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 A List of Our Works

 

 

Click here to jump to compositions by Abbie

 

Compositions by William 

 

*  Aletheia (2011)

        For performance artist and computer controlled digital piano. (80 minutes.)

        Under production.  Premiere planned for September 2012.

 

*  Wind (2008) 

        For soprano, mezzo, alto and piano.

 

*  Thirty Memos for Piano (2007)

          One hour of piano music in 30 short pieces.

 

* Cybeline (2004, expanded in 2005)

A music theater work for performance artist and quadraphonic tape. (45 minutes)

Premiere: REDCAT Theater in Disney Hall, Los Angeles, March 16, 2004

 

* Music for the End of Time (1998)

For trombone and quadraphonic tape. (52 minutes.)

Premiere: Montreal - McGill University, March 1998.

 

* Street Scene for the Last Mad Soprano (1996)

A music theater work for soprano (optionally playing an instrument) and quadraphonic tape.  (51 minutes)

Premiere: Konstanz, Germany – November 1996

 

*  Miriam (1988, 1990)

A music theater trilogy for soprano (with optional instrumental part) and piano on a text by the composer.   (The Mirror, The Chair, The River)  (80 minutes)

Premiere: (The Chair) Stuttgart – Tage der Neue Musik (1988)

(The complete trilogy)  Munich Biennale, May 1990.

 

*  Act Without Words I (1986)           

For pantomiming instrumentalist; text of Samuel Beckett. (20 minutes)

Premiere: Staatstheater Ingolstadt, Fall 1986

 

*  Rockaby (1985)                   

For singing actress and tape of voice, four trombones and piano; text of Samuel Beckett. (25 minutes)

Premiere: Staatstheater Kassel, April 25, 1986 (25 minutes)       

 

*  Ohio Impromptu (1985)                      

For tenor, actor, and piano: text of Samuel Beckett. (20 minutes)

Preimere: Munich - Gasteig Kultur Zentrum, March 1, 1986.

 

*  Alice’s Adventures Through the Looking-Glass (1985)

A children’s opera for chamber orchestra and singers.  (55 minutes)

Premiere: Tel Aviv - Israel Chamber Orchestra, March 19, 1985.

 

*  Leonore (1983)

For acting trombonist on a text by the composer. (15 minutes)

Premiere:  Munich -  Nacht der Experimentelle Musik, November 1983)

 

*  Words and Music (1983)

For actor, baritone, and piano on the text by Samuel Beckett. (1983)

Premiere: Frankfurt - Theater am Turm, April 25, 1985.  (22 minutes)

 

*  Winnie (1983)

For soprano (with optional instrument) and piano with text from Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days.  (45 minutes)

Premiere: Rome – Nuovo Forme Sonare, December 1984.

 

*  Hamm (1981)

For acting violinist with text from Samuel Beckett’s Endgame.  (17 minutes)

Premiere: Munich – Lehnbach Haus Glaerie, March 1981.

 

*  Das Kleine Traumbuch (1981)

Seven small piano works for children.

 

*  Vladimir (1981)

For acting bass clarinetist using text from Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.  (17 minutes)

Premiere: Gartow, Germany – Scholss Gartow, August 1981.

 

*  The Swineherd (1980)

For soprano, tenor, flute, viola, harp, and percussion (1) after the fairytale of Hans Christian Anderson.  (20 minutes)

Premiere: Sienna -  July 1979 (1st part only)

 

*  Pond (1976)

For solo trombone.  (5 minutes)

Premiere: New York -  Mannhattan School of Music, 1977

 

*  The Owl (1975)

For brass quintet and three percussionists after  texts by Native Americans.  (10 minutes)                         

 

*  The Land of Journeys’ Ending (1974)

A passion play for tenor, baritone, flute, trombone, piano, and three perssion using texts of the New Mexican Penitentes.  (20 minutes)

Premiere:  Relache Ensemble,  University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1976.

 

*  The Mescalito Sonata (1974)

For two pianos.  (10 minutes)

Premiere: Albuquerque – University of New Mexico,  April 1974.

Listen to excerpts from the 1974 recording, Dorenda Morse and Collene Maley.

          from the second movement

          from the third movement

          from the fourth movement

 

 

Compostions by Abbie Conant

 

Rachel's Lament (1997)

           For baritone, two children performers, and tape.

           Premiere:  Leipzig 1997

 

Pond (1976)

For solo trombone.  (5 minutes)

Premiere: New York -  Mannhattan School of Music, 1977

  

 

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