Daniel S. Godfrey

  • Daniel S. Godfrey (b. 1949) received his graduate degrees in composition from Yale University and the University of Iowa. He is Professor and Chair in of the Music Department at Northeastern University’s College or Arts, Media and Design in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to his recent appointment at Northeastern, Godfrey was Professor of Music Composition, Theory and History at Syracuse University’s Setnor School of Music, where also he served variously as Director of the School of Music, Composer-in-Residence and char of the Department of Composition. He has also held guest faculty appointments in composition at the Eastman School of Music and the Indiana University School of Music.

    Godfrey has earned awards and commissions from the J. S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Fromm Music Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Bogliasco Foundation, the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, and the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, among many others. His music has been performed by
    distinguished soloists, chamber ensembles and orchestras throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is founder and co-director of the Seal Bay Festival of American Chamber Music (on the Maine coast) and is co-author of Music Since 1945.

    Godfrey’s works are recorded on Albany, CRI, GM, Innova, Klavier, Koch, UK Light and Mark compact disks.


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    Keyboard
    PL124 Festoons PL124 5:00 Piano
    PL137 Night Walk PL137 10:00 Piano
    CY3251 Rhapsody CY3251 Organ
    Instrumental Chamber Music
    B3444 Arietta
    For Cello and Piano
    B3444 7:00 Cello, Piano
    20473 Concerto for Piano and Chamber Winds 20473 20:00 Solo Pno.; 2 2 2 2 – 2 0 2 0
    CY3245 Five Character Pieces CY3245 6:00 Viola, Piano
    23407 Four Dawns Over Bard’s Isle
    Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Chamber Ensemble
    23407 Solo. Sop.Sax.; 1(dbl. Picc.) 1(dbl. E.H.) 1(dbl. B.Cl.) 1 – 1 1 1 0; Perc.(1-3Players) Pno. 2Vln. Vla. 2Vcl. Cb.
    CY3246 From A Dream Of Russia CY3246 18:00 Mixed Trio
    CY3247 Intermedio CY3247 6:00 String Quartet
    CY3366 Luna Rugosa CY3366 19:00 Mixed Quartet
    CY3249F Numina CY3249F 13:00 Mixed Ensemble
    CY3250M Pomp and Revelry
    For Woodwind Quintet
    CY3250M 6:00 Woodwind Quintet
    MXE32M Ricordanza – Speranza MXE32M 18:00 Piano Quintet
    BE3 Romanza BE3 10:00 String Quartet
    CY3252 Scrimshaw CY3252 9:00 Mixed Duet
    20479 Septet 20479 8:00 eng hn., tpt, hn., string quartet
    CY3254 Serenata Ariosa
    For Clarinet In Bb, Viola and Piano
    CY3254 12:00 Mixed Trio
    CY3256 String Quartet No. 2 CY3256 16:00 String Quartet
    CY3257 String Quartet No. 3 CY3257 23:00 String Quartet
    20485 Two Scenes in Chiaroscuro 20485 15:00 fl., ob., cl.; hn.; vln., vla., vcl.; pno., perc.
    Chamber Music with Voice
    CY3365 Juliet at her Window
    Four Songs after Shakespeare
    CY3365 18:00 Voice and Instrument
    20476 Juliet at her Window
    Four Songs after Shakespeare
    20476 18:00 Soprano voice; Fl. Cl.; Pno. Vln. Vcl.
    CY3259 Three Marian Eulogies CY3259 13:00 Mixed Trio
    CY3244 Dickinson Triptych CY3244 9:00 Voice with Piano
    CY3262 Two Wedding Airs CY3262 8:00 Mixed Duet
    Chorus
    20483 Three Nocturnes 20483 13:00 SSAATTBB
    Orchestra
    20474 Jest 20474 8:00 3(Picc.) 2(dbl. E.H.) 3(dbl.B.Cl.) 2 – 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 3Perc. Pno, Hp. Str.
    20482 Symphony in Minor 20482 19:00 2 2 2 2 – 2 2 0 0; Timp. Perc. Str.
    20477 Lightscape 20477 14:00 3 2 3 2 – 3 3 3 0; Timp. 3Perc. Hp. Str.
    20478 Romanza 20478 10:00 String Orchestra
    20481 Sinfonietta 20481 12:00 String Orchestra
    Wind Ensemble/Concert Band
    SC82 Colors Aloft SC82 6:00 Wind Ensemble
    20472 Colors Aloft 20472 6:00 Wind Ensemble: picc./fl.(2), ob.(2), Eb cl., cl.(3), b.cl, bsn.(2), a. sax(2), t.sax., b.sax.; hn.(4), tpt.(4), tbn.(3), euph., tba (2); timp., perc.(3)
    20475 Jig 20475 7:00 Picc, 2 Fl, 2 Ob (Ob 2 dbl Eng Hn), 2 Bb Cl, 2 Bsn (Bsn 2 dbl CnBsn), Eb Cl, Bb BsCl, 2 Eb Alto Sx, Bb Ten Sx, Eb Bar Sx, Bb Bass Sx, 4 C Trp (#1 dbl Bb Pic Trp), 3 Bb Trp (#1 dbl Bb Pic Trp), 4 F Hn, 3 Trb, Euph TC, Euph BC, 2 Bb Flughn., Tba., 4…
    20480 Shindig
    for Solo Horn and Concert Band/Wind Ensemble
    20480 12:00 Solo horn; picc., fl.(2), ob.(2), eng.hn., Eb cl., cl.(3), b.cl., bsn.(2), a.sax.(2), t.sax., bar.sax., bs.sax.; hn.(4), tpt.(4), flughn.(2), tbn.(3), euph., tba.; timp., perc.(4)
    20484 To the Muses! 20484 8:00 picc, fl (2), ob (2), Bb cl (3), b cl, bsn (2), a sax (2), t sax, b sax, tpt (4), hn (4), tbn (2), euph, tba, cb, perc (3), timp

  • Jest
    for Orchestra
    Jig
    for Wind Ensemble
    Shindig
    for Solo Horn and Wind Ensemble