Contents: I. Portico -- II. Song -- III. Play Within a Play. With performance notes. Commissioned by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Premiere. Dedicated to the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Colin Jacobsen, and Carla Kihlstedt. One of the violinists sings a text by Goethe in the second…
Composers: Elaine Kaplinsky, Eve Beglarian, Hildegard of Bingen, Kitty Brazelton, Lisa Bielawa.
Levingston performs music by Robert Schumann, Lisa Bielawa and Charles Wuorinen. Includes world premiere recordings.
This disc contains 20 new songs by composers such as Christopher Berg, Lisa Bielawa, Mohammed Fairouz, Ricky Ian Gordon, and more. Various artists.
…Drama-Nothing -- Nothing -- Transition. Nothing-Aimlessness. Aimlessness Song. With performance notes. Co-conceived by Susan Narucki and Lisa Bielawa. A project of Creative Capital. Premiered in New York, September 2007. The texts are all taken from overheard conversations in public places,…
In one movement. With program and performance notes. Dedicated to Evelyne Luest. The drone may be played by any number of instruments, or an electronic sound source. This is one of four works by Bielawa based on Pushkin's Eugene Onegin. Of advanced difficulty.
In one movement. Commissioned by the American Pianists Association in conjunction with the 2013 Classical Fellowship Awards. Of advanced difficulty. Duration ca. 6 minutes.
In one movement. With program and performance notes. Commissioned by Radio France for Ensemble Variances. The music sets texts from the chant Te Deum Laudamus, as well as English translations of texts by Xenophon and Heinrich Heine. The ensemble is scored for clarinet/bass clarinet, alto…
In one movement. With program and performance notes. Commissioned by the Paul Dresher Ensemble for the Paul Dresher Ensemble with Amy X Neuberg. The music sets a series of individual lines spoken by various people, overheard in public spaces. The ensemble calls for percussion, clarinet, violin,…
In one movement. With a program note. Commissioned by Five Boroughs Music Festival, for the Five Borough Songbook. The texts are all taken from conversations overheard in New York City diners and coffee shops. Of advanced difficulty.
In one movement. Dedicated to Frances-Marie Uitti. The cellist uses two bows throughout, and the music is notated on two staves. Of advanced difficulty.
With program notes, a score graph, and maps. Premiered in San Francisco, October 2013, this work was performed by about 600 musicians in 15 different ensembles. The ensembles all began performing at the center of Crissy Field, and moved out in different directions. This full score consists of each…
Contents: Absence -- Desire -- Devotion -- Forgiveness -- Ravishment -- Remembering. With program notes. Commissioned by Market Square Concerts. Dedicated to Brooklyn Rider. The movements may be performed in any order and combination. Texts by various authors. The parts each have separate…
In one movement. Dedicated to Bruce Levingston and Brooklyn Rider in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Premiere Commission. A challenging work for piano and string quartet.
In one movement. With program notes. Dedicated to John Gidwitz from his family, on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The music sets a poem by Goethe, as translated to English by Alexander Rogers. Of advanced difficulty.
Contents: Introit -- Riding -- Meditation: Riding -- Meditation: Marquis -- I Carry the Flag -- Meditation: The Flag -- Castle -- Meditation: Castle -- Tower Room -- Storm in the House -- Meditation: Storm -- It Has Never Been So Kingly. With a program note. Commissioned by the Joyce Dutka Arts…
Contents: Prologue -- Roam -- Wait -- Beckon -- Start. With performance notes. Commissioned by the American Composers Orchestra. Premiered with pianist Andrew Armstrong in New York, February 2004. The performers move around the stage and the house during performance. Duration ca. 38 minutes.
In one movement. With a program note. Commissioned by Heinrich Christensen and Rafael Popper-Keizer. Dedicated to Rafael Popper-Keizer. This work was composed for the Fisk organ at King's Chapel in Boston. Of advanced difficulty. Duration ca. 5 minutes.
In one movement. Dedicated to Joshua Roman. The music was inspired by a text by Erik Ehn, which is printed in this edition. Of advanced difficulty. Duration ca. 5 minutes.
Contents: 1. The Incredible Life Story of Super-Dada -- 2. Super-Floor. With a program note. Commissioned by 1996 Composers Commissioning Program, American Composers Forum, for Lee Ferguson. The percussionist recites a text from the guidebook of the 1920 First International Dada Fair, describing an…
In one movement. With a program note. This piece began life as part of a larger dramatic work titled Chance Encounter. This orchestral version was commissioned and premiered by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Scored for five winds, five brass, and strings.
Contents: I. Hecuba -- II. Cassandra -- III. Andromache. The first movement is mournful; the second movement is agitated; the third movement is stark and heavy on glissandi. Of advanced difficulty. Duration ca. 12 minutes.
In two movements: 1. and -- 2. or. Commissioned by and dedicated to the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. A mostly fast-paced work for full orchestra. Duration ca. 22 minutes.
In one movement. With program and performance notes. Commissioned by the National Flute Association. This work features a large array of moods, inspired by various postcards of gargoyles from the cathedrals of France. Of advanced difficulty. Duration ca. 7 minutes.