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All works (BMI) published by: American Composers Alliance (ACA) | APNM | C.F. Peters

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Solos (and w/fixed media) and DuetsSmall EnsembleLarge EnsembleRecordingsOther writing, video/press(found in the attic)

Anima/Animus (2018) for marimba solo; 9+’


Available from American Composers Alliance
Commissioned by Chris Nappi
Spring, 2019 Premiere, location tba
Chris Nappi, marimba

Palladium (2016) for soprano, piano; 8′


Available from American Composers Alliance
for Sharon Harms, soprano; Steven Beck, piano
January 26, 2017 Premiere, Greenville, NC

Concentre (2016) for solo bassoon; 6′

Concentre (bassoon solo; also available for bs clarinet)
Available from American Composers Alliance
for Adrian Morejon, bassoon
Premiere August 31, 2018, Int’l Double Reed Society Sala Albeniz-Machuca, PCGR, Grenada, Spain

Amuse-bouche (2015) for solo flute of choice; 4′

Amuse-bouche (solo flute)
Available from American Composers Alliance
for Peter H. Bloom, flute
June 12, 2015 premiere, Sidney, ME
Peter Bloom, flute (video here)

Diegesis (2014) for solo tuba; 9′

Diegesis (solo tuba)
Available from American Composers Alliance
Commissioned by Tom McCaslin, tuba
September 16, 2015 premiere; Greenville, NC
Tom McCaslin, tuba

On Balance (2013) for two violins; 4′

On Balance (two violins, also available for violin & cello)
Available from American Composers Alliance
for the Five College New Music Festival
September 7, 2013 premiere; Amherst, MA
Video of a performance by Johnathan Spence and Chris Ferrara here

also available in vln & cello arrangement

Six Humors (2012) for solo violin; 10′

Six Humors (solo violin)
Available from American Composers Alliance
for Ara Gregorian, violin
Spring, 2016 premiere, Greenville, NC
Ara Gregorian, violin

The Line Between (2011) for soprano & fixed media; 10′

The Line Between (soprano & fixed media)
Available from American Composers Alliance
Commissioned by Louise Toppin, on poetry of E. E. Cummings
September 21, 2014 premiere, Chapel Hill, NC
Louise Toppin, soprano

Recording below is soprano Amanda Gregory, June 19, 2015
At the Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY

echoes, shadows (2008) for piano & fixed media; 11′

echoes, shadows (piano & fixed media)
Available from American Composers Alliance
Commissioned by UNC School of the Arts
October 11, 2008 premiere, Winston-Salem, NC
Aleck Karis, piano

Aphorisms (2007) for piano solo; 8′

Aphorisms (piano solo)
Available from American Composers Alliance
Commissioned by NC Music Teachers Association
October 21, 2007 Premiere
A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall, Greenville, NC
Makiko Sato, piano

Beauty Shop (2005) for clarinet & fixed media; 6′

Beauty Shop (clarinet & fixed media)
Available from American Composers Alliance
Commissioned by Michael Dorsey
for his retrospective “The Beauty Salon Series”
September 15, 2005; Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC
Christopher Grymes, clarinet

Soliloquy (2004) for solo trumpet; 10′

Soliloquy (solo tpt)
Available from APNM
Commissioned by Britton Theurer
August 15, 2004 Premiere
Festival of New Trumpet (FONT) Music;
Britton Theurer, trumpet

Aural History (2003) for clarinet & piano; 13′ (3 mvts)

Aural History (clarinet & piano)
Available from American Composers Alliance
Commissioned by Christopher Grymes
Recording available via OpenGRecords.com
March 25, 2004 Premiere
A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall, Greenville, NC;
Christopher Grymes, clarinet; Peter Henderson, piano
Recorded by Chris Grymes and Xak Bjerken [Open G Records]

Second movement, Recitative, also available as stand-alone movement for clarinet, and for bassoon.

al momento (2002) for ‘cello & fixed media; 11’

al momento (cello & fixed media)
Available from American Composers Alliance
Commissioned by Kelley Mikkelsen
March 1, 2002 Premiere
A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall, Greenville, NC;
Kelley Mikkelsen, cello

A Function of Memory (2001) for clarinet & fixed media; 10′

A Function of Memory (clarinet & fixed media)
Available from American Composers Alliance
Commissioned by Nathan Williams
March 3, 2001 Premiere; Fletcher Recital Hall, Greenville, NC
Nathan Williams, clarinet
Recorded by Chris Grymes [Open G Records]

Engage the Mountain (1996) for B-flat clar. (doubling bs clar.) & percussion; 9′

Engage the Mountain (clar/bs clarinet & percussion)
Available from C. F. Peters Corp., NY; Edition Peters No. 67829
Commissioned by Beth Wiemann (clarinet)
November 3, 1999 Premiere,
A.J.Fletcher Recital Hall, Greenville, NC
Nathan Williams, clarinet; Jonathan Wacker, perc

“I’ve Shook My Fists at the Sky,” Meditation & Agitation (1996) for clarinet solo; 9′

"I've Shook My Fists At The Sky" (solo clarinet)
Available from C. F. Peters Corp., NY; Edition Peters No. 67727
Commissioned by Allen Blustine
December 16, 1996 Premiere, Settlement Music School, Philadelphia, PA; Allen Blustine (Speculum Musicae)

 

Arr. for alto saxophone: commissioned by George Weremchuk

July 11, 2003 Premiere, World Saxophone Congress XIII: Univ. of Minnesota;
George Weremchuk, alto saxophone

Marginalia (2009) for string quartet; 12′

Marginalia (string quartet)
Available from APNM
Commissioned by the Empyrean Ensemble
November 8, 2009 premiere, Festival of American Music, Sacramento, CA;
Empyrean Ensemble
Recording below from JACK Quartet, March 16, 2012
A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall, Greenville, NC

Time As A Fly (2008) for string quintet; 13′

Time As A Fly (2 vln, 2vla, vc)
Available from American Composers Alliance
Commissioned by Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival
April 24, 2008 Premiere, A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall, Greenville, NC;
Elina Vahala & Ara Gregorian, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang & Melissa Reardon, viola; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello

Passed Time (2006) for brass quintet; 14′

Passed Time (brass quintet)
Available from APNM
Commissioned by The Meridian Arts Ensemble
October 9, 2006 Premiere, Symphony Space, NY, NY;
Meridian Arts Ensemble

The Thing With Feathers (1998-9) for fl, clar, vln, vla, vc, pno; 12′

The Thing With Feathers (fl, cl, pno, vln, vla, vc)

Available from C. F. Peters Corp., NY; Edition Peters No. 67923
Commissioned by the Brandeis University new music concert series
April 23, 1999 Premiere, Slosberg Recital Hall, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Addressing Wonder (1995) for vla, vc, pno; 14′

Addressing Wonder (viola, cello & piano)
Available from C. F. Peters Corp., NY; Edition Peters No. 67697
Commissioned by The Guild of Composers for
The Fidelio Trio (Lois Martin, vla; Harry Clark, vc; Sanda Schulmann, pno);
January 30, 1996 Premiere, Merkin Concert Hall, NYC; The Fidelio Trio

Crossing . . . over (1990-1) for string quartet; 14′


Available from American Composers Allliance
December, 1991 Premiere, New York, NY; Columbia Composers
Performed by Joel Lester, Curtis Macomber, Kevin Davidson, Michael Finckel

The Last Crescentbird (1989) for soprano, viola, bass clarinet, percussion; 12′

Four songs on Emily Dickinson poems
Available from American Composers Allliance
August, 1989 Premiere, Wellesley, MA; Wellesley Composers Conference
Christine Schadeberg, mz, Allen Blustine, bs cl, Scott Woolweaver, vla, Dominic Donato, perc., Efrain Guigui, cond.

Release (2015) for orchestra; 13′

Release (orchestra)
Available from American Composers Alliance
for the East Carolina University Symphony
Jorge Richter, Director
February 13, 2016 premiere; Wright Auditorium, Greenville, NC

Plus ça Change (2013) for violin and orchestra; 23′

Plus ca Change (vln concerto)
Available from American Composers Alliance
for the East Carolina University Symphony
Jorge Richter, Director; Ara Gregorian, violin
March 23, 2013 premiere; Wright Auditorium, Greenville, NC

Omaggio (2009) for orchestra; 16′


Available from APNM
for the East Carolina University Symphony
Jorge Richter, Director
February 28, 2010 premiere; Wright Auditorium, Greenville, NC;
East Carolina University Symphony

When Time (2007) for double SATB choir (optional doubling w/strings); 8′

When Time (SATB Choir)
Available from APNM
Setting of poetry by Nicholas J. Glennon
June 4, 2008 Premiere, Symphony Space Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, NYC;
New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, conductor

dis/Connect (2005) for fixed media, with dancers; 13′

Available from American Composers Alliance
Commissioned by Patti Weeks, choreographer
February 3-8, 2005 Premiere; McGinnis Theatre, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Blurring the Margins (1997) for fl, clar, hn, vln, vla, vc, pno; 12′

Blurring the Margins (mixed septet)
Available from C. F. Peters Corp., NY; Edition Peters No. 67825
Commissioned by The Empyrean Ensemble
May 30, 1997 Premiere, Wyatt Pavilion, University of California, Davis, CA

At Recess, We Play (1994-5) for fl, ob, cl (bs clar), vln, vla, vc, cb, pno, perc; 9′

At Recess, We Play (fl, ob, clar, perc, pno, vln, vla, vc, cb)
Available from C. F. Peters Corp., NY; Edition Peters No. 67653.
Commissioned by Alea III
February 18, 1995 Premiere, Boston, MA; Alea III

Attitude (2000) for string orchestra; 10′

Attitude (string orchestra)
Available from American Composers Alliance
Commissioned by the Greenville Orchestra Boosters for the
J.H. Rose H.S. Orchestra, Glenna Theurer, director
May 5, 2001 Premiere, Toronto International Music Festival

Ensemblespiel (1999-00) for fl, ob, cl, sax, bsn, hn, tpt, tbn, tuba, perc; 10′

Ensemblespiel (mixed winds, brass, perc)
Available from C. F. Peters Corp., NY; Edition Peters No. 67708
Commissioned by the NewMusic Camerata of East Carolina University
March 11, 2000 Premiere, Millenium Stage, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.

Recordings available on iTunes, Bandcamp, CDBaby, and the other usual spots

A Function of Memory
Christopher Grymes, clarinet with pre-recorded sound
Passed Time
Meridian Arts Ensemble (brass quintet)
on Innova Records [“Seven Kings,” Innova #943]
Release
on Ablaze Records
forthcoming, spring, 2019
A few articles

Elements of a Style,” Current Musicology, Issue No. 67-68, New York, Columbia University, fall, 1999.

Imagine That,” Composition Studies, Issue 43.2, Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati, Fall, 2015.

Video

Interviews about NewMusic programs at East Carolina University:

 

Press

about Young Composers, Jacobs’ program in the public schools

The Fiction of a Glance (1992-3) for orchestra; 14′

Available from American Composers Alliance
(Reading) May, 1993 Premiere, New York, NY; Riverside Symphony

Microcosm (1987) a study for tape alone, realized at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center

Building Blocks (1987) for three French horns, three trombones
(Reading) March, 1986, New York, NY

Where There’s A Will (1987) for fl, t sax, perc, c’bass

January, 1988 Premiere, Springfield, MA; Ancora New Music Ensemble

2/27/86 (1986) for two trumpets, percussion, SATB chorus

November, 1986 Premiere, San Francisco, CA; San Francisco Chamber Singers

A Notion (1986) for piano

November, 1985 Premiere, Berkeley, CA; Michael Orland

Forme (1985) a miniature for orchestra

(Reading) May, 1985, Berkeley, CA; University of California Symphony

Our Rose (1985) for two sopranos

April, 1985 Premiere, Berkeley, CA; Christie Foell, Ellen MacDonald

Points of View (1985) for fl, clar, vln, vla, vc, pno

March, 1985 Premiere, Berkeley, CA; UCBerkeley Ensemble, Martin Hermann, conductor

Leyres (1984) for fl, ob, Eng horn, t sax, tpt, pno, percussion, bass

Commissioned by Charles Lehrer (oboe)
February, 1984 Premiere, Amherst, MA; University of Massachusetts faculty ensemble

Three Movements for Piano (1983)

May, 1983 Premiere, Amherst, MA; Carolyn Oakley

Trio for Alto Saxophone, ‘Cello and Piano (1982)

February, 1982 Premiere, Amherst, MA; George Weremchuck, Joseph Rogers, Carolyn Oakley

Wrong Turn (1982) for Jazz Ensemble

May, 1981 Premiere, Amherst, MA; University of Massachusetts Jazz Ensemble, Jeff Holmes, director.