Dr. James Hartway
 

Publishing

 

 

Original works of James Hartway

Published exclusively by Hard Wall Publishing Company (ASCAP) 

Solo and Chamber Works: 

Piano     Harp   Organ   Bassoon    Duets/Duos  

Trios       String Quartet    Small Ensembles

Brass Ensembles   Concertos  Symphonic Works

Symphonic Wind Ensemble        Art Songs

Chamber        Choral Works

Stage Productions: Theater/Dance 

Stage Productions: Opera

Jazz: Small Group      Jazz: Big Band

Non Jazz Improvisation Ensemble

Handbell Choir

 

Piano 

Anagogia: for solo piano, 1970

Description: This is an emotive piece for solo piano in one movement. Advanced high school level performer and beyond is required.

 

Duration: c.10 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Solo Works.

 

 

Basho, for solo piano, commissioned by Vladislav Kovalsky through a Creative Artists Grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts, 1990 

Description:  A set of eight short, colorful, programmatic pieces based on the haiku of the 17th century Japanese poet after whom they are named.  Some minor “piano preparation” is required for two of the movements. 

Range from easy to difficult to perform.  Excellent, dramatic concert piece.

Can be performed with or without a narrator to read the poems. Performed with great success in USA and Japan.

 

Movement titles: 1) sparrows in eaves, 2) yellow rose petals, 3) old pond, 4) however close I look, 5) cuckoo, 6) storming over lake Nio, 7) fading bells, 8) summer moon.

 

Recording available – See “City Sketches” CD on this website 

 

Duration:  c. 17 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Solo Works.

 

 

 

Scenes from a Marriage, for one piano, four hands, commissioned by Keith Wissman for his wife on her fortieth birthday, 1993

 

Description:  Four-movement work for two competent pianists.  Fun to perform and well received.  Successful in concert or “at home.”

 

Movement titles:  1) In harmony, 2) In conflict, 3) In love, 4)  In fun.

 

Recording available – See “Imaginary Creatures” CD on this website

 

Duration:  c. 15 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Solo Works.

 

 

 

Three Myths for Piano, commissioned by Pauline Martin through a grant from the Arts Foundation of Michigan, 1993

 

Description:  An exciting, virtuosic work for the concert hall or advanced study.  Rapid lines and polychords, lyrical writing, and a jazzy rag make up the movements.

 

Movement titles:  1) Wrath of the Furies, 2) Orpheus’ Love for Erudice,

3) Hades Jazz Band

 

Recording available – See “Imaginary Creatures” CD on this website

 

Duration:  c. 12 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Solo Works.

 

 

 

Four Piano Rag, for four pianos, commissioned by the Lyric Chamber Ensemble, 1994

 

Description: Wild and crazy piece.  Requires four competent pianists who like changing meters and are not afraid to have fun.

 

One movement:  Rhythmic and Playful

 

Duration:  c. 7 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

Laocoön, for solo piano, commissioned by the Michigan Music Teachers Association, 1995 

Description:  The quasi-improvisatory, dream-like first movement is followed by an intense, virtuosic second.  An exciting concert piece.

Movement titles:  1) Dream of the Laocoon, 2) Fate of the Laocoon

Duration:  c. 12 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Solo Works.

 

  Harp 

Detours, for flute and harp, commissioned by the Larson/Allvin Duo for their concert tour of Japan, 1988

 

Description:  This has become a signature piece for flute and harp duos,

and has been performed in concert halls around the world. The three

movements contain jazz, lyrical, and rhythmic elements and are well

worth the effort it takes to work them into performance shape.

 

Movement titles:  1) you turn, 2) quiet zone, 3) no exit

 

Recording available – See “Affair of the Harp” CD on this website

 

Duration:  c. 13 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

Basho, for solo harp, 1990

 

Description:  A set of eight short, colorful, programmatic pieces based on the haiku of the 17th century Japanese poet after whom they are named.  Some minor “harp preparation” required for two of the movements. 

Range from easy to difficult to perform.  Excellent, dramatic concert piece.

Can be performed with or without a narrator to read the poems.  Performed with great success in USA and Japan.

 

Movement titles: 1) sparrows in eaves, 2) yellow rose petals, 3) old pond,

4) however close I look, 5) cuckoo, 6) storming over lake Nio,

7) fading bells, 8) summer moon.

 

Recording available – See “Affair of the Harp” CD on this website

 

Duration:  c. 17 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Solo Works.

 

 

 

Two Nights in Spain, for two harps, commissioned by the Arianna Harp Duo, 1994

 

Description:  The first movement represents the cathedrals, peaceful patios, and hidden squares of old Barcelona.  The second suggests the endlessly interesting shapes, faces, facades, and current flow of humanity where once ran a river.  This piece was premiered on National Public Radio in Detroit. 

 

Movement titles:  1) Cuitat Vella (Old Town), 2) La Rambla (The Torrent).

 

Recording available – See “Affair of the Harp” CD on this website

 

Duration:  c. 10 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

Cadenza for the Handel Harp Concerto, for solo harp, commissioned by Kerstin Allvin for the Flint Symphony Orchestra for the Handel Concerto in Bb, 1997 

Description: A new “baroque style” cadenza for the Handel Concerto.  This cadenza replaces the more “romantic” versions currently available with a more stylistically appropriate one. 

Movement titles:  none – the cadenza fits into the second movement of the Handel concerto.

Recording available – See “Affair of the Harp” CD on this website

Duration:  c. 4 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Solo Works.

 

 

 

Message from Garcia, for harp and cello, commissioned by the

Allvin/Deleury Duo for a Carnegie Center for the Arts premier, 1997

 

Description: This work was inspired by the mystic quality, lyric beauty, and Andalusian perspective found in the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca.  

 

In one movement :  Mysterioso – ad libitum

 

Recording available – See “Affair of the Harp” CD on this website

  

Duration:  c. 8 minutes and 30 seconds

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

Christ is Born!, for children's choir or SSA and harp, 1997

 

Description:  A simple, joyful Christmas song.  Vigorous and fun for children and/or adults.

 

In one movement:  With life!

 

Duration:  c. 2 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Choral.

 

 

 

Holiday in Paris!, for solo harp,  commissioned for French educational television by David Berrebi, 1998 

Description: “Holiday” is a group of short modern teaching pieces for students beyond beginner abilities but not highly advanced. Several theoretical concepts as well as technical problems are incorporated in the music as desribed below.

Movement titles:  1) Driving by the Arc:  contrary motion, finger independence, 2)  Looking Inside the Cathedral:  phrygian mode, triplets, legato playing,  3)  Walking in Paris with Claude:  mixolydian mode, seconds, glissandi.

 

Recording available – See “Affair of the Harp” CD on this website

 

Duration:  c. 5 minutes and 30 seconds

Please see Pricing Sheet under Solo Works.

 

 

 

Island Dances, for 2 harps and large orchestra, commissioned by the  Arianna Harp Duo for the World Harp Congress, 2000

 

Description:  This three-movement concerto is an exciting and accessible work for symphony orchestra and extra percussion.  The solo harp parts require advanced performers.  The orchestra writing is modern, rhythmic, dramatic, and full.  Audiences, orchestras, and harpists love this piece!!  Rave reviews!!

 

Movement titles:  1) Calypso,  2)  Dream Tango,  3)  Mambo

 

Recording available upon request from the composer

 

Duration:  c. 23 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

Images of Mogador, for harp, flute, and viola, commissioned

by La Foundation pour Printemps Musical des Alizés

Essaouira, Morocco, 2002

 

Description:  The music is earthy, rhapsodic, and rhythmic as it attempts to reflect the music, color, passion, and sincerity of people and customs of  Morocco.  This has become the signature piece of the Woodland Trio.

 

Movement titles:  1) Trance Music, 2) From the Minaret, 3) Le Souk

 

Recording available – See “Affair of the Harp” CD on this website

 

Duration: 14 minutes and 30 seconds

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 Organ  

The Ninth Circle, for organ, tympani, narrator, and dancer, commissioned by Ray Ferguson for the Bushnell Performing Arts Series, 1983 

Description:  A multi-media work based on the poetry of Dante.  The piece has a dramatic flair and was composed for church or concert venue. 

Movement titles: in one movement -  Ominous – march-like

 

Duration:  12 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Solo Works.

 

 

Detroit Fanfares, for 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, and organ, 1986. commissioned by the American Guild of Organists, 1985 

Description:  8 functional fanfares that can be performed with or without  brass and with or without the organ part! - as per the AGO guidelines of the commission.  

Duration:  1-3 minutes each

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

Prelude for Trumpet and Organ, for trumpet and organ, commissioned by Lucy Baber, 1988 

Description:  Duet based on the hymn: “When in our Music God is Glorified.” This is an accessible, lyrical work – requires 2 good performers.

Movement titles: in one movement

Duration:  4 minutes 30 seconds

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

Metropolitan Dark Cities, for organ and baritone voice, commissioned by Craig Symons through an Arts Foundation of Michigan grant, 1989 

This art song is based on a poem of Ronald Cooney, was written in memory of the poet, and funded by the Arts Foundation of Michigan. A dark, ominous art song that uses many modern compositional techniques, it requires two dedicated performers, but is well worth the effort.

Movement titles:  in one movement

Recording available – See “City Sketches” CD on this website

Duration:  8 minutes 30 seconds

Please see Pricing Sheet under Solo Works.

 

 

 

Wedding Music, for solo organ, written by the composer for his wife on the special occasion of their marriage, 1991

Description:  beautiful, lyrical music for bridal procession, and an exciting exit toccata – requires a good organist.  This piece can be used as a concert solo work as well as functional wedding music.

Movement titles:  1) Processional, 2) Toccata

Duration: “Processional” 4 minutes,  “Toccata” 3 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Solo Works.

 

 . . . with blasts upon the horn,  for grand and petit orgues and SATB.  Commissioned by the Archdiocesan Chorus of Detroit for their 25th anniversary, 1999.

Description: lively work for 2 organs and chorus – requires good university-level chorus or semi-professional choir and good organists. 

It is possible to perform this work with one organ. 

Movement titles: in one movement

 

Duration:  5 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Choral Works.

 

 

 

Processional, for organ, 5 brass, and tympani, commissioned by Dr. Norah Duncan IV for the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit celebration of the renovation of the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, and the new organ, 2002

 

Description: exciting processional – requires professional organist and musicians.

Duration:  5 minutes and 30 seconds

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

  

Bassoon 

And Then There Were None, for solo bassoon and dancer, commissioned by Peter Schoenbach through a grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts, 1986

Description:  In 1986 in Detroit Michigan, 43 children, age 16 and under were murdered and 365 were injured in miscellaneous firearms incidents.  This piece is dedicated to all those who have been touched by and are concerned with these outrageous an inhuman acts.

Movement titles: In one movement

Recording available – See  “City Sketches” CD on this website

 

Duration:   6 and 1/2 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Solo Works.

 

 

 

Prelude for Trumpet and Organ, for trumpet and organ, commissioned by Lucy Baber, 1988

Description:  Duet based on the hymn: “When in our Music God is Glorified.” 

This is an accessible, lyrical work – requires 2 good performers.

Movement titles: in one movement

Duration:  4 minutes 30 seconds

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

Detours, for flute and harp, commissioned by the Larson/Allvin Duo for their concert tour of Japan, 1988

 

Description:  This has become a signature piece for flute and harp duos, and has been performed in concert halls around the world. The three movements contain jazz, lyrical, and rhythmic elements and are well worth the effort it takes to work them into performance shape.

 

Movement titles:  1) you turn, 2) quiet zone, 3) no exit

 

Recording available – See “Affair of the Harp” CD on this website

 

Duration:  c. 13 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

Scenes from a Marriage, for one piano, four hands, commissioned by Keith Wissman for his wife on her fortieth birthday, 1993

 

Description:  Four-movement work for two competent pianists.  Fun to perform and well received.  Successful in concert or “at home.”

 

Movement titles:  1) In harmony, 2) In conflict, 3) In love, 4)  In fun.

 

Recording available – See “Imaginary Creatures” CD on this website

 

Duration:  c. 15 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Solo Works.

 

 

 

Message from Garcia, for harp and cello, commissioned by the

Allvin/Deleury Duo for a Carnegie Center for the Arts premier, 1997

 

Description: This work was inspired by the mystic quality, lyric beauty, and Andalusian perspective found in the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca.  

 

One movement :  Mysterioso – ad libitum

 

Recording available – See “Affair of the Harp” CD on this website

 

Duration:  c. 8 minutes and 30 seconds

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

Songs of the Whale, for 2 clarinets, commissioned by Dr. Susan Fino, 2005

 

Description:   This four-movement song cycle is a musical portrait of the Order Cetacea.  The work was composed as a high school graduation gift for the commissioner’s nephew, and it attempts to incorporate his love of music, the clarinet and marine biology.  This is a moderate to advanced piece of literature for the clarinets.  It has rhythmic, lyrical, and experimental  sections.

 

Movement titles:  1) Orca’s Ode, 2)  Blow Hole,  3)  Echolocation, 4) Moving Pods

 

Recording available from the composer

 

Duration:  c. 9 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

Trios 

City Sketches, for piano violin, and cello, commissioned by the Great Lakes Trio, Wesley Fishwick, Artistic Director through a Creative Artist Grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts, 1987

 

Description: This five-movement work was inspired by city scenes.  Although the movement titles are non specific, each is derived from an actual place in Detroit and are “revealed” by the music and the parentheses after the titles.  This is an exciting piece of chamber music that uses a number of modern techniques, yet remains accessible to a general audience wherever the locale.  “City Sketches” has been performed around the globe by several different trios.

 

Movement titles:  1)  Assembly Line (Vernors bottling plant), 2)  Holy Cathedral (Blessed Sacrament Cathedral), 3)  Marble Fountain (Scott Fountain), 4)  Abandoned House (Boarded up homes off Mack Ave.), Festival Weekend (Montreux/Detroit Jazz Festival)

 

Recording available – See “City Sketches” CD on this website

 

Duration: c. 14 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

Images of Mogador, for harp, flute, and viola, commissioned by

La Foundation pour Printemps Musical des Alizés, Essaouira, Morocco, 2002
 

Description:  The music is earthy, rhapsodic, and rhythmic as it attempts to reflect the music, color, passion, and sincerity of people and customs of  Morocco.  This has become the signature piece of the Woodland Trio.

 

Movement titles:  1)  Trance Music, 2)  From the Minaret, 3)  Le Souk

 

Recording available – See “Affair of the Harp” CD on this website

 

Duration: 14 minutes and 30 seconds

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

five postcards (from michigan), for violin, clarinet, and piano, commissioned by the Verdher Trio for their world tour and funded in part through a grant from ArtServe Michigan, 2002

 

Description:  This sonic travelogue depicts five locations with whichMichigan residents are likely to be familiar.  However, because of the universal nature of the selected sights, any audience should be able to relate to the work.  This is an lively, modern trip that includes both meditative and exuberant music.  Requires dedicated, good performers.

 

Movement titles: 1) motor city (Detroit), 2) carillon tower (Beaumont at MSU), 3) the falls (Taquamenon), 4) mysterious dunes (Sleeping Bear), fudge island (Mackinac). 

 

Recording available – Find Crystal Records CD947 

 

Duration:  c. 15 minutes and 30 seconds 

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

…of birds, bears, and butterflies: for viola, percussion and harp, 2009

 

Description: This is an environmental statement piece in three movements as per the title. It is coloristic/futuristic music. Requires 3 excellent professional performers.

 

Duration: c. 12 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

String Quartet

Imaginary Creatures, for string quartet and soprano, commissioned by the Scarab Club Chamber Music Series, 1999

 

Description:  This set of art songs is based on six short, provocative poems of John Reed.  The poetry and the music expresses a variety of moods, thoughts, and feelings through the imagery of the movement titles below.  For the most part, the soprano tells the stories of the imaginary creatures and the string quartet comments, enhances, and sets the mood and tone for each.  Requires a flexible, expressive soprano voice and a high quality string quartet.

 

Movement titles:  1) frolic bird, 2) hate snake, 3)  tranquility spider, 4)  laughter cat, 5)  soul mole, 6)  infinity scarab

 

Recording available – See “ Imaginary Creatures” CD on this website

 

Duration: c. 16 minutes and 30 seconds

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

dream cruise – a city reimagined: for string quartet, 2011

 

Description: This is a 5 movement semi programmatic piece based on imagined scenes of a modern 21st century city. Provocative and optimistic. Requires high level performers

 

Duration: c. 15 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

Small Ensembles 

Sextet: for flute, clarinet, trumpet, double bass, piano percussion. 1967

 

Description: This is an early chamber music work for college level performers and beyond.

 

Duration: c. 8 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

Octet: for four woodwinds and four brass, 1969

 

Description: An advanced level chamber piece for 8 instruments wirh some proportional notation. Requires college level performers and beyond.

 

Duration: c. 10 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

Three Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, for soprano solo, flute, piano, and percussion, 1970. Published in American Society of University Composers Journal of Scores, Vol.III, 1974

 

Description:  This prize winning piece of modern music sets three of Wallace Stevens haiku like poems from his collection, “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.”  Requires a flexible soprano voice with excellent pitch and 5 musicians who enjoy the challenge of a proportional notation score.  Very well liked by audiences.  Rave reviews.

 

Movement titles:  1) Among twenty snowy mountains, 2) I was of three minds, 3) The blackbird whirled in the autumn wind.

 

Recording available from the composer – Also can be found on the Society of Composers recordings

 

Duration: c. 13 minutes.

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

Impressions of Walden, for woodwind quintet, narrator, and slides, commissioned by Thomas Barna for the Pastiche Woodwind Quintet through a grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts, 1979

 

Descripition:  This flexible multi-media piece can be performed with nature  slides and live narration, without nature slides, or with the narrative on pre-recorded disc. .  Bassoonist may read the narration as it does not interfere with his part.

 

The narrative is taken from Thoreau’s Walden, A Week on the Concord, and Merrimack Rivers, and The Journal.  This is a timely and thoughtful piece that predated this current period of climate change.   The writing contains both proportional notation and measured music.  Performers play from full score.

 

Movement titles:  1) country, 2)  sun, 3)  sun, 4)  butterflies,
5) owls, 6)  wind, 7)  silence, 8)  night.

 

Duration: c. 18 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

Brass Fanfare:  For four brass winds, 1980

 

Description:  Flashy fanfare for 4 players.  Requires college level performers and beyond.

 

Duration: c. 5 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

For Madmen Only, for 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns, commissioned by the Chamber Music Conference and Composers Forum of the East, 1986

 

Description:  This aural description of Hermann Hesse’s famous novel “Steppenwolf.”  The music depicts several of the books characters, but its real intention is to effect the various psychological states of mind and rapid mood shifts that this marvelous book achieves.  A conductor will facilitate rehearsals and performance, and is recommended but not required.

 

Movement titles:  in one movement

 

Duration:  c. 8 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

…of birds, bears, and butterflies: for viola, percussion and harp, 2009

 

Description: This is an environmental statement piece in three movements as per the title. It is coloristic/futuristic music. Requires 3 excellent professional performers.

 

Duration: c. 12 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

dream cruise – a city reimagined: for string quartet, 2011

 

Description: This is a 5 movement semi programmatic piece based on imagined scenes of a modern 21st century city. Provocative and optimistic. Requires high level performers

 

Duration: c. 15 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

Brass Ensembles

 

Brass Fanfare:  For four brass winds, 1980

 

Description:  Flashy fanfare for 4 players.  Requires college level performers and beyond.

 

Duration: c. 5 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

Detroit Fanfares, for 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, and organ, 1986.
commissioned by the American Guild of Organists, 1985 

Description:  8 functional fanfares that can be performed with or without  brass and with or without the organ part!  As per the AGO guidelines of the commission.  

Duration: c. 1-3 minutes each

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

Prelude for Trumpet and Organ, commissioned by Lucy Baber, 1988.

Description:  Duet based on the hymn: “When in our Music God is Glorified.” 

This is an accessible, lyrical work – requires 2 good performers.  

Movement titles: in one movement 

Duration:  4 minutes and 30 seconds

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

Sonata de Camera Accademica, for brass quintet, commissioned by the Italian Heritage Room, 1991

 

Description:  A bravura and exciting piece for 2 trumpets, horn,  trombone, and tuba.  College level quintet can do it well! 

 

Movement titles: in one movement with several sections.

 

Duration:  c. 5 minutes and 10 seconds

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

Portrait of a Man, for 10 brass instruments and 1 percussion player, commissioned by the Hitchman family, Detroit Chamber Winds and Wayne State University, 2004

 

Description:  This is a sonic portrait of an outstanding creative human being and philanthropist, T. Norris Hitchman.  The three movements contain powerful, lyrical, and jazzy, rhythmic elements as per the movement titles.  Professional players will read this well.  A versatile percussion player is a must.

 

Movement titles:  1) His Work, 2) Four Friends, 3) For Fun

 

Duration: c. 13 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

Concertos 

Dialogue for Piano and Orchestra, for orchestra, percussion, and improvised piano, 1969

 

Description: This is an early concerto in which the piano solo part is completely improvised according to the directions in the score. This music is available only as a study score without parts.

 

One movement

Duration: c. 15 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

Cityscapes, for orchestra and jazz quartet, commissioned by Kenneth Jean through a grant from Robert Semple for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 1981

 

Description:  This oft-performed work was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in music.  It is a hugely successful blending of jazz and symphonic sensibilities in a meaningful and accessible piece.  Audience and orchestra reaction has been most satisfying and exciting.  Superb reviews.  Requires a high level professional  or exceptional college jazz quartet – alto sax, piano, bass, and drums, and a competent, large symphony orchestra.

 

Movement titles:  1) Sunday Morning,  2)  Weekdays,
3) Saturday Night

 

Recording available upon request from the composer

 

Duration: c. 25 minutes – depending on length of jazz solos.

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

Country Suite, for string orchestra or double string quartet and bass, and jazz quartet, 1989

 

Description: This ”Third Stream” blend of jazz quartet – flute (or clarinet). piano, bass, and drums is a fun to perform and easily put together concerto.  A high level college or professional jazz group is required

 

Movement titles:  1) Barn Dance, 2) The Lass and the Lad, 3) Hoe Down

 

Recording available upon request from the composer

 

Duration: c. 20 minutes – depending on length of jazz solos.

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

Island Dances, for 2 harps and large orchestra, commissioned by the  Arianna Harp Duo for the World Harp Congress, 2000

 

Description:  This three-movement concerto is an exciting and accessible work for symphony orchestra and extra percussion.  The solo harp parts require advanced performers.  The orchestra writing is modern, rhythmic, dramatic, and full.  Audiences and orchestras love this piece!!  Rave reviews!!

 

Movement titles:  1) Calypso,  2)  Dream Tango,  3)  Mambo

 

Recording available upon request from the composer

 

Duration:  c. 23 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

Urban Pictures: for jazz quintet and symphony orchestra, 2010

 

Description: This concerto is a sonic description of the sister cities of Detroit, Michigan and Torino, Italy. It is a work for professional orchestra or advanced university ensemble and requires an outstanding jazz quintet. The piece was premiered in Torino to a SRO audience and a standing ovation – the last 90 measures were repeated as an encore!! This is a very exciting work for large orchestra and small jazz group. Movement titles: “Mean Streets,” and “Renaissance Cities.”

 

Duration: C. 20 minutes depending on the length of the jazz solos.

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

Symphonic Works 

Dialogue for Piano and Orchestra, for orchestra, percussion, and improvised piano, 1969

 

Description: This is an early concerto in which the piano solo part is completely improvised according to the directions in the score. This music is available only as a study score without parts.

 

One movement

Duration: c. 15 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

Seven Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, for soprano and large orchestra, 1972

 

Description:  This is an award setting of seven of Wallace Steven’s short poems from his “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.”  It is a very dramatic song cycle for high soprano voice with excellent pitch and control and large symphony orchestra with extra percussion. Written in proportional notation, but easily performed.  This work has had several excellent performances and won several awards.

 

Movement titles:  1) A man and a woman, 2) I do not know which to prefer, 3) Icicles filled the long window, 4)  I know noble accents, 5)  When the blackbird flew out of sight, 6)  He rode over Connecticut, 7)  It was evening all afternoon

 

Recording available from the composer

 

Duration: c. 26 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

Sir Winston: for orchestra, narrator and slides, 1976

 

Description: Commissioned by Jack Trudgeon for Churchill High School and Project Cameo. This work reflects the words and writings of Sir Winston Churchill with orchestral sounds. Requires a narrator. Slides are available for the performance.

 

Duration: c. 12 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

Two Reflections: for orchestra and chorus, 1976

 

Description: Commissioned by Lowell Everson for Stevenson High School and Project Cameo. This work is a setting of high school student poetry for chorus and orchestra. Movement titles: “On a Dewdrop,” and “Of a Waterfall.” Done in proportional notaion but easily rehearsed and performed.

 

Duration: c. 12 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

Cityscapes, for orchestra and jazz quartet, commissioned by Kenneth Jean through a grant from Robert Semple for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 1981

 

Description:  This oft-performed work was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in music.  It is a hugely successful blending of jazz and symphonic sensibilities in a meaningful and accessible piece.  Audience and orchestra reaction has been most satisfying and exciting.  Superb reviews.  Requires a high level professional  or exceptional college jazz quartet – alto sax, piano, bass, and drums, and a competent, large symphony orchestra.

 

Movement titles:  1) Sunday Morning,  2)  Weekdays,
3) Saturday Night

 

Recording available upon request from the composer

 

Duration: c. 25 minutes – depending on length of jazz solos.

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

Monuments, for large  orchestra and extra percussion, commissioned by Stuart Hyke for the Meadowbrook Music Festive in commemoration of their twentieth anniversary season, 1982

 

Description:  This single movement work is festive and exciting.  Its sonic world is developed around the melodic motives heard in the opening brass and percussion.  These motives undergo constant development and conclude with a fully harmonized and orchestrated statement.

 

Movement titles:  in one movement 

 

Duration: c. 11 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

Fanfare for a Sacred Occasion, for orchestra, organ, harp, and percussion, commissioned by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for the Archdiocese of Detroit in celebration of their 150th anniversary, 1983

 

Description:  This is a fanfare and processional that is easy to rehearse and perform.  It requires a modest size orchestra plus harp, organ, tympani and percussion.

 

Movement titles:  In one movement

 

Duration: c. 5 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

Rencendicity, for string orchestra, commissioned by Misha Rachlevsky for the inaugural concerts of the Renaissance City Chamber Players, 1984

 

Description:  This “Divertimento” came about when the composer was asked to write a ‘signature piece’ for the Renaissance City Chamber Players to be premiered at their inaugural concert.  The request was for a work that would be “fun to perform, and accessible to a wide spectrum of audiences.  The result “Rencendicity” is a quote piece that includes Motown hits, patriotic songs, and Russian melodies all wrapped into one!  It is fun and it is a real crowd pleaser.

 

Movement titles:  in one movement with several sections

 

Duration: c. 10 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

Country Suite, for string orchestra or double string quartet and bass, and jazz quartet, 1989

 

Description: This ”Third Stream” blend of jazz quartet – flute (or clarinet). piano, bass, and drums is a fun to perform and easily put together concerto.  A high level college or professional jazz group is required

 

Movement titles:  1) Barn Dance, 2) The Lass and the Lad, 3) Hoe Down

 

Recording available upon request from the composer

 

Duration: c. 20 minutes – depending on length of jazz solos.

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

 

Freedom Festival, for large orchestra, including 4 percussion players, harp, and piano 1990

 

Description:  Inspired by the social and political upheavals that occurred in Eastern Europe, South Africa, and China in 1989 and1990, “Freedom Festival” is a sonic expression of the hope for equal rights and liberty for all people.  Fragments of 12 national anthems, and whispered, spoken, and shouted cries for freedom in 7 different languages permeate the work.  This is a thrilling and moving modern piece with some proportional notation.  It has received many performances with unqualified successes.

 

Movement titles:  in one movement

 

Recording available from the composer

 

Duration:  c. 10 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

Star Dancer, for percussion and orchestra, commissioned by the WSU Humanities Center for the Old Main Celebration, 1996

 

Description:  The extensive use of percussion, 19 instruments and 6 players, along with alto flute, bass clarinet, contra bassoon, harp and piano, give “Star Dancer” an ever- changing variety of color combinations.  The syncopated rhythmic patterns and asymmetrical meters permeate the piece and form the basis of the imaginary star dance.  This piece has had many inspired performances at the college and professional level.

 

Movement titles:  in one movement

 

Recording available from the composer

 

Duration:  c. 10 minutes and 30 seconds

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

Car Trek, for youth orchestra, commissioned by the Oakland Youth Symphony by the Chrysler Corporation, 1998

 

Description:  “Car Trek” is a quasi-programmatic piece about automobiles.  The composer has taken three car scenes with which most people are familiar and cast them in a modern musical setting.  Although “Car Trek” was composed for an orchestra of young players, it never compromises its musical integrity.

 

Movement titles:  1) Flivver, 2) Dream Cruise, 3)  The 500

 

Duration: c. 12 minutes and 10 seconds

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

Island Dances, for 2 harps and large orchestra, commissioned by the  Arianna Harp Duo for the World Harp Congress, 2000

 

Description:  This three-movement concerto is an exciting and accessible work for symphony orchestra and extra percussion.  The solo harp parts require advanced performers.  The orchestra writing is modern, rhythmic, dramatic, and full.  Audiences and orchestras love this piece!!  Rave reviews!!

 

Movement titles:  1) Calypso,  2)  Dream Tango,  3)  Mambo

 

Recording available upon request from the composer

 

Duration:  c. 23 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

Urban Pictures: for jazz quintet and symphony orchestra, 2010

 

Description: This concerto is a sonic description of the sister cities of Detroit, Michigan and Torino, Italy. It is a work for professional orchestra or advanced university ensemble and requires an outstanding jazz quintet. The piece was premiered in Torino to a SRO audience and a standing ovation – the last 90 measures were repeated as an encore!! This is a very exciting work for large orchestra and small jazz group. Movement titles: “Mean Streets,” and “Renaissance Cities.”

 

Duration: C. 20 minutes depending on the length of the jazz solos.

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

Two Rube Goldbergs for Band, for concert band, commissioned by Harold Arnoldi for the Wayne State University Concert Band, 1973

 

Description:  This is a proportional notation score for symphonic winds and percussion.  It is filled with special effects and musical surprises.  The movement titles suggest the playful nature of the work, but it has a lot of substance too.  A well conceived and executed plan of new and exciting sounds and constructions.

 

Movement titles:  1) new music box, 2) it’ll never fly!

 

Duration:  5-7 minutes depending on the repeats – which are optional in the final movement

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

The Gladiators, for symphonic wind ensemble, prepared piano, and voices, commissioned by Harold Arnoldi through a grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts, 1979

 

Description:  This is a robust work for symphonic winds that is written in both standard and proportional notation.  Some sections of the piece require the band members to whisper and shout gladiator quotes.  This is an exciting and dramatic adventure into Roman history.

 

Movement titles:  in one movement

 

Recording available from the composer

 

Duration: c. 11 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

Echoes from a Disappearing Planet, for symphonic winds and multi-media, commissioned by Professor Douglas Bianchi for the WSU Wind Symphony Band through OVPR WSU, 2007

 

Description:  This multi-media work for symphonic winds blends modern music with nature sounds, film footage, quotes and sound bites into a moving and challenging exposition on planet sustainability and climate change.  This is a “statement” piece and a call to action.  This piece requires 45 member ensemble including 2 harps, piano, and an audio/visual operator.  A DVD that contains the extra-musical component comes with the score.

 

Movement titles:  in one movement with six sections

Recording available from the composer

 

Duration: c. 11 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

Songs for Ronnie, for soprano and piano, commissioned by the Lyric Chamber Ensemble, Fedora Horowitz, Artistic Director, 1986

 

Description:  Songs for Ronnie is a song cycle setting of seven short poems by Ronald (Ronnie) Cooney for soprano and piano.  The songs range in mood and scope from humorous to philosophical to loving.  A good soprano with range and color and a good piano accompanist is needed.  This piece has been sung in concert throughout the United States and in Europe and Africa.

 

Movement titles: 1) Future?, 2)  untitled, 3)  Cognito, 4)  untitled (love song), 5)  When?, 6)  Summer Evening, 7)  Re-Creation

Recording available See “City Sketches” CD on this website

 

Duration:  c. 17 minutes and 45 seconds

Please see Pricing Sheet under Solo Works.

 

 

 

 

April Sunrise/Autumn Air, for baritone and piano - also available for soprano and harp, commissioned by the Lyric Chamber Ensemble, Fedora Horowitz, Artistic Director, 1986

 

Description:  Two deceptively simple and lyrical art songs.  Brief, evocative and innocent settings of a lovely poem by Ronald Cooney.  Requires a singer who can count, and a good accompanist. 

 

Movement titles: 1) April Sunrise, 2) Autumn Air

 

Recording available – See “Affair of the Harp” CD on this website

 

Duration:  c. 7 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Solo Works.

 

Metropolitan Dark Cities, for organ and baritone voice, commissioned by Craig Symons through an Arts Foundation of Michigan grant, 1989 

This art song is based on a poem of Ronald Cooney, was written in memory of the poet, and funded by the Arts Foundation of Michigan. A dark, ominous art song that uses many modern compositional techniques, it requires two dedicated performers, but is well worth the effort. 

Movement titles:  in one movement 

Recording available – See "City Sketches” CD on this website 

Duration:  c. 8 minutes and 30 seconds

Please see Pricing Sheet under Solo Works.

 

 

 

I'll Make the Mountain Kneel, for soprano and piano, for the Inauguration Celebration of Irvin D. Reid, 9th President WSU, 1998

 

Description:  A spiritual-like setting of a poem dedicated to Wayne State University’s first African-American president.  This is a lovely art song with deeply moving words.  A soprano with good range and a piano accompanist is required.

 

Movement titles: in one movement.

Recording available from the composer

 

Duration:  c. 2 minutes and 40 seconds

Please see Pricing Sheet under Solo Works.

 

 

 

Imaginary Creatures, for string quartet and soprano, commissioned by the Scarab Club Chamber Music Series, 1999

 

Description:  This set of art songs is based on six short, provocative poems of John Reed.  The poetry and the music express a variety of moods, thoughts, and feelings through the imagery of the movement titles below.  For the most part, the soprano tells the stories of the imaginary creatures and the string quartet comments, enhances, and sets the mood and tone for each.  Requires a flexible, expressive soprano voice and a high quality string quartet.

 

Movement titles:  1) frolic bird, 2) hate snake, 3) tranquility spider, 4)  laughter cat, 5)  soul mole, 6)  infinity scarab

 

Recording available – See “Imaginary Creatures” CD on this website

 

Duration: c. 16 minutes and 30 seconds

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

The Last Blackbird, for bass/baritone and piano, commissioned by Lettie Alston and Friends Concert Series, 2000

 

Description:  This art song sets three of Wallace Stevens haiku-like poems from his “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.”   It is a dramatic work that calls for a bass/baritone voice with extended range and excellent technique and a fine pianist.  An exciting look into the mysteries of the Stevens’ blackbird perspective.

 

Movement titles:  1) At the sight of blackbirds, 2) O thin men of Haddam, 3)  The river is moving

 

Recording available from the composer

 

Duration: c.9 minutes and 30 seconds

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

A Living Land: Song of Citizenship, for bass/baritone voice and piano commissioned by Marc Kruman for the opening ceremony of the Center for Citizenship, Wayne State University, 2003

 

Description:  This is a dramatic art song setting of a short poem by John Reed.  The topic is citizenship.  The song is powerful, yet lyrical,  and requires bass/baritone voice and piano.

 

Movement titles:  in one movement with two sections.

 

Recording available from the composer.

 

Duration: c. 4 minutes and 30 seconds

Please see Pricing Sheet under Solo Works.

 

Chamber 

Four Piano Rag, for four pianos, commissioned by the Lyric Chamber

Ensemble, 1994

 

Description: Wild and crazy piece.  Requires four competent pianists who like changing meters and are not afraid to have fun.

 

One movement:  Rhythmic and Playful

 

Duration:  c. 7 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

Sextet: for flute, clarinet, trumpet, double bass, piano percussion. 1967

 

Description: This is an early chamber music work for college level performers and beyond.

 

Duration: c. 8 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

Octet: for four woodwinds and four brass, 1969

 

Description: An advanced level chamber piece for 8 instruments wirh some proportional notation. Requires college level performers and beyond.

 

Duration: c. 10 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

Brass Fanfare:  For four brass winds, 1980

 

Description:  Flashy fanfare for 4 players.  Requires college level performers and beyond.

 

Duration: c. 5 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

…of birds, bears, and butterflies: for viola, percussion and harp, 2009

 

Description: This is an environmental statement piece in three movements as per the title. It is coloristic/futuristic music. Requires 3 excellent professional performers.

 

Duration: c. 12 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

dream cruise – a city reimagined: for string quartet, 2011

 

Description: This is a 5 movement semi programmatic piece based on imagined scenes of a modern 21st century city. Provocative and optimistic. Requires high level performers

 

Duration: c. 15 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

Choral Works

Sequence, for chorus and percussion, 1970, revised 1975

 

Description:  This is a three-part setting of the “Dies Irae” text.  It is scored for SATB and 4 percussion.  The setting is very modern and is in both proportional and measured notation.  The piece has had several exciting performances and requires a good college level group to make it work.  Also includes a crank siren at the grand finale!

 

Movement titles: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

 

Recording available from the composer

 

Duration: c. 10 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Choral Works.

 

 

 

Waiting To Be Processed, for women's voices, typewriters, telephones, percussion, and tape, commissioned by Douglas Belland for the Wayne State University Women’s Chorale, 1973

 

Description:  This is a “performance piece” for women’s chorus that pokes fun at the hiring practices and man’s inhumanity to women!  It requires speaking and singing and a bit of acting and movement.  Also a recording of “I Love How You Love Me,” and ”I am Woman.”

Written partly in proportional notation.

 

Movement titles:  in one movement

 

Duration: c. 9 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Choral Works.

 

 

 

Grasshopper Days, for chorus, small wind ensemble, and percussion, commissioned by Project Cameo for Jerry Smith and the Bently High School Choir, 1976

 

Description:  This setting includes 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 3 percussion, prepared piano, and SATB.  It is a mix of proportional notation and measured music that sets alight and lively pace and tone.  Can be done by a high school group that seeks adventure!

 

Movement titles: in 3 untitled sections

 

Duration: c. 12 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Choral Works.

 

 

 

Songs of Summer, for chorus and percussion, commissioned by Project Cameo for Bob Ballard and the Franklin High School Choir, 1976

 

Description:  These songs have a friendly, happy feeling and are a sendoff to summer vacation for your high school choir. 

 

Movement titles:  in 3 untitled sections

 

Duration: c. 9 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Choral Works.

 

 

 

Two Reflections: for orchestra and chorus, 1976

 

Description: Commissioned by Lowell Everson for Stevenson High School and Project Cameo. This work is a setting of high school student poetry for chorus and orchestra. Movement titles: “On a Dewdrop,” and “Of a Waterfall.” Done in proportional notaion but easily rehearsed and performed.

 

Duration: c. 12 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

Three e.e.s for SSAA, for women's voices, piano and flute, commissioned by Dennis Tini through a grant from the Women of Wayne Association for the Wayne State University Women’s Chorale, 1977

 

Description:  This is a setting of three short poems of EE Cummings.  They are provocative, effective, sometimes humorous, but always thoughtful.  A college level women’s group can handle these well and would enjoy doing them.  Mostly written in proportional notation.

 

Movement titles: 1) Hills chime with thrush, 2) O (round) moon, how, 3)  This little huge.

 

Duration: c. 8 minutes and 30 seconds

Please see Pricing Sheet under Choral Works.

 

 

 

Hymn to Saint Anne, for brass, organ, chorus and narrator, commissioned by the St. Anne's Catholic Community of Warren, Michigan, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the community, 1985

 

Description:  This is a 3 part work that was composed with church choir, and good amateur musicians in mind.  An exciting piece to celebrate a feast day.  Sections may be used as separate pieces.

 

Movement titles: 1) Processional, 2) Mother of our Mother, 3)  Te Deum

 

Duration:  c. 12 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Choral Works.

 

 

 

Fanfare and Hymn, for SATB chorus, orchestra, and organ, commissioned by Archdiocese of Detroit and used as the recessional for Papal Mass, 1987

 

Description:  This is a grand scale work for full orchestra and large chorus.  It may be done with or without solo parts – the choir may sing the solos as a group or the solos may be assigned.  The piece has a rousing introduction and a driving finish.  The middle part sets the lyrics written for the Papal visit and mass in Detroit in 1987. 

 

Movement titles:  in one movement

Live performance recording available from the composer

 

Duration:  c. 11 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

Trilogy, for SATB chorus, baritone solo, piano, and 3 percussion, commissioned by the Lyric Chamber Ensemble, Fedora Horowitz, Artistic Director, 1986

 

Description:  A dramatic three-movement setting of poems by Ronald Cooney.  The settings vary in mood from declamatory, to rhythmic, to lyrical.  A good baritone soloist and 3 fine percussionists are needed.  The piece has changing meters throughout and is in a modern chorale style.

 

Movement titles:  1) This Morning, 2) This Afternoon, 3)  This Evening

 

Duration:  c. 14 minutes and 30 seconds

Please see Pricing Sheet under Choral Works.

 

 

 

Hodie Christus Natus Est, for SATB, harp, organ, cantor, strings, commissioned by Dr. Norah Duncan IV for the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit, Blessed Sacrament Cathedral,1996

 

Description:  This is a “flexible” piece for Christmas that may be performed without strings (the organ would play the string parts) or as a concert piece without the congregation (the choir would take the congregations’ role).   It requires competent musicians and singers and a good harpist.  It is a lovely piece with an extended harp solo introduction.

 

Movement titles:  in one movement

 

Duration:  c. 7 minutes and 30 seconds

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

Christ is Born!, for children's choir or SSA and harp, 1997

 

Description:  A simple, joyful Christmas song.  Vigorous and fun for children and/or adults.

 

One movement:  With life!

 

Duration:  c. 2 minutes

Movement titles:  in one movement

Please see Pricing Sheet under Choral Works.

 

 

 

 . . . with blasts upon the horn, for grand and petit orgues and SATB.  Commissioned by the Archdiocesan Chorus of Detroit for their 25th anniversary, 1999. 

Description: lively work for 2 organs and chorus – requires good university-level chorus or semi-professional choir and good organists. It is possible to perform this piece with one organ.   

Movement titles: in one movement 
Duration:  5 minutes
Please see Pricing Sheet under Choral Works.

 

 

 

Ebeneezer is a Geezer, for synthesizer, electric piano, bass drums, saxophone, narrator, dancers, and lights, commissioned by Lisa Nowak for the Harbinger Dance Company, 1975

 

Description:  This is a jazz-fusion/modern dance version of Dickens’ “Christmas Carol.”  The music is composed for tenor saxophone doubling flute, and clarinet, electric keyboard, electric bass and drum set.  Requires dancers and actors and a fresh libretto version of the “Christmas Carol.”  This is great fun for a Christmas production.  Pleases all ages.

 

Movement titles:  Stage play in two acts
Duration:  c. 55 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Opera.

 

 

  

Ke Nu and the Magic Coals, for 2 sopranos, 1 tenor, 2 baritones, piano, flute, and percussion, a one act opera commissioned by the Michigan Opera Theater, Dr. David DiChiera, Artistic Director,1987

 

Description:  This is an opera developed for a children’s audience.

The story line follows a young “would be” American Indian brave through some rites of passage trials that he willingly undertakes to prove himself a worthy young man.  Requires 2 sopranos, 1 tenor, 2 baritones who play several roles, plus 1,flute, 1percussion, and 1 piano.  This work has had several successful runs, and has received excellent reviews.  Can – and has been done - by a college level companies.

 

Movement titles:  This is a one act opera in five scenes.

 

Video is available for perusal.

 

Duration: c. 45 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Opera.

 

 

Jazz: Small Group 

The following pieces are all “jazz tunes” in lead sheet format: melody line and chord changes.

 

Impressions of Childhood, for any small jazz group combination, lead sheet format, 1967

 

Description:  Lyrical piece in 6/8 with a haunting melody.

 

Recording available – See “Comfort and Joy” CD on this website

 

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

Judgment of Solomon, for any small jazz group combination, lead sheet format, 1967

 

Description:  Swinging call and response section in 4/4 leads to a 3/4  bridge, then back to the C&R.

 

Recording available from the composer

 

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

Five-Four-Three, for any small jazz group combination, lead sheet format, 1968

 

Description:  Up-tempo jazz line goes through 3 different time signatures.  A nice challenge to play on and with!

 

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

Christmas Kiss, for vocalist and/or small jazz group combination, lead sheet format, 2003

 

Description:  A potential Christmas classic with a jazzy feel.

 

Recording available – See “Christmas Kiss” CD on this website

 

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

Motor City Sequence, for nineteen-piece jazz band, premiered at the Montreaux Jazz Festival by the Wayne State University Jazz Band, 1980

 

Description:  “Motor City Sequence” is a three-movement suite for jazz big band.  The first part is an asymmetrical jazz/fusion groove in 7/4 with solo sections in 4/4.  The second has a dramatic brass section intro and then swings into a ¾ solo section. The finale is a tour de force for the ensemble broken by solos as designated.  This piece had an exciting reception in Montreux, Switzerland and has been performed many times since.  The work can be broken up and performed with success as individual pieces.

 

Movement titles:  1) Assembly Line Boogie, 2) Churches of Detroit, 3) Renaissance

 

Recording available from the composer

 

Duration:  c.15-20 minutes depending on length of solos

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

Cityscapes, for orchestra and jazz quartet, commissioned by Kenneth Jean through a grant from Robert Semple for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 1981

 

Description:  This oft-performed work was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in music.  It is a hugely successful blending of jazz and symphonic sensibilities in a meaningful and accessible piece.  Audience and orchestra reaction has been most satisfying and exciting.  Superb reviews.  Requires a high level professional  or exceptional college jazz quartet – alto sax, piano, bass, and drums, and a competent, large symphony orchestra.

 

Movement titles:  1) Sunday Morning,  2)  Weekdays,
3) Saturday Night

 

Recording available upon request from the composer

 

Duration: c. 25 minutes – depending on length of jazz solos.

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

Country Suite, for string orchestra or double string quartet and bass, and jazz quartet, 1989

 

Description: This ”Third Stream” blend of jazz quartet – flute (or clarinet). piano, bass, and drums is a fun to perform and easily put together concerto.  A high level college or professional jazz group is required

 

Movement titles:  1) Barn Dance, 2) The Lass and the Lad, 3) Hoe Down

 

Recording available upon request from the composer

 

Duration: c. 20 minutes – depending on length of jazz solos.

Please see Pricing Sheet under Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

 

 

 

Non Jazz Improvisation Ensemble

Description:  The following pieces for improvisation ensemble are music “design plans” that were written to be performed by new music ensembles of various sizes with or without multi-media effects.  These works have all been performed many times in different venues.  They require musicians who are able to improvise freely, often without specific notes, but within musical parameters.  Each design plan is significantly different from the next and each is about a different programmatic subject – as the titles reflect.  The composer has toured and lectured with this repertoire through the United States.

 

Duration:  varies depending on length of improvisations and group concept of the piece.

Please see Pricing Sheet under non Jazz Improvisation Ensemble for all listed below.

 

Pick Up Sticks: For Improvisation ensemble – four players playing various percussion instruments, 1973

 

Piece for Quartet, for four-piece improvisation ensemble, 1968

 

Six  Nocturnal Explorations,  for improvisation ensemble, dance, paintings, narrator, and lights, 1973

 

Lord Cut Glass, for improvisation ensemble, dance and narrator, 1974

 

Circle of Black Elk, for improvisation ensemble, dance and narrator, 1974

 

Celestial Genesis in Five Dimension, for improvisation ensemble, dance, narrator, slides and lights, 1974

 

 

 

Handbell Choir

Echoes from the Lord's Valley, for handbell choir, commissioned by Leslee Allvin for the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Churc Handbell Choir, 1992

 

Description:  This is a modern sounding piece for handbells that has changing meters and added note harmonies.

 

Movement titles:  in one movement

 

Duration:  c. 4 minutes

Please see Pricing Sheet under Chamber.

 

 

 

Pricing

HARDWALL PUBLISHING PRICING SHEET for 2011-2013

 

The Hardwall Publishing Pricing Sheet is in three tiers as follows:

 

The Professional price listing includes performance rights.

 

The Institutional listing price is without performance rights and is discounted accordingly.  The institutional price is for libraries and archives.

 

The study score/student price does not include performance rights. Any individual is welcome to make a purchase.  However, public performance is forbidden.

 

 

Please note that all scores that involve orchestra, orchestra and chorus, symphony band, and jazz band are 11x 17 or larger, as are several of the chamber/solo pieces.  Orchestra and band scores can also be rented with parts.  This listing does not include rental fees, which are negotiated on an ad hoc basis.  Pricing depends on length of rental and type of organization.

 

 

Professional organization pricing:

 

Orchestra and Symphonic Band:            full scores - $900.00

 

Chamber:                                            full scores - $300.00

 

non Jazz Improvisation Ensemble:        design plan - $100.00

 

Solo Works:                                         full scores - $150.00

 

Choral Works:                                      full scores - $150.00

 

Opera:                                                 full scores - $900.00

 

                          Grand rights are negotiated separately

 

Jazz Band:                                           full scores - $350.00

 

 

Institutional pricing:

 

Orchestra and Symphonic Band:            full scores - $450.00

 

Chamber:                                            full scores - $150.00

 

Non-jazz Improvisation Ensemble:         design plan - $50.00

 

Solo Works:                                          full scores - $75.00                 

 

Choral Works:                                        full scores - $75.00

 

Opera:                                                 full scores - $450.00

 

Jazz Band:                                           full scores - $175.00

 

 

Study Score/Student pricing:

 

Orchestra and Symphonic Band:            full scores - $225.00

 

Chamber:                                             full scores -  $75.00

 

Non-jazz Improvisation Ensemble:         design plan -  $25.00

 

Solo Works:                                          full scores -  $40.00                 

 

Choral Works:                                       full scores -  $40.00

 

Opera:                                                 full scores - $225.00

 

Jazz Band:                                            full scores -  $90.00

 

Compact Disc recordings are available for many of the scores as per this website for $10.00 plus shipping and handling.

 

All scores and CDs are available through

 

Hard Wall Publishing

 

24105 Woodland Drive, Southfield MI, 48034

 

ac2554@wayne.edu

 

(248) 352-7011

 

 

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