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

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 L'ORIANA (1981)
vcl
35 LET THE DANCING BEGIN (1986)
seven performers
36 LIBERATA 1 (1968)
fl/pic,ob/ehn,c/bcl,pf
37 LIBERATA 2 (1968)
pf,vln,vla,vcl
38 LIBERATA 3 (1969)
ww qnt:1-1-1-1,hn
39 MELOS (1969)
vln,vcl,pf
40 MEMORIES OF YOU (1989)
vln
41 MICRODITTIES (1967)
ob, vln, vla, vc
42 MIDNIGHT SECRETS (1992)
sop sax, string trio (violin, viola, cello)
43 MOBILES AND LOOPS (1989)
trombone quartet
44 MOVEMENT FOR CLAR QUARTET (1964)
3Bb cl,1bcl
45 MOVEMENT FOR PIANO (1965)
pf
46 NIMBUS I (1989)
fl, clar, bass
47 NIMBUS II (1989)
fl, bsclar, contrabass
48 ONE BY ONE THE PHANTOMS GO (1992)
cl, pf
49 ONE SLOW TURN OF THE WORLD (1971)
fl/pic,ob,cl/bcl,perc, cb
50 ONLY THE WIND (1991)
band: 2-1-eh-1-bcl-2, 4-3-3-1, timp, perc
51 ORGANON (1971)
org
52 PENNYRILE VARIATIONS
2222 4331 TIMP, PERC, STRINGS
53 PERIPHRASIS (1966)
ob,cl,vcl
54 PIANO SONATA 1967 (1967)
pf
56 PRAIRIE SONGS (1983)
ob, mand, guit, vln, vc, cb
57 REVOLUTIONS (1969)
cl
58 RIVER DAWN (1990)
2222, 4331, timp, perc(3), strings
59 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
61 SHADOWS OF AN ORANGE-LEAF (1971)
sop,ob,tbn,pf, perc,vcl,cb
62 SOMEWHERE BETWEEN (1985)
fl (4), hn, tpt, tbn, elec guit, perc, vln, vla, vc, cb
63 SONATA FOR OBOE & PF (1962)
ob,pf
66 SONATINE for CL & PF (1958)
cl,pf
67 SONORUM ONE (1967)
1-1-1-0,1-1-1-0,vib,perc,str:1-1-0-1
68 SONORUM THREE (1968)
pic & tape
69 SPICE ISLAND (1971)
Perc.Ens:glock,2 mar,chimes,3 tam-tams,3 tri,coli spring,maracas
70 STRAY PUFFS (1968)
cl
71 STRING QUARTET NO. 1 (1960)
str qrt
72 STRING QUARTET NO. 2 (1963)
str qrt
73 STRING QUARTET NO. 4 (1977)
2/1/2001
75 TENNESSEE SECRETS (1997)
mandolin quartet and chamber orchestra
76 THOSE (NEVER-ENDING) MEMORIES (1986)
ob, vln, cb, guit, perc
77 THREE AMERICAN DANCES (1998)
Oboe, Clar/Sax, viola, mandolin, guitar, accordion
78 THREE FOLK SONGS ON STEPHEN CRANE (1966)
contralto
79 TWO ANTIPHONAL MOVEMENTS (1985)
trumpets, cornets, and flugelhorns
80 TWO MOVEMENTS FOR CLARINET QUARTET (1965)
3Bb cl,bcl
81 ULTIMATE NIMBUS (1994)
cl. Eb, cl. Bb, Bcl
82 VARIA V (1979)
cl, tpt, tbn, tba, pf
83 VICTORY CELEBRATION FANFARE (1998)
orchestra
84 VIRTUOSO MUSIC (1966)
vln
85 VOYAGE OF COLUMBUS, THE (1975)
tpt(opt. double on pic)& cham ensemble:alfl/pic,ob,sopsax,flghn,tbn,2perc,vln,cb,pf
86 WINTER PATHS (1982)
fl, ob, cl, hn, bsn, tba
87 XOE (1972)
percussionist
88 YODELING IN THE GULLY (1984)
at least 3 players of different instruments

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