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Concertos 

Violin Concerto (25’) 2004   Commissioned by the Phoenix Symphony for Boro Martinic-Jercic.

Sabar Concerto (25’)  2000   A concerto for Senegalese drum and dance ensemble with orchestra premiered by the Phoenix Symphony , Phoenix, Arizona.

Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra (15’) 1999   A concerto for flute; performed by Linda Lasansky with the Catalina Chamber Orchestra conducted byEnrique Lasansky (this is an revised transcription of  Big Two Hearted River ). Performed in Tucson, AZ.

Big Two Hearted River (20’) 1998   A concerto for alto flute; performed by Eric Hoover with members of  the Phoenix Symphony conducted by the composer.

Concerto for Piano (30’) 1997   For Caio Pagano; recorded by the Czech National Orchestra, Prague, Czechoslovakia.

Native Drumming (25') 1996   A concerto for Native American pow-wow singers and orchestra performed by  the Black Lodge Singers and the Phoenix Symphony conducted by Clotilde Otranto.

Two World Concerto (30') 1993   A concerto for Native American Cedar Flute and orchestra performed by R. Carlos Nakai and the Phoenix Symphony conducted by James Sedares.

Spirit Horses (22') 1986   A concerto for cedar flute, percussion, synthesizer and string orchestra performed by R. Carlos Nakai and the Nouveau West Chamber Orchestra

Concerto for Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra (22') 1985   Performed by Anita Wright and the Nouveau West Chamber Orchestra conducted by Terri Williams.

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For Orchestra

Two World Symphony (35') 1989   French narrator, soprano soloist, cedar flute, African drums and chamber orchestra commemorating the Bicentennial of the French Revolution featuring by R. Carlos Nakai, Mark Sunkett, and Judy May, conducted by the composer.

Two World Overture (13') 1991   An orchestral overture at Symphony Hall, Phoenix, AZ; performed by the Phoenix Symphony conducted by James Sedares.

Ventura & Clemente (12') 1990   An overture for orchestra.

Passages (22') 1980   A symphony performed by the St. Paul Civic Symphony conducted by Edouard Forner.

Elegy for August Noon (10') 1977   Performed by the St. Paul Civic Symphony, conducted by Edouard Forner.

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Wind Ensemble (concert band)

Ventura & Clemente (12') 1990   An overture for symphonic band performed by the ASU Symphonic Band conducted by the composer.

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Vocal Music with orchestra

An American Requiem (70') 1994   An ecumenical mass for SATB soloists, chorus and orchestra performed by the ASU choirs, soloists and members of the Phoenix Symphony conducted by the composer.

Tito's Say (30') 1989   A cantata for soprano and bass soloists, chorus and orchestra performed by the Arizona Choral Arts Society conducted by Jack Goodwin.

The Prophet (25') 1987   A cantata for soprano soloist, chorus and orchestra performed by the Arizona Choral Arts Society, conducted by the composer.

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Vocal

Desert Songs II  for Boys Choir (9’) 2002   Commissioned by the Phoenix Boys Choir.

Blessingway Songs (15’)  2001   Commissioned by Canyon Records for mezzo, Isola Jones and Cedar Flute R.Carlos Nakai with viola and cello.

Lux aeterna   2003   For Boys Choir a cappella (an arrangement of the 6 part womens choir version in An Amer. Req.)

Balkis Sketches (20’) 2000   A mezzo solo, tenor/mezzo duet and sop., mez., ten. trio. For Isola Jones,  premiered at Phoenix Opera Board Meeting and an Art Renaissance Foundation open rehearsal.

Night Speech II (5') 1989   For mezzo soprano, koto, and tuba performed by Daniel Perantoni, Yukido Takagaki and Judy May in Saporo, Japan.

Desert Songs (22') 1984   Six songs for soprano, cello, alto saxophone, piano and percussion performed by Beverly Claflin and the Tos ensemble.

Elevation (14') 1981   For soprano, cello, piano and optional percussion performed by the Zeitgeist ensemble.

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Chorus and Chamber Orchestra

Anthem for the United Nations (14’) 1995   An anthem for chorus, narrator and chamber orchestra performed by the Classical Philharmonic (San Leandro, CA) conducted by Lawrence Kohl.

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Chamber Music : Instrumental

Tapestry VII for Unaccompanied Violin (10') 2005   Commissioned by Boro Martinic-Jercic.

Sonata for Violin and Piano (20') 2005   Commissioned by Boro Martinic-Jercic.

Quartet for Piano and Strings for piano, violin, viola and cello (14’) 2003

Crow Wing (5’) 2003   Arranged for oboe, English Horn and Native Flute.

Arias for Brass Quintet (12’) 2000   Commissioned and premiered by the St. Louis Brass Quintet

Quartet (14’) 1997   For piano, cello, violin and clarinet performed by Robert Spring, Natalie Lipkina, Alexandre Mebrus and the composer in Biarritz, France.

Dedicace (5’) 2004   For cello and piano performed Thomas Lanschoot and Caio Pagano at Arizona State  University, Tempe, AZ.

Dedicace  (5’) 1997   For piano and horn (or cello) performed by Toni-Marie Montgomery and Tom Bacon; the cello version was premiered by Alexandre Debrus and the composer in Biarritz, France.

Sonata (23’) 1995   For piano duet performed by Chantal de Salaberry and Walter Cosand.

Gila Bend (13') 1988   For string quartet performed by the Sartori String Quartet.

Neon Babylon (12') 1987   For saxophone quartet performed by the Joseph Wytko Saxophone Quartet.

Tapestry II (10') 1983   For solo piano premiered by Caio Pagano.

Tapestry I (12') 1982   For solo harpsichord performed by John Metz.

THIS (a contracrostipunctus) (8') 1980   For three keyboard mallet instruments, amplified cello, saxophone performed by the Zeitgeist ensemble at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.

Premonitions of Christopher Columbus (15') 1979   For saxophone, two pianos and two percussionists performed by the Zeitgeist ensemble.

MRI-973 (Images of Conflict) (15') 1978   For cello, piano and percussion performed by Camilla Heller and the Zeitgeist ensemble at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.

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With Native American Cedar Flute : Ethnic Instruments

Crow Wing (5’) 1993   For saxophone and cedar flute performed by Michael Hester and R. Carlos Nakai.

Spirit Call (15’) 1993   For piano, cello, percussion, saxophone and cedar flute performed by the Tos ensemble.

Lake That Speaks (7’) 1993   For piano, cello, percussion, and cedar flute performed by the Tos ensemble.

Tapestry VI (10’) 1990   For euphonium, koto and shakuhachi flute performed by Daniel Perantoni at the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference, Saporo, Japan.

The Colors Fall (3') 1988   For silver flute and cedar flute performed by Eric Hoover and R. C. Nakai.

Tapestry V (10') 1988   For cello, alto sax., perc., cedar flute and synthesizer performed by the Tos ensemble.

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 Solos with pre-recorded accompaniment

Tapestry III (9’) 1986   For Tuba and electronic tape performed by Daniel Perantoni.

The Seventh Healing Song of John Joseph (Blue) (9') 1983   For flute and tape premiered by Eric Hoover at Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY

The Seventh Healing Song of John Joseph (Blue) (9') 1983   For alto saxophone and tape premiered by Joseph Wytko at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. 

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Music Drama

Sabar   1999   A one act opera for African drum ensemble, chamber orchestra with Soprano, Mezzo-soprano and Baritone performed by ASU students with native African drummers conducted by the composer at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scotsdale, AZ.

 

 
   
   
 



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Assorted Works 
(excerpts)  including Concerto for Piano and Orchesta, Two World Concerto, Sabar Conceto, Violin Concerto, and more.


Intermezzo

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Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, mvt. 1 Spring

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Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, mvt. 2 Summer

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Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, mvt. 3 Autumn

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Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, mvt. 4 Winter

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Crow Wing for Native Flute and Silver Flute

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Two World Concerto, mvt. 1

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Sabar Concerto, mvt. 1

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Tapestry II for Solo Piano

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Two World Symphony, mvt. 1

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'An American Requiem'

Also Available for viewing on YouTube here.

'An American Requiem' (75') for Chorus, Orchestra and SATB Soloitsts.
James DeMars | conductor   Audrey Luna | soprano   Linda Childs | mezzo-soprano   Robert Breault | tenor   SimonEstes | bass-baritone   Recorded Aug 4,5,8,9, 1995 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the  Performing Arts, Washington, DC.

To  view a PDF of the score, click on the individual title.

Canticle of the Sky

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Requiem Aeternum

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Kyrie
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Psalm 39

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Des Irae

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Tuba Mirum

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Recordare

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Liber Scriptus

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Rex Tremendae

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Dedication

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Sanctus

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Memorial Prayer

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Lux Aeterna

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Libera Me

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Recordings

 
Piano Music of James DeMars, Summit Recordings |*2005. Caio Pagano performs my Piano Concerto with the Czech National Orchestra, Quartet for Piano & Strings, Dedicaçe for cello & piano and Tapestry II for solo piano 
 
Voices Across the Canyon, Canyon Records | 2001. My concerto for Native American Pow-wow drum ensemble and  orchestra is coupled with a variety of Canyon Record artists on this re-release of material from Two World Concerto. 
 
An American Requiem | 1998  Art Renaissance Foundation. Choeur Roland de Lassus de Paris, Ensemble Polyphonic de Versailles and Ensemble Polyphonique de Picardie, organist David Noel-Hudson. Recorded live at Cathedral de Saint-Eustache, Paris, conducted by the composer. 
 
Two World Concerto | *1997. Canyon Records; my works “Two World Concerto”, “Far From the Water,” and “Native Drumming” are performed by the Black Lodge Singers and Navaho flutist R. Carlos Nakai accompanied by the Canyon Symphony Orchestra; conducted by the composer.  
 
An American Requiem | *1996 Bonneville Worldwide Entertainment. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performing my requiem mass live at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.; conducted by the composer.   
 
Native Tapestry | *1993 Canyon Records. Navaho flutist R. Carlos Nakai performs my works Crow wing, Lake That Speaks and Spirit Call with the Tos ensemble and Two World Symphony with members of the Phoenix Symphony; I perform as pianist and conduct the chamber orchestra. 
 
Spirit Horses. Canyon Records. Navajo flutist R. Carlos Nakai performs my works Premonitions of Christopher Columbus, Tapestry V, and Colors Fall with the Tos ensemble and Spirit Horses with a contracted string orchestra; I perform as pianist and conduct the orchestra. 

 

An American Requiem | *1994 Qualiton Records. The ASU choirs and members of the Phoenix Symphony performing my requiem mass live at Symphony Hall in Phoenix, AZ; conducted by the composer.

New Music of the Southwest, 2004 |(non-commercial) Catalina Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Enrique Lasansky. This compact disc includes my Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra performed by Linda Doughty.

Native American Stories in Classical Flute Music | 2000. Flautist, Laurel Zucker performs my composition, Colors Fall. Available through Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company.

An American Patchwork | 1998  Michael Hester performs “The Seventh Healing Song.”

Sonata | 1997  Art Renaissance Foundation. My “Sonata” for two pianos is performed by Chantal de Salaberry and Walter Cosand; funded by the Belgian government.

Le Plus Beau Requiem Du Monde | 1997  EROL. The “Rex tremendae” from An American Requiem is included in this collage of Requiem movements conducted by Jean Pierre Loré , in performance at the Paris Palais du Sport. 

Daniel in the Lion's Den | 1994  Summit Records. Daniel Perantoni performing my work, Tapestry III  for tuba and digital synthesizers.

The Seventh Healing Song of John Joseph (Blue) | 1992  Joseph Wytko. ACA Digital. Joseph Wytko performing the work arranged for saxophone and tape.

Desert Songs/Metropolis | 1985  Orion Records. Glenn Hackbarth and I share this recording in which six of my songs, featuring poetry by R. Murray Schaeffer, Pedro Pietri, Faye Ran and Aaron Miller.  Performed by the Tos ensemble; I perform as pianist.

Duplex | 1983  Time Ghost Records. Two of my ensemble works This (a contracrostipunctus) and Music for Kleist (a collaboration) are performed by the Zeitgeist Ensemble; I perform as pianist.

Zeitgeist | 1981  Bowers, DeMars and Stockhausen. Sound Environment Records; My chamber work, Premonitions of Christopher Columbus, is performed by the ensemble; I perform as pianist for all of the works.

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Publications | Proulx Publishing Company | 1986-2005 (ASCAP affiliate) retains the copyrights on all works other than those listed below.

 

The River People | 2003  This DVD documentary Tohono O’odham people uses three of my compositions for Native American Flute.

The Seventh Healing Song of John Joseph (Blue) | 2002  is now published by Smooth Stone Publications.

Tapestry V | 1998 (a citation and recording) was selected by the editors of the Ferris Music Appreciation text.

Music: The Art of Listening (Brown & Benchmark, 4th ed.) to demonstrate intercultural trends in modern music; this text is used by over 350 colleges and universities throughout the U.S.

Tapestry III for Euphonium, a solo with tape | 1998  Published by Tuba and Euphonium Press Inc.

The Art of the Native American Flute | with R. Carlos Nakai, 1996  Along with supplementary materials provided by ehtno-musicologist, David McAllister and Ken Light, published by Canyon Records Inc.

An American Requiem | 1995  Published by Art Renaissance Foundation.

 

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performances

 

A Representative List of Recent Premiers and Performances. 

 

 

 

*February 10, 12 DESERT SOLITUDE (22') Concerto for Native American Flute and Orchestra (world premiere.) R. Carlos Nakai with the Tucson Symphony conducted by George Hanson, Tucson Arizona.

*November 9, 2011 MAGIC PASSES (9') A Double Concerto for Clarinet, Piano and Winds. (world premiere.) Robert Spring, Xi You and Peoples Liberation Army Band, at the China Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China.

*October 8, 2011 TAROT (34') for Native American Flute and String Quartet (world premiere.) R. Carlos Nakai with the Paul Neubauer Quartet for the Sedona Chamber Music Society concert series, Sedona Arizona.

September 1, 4, 2011 INTERMEZZO (8') for String Orchestra (U.S. premiere) Borivoj Martinic- Jercic and the Red Rocks Strings conducted by the composer at the Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) in Scottsdale Arizona and Sedona Creative Life Center in Sedona, Arizona.

Additional concerts by the string ensemble I Solisti di Zagreb took place throughout the year in Croatia at Rijeka, Slavonski Brod, Zadar, Slavonska Pezega, and Zagreb.

August 4, 2011 THIS (10') a Contracrostipunctus for Marimba Vibraphone and Piano. This video-art project by the Zeitgeist Ensemble of Minneapolis and produced by Michael Hazard was newly released on YouTube.  

http://youtu.be/3D7IAZFjfwc

April 5, 6, 7, 12, 14 SABAR (30') Concerto for African Drum Ensemble and Orchestra.

The Greensboro Symphony orchestra conducted by Nate Beversluis, (mvt. 3). in Greensboro, North Carolina.

March 20, 2011 PREMONITIONS OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (15') for Native American Flute, Clarinet, Cello, Percussion and Piano. R. Carlos Nakai with the Williamson Ensemble for the Albiquiu Chamber Music Festival at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

February 24, 2011 TWO WORLD CONCERTO (30') for Native American Flute and Orchestra. R. Carlos Nakai with the University of Utah Philharmonia conducted by Robert Baldwin at Libby Gardner Concert Hall in Slat Lake City, Utah.

February 5, 2011 TWO WORLD CONCERTO (30') for Native American Flute and Orchestra. R. Carlos Nakai with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra conducted by Francis Wada at the Center for the Performing Arts and Education, Punta Gorda, Florida.

 

*October 8 2010 TITO'S SAY (25') for Sop., Bar., soloists with Chorus and Orchestra, ASU Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Dr. Greg Gentry; premiere of new 5th movement, soprano solo, "Her Secret Love."

December 4, 5 2010 GUADALUPE a n OPERA in TWO ACTS (80') concert version featuring John Horton Murray at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Brooklyn NY conducted by Phil Nuzzo.

*May 1 2010 TITO'S SAY (25') for Sop., Bar., soloists with Chorus and Orchestra New York Choral Society with the Brooklyn Philharmonic conducted by John Daly Goodwin.

*PROVENCE

 

 

Past performances by genre

Orchestral

 

Two World Concerto (featuring R. Carlos Nakai) |

The California Symphony   Conducted by Barry Jekowski, Sacramento, CA 1/16-18/05.

New Mexico Symphony   Albuquerque, NM, September, 2004

Wuppertal Symphony   Conducted by George Hansen, Wuppertal Germany, 2002

San Juan Symphony   Durango, CO, October 2003.

The Anchorage Symphony   Conducted by Randall Fleischer, 2/22/03

Chicago Sinfonietta    Conducted by Paul Freeman at Symphony Hall, Chicago 1/23/02

The Flagstaff Symphony   Conducted by Randall Fleischer, 2/07/01

Bardavon Opera House    Poughkeepsie N.Y, conducted by Randall Fleischer in November, 2000.

The Carmel Symphony   Carmel, Indiana in March. 2000.

National Flute Association National Conference Gala Concert   Featuring R. Carlos Nakai with members of the Phoenix Symphony conducted by the composer at Symphony Hall, Phoenix; AZ  8/13/98.

Music Eduacators National Conference   National Convention   The ASU Orchestra conducted by Tim Russell. Symphony Hall, Phoenix, AZ; 4/ 17, 1998.

ASU Orchestra   Conducted by Tim Russell at Gammage Auditorium, Tempe, AZ; 4/ 21, 1998.

The Anchorage Symphony   Conducted by George Hanson, Anchorage, Alaska; 3/06/98.

The California Symphony   Conducted by Barry Jekowski, Sacramento, CA January; 1994.

The Tucson Symphony   Conducted by Robert Bernhardt,Tucson, AZ; January, 1995.

The Saskatoon Symphony   Saskatchewan, Canada; February, 1994.

San Juan Symphony   Durango, CO, October 2003 and March, 1994.

The Phoenix Symphony   Four performances on Los Angeles tour conducted by James Sedares; spring, 1993.

 

Native Drumming

The Phoenix Symphony conducted by Clotilde Otranto.with the Black Lodge Singer.

USIS Orchestra (US State Department concert) featuring the Black Lodge Singers conducted by Bill Reber, Skopje, Macedonia; March 3, 1998.

 

Spirit Horses

The Tucson Symphony   Conducted by George Hanson; January 1997.

The Minnesota Orchestra   Minneapolis, MN; November 18,1993.

The Anderson Symphony   Anderson, IA; May 6, 1995.

The Third International Flute Festival   members of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra; October 22, 1987.

Two World Symphony

The Tucson Symphony   Conducted by George Hanson,  January 1997.

 

Vocal

 

Requiem Performances: 

1994 Phoenix, AZ   Arizona State University Chorus and soloists with the Phoenix Symphony conducted by James DeMars at Symphony Hall, February, 2004.

1994 Paris, France   The UNESCO Choir at Eglise Saint-Louis d’Antin, Paris, France; June 3,1994.

1994 San Francisco, CA   The Classical Philharmonic conducted by Lawrence Kohl at St. Mary’s Basilica, June 8.

1995 Washington, D.C.   The Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring soloists Audrey Luna, Linda Childs, Robert  Breault and Simon Estes, conducted by James DeMars at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,Washington, DC.; August 4/5 1995

1995 New York, NY   The Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring soloists Audrey Luna, Linda Childs, Robert Breault and Simon Estes, conducted by James DeMars at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY; August 8/9 1995.

1996 La Crosse, WI   The University of Wisconsin, La Crosse faculty and students conducted by Paul Rusterholz; April 21, 1996.

1996 Salt Lake City, UT   The Utah Symphony and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir soloists Audrey Luna, Linda Childs, Robert Breault and Simon Estes, conducted by James DeMars. Selected for the prestigious Tanner Gift of Music Concerts at the Tabernacle, Nov. 1/2 1996. 

1997 Paris, France   Choer et Orchestre Franç ais D’Oratorio presenting a movement for La plus beau requiem du monde (a “composite” requiem) performed by a massed choir conducted by Jean Pierre Loré at the Palais des Sports (Paris Sports Arena), June 15, 1997.

 1997 Paris, France   Choeur Franç cais d’Oratorio with members of the Orchestre d’Paris, James DeMars  conducting at Eglise de la Trinité, December 1/3, 1997. 

1998 Paris, France   Choeur Roland de Lassus de Paris featuring Jo Ann Pickens with organist David Noël Hudson, James DeMars conducting at Eglise Saint-Eustache, October 8/9, 1998.

2002 Quebec, Canada   Faculty and students of Laval Universityconducted by Madame Maisson-Bourque, April 15, 2002.

2002 Phoenix, AZ   The Phoenix Symphony and Arizona Opera Orchestra featuring soloists Isola Jones and Robert Breault, James DeMars conducting at Symphony Hall, Sept. 11, 2002. 

2004 Scottsdale, AZ   The Arizona Masterworks Chorale, Darryl Rowader conducting at Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Sept. 11 2004.

2006 Phoenix, AZ   The Arizona Masterworks Chorale with organ, piano and percussion, featuring soloists Jennifer Nagy,Isola Jones, Ricardo Peralta and Robert Barefield, conducted James DeMars conducting at Trinity Cathedral, Sept. 10/11 2006.

 INSTRUMENTATION | 2 Fls, 2 Obs, 2 Cls, 2 Bsns, 2 Hns, 2 Tpts, 3Trbns. Timp, 2 Perc, and Strings.

 

Anthem for the United Nations , Chorus and Orchestra

The Classical Philharmonic (San Leandro, CA) conducted by Lawrence Kohl. June, 1995

The Catalina Chamber Orchestra conducted by Enrique Lasansky in Tucson, AZ; November 4,5 1995.

Tito's Say   Soprano, Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra

The New York Choral Society   Carnegie Hall,conducted by Jack Goodwin; April 24, 1992.

The Prophet   Soprano, Chorus and Orchestra

New Classics Singers conducted by Lee Kesselman   Wheaton, IL; November 1994.

Macalester College Orchestra and Festival Choir   St. Paul, MN.; November 11, 12, 1990.

Chamber Music

 

Arias for Brass   

The St. Louis Brass Quintet   The International Brass Festival in Athens, GA. 3/15,18,20/ 01 and over 50 performances on Mid-western College Tours 2002, 2003, 2004.

 

Night Speech II

Daniel Perantoni   Soporo, Tokyo, and Osaka, Japan; summer 1989.

 

Premonitions of Christopher Columbus

The Society of Composers regional conference.   U. of NM; the ASU New Music Ensemble, Spring, 1994.

Tos Ensemble | Mexico tour in Cuernavaca, Morelos, and Mexico City at Instituto Politechnico Nacional (televised)  Sala Ollin Yoliztli, Centro Cultural; fall 1986.

 

Sonata

Chantal de Salaberry/DeMars   For the Musiques d’été Music Festival | Biarritz, France; June 25,1998.

ASU New Music Ensemble, Carr (graduate student)/DeMars   ASU, Tempe, AZ; March 6, 1998.

Salaberry /Walter Cosand at the Philharmonia   Ekaterinburg, Russia; December.12,1998.

Salaberry/Cosand   At the American Consulate in Brussels, Belgium; December.16,1997.

Salaberry/Cosand   At Chateau Valduc, Hamme-Mille, Belgium; June 1, 1996.

 

Tapestry II

Tatiana Maistrouk   For the Musiques d’été Festival in Biarritz, France; 7/2/98

Caio Pagano   For the Santos International Festival, Brazil; August 6/10, 1997.

Caio Pagano   Oporto, Spain; October 29, 1995.

Caio Pagano   Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil; August 10/14, 1995.

 

The Seventh Healing Song of John Joseph (Blue)

Eric Hoover  The New Zealand Flute Society June 1, 1997.

35 performances on East Coast tours; fall 1983 and fall 1985.

John Barcelona   West coast tour; spring, 1988.

Dawn Weiss   The South American Flute Convention and South American tour; summer, 1988.

Don Sinta   The University of Michigna, Ann Arbor, MI, spring 1987.

Jan Weller   The Walker Art Center, Mpls. MN; September, 1986.

Amy Potter   Carnegie Recital Hall, NY, NY, fall 1986. 

Projects

The Virgin of Guadalupe (Nican Mopohua): This two-act opera (approx. 90 minutes of music) underwritten by Canyon Records is currently scheduled for Dec. 2007 at the Mesa Art Center.  The opera features mezzo, tenor, bass, coloratura soprano, Native American Flute, Native American male singer, chorus, Aztec dancers and chamber orchestra (flute, oboe, 2 horns, 2 didgeridoos, conch shells, Native American percussion, African percussion, guitar, piano and strings).  The libretto is a balance of Spanish and English with sacred phrases in Nahuatl.  He has completed the libretto and the vocal music and continues to work on the orchestration. The soloists and chorus of the western operatic tradition are to be integrated with Native American artists provided by Canyon Records.

 

Sonata for Cello and Piano (22’). This transcription of his violin sonata was created for Caio Pagano and Thomas Landschoot

Tapestry IX for Unaccompanied Violin (10’). he worked with Boro Martinic to complete this work from last year.

Neon Babylon for Saxophone Quartet (15’). This work was revised in preparation for a recording by the Presidio Saxophone Quartet to be shared with a quartet by Judith Zaimont. This (a contracrostipunctus for Tuba ensemble) (7’).  This work was written for Sam Pilafian to be multi-tracked and performed by a single player.

Sonata for Violin and Piano (22’). He worked with Boro Martinic to complete this work from last year.

An American Requiem (75’). Transcription for piano, organ and percussion. This transcription was created for the Arizona Masterworks Chorale.

Native Drumming for Wind Ensemble and Native American Drum Ensemble (22’). He transcribed this work for the ASU Wind Ensemble.

  

Commissions and production grants:

Canyon Records: production funding for a production of Guadalupe, May. 2008.

Solisti di Zagreb (Chamber Instrumental Ensemble): they have commissioned a transcription of his violin concerto for Boro Martinic for May 2008.

Phoenix Boys Choir: 15’ for January 2009.

 

Recordings

 

Voyageur - (CD, 2006) Canyon Records featuring Udi Bar-David and R. Carlos Nakai; arrangements of his works,  LakeThat Speaks and Crow Wing.

DVD: Saint Louis Brass - Live in Concert; 2006, includes his quintet, Arias.

Discovery (2006, Summit Records) Thomas Bacon, horn and Caio Pagano, piano. This CD presents his work, Dedicaçe, in two versions. In the second version he read a voice-over the Murray Schaffer text that inspired the work.

Neon Babylon – recording in progress by the Presidio Saxophone Quartet.

Spirit Horses, Premonitions of Christopher Columbus – recording in progress; Native American flutist, Dennis Sizemore and members of his ensemble are preparing a recording exclusively featuring his works for NAF.

 

Premieres

 

Sonata for Cello and Piano (22’) Thomas Landschoot and Caio Pagano at ASU, Katzin Hall. April 30.

An American Requiem (75’) Transcription replacing orchestra with Organ, Piano, Perc. September 10/11 . He conducted the Arizona Arts Chorale and Arizona Masterworks Chorale in performances featuring Isola Jones, Robert Barefield, Jennifer Nagy and Ricardo Pererra at Trinity Cathedral, Phoenix. 

Native Drumming (22') a transcription from orchestra to wind ensemble.

Oct. 14.  I sang with the Scabbyrobe family in this performance by the ASU Wind Ensemble, cond. by Gary Hill.

Tapestry IX for Solo Violin (10’)

Oct. 8. Katie McLinn at Phx. Art Museum. Oct. 8

Oct. 9. Boro Martinic at Katzin Hall, ASU.

 

Sonata for Violin and Piano (20’)

Oct. 9. Boro Martinic and Walter Cosand at Katzin Hall, ASU.

 

Other Performances

 

Sabar Concerto for African Drum Ensemble and Orchestra (25’)

The Winston-Salem Orchestra featuring Mark Sunkett, conducted by Robert Moody. Sept. 23/24/26.

Lake That Speaks (30’) for Native American Cedar Flute and Orchestra.

R. Carlos Nakai with the Bozeman Symphony. Oct. 28/29.

The Seventh Healing Song of John Joseph (Blue) (9') for Saxophone and Tape.

Nov. 27. Joseph Wytko at Paris Conservatory, Paris, France.

Nov. 28, Bourges, France

Sonata for Two Pianos (20’).

June 10. Chris Oldfather and Steven Stucki at Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, St. Paul, MN. 

Lux Aeterna (Mvt #13 from An American Requiem) arranged for a capella boy's choir.

June tour: Performed by the Phoenix Boys Choir in

Los Angeles

San Francisco

Medford, (OR)

Portland,(OR)

Eugene,(OR)

Seattle,

Vancouver

Salt Lake City at the ACDA reading session for boys and childrens choirs.

Freon Night (6') 2nd mvt. of Neon Babylon, quartet for saxophones

Presidio Quartet Midwest Tour 2006

October 28, 2006                Pratt , KS

October 29, 2006                Ogallala , NE

November 2, 2006              Pierre , SD

November 3, 2006              Redfield , SD

November 4, 2006              Dickinson , ND

November 5, 2006              Rugby , ND

November 6, 2006              Thief River Falls, MN

November 9, 2006              Park Rapids, MN

November 11, 2006            Watertown , SD

November 12, 2006            Redwood Falls, MN

November 13, 2006            Hutchinson , MN

November 14, 2006            Alexandria , MN

November 16, 2006            Sturgeon Bay , WI

November 17, 2006            Watertown , WI

November 18, 2006            Prairie Du Chien, WI

November 20, 2006            Washington , IA

November 21, 2006            Cedar Rapids , IA

Jan 29, 2006. St. Mark's Concert Series, The Presidio Saxophone Quartet at St. Marks United Methodist Church, Tucson, AZ

Feb 15, 2006 The Presidio Saxophone Quartet at Voyager Resort's Center Stage Entertainment (recital), Tucson, AZ

Feb 17, 2006 The Presidio Saxophone Quartet at Biennial Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance, University of Iowa, Iowa City.

Freon Night    Sept 14, 2006  The Presidio Saxophone Quartet at Pima Community College Center for the Arts (recital).

Freon Night    Oct 20, 2006   The Presidio Saxophone Quartet at 19th Annual Elisabeth Blanchard Caswell Memorial Concert, The Presidio Saxophone Quartet

First Baptist Church, Worcester, MA

Arias for Brass Quintet (15') St. Louis Brass Quintet performances:

Oct. 9  at Charles Johnson Theater, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri

Oct. 10 at Glenwood Middle School Auditorium, Glenwood, Iowa

Oct. 12 at Immanuel Lutheran Church sponsored by Waldorf College, Forest City, Iowa

Quartet for Piano and Strings (15')

Jan. 27, 2007 Tom Landschoot, Nancy Buck, Jonathan Swartz at the Phoenix Art Museum.

 

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