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), where 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. 

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1 AFTER IMAGES (1978)
ob, ob D'am, eh, bsn, cbsn

3 ASANOMUSIC (1968)
bsn

4 BEYOND DANCING (1999)
bass clarinet, piano

5 THE BLUEGRASS WALTZES (1981)
violin

6 CANZONNI, OVERO SONATA CONCERTARE CONSERER (1974)
solo oboe & fl,tpt,flghn,tbn,vibe,hp,pf,cb

7 CELLO MUSIC (1967)
vcl

8 CHROMA (1978)
ob,pf

9 CLEAR VIOL (1975)
violin solo

10 THE CLONING OF... A THEATRE PIECE FOR ... AND SELF GENERATED TAPE
any instrument and self generated tape playback

11 COMPOSITIONS FOR QUARTET 1967 (1967)
1-1-1-1(ww)

13 CONCERTINO FOR HORN AND 6 PLAYERS (1985)
hn solo, ob, bcl, perc, hp, vln, cb

14 CONCERTINO FOR HORN AND 6 PLAYERS (1985)
hn solo, ob, bcl, perc, hp, vln, cb

15 CONCERTO FOR VLA & 13 INSTRU (1970)
1-2/ehns-0-1, 2-1-1-0,3 perc,pf,vcl

16 CONCERTO, for CL & ORCH (1966)
cl & orch:2/pic-1-0-bcl- 1/cbsn,2-2-0-1,perc,hp,str

17 DANCE SET (1959)
cl,bsn

18 DESMOND DREAM (1991)
alto sax, piano

19 DIVERTIMENTO NO. 1 (1964)
tb,mmb,xyl(or bells), vib/xyl(or bells),cb

20 DIVERTIMENTO No. 2 (1965)
cl,3 perc,cb,tape

21 DIVERTIMENTO NO. 3 (1965)
ob,cl,bcl,bsn

22 DUPLUM (1968)
vln,pf

23 ELEGRY FOR PAUL ROLLAND (1989)
Solo Violin

24 Fanfare for an Uncommon Man (1968)
6 hns, tri

26 FIVE CHROMATIC FANTASIAS (1985)
cl, vln, pf

27 GEMINI FANTASY (1977)
oboe, trumpet, tuba, piano, perc, viola, dbl bass

28 Grinnell Processionals (for band) (1968)
3-6ob,3-6bsn,2hn,2tpt,2tbn,tb,4perc,3-4 timp

29 GRUNGE (1969)
fl

30 I LOVE MY LADY (1965)
3 male voices,3cl(Eb,Bb,A)

31 IN THE MIDST (1990)
vib, vc

32 INTERIORS
orchestra

33 JUSTICE VARIATIONS, THE (1971)
actor,4 fl/pic,tbn,4bdr

34 KYKLOS

35 L'ORIANA (1981)
vcl

36 LET THE DANCING BEGIN (1986)
seven performers

37 LIBERATA 1 (1968)
fl/pic,ob/ehn,c/bcl,pf

38 LIBERATA 2 (1968)
pf,vln,vla,vcl

39 LIBERATA 3 (1969)
ww qnt:1-1-1-1,hn

40 MELOS (1969)
vln,vcl,pf

41 MEMORIES OF YOU (1989)
vln

42 MICRODITTIES (1967)
ob, vln, vla, vc

43 MIDNIGHT SECRETS (1992)
sop sax, string trio (violin, viola, cello)

44 MOBILES AND LOOPS (1989)
trombone quartet

45 MOVEMENT FOR CLAR QUARTET (1964)
3Bb cl,1bcl

46 MOVEMENT FOR PIANO (1965)
pf

47 NIMBUS I (1989)
fl, clar, bass

48 NIMBUS II (1989)
fl, bsclar, contrabass

49 ONE BY ONE THE PHANTOMS GO (1992)
cl, pf

50 ONE SLOW TURN OF THE WORLD (1971)
fl/pic,ob,cl/bcl,perc, cb

51 ONLY THE WIND (1991)
band: 2-1-eh-1-bcl-2, 4-3-3-1, timp, perc

52 ORGANON (1971)
org

53 PENNYRILE VARIATIONS
2222 4331 TIMP, PERC, STRINGS

54 PERIPHRASIS (1966)
ob,cl,vcl

55 PIANO SONATA 1967 (1967)
pf

57 PRAIRIE SONGS (1983)
ob, mand, guit, vln, vc, cb

58 REVOLUTIONS (1969)
cl

59 RIVER DAWN (1990)
2222, 4331, timp, perc(3), strings

60 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

62 SHADOWS OF AN ORANGE-LEAF (1971)
sop,ob,tbn,pf, perc,vcl,cb

63 SOMEWHERE BETWEEN (1985)
fl (4), hn, tpt, tbn, elec guit, perc, vln, vla, vc, cb

64 SONATA FOR OBOE & PF (1962)
ob,pf

67 SONATINE for CL & PF (1958)
cl,pf

68 SONORUM ONE (1967)
1-1-1-0,1-1-1-0,vib,perc,str:1-1-0-1

69 SONORUM THREE (1968)
pic & tape

70 SPICE ISLAND (1971)
Perc.Ens:glock,2 mar,chimes,3 tam-tams,3 tri,coli spring,maracas

71 STRAY PUFFS (1968)
cl

72 STRING QUARTET NO. 1 (1960)
str qrt

73 STRING QUARTET NO. 2 (1963)
str qrt

76 TENNESSEE SECRETS (1997)
mandolin quartet and chamber orchestra

77 THOSE (NEVER-ENDING) MEMORIES (1986)
ob, vln, cb, guit, perc

78 THREE AMERICAN DANCES (1998)
Oboe, Clar/Sax, viola, mandolin, guitar, accordion

79 THREE FOLK SONGS ON STEPHEN CRANE (1966)
contralto

80 TWO ANTIPHONAL MOVEMENTS (1985)
trumpets, cornets, and flugelhorns

81 TWO MOVEMENTS FOR CLARINET QUARTET (1965)
3Bb cl,bcl

82 ULTIMATE NIMBUS (1994)
cl. Eb, cl. Bb, Bcl

83 VARIA V (1979)
cl, tpt, tbn, tba, pf

84 VICTORY CELEBRATION FANFARE (1998)
orchestra

85 VIRTUOSO MUSIC (1966)
vln

86 VOYAGE OF COLUMBUS, THE (1975)
tpt(opt. double on pic)& cham ensemble:alfl/pic,ob,sopsax,flghn,tbn,2perc,vln,cb,pf

87 WINTER PATHS (1982)
fl, ob, cl, hn, bsn, tba

88 XOE (1972)
percussionist

89 YODELING IN THE GULLY (1984)
at least 3 players of different instruments

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