Contents: I. Subtilior -- II. Lamento. Commissioned by the Naumberg Foundation for the Da Capo Chamber Players. Dedicated to Martin Bresnick. Of advanced difficulty. Duration ca. 13 minutes. Custom print edition.
Piano reduction of this concerto by Bresnick. The three movements are: Pendula and the Center of Gravity (The Puppet Theater); Of the Heaviness of Matter (only a god is a match for matter); and Grace Will Return (most purely in a puppet or a god). The solo marimba parts are sold separately.
Bresnick collaborated on this work with poet Tom Andrews, who supplied the text for the music before his death in 2001. The text is spoken by the various performers. Commissioned by the DaCapo Chamber Players. With performance notes.
In four movements: 1. Tammuz-Adonai -- 2. Homage -- 3. Dance -- 4. Visokelitovsk. With program notes. Bresnick dedicated this early work to his grandparents. It was premiered at Stanford University in June, 1968. Custom print edition.
In three movements. Scored for soprano and mezzo-soprano voices, mezzo-soprano solo, flute, clarinet, saxophone, cornet, trombone, percussion, viola, cello, contrabass, and narrator. The texts alternate between Yiddish and English. Custom print edition.
In one movement. With program notes. The music was composed to celebrate the birth of the composer's daughter. This is the first engraved edition of the music. Custom print edition.
In one movement. With a program note. Commissioned by the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra. The music is based on the play The Exception and the Rule, by Bertolt Brecht. Duration ca. 11 minutes. Custom print edition.
Commissioned by Ronald H. Martin Jr. for his grandmother, and written for marimbist Robert van Sice. Dedicated to Eloise M. Morgan. The music was inspired by The Puppet Theatre, an essay on the subject of grace by Heinrich von Kleist. CUSTOM PRINT EDITION from the Rental Library.
In one movement. With program notes. Commissioned by the International Max Rostal Competition. This piece was originally composed for solo violin. The title is taken from Franz Kafka's last published story, Josephine the Singer or the Mouse People. Of advanced difficulty.
Commissioned by Maya Beiser and Steven Schick. This collection of five pieces is inspired by the last short work written by Franz Kafka. With program notes.
Dedicated to Lisa Moore, who premiered the work in New York, March 2001. The music is inspired by the drawings and illuminated manuscripts of William Blake. These may be projected during performance with a DVD, obtainable from the composer. Printed on loose-leaf, single-sided pages. Program note.
In one movement. With brief performance notes. Dedicated to Lisa Moore. The piece has a steady blues rhythm throughout, sometimes played on the piano or body. Of advanced difficulty.
In four movements: Myths of Origin -- Illusions of Paternity -- Disorder and Early Sorrow -- Uberm Sternenzelt Muss Ein Leiber Vater Wohnen. Adapted from the original of Carlo Collodi. Commissioned by Meet the Composer. Dedicated to Zeitgeist. This is a performance set. Custom print edition.
In four movements: Myths of Origin -- Illusions of Paternity -- Disorder and Early Sorrow -- Uberm Sternenzelt Muss Ein Leiber Vater Wohnen. Adapted from the original of Carlo Collodi. Commissioned by Meet the Composer. Dedicated to Zeitgeist. Custom print edition.
Contents: I. Pendula and the Center of Gravity (The Puppet Theatre) -- II. Of the Heaviness of Matter (Only a God Is a Match for Matter) -- III. Grace Will Return (Most Purely in a Puppet or a God). With program and biographical notes. Commissioned by and dedicated to Robert van Sice. The work is a…
In one movement. With program and performance notes. Dedicated to David Mott. Premiered in Hartford, July 1984. The title is taken from the novel of the same name by Jorge Amado. The performer prerecords the three taped parts him or herself. Of advanced difficulty. Printed from manuscript. Special…
In one movement. Commissioned by and written for Opus 21. A rhythmic and energetic work which drives to a forceful climax. Of advanced difficulty. Special print edition.
Contents: 1. The Noise of Folly -- 2. Prophetic Strain -- 3. More Is Meant (Than Meets the Ear). With program notes. Commissioned by the National Flute Association. Composed for Robert Dick. The titles were inspired by John Milton, and the music contains many extended techniques explored by Dick.…
In one movement. With performance notes. Dedicated to Robert Dick. All the flutes are amplified and/or pre-recorded. Printed from manuscript. Custom print edition.
In one movement. With a program note. Commissioned by TwoSense. Dedicated to Aldo Parisot. This work was inspired by a poem of Yehuda Amichai. A dramatic work of advanced difficulty.