Paul Zonn

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Born in Boston on 16 January 1938, Paul Martin Zonn spent most of his youth in Miami, Fla., where an astute band director gave him a copy of Paul Hindemith's book on music composition.  Already busy playing in Miami Beach clubs, Zonn attended the University of Miami on scholarship and later studied clarinet in Baltimore and New York and earned advanced degrees from the University of Iowa.  Internationally acclaimed as an innvator in composition and clarinet, Zonn was respected and admired by a diverse and distinguished circle of friends and colleagues.  He appeared on stage as clarinet soloist at Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, and Ravinia, and with the Lenox String Quartet, country music great Vince Gill, the Miami Philharmonic, the Nashville Jug Band, and the New Orleans Eagle Band.  Zonn taught at Grinnell College (1967-70) and at the University of Illinois (1970-1997), wh

ere he headed the Theory and Composition Division and led the Contemporary Chamber Players.  Zonn received honors and awards from the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, New York Composers Forum, the Berkshire Music Center, and the Fromm Foundation.  He was perhaps most pleased to have been named a Distinguished Alumnus of his alma mater, the University of Miami, in 1998.  Paul Martin Zonn died on 8 December 2000 after a long illness.  His papers are deposited at The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois. 

ACA List for Paul Zonn

AFTER IMAGES (1978)
ob, ob D'am, eh, bsn, cbsn
ASANOMUSIC (1968)
bsn
BEYOND DANCING (1999)
bass clarinet, piano
THE BLUEGRASS WALTZES (1981)
violin
CANZONNI, OVERO SONATA CONCERTARE CONSERER (1974)
solo oboe & fl,tpt,flghn,tbn,vibe,hp,pf,cb
CELLO MUSIC (1967)
vcl
CHROMA (1978)
ob,pf
CLEAR VIOL (1975)
violin solo
THE CLONING OF... A THEATRE PIECE FOR ... AND SELF GENERATED TAPE
any instrument and self generated tape playback
COMPOSITIONS FOR QUARTET 1967 (1967)
1-1-1-1(ww)
CONCERTINO FOR HORN AND 6 PLAYERS (1985)
hn solo, ob, bcl, perc, hp, vln, cb
CONCERTINO FOR HORN AND 6 PLAYERS (1985)
hn solo, ob, bcl, perc, hp, vln, cb
CONCERTO FOR VLA & 13 INSTRU (1970)
1-2/ehns-0-1, 2-1-1-0,3 perc,pf,vcl
CONCERTO, for CL & ORCH (1966)
cl & orch:2/pic-1-0-bcl- 1/cbsn,2-2-0-1,perc,hp,str
DANCE SET (1959)
cl,bsn
DESMOND DREAM (1991)
alto sax, piano
DIVERTIMENTO NO. 1 (1964)
tb,mmb,xyl(or bells), vib/xyl(or bells),cb
DIVERTIMENTO No. 2 (1965)
cl,3 perc,cb,tape
DIVERTIMENTO NO. 3 (1965)
ob,cl,bcl,bsn
DUPLUM (1968)
vln,pf
ELEGRY FOR PAUL ROLLAND (1989)
Solo Violin
Fanfare for an Uncommon Man (1968)
6 hns, tri
FIVE CHROMATIC FANTASIAS (1985)
cl, vln, pf
GEMINI FANTASY (1977)
oboe, trumpet, tuba, piano, perc, viola, dbl bass
Grinnell Processionals (for band) (1968)
3-6ob,3-6bsn,2hn,2tpt,2tbn,tb,4perc,3-4 timp
GRUNGE (1969)
fl
I LOVE MY LADY (1965)
3 male voices,3cl(Eb,Bb,A)
IN THE MIDST (1990)
vib, vc
INTERIORS
orchestra
JUSTICE VARIATIONS, THE (1971)
actor,4 fl/pic,tbn,4bdr
L'ORIANA (1981)
vcl
LET THE DANCING BEGIN (1986)
seven performers
LIBERATA 1 (1968)
fl/pic,ob/ehn,c/bcl,pf
LIBERATA 2 (1968)
pf,vln,vla,vcl
LIBERATA 3 (1969)
ww qnt:1-1-1-1,hn
MELOS (1969)
vln,vcl,pf
MEMORIES OF YOU (1989)
vln
MICRODITTIES (1967)
ob, vln, vla, vc
MIDNIGHT SECRETS (1992)
sop sax, string trio (violin, viola, cello)
MOBILES AND LOOPS (1989)
trombone quartet
MOVEMENT FOR CLAR QUARTET (1964)
3Bb cl,1bcl
MOVEMENT FOR PIANO (1965)
pf
NIMBUS I (1989)
fl, clar, bass
NIMBUS II (1989)
fl, bsclar, contrabass
ONE SLOW TURN OF THE WORLD (1971)
fl/pic,ob,cl/bcl,perc, cb
ONLY THE WIND (1991)
band: 2-1-eh-1-bcl-2, 4-3-3-1, timp, perc
ORGANON (1971)
org
PENNYRILE VARIATIONS
2222 4331 TIMP, PERC, STRINGS
PERIPHRASIS (1966)
ob,cl,vcl
PIANO SONATA 1967 (1967)
pf
PRAIRIE SONGS (1983)
ob, mand, guit, vln, vc, cb
REVOLUTIONS (1969)
cl
RIVER DAWN (1990)
2222, 4331, timp, perc(3), strings
THE SECOND VOYAGE (1976)
picc, fl, ob, cl, bsn, cl (4), sax (4), timp, perc (3), corn (3), tpt (3), hn(4), tbn(2), eup, tba
SHADOWS OF AN ORANGE-LEAF (1971)
sop,ob,tbn,pf, perc,vcl,cb
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN (1985)
fl (4), hn, tpt, tbn, elec guit, perc, vln, vla, vc, cb
SONATA FOR OBOE & PF (1962)
ob,pf
SONATINE for CL & PF (1958)
cl,pf
SONORUM ONE (1967)
1-1-1-0,1-1-1-0,vib,perc,str:1-1-0-1
SONORUM THREE (1968)
pic & tape
SPICE ISLAND (1971)
Perc.Ens:glock,2 mar,chimes,3 tam-tams,3 tri,coli spring,maracas
STRAY PUFFS (1968)
cl
STRING QUARTET NO. 1 (1960)
str qrt
STRING QUARTET NO. 2 (1963)
str qrt
STRING QUARTET NO. 4 (1977)
2/1/2001
TENNESSEE SECRETS (1997)
mandolin quartet and chamber orchestra
THOSE (NEVER-ENDING) MEMORIES (1986)
ob, vln, cb, guit, perc
THREE AMERICAN DANCES (1998)
Oboe, Clar/Sax, viola, mandolin, guitar, accordion
TWO ANTIPHONAL MOVEMENTS (1985)
trumpets, cornets, and flugelhorns
ULTIMATE NIMBUS (1994)
cl. Eb, cl. Bb, Bcl
VARIA V (1979)
cl, tpt, tbn, tba, pf
VICTORY CELEBRATION FANFARE (1998)
orchestra
VIRTUOSO MUSIC (1966)
vln
VOYAGE OF COLUMBUS, THE (1975)
tpt(opt. double on pic)& cham ensemble:alfl/pic,ob,sopsax,flghn,tbn,2perc,vln,cb,pf
WINTER PATHS (1982)
fl, ob, cl, hn, bsn, tba
XOE (1972)
percussionist
YODELING IN THE GULLY (1984)
at least 3 players of different instruments

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