008)
asax and str orch

9 EPISODES (1972)
organ

11 FAIR WINDS (2011)
fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn

zuckermanfairwindsexcerpt.mp3

Fair Wind - excerpt - midi file

12 FANFARE AND VARIATIONS (2017)
Brass Septet: 2 Tpt, 2 Hn, 2 Tbn, Tba

fanfare_and_variations_mp3_excerpt.mp3

midi excerpt - 2nd half

13 FANFARE FOR AN UNCOMMON TIME (2009)
2 tp, 4 hn, tbn, btbn or tba, bass drum

14 FDR's Four Freedoms (SATB) (2017)
SATB a cappella

15 FEELING NO PAIN (2015)
Clarinet quartet (Eb, Bb, Alto, Bass)

16 Flute Fetish (2015)
Flute choir
piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute

17 The Four Freedoms (2014)
a cappella men's chorus (TTBB)

18 FOUR PIECES AFTER ROOSEVELTIANS (2004)
Saxophone Quartet

19 Gebet (Prayer) (1995)
SATB

20 GRANT US PEACE (2017)
Cantor and congregation (liturgical) or soloist(s) and choir (secular)

grant_us_peace.mp3

Goldene Keyt Singers

21 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

23 JERSEY SURE (2004)
sax quartet
ssax, asax, tsax, bar. sax

24 JUST KEYBOARD RESPECT (2005)
pf

25 KEEPSAKE (1983)
flute or saxophone alone

27 Laughing Song (1995)
SATB

28 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

29 MENAGERÍE (2001)
fl, sop, pf

la_sauterelle.mp3

IV. La Sauterelle

30 Mir zaynen do tsu zingen! (We’re Here to Sing!) (1996)
SATB a cappella

zuckerman_mir_zaynen_do_tsu_zingenexcerpt.mp3

Mir zaynen do tsu zingen - excerpt

31 OFF THE WALL (2015)
Trio: flute, bass trombone, and 5 wood blocks (or any semi-pitched uniform wood percussion, e.g., temple blocks)

32 ON THE EDGES (1996)
pf

on_the_edges_excerpt.mp3

Peter Vinograde, piano; On the Edges - excerpt

33 OUT OF THE WILDERNESS (1995)
str. orch.

35 QUICK STUDY (2001)
pf

36 Quintifications (1993)
brass quintet
D Tpt, C Tpt, Hn, Trb, Tba

37 RECOLLECTIONS - 5 Trombones (2010)
tbn quintet

38 RECOLLECTIONS - 5 trumpets (2007)
tpt quintet

39 RENEWAL (2003)
c tpt and pipe organ

40 RETROGRESSIVE STUDY (1970)
pf

41 REUNION (1968)
2fl

42 SELAH (2009)
Solo Perc (crotales, glock., and vib.)

43 SEVEN MINUTES FOR SEVEN PLAYERS (2007)
Percussion Ensemble

44 SHALOM RAV (1994)
Cantor and SATB

46 Shtiler, shtiler (Hush) (1992)
SATB

47 STELLAR METTLE (2005)
Brass Quintet (2 Bb Tpts, hn, tbn, btbn/tba)

48 STRING QUARTET (2006)
2 vln, vla, vcl

49 SUSQUEHANNA SUNSET (2002)
2112/2121/3 per./ str

50 TART STYLINGS (1998)
Solo Eflat alto sax or bs cl

51 TIME SHARES (11 horns) (2017)
11 French horns

52 TIME SHARES (11 trumpets) (2009)
11 trumpets (3 solo trumpets + 2 trumpet quartets)

53 TIME SHARES (7 horns) (2016)
7 French horns

54 TIME SHARES - for 7 trumpets (2009)
7 trumpets (3 solo trumpets + 1 trumpet quartet)

55 TOUCHING BASS (2012)
cb, pf

zuckermantouching_bassexcerpt.mp3

Excerpt: Jack Hill and John Kamitsuka

56 TRIARCHY (2004)
vln, C tpt, perc (triangle, sus. cymbal, vib, temple blocks, tom toms)- one or two players

57 TWILIGHT REVERIE (2004)
pf

58 TWILIGHT SONGS (1970)
sop, fl

zuckermantwilight_songs_excerpt.mp3

Excerpt, Paula Melnick, Sop; Erich Graf, flute

59 TWO BROWNING SETTINGS (1999)
SATB

60 TWO EMILY DICKINSON SETTINGS (2002)
fl, cl, bass trb, perc (vib, triangle), spoken text

ZuckermanDickinsonPrairieExcerpt.mp3

performed by Tales and Scales

61 TWO SHORT DUETS (1968)
cl in Bb, vcl

zuckermanclarinetandcelloduets.mp3

Chester Brezniak and Luis Garcia‐Renart

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