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PETER SCHICKELE

PETER SCHICKELE

Awards

Works

Recordings

Reviews


Composer, musician, author, satirist---Peter Schickele is internationally recognized as one of the most versatile artists in the field of music. His works, now well in excess of 100 for symphony orchestras, choral groups, chamber ensembles, voice, movies and television, have given him "a leading role in the ever-more-prominent school of American composers who unselfconsciously blend all levels of American music" (John Rockwell, The New York Times).

His commissions are numerous and varied, ranging from works for the National Symphony and the Minnesota Opera to compositions for distinguished instrumentalists and singers. Mr. Schickele's SYMPHONY NO. 1 "Songlines" was premiered by the National Symphony under Leonard Slatkin, and has since been played by the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and other orchestras around the country. He is the recipient of five Grammies.

Peter Schickele has arranged one of the musical segments for the new Disney animated feature film, "Fantasia 2000." He also created the musical score for the film version of Maurice Sendak's children's classic "Where the Wild Things Are," issued on videocassette along with another Sendak classic "In the Night Kitchen" (Weston Woods), which Mr. Schickele narrates.

Among his many, diverse projects is a weekly, syndicated radio program, Schickele Mix, which has been heard nationwide over Public Radio International since January 1992 and won ASCAP's prestigious Deems Taylor Award.

In his well-known other role as perpetrator of the oeuvre of the now classic P.D.Q. Bach, Peter Schickele is acknowledged as one of the great satirists of the 20th century. In testimony, Vanguard has released 11 albums of the fabled genius's works; six have been released by Telarc. Random House has published eleven editions of The Definitive Biography of P.D.Q. Bach (which has also been translated into German, and is available as an audio book from the HighBridge Company); Theodore Presser has printed innumerable scores; and VideoArts International has produced a cassette of P.D.Q. Bach's only full-length opera, The Abduction of Figaro. He tours annually with three programs featuring his own music as well as that of his alter-ego, P.D.Q. Bach: Peter Schickele Meets P.D.Q. Bach, Son of P.D.Q. Bach and P.D.Q. Bach and Peter Schickele: The Jekyll & Hyde Tour.

In the course of his career Schickele has also created music for four feature films, among them the prize-winning "Silent Running," as well as for documentaries, television commercials, several "Sesame Street" segments and an underground movie that he has never seen in its finished state. He was also one of the composer/lyricists for "Oh, Calcutta," and has arranged for Joan Baez, Buffy Sainte-Marie and other folk singers.

Peter Schickele was born in Ames, Iowa, and brought up in Washington, D.C. and Fargo, North Dakota. Schickele and his wife, the poet Susan Sindall, reside in New York City and at an upstate hideaway where he concentrates on composing. His son and daughter are involved in various alternative rock groups, both as composers and performers.

Mr. Schickele's personal appearances are booked by ICM Artists, 40 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019, (212) 556-6876.

For more information about Peter Schickele or P.D.Q. Bach, please visit www.schickele.com.

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Awards


2000: Grammy Award (“Hornsmoke”)

1996: Aspen Percussion Ensemble commission

1996: Bassoon Brothers commission

1996: National Symphony commission

1995: Judith Goldberg commission (“New Goldberg Variations”)

1995: Metropolitan Wind Symphony commission

1995: Princeton Pro Musica commission

1994: Pamela Pecha commission (“Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra”)

1994: ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus commission

1994: WNYC Radio commission

1993: ASCAP Deems Taylor Award

1993: Chestnut Brass Company commission

1993: Greene String Quartet commission

1993: Walt Disney Pictures commission

1992: Grammy (Best Comedy Album)

1992: Verdehr Trio commission

1991: Baltimore Choral Arts Society commission

1991: Canadian Brass commission

1991: Grammy (Best Comedy Album)

1991: Tennessee Bassoon Quartet commission

1990: American Guild of Organists commission

1990: Carol Wincenc commission (“Concerto for Flute and Orchestra”)

1990: Grammy (Best Comedy Album)

1989: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center commission

1989: Grammy (Best Comedy Album)

1989: Independent School Orchestras commission

1989: Minnesota Orchestral Society commission

1988: Plymouth Music Series commission

1988: Swarthmore College commission

1987: Lark Quartet commission

1985: Boston Pops commission

1984: Canadian Brass commission

1983: Audubon Quartet commission

1983: Canadian Brass commission

1983: Spokane Falls Brass Band commission

1982: Calliope commission

1978: Canadian Brass commission

1977: CKOC TV, Hamilton, Ontario commission

1977: University of New Hampshire Wind Ensemble commission

1976: St. Louis Symphony commission

1975: Canadian Brass commission

1975: Harvard University Concert Band commission

1975: Yale University Concert Band commission

1974: Pilobolus Dance Theatre commission

1972: American Book Company commission

1972: Metamorphosis commission

1972: St. Louis Symphony commission

1970: St. Louis Symphony commission

1968: Louisville Symphony Orchestra commission

1966: Juilliard Repertory Project commission

1965: Philadelphia Art Alliance commission

1964: Elizabeth Tow Newman Contemporary Music Award

1964: Juilliard Dance Theatre commission

1963: Fargo- Moorhead Symphony Orchestra commission

1961: Fargo- Moorhead Symphony Orchestra commission

1961: Smith College commission

1960-61: Ford Foundation Grant, Composer in Residence, Los Angeles, California

1960: Smith College commission

1959: Honorable Mention, Gershwin Memorial Award


Works

Band and Wind Ensemble | Chamber Ensemble | Choral | Film and Television Scores | Jazz and Jazz-Inflected Pieces | Musical Theatre | Orchestra | Organ | Original Narrations for Other Composers' Music | Piano | Quodlibets (Pastiche Pieces) | String Chamber Ensemble | Vocal




Band and Wind Ensemble


Finish Line at the Rat Race for Alto Saxophone, Two Trumpets, French Horn, Two Trombones, Tuba and Two Percussion (1997) -- 5'
Published: #164-00266
Commission Information: Commissioned by Les Miserables Brass Band


Little Suite for Summer (1977) -- 7'
Published: #165-00087
Additional Information: Also available in piano 4-hands version

Available Separately:

Condensed Score (#165-00087C)
Full Score - Large (#165-00087F)
Set of parts (#165-00087P)


Metropolitan Wind Serenade for Symphonic Band (1995) -- 12' 30"
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Commissioned by the Metropolitan Wind Symphony
Premiere Information: Nov. 18, 1995, Tsai Auditorium, Boston University, with the Metropolitan Wind Symphony

Movements:
I. Summer Day on the Banks of the Charles
II. Times Square
III. Nocture: Golden Gate
IV. St. Paul Sunday Stroll
V. Git Outta Town!


Pavilion Piece for Band (1961) -- 4'
Published: #165-00055
Reviews

Available Separately:

Full Score - Large (#165-00055F)
Set of parts (#165-00055P)


Tribe of Ahasuerus, The March and Prayer for Band (1975) -- 7'
Published: #165-00085
Reviews

Available Separately:

Condensed Score (#165-00085C)
Full Score - Large (#165-00085F)
Set of parts (#165-00085P)



Chamber Ensemble


After Hearing Bach Suite for oboe, violin, viola and cello (2006) -- 14'

Movements:
I. Allegro moderato
II. Cantabile, con moto
III. Fuga, con brio
IV. Aria; V. Presto


Autumn Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano (2009) -- 14'

Movements:
I. Mosaic
II. Intermezzo
III. Tarantella (La vache qui rit)


Bestiary for Renaissance ensemble (at least four players) and narrator (1982) -- 28'
Commission Information: Commissioned by Calliope
Premiere Information: April 9, 1983, Calliope with Peter Schickele narrating, Merkin Hall, NYC


Blue Set No. 1 for Jazz String Quartet (see Jazz and Jazz-inflected pieces)


Blue Set No. 2 for Four Bassoons (see Jazz and Jazz-inflected pieces)


Boston Wonder, The for Flute and Piano (1959) -- 3'
Published: #164-00193


Brass Calendar for Brass Quintet (1993) -- 18'
Published: #164-00237


Broadway Boogie (1987) -- 5'
Fl., Cl., Hp., Pn.; Str. Quartet, Cb.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Commissioned by the Flint Institute
Premiere Information: Sept. 26, 1987, Flint, Michigan, Ransom Wilson, David Shifrin and friends


Commedia for Two Oboes and Bassoon (1977) -- 7'
Published: #164-00150


Dances for Three for Two Clarinets and Bassoon (1980) -- 14'
Published: #164-00172
Premiere Information: Feb. 6, 1983, University of Western Ontario (London)
Recordings


Delta Jukebox for Two Bassoons and Piano (1991) -- 9'
Premiere Information: May 21, 2002, Los Angeles, CA.
Additional Information: Published: #164-00268

Movements:
I. Meadow Music
II. Bearsville Bounce
III. Even Bassoonists Get The Blues


Diversions for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon (1963) -- 9'
Published: #164-00152


Divertimento for Two Clarinets and Bassoon (1984) -- 9'
Published: #164-00235


Double Diptych for Renaissance Ensemble (1983) -- 9'
4 players: 2 Sop. Recorders, Alto Recorder, Sop. & Alto Krummhorns, Sop. Shawm, Alto Shawm, Cornetto, Alto & Ten. & Bass Sackbuts, Vielle, Treble Viol, Bass Viol, Sop. Pipe, Tabor, Finger Cymbals, Small Triangle, Large Triangle, 4 Drums
Premiere Information: Feb. 8, 1984, Christ Church United Methodist, Calliope performing
Additional Information: Published: #164-00273

Movements:
I. In the Garden of Eden
II. At the Walls of Jericho
III. Procession into the Ark
IV. Salomé


Dream Dances for Flute, Oboe and Cello (1988) -- 12'
Published: #164-00206
Premiere Information: May 17, 1989, Bargemusic, Brooklyn, NY, with Gwyndolyn Mansfield-Hottom, Robert Botti and Peter Rosenfeld


Eagle Rock for Cello and Piano (1996) -- 4' 30"
Published: #164-00243
Premiere Information: March 17, 1997, Armen Ksajikian, cello, Peter Schickele, piano, The Neighborhood Church, Pasadena, CA


Elegies for Clarinet and Piano (1974) -- 10'
Published: #164-00128

Movements:
I. Song for Bert
II. Song for Lannatch
III. Ceremony

Recordings
Reviews


Emperor's New Clothes -- 23'30"
Narrator; Ob. Vln. Vla. Vcl. Pno.
Published: #164-00262
Commission Information: Commissioned by An Die Musik
Premiere Information: 10th November, 2002. An die Musik, Merkin Concert Hall, New York City.
Recordings


Fanfare for a Lost Cause for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Trombone, Violin, Viola and Cello (1960) -- 2'
Available From Composer


Gardens for Oboe and Piano
Available From Alexander Broude, Inc.


Hornsmoke a Horse Opera for Brass Quintet and Narration (see Musical Theatre)


Household Moose, The Sketches from the summer of 1956 (2009)
Flute, Clarinet, String Quartet
Additional Information: Arrangement of original 1956 version for piano

Movements:
I. Invocation of the Moose
II. Diaries
III. La Belle Jeune Fille Français
IV. Reminiscences of Rikki
V. Die Zahnradbahn
VI. Le Campane
VII. Gratitude to the Moose


How Sweet the Winds Do Blow for Baritone, Cornetto, Sackbut, Bass Viol and Drum (1991) -- 4' 30"
Available From Composer


Joy to the World, Especially Out-of-Work Musicians Suite for Six Gig-impaired Instruments (2006) -- 6'
Picc. E.H. EbCl. B.Sax. Cbsn. Perc.
Commission Information: Commissioned by A Prairie Home Companion for Dec. 23, 2006 broadcast.
Additional Information: Published: #164-00274


Last Tango in Bayreuth for Bassoon Quartet (1973) -- 3'
Published: #164-00214
Recordings


Little Mosey Music, A for Brass Sextet (1983) -- 3'
2Tpt., 2Hn., Tbn., Tu.
Published: #164-00191
Commission Information: Commissioned by Spokane Falls Brass Band


Little Suite for Winter for Clarinet and Tuba (1981) -- 11'
Published: #164-00183


Little Welcome Serenade, A for Flute and Violin (1975) -- 6'
Published: #164-00126


Monochrome I for Flute Octet (1960) -- 3'
Published: #164-00098


Monochrome II for Seven Trombones (1960) -- 3'
Published: #164-00099


Monochrome III for Nine Clarinets (1974) -- 9'
Published: #164-00120
Recordings


Monochrome V for Flute Octet (1982) -- 8' 30"
Published: #164-00173
Commission Information: Commissioned by the New York Flute Club


Monochrome VI for Ten Pianos (1989) -- 7'
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Commissioned by the Minnesota Orchestra
Premiere Information: July 30, 1989 at Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN


Mountain Music I for Cello and Piano (1989) -- 8'
Published: #164-00203
Premiere Information: Sept. 17, 1989, James Kreger and Bernard Rose, at the Maverick Concert Hall in Woodstock, NY.


Mountain Music II for Viola and Piano (2006) -- 9'
Premiere Information: 4/18/06, Scandinavia House, NYC, Danielle Farina and Peggy Kampmeier

Movements:
I. Spring Glen
II. Boone’s Tunes
III. Silver Hollow Song


Music for an Evening for String Quartet and Piano, 4 Hands (1982) -- 15'
Published: #164-00189
Premiere Information: February 6, 1983, University of Western Ontario


Music for Mary for Alto Recorder (or Flute) and Piano (1988) -- 8'
Published: #164-00192


Music for Orcas Island for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello (2007) -- 7'
Commission Information: Commissioned by Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
Premiere Information: July 20, 2007, with performers Jon Kimura Parker, William Preucil, Aloysia Friedmann, Desmond Hoebig


New Goldberg Variations for Cello and Piano (1995) -- 6' 30"
Published: #164-00252
Commission Information: Judith N. Goldberg, in memory of Robert Philip Goldberg
Premiere Information: Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax, Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA, August 24, 1997


Octet -- 19'
Cl. Bsn. Hn. 2Vln. Vla. Vcl. Cb.
Available from the Presser Rental Library

Movements:
I. Fanfares and Entrances
II. A Walk in the Park
III. A Toast to Mozart
IV. Finale


Percussion Sonata No. 1 "Aspen" for Percussion Ensemble (min. 12 players) -- 13'
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Aspen Music Festival and School for the Aspen Percussion Ensembles, Jonathan Haas, director


Percussion Sonata No. 2 "Woodstock" for Four Wind Chimes and Assorted Percussion Instruments (5 Players) (1997) -- 13'
Published: #164-00263
Premiere Information: July 19, 1997


Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major "Ole!" for Piano, Two Trumpets, Horn, Trombone and Tuba (1978) -- 8'
Published: #460-00070


Polka from "Hornsmoke" for Two Trumpets, Horn, Trombone and Tuba (1976) -- 1' 30"
Published: #164-00138


Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano (1982) -- 20'
Published: #164-00163
Premiere Information: July 17, 1982, Chamber Music Northwest, Portland, OR.

Movements:
I. Moderate, flowing
II. Fast, driving
III. Slow, elegiac
IV. Quite fast, driving

Recordings


Quintet No. 1 for Piano and String Quartet
Commission Information: Commissioned by Reston Prelude Festival.
Premiere Information: June 21, 1996, Audubon Quartet and Peter Schickele
Available From Composer

Movements:
I. Prelude
II. Intermezzo
III. Elegy
IV. Finale


Quintet No. 2 for Piano and String Quartet (1997) -- 26'
Published: #164-00251
Commission Information: Lark Quartet and Ohio University
Premiere Information: October 27, 1997, Atheus, OH, Ohio University, Peter Schickele, piano, and Lark Quartet

Movements:
Flowing
Lively
Lively.
Slow, Serene

Recordings


River Run for Contrabass and Harpsichord -- 6'
Published: #164-00236
Commission Information: Commissioned by Gary Karr and Harmon Lewis


Serenade for Eleven Instruments (1981) -- 21'
Fl., Ob., Cl., Hn., Bsn., 2Vln., Vla., Vcl., Cb., Pno.
Available from the Presser Rental Library

Movements:
I. Moderately slow, with motion
II. Fast
III. Moderate, singing
IV. Lively


Serenade for Six (1988) -- 16'
Bsn., Vln., Vla., Vcl., Cb., Pno.
Published: #164-00197
Commission Information: Commissioned by Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Movements:
I. Moderate, mysterious; fast, bold
II. Slow, serene; fast, driving; Tempo I
III. Driving, boisterous

Available Separately:

Set of parts (#164-00197P)
Full Score - Large (#164-00197S)
Solo Part (#164-00197U)


Serenade for Three for Clarinet, Violin and Piano (1992) -- 13'
Published: #164-00228
Commission Information: Commissioned by the Verdehr Trio
Premiere Information: March 17, 1993, Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

Movements:
I. Dances
II. Songs
III. Variations

Recordings

Available Separately:

Set of parts (#164-00228P)
Full Score - Large (#164-00228S)


Seven Bagatelles for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon (1959) -- 6'
Published: #464-00020

Movements:
I. 3-Legged March
II. Hot and Cold Running Water
III. Walking Piece
IV. Country Song
V. 2-Faced Eve
VI. And American in Texas
VII. River


Seven Miniatures for Violin and Piano (1997) -- 8'
Premiere Information: March 17, 1997, Armadillo Schiklefest, Los Angeles, CA, Peter Schickele and Barry Socher
Available From Composer

Movements:
I. Dulcimer Tune
II. Blues Etude
III. Tango
IV. Strut
V. Hymn
VI. Fanfare
VII. Dusk Song


Small World, A for Two Flutes (1962) -- 6'
Published: #164-00226

Movements:
I. Fire
II. Earth
III. Water
IV. Air


Spring Serenade for Flute and Piano (1983) -- 25'
Published: #164-00176
Commission Information: Commissioned by Sue Ann Kahn
Premiere Information: Sue Ann Kahn and Andrew Willis, Merkin Concert Hall, NYC, Feb. 22, 1984

Movements:
I. Invocation
II. Pastorale
III. Whirlwind Waltz
IV. Song
V. Finale

Recordings


Stepping Out for Contrabass and Piano (1976) -- 11'
Commission Information: Commissioned by Gary Karr and Harmon Lewis
Available From Composer


Summer Serenade for Bassoon and Piano (1989) -- 13'
Published: #164-00205
Premiere Information: Aug. 17, 1989, Telluride, CO, Rob Weir and Robin Sutherland

Movements:
I. Dreams
II. Games
III. Songs and Dances


Summer Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano (1966) -- 16'
Published: #164-00147

Movements:
I. Aubade
II. Lines and Choruses
III. Interlude: Glimpses
IV. Ceremony

Recordings
Reviews


Three Scenes for Five Instruments (1965) -- 15'
Fl., Ob., Bsn., Vln., Hpschd.
Published: #164-00211

Movements:
I. Morning Music
II. Conversations
III. Dances

Available Separately:

Set of parts (#164-00211P)
Full Score - Large (#164-00211S)


Three Uncharacteristic Pieces for Trumpet and Piano (1981) -- 10'
Published: #164-00184
Premiere Information: Ray Mace and Peter Schickele, WQXR “The Listening Room”, Dec. 1981

Movements:
I. Dance of Uncertain National Origin
II. Valse Enigmatique
III. Young Man Going West


Timepiece for Brass Quintet (1991) -- 13'
Commission Information: Commissioned by the Canadian Brass


Tombeau de P.D.Q. Bach for Violin and Piano (1954) -- 5'
Published: #164-00007


Trio Serenade for Two Flutes and Piano (1979) -- 13'
Published: #164-00190

Movements:
I. Morning Song
II. Dance
III. Night Song
IV. Trance
V. Finale


Two Pleasant Songs for Flute and Piano (1954) -- 3'
Published: #164-00194


Variations on a Joke (1984) -- 4' 30"
2Tpt., Hn., Tbn., Tu.
Published: #164-00225
Commission Information: Commissioned by the Canadian Brass


What Did You Do Today at Jeffey's House? Three Pieces for French Horn and Piano (1988) -- 5'
Published: #164-00204
Premiere Information: Oct. 14, 1988, Thomas Bacon and Brian Connelly, St. Louis, MO
Additional Information: Orchestra version also available.

Movements:
I. “First We Had a Parade”
II. "After Lunch Jeffey’s Mom Made Us Take a Nap”
III. "Then We Did a Carnival with a Haunted House and Dancing Bears”


Windows Three Pieces for Viola (or Flute or Clarinet) and Guitar (1966) -- 7'
Published: #164-00188

Movements:
I. Pavane
II. Cantilena
III. Refrain


Year in the Catskills, A for Woodwind Quintet (2009) -- 21'
Commission Information: Commissioned by Vanderbilt University
Premiere Information: March 16, 2009, Blair Woodwind Quintet, Vanderbilt University

Movements:
I. Spring: Fantasy
II. Summer: Imitations
III. Fall: Variations
IV. Winter: Lament
V. Finale

Reviews



Choral


After Spring Sunset for SATB Chorus (1961) -- 11'
Published: #362-03412
Reviews


Amazing Grace for SATB Chorus (arr. 1994) -- 5'
Published: #362-03402


Birth of Christ for SATB and Piano (1960) -- 11'
Published: #462-00016


Blake's Proverbs for Mixed Chorus, Piano 4 Hands, Four Percussion and Contrabass (1991) -- 16'
Commission Information: Commissioned by the Baltimore Choral Arts Society
Available From Composer

Movements:
Energy; One Law; No Bird
He Whose Face
The Pride of the Peacock, Let The Priests
The Soul of Sweet Delight
What Is Now Proved


Carol for SSA Chorus (1960) -- 3'
Available From Alexander Broude, Inc.


Ceremony for Solo Baritone, Mixed Chorus and Jazz Ensemble (1985) -- 41'
Commission Information: Commissioned by New England Conservatory
Premiere Information: May 8, 1985, New England Conservatory


Concerto for Piano and Chorus "The Twelve Months" for Solo Piano and SATB Chorus (1987) -- 27' 30" total
Commission Information: Commissioned by Pacific Lutheran University
Premiere Information: Nov. 3, 1987, Tacoma, WA, with Robin McCabe, Choir of the West, Richard Sparks
Additional Information: Published in four volumes—see below


Concerto for Piano and Chorus "The Twelve Months" Prologue (August) -- 3'
Published: #362-03382


Concerto for Piano and Chorus "The Twelve Months" Fall -- 6' 30"
Published: #362-03383

Movements:
30 Days Hath (September)
Now Lay Up Thy Barley Land (October)
Now Neptune's Sullen Month Appears (November)


Concerto for Piano and Chorus "The Twelve Months" Winter -- 5'
Published: #362-03384

Movements:
Now the Winter Nights Enlarge (February)
Plaint (January)
Wondrous News the Angel Brings (December)


Concerto for Piano and Chorus "The Twelve Months" Spring -- 6' 30"
Published: #362-03385

Movements:
Before My Lady's Window Gay (May)
Cadenza (March)
Interlude (April)


Concerto for Piano and Chorus "The Twelve Months" Summer -- 6' 30"
Published: #362-03386

Movements:
Celebration With Bells (June)
Epilogue (July)



Diptych for SATB, Piano and Optional Percussion (1975) -- 8'
Additional Information: Movements published separately—see below


Who is This Child? -- 4'
Published: #362-03221


Gloria -- 4'
Published: #362-03222



Go for Broke a Comedy for SSATB Chorus, a cappella (1989) -- 4'
Published: #462-00031
Commission Information: Commissioned by the Plymouth Music Series
Premiere Information: February 5, 1989 at Plymouth Congregational Church, Philip Brunelle, conductor.


Guide My Soul for SATB and Organ (1988) -- 4' 30"
Published: #362-03392


Happy Birthday, Beth for 2-part Chorus (Male or Female) (1988) -- 2'
Published: #362-03401
Premiere Information: May 17, 1993, Peter Schickele and Elliott Z. Levine, Merkin Hall, NYC.


Incantations for SATB Chorus, Flute, Oboe, Violin, Contrabass, Percussion and Harp (1998) -- 13'
Commission Information: Commissioned by I Cantori
Premiere Information: I Cantori, Robert Harris, conductor, March 9, 1988, Savannah, GA
Available From Composer


Mass for Men's Voices for BBB Chorus (1957) -- 9'
Published: #362-03397


Music for a Wedding for Unison Chorus, Flute, Percussion and Piano 4 Hands (1978) -- 5' 30"
Published: #362-03304


My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord for Mixed Chorus, Piano and Strings (1998) -- 4'30"
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Commissioned by Rockland Camerata
Premiere Information: April 19, 1988, Nyack, NY, Rockland Camerata, William Reese, conductor


My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord for SATB Chorus and Piano (with optional strings) (1998) -- 4'30"
Commission Information: Commissioned by Rockland Camerata
Premiere Information: April 19, 1988, Nyack, NY, Rockland Camerata, William Reese, conductor
Additional Information: Published: #362-03418


On This Plain of Mist for SA Chorus, Bass Clarinet and Marimba
Available From American Book Company


Ritual for SSAAATTTBBB Chorus, Two Soprano Soli and Pre-Columbian Instruments for 10 players (1995) -- 11' 30"
Premiere Information: February 9, 1996, Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, Princeton Pro Musica, Francis Slade, director
Available From Composer


Roundup Two-, Three, and Four-Part Rounds (1973)
Published: #362-03191


Roundup at the Raunch Two- and Three-Part Rounds (1973)
Published: #362-03400


Silently, Invisibly for SATB and Piano (1972) -- 3'
Published: #392-00327


Songs I Taught My Mother for SATB Chorus and Rhythm Person (1988) -- 6'
Premiere Information: November 12, 1988, Walter Ford Hall Auditorium, Ithaca College, Ithaca College Choir, Lawrence Doebler, conductor
Available From Composer

Movements:
Happy Birthday, Beth
I Know What's Good For Cuts
Photo of a Flea on Skin
Singing with the Vacuum Cleaner


Summer Music for Choir or Solo Voices (1979) -- 17'


Triptych for SAB Chorus and Soprano Recorder (or Piccolo, or Flute) -- 6'
Published: #362-03389


Songs on Old French Poems for Unison Chorus and Soprano Recorder -- 5'
Published: #362-03390


Name Songs for Unison Chorus and Soprano Recorder -- 6'
Published: #362-03391



The Last Supper for SA Chorus (1965) -- 11'
Published: #362-03110


Things to Try on a Summer Day for Unison Choir and Piano (1972) -- 3'
Published: #392-00330


Three Choruses from cummings for SATB Chorus (1960) -- 3'
Available From Alexander Broude, Inc.


Three Meditations for SSAA Chorus (1978) -- 7' 30"
Published: #362-03293

Movements:
Mary, Queen of Scots, On Her Execution (3min.)
Most Glorious Lord of Life (2min.)
The City of Our God (2min.30sec.)


Three Pirate Songs for TTBB and Piano (1978) -- 11' 30"


Captain Fate
Published: #362-03296


Take a Strain, Boys
Published: #362-03297


We Have Crossed the Equator Again
Published: #362-03298



Three Songs for a Wedding for SA Chorus and Piano 4 Hands
Available From Composer


Two Meditations for TTBB Chorus (1978) -- 4'


Richard at Vezelay -- 2'
Published: #362-03302


Jonah's Song -- 2'
Published: #362-03303



Two Prayers for SATB Chorus (1961) -- 4'
Published: #362-01163

Movements:
Grant This to Me
Thee, I Pray



Film and Television Scores


Big People, Small People Film score (Bortman)
Not available (Sterling Educational Films)


Crazy Quilt, The Feature film score (Korty)
Not available (Walter Reade-Sterling)


Film for the Texas Pavillion at the Hemisfair Film score (Ashby)
Not available


Funnyman Feature film score (Korty)
Not available (New Yorker Films)


Israel Film score (Walter Carroll)
Not available (International Film Foundation)


Likely Story, A Feature film score (Kronick)
Not available


Poland Film score (Walter Carroll)
Not available (International Film Foundation)


Silent Running Feature film score (Trumbull)
Not available (Universal Pictures)


Someday Film score (Desloges)
Not available (Sterling Educational Films)


Song of Innocents Film score (Sadan)
Not available (Electrical Circle Film Workshop)


Sounds of Alienation, The Film score (Bright)
Not available (CBS-TV)


Sweet Visions Film score (Smallman)
Not available


Three Riddle Films Score (Smallman-Sadan)
Not available (Sesame Street)


Where the Garbage Goes Score (Smallman-Sadan)
Not available (Sesame Street)


Where the Wild Things Are Film score (Sendak/Deitch)
Not available (Weston Woods)



Jazz and Jazz-Inflected Pieces


Aspendicitis (1961) -- 3'
3Fl., 2Tbn., 2Cb., Drums
Not yet released (in prep: #164-00218)
Additional Information: Requires no improvisation except perhaps in the bass and drums.

Available Separately:

Set of parts (#164-00218P)
Full Score - Large (#164-00218S)


Bachanale (1962) -- 2'
2Tpts., 2Ten.Sax., Pno., Cb., Drums
Published: #164-00217

Available Separately:

Set of parts (#164-00217P)
Full Score - Large (#164-00217S)


Blue Set No. 1 for Jazz String Quartet (1993) -- 16'
Published: #164-00250
Commission Information: Commissioned by the Greene String Quartet
Premiere Information: May 7, 1993, The Jazz Bakery, Los Angeles

Movements:
I. Mumbo Jumbo
II. Twelve Bars
III. Tucumcari
IV. Over and Out

Recordings

Available Separately:

Set of parts (#164-00250P)
Full Score - Large (#164-00250S)


Blue Set No. 2 for Four Bassoons (1996) -- 12'
Published: #164-00231
Commission Information: Bassoon Brothers (Mark Eubanks, Robert Naglee, Juan de Gomar, Bonnie Filmore Cox)
Premiere Information: Bassoon Brothers, Portland, OR, April 18, 1997

Movements:
I. Bassooner or Later
II. Portlandia in Cerulean
III. Gang of Wolves


Cool Clear Walter (1962) -- 3'
Vla. d'Amore, 2Fl., B.Cl., Cb.
Not yet released (in prep: #164-00219)
Additional Information: Requires no improvisation except perhaps in the bass and drums.

Available Separately:

Set of parts (#164-00219P)
Full Score - Large (#164-00219S)


Harvard Fair for Big Band (1988) -- 4'
5 4 4; Pno., Cb., Drums
Published: #165-00094
Commission Information: Commissioned by Harvard Jazz Ensemble
Premiere Information: April 9, 1988, Saunders Theatre, Cambridge, MA, Harvard Jazz Ensemble

Available Separately:

Set of parts (#165-00094P)
Full Score - Large (#165-00094S)


Nellermojo (1984) -- 6'
Tpt., Tbn., ATB Sax., Pno., Cb., Drums
Published: #164-00216

Available Separately:

Set of parts (#164-00216P)
Full Score - Large (#164-00216S)


Part-time Invention (1964) -- 4'
Fl., Hpschd., Cb., Drums
Published: #164-00221
Additional Information: Requires no improvisation except perhaps in the bass and drums.

Available Separately:

Set of parts (#164-00221P)
Full Score - Large (#164-00221S)


Take Me Back to Funk, Nebraska for Big Band (1962; arr. 1988) -- 4'
5 4 4; Pno., Cb., Drums
Premiere Information: April 9, 1988, Saunders Theatre, Cambridge, MA, Harvard Jazz Ensemble
Published: #165-00095


Three Faces of Eve for Solo Trumpet, Tenor Sax and Big Band (1960; rev. 1990) -- 4'
Tpt. solo; 5-4-4; Vibes, Pno., Cb., Drums
Premiere Information: May 7, 1990, Manhattan School of Music Jazz Enaemble I, Richard Lowenthal, director, Alice Tully Hall
Available From Composer



Musical Theatre


Hornsmoke a Horse Opera for Brass Quintet and Narration (1975) -- 25'
Published: #164-00175


Knight of the Burning Pestle, The Songs from the musical (1974) -- 21'
Solo Voices; Cl. Bsn./Sop.Recorder, Tpt. Tbn. Vln. Cb. Perc.(Drums), Hpschd.


Rivals, The Songs and incidental music for the play by Sheridan (1997) -- 46'
Fl., Cl., Vln., Bsn., Cb., Hpschd.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Premiere Information: March 21, 1997, Portland Center Stage, Portland, OR
Additional Information: Lyrics by Louisa Rose.
Also available for concert performances: Suite from “The Rivals”



Orchestra


American Birthday Card for Narrator and Orchestra (1976) -- 7'
Narrator; 3-2-3-2; 4-3-3-1; Timp., 3Perc., Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Premiere Information: Sen. Thomas Eagleton, narrator, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Gateway Arch, St. Louis, MO; July 17, 1976


Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saëns) (1886) -- 25'
Additional Information: Original Schickele poems/narration for Carnival of the Animals.
Available from the Presser Rental Library


Celebration with Bells (1960) -- 7'
2 2 3(B.Cl.) 2 A.Sax. T.Sax. - 4 3 3 1; Timp. 3Perc. Str.
Published: #166-00062

Available Separately:

Full Score - Large (#166-00062F)
Set of parts (#166-00062P)


Chenoo Who Stayed to Dinner, The Legend for Narrator and Orchestra (1977) -- 24'
Narrator; 2 2 2 2 - 3 2 2 1; 2Perc. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Additional Information: Instrumental Version, titled "Legend," also available.

Available Separately:

Full Score - Large (#466-00037)


Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra (1999) -- 23'
Solo Bassoon; 2(Picc.) 2 2 1 - 2 2 0 0; Perc. Pno. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, OH
Premiere Information: ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Timothy Russell, conductor, George Sakakeeny, bassoon, March 7, 1999


Concerto for Cello and Orchestra In Memoriam F.D.R. (2000) -- 22'
Solo Cello; 2(Picc.) 2 2(B.Cl.) 2 - 2 3 0 0; Timp. 3Perc. Pno. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Commissioned by the New Heritage Foundation for Paul Tobias
Premiere Information: November 11, 2000, Pasadena (CA) Symphony, Jorge Mester, conductor, Paul Tobias, cello


Concerto for Chamber Orchestra (1998) -- 26'
2 2 2 2 - 2 2 0 0; 2Perc. (2nd d.Timp) Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Commissioned by the OK Mozart Festival
Premiere Information: Ransom Wilson with OK Mozart Festival Orchestra, June 13, 1998, Bartlesville, OK

Movements:
Fanfares & Entrances
Finale
Pastorale
Scherzo/Minuet
South by Southwest

Reviews


Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (2003) -- 20'
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Commissioned by the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus
Premiere Information: Jan. 11, 2004, Columbus, OH, with Timothy Russell conducting the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus and Robert Spring, clarinet
Recordings
Reviews


Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (1990) -- 18'
Solo Flute; 2 2 2 2 - 2 2 1 0; Timp. 3Perc. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Commissioned by Carol Wincenc
Premiere Information: June 7, 1991, Seattle, WA, Carol Wincenc, flute, and Christopher Kendall conducting the Seattle Symphony

Available Separately:

Solo Part (#466-00041P)


Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra (1994)
Solo Oboe; 2 2 2 2 - 2 2 1 0; Timp. 2Perc. Hp. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Commissioned by Pamela Pecha
Premiere Information: July 21, 1995, Duncan, OK, with Pamela Pecha, oboe, and Mark Edward Parker conducting the American Music Festival Orchestra
Recordings

Available Separately:

Solo Part (#164-00247)
Full Score - Large (#466-00033)


Elegy for String Orchestra (1992) -- 8'
Available from the Presser Rental Library


Fantastic Garden, The for Rock Group and Orchestra (1968) -- 25'
Rock Group; Elec.Pno., Elec.Org., Elec.Hpschd.; 3 Players/Singers; 3 3 2 2 - 4 4 4 1; Timp. 4Perc. Cel. Hp. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Additional Information: Movement from "Three Views from the Open Window"
Recordings


Far Away from Here Music for Bluegrass Band and Orchestra (1984) -- 21'
3(3rd Picc.)-2-2-2; 2-3-2(3rd Ten/Bass)-0; 3Perc.; Bluegrass Band; Banjo/Vln./Mndln./Gtr., Mndln., 3Gtr., Cb., Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Commissioned by the McLain Family Band
Premiere Information: December 15, 1985, McLain Family Band and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Peter Schickele, conductor


Five of a Kind Concerto for Brass Quintet and Orchestra (1978) -- 23'
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Commissioned by the Canadian Brass
Recordings


Folk Song Set for Chamber Orchestra (2002) -- 8' 30"
2(Picc.) 2 2 2 - 2 2 0 0; Perc. Hp. Str.
Commission Information: Commissioned by the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra
Premiere Information: May 4, 2002, Woodstock Chamber Orchestra, Peter Schickele, conductor
Available From Composer

Movements:
I. Henry Martin
II. Molly and Tenbrooks
III. Turtle Dove
IV. Darlin' Corey
V. Ruby
VI. Go tell Aunt Rhody
VII. Old Joe Clark/Old Dan Tucker


Invention for Orchestra (1958) -- 9'
3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1; Perc. Pno. Str.
Available From Free Library of Philadelphia, The Fleisher Collection


Jukebox No. 1 (1992) -- 12'
Solo Flute, Clarinet; Hp. Pno. Str.

Movements:
I. Broadway Boogie
II. Blues on a Summer Day
III. Stompin’ in Five


Legend for Orchestra (1992) -- 20'
2 2 2 2 - 3 2 2 1; 2Perc. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Additional Information: Instrumental Version of "The Chenoo Who Stayed to Dinner" (also available).


Maiden on the Moor (1975) -- 8'
Solo Alto or Countertenor Voice; Ob. 2Hn. Perc. Str.


Morning, Noon and Night Concerto for Oboe, Violin and Orchestra (2001) -- 22'
Solo Oboe, Solo Violin; 2 2 2 2 - 2 2 3 0; Timp. 4Perc. Cel. Hp. Pno. Str.
Commission Information: Commissioned by the Brevard Festival
Premiere Information: Joseph Robinson, Glenn Dichterow, Brevard Festival Orchestra, David Effron, conductor; July 4, 2001; Brevard, NC
Available From Composer

Movements:
I. Aubade
II. Siesta
III. Shivaree


One for the Money for Large Orchestra (1999) -- 4' 30"
3(Picc.) 3 3(B.Cl.) 3 - 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 3Perc. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: The Juilliard School
Premiere Information: Inauguration of The Campaign for Juilliard, April 28, 1999


Overture to "The Civilian Barber" (1953) -- 3'
2Ob., 2Bsn., 2Hn., Str.
Published: #166-00050

Available Separately:

Full Score - Large (#166-00050F)
Set of parts (#166-00050P)


Pentangle Five Songs for Horn and Orchestra (1976) -- 25'
3 2 3 2 - 4 2 2 1; Timp. Perc. Cel. Pno. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Recordings

Available Separately:

Solo Part (#164-00249)
Full Score - Large (#446-41173)


Requiem for String Orchestra (1959, rev. 1968) -- 5'
Available from the Presser Rental Library

Available Separately:

Full Score - Study (#466-00049)
Full Score - Large (#466-00049L)


Requiem Mantras for Rock Group and Orchestra (1972) -- 15'
Rock Group; 3 2 2 2 - 4 3 3 1; 3Perc., Cel., Pno, Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library

Available Separately:

Full Score - Large (#466-00050)


Scenes from Breughel for Renaissance Ensemble and Orchestra (1986) -- 20'
2 2 2 2 - 2 2 0 0; Timp. Perc. Renaissance Ens. [4 Players], Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library


Serenade (1959) -- 11'
2 2 3 2 - 4 3 3 0; Perc. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library


Symphony No. 1 "Songlines" (1995) -- 27'
3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1; Timp. 4Perc. Hp. Cel. Pno. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library


Symphony No. 2 "The Sweet Season" for Chamber Orchestra (2001) -- 21'
2(Picc.) 2 2(B.Cl.) 2 - 2 2 0 0; Timp. 2Perc. Hp. Pno. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Premiere Information: September 21, 2001, SPCO, Stefan Sanderling, conductor

Movements:
A Birthday
Maypole
Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Renaissance
Vernal Jukebox


Three Strange Cases for Narrator and Orchestra (1972) -- 6'
Narrator; 1 1 1 1 - 0 0 0 0; 2Perc. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Additional Information: On texts by Ogden Nash


Thurber's Dogs Suite for Orchestra, after Drawings by James Thurber (1994) -- 20'
2 2 2 2 - 2 2 0 0; 2Perc. (incl. Timp.) Hp. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Recordings

Available Separately:

Full Score - Large (#466-00045)
Full Score - Study (#466-00045A)


View from the Roof, The for Three Orchestras (1989) -- 18'
Orch. I: (2Fl., 2Vln., Vcl.); Orch. II: (2 1 1 1 - 1 1 0 0; Perc. Str.); Orch. III (2 2 2 2 - 2 2 0 0; Perc./Timp. Str.)
Available from the Presser Rental Library


What Did You Do Today at Jeffey's House? (1994) -- 5'
2 2 2 2 - 2 2 1 0; 2Perc. (incl. Timp.), Pno. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Additional Information: French Horn and Piano version also available.


Zoo Called Earth, A for Pre-taped Narration and Orchestra (1970) -- 14'
Taped Narration; 2-2-2-2; 4-3-3-1; 4Perc., Cel., Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Commissioned by St. Louis Symphony
Recordings



Organ


Canzona (1960) -- 4'
Published: #163-00043


Fantasy for Organ (1990) -- 9'
Published: #163-00042
Commission Information: Commissioned by the American Guild of Organists
Premiere Information: June 28, 1990, Thomas Murray in Boston, MA (Basilica of Our lady of Perpetual Help)


Variations on a Medieval Theme (1958) -- 4'
Published: #163-00044



Original Narrations for Other Composers' Music


Sneaky Pete and the Wolf (Prokofiev) (1993) -- 26'
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Additional Information: Narration of "Peter and the Wolf."
Recordings



Piano


Ceremonial March (1955) -- 2'
Published: #160-00217


Chapbook for Piano, 6 Hands (1994) -- 8'
Published: #460-00096
Commission Information: First movement commissioned by WNYC, New York City
Premiere Information: Premiere of first movement: June 13, 1994, Alice Tully Hall, with Ruth Laredo and the Contigulias
Premiere of complete work: Aug. 26, 1994, Rhinebeck, NY, with Joan Tower, Justin Kolb and Peter Schickele

Movements:
I. No Longer Very Clear (John Ashbury)
II. Dancers in the Living Room (Susan Sindall)
III. A Coney Island of the Mind (Lawrence Ferlinghetti)


Epitaphs (1979) -- 9'
Published: #160-00202


Four Pop Settings for Piano Solo (1992) -- 5'
Available From Composer

Movements:
I. Brazil
II. Along the Navajo Trail
III. Tea for Two
IV. Fascinatin' Rhythm


Hollers, Hymns and Dirges Eight Folk Settings for Piano (1988) -- 12'
Published: #160-00213


Household Moose, The Sketches from the summer of 1956, for Piano (1956) -- 7'
Published: #160-00185


In My Nine Lives (1967) -- 10'
Published: #460-00054


Little Mushrooms for Piano, 4 Hands (1997) -- 14'
Published: #160-00218
Premiere Information: March 30, 1998, Peter Schickele and Byron Pezzone, Neighborhood Church, Pasadena, CA


Little Suite for Josie (1957) -- 4'
Published: #160-00200


Little Suite for Summer for Piano, 4 Hands (1977) -- 7'
Published: #160-00193
Additional Information: Also available arranged for band.


Little Suite for Susan (1980) -- 7' 30"
Published: #460-00072


Morning Music for Piano, 4 Hands (1983) -- 11'
Premiere Information: February 6, 1983, University of Western Ontario
Additional Information: Published: #460-00097


Nights at the Bear for Piano Solo (1999) -- 3'
Available From Composer

Movements:
Saturday Night
Slow Summer Night
The 12-Bar Bear Bar Blues


Overture to "The Civilian Barber" for Piano, 4 Hands (1953) -- 3'
Published: #160-00167


Piano Concerto No. 1 in G major for Piano, Organ and Electric Piano (1967) -- 3'
Available From Composer


Presents I for Piano Solo (1960) -- 6'
Published: #160-00184
Reviews


Presents II for Piano Solo (1958-72) -- 7'
Available From Composer

Movements:
A Small Peal
A Wildly Joyful Bellringing Celebration
Cradle Song
Larry Widdoes' Nothing
Potboiler
Serenade
Thank You Piece


Razzle-Dazzle Triptych (1958) -- 9'
Published: #160-00198


Small Serenade (1961) -- 4'
Published: #160-00199


Three Folk Settings (1955) -- 3'
Published: #160-00143


Three Piano Sonatinas (1957) -- 4'
Published: #460-00065

Movements:
First Sonatina (1957) (4min.)
Second Sonatina (1958) (3min.)
Third Sonatina (1964) (6min.)


Two Miniatures for Piano, Left Hand (1996) -- 3'
Published: #160-00216
Premiere Information: Gary Graffman, November 17, 1996, Curtis Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Movements:
Boogie
Lullaby


Two-Bit Epiphanies for Piano, 4 Hands (1973)
Available From Composer

Movements:
Acapulco Hotel, July
Ghost Ranch, Los Angeles County, noon
Nada, Nevada, 6 a.m.



Quodlibets (Pastiche Pieces)


Bach Portrait for Narrator and Orchestra (1985) -- 15'
2 2 2 2 - 2 2 3 1; Timp. 2Perc. Pno. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Recordings


Chaconne à son gout (1973) -- 6'
2 2 2 2 – 2 2 1 0; Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Recordings

Available Separately:

Full Score - Large (#416-41243)


Eine kleine Nichtmusik for Chamber Orchestra (1966) -- 12'
1 1 1 1 – 1 1 1 0; Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Recordings


Mozart on Parade for Brass Quintet (1983) -- 4'
2Tpt., Hn., Tbn., Tu.
Published: #164-00174
Commission Information: Commissioned by the Canadian Brass
Premiere Information: August 11, 1983, Avery Fisher Hall, NYC.


Passacaglia in C Minus Quodlibet for String Quartet (2010) -- 7'30"
Additional Information: Published: 416-41305


Prelude in C Major (J.S. Bach) (1977) -- 1'30"
Solo Piano; 2(Picc.) 2 2 2 – 2 2 0 0; Timp. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library


Quodlibet for Chamber Orchestra (1959) -- 10'
1 1 1 1 – 1 1 1 0; Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Recordings


Swing Sweet, Low Chariot (1997) -- 5' 30"
1 or 3 Countertenors (opt.); 2Fl., Ob., E.H., 2Cl. in B-flat, 2Bsn., 2Hn. in F, 2Tpt. in B-flat, Tbn., Tu., 2Perc., Str.
Premiere Information: December 27, 1997, Carnegie Hall, Drew Minter, Johnny Maldonado, David Sabella, countertenors; New York Pick-Up Ensemble, Peter Schickele, conductor
Available From Composer


Unbegun Symphony, The (1965) -- 9'
1 1 1 1 – 1 1 0 0; Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library

Movements:
III. Menuet
IV. Andante-Allegro

Recordings

Available Separately:

Full Score - Large (#416-41233)


Uptown Hoedown (1993) -- 5'
1 1 1 1 - 3(3rd Opt.) 1 1 0; Timp. Perc. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library


Viola Dreams Quodlibet for String Quartet (1997) -- 4' 30"
Published: #164-00245
Premiere Information: Armadillo Quartet, Los Angeles, CA, March 17, 1997



String Chamber Ensemble


Duo Caprice for Two Violins (1993) -- 9'
Published: #164-00238
Premiere Information: Feb. 21, 1994, Barry Socher and Steve Scharf, Shatto Chapel, Los Angeles


Fili mi Absalon (Schütz, arr. Schickele) for 2 Violins, Viola, and 4 Cellos (1995) -- 5'
Available From Composer


Four Sketches for String Quartet (1955-1993) -- 9'
Premiere Information: Feb. 14, 1996, Armadillo String Quartet, Pasadena, CA
Available From Composer

Movements:
I. Pastorale (on a plane over the Atlantic, September 16, 1955)
II. Winter Piece (New York City, January 23, 1967)
III. Dance (Tempe, Arizona, March 31, 1980)
IV. Thanksgiving Hymn (Storm Lake, Iowa, November 14, 1993)


Little London Trio for Two Violins and Viola (1985) -- 8'
Published: #164-00186
Premiere Information: May 18, 1988, Bargemusic, Brooklyn, NY, Joel Pitchon, Ronnie Bauch, Olivia Koppell.


Little Suite for Autumn for Violin and Viola (1979) -- 7' 30"
Published: #464-00047


Monochrome IV for Six Violas (1974) -- 9'
Published: #164-00220

Available Separately:

Set of parts (#164-00220P)
Full Score - Large (#164-00220S)


Queen Anne's Lace Suite for Four Cellos (1994) -- 10'
Published: #164-00242
Premiere Information: March 5, 1995, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, “Cello”

Movements:
I. Sarabande
II. Minuet
III. Gigue
IV. Aria
V. Toccata


River Music for Viola and Cello (1993) -- 11'
Published: #164-00227
Premiere Information: May 17, 1993, Doris Lederer, Tom Clyde Shaw at Bargemusic, Brooklyn, NY

Movements:
I. With motion, flowing
II. Fast, light
III. Fast, driving
IV. Moderate, dark

Available Separately:

Full Score - Large (#164-00227S)


String Quartet No. 1 "American Dreams" (1983) -- 28'
Published: #164-00181
Commission Information: Commissioned by the Audubon Quartet
Premiere Information: April 1, 1984, Alice Tully Hall, NYC

Movements:
I. Opening Diptych
II. Four Studies
III. Music at Dawn
IV. Dance Music
V. Closing Diptych

Recordings
Reviews

Available Separately:

Set of parts (#164-00181P)
Full Score - Large (#164-00181S)


String Quartet No. 2 "In Memoriam" (1987) -- 24'
Published: #164-00182
Commission Information: Commissioned by the Lark Quartet
Premiere Information: May 5, 1988, 92nd Street Y, NYC

Movements:
I. Prelude
II. Scherzo
III. Pastorale
IV. Elegy

Recordings

Available Separately:

Set of parts (#164-00182P)
Full Score - Large (#164-00182S)


String Quartet No. 3 "The Four Seasons" (1988) -- 16'
Published: #164-00195
Commission Information: Commissioned by Swarthmore College

Movements:
I. Spring
II. Summer
III. Fall
IV. Winter

Available Separately:

Set of parts (#164-00195P)
Full Score - Large (#164-00195S)


String Quartet No. 4 "Inter-Era Dance Suite" (1992) -- 17'
Published: #164-00224
Premiere Information: April 20, 1992, Armadillo String Quartet, Pasadena, CA

Movements:
I. Overture
II. Tango
III. Minuet
IV. Foxtrot
V. Jig
VI. Waltz
VII. Sarabande
VIII. Finale

Available Separately:

Set of parts (#164-00224P)
Full Score - Large (#164-00224S)


String Quartet No. 5 "A Year in the Country" (1998) -- 27'
Premiere Information: September 6, 1998, Maverick Concerts, Woodstock, NY, Audubon Quartet
Available From Composer

Movements:
I. Summer Dawn
II. Birds
III. Bugs
IV. At John Burrough's Grave in Roxbury
V. Leaves
VI. Three Fiddles
VII. By the Ashokan
VIII. Winter Goodnight


String Sextet (1990) -- 26'
2Vln., 2Vla., 2Vcl.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Premiere Information: May 7, 1990, Alice Tully Hall, NYC
Recordings


String Trio (1960) -- 14'
Available From Composer


Three Cellos (2007) -- 6'
Commission Information: Commissioned by Pacific Serenades
Premiere Information: June 2, 2007, Armen Ksajikian, David Speltz, Brook Speltz

Movements:
I. Passionate, impetuous
II. Light, sweet
III. Slow, forceful
IV. Rollicking


Top o' the Millennium for Two Violas (2000)
Premiere Information: March 27, 2000, Zipper Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA, Raymond Tischer and Roland Kato
Available From Composer

Movements:
01/01/00
01/02/00
01/03/00
01/04/00
10 Years!


Vermillion Suite for Solo Cello (1987) -- 12'
Published: #164-00187
Commission Information: Commissioned by Bjorn Berkhout
Premiere Information: May 18, 1988, Bargemusic, Brooklyn, NY, Peter Rosenfeld, cello

Movements:
I. Prelude
II. Blues
III. Pastorale
IV. Riff
V. Song and Dance



Vocal


Answers to Questions We Are Often Asked for Soprano, Flute and Harp (1993) -- 7'
Premiere Information: March 4, 1993, Boston, MA
Available From Composer

Movements:
Are You A Woman's Group?
How Did You Become A Trio?
How Did You Get Your Name?
How Do You Decide What To Wear At Concerts?
How Do You Move the Harp?
Is There Any Music For Your Combination?
Who Makes you Arrangements?


Beatleset (Lennon/McCartney) (2000) -- 18'
Soprano solo; Cl., Bsn., Hn., Cel., Pno., 2Vln., 2Vla., 4Vcl., Cb.
Premiere Information: March 27, 2000, Zipper Concert Hall, Los Angeles; performers: Michèle Eaton, soprano; Armadillo Quartet & Friends
Available From Composer

Movements:
I'll Be Back
I'm Only Sleeping
Not A Second Time
The Word
When I Get Home
Yes It Is/This Boy


DCB for Baritone, Flute, and Piano (1996) -- 2'
Premiere Information: Feb. 14, 1996, Merkin Hall, NYC, with Carol Wincenc, Doug Webster, Stephen Gosling
Available From Carl Fischer


Flow of Memory, The for Mezzo-soprano, Flute, Bass Clarinet and Piano (1963) -- 7'
Additional Information: Published: #161-00081
#161-00081S (score)
#161-00081M (set of parts


If Love Is Real for Two Voices and Small Orchestra (1991; orch. arr. 1993) -- 3' 15"
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Premiere Information: June 6, 1993, Carnegie Hall
Additional Information: Text by Peter Schickele.


Maiden on the Moor (see Orchestra)


Maiden on the Moor, The for Counter-Tenor or Contralto and Chamber Orchestra (1975) -- 8'
Counter-tenor or Contralto & Ch. Orch.; Ob., 2Hn., Perc.; Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library


Songs for Baritone, Bassoon and Trombone (1958) -- 8'
Available From Composer

Movements:
Description of Spring
Flow My Teares
Let's Away With Study
This Song Wants Drink
Weepe, O Mine Eyes


Songs from Shakespeare (1954, arr. 1992) -- 5'
2 2 2 2 - 2 2 1 0; Timp. Perc. Singer(s), Pno. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library


Songs from Shakespeare for Two Singers and Piano (1954) -- 5'
Additional Information: Published: #161-00080
Reviews


Suite from "The Rivals" for Mezzo-soprano, Baritone, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Bassoon, Contrabass and Harpsichord (1997)
Premiere Information: July 24, 1997, Theodora Hanslowe and William Sharp, Chamber Music Northwest, Portland, OR
Available From Composer


The Lowest Trees Have Tops Cantata for Soprano, Flute, Viola and Harp (1974) -- 24'
Published: #164-00144
Recordings
Reviews


Three Girls, Three Women (1972) -- 20'
Male Singer/Pianist; 2 2 2 2 - 3 2 1 1; 2Perc. Cel. Hp. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library


Three Songs for a Wedding for Medium Voice and Piano (1966) -- 8'
Published: #161-00071

Movements:
Love's Commission
Love's Matrimony
Sudden Light


Two Songs on Elizabethan Lyrics for Medium Voice and Piano (1998) -- 5'
Published: #161-00079


Weiss und Rot Three Duets for Baritone and Bass Voices (1976) -- 5'
Additional Information: Texts in German. No singing translation available.
Available From Composer


Recordings


Monochrome III for Nine Clarinets


Elysium Recordings GRK 725: The American Chamber Ensemble Plays Peter Schickele
The American Chamber Ensemble



Elegies for Clarinet and Piano


Vanguard Records VSD 71269 (LP): Music of Peter Schickele



The Lowest Trees Have Tops Cantata for Soprano, Flute, Viola and Harp


Grenadilla Records (LP):



Summer Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano


Vanguard Records VSD 71269 (LP): Music of Peter Schickele



Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano


Elysium Recordings GRK 725: The American Chamber Ensemble Plays Peter Schickele
The American Chamber Ensemble



Dances for Three for Two Clarinets and Bassoon


Crystal Records CD 734:



Spring Serenade for Flute and Piano


Composers Recordings, Inc. (New World Records) SD 531 (LP):



String Quartet No. 1 "American Dreams"


RCA Victor Records CD 7719-2-RC:



String Quartet No. 2 "In Memoriam"


Arabesque Records Z6719: On a Lark
The Lark Quartet



Last Tango in Bayreuth for Bassoon Quartet


MD&G L 3379: Fagotissimo
Gürzenich Fagottquintett



Telarc International CD-80307 (also CS-30307): Music for an Awful Lot Of Winds And Percussion



Koch International 3-1374-2: United Sounds of Bassoon



Serenade for Three for Clarinet, Violin and Piano


Crystal Records CD 745:
Verdehr Trio



Elysium Recordings GRK 725: The American Chamber Ensemble Plays Peter Schickele
The American Chamber Ensemble



Blue Set No. 1 for Jazz String Quartet


Virgin CDC 5 45133 2:
Greene String Quartet



Quintet No. 2 for Piano and String Quartet


Arabesque Records Z6719: On a Lark
The Lark Quartet



Emperor's New Clothes


Newport Classic LC 8554: The Emperor's New Clothes
An die Musik, Peter Schickele narrating



Percussion Sonata No. 2 "Woodstock" for Four Wind Chimes and Assorted Percussion Instruments (5 Players)


Nexus Nexus Records 10713: Drumtalker
Nexus Percussion Ensemble



Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra


Carlton/Fanrare
Pamela Pecha, oboe, Czech National Symphony



Fantastic Garden, The for Rock Group and Orchestra


LS-691 (LP):
Mester, conductor, Louisville Orchestra



Five of a Kind Concerto for Brass Quintet and Orchestra


Koch International



Pentangle Five Songs for Horn and Orchestra


Albany Records TROY 242:



Sneaky Pete and the Wolf (Prokofiev)


Telarc International CD-80350: Sneaky Pete and the Wolf & Carnival of the Animals



String Sextet


Arabesque Records Z6719: On a Lark
The Lark Quartet



Thurber's Dogs Suite for Orchestra, after Drawings by James Thurber


D'note Records DND 1010:
ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, Timothy Russell, conductor



Zoo Called Earth, A for Pre-taped Narration and Orchestra


MusicMasters CS 67067-4:



Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra


Summit Records DCD 1023: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
Robert Spring, Clarinet; ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, Timothy Russell, conductor



Reviews

"He is a lyricist with a splendid sense of color and texture and a gift for singing phrases."

-Chicago Sun-Times

"Best of all were the rounds, written for a variety of parties: playful, melodious and real, true, serious fun."

-New York Newsday


Songs from Shakespeare for Two Singers and Piano

"Schickele's trademark humor was present throughout in works ... in which famous Shakespearian texts are given hilarious contemporary settings."

-Maine Sunday Telegram

"... a hilarious selection of famous Shakespeare soliloquies set to pop refrains, turning those profound words upside down."

-Cleveland Plain Dealer


Presents I for Piano Solo

"They make a superb short recital group, and are a marvelous introduction to this style… of writing."

-Clavier


Elegies for Clarinet and Piano

"What was really impressive, however, was a composition called Elegies. It is in three gorgeous movements that are alternately rich and plaintive."

-Syracuse Post-Standard


The Lowest Trees Have Tops Cantata for Soprano, Flute, Viola and Harp

"Schickele drops his P.D.Q. Bach mask here and offers a melodically and harmonically simple, and hauntingly beautiful cantata."

-William Ratliff, Los Angeles Times

"A thoroughly delightful work, lyrical, evocative, absolutely enchanting. Schickele has chosen to work within a fairly strict framework of melody and rhythm, giving us a chamber piece that is full of spark, life, warmth and gentle humor. Schickele's writing, particularly for the flute, is rich but controlled, and his setting of the poems that make up the Cantata is a model of taste and invention."

-Jurgen Goethe, CHQM Radio (Vancouver, Canada)


Summer Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano

"…an extremely well-crafted work, in five movements of varied but consistently interesting natures. The central movement, with its unabashed jazz flavor, is full of humor and sparkle."

-The Washington Post


String Quartet No. 1 "American Dreams"

"…grafts popular styles from swing to fiddle hoedown onto the chamber music tradition. The hybrid felt unforced and convincing…"

-Russell Johnston, Nashville Scene


Pavilion Piece for Band

"…a very attractive… song-march piece, beautifully scored."

-School Music News


Tribe of Ahasuerus, The March and Prayer for Band

"The music is cast in three clearly delineated sections, the outer ones imbued with a winning amalgam of Eastern melodic patterns seasoned with several well-placed funky jazz inflections. The oddness… of the three and five bar phrases served to further heighten the aura of a surging, tambourine-powered hora."

-The New Haven Register


Year in the Catskills, A for Woodwind Quintet

"…expertly written…

Too little music of this type is written: beautifully crafted, and witty without being superficial."

-BBC Music Magazine, Vol. 20, No. 2


After Spring Sunset for SATB Chorus

"…it's a stunning work… This type of enlightened, inspired music stands a chance of surviving."

-Telegram (Worcester, MA)

"Mr. Schickele's handling of his task was sensitive and agile… Miss Hiatt led her singers skillfully through the kaleidoscope of sound-colors, to the composer's, performers', and audience's delight."

-The Christian Science Monitor


Concerto for Chamber Orchestra

"…carves out a musical geography of America, much like Aaron Copland did… [the concerto] has immediate appeal and staying power… The writing is agile and beautifully proportioned with lots of solos for individuals as well as whole sections… It is familiar but new. It never sounds forced, faked or condescending. It’s a winner."

-Chris Pasles, Los Angeles Times


Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra

"At his frequent best, Mr. Schickele can lay claim to a leading role in the ever-more-prominent school of composers who unselfconsciously blend all levels of American music, from folk to jazz to pop to various kinds of serious."

-The New York Times

"full of sly writing and sly humour…both witty and substantive at the same time."

-Barbara Zuck, The Columbus Dispatch




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