Ross Bauer

Biography

Ross Bauer’s music has been performed and recorded by the Alexander and Arianna Quartets, counter)induction, the Triple Helix Trio, Speculum Musicae, Sequitur, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Empyrean Ensemble, singers Susan Narucki, Sarah Pelletier, and Paul Hillier, and violinist Curt Macomber among many others. His work is published by ACA and C.F. Peters, and recorded on GM, Centaur, and New World. Ritual Fragments, a CD of his chamber and vocal music, and Thin Ice, for cello and fourteen players, are available on Albany Recordings. Heartstrings, his most recent CD released in 2103 (also on Albany), features songs on poems of Emily Dickinson plus four chamber pieces.

Recognition has come from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in the form of a 2005 Academy Awards in Music and the Walter Hinrichsen Award. Other honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Fromm Foundation commissions, Barlow and Koussevitzky commissions, NEA Composition Fellowship, and six Fellowships to MacDowell Colony. Founder and Director (from 1988-2001) of Empyrean Ensemble, a professional group for new music, he taught composition and theory at the University of California, Davis from 1988-2017. He also taught at Stanford and Brandeis Universities. He attended New England Conservatory and Brandeis studying composition with John Heiss, Martin Boykan, Arthur Berger, and Luciano Berio (at Tanglewood).

 

ACE Publications

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Instrumentviolin ii, violin, viola, double bass, cello, Flute (dbl alto fl)
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Instrumentelectric guitar, tenor saxophone, piano, Percussion, drum set
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Instrumentviolin, cello, flute, clarinet, piano
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Instrumentmarimba 5 octave, marimba
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Instrumentviolin, cello, Flute (dbl alto fl), clar(dbl bscl), Vibraphone/Marimba, piano, Percussion
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Instrumentviolin, cello, flute (dbl picc), bass clarinet, piano
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Instrumentflute
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Instrumentviola, cello
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Instrumentviolin, viola, cello, piano
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Instrumenttenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, baritone saxophone, alto saxophone
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Instrumentviolin, viola, cello, French horn, clar(dbl bscl), bassoon
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Instrumentviolin, viola, cello, clarinet
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InstrumentSoprano, piano
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Instrumentcello
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Additional Works

Works published by C.F. Peters, unless otherwise noted:

1985    Bauer, Ross. Tonarten, for solo piano.
1988    Bauer, Ross. Hang Time, for clarinet, violin, and piano.
1989    Bauer, Ross. Along the Way, for ten players.
1989    Bauer, Ross. Evanescent Heterophony, for cello and piano.
1990    Bauer, Ross. Chimera for chamber ensemble.
1991    Bauer, Ross. Four Honig Songs, for voice and piano.
1993    Bauer, Ross. Chin Music, for viola and piano.
1993    Bauer, Ross. Concerto for Piano and Chamber Orchestra.
1994    Bauer, Ross. Anaphora, for flute/alto flute, violin, viola, cello, and piano          
1994    Bauer, Ross. Tributaries for cello, piano and percussion.
1995    Bauer, Ross. Aplomb  for violin and piano.
1995    Bauer, Ross. Birthday Bagatelles(I-IV) for piano.
1995    Bauer, Ross. Halcyon Birds  for  orchestra.
1995    Bauer, Ross. Octet, for clarinet, bassoon, horn, string quartet, bass.
1996    Bauer, Ross. Ritual Fragments (Native American texts) for soprano, flute,  clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion.
1997    Bauer, Ross. Stone Soup  for flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, cello, and piano.
1998    Bauer, Ross. Eskimo Songs for mezzo-soprano, flute, cello and piano.
1999    Bauer, Ross. Romanza for violin and orchestra.
2000    Bauer, Ross. Icons for solo bassoon and orchestra.
2000    Bauer, Ross. Highly Rubbery for bass clarinet solo.
2001    Bauer, Ross. Motion for piano trio.
2001    Bauer, Ross. Pulse for clarinet, viola, and piano.
2002    Bauer, Ross.  Etudes for Solo Violin (four studies).
2003    Bauer, Ross. This, That, and the Other  concerto for soprano saxophone, eight winds and percussion. Published by Southern Music Company
2003    Bauer, Ross. This, That, and the Other  reduction for soprano saxophone, piano, bass and percussion. Published by Southern Music Company
2003    Bauer, Ross. String Quartet No. 3.
2003    Bauer, Ross. Quiescence for clarinet and harp.
2003    Bauer, Ross. Tribute for Cello and Piano.