Nancy Van de Vate

ACE Publications

1 ADAGIO AND RONDO FOR VIOLIN AND STRING ORCHESTRA (1994)
Solo violin, string orchestra

2 ADAGIO FOR ORCHESTRA (1957)
2222-2221-timp-strings

3 ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1999)
2 tenors, 2 baritones, bass, soprano, mezzo; 2-2-2-2, 2-2-2-0, percussion (3), harp, strings

6 CANTATA FOR WOMEN'S VOICES (1979)
SSAA, 2010-0000-2 perc, cel, hp, strings

7 CHERNOBYL (1987)
3-3-3-3, 4-3-3-1, timpani, percussion (3), celesta, harp, piano, strings (12/10/8/8/6)

8 CHORAL SUITE FROM NEMO (SUITE FOR CHOR AUS NEMO) (1997)
SATB with orchestra (or piano accompaniment)

9 COCAINE LIL (1986)
Mezzo soprano, jazz singers (4)

10 CONCERT SUITE FROM NEMO (2000)
Soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass; 3-3-3-3, 4-4-3-1, percussion (4), celesta, harp, piano, strings

11 CONCERTINO FOR HARP AND SEVEN INSTRUMENTS (2014)
Harp, flute, clarinet, bassoon, piano, violin, viola, cello

12 CONCERTO FOR HARP (1996)
Harp, string orchestra

13 CONCERTO FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA (2016)
2222 2211 perc(2), pf, strings

14 CONCERTO NO. 2 FOR VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRA (1996)
3-3-3-3, 4-3-3-1, percussion (4), harp, piano, celesta, strings

15 CONCERTO NO.1 FOR VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRA (1986)
2-2-2-2, 4-2-2-1, timpani, percussion (2), harp, piano, strings

17 CONCERTPIECE FOR CELLO AND SMALL ORCHESTRA (1978)
solo vc, perc, cel, pf, strings
2 versions: 5 or 3 percussionist

19 CRADLESONG (1962)
Voice, piano

20 DARK NEBULAE (1987)
3222, 4220, timp, 2 perc, cel, hp, pf, strings

21 THE DEATH OF THE HIRED MAN (1958)
Soprano, Baritone, flute, cello, percussion (1), piano

22 THE DEATH OF THE HIRED MAN (piano vocal) (2016)
2 singers with piano

23 DERR HERRSCHER UND DAS MÄDCHEN (1995)
Soprano, baritone, narrator, 2 actors, piano, percussion, clarinet

24 DISTANT WORLDS (1985)
solo vln, 3222, 4331, timp, 3 perc, cel, hp, pf, strings

25 DIVERSION FOR BRASS (1964)
2 tpt, hn, trb

26 THE EARTH IS SO LOVELY (1962)
Voice, piano

27 EIGHT PRELUDES FOR PIANO (1958)
Piano

28 EINE NACHT IM ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM (1983)
Soprano, fixed media audio

29 ELEGY FOR CLARINET AND PIANO (1970)
cl, pf

30 ELEGY FOR OBOE AND PIANO (1969)
ob, pf

31 FANTASY FOR HARPSICHORD (1982)
Harpsichord

32 FANTASY PIECES FOR PIANO (1995)
Piano

34 FOUR SOMBER SONGS (1970)
mezzo, 2222, 2011, 1 perc, hp, string

35 GEMA JAWA (ECHOES OF JAVA) (1984)
String orchestra

36 HAMLET (2009)

37 HOW FARES THE NIGHT? (1993)
SSAA, solo violin, string orchestra

38 IM WESTEN NICHTS NEUES (2000)
piano-vocal (German version)

39 IN THE SHADOW OF THE GLEN (1994)
Soprano, Tenor, 2 Baritones 2-2-2-2, 2-0-1-0, percussion (2), harp, strings

40 JOURNEYS (1984)
2-2-2-2, 4-3-3-1, timpani, percussion (2), celesta, harp, piano, strings

41 KATYN (1989)
SATB, 3333, 4331, timp, 3 perc, hp, pf, strings

42 KRAKOW CONCERTO FOR PERCUSSION AND ORCHESTRA (1988)
3-2-2-2, 4-3-3-1, timpani, percussion (6), harp, piano/celesta, strings

43 LENTO FOR PIANO (1961)
Piano

44 LETTER TO A FRIEND'S LONELINESS (1976)
sop, string quartet

45 LISTENING TO THE NIGHT (2013)
Soprano and 7 instruments (flute, vibraphone, 2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass)

46 A LITTLE DAY MUSIC (1990)
3 cl, bscl

47 LO-YANG (1962)
Voice, piano

48 A LONG ROAD TRAVELLED (2007)
viola solo, string quartet

49 MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE (1972)
SATB, piano, organ

50 MUSIC FOR MW2 (1985)
Piano 4-hands, percussion

51 MUSIC FOR VIOLA, PERCUSSION AND PIANO (1976)
vla, perc, pf

52 MUSIC IN FIVE, THREE AND SEVEN (2010)
saxophone quartet

53 NEMO: JENSEITS VON VULKANIA (1995)
2 Sopranos, alto, tenor, baritone, bass, SATB; 3-3-3-3, 4-4-3-1, timpani, percussion (3), harp, piano, celesta, strings

54 A NIGHT IN THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM (1983)
Soprano or Mezzo,with fixed media audio

55 NIGHT JOURNEY (1996)
Piano

56 PATROLING BARNEGAT (1993)
TTBB, piano

57 A PEACOCK SOUTHEAST FLEW: CONCERTO FOR PIPA AND ORCHESTRA (1997)
2-2-2-2, 2-1-1-0, percussion (3), pipa, strings

58 THE POND (1970)
SATB a cappella

60 PSALM 121 (1958)
SATB a cappella

61 PURA BESAKIH (1987)
3333, 4331, timp, 2 perc, hp, pf/ cel, strings

62 A QUIET PIECE FOR SOLO SAXOPHONE (2009)
Saxophone

63 QUINTET FOR BRASS (1974)
Brass quintet

64 SARABANDE FOR FLUTE AND PIANO (1973)
Flute, piano

65 SARABANDE FOR OBOE AND PIANO (2006)
oboe, piano

67 SEXTET FOR HARP AND STRINGS (1996)
hp, 2 vln, vla, vc, cb

69 A SHORT SET FOR CLARINET AND STRING ORCHESTRA (2014)
Clarinet, string orchestra

70 A SHORT SET FOR CLARINET AND STRING QUINTET (2014)
Clarinet, string quintet 2-1-1-1

71 SHORT SUITE FOR BRASS QUARTET (1960)
Trumpet (2), trombone, bass trombone

72 SIX DUOS FOR VIOLA AND CELLO (2014)
viola, cello

73 SIX DUOS FOR VIOLIN AND VIOLA (2014)
Violin, viola

74 SIX ETUDES FOR SOLO CELLO (2009)
Cello

75 SIX ETUDES FOR SOLO VIOLIN (1979)
Violin

76 SONATA FOR CLARINET AND PIANO (1970)
Clarinet, piano

77 SONATA FOR HARPSICHORD (1982)
Harpsichord

78 SONATA FOR OBOE AND PIANO (1970)
Oboe, piano

79 SONATA FOR VIOLA AND PIANO (1964)
Viola, piano

80 SONATA No. 2 for PIANO (1983)
pf

81 SONGS FOR THE FOUR PARTS OF THE NIGHT (1986)
Soprano, piano

82 STRING QUARTET NO. 1 (2017)
string quartet

83 STRING QUARTET NO. 2 (2005)
string quartet

84 SUITE FOR ALTO SAXOPHONE (2009)
Alto saxophone

85 SUITE FOR MARIMBA (2002)
Marimba

86 SUITE FOR ORCHESTRA FROM 'NEMO' (1996)
3333, 4431, timp, 3 pec, hp, pf, cel, strings

87 SUITE FOR SOLO VIOLA (1975)
Viola

89 TEUFELSTANZ FOR PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (1989)
Percussion ensemble - 6 or more percussionists

90 THREE SOUND PIECES FOR BRASS AND PERCUSSION (1973)
Brass instruments+ percussion (6)

91 TO THE EAST AND TO THE WEST (1972)
Soprano, piano

92 TRIO FOR BASSOON, PERCUSSION AND PIANO (1980)
Bassoon, percussion, piano

93 TRIO FOR CLARINET, BASSOON AND PIANO (2005)
Clarinet, bassoon, piano

94 TRIO FOR CLARINET, VIOLA AND PIANO (2013)
Clarinet, viola, piano

95 TRIO FOR HORN, VIOLIN AND PIANO (2004)
Horn, violin, piano

96 TRIO FOR VIOLIN, CELLO AND PIANO (1983)
Violin, cello, piano

97 TWO BAGATELLES FOR FOUR HORNS (2006)
Horn quartet

98 TWO BAGATELLES FOR FOUR TRUMPETS (2006)
Trumpet quartet

99 TWO FOR TWO (2009)
2 marimbas

100 TWO SONGS

101 VARIATIONS FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (1958)
Flute/oboe/clarinet/bassoon, strings

102 VARIATIONS FOR CLARINET AND PIANO (1961)
Clarinet, piano

104 VIOLA CONCERTO (1990)
3-3-3-3, 4-3-3-1, timpani, percussion (3), harp, piano, celesta, strings

105 WESTERN FRONT (1997)
3-3-3-3, 4-3-3-1, percussion (4), harp, piano/celesta, strings

106 WHERE THE CROSS IS MADE (2003)
Kammeroper: Soprano, tenor, baritone, bass; 1-1-1-1, 1, percussion (2), piano/celesta, strings (3/3/2/2/2)

107 WOODWIND QUARTET (1964)
Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon

108 YOUTHFUL AGE (1960)
Voice, piano

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Biography: 

Born in the United States and now living permanently in Vienna, Austria, Nancy Van de Vate is known worldwide for her music in the large forms.  She currently teaches music composition at the Institute for European Studies in Vienna. Nancy Van de Vate has also been a faculty member at eleven colleges and universities in the United States and at the Jakarta Conservatory (Yayasan Pendidikan Musik) in Indonesia.  Her full-length opera, All Quiet on the Western Front (Im Western Nichts Neues) premiered in Osnabrück, Germany in 2003 and was performed there ten times to great critical acclaim. The same work was included in May 2003 by the New York City Opera in its VOX 2003: Showcasing American Opera series, again to critical acclaim.

Born in the United States and now living permanently in Vienna, Austria, Nancy Van de Vate is known worldwide for her music in the large forms.  She currently teaches music composition at the Institute for European Studies in Vienna. Nancy Van de Vate has also been a faculty member at eleven colleges and universities in the United States and at the Jakarta Conservatory (Yayasan Pendidikan Musik) in Indonesia.  Her full-length opera, All Quiet on the Western Front (Im Western Nichts Neues) premiered in Osnabrück, Germany in 2003 and was performed there ten times to great critical acclaim. The same work was included in May 2003 by the New York City Opera in its VOX 2003: Showcasing American Opera series, again to critical acclaim.

Her 26 orchestral works include the well-known Chernobyl, which has been performed in Vienna, Hamburg, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, and in the United States at the Chautauqua Festival and by the Portland (Maine) Symphony Orchestra. A special performance on February 25, 2006 by the Yale Symphony Orchestra, Toshiyuki Shimada, conductor, marked the 20th anniversary of the world's most famous nuclear accident. Chernobyl has been widely broadcast worldwide since its first appearance on compact disc in 1987. Many of Van de Vate's recordings are available for streaming on You Tube.

The composer has also created a large body of solo and chamber music for a wide variety of instruments and ensembles. Among her newest chamber works are String Quartet No. 2, commissioned by the Vienna Mozart Year 2006, and Brass Quintet No. 2: Variations on the "Streets of Laredo," commissioned by the University of Mississippi for an October 2005 festival of her music. Journeys Through the Life and Music of Nancy Van de Vate, a complete biography and extensive anaylsis of her music, written by Laurdella Foulkes-Levy and Burt Levy, was published in 2004 by Scarecrow Press.