Daron Aric Hagen

  • Daron Aric Hagen is one of America’s most prominent, prolific, and respected mid-career composers. The creator of nine frequently-revived operas, his operatic, orchestral, chamber, and song catalogues are performed around the world. Mr. Hagen’s activities also include stage direction, conducting; and engagements as a collaborative pianist, educator, artistic director, writer, and librettist.

    He has collaborated with distinguished musicians such as Leonard Bernstein, Leon Botstein, William Burden, JoAnn Falletta, Gary Graffman, Nathan Gunn, Jaime Laredo, Kate Lindsey, Michael Ludwig, David Alan Miller, Michael Morgan, Robert Orth, Steven Osgood, Sharon Robinson, Kenneth Schermerhorn, Gerard Schwarz, Leonard Slatkin, Lawrence Leighton Smith, and Robert Spano, among others. Numerous ensembles have toured with his work, including the Kings Singers and Present Music; the Amernet, Borromeo, Ciompi, Elements, Euclid, Lark, Sweet Plantain, and Voxare Quartets; the Amelia, Finisterra, Intelechron, and Prometheus Trios. His work has been widely commissioned and performed by most of North America’s major musical institutions, and numerous institutions abroad, including the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Opera and Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Curtis Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, the Orchestra of the Swan (UK), Seattle Opera, Opera Theater of Ireland, as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Louvre, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing), and Royal Albert Hall.

    Mr. Hagen has served frequently as conductor and collaborative pianist for recordings of his works. His music can be heard on the Albany, Arsis, Bridge, Clarion, Klavier, Naxos, and New World/CRI labels, among others.

    Hagen is the recipient of a 2014 American Academy of Arts and Letters award that recognizes “outstanding artistic achievement and acknowledges the composer who has arrived at his or her own voice.” In 2012, he was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship. He has also received the Kennedy Center Friedheim Prize, the Camargo Residency, two Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellowships, Barlow, Bearns, ASCAP and BMI prizes, and the Seattle Opera Chairman’s Award.

    A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Curtis Institute of Music and of the Juilliard School, he has taught at Bard College, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the Princeton Atelier, and fulfilled numerous composer-in-residencies around the U.S. Currently Chair of the Composition Program at the Wintergreen Summer Music Academy, he is a Lifetime Member of the Corporation of Yaddo, former President of the Lotte Lehmann Foundation, and a Trustee of the Douglas Moore Fund for American Opera.


  • Cover Title (Subtitle) Duration Instrumentation
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    Symphonic
    Banner of My Purpose 20527 18:00 Baritone voice; picc., fl.(2), ob.(2), cl.(3), b.cl., bsn.(2), a.sax(2), t.sax., b.sax.; hn(4), tpt.(3), tbn.(2), b.tbn., euph., tba; timp., perc., db.
    Broken Pieces
    A Love Story in One Scene
    20528 25:00 Soprano voice, Tenor Voice; Pno. – or – Chamber Orch version: 1(dbl. Picc.) 1 1 1 – 1 1 0 0; Vibr. Str.
    Suddenly 20532 6:00 2(Picc.) 2 2 2 – 4 3 2 1; Timp. 4Perc. Hp. Str.
    The Heart of a Stranger 20530 16:00 Solo baritone voice; fl.(2), a. fl., ob.(2), eng.hn., cl.(2), b.cl., bsn.(3); hn.(3), tpt.(3); vib., mar.; hp., cb.
    Opera
    The Antient Concert 20524 60:00 Soprano, mezzo, soprano, lyric baritone, dramatic baritone, str.qt.
    Bandanna
    An opera in two acts and a prologue
    20525 118:00 Solo soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone (2), bass-baritone; SATB chorus; 2 (fl. 1 dbl. picc.; fl. 2 dbl. picc., a. fl.)/2 (eng.hn.)/3 (b.cl.)/2/s.sax., a.sax., t.sax., b.sax.;2/2 (flg. hn.)/2/1;timp., perc.(4), pno., hp.;cb.(3);. . .Bandan
    Prelude and Prayer from Bandanna 20531 14:00 Solo soprano; fl.(2) (I dbl. picc.), ob.(2), cl.(2), b.cl., bsn.(2).; s.sax., a.sax., t.sax., b., sax.; hn.(2), tpt.(2), tbn., tba.; timp., Perc. vib., mar.; hp., cb.(3)
    Wedding Dances from “Bandanna” 20535 16:00 picc., fl.(2), ob.(2), cl.(3), b.cl., bsn.(2), a.sax.(2), t.sax., b.sax.; hn.(4), tpt.(4), tbn.(3), bar.hn., tba.; cb., timp., perc.(4)
    Vera of Las Vegas
    A Nightmare Cabaret Opera in One Act
    20534 60:00 Ob., Reed I (Cl. in Bb, Sop. Sax. in Bb), Reed II (Cl. in Bb, B.Cl. in Bb, A.Sax.in Eb), Bsn., tpt.in C, tbn., Drum Kit, Acoustic Piano, Yamaha Clavinova P-100 Synthesizer (or equivalent), Acoustic Guitar (doubling Elect. Lead Gtr. and Elect. B. Gtr.),
    Concert Band
    Bandanna Overture 20526 7:00 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), bar.hn., tba.; cb., timp., perc.
    A Perfect Union CFD1 51:55 Concert Band
    Suddenly 20533 6:00 picc., fl., ob., cl.(3), bass cl., bsn.; a.sax.(2), t.sax., bar. sax.; hn.(4), tpt.(3), tbn.(2), b. tbn., euph., tba.; timp., perc.(3), cb.
    Chamber
    W2635 Flute Sonata No. 1 W2635 :15:00 Flute, Piano
    W2615 Flute Sonata No. 2 W2615 :15:00 Flute, Piano
    Ghandi’s Children 20529 4:00 SA chorus; handbells
    Hagen Songbook VF3 Voice, Piano
    Love In A Life CY3276 Voice, Piano
    Muldoon Songs CY2525 Male voice, Piano
    Jot! MXE6 6:00 Clarinet, Piano, Marimba
    MXE14F Sappho Songs MXE14F :28:00 Soprano, Alto, Cello
    Solo Piano
    P3312 Piano Variations P3312 :7:00 Piano
    O5443 Qualities Of Light O5443 :00:00 Piano
    Choral
    CM8626 Four Poems Of William Blake CM8626 SATB
    CM8894 I Had Rather CM8894 SATB

  • Vera of Las Vegas
    A Nightmare Cabaret Opera in One Act