Raymond Luedeke

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1 ACROSTIC (1979)
sax qrt(satb),pf

3 AH, MATSUSHIMA! for orchestra and optional narrator (2014)
1222 2110 perc(2) strings

4 AMAZING GRACE (1994)
2222 4231 bells (glock), bagpipes (optional), solo violins (20-50), strings

5 An der schonen blauen Donau (Arr) (2014)
clarinet in A, string quartet

7 Aurora (1980)
fl, hrp

9 BODY LANGUAGE (1990)
2 perc

10 BRASS QUINTET:COMPLEXITY & CONTRADICTION (1980)
br qnt 2-1-1-1

11 BRIEF ENCOUNTERS (1996)
VLA, PNO

12 BROTHER JACK (1998)
VLN, ENG HN, HARPSICHORD

15 CARNIVAL OF VENICE (1986)
solo cl & orch: 2-2-0-2,2-2-2-1,timp,2perc,hp:str

16 CATHEDRALS (1974)
br chor:4-4-4-2+2euph

17 CEREMONIAL DANCES (1999)
pf, str 4tet: 2-1-1-1

18 CHAMBER SYMPHONY NO.1 (1971)
pic-fl-ob/eh-Ebcl-Bbcl- bcl,2,1-1-0-1,perc,str

19 CIRCUS MUSIC (1990)
brass band: 5cor, flghn, 2Ebhn, 3euph, 2tbn, btbn, 2tb, 2perc

20 Circus Music for Orchestra (2012)
2/pic-2/EH-2/bscl-2; 4-2(inC)-3-1; timp, harp, perc(2), strings

21 CLOCKWORKS (1985)
orch: 2/pic-2-2-2; 4-2-3-1; 4timp, 3perc; hp, str

22 COMPLEXITY & CONTRADICTION (1980)
brass 5tet: 2-1-1-1

23 CONCERTO FOR DOUBLE BASS AND ORCHESTRA (1997)
SOLO DOUBLE BASS, ORCHESTRA: PICC.1.2(ENG HORN).1.BASS CL.1.CBSN 4.2.3.1 2 PERC, TIMP, STRINGS

24 CONCERTO FOR DOUBLE BASS AND SMALL ORCHESTRA (2015)
Picc, 1 Fl, 2 ob (2. dbl. EH), 1 Cl, bscl, 1 bsn, cbsn, 2 Hn, 2 Tpt, 1 Percussion; solo double bass, strings

25 CONCERTO FOR SAX QUARTET & ORCH (1976)
sax qrt(satb)& orch:2-2-2-2,4-2-3-1,timp,str

26 CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN & ORCH (1992)
solo vln & orch: 2/pic-2-2-2/cbsn,4-2-3-1,timp,2perc,hp,pf,str

27 DISASTERS OF THE SUN (2000)
SATB, SSATTBB, gamelan OR SATB, SSATTBB, pf

30 DUO FOR OBOE AND CELLO (1981)
ob,vcl

31 Elemental Dances
guitar, string quartet

32 ERSTES KONZERT
cl, wind ens: 2-2-Ebcl-6bcl-2; 4-2-3-1; timp; cb

33 FAIRY TALES (1993)
fl,hp

34 FANCIES & INTERLUDES 2 (1977)
sax,pf

35 FANCIES & INTERLUDES 3
hrn, perc

36 FANCIES & INTERLUDES 4 (1982)
bcl,perc

37 FANCIES & INTERLUDES 5 (1984)
vcl,org

38 FANCIES & INTERLUDES 6 (1988)
vln,pf

41 FANFARE (1982)
org & orch:pic-2-2-2-ehn-Ebcl- 2 bcl-2-cbsn,6-12-3-1, timp,perc(3),pf,hp,str,

42 FIVE PRELUDES FOR GUITAR (1980)
gtr

43 FOUR CANTOS (1974)
orch:2-2-2-2,4-2-3-1,4perc,str

44 FOUR SONGS, THE DREAM AND OLD SONG (1986)
satb a capella

45 FROM THE MOUNTAIN TOP (2015)
4 trombones

46 GARBAGE DELIGHT (1988)
sax qnt:satbb,narration,opt cb

47 GIPSY SONGS
ww qnt 1-1-1-1,hn

48 GRIEF (2010)
solo cello

49 HARD RIGHT: A Satyrical Suite (2012)
1 Flute (dbl. alto sax.)/ Bb Clarinet/ Bb Bass Clarinet 1 Horn/ 1 Tpt in C/ 1 Tbn. 2 percussion strings (2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass)

50 IF YOU FORGET ME - viola and piano (2014)
viola and piano

51 IF YOU FORGET ME... cello and piano (2006)
cello, piano

53 In Just-Spring (2005)
treble choir and pno

54 In Kharms Way / Theater of the Absurd (2015)
string quartet, 2 actors
2vln, vla, vcl

55 IN THIS WORLD (ON JAPANESE MOTIVES) (2001)
fl/pic, mrmba, string orch

56 In This World - duo version (2014)
violin or flute or clarinet, with marimba

57 Joy (2006)
2 tpt, hrn, tbn, tba

58 Kafka Shorts (2013)
string quartet and 2 actors

59 LE TOMBEAU DE COUPERIN - not ACA
ob/eh, vln/voice (or mandolin), accordion, vc/gtr

60 LITTLE ROSE (1991)
cham orch:1-alfl-2/ehn-1-bcl-2,tpt, timp,pf,str

62 LIVESAY SONGS (1992)
sop,pf

64 THE LYRE OF ORPHEUS (2015)
Harp and String Quartet

66 MACCHU PICCHU (1978)
5 players: pic/fl/alfl, cl(A,Bb,Eb), vln, vla, pf

67 THE MAGICAL SINGING DRUM (1998)
S, mezS, Bar, dancer, orch: synth, ob/eh, solo drummer, perc… 5-10 performers

68 Margarita's Wild Ride (2003)
vn 1, vn 2, vla, vcl, bass

69 THE MOON IN THE LABYRINTH (1984)
hp,str qnt (or str orch)

70 My Life with Pablo Neruda (2009)
violin, clarinet, cello, keyboard, Soprano, Tenor, plus 2 actors

71 MY SECRET LIFE (1983)
vla

72 NEW HAMPSHIRE AND HIS MAJESTY THE TUBA (1968)
TUBA, TENOR, PIANO

73 NOCTURNAL VARIATIONS (1987)
ww qnt:1-1-1-1,hn

74 THE NORTH WIND'S GIFT (1991)
orch:2-2/eh-2-2, 4-2-3-1,timp,2perc,pf,str

75 OF HIM I LOVE DAY & NIGHT; A NOISELESS PATIENT SPIDER (1973)
satb,sax qrt(satb),cb,2perc

77 PAPRIKA (1987)
bsn,vcl

78 PICTURES FROM BREUGHEL (1973)
msop,bar,wwqnt

79 A PRAYER FOR THE EARTH (1996)
2 FL (PICC), OBOE, ENG HN, CL, B CL, BSN/CON BSN, 4.2.3.1 BRASS, TIMP, STRINGS, SATB CHORUS DIVIDED INTO FULL AND CHAMBER CHOIRS

80 Prayers, Poems, and Incantations for the Earth (2002)
SSATTBB and Treble Choir

81 PROMENADE (1968)
HORN, BASS CLARINET

82 QUESTIONS (LAS PREGUNTAS) (2006)
fl, vla, cb, optional narrator

83 RAGTIME (1981)
ww qnt:1-1-1-1,hn

84 SERENADE (1982)
ob,vcl,pf

85 SERENITY (1995)
ACCORDION, B-FLAT CLARINET or Soprano Sax

86 SHADOW MUSIC
orch: 2-2-2-2; 4-2-3-1; timp, perc; str

87 SILENCE! (1986)
perc & mmb(or vc, or ob,or fl,or cl, or vla, or vcl)

88 SONATA FOR VIOLA & PIANO (1975)
vla,pf

89 SOUNDSCAPES, for Band (1973)
band:pic-4-2-Ebcl- 4-bcl,-cbcl-2-4sax,4-4-3-btbn-2euph-2, 5perc

90 STRING QUARTET (1990)
str qrt 2-1-1

91 SUITE (1972)
br trio(hn,tpt,tbn)

93 TALES OF THE NETSILIK (CONTES ET LEGENDES NETSILIK) (1988)
narr & orch:2-2-2-2,4-2-3-1,timp,2perc,pf/cel,hp,str

94 Tango Dreams (2004)
pno

95 Tango Dreams - Quartet version (2004)
accordion, vn, vla, vcl

96 TANGO DREAMS - Quintet version (2016)
accordion, clarinet, and string trio
accordion, clarinet in A, violin, viola, cello

98 THREE LYRICAL STUDIES (1983)
tpt,pf

99 THE TRANSPARENCY OF TIME (1986)
pf, orch: 2/pic-2/eh-2-1-cbsn; 4-2-3-1; timp, perc; hp, str

100 TWELVE PRELUDES (1981)
pf

101 VARIATIONS FOR OBOE AND STRING TRIO (1971)
ob,vln, vla, vcl

103 WILD FLOWERS (1994)
B, Bar, T, S, boyS, child's chorus, fl/pic, ob/eh, hn, vln, vla, vc, cb

104 THE WINDS OF HER MISFORTUNE
orch winds: pic-2-2-eh-Ebcl-1-bcl-2-cbsn; 4-3-3-1; timp, perc, pf

105 Ysaÿe Does It (2014)
4 violins

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Biography: 

Born in New York City, composer Ray Luedeke attended the Eastman School of Music, the Vienna Academy of Music, Northwestern University, and Dartmouth College, where he studied with George Crumb. His output is extensive and varied. It runs the gamut from entertaining theater pieces for children, through a long list of sophisticated solo and chamber music to colorful, carefully crafted pieces for orchestra.

Recordings of his music include Shadow Music with the Louisville Orchestra, The Transparency of Time with pianist Andre LaPlante and the Winnipeg Symphony, The Moon in the Labyrinth and The Lyre of Orpheus with harpist Judy Loman and the Orford String Quartet, Brass Quintet with the New Mexico Brass Quintet, Circus Music with the Hannaford Street Silver Band, and Ah, Matsushima! with violin/marimba duo Jacques and Michael Israelievitch.  Quartetto Gelato has recorded Ray’s brilliant arrangement of Maurice Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin and has performed it worldwide.

 The striking originality and meticulous craftsmanship of his music have been recognized by numerous grants and awards, among them prizes from the Manhattan Choral Ensemble, from the Percussive Arts Society, from the International Horn Society, and from Northwestern University. His contest winning orchestral Fanfare, opened Toronto’s Thomson Hall and his overture The North Wind’s Gift was performed throughout Europe in the 1991 tour of the Toronto Symphony. Six Canadian orchestras jointly commissioned Tales of the Netsilik for narrator and orchestra.

 Ray Luedeke is an experienced librettist. He collaborated with playwright Sean Dixon for his first opera, Wild Flowers, produced at The Guelph Spring Festival. Subsequently, he worked with acclaimed director/dramaturge Tom Diamond to write the libretto for his second opera, The Magical Singing Drum, and the script for The Art of Love/Into the Labyrinth for two pianos, visuals and actor. The distinguished Canadian playwright Guillermo Verdecchia served as dramaturge for Ray’s script for his third opera, Viva Pablo Neruda (I Confess, I Have Lived).

 In the summer of 2007, Ray started a music theater company, Voice Afire Pocket Opera and Cabaret, and produced three shows, each reflecting a particular passion of the composer/arranger. Viva Pablo Neruda (I Confess, I Have Lived) is based on the poetry of Pablo Neruda. Butterfly’s Trouble is an re-invention of Puccini’s great masterpiece. Close Embrace relives the Golden Age of Argentine Tango and includes 8 performers: a Master of Ceremonies, 2 dancers, 4 musicians, and a singer.

 From 1981-2010 Ray served as Associate Principal Clarinet of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. In the summer of 2010 Ray moved back to New York City.