Robert Gibson

Biography

Robert Gibson’s compositions have been performed throughout the United States, including concerts at the Bowling Green 21st Annual New Music and Arts Festival and the national conferences of The College Music Society, The National Flute Association, and Society of Composers, Inc. His works have also been presented on National Public Radio and in Europe, South America, and China. Noted artists and ensembles who have performed his works include bassists Bertram Turetzky, Lucas Drew and David Walter; clarinetists Esther Lamneck and Nathan Williams; the Meridian String Quartet, the Aeolus String Quartet, the Clarion Wind Quintet, Prism Brass Quintet, the Contemporary Music Forum, the 21st Century Consort, the Stern/Andrist Duo, and Composers, Inc. of San Francisco; pianists Santiago Rodriguez, Marilyn Nonken, and Naoko Takao; and members of the National Symphony bass section, who commissioned his composition Soundings (2001) for double bass quartet. His compositions have been recorded on Golden and Spectrum Records. Chamber Music, a Capstone compact disc (1996) of his chamber works, appeared on Fanfaremagazine’s Want List as one of critic William Zagorski’s five notable recordings of the year. His most recent CD, Flux and Fire, was released by Innova Records in July 2018 and praised at Classical Ear (UK) as the work of “a composer exquisitely alert to atmosphere and mood.”

Gibson is a member of the American Composers Alliance (ACA), and since 2010 has served on the Board of Governors of ACA. He is Professor of Music and former Director of the School of Music (2005-16) at the University of Maryland, College Park.

ACE Publications

12 song(s)
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Instrumentmarimba
Ensemble Typesolo instrumental (non-keyboard)
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Gibson_Backbeat_Excerpt.mp3
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$8.50
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Instrumenttrumpet, piano
Ensemble Typeduo inst or voices
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gibsonrbt_fallfor_trumpet_and_piano_excerpt.mp3
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$11.25
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Ensemble Typestring quartet (alone or + inst or voc)
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gibson_flux_and_fire_excerpt.mp3
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Instrumentrecorder, flute
Ensemble Typesolo instrumental (non-keyboard)
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matin_1975_95.mp3
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$5.95
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Instrumentviolin, piano
Ensemble Typesolo inst+keyboard, duo or ensemble+ keyboard
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$10.95
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Ensemble Typemixed instrumental ens 6 to 15 players
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Instrumentviolin, cello
Ensemble Typesolo instrumental (non-keyboard)
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Gibson_NightMusic_Excerpt.mp3
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$7.25
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Instrumentdouble bass, oboe
Ensemble Typeduo inst or voices
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gibsonnovemberfieldexcerpt.mp3
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$9.95
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Instrumentdouble bass
Ensemble Typemultiples of the same instrument(s), instrumental quartet
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gibsonrobertsoundingsi.mp3
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$21.25
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Ensemble Typeband/wind ensemble large
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Instrumentclarinet, piano
Ensemble Typesolo inst+keyboard
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Instrumentviolin, piano
Ensemble Typesolo inst+keyboard
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Additional Works