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.

  • Cover Title (Subtitle) Duration Instrumentation
    PL124 Festoons
    5′ Piano
    PL137 Night Walk
    10′ Piano
    CY3251 Rhapsody
    Instrumental Chamber Music
    B3444 Arietta
    For Cello and Piano
    7′ Cello, Piano
    20473 Concerto for Piano and Chamber Winds
    20:00 Solo Pno.; 2 2 2 2 – 2 0 2 0
    CY3245 Five Character Pieces
    6:00 Viola, Piano
    23407 Four Dawns Over Bard’s Isle
    Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Chamber Ensemble
    16:00 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
    18:00 Mixed Trio
    CY3247 Intermedio
    6:00 String Quartet
    CY3366 Luna Rugosa
    19:00 Mixed Quartet
    BE3 Romanza
    10′ String Quartet
    CY3252 Scrimshaw
    9:00 Mixed Duet
    20479 Septet
    8:00 eng hn., tpt, hn., string quartet
    CY3254 Serenata Ariosa
    For Clarinet In Bb, Viola and Piano
    12:00 Mixed Trio
    CY3256 String Quartet No. 2
    16:00 String Quartet
    CY3257 String Quartet No. 3
    23:00 String Quartet
    20485 Two Scenes in Chiaroscuro
    15:00 fl., ob., cl.; hn.; vln., vla., vcl.; pno., perc.
    Chamber Music with Voice
    MXE109 Juliet at her Window
    Four songs after Shakespeare
    18:00 Chamber Ensemble
    CY3259 Three Marian Eulogies
    13:00 Mixed Trio
    CY3244 Dickinson Triptych
    9:00 Voice with Piano
    CY3262 Two Wedding Airs
    8:00 Mixed Duet
    20483 Three Nocturnes
    20474 Jest
    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
    19:00 2 2 2 2 – 2 2 0 0; Timp. Perc. Str.
    20477 Lightscape
    14:00 3 2 3 2 – 3 3 3 0; Timp. 3Perc. Hp. Str.
    20478 Romanza
    20481 Sinfonietta for Strings
    Wind Ensemble/Concert Band
    20472 Colors Aloft
    6:15 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
    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
    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!
    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

  • Four Dawns Over Bard’s Isle
    Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Chamber Ensemble
    for Orchestra
    for Wind Ensemble
    for Orchestra
    for Solo Horn and Wind Ensemble