Chronological Index

 

1963:

FOUR VISIONS for flute, harp and string quartet, premiered in Osaka, Japan; published by Universal Edition (Vienna)

SERENADE for chamber orchestra, published by Charlotte Benson Music Publ.

ABSCHIED-1963, for piano; published by UE (Vienna)

VARIATIONS FOR SIX for percussion ensemble, published by C. Benson Music

1964:

INTERIORS for variable ensemble (orchestra, chamber ensemble, percussion, etc.) premiered at the Charlotte Moorman New Music Festival, 1994; publ. by C. Benson Music

MUSIK FUR THOMAS UND BARBEL for chamber ensemble; publ. by C. Benson Music

1965:


ELEGANT JOURNEY WITH STOPPING POINTS OF INTEREST for variable chamber ensembles; written as a Birthday gift to Darius Milhaud; premiered in San Francisco 1995; published by Schott and Sons (Mainz)

LITTLE DANCE PARADE, a graphic score for live electronics and dancer, written for and at the request of Trisha Brown; publ. by C. Benson Music

INVENTIONS, a set of short chamber works, graphic notation, performed
throughout the Bay Area during 1965-70; publ. by C. Benson Music

1966:

L’APRES MIDI DU DRACOULA for any sound-producing instruments, premiered in San Francisco, 1966 and heard in a Moran concert tour of Europe 1969; published by Schott and Sons, Mainz

WATER CAN CARRYING HAPPY LITTLE FLOWER GIRL, a music theater piece written for Pauline Oliveros, published (originally) by Alexander Broude, now with C. Benson Music

1967:

FOR ORGAN-1967 composed for Karl Erik Welin, organist, premiered in Stockholm, Sweden, 1967 and heard throughout Europe, 1967-80; this score
was exhibited with other Moran graphic scores in the major museums in the USA and Europe, including the Akademy of Art in Berlin, Albright Knox Gallery in Buffalo, and the Library for the Performing Arts in NYC.

DIVERTISSEMENT NUMBER ONE, for electric frying pan and any variable ensemble; premiered in San Francisco, 1967, and continuously performed throughout the USA through 2000. Published by C. Benson Music.

1968:

JEWEL ENCRUSTED BUTTERFLY WING EXPLOSIONS commissioned by the Oakland Youth Orchestra, conductor, Robert Hughes; premiered in 1969 at the Seattle Opera House, while on the orchestral tour; seen throughout the USA via Public TV

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RED SNAKE AT TWO for 2 harps and 8 performers; premiered at Northwestern University, 1978; published by C. Benson Music.

BANK OF AMERICA CHANDELIER for 4 percussionists; premiered in August 1968 at the MacDowell Colony, via Buffalo Percussion Ensemble; published by C. Benson Music.

BOMBARDMENTS NUMBER 4 commissioned by trombonist Stuart Dempster, for trombone and pre recorded tape; premiered in Seattle, Washington in 1968 with numerous performances throughout the USA.

1969:

LET’S BUILD A NUT HOUSE a chamber opera/music theater piece for various performers and musical instruments; premiered at the Festival of New Music, San Jose State College, April 1969, with following performances

39 MINUTES FOR 39 AUTOS, Moran’s first composition for an entire city;
premiered on Twin Peaks, San Francisco, August 1969, for 39 autos horns,
synthesizers, 2 radio stations, 1 tv station, 30 skyscrapers, 6 airplanes,
performing ensembles including dance and choral groups, throughout the
entire city,and incorporating over 100,000 participants; originally
published in SOURCE

DIVERTISSEMENT NUMBER THREE , a music theater work for walking full-sized brown lunch bags, small electronic devices, to be performed at any lunchtime in and around any important financial/banking center in the World; premiered and presented in London’s banking centre, sponsored and filmed by BBC TV, and presented on television in October 1971; published by C. Benson Music

1970:

MESSIAH ‘TIL THE WORLD IS LEVEL for variable chamber ensemble, commissioned and premiered by the Stuttgart Musikhochschule, E. Karkoschka conducting, Feb. 1970; published by C. Benson Music (BMI)

SILVER AND THE CIRCLE OF MESSAGES for chamber orchestra, premiered by the San Francisco New Music Ensemble in April 1970, and heard since that time, throughout the USA and Europe; this work was choreographed and danced at the Bavarian State Opera in 1972, followed by other dance performances throughout Europe. Published by Schott and Sons, Mainz

BORRBY BOOGIE for percussion ensemble, premiered in San Francisco in Spring 1970 with many performances throughout the USA through l989; publ. by C. Benson Music.

HALLELUJAH for the entire city of Bethlehem, PA, commissioned by Lehigh University for marching bands, 40 church choirs, gospel groups, rock groups, carillons, and premiered in Bethlehem, Spring 1971; originally published by Peers International

1971:

ILLUMINATIO NOCTURNA for chamber ensemble; premiered via San Francisco New Music Ensemble, 1971, and heard frequently since then throughout the USA; published by C. Benson Music.  The work has been orchestrated, premiered via RIAS Radio Orchestra, West Berlin 1975  (see below)

THE SEVEN DECKER CAR IN THE LAND OF THE SIX LAWS a music theater work written for the San Francisco New Music Ensemble for its tour of Sweden, Norway and Denmark, 1971 (l0 performances); publ. by C. Benson Music

MORTON FELDMAN IN BERLIN for chamber orchestra, electronically amplified; premiered in San Francisco, 1972; published by C. Benson Music

1972:

HOELDERLIN for baritone voice and chamber ensemble; premiered at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, April 1972; published by C. Benson Music

ILLUMINATIO NOCTURNA variation for full orchestra; premiered by the Sender Freies Berlin Orchestra, Fall 1975; published by C. Benson Music
MARE SERENITATIS for 4 pianos; written at the request of Joseph Kubera; premiered in San Francisco, May 1972; publ. by C. Benson Music

PASSAGE THROUGH III for mezzo soprano and piano; written for Sylvia
Anderson and premiered in Munich in 1972; publ. C. Benson Music

1973:

ANGELS OF SILENCE for viola and orchestra; premiered by the San Francisco Symphony in l974; presented at the Styrian Autumn Festival in Graz, Austria, 1975; scheduled to be choreographed in 2002 for the Staatstheater am Gårtnerplatz, Munich, the West Coast premiere was in 1979 with the San Francisco Symphony; published by C. Benson Music

MAY 11, 1973 a chant for low voice and electronic manipulations;
commissioned by the Berlin Metamusik Festival and premiered there in 1974

EVENING PSALM OF DR. DRACULA for any sound – producing instruments; presented the Trio Suono della Fontana, at the West German Radio Festival of New Music, Fall 1973; publ. by C. Benson Music

IN MEMORIAM DON CARLO GESUALDO for chamber orchestra, variable instrumentation, commissioned and premiered by the Autumn Festival of New Music, Como, Italy, 1973; publ. By C. Benson Music Publ.

ARIA for soprano voice (amplified) and 6 jet fighter airplanes, graphic
score determining the flight pattern of the planes

1974:

THE ETERNAL HOUR for 6 orchestras and 6 choruses; commissioned and
premiered in Fall 1974 by The Berlin Metamusik Festival, Nationalgalerie; publ. C. Benson Music
EMBLEMS OF PASSAGE for 2 orchestras, commissioned and premiered by the San Francisco Symphony in Grace Cathedral, Fall 1974 publ. C. Benson Music

PASSAGE THROUGH- V for orchestra; premiered by the San Francisco
Symphony, Fall 1974; publ. C. Benson Music

META-MENAGERIE “ein Schaufensteroper “ commissioned and premiered by the Berlin Festival, 1974; publ. C. Benson Music

1975:

WALLPAPER MUSIC III written for, commissioned by, and at the request of James Gallway, for flute, violin and piano; premiered at Amerika Haus in Berlin, January 1975; numerous performances throughout the USA; originally published by Alexander Broude Inc.; now C. Benson Music

LANDHAUSMUSIK for children’s choruses, string orchestra, brass ensemble including two Alpine horns, percussion ensemble, guitar ensemble of 6 plus one harp; commissioned and premiered by the Graz Festival of New Music, Fall 1975; publ. by C. Benson Music

PACHELBEL PROMENADE, Moran’s third work for an entire city; commissioned and premiere for Graz, Austria by the Styrian Autumn Festival, 1975; written for chorus and instruments, chamber orchestra, ancient folk instrumental ensemble of Austria, guitar ensemble, organ, string quartet, boys’ chorus, etc.; publ. by C. Benson Music

DURCH WUSTEN UND WOLKEN, a shadow puppet show designed and music composed by Moran, commissioned by the German Government; premiered at Amerika Haus in l975 (6 performances); further performances in NYC’s Asia Society, at Albright Knox Gallery in Buffalo, NY; at the New Music for Theater in Cologne, Germany (WDR), etc.; publ. by C. Benson Music

MARKTMENAGERIE, a music theater piece for and with children of the Bonn, Germany KinderForum; presented in the MarketPlace, Bonn, Summer of l975; commissioned by the German Government; publ. C. Benson Music 1976:

ES WAR EINMAL…..a multi-media show including animated film, designed with music also by Robert Moran; presented at the Bonn Festival Hall as part of the New Music for Children, with Stockhausen, Kagel, etc.. Summer 1976; further performances were in Buffalo, NY, and at the Portland Museum, Portland Oregon, 1978

QUARTET 1976 for four bowed autoharps; publ. C. Benson Music

TWO PIECES FOR A POSSIBLE PIANO for piano solo, written for and premiered by the Frankfurt Radio, l979; publ. C. Benson Music

WALTZ: IN MEMORIAM MAURICE RAVEL for solo piano, a short piano waltz, the first by Moran, which brought about the entire Contemporary Piano Waltzes published by Peters Edition (NYC) and presented throughout the World via various dance ensembles; recorded on Nonesuch Records; published by Peters Edition, NYC.

ENANTIODROMIA for orchestra, for Baroque orchestra, for early instrumental ensemble, string quartet, chorus, percussion ensemble, dancers, lighting; commissioned and premiered in May 1977 by the Zagreb Biennale, Yugoslavia

1977:
CACCIA for five harps; premiered by harpist Mario Falcao; publ. C. Benson Music

BORRBY AT THE END OF ITS TETHER for chamber ensemble; premiered in l978 in Budapest; publ. C. Benson Music

MUSIK FUER HAUSTIERE, a 60 minute musical sound-mix, commissioned by the West German Radio in Cologne for radio broadcast later in the year

1978:

THE SAINT ALBAN’S TWO-STEP for piano; string quartet version available; publ. C. Benson Music

MUSIC FOR GAMELAN written for the Javanese gamelan at the Field Museum, Chicago; commissioned by the Museum for this set of extraordinary instruments

UHR-SONATA for piano, written for Adam Fellegi, and premiered in
Washington, DC September 1978; publ. C. Benson Music

27 AGENTS OF HELL DESCENDING for piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute, some of the materials pre-recorded and played simultaneously with the live performance; the work was presented via West German Radio in l979; publ. by C. Benson Music

FIVE DANCES for piano, written for Yvar Mikhashoff; publ by C. Benson
Music; premiered in NYC in 1979

MUSIC FOR TROMBONE AND CELESTA (with an organ pedal drone) in three movements; premiered at the University of Buffalo in l979; publ. C. Benson Music

1979:

“….AM 29.11.1780…” music for dancers in the Summer Garden of the
Palace of Queen Maria Therese, Graz, Austria; premiered in the gardens with pre-recorded taped score and the Free Dance Ensemble of Zagreb;
commissioned and premiered by the Styrian Autumn Festival 1979

DIRTY IDA’S GREASY CABBAGE GUMBO SOUP WALTZ for solo piano, premiered at the Summer Fest, Museum of Modern Art, NYC, 1979; publ. C. Benson Music

LETTER TO VERONA for chamber orchestra of variable instruments; premiered at St. John the Divine, NYC by the University of NY (Buffalo) in Fall 1979

SALAGRAMA for organ and percussion; commissioned and premiered by the Graz Styrian Festival, l979 for the new organ in the Grazer Dom; other later performances throughout the East Coast, USA, and in 1999, Munich with Alexander Hermann, organist; publ. by C. Benson Music

1980:

THE ADOLFUS SLINK for prepared piano, cello and trombone; premiered in 1980 at the Warsaw Autumn Festival; publ. by C. Benson Music

SPIN for amplified harpsichord; premiered with dance in Spring l980, NYC

SPIN AGAIN for 6 keyboard instruments, amplified; premiered at the New
Music America Festival, Chicago, 1981; publ. by C. Benson Music

MASS FOR SURVIVAL for chorus and chamber ensemble; publ by C. Benson Music

COLLATION II for 30 instruments and 2 conductors; publ. by C. Benson Music

1981:

TRAVELING THROUGH THE SONATAS for chamber ensemble, a birthday present to John Cage, taking his Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano, submitting the entire materials to the I ching chance operations, and arriving at a new chamber work; publ. by C. Benson Music

SUONO DELLA FONTANA for soprano and keyboard (no text); premiered in Leipzig, Germany by Roswitha Trexler in l981; publ. C. Benson Music

FOUR STREET COMPOSITIONS FOR RIMINI (Italy), four musical events to take place in various parts of the city during a festival performance; published in Rimini for its festival premiere in l982

1982:

FROM THE MARKET TO ASYLYM, Moran’s fourth city work, commissioned by the City of Hartford, CT, and incorporating all of the performing ensembles in various venues and certain public areas, including street corners, throughout the central part of the city; performers included performance artists, dance and ethnic groups, light artists, jazz ensembles, etc. Premiered in June 1982

ERLOESUNG DEM ERLOESER, a large music theater piece, commissioned by Theater am Turm, Frankfurt, Germany, incorporating actors, singers, musicians, all activities based upon events around the death of composer Richard Wagner; 6 performances in october 1982

SLOW ELECTRIC BLUES for soprano voice, alto saxophone and piano; premiered in Newcastle, England on December 9th, 1983; publ. C. Benson Music

LULLABY for two keyboards and 5 variable instruments; this work has been heard and danced throughout the USA, Japan and Europe; premiered by the Phyllis Lamhut Dance Company, Joyce Theater, NYC; publ. C. Benson Music

1983:

TEN MILES HIGH OVER ALBANIA for 8 harps, commissioned for dance by the Phyllis Lamhut Dance Company, NYC, premiered with all 8 harps (6 performances) at the Joyce Theater, 1983; this work has been performed live in Brazil, Japan, California, etc.; recorded on the ARGO label of London Records by Mario Falcao; publ. by C. Benson Music

NORTHAMPTON for two keyboards (preferably harpsichords); premiered at Mount Holyoke College, MA in Fall 1983; publ. C. Benson Music

BASHA for four clavichords (amplified); premiered at the Asia Society, NYC at a collaborative concert of Moran and Philip Glass in January 1984.
Publ. by C. Benson Music

MUSIC FOR THE ARCHITECT OF SHADOWS, a chamber work for clavichords, harp, alto flute, vibraphone; premiered at the Asia Society, NYC in January 1984; publ. by c. Benson Music

LITHUANIAN SPIN for four synthesizers; commissioned for dance by the
Phyllis Lamhut Dance Company; the premiere with at the University of Texas, 1984; this work became the third dance in the recorded THREE DANCES for ARGO; publ. by C. Benson Music

1985:

SURVIVOR FROM DARMSTADT commissioned by oboist Nora Post, for 8 bass oboes (7 pre-recorded) and premiered at the Darmstadt New Music Festival, 1984; publ. by C. Benson Music

THE LAST SARABANDE for two keyboards , any three treble instruments, one alto instrument, one bass instrument; premiered in Fall 1984 at the Third Street Music School Settlement, NYC; publ. by C. Benson Music

MUSIC FOR A FAIR; A SOUND TAPESTRY FOR YELLOW SPRINGS, PA, this is a large sound-tapestry to be performed thoughout Yellow Spring, PA and incorporating the various sound sources of that area; premiere on June 17, 1984 with steam tractors, hunting dogs, horsedrawn carriages, bands, clowns, street singers, etc.

THE JUNIPER TREE, an opera co-composed with Philip Glass, based upon a Grimms fairy tale; commissioned with 32 performances by the American Repertory Theater, Harvard University in Cambridge, MA; following productions were via Houston Grand Opera, American Music Theater Festival in Philadlephia, Tulsa Opera, Opera Omaha, and a number of productions in Germany. Published by Dunvagen Music

1985:

LEIPZIGER KERZENSPIEL, a singspiel for narrator, (SATB) vocal soloists and small chamber ensemble; commissioned by Mount Holyoke College, MA and the MA Council on the Arts, for the presentation evening of the new chapel organ; various selections from the singspiel have been presented in the USA and Europe; publ. by C. Benson Music

COMMANDER OF DARKNESS for multi-accordions, live performance with tape; premiered at the Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia in 1985; publ. by C. Benson Music

DWELLER AT THE THRESHOLD for 7-17 treble instruments; publ. by C. Benson Music

DETAIL FROM ST. AUGUSTINE for 4 string basses; written for Rodney Slatford; premiered in 1991, Philadelphia; publ. by C. Benson Music

MUSIC FROM THE MALLEUS MALEFICARUM for variable ensemble of 6-20 players; premiered in Phildelphia in l986; publ. by C. Benson Music

TANGO OF THE INNOCENTS for 7-20 variable instruments, premiered at the Moran Concert, Alternative Museum in NYC, Nov.1985; publ. by C. Benson Music

1986:

EDIFICE OF THE DRAWN SHADES for variable ensemble and prepared piano; premiered at NYC’s St. Marks in the Bowery, Janurary 1986; publ. by C. Benson Music

OPEN VEINS for amplified solo violin and variable chamber ensemble;
premiered in Philadelphia in Fall 1986 with further performances via New
Music America, etc.; recorded by Alexander Balanescu on ARGO (London
Records); the recording is now available on the Innova label; the work has been danced by various important dance companies
throughout the USA and Canada; publ. by C. Benson Music

BITTERSWEET JESUS for any 4 treble instruments and 4 bass instruments plus synthesizer and percussion; publ. by C. Benson Music

1987:

POINTS OF DEPARTURE for chamber orchestra, commissioned by Philadelphia Concerto Soloists in the Academy of Music; a short selection of this work has been recorded with this title on ARGO (London Records); publ. by C. Benson Music

SIX CELLI written for Graz Music Director, Emil Breisach, ‘homage’;
premiered at the festival in Graz, October 1987; publ. by C. Benson Music

EXPEDITION SOUTH for clarinet, amplified cello, marimba, two synthesizers; publ. by C. Benson Music

1988:

FIVE BAROQUE SETTINGS for chorus (SATB) and small chamber ensemble, texts from Baroque poets;  publ. by C. Benson music

HAGOROMO for chorus (SATB) and small chamber ensemble, text by Moran from various Japanese stories; commissioned and premiered at Lehigh University on Nov. 5, 1988 with the second performance months later in NYC’s Merkin Hall; the work is in repertoire of the Jose Limon Dance Company; publ. by C. Benson Music

THREE BAROQUE SONGS, texts by Baroque poets, for voice and keyboard; premiered at the WNYC Radio live broadcast in NYC in 1989; other performances have been in England and Italy and throughout the USA; publ. by C. Benson Music

1989:

REQUIEM: CHANT DU CYGNE for four choruses and four chamber ensembles; commissioned by the Philadelphia Mendelssohn Club, premiered in the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, recorded on ARGO (London Records) in 1994; other performances have been at the University of Minnesota, 1990, and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in 1991, conducted by Earl Rivers; recently in dance repertoire at the Staatstheater am Gaertnerplatz in Munich; publ. by C. Benson Music

1990:

DESERT OF ROSES      the full length opera, commissioned and premiered by Houston Grand Opera in 1992 (based upon the Beauty and the Beast story); for singers, chorus and an chamber orchestra of 17 players; excerpts of the opera have been recorded on ARGO (London Records); the recording is now available on the Innova label; publ. by C. Benson Music

AGNUS DEI, and ITE MISSA EST for soloists (SATB), chorus and orchestra; commissioned by the Mendelssohn Club (Philadelphia); premiered in March 1991, Philadelphia; future performances include the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and recent performances in Milan, Italy, Honolulu, Hawaii; publ. by C. Benson Music

FROM THE TOWERS OF THE MOON a one-act opera, based upon an ancient Japanese legend; commissioned and premiered by the Minnesota Opera in 1992; for singers, chorus and a chamber orchestra of 17 players; publ. by C. Benson Music

1991:

MUSIC FROM THE TOWERS OF THE MOON, excerpts from this opera, written for Alexander Balanescu and his string quartet, recorded on ARGO; this work has been danced by various companies throughout the USA, Japan and Europe, including the Netherlands Dance Theater; publ by C. Benson Music

RITUALS AND CEREMONIES for narrator, chorus (SATB), speaking chorus, and large orchestra, commissioned for the 250th Anniversary of Bethlehem, PA by the City of Bethlehem; premiered on May 2-3, 1992 on the campus of Lehigh University; publ. by C. Benson Music

1992:

THREE DANCES for Piano Circus, 6 synthesizers, recorded by this ensemble on ARGO; Dance One: Anastasia’s Two-Step
Dance Two: Miami City Slink Dance Three: Lithuanian Spin
These dances have been choreographed by various artists throughout the USA and Europe. Publ. by C. Benson Music

SEVEN SOUNDS UNSEEN for 20 solo voices; commissioned by BMG/RCA for a recording with Musica Sacra, Richard Westenburg (in 1993); the work has been heard by various choral groups throughout the USA and in March 2000 had its European Premiere in Munich, Germany; the choral work is now on the Innova label, publ. by C. Benson Music

1993:

‘AND ROSE AND ROSE SAW BLUE’ a concert aria for tenor and piano; text by Gertrude Stein, premiered by Tom Bogdan at Merkin Hall, WNYC Radio’s live concert, Feb. 1994; publ. by C. Benson Music

THE DRACULA DIARY, an opera for 6 voices and 6 instruments; commissioned for its recording on BMG/RCA and premiered in March 1994; the recording release was in October 1994; the text is by James Skofield; the recording is available via the composer; publ. by C. Benson Music

TOM’S SONG for tenor and piano, text by Skofield; premiered in NYC by tenor Tom Bogdan,
Feb. 1994; publ. by C. Benson Music

1994:

ROCKY ROAD TO KANSAS, commissioned and recorded by ARGO (London Records) for an ensemble of multi-tracked percussion instruments; this work has been danced in Toronto and Philadelphia; publ. by C. Benson Music

A FUNERAL SENTENCE FOR HENRY PURCELL for SATB chorus; premiered in 1995, Seattle Choral Company; publ. by C. Benson Music

WINNI ILLE PU (Winnie the Pooh text in Latin) for SATB chorus and three chamber ensembles; commissioned by Philadelphia Mendelssohn Club and premiered in Spring 1995; publ. by C. Benson Music

32 CRYPTOGRAMS FOR DEREK JARMAN for chamber ensemble; commissioned by Charlie Barber and his ensemble, Wales, GB and premiered there in October 1994; the work has been heard throughout England, in the USA, and danced by such companies as Toronto Dance Theater, and The Royal Ballet. Covent Garden in London; recorded on an ARGO cd by the Barber ensemble; now available on the Innova label; publ. by C. Benson Music

NIGHT PASSAGE , an opera for large men’s chorus and a chamber ensemble of 10 players; commissioned by the Seattle Men’s Chorus and premiered in April 1995; other new productions were heard in Kansas City, MI and in Los Angeles in l999, via the LA Gay Men’s Chorus; text by James Skofield; other performances were presented via the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus;  Turtle Creek Chorale, Dallas, TX;  publ. by C. Benson Music

MANTRA (no text) for three SATB choruses around the public (3 conductors); premiered by the Seattle Choral Company in 1995; publ. by C. Benson Music

ANTHEM for SATB chorus, unaccompanied, premiered by the Seattle Choral Company in 1995; publ. by C. Benson Music

1995:

OBRIGADO for 4 percussionists (piano optional), written at the request of
the National Orchestra, Washington DC, for the 25th Anniversary of the
Kennedy Center, premiered in March 1996 at the Kennedy Center; conducted by Leonard Slatkin;  now on the Innova label with the Iowa Percussion Ensemble, publ. by C. Benson Music

1996:

REMEMBER HIM TO ME, a short one act opera, text by Gertrude Stein;
commissioned by Marianne Collins; written for men’s chorus, piano (4 hands) and one percussionist; publ. by C. Benson Music

LUNA, four songs for soprano and piano, written at the request of Renee
Fleming; commissioned by Marianne Collins; text by James Skofield; publ. by C. Benson Music

SUMA for chamber orchestra; publ. by C. Benson Music

A WHITMAN ELEGY for tenor voice and orchestra; text by Walt Whitman; commissioned by Frances Wagenseil for the Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra, the premiere conducted by John Peter Holly, November 1996; publ. by C. Benson Music

YAHRZEIT for men’s chorus and piano (version for men’s chorus. oboe, piano and string quartet, Part 3 of CANTICLES); text by James Skofield; publ. by C. Benson Music

ENTRETIEN MYSTERIEUX for orchestra; publ. by C. Benson Music

1997:

MOTET for SATB chorus (in a version for string orchestra), premiered at the Norwich Cathedral in England, June 1997; publ. by C. Benson Music

FOUR PARTITIONS for violin and orchestra, commissioned by Frances Wagenseil; part l: Whirligig for St. Vitus part 2: Yahrzeit (orchestral variation of the choral work) part 3: Waltz     part 4: Perpetuum Mobile
publ. by C. Benson Music

MOTS CHUCHOTES (“Whispered Words”) for chorus and orchestra (no text); commissioned by Frances Wagenseil; publ. by C. Benson Music

IN MEMORIAL: JEAN-MICHEL for violin and orchestra; publ. by C. Benson Music

1998:

VOCE DELLA FONTANA  a version for six synthesizers, soprano voice, electric guitar, flute/piccolo; written for Saul Beretta and his ensemble; premiered in Milano in 1998; publ. by C. Benson Music

CANTICLES, a work in three sections for men’s chorus, oboe, piano and
string quartet, text by James Skofield; commissioned by the Gay Men’s
Chorus of Los Angeles, and premiered there in Spring 1999, conducted by Jon Bailey; the third movement is “Yahrzeit”; publ. by C. Benson Music

THE IMMORAL BELOVED VARIATIONS for chamber ensemble, written at the request of and for Charlie Barber and his ensemble in Wales, GB; premiered in Wales and taken on its 1998 tour of England; publ. by C. Benson Music

1999:

DAS KNIE for unaccompanied SATB chorus, text by Christian Morgenstern; written for Alexander Hermann, Munich; publ. by C. Benson Music

GITANJALI a set of various works, various music ensembles, texts by R. Tagore: I. SATB chorus and brass (3 trumpets, 3 horns, 3 trombones)
II. SATB chorus, unaccompanied III. SATB chorus, 9 brass (as above), timpani IV. Chorus of sopranos and altos plus string quartet
V. SATB chorus and 9 brass (as above)

A REMEMBERANCE for soprano(s) voice, clarinet and piano (4 hands); text by Boris Pasternak; publ. by C. Benson Music

ELEGY FOR A YOUNG KING for organ (and variable instruments), written for Alexander Hermann; premiered in Stuttgart, Germany, October 1999;  available on the Innova label; publ. by C. Benson Music

2000:

GITANJALI  VI     SATB chorus and 9 brass (3 trumpets, 3 horns, 3 trombones); publ. by C. Benson Music   

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