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.

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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

8 CRUZIN' (2008)
asax and str orch

10 EPISODES (1972)
organ

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

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

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

17 FOCUS (2019)
vcl

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

20 FOUR PIECES AFTER ROOSEVELTIANS (2004)
Saxophone Quartet

21 Gebet (Prayer) (1995)
SATB

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

23 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

24 HOMONYMS (2019)
piano solo

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

27 JUST KEYBOARD RESPECT (2005)
pf

28 KEEPSAKE (1983)
flute or saxophone alone

30 Laughing Song (1995)
SATB

31 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

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

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

37 PARAPHRASES for flute alone (2019)
solo flute

39 QUICK STUDY (2001)
pf

40 QUINTIFICATIONS (1993)
brass quintet
D Tpt, C Tpt, Hn, Trb, Tba

41 RECOLLECTIONS - 5 Trombones (2010)
tbn quintet

42 RECOLLECTIONS - 5 trumpets (2007)
tpt quintet

43 RENEWAL (2003)
c tpt and pipe organ

44 RETROGRESSIVE STUDY (1970)
pf

45 REUNION (1968)
2fl

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

47 SEVEN MINUTES FOR SEVEN PLAYERS (2007)
Percussion Ensemble

48 SHALOM RAV (1994)
Cantor and SATB

50 Shtiler, shtiler (Hush) (1992)
SATB

51 SONATINA (2019)
Recorder Consort (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass Recorders)

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

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

54 Suite! (2009)
concert band
Fl 1&2, Ob 1&2, Bsn1 & 2, Cl 1, 2 & 3, BsCl, altosx 1 & 2, TenSx, BarSx, Tpt 1, 2 & 3, Hn 1 & 2 Tbn 1, 2 & 3 Euph (or Bb Baritone), Tuba, Timp(4) Perc: Triangle/Cymbals (can be 1 player), Snare Drum, Bass Drum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

63 TWILIGHT REVERIE (2004)
pf

65 TWO BROWNING SETTINGS (1999)
SATB

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

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