Appendix A. Suderburg Compositions by Type

A. Automobile orchestra
B. Band
C. Brass
D. Chamber music
E. Choral and vocal music
F. Concertos
G. Dissertation
H. Early works/school works
I. Orchestral music
J. Orchestrations
K. Piano music
L. Solo music
M. Theater/drama
N. Sketches

A. Automobile orchestra

Freeway concerto for amplified trombone and automobile orchestra. (Nov. 9-10, 1985)
Written for the Cal Arts 10th Annual Contemporary Music Festival as part of the New Music of America, the New Music of America Festival Orchestra, and Stuart Dempster.
1. Fanfare/cadenza, 2. Waltz/scherzo, 3. Lyric/song, 4. March/finale

Waltz and march of the autos: a concerto for trombone and automobile orchestra. (September 20, 1980)
Written for the first southern All-automobile Orchestra and Stuart Dempster (trombone). (CD S-36)

B. Band

Concert sets for band: a dark carnival in one movement. (August 10, 1973)
Commissioned by the Western Washington State College Band. (CD S-23)

C. Brass

Ceremonial music for brass quintet. (June 10, 1993) Commissioned by the Williams College Bicentennial Commission.

Fanfare for Bowdoin College for brass quartet. (October 5, 1993)
For the Bowdoin College Bicentennial Inaugural Convocation.

D. Chamber music

I Entertainments for violin and violincello. (1967, revised 1983, pub. 1984 by T. Presser)
Edited by Elaine Richey and Robert March, commissioned by New Dimensions of Music, Seattle. (CD S-15, S-16)
1. Adagio - presto, 2. Andante - allegro - andante, 3. With, and without measure

II Dramatic entertainments for string quartet. (1967, pub. 1989 by T. Presser)
Commissioned by the Philadelphia String Quartet. (CD S-06)
1. Motion outwards against downwards, 2. Motion of frenzy, 3. Motion of enfoldment, 4. End motion, 5. Motion towards freedom

III Nightset for trombone and piano. (1972, pub. 1980 by T. Presser)
1. Cry, man, 2. Its' been a long, long time, 3. Brother devil

IV Ritual series for percussion ensemble (7 players). (July 1975, pub. 1979 by T. Presser)
Commissioned by the Univ. o Michigan Percussion Ensemble (Charles Owen, Director).
1. Waves, 2. Symmetries, 3. Lyrics

V "Stevenson," for singer and string quartet and prerecorded tape. (Jan. 2, 1976)
Commissioned for Mary on her birthday, 1976, by James Semans. (Oversize)
1. Illinois '48, 2. Campaign '52, 3. Illinois '09, 4. Geneva '65

VI Three movements for viola and doublebass. (1979, premiered Jan. 30, 1980, pub. 1983 by T. Presser)
Commissioned by Sally Peck and Lynn Peters.
1. Dark procession, 2. Quiet song, 3. Lyric reflection

VII Ceremonies for trumpet and piano. (June 1984, pub. 1984 by T. Presser)
Edited by Ned Gardner, commissioned by the International Trumpet Guild.
1. Calls and echoes, allegro, 2. Calls and echoes, adagio, andante, 3. Procession, closing call

VIII Sonata for trumpet in C and piano. (Nov. 28, 1987, pub. 1988 by T. Presser)
Commissioned by the International Trumpet Guild.
1. Ballad, 2. Invocation, 3. Procession, 4. Departure

IX Breath and circuses for voice and trombone and piano. (July 24, 1991)
Commissioned for the 25th anniversary of the first concert of the Contemporary Group, Univ. of Washington.
1. Ringmaster's fanfare and parade, 2. Clown's scherzo, 3. Daring performer's waltz, 4. Clowns' adagio, 5. Breath and circuses depart

X Entertainment - sets for brass quintet. (pub. 2000 by T. Presser)
Commissioned by the New Mexico Brass Quintet.
1. Fanfare - antique, 2. Dances - blue, 3. Lament, 4. Finale

XI Strophes of night and dawn for brass quintet. (March 3, 1992, pub. 1997 by T. Presser)
Commissioned by the Florida State Brass Quintet.
1. Dusk, 2. Midnight dances (scherzo), 3. Darkest hour, 4. Dawn

E. Choral and vocal music

Bohemia '83 for 4 part men's choir. (1983) For the Uplifter's Camp '83.

Bohemia '83 for baritone and piano. (1983) For the Shoestring Camp '83.

Cantata I for soprano and chamber orchestra on the Revelation of St. John. (1963)
Dedicated to George Rochenberg. (CD S-05, S-15, S-18, S-31)
1. Prologue, 2. Strophe I, 3. Strophe II, 4. Strophes III and IV, 5. Strophes V, VI and VII

Cantata II for tenor (high voice) and chamber orchestra. (Apr. 15, 1964, rev. Jan. 10, 1965) (CD S-10)
1. Allegro, 2. Scherzo, 3. Adagio con moto, 4. Presto

Cantata for soprano and chamber orchestra. I, II, III, IV

Choruses on poems of Yeats for soprano, tenor, wind orchestra, choir, piano, and percussion. (Nov. 1966) Commissioned by the Philadelphia Musical Academy.
1. Those dancing days are gone, 2. Marching song, 3. Into the twilight, 4. Sweet dancer, 5. The second coming

Christmas carol settings, S.A.T.B., congregation and brass choir or organ. (pub. 1971 by T. Presser) (CD S-10)
1. Introduction - March of the three kings; O sanctissma, 2. The first nowell, 3. O little town of Bethlehem, 4. Joy to the world, 5. Reccessional - In dulci jubilo/Postlude - Lo, how a rose

Concert mass, S.A.T.B., a cappella. (1960, pub. 1967 T. Presser)
To the Bryn Mawr College Chorus and the Colgate College Choir. (CD S-03, S-05, S-17)

Five songs on 15th and 16th century lyrics for soprano, flute, clarinet in B flat, bassoon. (1960)
1. Proud distain, 2. But alas, 3. Fine knack for ladies, 4. Mourn, 5. The shepardess

Five story songs on native American texts for children for voice and piano. (June 30, 1996)
1. We shall live together, 2. When trouble comes to me, 3. The journey of a raindrop, 4. The cricket, 5. Time takes me on its wing

Seven expressions of poems by E.A. Robinson for piano and four soloists. (Jan.-Apr. 1957)

F. Concertos

Concerto for solo harp and orchestra. (1981, pub. 1982 T. Presser, rev. 1989)
Commissioned by and dedicated to Marilyn Costello. (CD S-37)
1. Cadenza - dark pageant - lyric, 2. Cadenza - night presto - meditation

Concerto: "within the mirror of time," for piano and orchestra. (Jly. 7, 1974) (CD S-07)
1. Lyric reflection, 2. Presto, 3. Ritual dance

Concerto for solo percussionist and orchestra. (1978, pub. 1984 by T. Presser)
Commissioned and dedicated to Michael Bookspan. Includes notes and preparations for lecture, "Sketches to premier: the origins of a percussion concerto."
1. Lament, 2. Lyrics, 3. Dance

Concerto: voyage de nuit d'apres Baudelaire for solo singer, solo instrumentalists, chamber orchestra.
Commissioned by the Piedmont Chamber Orchestra. (CD S-40)
Part I: 1. Prelude - la fin de la journee, 2. Vents du soir et dances de minuit; Part II: 3. Interlude - les tenebres, 4. Sombres abime; Part III: 5. Interlude - le flambeau vivant, 6. Aurore

G. Dissertation

Tonal cohesion in Schoenberg's twelve tone music. (1966)

H. Early works/school works

Adagio and allegro for horn and strings. (Sept. 27-Nov. 14, 1957)

Adagio and allegro for violin and violincello. (Apr. 1955)

Concert for orchestra. (Thesis, 1959)

Mut. for violin and piano. (1956)

Song of Ruth for soprano and organ. (Aug. 13, 1958)

Study for percussion. (May 1956)

I. Orchestral music

I Dramatic movements for orchestra. (May 1, 1969) (CD S-22)
I. Andante piu mosso, poco allegro, II. Presto, III. Adagio piu mosso, poco andante, IV. Adagio, allegro

III Winds/vents for orchestra. (March 20, 1973, rev. Jan. 20, 1981)
Commissioned by the Hindemith Foundation. (CD S-49)

J. Orchestrations

Beethoven. Sonata, op. 28 in D (exposition and development section) for string orchestra.

Beethoven. Sonata, op. 28, 4th movement for orchestra.

Hindemith. March, op. 30 from Ludis Tonalis (A and B section) for brass choir.

Prokofieff. Sonata no. 8, 3d movement for orchestra.

Ravel. Sonatine for string orchestra.

Scrizbyn. 10th piano sonata, op. 70 (introduction and first element) for woodwinds and brass, 2 flutes, english horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets, 2 horns.

K. Piano music

Dance variations for piano. (June 1-Aug. 5, 1959)

Piano concerto (two piano version).

Piano sonata. (1956)

Six moments for piano. (1966, pub. 1969 by T. Presser) (CD S-15, S-12)

Variations on folk themes for piano, four hands. (1957)

L. Solo music

I For violin. (1969, pub. 1971 by T. Presser) Commissioned by Irwin Eisenburg.
1. Towards variation, 2. Towards song, 3. Towards dance, 4. Closing, alone

II For viola, Ritual cycle of lyrics and dances. (Sept. 6, 1988, rev. Nov. 1989, ed. and rev. Nov. 3, 1990, pub. 1990 by T. Presser)
Written for Donald McInnes with support from the NEA.
1. Opening lyrics, first dance, 2. Second lyric, 3. Central dance, 4. Final lyric, 5. Closing dance

III For solo clarinet in B flat, "Bill at Colonus," (musical journeys in celebration of Bill Smith's 70th). (Aug. 1996, pub. 1998 by T. Presser)
Edited by William O. Smith.
1. Journey from the 50's and 60's, 2. Journey from the 70's, 3. Journey from the 90's to beyond

M. Theater/drama

"Show" for kid and orchestra. (Aug. 25, 1970)
Script: Wayne Johnson. Commissioned by the Washington State Cultural Enrichment Program for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and the Spokane Symphony Orchestra. (CD S-34) (Oversize)

The cycle of spring. (1958) (CD S-02)

The Merchant of Venice. (1961)

Montiverdi: prologue to Orfeo, arranged for chamber orchestra.
(Located in the Berkshire Symphony Library, Bernhard Rm. 202)

N. Sketches

Spiral notebooks.

Robert C. Suderburg Papers, 1951-2000


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