Richard Moryl

Biography

Richard Moryl (b. 1929 Newark, NJ; d. April 8, 2018 S. Carolina). 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 Gerard Schwarz) was released in 2000 on the Opus 1 label.  Interview with Bruce Duffie here.

ACE Publications

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Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Richard Moryl IN THE GREEN MORNING organ, perc
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Richard Moryl SEVEN LAST WORDS OF CHRIST, THE bar., fl, vcl, hpscd, perc
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Richard Moryl DANCE MACABRE vln, perc
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Richard Moryl GOLDEN PHOENIX string quartet
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Richard Moryl STABAT MATER SATB, piano
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Richard Moryl VISIONES MORTIS flute, cello, piano (all amplified)
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Richard Moryl SUMMER'S MUSIC fl, ob, gtr
players also play small percussion instruments
Richard Moryl SUNFLOWER FOR MAGGIE cbcl, perc, pf
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Richard Moryl OPTIMA wind ensemble or concert band
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Richard Moryl ISLAND IN THE MOON voice, pf
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Richard Moryl MUSIC OF THE SPHERES ob, perc, hp, pf (optional: tape and dancers)
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Richard Moryl CHAMBERS NO.2 alsax,tape,film(or slide),&/or lights
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Richard Moryl LOOPS, for Large Instrumental Groups & Tapes large homogenous instrumental groups,tape,in various antiphonal placements
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Richard Moryl PARTICLES (flute) solo flute, optional live tape delay effect
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Richard Moryl PARTICLES (for cello or double bass) vc or db
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Richard Moryl PARTICLES (for piano) pf
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Richard Moryl PARTICLES (for orchestra) orch: High Version:4pic,2perc,offstage xyl, pf,str Low Version:2cbsn,2ccl,3tbn,tb,pf,8-20cb
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Richard Moryl STROBE orch:any instrumentation
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Richard Moryl CORRIDORS voice, 1 percussion, tape delay effects
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Richard Moryl REFRAINS vcl, vib, tape delay effect
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Richard Moryl SUNDAY MORNING alt sax, 1 perc, tape delay effect
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Richard Moryl FLOURESCENTS -
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Richard Moryl MODULES pic, trb, perc, db
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Richard Moryl MULTIPLES perc, hp, pf, str
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Richard Moryl SERENADE solo vln, chamber ensemble
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