Peter Tod Lewis

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PETER TOD LEWIS (b.1932, Charlottesville, Va.) has lived on both coasts, has attended the University of California at Santa Barbara (B.A.), U.C.L.A. (M.A.) and Brandeis University in Massachusetts, studying with Arthur Berger, Morton Feldman, Irving Fine, and Lukas Foss.  He received the Wechsler Commission at Tanglewood in 1961, and has been a fellow at the Huntington Hartford Foundation and at the MacDowell Colony. In 1962-63 he lived abroad, principally in Mallorca. In 1968-69 he was composer in residence at both Southern Illinois University and the Metropolitan Educational Center for the Arts in St. Louis. Since 1969 he has been Director of the Electronic Music Studios at the University of Iowa. In 1975 he received a grant to work as visiting composer at the Institute of Sonology in Utrecht, Holland, and also realized a commissioned work in the studios of the Groupe de Musique Experimentale de Bourges in France. In addition to numerous works for tape alone, tape and film, and tape and instruments, he has written many works for chamber ensembles, solo piano, voice, and orchestra. In 1969 he became director of the Electonic Music Studios at the University of Iowa, a position he held until his death in 1982. Recordings of his music can be found at New World Records.

 

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1 ALCAZAR 3 (1972)
any number of instruments, minumum of 4

2 BALLAD FOR SHAHEEN (1977)
med vc,pf

4 BRICOLAGE (1983)
solo perc, tape

5 CAPRICCIO CONCERTATO (1960)
2pf

6 DUET,for Flute & Cello (1962)
fl,vcl

7 ESPEJO (1966)
small orch:1-1-1-1,2-1-1-0, str(min):10-10-8-8-5

8 FIVE JAPANESE SONGS (1959)
sop,ten,vln,vla,vcl

9 FRAGMENTS/HEDGEHOGS (1978)
orch:2-2-eh-2-bcl-2, 2-2-2-btbn/tb-0,9perc,pf,str,4-channel tape

10 IMAGES, In Memoriam James Agee (1966)
narr,orch: pic-2-2-eh-2-bcl-2-cbsn,4-3-3-1,timp,4perc,hp,pf,str

11 LAMENT FOR MRS BRIDGE (1963)
cham ens:pic,fl,ob,cbsn,2hn,tpt, tbn,cel/cym,mand,3cb

12 LAMENTATION...FERDINAND LE TROISIEME'(Arr) (1962)
cham ens:alfl-1-1-ehn-1-bcl-1-cbsn,2hn,str:2-1-1

13 MANESTAR (1970)
tape and 7players:fl/pic,tbn,pf,perc, vln,vla,vcl

14 PERPETUUM MOBILE (1959)
pf

15 PIANO TRIO (1960)
vln,vcl,pf

16 QUADRONE (1974)
20 vcl

17 QUADRONE-B (1978)
20 or more flutes

18 SERENADE (1958)
2222 4000 strings 2vln1, vln2, vla, vc

19 SESTINA (1962)
pf or hpschd

20 SESTINA, for Winds (1963)
2-2-2-bcl-2,2hns

21 SONATA(1957) (1957)
pf

23 STRING QUARTET (1960)
2/1/2001

25 A TENDER GLOW (1959)
mez-sop,pf

26 TERRIBILITA (1977)
diverse instru & tape

27 THREE BAGATELLES (1960)
pf

28 THREE EPIGRAMS (1961)
fl,alfl,ob,eh,cl,bcl,bsn,cbsn, 2hn, str2-1-1

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