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Missa Salve Regina

Description: Missa Salve Regina, a five movement work, is approximately twenty minutes in duration. The work is a setting of the Ordinary of the Mass in Latin with additional text in the vernacular drawn from the writings of Miguel de Unamuno. The composition is scored for four speaking soloists (SATB), mixed chorus (SATB, percussion (player 1: tam tam, three suspended cymbal, bass drum, three tom-toms, glockenspiel, maracas, and marimba), and digital synthesizer optionally on tape. The Missa Salve Regina is concerned with the spiritual implications of the mass and its ritual. The music is composed for both concert presentation and use within the liturgy and deals with the conflict between faith and reason in the human mind, discussed at length, by Unamuno.
Date: May 1985
Creator: Waschka, Rodney, II, 1958-
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The History of Horn Playing in Los Angeles from 1920 to 1970 : a Lecture Recital, Together With Three Recitals of Selected Works for Horn by M. Haydn, Franz, Britten, Mozart, Koetsier, Hindemith, Herzogenberg, Rossini, Stevens and others

Description: The History of Horn Playing in Los Angeles from 1920 to 1970 begins with the horn players who played in the silent film orchestras and the Alfred Brain's tenure with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. This study details the introduction of soundtracks, the early studio orchestras, the contract studio orchestras, the musician union's role in structuring the work environment, the horn players who played in both the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the studios, major figures from the subsequent freelance period such as Vincent de Rosa, and the local and international influence of the Los Angeles Horn Club.
Date: May 1999
Creator: Hilliard, Howard (Howard Louis)
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Mulima

Description: Mulima is a work intended to be used as the score for a ballet. The composition utilizes a large orchestra: 2-3-3-3, 4-3-3-1, 5 percussion, and full strings. The work is constructed in one large act which is comprised of three scenes and lasts approximately 45 to 50 minutes.
Date: August 1978
Creator: Long, David J.
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In Memoriam H.W. Reese

Description: In Memoriam H. W. Reese is written for chamber orchestra and small mixed chorus, in honor of the composer's father, Hardy W. Reese (March 22, 1926-Nov. 23, 1982). The piece is written in one continuous movement with a total duration of approximately fifteen minutes. Within the work there are three distinct sections, each on texts dealing with a different stage in the process of reconciliation with death.
Date: May 1985
Creator: Reese, Janette E.
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The Icarus Triptych: A Composition in Three Movements for Symphonic Wind and Percussion Ensemble

Description: The composition was written as a laboratory experience in contemporary music especially for the Symphonic Wind Ensemble of the Skyline Career Development Center in Dallas, Texas. Based upon the Greek myth of Icarus, the movements are entitled, "Imprisoned", "Flight" , and "The Fall." The approximate performance time is 17 minutes, 45 seconds.
Date: May 1976
Creator: Cornell, Douglas T.
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An Original Composition, "Peace"

Description: The composition which follows is a sacred cantata entitled Peace. It is a musical composition utilizing soprano, tenor, and baritone soli and mixed chorus with keyboard accompaniment, and deals with peace as it applies to the much discussed problem of world unity. It may be presented effectively with piano or organ accompaniment and mey be arranged for orchestra or ensemble accompaniment.
Date: August 1947
Creator: McConnell, James W., 1917-
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Bay Psalmes - 1640 (Symphony no. 3)

Description: Bay Psalmes-1640 is a large work in four movements for orchestra and chorus. The chorus employed is SATB but each of the four sections may be divided into firsts and seconds as required. The orchestra is a standard symphony orchestra consisting of woodwinds in threes, brass of four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, percussion including orchestral bells, timpani, snare drum, bass drum, triangle, cymbals and suspended cymbal. Special instruments include the harp and the celesta. The orchestra is completed by the usual complement of strings.
Date: 1970
Creator: Ehle, Robert C.
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String Quartet

Description: The first movement of the "String Quartet" opens with a gradual unfolding of the lead motive in the first six measures of the section marked "Largo." The second theme is heard in the first two measures of the section marked "Moderato" after a false start by the first violin. The third movement utilizes the essential dance characteristics of the "Minuet" marking.
Date: June 1963
Creator: Riley, James.
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Concertante : For Violoncello and Magnetic Tape

Description: The composition is in one movement for cello and two-channel tape, requiring approximately twelve minutes for performance. The character of the work is aggressive and decisive in nature, with areas of repose occurring only at the beginning and before the conclusion. The title "concertante" is used to describe a concert-piece in which each of the two instruments.
Date: May 1978
Creator: Headrick, Samuel Philip, 1952-
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Six Pieces for Orchestra

Description: The six Pieces for Orchestra are short twelve-tone compositions . Each piece is an individual entity in itself, but they all stem from the same twelve-tone row. The method of composition with twelve tones evolved through the works of Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951). It was utilized by his disciples and has won general acceptance by a wide variety of composers.
Date: August 1986
Creator: Greene, Michael, 1939-
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String Quartet

Description: The first movement is probably best catalogued as highly altered sonata-allegro in form. Exposition of the main thematic material is in the form of a fugue. The main thematic germ of this entire work may be found in the first three ascending fourths.
Date: June 1949
Creator: Thomson, William, 1927-
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Concerto Grosso for Oboe, Clarinet, Piano, and String Quartet

Description: The first movement of the present work is a French overture patterned in form after the overtures of Jean Baptiste Lully. The second movement (Lento) is a simple ABA song-form and presents a rather rhapsodic development of its theme. The third movement consists of a set of six continuous variations on the polyphonic chanson Revecy venu du printans by Claude le Jeune (1528-1600). The last movement is a rondo (ABACADA).
Date: August 1956
Creator: Taliaferro, Lloyd Carr
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Problem of the Arrangement for Two Pianos of Iberia by I. Albeniz

Description: The literal meaning of "transcription" is "written across"; in freer terminology it is "the musical counter-part of literary translation." The terms "arrangement" and "transcription: are used synonymously by nearly all musical dictionaries. However, even then , there is often a distinction made, an arrangement being considered to adhere strictly to the original text while a transcription admits of creative participation on part of the arranger, ranging from the simple transference of musical medium to the complete reworking of a composition with additions and modifications.
Date: August 1947
Creator: Bivens, Virginia L.
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Nyiragongo

Description: Nyiragongo is a composition for large orchestra. The title is taken from Mount Nyiragongo, an active volcano in the Virunga Mountains of east central Africa. The composition is in one movement and the performance time is approximately eight to nine minutes.
Date: May 1975
Creator: Long, David J.
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Sacred Concert

Description: The composition is for large chorus, soloists and orchestra. It is in six movements and of about thirty minutes duration. The work is illustrative of texts from the Bible, " Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins, and an early nineteenth century hymn by William More. The tonal resources used are based on diatonicism, altered and extended, with occasional use of the dodecaphonic technique as a device for melodic invention. The rhythmic resources are metered and unmetered. Traditional choral writing and devices of more recent origin are used in the composition of the vocal passages. The work is of moderate difficulty, and suggests departures from traditional choral concert programming. A commentary, instrument chart, and performance instructions precede the music. The commentary explains the general character of the work, the utilization of the text, and the techniques of composition. In addition, it presents a comparison of the movements.
Date: December 1977
Creator: Paxton, Steven
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Fleogan

Description: Fleogan is a work for a flute choir consisting of four piccolos, six C flutes, six alto flutes, and four bass flutes. The formal structure of Fleogan consists of three levels of arch form. First is the arch structure of the work in its entirety; next is the arch form within a movement, and on the smallest scale is the form within a tempo-section.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Baczewski, Philip
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Introspections :a Composition for String Quartet

Description: The title is intended to suggest that the work expresses the composer's innermost thoughts and feelings, even though these thoughts and feelings have no concrete realizations or programmatic connotations. It is precisely because of their abstractness that the thoughts and feelings are expressed in music rather than in words or some other concrete mode of communication. The total performance time is approximately twenty minute. The individual movements last about ten, four and one-half and five and one-half minutes, respectively.
Date: May 1979
Creator: Takaro, Thomas Michael
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Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra

Description: Like the trumpet concertos of Haydra and Hummel, the present concerto for trumpet and orchestra is set in the classical plan of three movements: fast, slow, and fast. The total duration is approximately twenty minutes. The instrumentation of the orchestra, reveals an ensemble of moderate proportions.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Tull, Fisher
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It's All in the Cards

Description: It's All in the Cards is an instrumental chamber work consisting of three movements for ten percussionists encircling the audience. The total duration of the piece is approximately thirteen minutes. Much of the rhythmic and melodic material, as well as the form, was determined by shuffling and dealing a standard deck of fifty-two cards. Other computational procedures have been used to achieve the effect of sound moving from one spatial location to another, an effect on which must be regarded as an essential factor in performance of the work.
Date: May 1982
Creator: Johnson, Mark V.
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Sonata for Two Pianos

Description: The Sonata for Two Pianos, eighteen in duration, is in the form of a large arch. The arch is constructed by relating the last movement to the second and first movements by borrowing material from these movements. The resulting form is a large ABA comprising the entire composition. The arch is superimposed over a more traditional formal concept of sonata. A sonata-allegro form is distinguishable in the first movement, a fantasia-variations in the second, and a modified sonata-allegro in the final movement.
Date: July 1966
Creator: Calhoon, William H. (William Henry), 1937-
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Serenade for Viola and Orchestra

Description: The Serenade for Viola and Orchestra is a one-movement composition of three connecting sections with two main themes of contrasting character. The "relatedness" of the sections does not depend on common thematic material, but rather on a system whereby motives evolve out of the thematic material and from elements in preceding sections. The sonorous timbre of the viola is exploited and becomes the central tessitura for the piece. The title is representative of the lyrical nature of the composition as a whole, especially the first and third section.
Date: May 1973
Creator: Richardson, Sharon Lynne
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In Celebration

Description: In Celebration is a through-composed work of approximately eight minutes in length for high baritone voice and orchestra. The text is taken from the Magnificat and Psalm 150 and was chosen for its celebrative nature. In Celebration is in four continuous sections. The first section, which is an orchestral introduction, is followed by three other distinct, vocal and orchestral sections. The introduction and following two sections are rhythmic and driving in nature, each section increasing in perceived tempo until the climactic final measures of the third section. The concluding section is slow, legato and reverent in mood. The function of this section is to release the tension built from the preceding sections and to bring the piece to a joyful, yet prayerful. close.
Date: December 1981
Creator: Walden, C. G. (Columbus Goodman)
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