Carter Pann

  • Composer/pianist CARTER PANN (2016 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Music) has written for and worked with musicians around the world, garnering performances by ensembles such as the London Symphony and City of Birmingham Symphony, the Tchaikovsky Symphony in Moscow, many radio symphonies around Europe, the Seattle Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, the youth orchestras of New York and Chicago, and countless wind ensembles.

    He has written for Richard Stoltzman, the Antares Ensemble, the Capitol Saxophone Quartet, the West Coast Wind Quintet, the River Oaks Chamber Ensemble and many concert pianists. His String Quartet No. 2 “Operas” was commissioned by the Takács Quartet to premiere in the 2015-16 season. Pann has been awarded a Charles Ives Fellowship, a Masterprize seat in London and five ASCAP awards over the years. His numerous albums encompass solo, vocal, chamber, orchestral and wind music and have received two Grammy® nominations to date. He currently teaches at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

  • Cover Title (Subtitle) Duration Instrumentation
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    The Bills
    For Piano
    110-40746 11:00 Piano
    The Cheese Grater
    A Mean Two-Step For Piano
    110-41807 3:00 Piano
    Emerald’s On Artemis
    For Solo Harp
    114-41767 4:30 Harp
    For Piano
    110-41766 15:00 Piano
    Five Serious Pieces
    For Piano
    110-41818 16:00 Piano
    Irish Tune
    XII. From The Piano’s 12 Sides
    110-41810 4:56 Piano
    The Piano’s 12 Sides 410-41341 55:00 Piano
    She Steals Me
    VII. From The Piano’s 12 Sides
    110-41809 4:41 Piano
    White Moon Over Water
    IV. From The Piano’s 12 Sides
    110-41808 7:21 Piano
    Chamber Ensemble
    Antares 114-41291 20:00 Chamber Ensemble
    Bitten At The Opera
    An Encore For Violin And Piano
    114-41766 4:30 Violin, Piano
    Capitol Punishment
    An Encore For Saxophone Quartet
    114-41801 2:30 Saxophone Quartet
    For Two Pianos
    110-41796 13:00 2 Pianos
    For Cello and Piano
    114-41210 15:00 Cello with Piano
    For Cello Or Viola and Piano
    114-41389 15:00 Viola with Piano
    Double Espresso!
    An Encore for Flute and Piano
    114-41879 2:00 Flute, Piano
    For Alto Saxophone and Bass Trombone
    114-41521 10:00 Mixed Duet
    For Flute and Bass Trombone
    114-41522 10:00 Mixed Duet
    Giantess 114-41877 9:00 Flute, Piano
    The High Songs
    For Amplified Cello And Chamber Winds
    115-40231 :24:00 Chamber Ensemble
    Love Letters
    For String Quartet
    114-41137 19:30 String Quartet
    The Mechanics
    For Saxophone Quartet
    114-41664 16:30 Saxophone Quartet
    Melodies for Robert
    Celebrating the Life of Flutist Robert Vincent Jones (1920-2016)
    114-41878 9:00 Mixed Trio
    Piano Trio No. 1
    “Nicky’s Trio”
    114-41222 22:00 Piano Trio
    Quintet For A Day
    Six Snapshots of Day-to-day Life for Wind Quintet
    114-41623 17:00 Woodwind Quintet
    Second String Quartet 114-41783 30:00 String Quartet
    for Alto Saxophone and Piano
    114-41853 22:00 Alto Saxophone, Piano
    A Spanish Silhouette
    For Saxophone Quartet, Brass Ensemble, Contrabass, and Percussion
    114-41432 8:00 Mixed Ensemble
    Summer Songs
    For Clarinet In Bb, Violin, Violoncello, and Piano
    114-41400 18:00 Chamber Ensemble
    Triple Trombone Concerto
    For Three Trombones and Piano
    114-41597 Brass Trio
    Two Romances
    For Violin And Piano
    114-41765 :9:00 Violin, Piano
    For Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, And Piano
    114-41641 7:00 Mixed Saxophone Duet
    Voice / Chorus
    Poems for Jason 111-40262 12:00 Soprano, Piano
    Three Tongan Legends
    For SATB Chorus, A Cappella
    312-41874 07:30 SATB
    Band / Wind Ensemble
    Concerto Logic
    For Piano and Wind Symphony
    17355 22:00 Solo Pno.; 3 2 5(B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) Sop.Sax., A.Sax., Ten.Sax., Bar.Sax. – 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1, Euph.; Timp. 3Perc. Cb.
    Four Factories
    for Wind Symphony
    21789 16:00 Picc., 6(1,2 dbl. Picc.) 3(E.H.) 8(Eb Cl., B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.), S.Sax., A.Sax., T.Sax., Bar.Sax. – 4 6 3(B.Tbn.) 2Tu. 2Euph.; Pno. Cb.; Timp. 4Perc.
    Hold This Boy and Listen
    For Concert Band
    115-40202 8:00 Concert Band
    My Brother’s Brain
    A Symphony for Winds
    21723 29:00 7(Picc.), 3(E.H.), 8(B.Cl., Cb.Cl.), 3(Cbsn.), S.Sax., A.Sax., T.Sax., Bar.Sax. – 6 6 4(B.Tbn.) 4(2 Euph.); Pno/Cel., 2Cb., 2Hp., Timp., 2 Crystal Goblet, 4Perc.
    Serenade for Winds
    For Concert Band
    115-40203 :10:00 Wind Ensemble
    Arrangement for Wind Ensemble
    16952 10:00 5(Picc.) 3 9(Eb Cl., 2B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) – 4Hn. 6Tpt. 3(B.Tbn.) 3Euph. 3Tu. Timp. 3Perc. Pno.(Cel.) Hp. Cb.
    The Three Embraces
    For Wind Symphony
    115-40214 12:00 Wind Band or Wind Ensemble
    The Wrangler
    Cowboy Dances For Wind Ensemble
    115-40226 :8:00 Concert Band
    Deux Sejours
    for Orchestra
    23519 9:00 2 1(dbl. E.H.) 2 2 – 4 0 0 0; Perc. Hp. Str.
    Slalom 10053 10:00 3(Picc.) 2 2(B.Cl.) 2(Cbsn.) – 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 3Perc. Pno.(Cel.) Hp. Str.
    Three Secrets in Maine
    for String Orchestra
    21699 22:00 Str.
    Two Portraits of Barcelona 10076 12:00 3(Picc.) 3(E.H.) 4(EbCl. B.Cl.) 2 – 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 5Perc. Pno.(Cel.) Hp. Str.
    Orchestra with Soloist(s)
    The Dutch Stonewall
    for Two Pianos and String Orchestra
    23516 23:00 2 Pno.; Str.
    The Extension of My Eye
    Le Tombeau d’Henri Cartier Bresson (1908-2004)
    23507 8:00 Solo Pno.; 2(2 dbl. Picc.) 2 2 2 – 0 0 0 0; Perc. Hp. Str.
    Mercury Concerto
    for Flute and Large Chamber Ensemble (or Orchestra)
    17469 23:00 Solo Fl.; 1 2 2 1 – 2 1 0 0; Timp. 2Perc. Hp.
    Rags to Richard
    Two Symphonic Dances for Clarinet and Orchestra
    10077 11:00 Solo Cl.; 2(dbl. Picc.) 2 2(dbl.B.Cl.) 2 – 4 2 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 3Perc. Pno.(Cel.) Hp. Str.
    Triple Trombone Concerto 10181 17:00 2Ten.Tbn, 1B.Tbn. Soli; 2Perc. Str.

    for Cello and Piano
    With a distinctive American flavour, the first movement, Strand, is highly rhythmic with constant changes of time signatures and a pop music feel. Following is a reflective and expressive movement and a cadenza highlighting the upper regions called Air. The middle movement, Country Dance, is in an American hoedown style with double stops and glissandos. The fourth movement Blues has a distinctive jazz feel to it. The work concludes with Song, reminiscent of a dramatic Broadway melody.
    –Sharon Lierse, Stringendo

    for Flute, Cello, and Piano
    …Pann writes skillfully for cello [and] creates ‘moods’ through a mix of lyricism, rhythm and contemporary idiom.
    –Anne Berry, Stringendo

    Antoni Gaudi’s Cathedral [from “Two Portraits of Barcelona”] is the most appealing music … It’s an effective sound picture with tolling bells and atmospheric effects.

  • Reflections REFLECTIONS
    Summit Records (717); February 9, 2018
    Performer(s): Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Mallory Thompson, conductor
    Work(s): My Brother’s Brain
    Impressions IMPRESSIONS
    Blue Griffin Recording (); October 4, 2016
    Performer(s): Nicholas Phillips, piano
    Work(s): The Piano’s 12 Sides
    Playback PLAYBACK
    Hicks-Wozniak (); September 1, 2015
    Performer(s): Lois Hicks-Wozniak, saxophone, Matthew Wozniak, bass trombone
    Work(s): Duo for Alto Saxophone and Bass Trombone
    Balance BALANCE
    Blue Griffin Recording (); July 23, 2015
    Performer(s): Capital Quartet
    Work(s): The Mechanics
    The Piano's 12 Sides THE PIANO’S 12 SIDES
    Naxos (8.559751); August 1, 2014
    Performer(s): Joel Hastings, piano
    Work(s): Piano Concerto No. 1: III. Cadenza: Your Touch
    The Bills
    The Cheese Grater
    The Piano’s 12 Sides
    A Tent for the Sun A TENT FOR THE SUN
    Klavier Records (K 11179); February 23, 2010
    Performer(s): University of Colorado Wind Ensemble, Carter Pann, piano
    Work(s): Concerto Logic
    Serenade for Winds
    Composers in the Loft COMPOSERS IN THE LOFT
    Cedille Records (CDR 90000 100); October 9, 2007
    Performer(s): David Ying, cello, Elinor Freer, piano
    Work(s): Differences
    Perspectives PERSPECTIVES
    MMC Recordings (2162); October 2, 2007
    Performer(s): Richard Stoltzman, clarinet; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, conductor
    Work(s): Rags to Richard
    LifeMusic LIFEMUSIC
    Quartz Music Ltd. (QTZ2003); October 11, 2005
    Performer(s): Ying Quartet
    Work(s): Love Letters
    Antares: Eclipse ANTARES: ECLIPSE
    Innova Records (618); March 1, 2005
    Performer(s): Antares
    Work(s): Antares
    Carter Pann: Piano Concertos CARTER PANN: PIANO CONCERTOS
    Naxos (No. 8.559043); June 1, 2003
    Performer(s): Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Jose Serebrier, conductor
    Work(s): Two Portraits of Barcelona

  • 2016: Finalist for Pulitzer Prize in Music for The Mechanics
    2001: Piano Concerto nominated for a Grammy as “Best Classical Composition of the Year”
    1998: K.Serocki Competition for Piano Concerto – premiered by the Polish Radio Symphony in Lutoslawski Hall
    Grant from the American Music Institute for Love Letters
    Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for Anthem in Waves
    Charles Ives Scholarship from the Academy of Arts and Letters
    5 ASCAP composer awards

  • Concerto Logic
    for Piano and Wind Symphony
    Deux Sejours
    for Orchestra
    Four Factories
    for Wind Symphony
    Mercury Concerto
    for Flute and Chamber Orchestra
    My Brother’s Brain
    A Symphony for Winds
    Rags to Richard
    Two Symphonic Dances for Clarinet and Orchestra
    for Orchestra
    for Wind Symphony
    The Dutch Stonewall
    for Two Pianos and String Orchestra
    The Extension of My Eye
    for Piano and Chamber Orchestra
    The High Songs
    for Amplified Cello and Chamber Winds
    The Three Enbraces
    for Wind Symphony
    The Wrangler
    for Wind Ensemble
    Three Secrets in Maine
    for String Orchestra
    Triple Trombone Concerto
    Two Portraits of Barcelona
    for Orchestra