Orchestral Works

ECLIPSE     (2013)

for 17 solo strings

The work is commissioned by the Stuttgart Kammerorchester

9 violins, 4 violas, 3 celli, 1 string bass (all preferably at a distance

from each other)  The world premiere is May 10, 2014, Stuttgart.

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IN MEMORIAM: JEAN-MICHEL  (1997)
for violin and orchestra

1 piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons,
2 trumpets, 4 horns, 4 trombones, tuba, harp
percussion I:  timpani, bass drum
percussion II:   timpani 3 tams (high, medium and low), vibraphone
percussion III:  vibraphone, chimes, large suspended cymbal, snare drum
perucssion IV:  vibraphone, 3 timbales, 3 temple blocks
Strings

Published by Charlotte Benson Music Publishers

 

FOUR PARTITIONS  (1997)
for violin and orchestra

commissioned by Frances Wagenseil

I:  Whirligig for St. Vitus
II: Yahrzeit
III:  Waltz
IV:  Perpetuum mobile

violin solo, piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2
trumpets, 4 horns, 4 trombones, tuba, harp, 4 percussionists, strings

Published by Charlotte Benson Music Publishers

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ENTRETIEN MYSTERIEUS

1 piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons,
contrabassoon, 2 trumpets, 3 horns, 3 trombones, tuba
percussion l:  timpani, tam
percussion 2: chimes, vibraphone, snare drum, bass drum
keyboard synthesizer
Strings

Published by Charlotte Benson Music Publishers

A WHITMAN ELEGY  (1996)
for tenor voice and orchestra

commissioned by Frances Wagenseil for the
75th Anniversary Season of the Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra
premiered in Trenton, NJ on Nov 17, 1996, conducted by John Peter Holly
text by Walt Whitman
duration approximately 11 minutes

1 piccolo, 1 flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trombones,
harp, vibraphone, string orchestra

Published by Charlotte Benson Music Publishers

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POINTS OF DEPARTURE  (1993)

This 6 minute orchestral work is a portion of the dance work with the same
title (written for a chamber orchestra) and written for the ARGO recording,
DANCE MIX with Zinman conducting the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, recorded in March 1994; premiered on April 8, 1994

1 piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
2 trumpets, 2 horns, 2 trombones, tuba (these instruments may  be doubled) harp, celeste, vibraphone, timpani, chimes, timbales (4)
string orchestra

Published by Charlotte Benson Music Publishers

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RITUALS AND CEREMONIES  (1991)

commissioned and premiered for the
250th Anniversary of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on May 2-3, 1992

for large orchestra, narrator singing chorus, speaking chorus, narrator
text-mix by Whitman and other poets of the Bethlehem area
conducted by Joseph Flummerfelt.

Published by Charlotte Benson Music Publishers

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EMBLEMS OF PASSAGE  (1974)

commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony
for the composer’s farewell performance in San Francisco, August 7, 1974 (directly before his departing for Berlin and his residency there)

 for large orchestra, divided into to large chamber orchestras,
in San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral, placed at either end of the church
Part III of the orchestral trilogy; Part I is “Silver and the Circle of Messages”, Part II is “Angels of Silence”
duration: approximately 20 minutes; requires two conductors

Published by Charlotte Benson Music Publishers

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THE ETERNAL HOUR  (1974)

for any number of chamber orchestras (and choruses)
placed around the public
commissioned and premiered at the Berlin Metamusik Festival, Fall 1974
at the Nationalgalerie in a performance lasting 90 minutes

Published by Charlotte Benson Music Publishers

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ANGELS OF SILENCE  (1973)
for viola solo and chamber orchestra

premiered at the Styrian Autumn Festival, Graz, Austria, Fall 1975
U.S. premiere was in 1979 with the San Francisco Symphony
Gerhard Samuel, conducting
(Part II of the orchestral trilogy)

Published by Charlotte Benson Music Publishers

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ILLUMINATIO NOCTURNA  (1971)
for orchestra

originally composed for the
San Francisco New Music Ensemble and l0 performers,
it was given its orchestral version in Berlin, 1975
approximate duration of  20 minutes

Published by Charlotte Benson Music Publishers

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SILVER AND THE CIRCLE OF MESSAGES (1970)

for flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, trombone, harp,
percussion (one player; vibraphone and chimes)
violin, viola, cello, bass (or full string section)
traditional notation; approximately 28 minutes duration
This work requires a very ‘live’ performance space such as a cathedral.

SILVER was choreographed by Ronald Hynd for the
Opening Night of Ballet Week, at the Bavarian State Opera, March 1972

SILVER AND THE CIRCLE OF MESSAGES
is Part I in a trilogy of orchestral works
(Part II is ANGELS OF SILENCE; Part III is EMBLEMS OF PASSAGE)

Published by Schott and Sons, Mainz, Germany

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L’APRES MIDI DU DRACOULA (1966)

for any sound-producing instruments; graphic score, open duration
performed throughout the US and Europe
recorded with the San Francisco New Music Ensemble on WERGO Records

Published by Schott and Sons, Mainz, Germany

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ELEGANT JOURNEY WITH
STOPPING POINTS OF INTEREST (1965)

for any ensemble(s); graphic score, open duration
written as a Birthday gift to Darius Milhaud

Published by Schott and Sons, Mainz, Germany

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INTERIORS  (1964)
for an ensemble(s); graphic score, open duration

one major performance took place in l972 at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral
at a Moran Retrospective Concert, performed by six large brass groups
placed throughout the entire cathedral
(this concert opened with Moran’s ELEGANT JOURNEY….and concluded with the world premiere of SILVER AND THE CIRCLE OF MESSAGES)

Published by C. F. Peters, NYC

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