Robert Jager

  • Robert Jager was born in Binghamton, New York in 1939, and received his education at the University of Michigan. For four years he served in the United States Navy as the Staff Arranger at the Armed Forces School of Music. He joined the Tennessee Tech faculty in 1971 and recently retired as Professor of Music and Director of Composition and Theory.

    Mr. Jager has conducted and lectured throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Europe, Japan and the Republic of China. He has over one hundred published works for band, chorus, orchestra, and various chamber combinations. His orchestral music has been performed by the National, Nashville, and Charlotte Symphony Orchestras among others. He has received commissions from all five Washington D.C.-based military bands, the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, and the Universities of Michigan, Arkansas, Illinois, Purdue and Nebraska Wesleyan.

    He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Harvey Gaul Award, Phi Mu Alpha’s Orpheus Award, a Tennessee Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Fellowship, the Caplenor Faculty Research Award at Tennessee Tech, the American School Band Directors Association’s Volkwein Award, and a MacDowell Colony residency. He is the only three-time winner of the American Bandmasters Association’s Ostwald Award.


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    Chamber Ensemble
    Variations On A Motive By Wagner
    For Three Tubas
    164-00127 Tuba Trio
    Orchestra
    Concerto for Euphonium and Orchestra or Band 16311 12:00 Solo Euph.; 1(Picc.) 2 2 2 – 4 3 3 0; Timp. Perc. Hp. Str.
    Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra or Band 11025 13:00 3 2 3 2 – 4 3 3 0; Timp. Perc. Hp. Str.
    Concerto grosso
    for Dance Band and Orchestra
    11026 17:00 Orch.: 3 2 2 2 – 4 3 3 1; Timp. Perc. Str.; Dance Band: 2A.Sax. 2T.Sax. B.Sax. 4Tpt. 4Tbn. Pno. Cb. Traps
    The Grandeur of God
    for SATB Chorus, Children’s Chorus and Orchestra
    10145 18:00 SATB Chorus, Children’s Chorus; 3(Picc.) 2 3(B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) – 4 4 4(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 4Perc. Pno.(Cel.) Hp. Str.
    I Dream of Peace
    for Children’s Chorus and Orchestra
    11027 23:00 1 1 1 1 – 1 0 0 0; Perc. Hp. Str.
    Kokopelli Dances 11028 15:00 Solo Flute; Timp. 4Perc. Pno.(Cel.) Hp. Str.
    Of Things Remembered
    for String Orchestra
    21752 12:00 Strings
    Suite from ‘Edvard Munch’ 15575 19:00 2 2 2 2 – 2 1 1 0: Timp. 2Perc. Hp. Str.
    The Wall 11029 14:30 3(Picc.) 3(E.H.) 3(B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) A.Sax. – 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 2Perc. Pno. Hp. Str.
    The War Prayer
    for Orchestra and Narrator
    23654 17:00 Narr.; 3(Picc.) 2 3(B.Cl.) 2 – 4 4 4(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 5Perc. Str.
    Band / Wind Ensemble
    Chorale & Toccata 165-00056 Wind Ensemble
    Concerto for Euphonium and Band 16844
    Concerto for Tuba and Band 16845
    Sinfonia Nobilissima
    For Band
    165-00025 6:30 Concert Band

  • Testament: The Music of Robert Jager TESTAMENT: THE MUSIC OF ROBERT JAGER
    Mark Masters (50782-MCD); May 27, 2014
    Performer(s): University of Texas at El Paso Symphonic Winds, conducted by Ron Hufstader
    Work(s): Chorale and Toccata

  • Of Things Remembered
    for String Orchestra

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