Richard Moryl

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1 CHAMBERS NO.2 (1972)
alsax,tape,film(or slide),&/or lights

2 CORRIDORS (1971)
voice, 1 percussion, tape delay effects

3 DANCE MACABRE (1988)
vln, perc

4 DEMORTE CANTORIS (1968)

5 EXCHANGES (1968)

6 FLOURESCENTS (1969)

8 THE GOLDEN PHOENIX (1984)
string quartet

9 IN THE GREEN MORNING (2000)
organ, perc

10 ISLAND IN THE MOON (1973)
voice, pf

11 LOOPS, for Large Instrumental Groups & Tapes (1972)
large homogenous instrumental groups,tape,in various antiphonal placements

12 MODULES (1969)
pic, trb, perc, db

13 MULTIPLES (1969)
perc, hp, pf, str

14 MUSIC OF THE SPHERES (1973)
ob, perc, hp, pf (optional: tape and dancers)

15 OPTIMA (1974)
wind ensemble or concert band

16 PARTICLES (flute) (1972)
solo flute, optional live tape delay effect

18 PARTICLES (for orchestra) (1972)
orch:High Version:4pic,2perc,offstage xyl, pf,str,Low Version:2cbsn,2ccl,3tbn,tb,pf,8-20cb

19 PARTICLES (for piano) (1972)
pf

20 REFRAINS (1971)
vcl, vib, tape delay effect

21 SERENADE (1969)
solo vln, chamber ensemble

22 SEVEN LAST WORDS OF CHRIST, THE (1996)
bar., fl, vcl, hpscd, perc

23 STABAT MATER (1981)
SATB, piano

24 STROBE (1972)
orch:any instrumentation

25 SUMMER'S MUSIC (1977)
fl, ob, gtr
players also play small percussion instruments

26 SUNDAY MORNING (1971)
alt sax, 1 perc, tape delay effect

27 A SUNFLOWER FOR MAGGIE (1975)
cbcl, perc, pf

28 TOTAL (1968)
large orchestra

29 VISIONES MORTIS (1977)
flute, cello, piano (all amplified)

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Biography: 

Richard Moryl was born in Newark, N.J. in 1929. He attended Columbia and Brandeis Universities and the Hochschule fur Musik in Berlin. As a composer, he has received many awards and fellowships, including two National Endowment for the Arts awards, grants from the Ford and Martha Baird Rockefeller Foundations and many others. In 1963 he was a Fulbright scholar in Germany.

He is the founder and director of the Charles Ives Center for American Music (CICAM), which for over twenty years has performed and supported American composers and their music. Over 300 performances of his works have been given in Europe, the United States and South America. Moryl was one of the international judges for the 2nd Annual Dmitri Shostakovich Chamber Music Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1991. Forty of his works are published and ten have been recorded.


Moryl founded and directed the New England Contemporary Music Ensemble which has performed extensively throughout the northeast and the south, and which has been recorded on Desto and Serenus records. A CD of his piece, Das Lied (sung by Jan De Gaetani and conducted by Gerald Schwartz) was released in 2000 on the Opus 1 label.

2 27 2012 Today declared Richard Moryl Day by Mayor Riley