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Memphis Composers

Memphis area composers, including current and former faculty, students, community members.

Composers A-G

Composers A-G

VICTOR AGUDELO, 1979-

Agudelo is a professor of composition and theory at EAFIT University in Medellin-Colombia. He received a DMA in composition (2008) from the University of Memphis, where he studied with Kamran Ince and John Baur. While at the University of Memphis, Agudelo also studied orchestral conducting with Pu-Qi Jiang and Kraig Williams.

In 2005, he was awarded the Smit Composition Prize, given to outstanding composition students at the University of Memphis. Agudelo's piece "Continental Prism" won The ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award (2009).

Read a complete bio here.


Works

  • Continental Prism (2008) score
  • Poema CD
  • Mazorca a $1000 pesos (2006) CD


John Baur

JOHN BAUR, 1947 -

Dr. John Bauder is the Coordinator of Theory and Graduate Composition at the Rudi E. Schedit School of Music at the University of Memphis. He holds a Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in composition from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. As a 1971 Fulbright Scholar in England, Baur studied with Thea Musgrave and Richard Rodney Bennett. Baur has been at the University of Memphis since 1979 and has served as the Interim Director of the School of Music as well as Associate Director for Graduate Studies.

Baur has received numerous commissions, including grants for new works from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1982 he was designated “Tennessee Composer of the Year" by the Tennessee Music Educators Association. His program, Music of the 20th Century, on public radio station WKNO, was broadcast nationally in 1992.

Among his works (for various ensembles across a wide array of genre) is the opera The Promise, which is based on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; the opera premiered at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre in October, 2004. Baur is currently working on his second full opera, Magdala, based on the life of Mary Magdalene.


Musical Works

  • Apparitions, for flute and dancers.
  • Ave Maris Stella, for mixed choir. CD
  • Beyond Sun, for horn and tape.
  • Blue 5, for guitar.
  • Chamber Concerto II.
  • Colors O'Keeffe, wind controller.
  • Death Dances, for flute, clarinet, violin, vello, percussion, piano.
  • Expo, for synthesizer.
  • For Four, guitar quartet.
  • Four for the Road, for solo double bass.
  • Four Miniatures, for voice and chamber ensemble.
  • Four Studies for Guitar..
  • Impressions I, for violin and piano.
  • Impressions IV, for double bass quartet.
  • Impressions V, for organ.
  • Love Songs from the Chinese, for soprano and guitar.
  • Magdala, opera
  • The Moon and the Yew Tree, songs set to poetry of Sylvia Plath, for soprano and piano. CD
  • Piano Quartet I.
  • Preludes for Organ.
  • The Promise, two-act opera based on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Requiem - String Quartet no. 3
  • Roethke Poems, for soprano and piano.
  • Shards//black/white//, for soprano and chamber orchestra.
  • Sonata for Violin and Piano.
  • Songs of Livingdying, for mezzo-soprano, percussion, and piano.
  • Songs of Love, for soprano and piano.
  • Spiral Fires - String Quartet no. 1
  • String Quartet no. 1: Spiral Fires
  • String Quartet no. 3: Requiem

Books

Music Theory Through Literature. 2-volume music theory text. Book

Practical Music Theory. Theory text combining print book and web resources.


Links of Interest


JOHN BOATNER, 1939-2020

Mr. John Boatner holds a Bachelor's of Arts from Columbia College and a Master's in Sacred Music from the School of Sacred Music at the Union Theological Seminary. He has taught at the Interlochen Center for the Arts and the University of the South.

Boatner has published thirty five works. His compositions have been performed across the United States, in England, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Bulgaria. He has also published a manual on improvising at the piano.

Boatner played piano in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee during cocktail hour for twenty seven years. He also served as pianist and organist for the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Cordova, Tennessee.


Works

  • Work by Boatner, children's Christmas cantata.
  • Work by Boatner, for chamber orchestra ad singers.

MARK E. BRADSHAW, 1964 -

Dr. Mark E. Bradshaw holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in composition from the University of Memphis and a Master’s of Music from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. Bradshaw currently pursues avocation in the Episcopal Church and his religious faith informs much of his current musical practices. In addition to his musical and religious pursuits, Bradshaw has interest in traditional Karate.


Works

  • Amethyst: for flute, oboe and violoncello
  • Angel Music: for full orchestra score
  • Ann's song: for piano
  • "As the angels of God in Heaven": for solo trumpet
  • At the sound of His great trumpet: for B♭ trumpet solo score
  • Bethany: for string orchestra and piano
  • Blue vision: for clarinet solo
  • By His everlasting love: for piano solo
  • Currents: for unaccompanied euphonium
  • Day follows night: for woodwind quintet
  • Dorado: an oboe duet
  • Elegy: for brass quartet
  • Empty cages: for orchestra score
  • Evocation for flute solo
  • Five movements : for violin solo score
  • Four preludes: for piano
  • Gethsemane: for violin and piano
  • Glory score
  • Golgotha score
  • Heavenly ascent score
  • Illumination: for piano solo score
  • In time: for flute quintet
  • Jesus, dearest: for soprano, viola and violoncello score
  • Kyrie: for SATB choir, piano, bass and percussion
  • Lynn's song: for piano
  • Maranatha: for violin and piano score
  • Marriage feast of the Lamb: for B trumpet and piano
  • Mirage: for alto saxophone and piano
  • Monument: for small orchestra score
  • Mourning songs: for piano solo
  • On the blood of the martyrs: for piano solo score
  • Peace: for piano
  • Poem of solitude: for small orchestra
  • Psalm 1: for SATB choir and piano
  • Rapture: for piano solo score
  • Reflections: for piano solo
  • Reflections on the mystery of the Holy Trinity: for oboe solo score
  • Relentless: for flute, oboe, bassoon, viola and violoncello
  • Sacred meditations on the life of Jesus : for piano solo score
  • Sadness: for violin and piano
  • Solace: for flute, oboe and violoncello
  • Solitude: for flute solo score
  • Sonata: for violin and viola
  • Sonata no. 5: for piano
  • Sonata no. 6: for piano solo
  • Sonatina: for violin solo
  • Spirit poem: for oboe and piano score
  • String quartet no. 2
  • String quartet no. 3
  • Three: for three percussionists
  • Three reflections on the mystery of the Holy Trinity: for oboe solo score
  • Trinity: for string trio
  • Two prayers: for soprano and piano
  • Veni sancte spiritus score
  • Waiting: for piano
  • We praise You, Lord Christ: for bass voice and piano score

JACK COOPER, 1963-

Dr. Jack Cooper (B.A., M.A.,Cal. State, Los Angeles; D.M.A., Univ. of Texas, Austin), is Associate Professor and Jazz and Studio Music Area Coordinator at the Rudi E. Schedit School of Music at the University of Memphis. In 2010 he received the University of Memphis Alumni Association Distinguished Achievement in the Creative Arts Award. As a saxophone/woodwind performer and staff arranger, Cooper performed, recorded, and toured with the U.S. Army "Jazz Knights" from 1989 to 1995. As a woodwind doubler, he has performed with Manhattan Transfer, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Ray Romano, Macey Gray, Brian McKnight, the Temptations, the IRIS Orchestra and many others. His lead alto and woodwind playing can be heard on the critically acclaimed 2009 release “Coming Through Slaughter” featuring trumpeter Tim Hagens. Cooper has performed with and written music for jazz artists Peter Erskine, Marvin Stamm, Bobby Shew, Mulgrew Miller, Gary Foster, Benny Powell, and Christian McBride. His most recent CD recording of his compositions is with Centaur Records, “The Chamber Wind Music of Jack Cooper” (Centaur 3027, released in 2010).

Cooper's compositions and arrangements have been performed and/or recorded by the Dallas Wind Symphony, the Westchester Jazz Orchestra, the Woody Herman Orchestra, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, the Grand Junction Symphony, the Summit Jazz Orchestra (Germany), the U.S. Army "Jazz Ambassadors," the U.S. Navy "Commodores," the Rob Parton Jazz Orchestra, the Cavani String Quartet, the Ceruti String Quartet, Alma Latina, DEKA Jazz and the Brass 5. Cooper's television music composition credits included "the Jenny Jones Show," "Hollywood Xtra, "SOCAN, and news broadcasts in the Washington, D.C. area. He has been a staff arranger and clinician for Alfred/Belwin Jazz Publications since 1992. His music is also published by UNC Jazz Press, ReallyGoodMusic.com, Increase Music, and Three-Two music. Jack Cooper is musical director and founder of the Jazz Orchestra of the Delta. Their CD, "Big Band Reflections of Cole Porter," was released in June 2003 on the Summit Record Label and features music entirely composed and or arranged by Dr. Cooper. He collaborated with award winning choreographer Mark Godden to produce the ballet "Two Jubilees" which was premiered in February of 2006.


Works

  • Five scenes for brass quintet score CD
  • Mists : Charles Ives for jazz orchestra / arranged by Jack Cooper CD
  • One of the missing : for those lost in Iraq score CD
  • Scenes for brass score
  • Sonata for clarinet CD
  • Sonata for saxophone CD
  • Sonata for trombone score CD

Links of Interest

JOHN ELMQUIST

Dr. John Elmquist earned a DMA in composition at the University of Memphis where he studied with Don Freund. Elmquist won first prize in the Rapido! composition competition held by the Atlanta Chamber players. He is Music Director at Ebenezer Lutheran Church and he teaches at several Chicago-area schools, including Chicago High School of the Arts, the Merit School of Music and the People’s Music School. Elmquist also works as a bass player.

On his ensemble: "In 1999 I formed HardArt groop to perform my music. Utilizing an evolving assembly of players, the group has performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago’s Pritzker Pavilion, the Green Mill, the Chopin Theater, Northeastern Illinois University. The name for the group arose simply from wanting to have horns but thinking that John Elmquist’s Horn Group sounded a little mundane, so I thought about the Horn & Hardart automat and decided to use the Hardart part." ensemble webpage

Works

  • Pythian Vision score
  • klash & kramp

TOM FERGUSON, 1932-2013

Ferguson was Director of Bands at then Memphis State University from 1962 to the mid 1970s. He later served as Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies at Arizona State University. His also formed the Tom Ferguson Trio with bassist Bob Badgely and drummer Carmen Castaldi.


Compositions

 

 

Books

  • Instant improvisation at the piano : for individual, duet and class performance  book
  • The jazz rock ensemble : a conductor's and teacher's guide book

MARSHALL FINE, 1956 - 2014

Dr. Marshall Fine earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Memphis State University. He served for several years as assistant principal violist for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. He composed over 220 works, including four symphonies and numerous works for viola.


Compositions

Sonatas and Cycles for Unaccompanied Viola
Sonata #1, Op.110 “Memphis-Sonata”
Sonata #2, Op.117 (in memory of Lucia Perkins)
Sonata #3, Op.121 “Giuditta”
Rock Etudes, Op.114

Miscellaneous Works for Unaccompanied Viola
Viola Variations Op.38
Completion of Ernest Bloch Suite (1959)
Transcription of J. S. Bach Flute Partita
Transcription of J. S. Bach Toccata and Fugue BWV 565
Transcription of J. S. Bach Chromatic Fugue
Transcription of J. S. Bach Fantasy in C minor BWV 906
Transcription of C. P. E. Bach Solfeggietto
Transcription of I. Stravinsky 3 Pieces for Clarinet
Cadenzas to Telemann Concerto in G
Cadenzas to Benda Concerto
Cadenzas to All. Rolla Concerto Op.3
Cadenzas to J. M. Kraus Concertos #1-3
Cadenzas to F. A. Hoffmeister Concerto in D
Cadenzas to K. Stamitz Concerto Op.1
Cadenzas to M. H. Graul Concertos #1-3
Cadenza to J. G. Graun “Schwerin” Concerto
Cadenza to 1st mvt., Piston Viola Concerto

Works for Solo Keyboard
Piano Sonata #1, Op.32
Victimae Paschali, Op.35
Baby Variations, Op.78
Bestiary for Harpsichord, Op.93
Piano Sonata #2, Op.112
Pink Sounds of a Memphis Evening, Op.124
Communio for Organ, Op.31
Victimae Pachali, alt. version for organ, Op.35a
Cadenza to 1st mvt, Mozart Concerto #20
Cadenza to 1st mvt., Mozart Concerto #7

Works for Miscellaneous Unaccompanied Instruments
Sonata for Unaccompanied Violin, Op.19
Transcription of J. S. Bach Cello Suite #2 for Harp, Op.20
Guitar Sonata, Op.39
Train Ride for Solo Violin, Op.55
Purcell-Cutting for Solo Guitar, Op.59
Lamentation of Jeremiah for Solo Violin, Op.73
Drumken Hearted Music for Solo Clarinet, Op.103
Golden Jerusalem for Solo Violin, Op.105
Transcription of F. Schubert “Erlking”
Cadenza to 2nd mvt., Beethoven Violin Concerto Op.61
Cadenza to 1st mvt., Mozart Violin Concerto #3
Cadenza to 2nd mvt., Mozart Violin Concerto #4
Cadenzas to Mozart Violin Concerto #1

Sonatas and Cycles for Unaccompanied Viola
Sonata #1, Op.110 “Memphis-Sonata”
Sonata #2, Op.117 (in memory of Lucia Perkins)
Sonata #3, Op.121 “Giuditta”
Rock Etudes, Op.114

Miscellaneous Works for Unaccompanied Viola
Viola Variations Op.38
Completion of Ernest Bloch Suite (1959)
Transcription of J. S. Bach Flute Partita
Transcription of J. S. Bach Toccata and Fugue BWV 565
Transcription of J. S. Bach Chromatic Fugue
Transcription of J. S. Bach Fantasy in C minor BWV 906
Transcription of C. P. E. Bach Solfeggietto
Transcription of I. Stravinsky 3 Pieces for Clarinet
Cadenzas to Telemann Concerto in G
Cadenzas to Benda Concerto
Cadenzas to All. Rolla Concerto Op.3
Cadenzas to J. M. Kraus Concertos #1-3
Cadenzas to F. A. Hoffmeister Concerto in D
Cadenzas to K. Stamitz Concerto Op.1
Cadenzas to M. H. Graul Concertos #1-3
Cadenza to J. G. Graun “Schwerin” Concerto
Cadenza to 1st mvt., Piston Viola Concerto
Works for Solo Keyboard
Piano Sonata #1, Op.32
Victimae Paschali, Op.35
Baby Variations, Op.78
Bestiary for Harpsichord, Op.93
Piano Sonata #2, Op.112
Pink Sounds of a Memphis Evening, Op.124
Communio for Organ, Op.31
Victimae Pachali, alt. version for organ, Op.35a
Cadenza to 1st mvt, Mozart Concerto #20
Cadenza to 1st mvt., Mozart Concerto #7
Works for Miscellaneous Unaccompanied Instruments
Sonata for Unaccompanied Violin, Op.19
Transcription of J. S. Bach Cello Suite #2 for Harp, Op.20
Guitar Sonata, Op.39
Train Ride for Solo Violin, Op.55
Purcell-Cutting for Solo Guitar, Op.59
Lamentation of Jeremiah for Solo Violin, Op.73
Drumken Hearted Music for Solo Clarinet, Op.103
Golden Jerusalem for Solo Violin, Op.105
Transcription of F. Schubert “Erlking”
Cadenza to 2nd mvt., Beethoven Violin Concerto Op.61
Cadenza to 1st mvt., Mozart Violin Concerto #3
Cadenza to 2nd mvt., Mozart Violin Concerto #4
Cadenzas to Mozart Violin Concerto #1

Works for 2 or More Violas
Romance for 4 Violas, Op.98
Scale Studies for 2 Violas, Op.118
Transcription of Reger Allegro Op.posth. for 2 Violas
Jazz Etude for 2 Violas (arr. from Wohlfahrt Op.45 #3)
Cadenzas to A. Wranitzky Concerto in C
5 Medieval Motets for 3 Violas
Prelude and Fugue from J. S. Bach Sonata #3 for 3 Violas
Two Pieces (Hymns and La Marseillaise), arr. for 4 Violas
Transcription of K. D. von Dittersdorf Divertimento #2 in D (orig. 4 fl) for 4 Violas
National Anthem, arr. for 8 Violas
Sonatas for Viola and Piano
Sonata #1, Op.6
Sonata #2, Op.23
Sonata #3, Op.65 (in memory of Leonard Bernstein)
Sonata #4, Op.87
Sonata #5, Op.94
Sonata #6, Op.97 “From the House of the Dead”
Sonata #7, Op.122 “Pornophonies”
Miscellaneous Works for Viola and Piano (or Organ)
Suite, Op.26 “Modern Viola Album for the Young”
Herzliebster Jesu Variations Op.27 (va/org)
Prayer, Op.49 (alt. version for va/org)
Chorale Preludes, Op.81 (va/org)
Milonga Para Salina, Op.102
Transcription of R. Schumann “Prophet Bird”
Transcription of D. Betts “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”
Completion of Vieuxtemps Sonata Ultima
Cadenza to M. Haydn Double Concerto for Viola and Cembalo
Works for Violin and Piano
Sonata #1, Op.9
Sonata #2, Op.16 (after a sonata by Raitchev)
Kadosh Adonoy, Op.42 (original version of Violin Concerto mvt. 3)
Follia Moderna, Op.58 (original version of Violin Concerto mvt. 1)
Blues, Op.74 (original version of Violin Concerto mvt. 2)
Sonata #3, Op.92 “Essene”
Sonata #4, Op.108 “Christmas”
Spider-Silk, Op.119
Works for 1 Miscellaneous Instrument and Keyboard
Cello Sonata, Op.6a (original version of Viola Sonata #1)
Clarinet Sonata, Op.30
Prayer for Clarinet and Organ, Op.49
O’Dwyer Variations, Op.51 (vc/pf)
Alto Saxophone Sonata, Op.61 “AIDS”
Flute Sonata, Op.79
Oboe Sonata, Op.88
Bass Sonata, Op.90
Milagro de Amor, Op.101 (fl/pf)
Edition of June Fine 1969 Sonata (fl/pf)
Songs and Song Cycles for Voice and Piano
Syrian Prayers, Op.3 (S/pf)
I am a Worm, Op.5 (T/pf)
The End, Op.8 (T/pf)
Desert Poems, Op.10 (S[T]/pf)
Motto of the Daughters of the King, Op.36 (A/pf)
In Paradisum, Op.62 (S/pf)
Song for Peace, Op.66 (S/pf)
Psalm 87, Op.72 (S/pf)
Trios and Songs with Piano and Obbligato String Instrument
Evening Hymn, op.18 (T/va/pf)
The Ghola’s Hymn, Op.53 (Bar/va/pf)
Rock and No Water and the Sandy Road, Op.77 (B/vn/pf)
Cobalt Blue Silk Faille Dress with Bodice, Op.80 (cl/vn/pf)
Art Music, Op.82 (cl/va/pf)
Le Tabarin, Op.85 (cl/va/pf)
Woven Leaves, op.91 (S/va/pf)
Prayer of St. Francis, Op.95 (Bar/va/pf)
Miscellaneous Duos and Trios with Obbligato Viola
Elegy, Op.40 (vn/va/vc)
Lament of Daeron, Op.47 (fl/va/harp)
Armenian Duo, Op.67 (vn/va)
Doggie Duo, Op.115 (va/vc)
Transcription of E. Satie Gymnopedies (va/harp)
Cadenza to 2nd mvt., Mozart Duo K. 424
Transcription of M. Gileadi 5 Pieces (vn/va)
Transcription of 2nd mvt., Brahms Sonata Op.120 #1 (va/harp)
Transcription of K. Mikuli Scherzino (fl/vn/va)
Peter and the Wolf (va/fl/ob/cl/bn)
Piano Chamber Music
Piano Quintet, Op.14
Gesualdo Variations, Op.37 (fl/cl/vn/va/vc/pf)
Piano Trio #1, Op.48
Intermezzo-Epitaph, Op.57 (ob/hr/hpschd)
Music in Homage, Op.69 (vn/hr/pf)
Piano Trio #2, Op.96 “Yuletide Trio”
Tango in Time of War, Op.100 (original version for fl/cl/vn/va/vc/pf)
Works with Opus Numbers for String Quartet
String Quartet #1, Op.1/25
Elegy, Op.54
Early American Sketches, Op.75
Transcriptions from the Hebraic, Op.83
Bachianas Americanas, Op.107
Two Pieces from Komitas, Op.126

Works without Opus for String Quartet
Christmas Suite #1
Christmas Suite #2
Christmas Suite #3
Colinda-Variations
Beatles Sonatina
Soul Suite
So Rare
Transcription of Beethoven Sonata #8 Op.13
Priests’ March and Terzett from “The Magic Flute”
2 Songs from the Carpenters
Transcription of “A Fifth of Beethoven”

Vocal Chamber Music
Aphorism, Op.50 (B/2 vn/va/vc)
Psalm 23, Op.63 (MS/2 vn/va/vc)
The Bremen Town Musicians, Op.113 (narr./2 vn/va/vc)
Transcription of A. Ridout, Ferdinand the Bull (narr/2 vn/va/vc)
Terezin Child-Songs, Op.120 (S/fl or va)
String Quartet #2, Op.123 (with bass voice)
Blues Vocalises on Fragments of Sappho, Op.125 (S/fl)
Transcription of A. Bruckner Ave Maria (A/2 vn/va/vc)

Miscellaneous Chamber Music
Sakura, Op.17 (fl/harp)
Three Pieces on Japanese Tunes, Op.24 (fl/harp)
Suite for Brass Quintet, Op.26a
Two Pieces (Hymns and Devil’s Homage to J. F. Mazas) for 4 Violins, Op.64
Elvis-Sonatina for Brass Quintet
Can’t Get Next to You (Temptations) arr. for Wind Quintet
Soul Suite (alt. version for saxophone quartet)
Christmas Suite #2 (alt. version for saxophone quartet)
Priests’ March from Mozart “Magic Flute” (alt. version for saxophone quartet)
Sing (Carpenters) (alt. version for saxophone quartet)

Symphonies
Symphony #1, Op.7 “Lament for the World”
Symphony #2, Op.43 “Alien Landscapes”
Symphony #3, Op.89 “Helliconia”
Symphony #4, Op.109 “De Bellum et Judicia”
Miscellaneous Works for Orchestra
UMass Concert Overture, Op.4
Michigan Overture, Op.12
Finale to A. Bruckner Symphony #9, Op.13
Missouriana, Op.44
Orfeo Recolpito, Op.71
Anniversary Fanfare, Op.86
Tango in Time of War, Op.100
A Flower of the Infinite Garden, Op.104
Black Fantasy Overture, Op.111
Orchestration of La Brabançonne (Belgian national anthem)
Orchestration of Du Gamla, du fria (Swedish national anthem)
Orchestration of Himno Nacional (Panama national anthem)
Concertos for Viola and Orchestra
Viola Concerto, Op.2 (immature)
Double Viola Concerto, Op.52
Viola Concerto, Op.106
Miscellaneous Concert Works with Solo Viola(s)
Suite, Op.26b
Herzliebster Jesu Variations Op.27a
Chorale Preludes Op.81a
Scherzino on Themes of Bela Bartok (Completion of Bartok Viola Concerto)
Orchestration of W. G. Still Carmela and Bambalele
Transcription of J. S. Bach Violin Concerto #2
Transcription of Vivaldi Concerto T. 415
Transcription of Vivaldi Concerto T. 134
Transcription of Vivaldi Concerto T. 406
Transcription of Vivaldi Violin Concerto “La Caccia”
Transcription of Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto F. VIII. 5
Transcription of Schubert Rondo in A
Orchestration of E. Fine Tango Mariposa
Works for Violin and Orchestra
Violin Concerto, Op.84
Sarasate Caprice Basque Orchestration
Works for String Orchestra or String Quintet with Bass
Night at the Havens of Romenna, Op.21 (ob/harp/strings)
Elegy, Op.54
Hendrix-Suite
21st Century Schizoid Man
Beatles-Sinfonietta
Christmas Suite #2
Christmas Suite #3
Operatic Works
The Heir of Japan, Op.22, opera in 1 act
Still Life in a Southern Saloon, Op.56, operatic miniature in 1 scene
Requiem, Op.76
La Dolorosa, Op.46
Miscellaneous Sacred Music
Anglican Service, Op.28 (voice/org)
Psalm 51, Op.29 (mi ch/vc ensemble)
J. Abell, Music for Eucharist, arr. for voice/org.
Lord’s Prayer (S/B/orch)
Atlanta, hymn (mi ch a cappella)
Ballad of Trees and the Master, Op.34 (mi ch a cappella)
Panis Angelicus, Op.41 (S/A/org)
Kyrie Eleison, Op.60 (mi ch/org)
Psalm for Peace, Op.99 (mi ch a cappella)
Erhalt Uns, Herr, Op.116 (mi ch/org/va)
3 Arrangements for Handbells and Orchestra
Romance for 4 Violas, Op.98
Scale Studies for 2 Violas, Op.118
Transcription of Reger Allegro Op.posth. for 2 Violas
Jazz Etude for 2 Violas (arr. from Wohlfahrt Op.45 #3)
Cadenzas to A. Wranitzky Concerto in C
5 Medieval Motets for 3 Violas
Prelude and Fugue from J. S. Bach Sonata #3 for 3 Violas
Two Pieces (Hymns and La Marseillaise), arr. for 4 Violas
Transcription of K. D. von Dittersdorf Divertimento #2 in D (orig. 4 fl) for 4 Violas
National Anthem, arr. for 8 Violas
Sonatas for Viola and Piano
Sonata #1, Op.6
Sonata #2, Op.23
Sonata #3, Op.65 (in memory of Leonard Bernstein)
Sonata #4, Op.87
Sonata #5, Op.94
Sonata #6, Op.97 “From the House of the Dead”
Sonata #7, Op.122 “Pornophonies”
Miscellaneous Works for Viola and Piano (or Organ)
Suite, Op.26 “Modern Viola Album for the Young”
Herzliebster Jesu Variations Op.27 (va/org)
Prayer, Op.49 (alt. version for va/org)
Chorale Preludes, Op.81 (va/org)
Milonga Para Salina, Op.102
Transcription of R. Schumann “Prophet Bird”
Transcription of D. Betts “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”
Completion of Vieuxtemps Sonata Ultima
Cadenza to M. Haydn Double Concerto for Viola and Cembalo
Works for Violin and Piano
Sonata #1, Op.9
Sonata #2, Op.16 (after a sonata by Raitchev)
Kadosh Adonoy, Op.42 (original version of Violin Concerto mvt. 3)
Follia Moderna, Op.58 (original version of Violin Concerto mvt. 1)
Blues, Op.74 (original version of Violin Concerto mvt. 2)
Sonata #3, Op.92 “Essene”
Sonata #4, Op.108 “Christmas”
Spider-Silk, Op.119
Works for 1 Miscellaneous Instrument and Keyboard
Cello Sonata, Op.6a (original version of Viola Sonata #1)
Clarinet Sonata, Op.30
Prayer for Clarinet and Organ, Op.49
O’Dwyer Variations, Op.51 (vc/pf)
Alto Saxophone Sonata, Op.61 “AIDS”
Flute Sonata, Op.79
Oboe Sonata, Op.88
Bass Sonata, Op.90
Milagro de Amor, Op.101 (fl/pf)
Edition of June Fine 1969 Sonata (fl/pf)
Songs and Song Cycles for Voice and Piano
Syrian Prayers, Op.3 (S/pf)
I am a Worm, Op.5 (T/pf)
The End, Op.8 (T/pf)
Desert Poems, Op.10 (S[T]/pf)
Motto of the Daughters of the King, Op.36 (A/pf)
In Paradisum, Op.62 (S/pf)
Song for Peace, Op.66 (S/pf)
Psalm 87, Op.72 (S/pf)
Trios and Songs with Piano and Obbligato String Instrument
Evening Hymn, op.18 (T/va/pf)
The Ghola’s Hymn, Op.53 (Bar/va/pf)
Rock and No Water and the Sandy Road, Op.77 (B/vn/pf)
Cobalt Blue Silk Faille Dress with Bodice, Op.80 (cl/vn/pf)
Art Music, Op.82 (cl/va/pf)
Le Tabarin, Op.85 (cl/va/pf)
Woven Leaves, op.91 (S/va/pf)
Prayer of St. Francis, Op.95 (Bar/va/pf)
Miscellaneous Duos and Trios with Obbligato Viola
Elegy, Op.40 (vn/va/vc)
Lament of Daeron, Op.47 (fl/va/harp)
Armenian Duo, Op.67 (vn/va)
Doggie Duo, Op.115 (va/vc)
Transcription of E. Satie Gymnopedies (va/harp)
Cadenza to 2nd mvt., Mozart Duo K. 424
Transcription of M. Gileadi 5 Pieces (vn/va)
Transcription of 2nd mvt., Brahms Sonata Op.120 #1 (va/harp)
Transcription of K. Mikuli Scherzino (fl/vn/va)
Peter and the Wolf (va/fl/ob/cl/bn)
Piano Chamber Music
Piano Quintet, Op.14
Gesualdo Variations, Op.37 (fl/cl/vn/va/vc/pf)
Piano Trio #1, Op.48
Intermezzo-Epitaph, Op.57 (ob/hr/hpschd)
Music in Homage, Op.69 (vn/hr/pf)
Piano Trio #2, Op.96 “Yuletide Trio”
Tango in Time of War, Op.100 (original version for fl/cl/vn/va/vc/pf)
Works with Opus Numbers for String Quartet
String Quartet #1, Op.1/25
Elegy, Op.54
Early American Sketches, Op.75
Transcriptions from the Hebraic, Op.83
Bachianas Americanas, Op.107
Two Pieces from Komitas, Op.126
Works without Opus for String Quartet
Christmas Suite #1
Christmas Suite #2
Christmas Suite #3
Colinda-Variations
Beatles Sonatina
Soul Suite
So Rare
Transcription of Beethoven Sonata #8 Op.13
Priests’ March and Terzett from “The Magic Flute”
2 Songs from the Carpenters
Transcription of “A Fifth of Beethoven”
Vocal Chamber Music
Aphorism, Op.50 (B/2 vn/va/vc)
Psalm 23, Op.63 (MS/2 vn/va/vc)
The Bremen Town Musicians, Op.113 (narr./2 vn/va/vc)
Transcription of A. Ridout, Ferdinand the Bull (narr/2 vn/va/vc)
Terezin Child-Songs, Op.120 (S/fl or va)
String Quartet #2, Op.123 (with bass voice)
Blues Vocalises on Fragments of Sappho, Op.125 (S/fl)
Transcription of A. Bruckner Ave Maria (A/2 vn/va/vc)
Miscellaneous Chamber Music
Sakura, Op.17 (fl/harp)
Three Pieces on Japanese Tunes, Op.24 (fl/harp)
Suite for Brass Quintet, Op.26a
Two Pieces (Hymns and Devil’s Homage to J. F. Mazas) for 4 Violins, Op.64
Elvis-Sonatina for Brass Quintet
Can’t Get Next to You (Temptations) arr. for Wind Quintet
Soul Suite (alt. version for saxophone quartet)
Christmas Suite #2 (alt. version for saxophone quartet)
Priests’ March from Mozart “Magic Flute” (alt. version for saxophone quartet)
Sing (Carpenters) (alt. version for saxophone quartet)

Symphonies
Symphony #1, Op.7 “Lament for the World”
Symphony #2, Op.43 “Alien Landscapes”
Symphony #3, Op.89 “Helliconia”
Symphony #4, Op.109 “De Bellum et Judicia”
Miscellaneous Works for Orchestra
UMass Concert Overture, Op.4
Michigan Overture, Op.12
Finale to A. Bruckner Symphony #9, Op.13
Missouriana, Op.44
Orfeo Recolpito, Op.71
Anniversary Fanfare, Op.86
Tango in Time of War, Op.100
A Flower of the Infinite Garden, Op.104
Black Fantasy Overture, Op.111
Orchestration of La Brabançonne (Belgian national anthem)
Orchestration of Du Gamla, du fria (Swedish national anthem)
Orchestration of Himno Nacional (Panama national anthem)
Concertos for Viola and Orchestra
Viola Concerto, Op.2 (immature)
Double Viola Concerto, Op.52
Viola Concerto, Op.106

Miscellaneous Concert Works with Solo Viola(s)
Suite, Op.26b
Herzliebster Jesu Variations Op.27a
Chorale Preludes Op.81a
Scherzino on Themes of Bela Bartok (Completion of Bartok Viola Concerto)
Orchestration of W. G. Still Carmela and Bambalele
Transcription of J. S. Bach Violin Concerto #2
Transcription of Vivaldi Concerto T. 415
Transcription of Vivaldi Concerto T. 134
Transcription of Vivaldi Concerto T. 406
Transcription of Vivaldi Violin Concerto “La Caccia”
Transcription of Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto F. VIII. 5
Transcription of Schubert Rondo in A
Orchestration of E. Fine Tango Mariposa
Works for Violin and Orchestra
Violin Concerto, Op.84
Sarasate Caprice Basque Orchestration
Works for String Orchestra or String Quintet with Bass
Night at the Havens of Romenna, Op.21 (ob/harp/strings)
Elegy, Op.54
Hendrix-Suite
21st Century Schizoid Man
Beatles-Sinfonietta
Christmas Suite #2
Christmas Suite #3

Operatic Works
The Heir of Japan, Op.22, opera in 1 act
Still Life in a Southern Saloon, Op.56, operatic miniature in 1 scene
Requiem, Op.76
La Dolorosa, Op.46
Miscellaneous Sacred Music
Anglican Service, Op.28 (voice/org)
Psalm 51, Op.29 (mi ch/vc ensemble)
J. Abell, Music for Eucharist, arr. for voice/org.
Lord’s Prayer (S/B/orch)
Atlanta, hymn (mi ch a cappella)
Ballad of Trees and the Master, Op.34 (mi ch a cappella)
Panis Angelicus, Op.41 (S/A/org)
Kyrie Eleison, Op.60 (mi ch/org)
Psalm for Peace, Op.99 (mi ch a cappella)
Erhalt Uns, Herr, Op.116 (mi ch/org/va)
3 Arrangements for Handbells and Orchestra


Other Works

Dissertations

The viola concertos of Fr. Roman Hoffstetter, O. S. B.: a new edition based on the manuscripts found at the University of Lund book

 

Critical Editions

Robert Bloch: Duet (1955) for Flute and Violin (2013)

Helga Dietzel: Mass (1964)

June Fine: Sonata (1969) for Flute and Piano (2013)

June Fine: Antiphonal Recitative (1969) for 2 Flutes (2013)

Carl Mikuli: Scherzino op. 25 for Flute, Violin, and Viola (orig. 3 vn) (2010)

Darlene Warrington (1985) Mixdorian for Violin and Piano (2013)

Donald Freund

DON FREUND, 1947-

Dr. Donald Freund has been a Professor of Music (Composition) at Indiana University since 1992. He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Eastman School of Music where he studied with Joseph Willcox Jenkins, Darius Milhaud, Charles Jones, Wayne Barlow, Warren Benson, and Samuel Adler. He was chairman of Composition at Memphis State University from 1972-1992. During his tenure at Memphis State University, he founded and coordinated the Annual New Music Festival.

Freund is an active composer, having written over 100 performed works, and an active pianist, conductor and lecturer. He received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (2005) and two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Works

At the Music Library

Jubilate Deo CD  CD

Jug blues and fat pickin'  CD CD score

Papillons : string quartet after R. Schumann score score

Piano prelude (1990) score

Prisms: original music for horn CD

Quick opener; toccata for woodwind quintet score

Seven etudes a due for violin & cello  score

Silverlining CD

Springsongs LP

Triomusic: violin, clarinet, piano CD score LP

 

Online

Dissolving Music streaming sound

Hard Cells streaming sound

Life Goes On streaming sound and pdf score

Madame Bovary streaming sound

Passion with Tropes streaming video

Pentecost  streaming sound

Romeo & Juliet video and pdf score

Seven etudes a due viola & cello score

Soft Cells streaming sound 

Sonapartita (Noch Nach Bach)  streaming sound and pdf score

Sonatina - Spring 1967 streaming sound and pdf score

Ukrainian Fantasy streaming sound and pdf score

Viola Concerto streaming sound


Stan Friedman, 1951-

Dr. Stanley Friedman is a professor of composition at the University of Mississippi. He earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts in composition from the Eastman School of Music. His compositions have been premiered by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Memphis Symphony, L'Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Chamber Music Society, Luur Metalls, the Canadian Brass and by major soloists and ensembles at Music festivals around the world. He is a five-time winner of the International Trumpet Guild Composition Prize. His solo trumpet work Solus has become a world success, with multiple CD recordings and programming on recitals and trumpet competitions in many countries. Friedman's first opera, Hypatia, premiered in concert at the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts.

Friedman's performance history includes principal trumpet positions with the New Zealand Symphony, the Israel Philharmonic, the Hong Kong Philharmonic and other orchestras. He has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and recorded for motion pictures, television and commercial CDs. His solo CD The Lyric Trumpet was honored as "Best Classical Recording" by the New Zealand Music Awards. He also has taught trumpet at Victoria University, Tel Aviv University, the Interlochen Arts Academy and other institutions. Friedman now presents master classes and solos and conducts in concerts of his music at universities and conservatories across America and internationally, with recent tours in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

In addition to his work as a composer and performer, Friedman writes books for children. His novels I, Dinosaur and Quantum Outlaws are available from Bellissima Publishing.


Works

Opera

HYPATIA (1991; grand opera for 6 soloists, chorus, dancers and orchestra): commissioned and premiered (in concert) by the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, 1992; recorded for Radio New Zealand;

 

Orchestra

CLASSICAL CONCERTO IN C (trumpet & orchestra; 20 min.) www.subitomusic.com

CONCERTO GROSSO (1981; Chauber Orchestra, featuring horns, trumpets, tympani): commissioned and premiered by Pasadena Chamber Orchestra (California, 1982); www.subitomusic.com

HYPATIA SUITE (1990; orchestra): recorded for Radio New Zealand by the New Zealand Symphony; EDITIONS BIM

Symphony No. 1: A Divine Symmetry (rev. 1992; orchestra): EDITIONS BIM

JERUSALEM FUGUE (1996; horn and strings): commissioned by the International Horn Society and Israel Philharmonic, principal James Cox; EDITIONS BIM

CANTATA No. 2: Then Spoke Solomon (1997; baritone voice solo, chorus, orchestra) EDITIONS BIM, pub. pending duration: 30'

REGENESIS (1998; orchestra): commissioned by Opera/Memphis; premiered by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by S. Friedman; 1998 EDITIONS BIM

 

Vocal/choral

MORAVIAN CANTATA (2006 new edition for SATB choir, brass quintet, organ; 24 min.) www.subitomusic.com

MORAVIAN CANTATA (1985; soprano, 12 brass): commissioned and premiered by the Moravian Trombone Choir of Los Angeles;
www.subitomusic.com, pub. duration: 24'

Publisher: order@editions-bim.com

 

Music for Winds

THE BITTER AND THE SWEET (clarinet, trumpet, piano, percussion; commissioned by Pastiche; 8 min.) www.subitomusic.com

ARTEMISIA SKETCHES (1995; solo clarinet): premiered by R. Feller at Rhodes College (Tennessee); EDITIONS BIM 1 pub. Duration: 10'

"THE BREMEN TOWN MUSICIANS" (1995; woodwind quintet, actors or narrator): commissioned by Mississippi Sym. EDITIONS BIM, pub. Duration: 13'

B'SHERTAH (1996; clarinet, trumpet and piano): premiered at Rhodes College, Tennessee; EDITIONS BIM, pub. Duration: 9'

THUMBARENA (1996; E-f flat clarinet, piano) EDITIONS BIM, pub. Duration: 4.5'

FREELANCE DANCE (1999; flute & harpsichord): commissioned and recorded by Bart Feller)"Elysian Fields"; Bart Feller, solo flute EDITIONS BIM, pub. Duration: 4'

Publisher: order@editions-bim.com

 

Music for Brass

ZEPHYR DANCES (versions for brass quartet and quintet; 12 min.) order@editions-bim.com

SPANISH DANCES (brass quintet; 2003 ITG 1st Prize; commissioned by Louisville Brass; 20 min.) www.subitomusic.com

PARODIE I (1975; brass quintet): premiered by New Louisville Brass Quintet, 1976;
Winner of NLBQ Competition; recording: Crystal LP, USA (Annapolis BQ)
www.subitomusic.com, pub. Duration: 8'

ANTIPHONIA IV (1978; trumpet sextet): premiered at Univ. of North Carolina; recording: Crystal, USA (Dallas Trumpets LP) www.subitomusic.com, pub. Duration: 7'

TEN VARIATIONS (1978; two trumpets/horns/clarinets): www.subitomusic.com, pub.Duration: 12'

PARODIE III (1979; solo trumpet, solo tuba, brass quintet): premiered by Los Angeles Philharmonic, 1980; commissioned by San Diego BQ; www.subitomusic.com, pub. Duration: 8'

FANFARE 1983 (8 brass): www.subitomusic.com, pub. Duration: 2'

TRIO FOR JIMMIE STAMP (1984; trumpet or horn trio); EDITIONS BIM, pub.Duration 3'

FANFARE 1984 (10 brass): www.subitomusic.com, pub. Duration: 3"

PARODIE V-China Variations (1984; brass quintet): commissioned by the New Mexico BQ; Winner, 1985 ITG Award; premiered by ITG (New Mexico, 1985);
www.subitomusic.com, pub. Duration: 10'

FANFARE 1985 (horn, trumpet): commissioned and recorded (Crystal, USA) by Hustis and Giangluijo; www.subitomusic.com, pub. Duration: 2'

VARIATIONS ON THE RAG (1985; brass quintet): premiered by Theophilus Brass (California);www.subitomusic.com, pub. Duration: 4'

MORAVIAN CANTATA (see vocal)

PARODIE VII (1986; solo tuba, 6 brass, 2 perc.): commissioned by Thomas Stevens; premiered by l'Ensemble Intercon-temporain (Paris); www.subitomusic.com, pub. Duration: 10'

LA PITTURA-Parodie VIII (1992; solo trumpet and brass quintet): ITG First Prize; premiered by ITG in Ohio, 1993; EDITIONS BIM, pub. Duration: 14'

TRUMPETS OF SOLOMON (1996; 2 trumpets) EDITIONS BIN, pub. Duration: 9'

B'SHERTAH (see music for winds)

ALPINE LAKES (1997; horn quartet): commissioned by the American Horn Quartet EDITIONS BIN, pub. Duration: 13'

FOUR FREILACHS (1997; brass quintet): premiered by Theophilus Brass Quintet, California EDITIONS BIN, pub.Duration: 10'

JERUSALEM FUGUE (see orchestra)

CONCERTO IN C FOR TRUMPET & PIANO (red., see orchestra)

Publisher: order@editions-bim.com

 

Solo Trumpet

SYMMETRICAL STUDIES (etudes and exercises, including SIDEWINDER and VARIATIONS ON A LIMITED PITCH FIELD) www.subitomusic.com

SIDEWINDER (solo trumpet; 2 min.) www.subitomusic.com

VARIATIONS ON A LIMITED PITCH FIELD (solo trumpet, 12 min.) www.subitomusic.com

CLASSICAL SONATA in C or B-flat (trumpet & piano; 17 min.) www.subitomusic.com

SOLUS (1975; solo trumpet): premiered by S. Friedman at the Eastman School of Music, 1975; ITG award winner, 1978; recordings: Pro Musica, Norway (Antonsen), Cypres Records, France (Presle), Ode Records, New Zealand (Friedman) EDITIONS BIM, pub. Duration: 12'

LAUDE (1980; solo trumpet): commissioned by ITG; premiered at ITG (Colorado, 1981); recording: Crystal, USA (R. Giangiuho); www.subitomusic.com. pub. Duration: 14'

SONATINE (1977; trumpet and harp): www.subitomusic.com, pub. Duration: 6'

POEM FOR A FALLEN HERO (1998; solo trumpet): EDITIONS BIM, PUB. Duration: 3'

SONATA-Parodie IX (1995; trumpet and piano): commissioned by Univ. of Memphis; premiered by D. Spencer at U of M, Tennessee; required rep, Lieksa, Finland competition EDITIONS BIM, pub. Duration: 23'

FOUR ETUDES (1996; trumpet, clarinet or horn) EDITIONS BIM, pub. Duration: 6'

Publisher: order@editions-bim.com

 

Other Brass Solos

OS (1976; bass trombone): premiered by C. Olson, Eastman; ITA award-winner SEESAW, pub. Duration: 6'

OSSIA (1980; solo tuba): www.subitomusic.com, pub. Duration: 8'

TOPANGA VARIATIONS: (1983; solo horn): commissioned and premiered by Froydis Wekre (California, 1983); recording: Crystal CD, USA (wekre); SEESAW, pub. Duration: 9'

SONATA FOR TROMBONE AND PIANO (1999): commissioned by Andrew Malloy; premiered September, 1999 EDITIONS BIM, pub. Duration: 16'

Publisher: order@editions-bim.com

 

Wind Ensemble

HEART OF DARKNESS (wind ensemble; commissioned by the University of North Carolina/Greensboro;18 min.) order@editions-bim.com

A TWIST IN THE WIND (wind ensemble; commissioned by consortium of 10 universities; 19 min.) www.subitomusic.com