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MARTIN BRESNICK Biography Works List

WORKS LIST

ORCHESTRA AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Angelus Novus (1991)* 9’
3/3 (e. hn.)/2/b. cl./3; 4/3/3/0; timp., perc.; str.

Encore (2003) 4’30”
2/2/2/2; 4/3/3/0; perc. (2); str.

Falling (1994) 20’
Solo mezzo-soprano; 2 (a. fl.)/2 (e. hn.)/2 (b. cl.)/2; 2/2/2/0; perc., pno., hp.; str.
See also: voice and piano

Grace (2000) 18’
Solo marimbas (2); 0/2/2/2; 2/0/0/0; str.
Published edition DRM135 Piano Reduction

Little Suite (1987) 20’
For amateur string orchestra

On an Overgrown Path (by Leos Janacek) (1996) 25'
flute (a. fl.), oboe, clarinet, bassoon, 2 horns, trumpet and strings
Full score available as Custom Print: CY3317F
Full score and parts available as Rental: Y3317

One (1986) 10’
2 (a. fl.)/2 (e. hn.)/2 (b. cl.)/2; 2/2 (flghn.)/2/0; vibr.; str.

Pan Penseroso (Ver 1) (2009, 2010) 18'
1 solo flute (w/multiphonics) ), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in Bb, 2 bassoons,
     2 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, trombone, bass trombone, vibraphone and strings
Full score available as Custom Print: CY3486F
Full score and parts available as Rental: Y3486

Pan Penseroso (Ver 2) (2009, 2010) 18'
2 solo flutes (no multiphonics), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in Bb, 2 bassoons,
     2 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, trombone, bass trombone, vibraphone and strings
Full score available as Custom Print: CY3487F
Full score and parts available as Rental:Y3487

Pontoosuc (1989) 15’
Picc./2/2/e. hn./2/b. cl./2/cbn.; 4/3/3/1; timp., perc., pno., str.

Sinfonia (1992) 15’
3 (picc.)/3 (e. hn.)/3 (b. cl.)/3; 4/3/3/0; timp., perc.; str.

Wir Weben, Wir Weben (1978) 22’
String orchestra: vln. (12), vla. (3), vlc. (3), cb. (3)
See also Small Chamber Ensembles

CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

Ants (1976) 15’
Solo soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone voices; actors/mimes (5);
    flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon; horn; percussion, harp; violin

Bread and Salt (1976) 7’
Fl. (2), ob. (2), cl. (2), bn. (2), a. sax. (2); hn. (2); vlc., cb.

B.’s Garlands (1973) 10’
8 violoncellos

Fanfare (2001) 5’
4 Horns, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones

Fantasia on a Theme of Willie Dixon (2001) 10’
Bass clarinet in Bb, electric guitar, drum set, vibraphone, piano, electric organ, violin

Introit (1969) 7’
Fl. (2), ob. (2), cl. (2), bn. (2); hn. (4), trp. (2), trb. (2)

Musica (1972) 7’30”-22’30”
Flute, clarinet, bassoon; horn, trumpet, trombone; violin, viola, violoncello

SOLO or SMALL ENSEMBLE

*** (1997)* 11’
Clarinet; viola; piano
Published edition: MXE1

Bag O’Tells (1984) 12’
Solo mandolin

Ballade (2004) 11’
Violoncello; piano
Published edition: B3401

BE JUST! (1995)* 4’
Clarinet; violoncello, double bass; guitar, piano, percussion

Bird as Prophet (1999)* 15’
Violin; piano
Published edition: B3401

The Bucket Rider (1995)* 11’
Bass clarinet; guitar, piano, percussion; violoncello, contrabass

Capricho Nuevo (2006) 6’30’
Clarinet, alto saxophone; vibraphone, percussion, piano (synthesizer); violin, contrabass

Capricho Enfanticos (2007) 20’
Piano; percussion (4), DVD with visual images from Goya

Conspiracies (1979) 14’
Solo flute; tape

The Dream of the Lost Traveller (1997)* 13’
Solo piano
Published edition: PL114

Every Thing Must Go (2007) 15’
Saxophone quartet: Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxophones
Published edition: WE9

Follow Your Leader (1994)* 3’
Bass clarinet (clarinet), bassoon, baritone saxophone; piano, synthesizer; violin
or
Bass clarinet (clarinet), bassoon; percussion, piano; violin, viola, violoncello

For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise (2001) 30’
Solo piano
Published edition: PL120
(DVD available for use in performance. Contact the composer directly by visiting www.commonmuse.com)

Four Short Piano Pieces (1946-1968) 8’
Solo piano

Going Home (Vysoke, My Jerusalem) (2010) 10
oboe, violin viola, cello

High Art (1983) 8’
Solo piccolo; toy piano (opt.)
Published edition: W2565

Joaquin is Dreaming (2008) 7’
Solo guitar
Available as Sale Item: GT218

Josephine, the Singer (2010) — 10’
Solo guitar

Just Time (1985) 15’
Woodwind quintet: flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon
Published edition: WE5

La Gaya Scienza (1998) 3’
2 Trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba; timpani

Lady Neil’s Dumpe (1987)
DX7 digital synthesizer; Tx816 driven by Mac computer

On an Overgrown Path (Leos Janacek; arr. Martin Bresnick) (1996) 25’
Solo guitar
Published edition: GT209

Pigs and Fishes (1993)* 5’
Bass clarinet (clarinet), bassoon, baritone saxophone; piano, synthesizer; violin
or
Bass clarinet (clarinet), bassoon; percussion, piano; violin, viola, violoncello

Pine Eyes (1998)* 20’
Narrator; clarinet (bass clarinet); percussion (2), piano

Pine Eyes (complete) (2006) 85’
Act 1: 45’
Act 2: 40’
Narrator; clarinet (bass clarinet), percussion (2), piano (synthesizer); DVD projections

Prayers Remain (2010) — 10’
Cello and Piano

Songs of the Mouse People (1999) 11’
Vibraphone; violoncello
Published edition: MXE8

Strange Devotion (Extrana Devocin) (2010) — 5’
solo piano

String Quartet No. 1 (1968) 16’
2 violins, viola, violoncello

String Quartet No. 2 (“Bucephalus”) (1984) 20’
2 Violins, viola, violoncello
Published edition: Score – SC59

String Quartet No. 3 (1992) 20’
2 violins, viola, violoncello

Tent of Miracles (1984) 12’
Solo baritone saxophone; tape
or
Solo bass clarinet; tape
or
Solo bassoon; tape

Tent of Miracles (1984) 12'
solo bass clarinet in Bb and 3 bass clarinets in Bb

Theme and Variations (1964) 5’
Solo oboe

Trio (1988) 21’
Violin, violoncello, piano
Published edition: Score & parts – MXE9

Tucket (Ver 1) (Part 1 [F#] of Opera della Musica Povera) (1991) 3'
brass quintet
Full score available as Custom Print: CY3186F
Parts available as Custom Print: CY3186M

Tucket (Ver 2) (Part 1 [F#] of Opera della Musica Povera) (1991) 3'
bass clarinet, bassoon, baritone sax, violin; synth.
Full score available as Custom Print: CY3185F
Parts available as Custom Print: CY3185M

Wir Weben, Wir Weben (1978) 22’
Violins (3), viola, violoncello, contrabass

My Twentieth Century (2002) 13’30”
Flute, Clarinet; piano; violin, viola (or marimba), violoncello
Published edition: score/piano – MXE16F; set of additional parts – MXE16P;
    marimba part (alt. for viola) – MXE16CP

VOCAL and VOCAL IN ENSEMBLE

Falling. Four Songs for Mezzo-soprano and Piano (1994) 20’
Solo mezzo-soprano; piano
Text: poems by David Bottoms and Kathryn Stripling Byer
Published edition: V2491

The Human Abstract (2005) 4’
Solo mezzo-soprano voice; piano
Text: William Blake

New Haven (1993)* 3’
SATB chorus, a cappella
Text: Psalm 82

Three Choral Songs (1986) 10’
SATB chorus, a cappella
Text: poems of Yehuda Amichai

Where is the Way (1970) 5’
SATB chorus, a cappella

Woodstock (1993)* 3’
SATB chorus, a cappella
Text: Psalm 131

(* pieces belonging to the Opere della Musica Povera series)

Opere della Musica Povera (Works of a Poor Music) – The pieces in this sequence were written between 1990 and 1999. Despite the range of instrumentation, all the compositions have similar formal plans and structural strategies. Each “Opera” is in a different “key” and has a title that evokes a sense of poverty: poverty of means, of spirit, of wit.

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