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
    Solo
    110-40746 The Bills
    For Piano
    11:00 Piano
    110-41807 The Cheese Grater
    A Mean Two-Step For Piano
    3:00 Piano
    114-41767 Emerald’s On Artemis
    For Solo Harp
    4:30 Harp
    110-41766 Fantasy-Inventions
    For Piano
    15:00 Piano
    110-41818 Five Serious Pieces
    For Piano
    16:00 Piano
    110-41810 Irish Tune
    XII. From The Piano’s 12 Sides
    4:56 Piano
    410-41341 The Piano’s 12 Sides
    55:00 Piano
    110-41809 She Steals Me
    VII. From The Piano’s 12 Sides
    4:41 Piano
    110-41808 White Moon Over Water
    IV. From The Piano’s 12 Sides
    7:21 Piano
    Chamber Ensemble
    114-41432 A Spanish Silhouette
    For Saxophone Quartet, Brass Ensemble, Contrabass, and Percussion
    8:00 Mixed Ensemble
    114-41291 Antares
    20:00 Chamber Ensemble
    114-41766 Bitten At The Opera
    An Encore For Violin And Piano
    4:30 Violin, Piano
    114-41801 Capitol Punishment
    An Encore For Saxophone Quartet
    2:30 Saxophone Quartet
    110-41796 Circumnavigator
    For Two Pianos
    13:00 2 Pianos
    114-41210 Differences
    For Cello and Piano
    15:00 Cello with Piano
    114-41389 Differences
    For Cello Or Viola and Piano
    15:00 Viola with Piano
    114-41879 Double Espresso!
    An Encore for Flute and Piano
    2:00 Flute, Piano
    114-41521 Duo
    For Alto Saxophone and Bass Trombone
    10:00 Mixed Duet
    114-41522 Duo
    For Flute and Bass Trombone
    10:00 Mixed Duet
    114-41877 Giantess
    9:00 Flute, Piano
    114-41137 Love Letters
    For String Quartet
    19:30 String Quartet
    114-41878 Melodies for Robert
    Celebrating the Life of Flutist Robert Vincent Jones (1920-2016)
    9:00 Mixed Trio
    410-41346 Olde English Suite
    A Piece of Storied History for Piano, Four Hands
    11:30 Piano (four hands)
    114-41222 Piano Trio No. 1
    “Nicky’s Trio”
    22:00 Piano Trio
    114-41623 Quintet For A Day
    Six Snapshots of Day-to-day Life for Wind Quintet
    17:00 Woodwind Quintet
    114-41783 Second String Quartet
    30:00 String Quartet
    114-41853 Sonata
    for Alto Saxophone and Piano
    22:00 Alto Saxophone, Piano
    114-41400 Summer Songs
    For Clarinet In Bb, Violin, Violoncello, and Piano
    18:00 Chamber Ensemble
    115-40231 The High Songs
    For Amplified Cello And Chamber Winds
    24:00 Chamber Ensemble
    114-41664 The Mechanics
    For Saxophone Quartet
    16:30 Saxophone Quartet
    114-41597 Triple Trombone Concerto
    For Three Trombones and Piano
    Brass Trio
    114-41765 Two Romances
    For Violin And Piano
    9:00 Violin, Piano
    114-41641 Vultures
    For Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, And Piano
    7:00 Mixed Saxophone Duet
    Voice / Chorus
    111-40262 Poems for Jason
    12:00 Soprano, Piano
    312-41874 Three Tongan Legends
    For SATB Chorus, A Cappella
    7:30 SATB
    Band / Wind Ensemble
    115-40233 At Her Ladyship’s Request
    A Period Piece for Bands of Winds
    12:30 Wind Band or Wind Ensemble
    17355 Concerto Logic
    For Piano and Wind Symphony
    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.
    21789 Four Factories
    for Wind Symphony
    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.
    115-40202 Hold This Boy and Listen
    For Concert Band
    8:00 Concert Band
    21723 My Brother’s Brain
    A Symphony for Winds
    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.
    115-40203 Serenade for Winds
    For Concert Band
    10:00 Wind Ensemble
    16952 Slalom
    Arrangement for Wind Ensemble
    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.
    115-40214 The Three Embraces
    For Wind Symphony
    12:00 Wind Band or Wind Ensemble
    115-40226 The Wrangler
    Cowboy Dances For Wind Ensemble
    8:00 Concert Band
    Orchestra
    23519 Deux Sejours
    for Orchestra
    9:00 2 1(dbl. E.H.) 2 2 – 4 0 0 0; Perc. Hp. Str.
    10053 Slalom
    10:00 3(Picc.) 2 2(B.Cl.) 2(Cbsn.) – 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 3Perc. Pno.(Cel.) Hp. Str.
    21699 Three Secrets in Maine
    for String Orchestra
    22:00 Str.
    10076 Two Portraits of Barcelona
    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)
    23516 The Dutch Stonewall
    for Two Pianos and String Orchestra
    23:00 2 Pno.; Str.
    23507 The Extension of My Eye
    Le Tombeau d’Henri Cartier Bresson (1908-2004)
    8:00 Solo Pno.; 2(2 dbl. Picc.) 2 2 2 – 0 0 0 0; Perc. Hp. Str.
    17469 Mercury Concerto
    for Flute and Large Chamber Ensemble (or Orchestra)
    23:00 Solo Fl.; 1 2 2 1 – 2 1 0 0; Timp. 2Perc. Hp. Str.
    10077 Rags to Richard
    Two Symphonic Dances for Clarinet and Orchestra
    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.
    10181 Triple Trombone Concerto
    17:00 2Ten.Tbn, 1B.Tbn. Soli; 2Perc. Str.

  • DIFFERENCES
    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

    MELODIES FOR ROBERT
    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

    TWO PORTRAITS OF BARCELONA
    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.
    –www.classicalcdreview.com

  • 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
    Slalom
    for Orchestra
    Slalom
    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

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